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This Week in Food History: Why is the Rum Gone?!

June 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll cover an alcohol ban, the creation of the pop-up toaster and the death of a man who forever changed the way food was packaged.


Q&A: Code Assurance/Code Detection with Videojet's Mark Breunig

June 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Food Manufacturing recently had the chance to connect with Mark Breunig, Videojet North American Product Manager, Continuous Ink Jet, for a Q&A on the topic of code assurance/code detection.


Do Your Business Processes Need a Spring Cleanup? Ask These 4 Questions

June 1, 2015 10:30 am | by Jeff Frankel

What better time to review your business processes and determine if they are really working across the enterprise. Ask yourself these 4 questions to see how much spring cleaning you really need to do to make the most of 2015.


Tips For Taking Your ERP Paperless

May 29, 2015 2:15 pm | by Alyssa Kadansky

So you've implemented an ERP solution to help streamline your financial processes. But maybe you want to take your ERP solution one step further and help your office go completely paperless.


How to Grow Smarter in the Foodservice Distribution Industry

May 29, 2015 7:05 am | by Vishal Asatkar, Director, Business Solutions Consulting at Zilliant

On a global scale, foodservice distribution companies are facing massive industry disruption. M&A activity, cash and carry, private-label product competition and a customer landscape shifting toward consolidation are pushing company leaders to find new, innovative strategies for profitable growth.


Refrigeration For the Future: Low-Charge Refrigerated Packaged Equipment

May 28, 2015 1:50 pm | by Chuck Taylor, Todd Allsup, Stellar

Due to its phaseout, an alphabet soup of replacement refrigerants has been developed to replace R-22 in existing chillers. However, most of these alternatives have drawbacks.


Why Educating Employees on Email Best Practices Should be a Top Priority for Food Manufacturers

May 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Ronald J. Levine, Co-Chair Litigation Department, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Employees of a typical food manufacturer send and receive thousands of emails every day. However, it can take only one bad email — whether from the present or the past — to bring down an entire company. In one informal message, an employee can unknowingly express an opinion on the company’s liability, falsely implicate the company in wrongful conduct or make an admission which binds the company to an unfavorable position.


When is Sanitation Not Pest Management?

May 28, 2015 7:45 am | by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services

Reduction of food, water and shelter is a critical component of food facility pest management programs. However, there can be times that the type of cleaning strategies that are used to eliminate food can be detrimental to pest control efforts.


Questions and Answers: Labeling

May 27, 2015 1:15 pm | by David L. Ter Molen, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP

David L. Ter Molen, Partner and member of the Food Industry Team at Chicago law firm Freeborn & Peters LLP discusses some of the latest topics and trends when it comes to labeling in the food industry in this Q&A.


The Importance of Laboratory Testing for Food Production

May 27, 2015 12:50 pm | by Naovarat Dachprasart, R&D Chemist, SGS Food Safety Services

Laboratory testing is an important process, which relies on scientific analysis to identify problems with food products. It provides analytical data on the quality of a product or production process to support quality control in the HACCP system.


Vision, Response Critical for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity

May 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights

As economies become more global, supply chains have become more complicated. This places even greater emphasis on continuity as a strategic operational element.


This Week in Food History

May 27, 2015 9:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Today, Food Manufacturing is starting its weekly Food History report, where we will reference some of the most notable events to have happened in the food industry. From the introduction of Jell-O to the first automatic soda dispenser, read on to see what important events happened this week.


Industry Insider: Processors Must Embrace New Spice Application Methods to Respond to Consumer Flavor Demands

May 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Ryan Till, Product Manager — Packaging Materials, Flavorseal

Seasoning transfer is a recent innovation that addresses the challenges associated with applying flavors to proteins on the production line.


Keeping Up With the Innovative World of Labeling

May 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Yann Renard, Business Development Manager — Labelers, Sidel North America

For long-term success, manufacturers must ensure that their labels are attractive and sustainable and that their manufacturing processes are efficient. While achieving synergy between all of these labeling needs is complex, it is not impossible. Innovative technology and techniques are making it easier to accomplish.


May/June Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry

May 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this five-part series, we ask: What are the latest trends in conveying related to the food industry?


Complexity of E-Commerce Supply Chain Raises the Stakes For Manufacturers

May 26, 2015 4:00 pm | by PACK EXPO, PMMI

With 131,447 U.S. businesses selling their products online, revenues near $298 billion and an annual growth rate close to 6 percent, the e-commerce supply chain’s growing volume is complemented by increased complexity.


Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 5

May 26, 2015 11:00 am

Generally speaking when it comes to food production, no two applications are alike. There’s always going to be differences, no matter how subtle, that will affect the supporting equipment, such as conveyors.


The Web Is Wide and So Are Cyber-Attacks

May 22, 2015 12:40 pm | by Tammy Incapreo

A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.


PACK EXPO Case History: Flexible, Adaptable Cartoner Serves Pie Maker a Bigger Slice of Success

May 22, 2015 7:45 am | by PACK EXPO, PMMI

Manufacturers must continuously evaluate production lines and enhance efficiency — all while protecting quality, meeting regulatory demands and, ultimately, ensuring customer satisfaction. This is especially true in the food industry, where companies face increasing competition and a growing demand for a variety of products. Find out how a pie manufacturer more than doubled productivity with technology found at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.


First Mobile App For Trucking Industry

May 21, 2015 1:55 pm | by Total Quality Logistics

Voice search is fast, convenient and helps alleviate typos on small mobile device screens. And now it’s available to truck drivers on the road searching for loads to haul. 



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