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Twenty-five percent of  shoppers seek local products on grocery shelves. According to Food Marketing Institute data, this number is up from 13 percent since 2007. In a New York Times article this week, the research firm Packaged Facts predicts...
A "unicorn" in startup lingo is a privately held company valued at $1 billion or more. Blue Apron is one of those companies, and they're disrupting and redefining the food industry supply chain. According to Fortune's recent profile, Blue Apron...
Robots are introducing new ways to process and package food that improve food safety and sanitation -- and they present an opportunity to delegate jobs that are ergonomically difficult and dangerous for human workers. Overall, the food industry has...
Enterprise cloud computing pioneered by Salesforce and Amazon Web Services has been around for over a decade. With the advent of Web 2.0, however, cloud technology has developed exponentially and is becoming increasingly useful in all kinds of industries, including...
The last FSMA final rule has passed, and many manufacturers, especially the largest ones, may face a bumpy road to compliance. Safety is a primary concern, and food safety depends most on a clean environment. Here are some basic...
In these days of manufacturing transparency, if you put it on a label, it's got to be true. Labels that claim to be "clean" must, of course, know the ingredients in their foods. They also have to know those...
By Derek Lammel, Reliability Engineer, Dynapar What is condition-based monitoring (CBM)? With demand for food and beverage at an all-time high, production facilities must do all they can to reduce downtime. It is critical to not only keep up with demand...
Effective immediately, food companies may label as simply "non-GMO" any meat, poultry, and dairy products that were not made or fed with genetically modified or bioengineered ingredients. In a recent Federal Register notice, the new guideline was opened for comment and may...
FSMA’s seventh final rule (as of May 27, 2016) governs mitigation strategies for preventing intentional adulteration of food in slaughter and processing facilities. Under this rule, your security measures must account for, among other things, all personnel and visitors passing...
According to a Bloomberg report, Nestle scientists have discovered a new method to reduce sugar in chocolate by up to 40%. Chief Technology Officer Stefan Catsicas told Bloomberg that the company has developed a way to alter the structure...

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Food Industry

The pace of change in the food industry is faster than ever, and it keeps accelerating. Much of the pressure comes from constantly changing...

Continuous License Monitoring: Myth vs. Fact

Ebook Sponsored by SuperVision Driver safety is the biggest source of fleet liability risk. Whether a business has a fleet of trucks or just one...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...
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3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Plant

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...