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One Ingredient at a Time, Consumers are Changing the Food Industry

May 21, 2015 | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Consumers are learning to voice their concerns through social media, advocacy groups, consumer surveys and petitions — announcing to the food industry exactly what they want and do not want in their food supply. But are food companies listening?

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Four Steps For Unlocking Truth About Plant Performance

October 7, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jeffrey Ladner & Mike Matlock

To unlock the truth about manufacturing performance and to reap the benefits of the Industrial Internet, organizations should consider these four steps.


The Importance Of Promoting Employment Through Manufacturing Career Pathways

October 7, 2015 1:00 pm | by Deborah Kobes

As reshoring efforts increase, more skilled workers are needed.


3 Reasons eCommerce Should Be On Every Manufacturer's Agenda

October 6, 2015 1:30 pm | by Ian O’Brien

Modern day technology is making B2B eCommerce platform adoption an easier transition and more manageable change for manufacturers across the globe. 


Enterprise Labeling for a Connected, Flexible and Efficient Supply Chain

October 5, 2015 1:45 pm | by Josh Roffman, VP Product Management, Loftware

Companies are beginning to understand that they need to develop a labeling strategy alongside their supply chain strategy. They are working toward identifying a solution to meet all of the challenges of functioning in today’s global supply chain. This new focus on the strategic value of labeling has required a different and innovative approach to labeling called “Enterprise Labeling.”


Five Hot Packaging Trends to Take Advantage of with Decorative Netting

October 5, 2015 1:30 pm | by Lisa Vacco-Orlowski, Product Manager, Flavorseal

Packaging design, especially for food products, has to be a careful process, requiring thoughtful selection of materials, consideration of proper labeling requirements and brand messaging. The challenge to food processors is how to update current packaging enough to demonstrate product innovation without starting completely over with the packaging design process.


HVLS FANS: Your HVAC System’s Best Friend

October 5, 2015 9:30 am | by Dan Anderson

Whether it's done through a stand-alone HVAC system, a set of conventional ceiling fans or multiple floor fans, traditional methods of moving air in many commercial buildings and warehouses often fall short when trying to maximize airflow and employee productivity. 


Packaging Trends: Key Findings from The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Research

October 2, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kyle Lawrence, Process Engineer, Stellar

The Stellar team is settling back into the office after exhibiting at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas. While packaging is fresh on our minds, let’s examine some fascinating packaging research released by The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies earlier this week.


PROCESS EXPO Q&A: IFS North America's Marcus Novy Talks Enterprise Software for the Food & Beverage Industry

October 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

At last month's PROCESS EXPO, Food Manufacturing had the opportunity to check in with Marcus Novy, Regional Account Manager, IFS North America, to discuss trends and topics surrounding enterprise software for the food and beverage industry.


3 Keys To Making The IIOT Work Continuously

October 1, 2015 1:15 pm | by John Fryer

As the number of sensors and control points proliferates dramatically through the deployment of successive generations of industrial automation systems, centralized points of control will no longer be feasible.


Ways To Protect Your Warehouse From Water Damage

September 30, 2015 8:45 am | by Bill Robinson, DKI Services Commercial Solutions VP of Operations

For any structure, unchecked water can be devastating. In fact, by many estimates, water is the single biggest cause of commercial property damage.


Workplace Safety In A Digital Age

September 28, 2015 1:15 pm | by Workplace Safety In A Digital Age

Today, with a workforce that is more distributed and more mobile than ever before, safety managers are facing huge communication barriers.


10 Tips for Improving Food Safety Throughout Supply Chains

September 24, 2015 9:30 am | by Chris Morrison, Chief Marketing Officer, Trace One

It has been over 20 years since September was named National Food Safety Month, and food safety is more important than ever. With that in mind, Chris Morrison, Chief Marketing Officer of supply chain transparency software provider Trace One, shares his top 10 tips for improving food safety throughout supply chains.


Cybersecurity Implications To Manufacturing’s IT/OT Convergence

September 24, 2015 8:20 am | by Derek Harp

Threats to the control systems of manufacturing equipment are now a daily occurrence. In fact, cyberattacks against industrial control systems more than doubled in 2014.


Orkin Seasonal Pest Control Series — Fall: Small Pests, Big Dangers

September 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E. Director of Quality Systems, Orkin, LLC

What does your food processing facility have in common with pests? You may be thinking, “Hopefully, not a whole lot.” But some pests actually place the same high value on ingredients that you do. In fact, some pests take ingredients as seriously as the entire food processing industry.


How Millennials Can Help Manufacturers Adapt To Change

September 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Scott Stone

Shifting workforce demographics will significantly alter the manufacturing landscape now and into the future. Here's how to recruit, train and work alongside Millennial workers to come out a step ahead.


5 Questions Every Food Business Needs to Ask about Added Sugars

September 22, 2015 1:00 pm | by Roger Legg and Beth Vessels, RL Food Testing Laboratory

In March 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its proposal for updating the Nutrition Facts label that appears on most food packages in the U.S. Perhaps the most contested aspect of the FDA’s proposal for the new label is added sugars. As much of the food industry is now preparing for the likely change, there are five important questions about added sugars for food manufacturers to consider.


The Internet Of Things In Distribution Operations

September 22, 2015 9:00 am | by Rudi Lueg

The IoT is the next tech revolution. It has game-changing potential for warehouses that implement highly intelligent materials handling equipment and sensors, allowing them to be more efficient, cost-effective and productive.


ERP Lessons Learned

September 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by Ryan Swain

In today's real-time economy, a process manufacturer's success is dependent on anticipating problems and preparing for prevention and resolutions.


FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule Now Final: What You Need to Know

September 18, 2015 2:00 pm | by Joe Bove, PE, Vice President, Design, Stellar

Following several years of FDA outreach and industry input, the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now officially final. The rule implements elements from the original proposal in 2013 as well as supplemental proposals since then. Several things have changed as a result.


Q&A: Managing and Coming Back from a Food Recall

September 18, 2015 1:00 pm | by Food Manufacturing

2015 has seen a number of widely publicized food recalls in various categories. Food Manufacturing recently spoke with Angela Fernandez, vice president of retail grocery and foodservice at GS1 US, and she shared her insights on food recalls.



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