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Are You in Compliance? OSHA's 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards.

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Q&A: Plant Safety, Security Surrounding Food Facilities

March 30, 2015 10:50 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Food Manufacturing spoke with Terry Smith, Executive Vice President of Operations at Jack Link's Beef Jerky, and Kip Dowding, Manager at A.T. Kearney's Strategic Operations Practice, to discuss trends and topics related to plant safety and security in the food manufacturing industry.

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Forget Zipcar: Contract Manufacturing Pioneered Sharing Economy

March 30, 2015 8:10 am | by Nelson Alor, Manager, Contract Manufacturing, Tetra Pak Inc.

Contract packaging has proven to be a boon for the food and beverage industry and for innovation in processing and packaging. The lowered entry barriers such companies offer pave the way for first adopters to select state-of-the-art processing and innovative packages without taking the plunge and investing in a new line.

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Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

​Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with our sister publication, Manufacturing Business Technology, recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

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From Farm to Table: How Product Lifecycle Management Serves Up Your Chicken Sandwich

March 27, 2015 12:40 pm | by John Kelley, Vice President of Product Value Chain Strategy and Kerrie Jordan, Director of Product Value Chain Marketing, Oracle

Ever wonder how your lunch was made? How did that meal end up on the plate in front of you?  Given all the ingredients, equipment, data, processes and players involved, few can tell the whole story. But one type of enterprise software has recorded every detail –- product lifecycle management. 

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No.1

March 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research

The following is the last installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, we reveal No.1.

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Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 4

March 27, 2015 9:15 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, Tetra Pak Inc., U.S. & Canada

In the final installment of this four-part series, we ask: which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

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Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 3

March 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by Sean Brady, Marketing Director, Ready Meals / Case Ready, Sealed Air’s Food Care Division

In the third part of this four-part series, we ask: which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 2

March 26, 2015 1:15 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research

The following is the fourth installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, we reveal No.2.

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Large-Packaged Goods & Robinson-Patman: Manufacturers Beware

March 26, 2015 10:20 am | by Ryan Marth and Steve Safranski, Attorneys at Robin Kaplan

There is evidence that large-packaged goods, such as mayo, came into existence to help warehouse stores get around the Robinson-Patman Act’s price equality provision, which requires manufactures to provide products of like grade and quality to competing buyers at equal prices, subject to some exceptions.

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Supply Availability for Food and Beverage will Trump Price: Manage Your Supplier Relationships

March 26, 2015 8:45 am | by Dave Donnan, Partner and Leader of A.T. Kearney’s Global Food and Beverage Practice

Building strategic supply relationships today can give companies a disproportionate advantage as global forces impact resource availability, commodity availability, and pricing and consumer tastes. But at the same time determining when and with whom to partner be a fundamental challenge for food industry executives. Here are some examples of companies that are thinking about supply partnerships strategically.

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In The News: The Heinz-Kraft Merger

March 25, 2015 12:12 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out everything you need to know about Wednesday's big announcement by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 3

March 25, 2015 8:45 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research

The following is the third installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, Greg discusses No. 3.

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USDA Develops New Poultry Vaccine, Incorporates New Testing Standard

March 25, 2015 8:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

U.S. Agriculture Department scientists recently announced a new vaccine to protect chickens against a pair of potentially fatal diseases.

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Meat Industry Exec: Federal Panel Inconsistent in Developing Dietary Guidelines

March 24, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A meat industry trade group official on Tuesday reiterated the group's concerns about proposed federal dietary guidelines and suggested the committee charged with developing the recommendations applied evidence inconsistently.

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Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 2

March 24, 2015 12:35 pm | by Ryan Till, Product Manager — Packaging Materials, Flavorseal

In the second part of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

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In The News: Arsenic in Wine

March 24, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

A lawsuit filed in California last week alleging that high levels of arsenic were found is some California-made wines resulted in plenty of headlines. Find out more by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 4

March 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research

The following is the second installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, Greg discusses number four.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Revamping Your Supply Chain Networks

March 23, 2015 2:20 pm | by Bob Farrell

Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why.   

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Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To?

March 23, 2015 1:10 pm | by Hugh Lenz, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials

In the first part of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 5

March 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research

This week, Food Manufacturing is counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers. Today, we start with calibration functionality.

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