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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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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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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

March 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Tom Grace

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a problem that continues to rise each year; currently, it is estimated to make up five to seven percent of world trade or $1.77 trillion in 2015.

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Managing Food and Beverage Supply in a Constrained World: Segmenting Your Suppliers

March 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by Dave Donnan, Partner and Leader of A.T. Kearney’s Global Food and Beverage Practice

Due to a series of supply-and-demand pressures — from a growing middle class in developing markets to increasing weather volatility — the global food industry is rapidly transforming. As a result, leading food and beverage companies are rethinking their supplier relationships

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Assessing Structural Damage: Your No. 1 Priority After Disaster Strikes

March 20, 2015 8:00 am | by Johnny Johnson, VP of Field Services, Stellar

After a disaster, your food processing plant must get up and running again as soon as possible. Making moves to clean up or sweep debris may be a tempting first response, but it could be deadly. Instead, you must assess for structural damage first.

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Is Your Efficiency Tracking System Actually Efficient?

March 19, 2015 7:55 am | by Jack Payne, Vice President of Solution Consulting for Process Manufacturing, Aptean

Process manufacturers are under constant pressure to meet compliance, lower costs and maximize efficiency. All too often manufacturers, unfortunately, lack the tools needed to deliver on these goals, struggling to guess at the inefficiencies in what is typically a paper-driven and error-prone manual process.

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The Impact of Online Pest Management

March 18, 2015 1:00 pm | by Chad Gore, PhD, Rentokil Regional Technical Director

At the heart of an effective integrated pest management program is the interaction and cooperation that takes place between the food manufacturer and the pest control provider, which is one of the main reasons that moving from a paper-based logbook to an online pest management system can deliver huge benefits.

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The Latest Ingredient for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Efficiency – The Cloud

March 18, 2015 8:50 am | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor

The food and beverage industry remains a highly competitive and fast-paced environment. Manufacturers must continue to invest in updated technology and processes or they will eventually fall behind. Deploying critical business applications in the cloud could be a viable solution for manufacturers to increase profitability and maintain growth, while still being cautious of underlying costs.

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