Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The implementation of new FSMA rules requires leaders in the food processing industry to be more prepared than ever. Preventing problems before they begin defines every new set of compliance measures. Within those rules, proactive attention to food safety...
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...
The major recall by CRF Frozen Foods this week has been a long time coming. According to NPR, new CDC tools that track the sequenced genome of listeria recognize in this latest cluster of illnesses, matches from bacteria that has...
Changing American demographics hold strong implications for manufacturers, Food Processing reported today. Age, growing minority populations, and evolving family structures increasingly determine how food is developed, produced, packaged, and sold. Nutrition, portability, and transparency are top priorities for Millennial and Generation...
Millennial demand for transparency in food may be one driver of innovation in today's thermal processing and packaging. According to Food Engineering, canning processes of the past produced mushy, oversalted, and flavorless - albeit, safe - food. Today's sensors, controls,...
Things get smarter every day. More and more objects contain embedded technology that communicates, senses, or interacts with its own internal states or the external environment. Gartner estimates there are currently 6.4 billion devices connected to the Internet, and that...
Looking to cut your food processing operating costs? Consider relocating to Great Falls, Montana. According to a new study, annual operating costs for a 325-person food processing plant are 25% lower in Great Falls than they are in Boston. This...
In her monthly FoodBev Media column, Imbibe Marketing Coordinator Ilana Orlovsky highlights five functional ingredients she believes may be poised for growth as consumer demand increases for better-performing food products. Orlovsky cites factors like versatility, cost-effectiveness, supply chain feasibility, and...
The FDA yesterday released draft guidance for public comment that provides "practical, voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry." Short-term (two-year) and long-term (10-year) voluntary targets aim for a daily sodium intake of 2,300 milligrams per day, down from a...
Whether you make use of ERP, HMI, MES, QMS, or FSQA applications, the right software can enable you to better document and share your processes, trace your supply chains, and take preventive and corrective action. Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor...

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