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Malnutrition affects more than 2 billion people. Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan are seeking long term solutions to help to alleviate the increasing micronutrient malnutrition problem by enriching food grains with essential micronutrients.
If you embrace lean manufacturing as part of your company’s overall business strategy, long-term strategic benefits are possible including increased profits, decreased costs, and long-term efficiency gains.
The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing activity becoming the norm. However, there’s good news to share.
A European rule requiring restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets — or anyone else mass-producing meals — to list any of 14 allergens that might appear on their menus is being met with confusion.
John Sulton and his partner, Rob Walenta, operate Scissortail Farms on a 7.5-acre site west of Tulsa. In recent weeks they started growing 50 varieties of lettuce including kale, chard, mustard greens and arugula in their 26,800-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse.
Privacy breaches are very real and can result in physical or intellectual theft, compromising both livelihoods and reputations. One such breach occurred in 2010 in Connecticut, when thieves cut through the roof of a warehouse and made off with millions of dollars in medications.
When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits and dispelling misconceptions can help reduce accidents and save lives. A good starting place is the five most common misconceptions about fall protection.
Food Manufacturing spoke with John Whitaker, the senior business analyst of the Kellogg Company, to find out how Kellogg manages a distributed workforce across 19 U.S. facilities. This article originally appeared in our November/December 2014 print edition.
Food manufacturers and distributors require lot tracking capabilities to provide detailed information on inventory, shipments, and expiration dates to help ensure FDA compliance and efficiently run operations in case of a recall.
Warehousing can be a rather complex business and one area in which this is especially true is in the food distribution business. Read on to discover four essential ways you can better manage your food distribution warehouse.
Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.
A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods.
Forklifts in a warehouse are a vital part of any operation. Whether you require one to move boxes of products, pallets or other storage equipment, these machines are an indispensable part of smooth warehouse operations.
Sometimes the simple phrase of “going green” can seem overwhelming. After all, where do you start? Where can you see the most significant impact? There are many ways in which you can go green in your warehouse. Below are just a few ways you can get started.
In the final part of this three-part series of Food Manufacturing Brainstorm, we ask: what plant cleanliness techniques and best practices can food manufacturers employ to improve food safety in their facilities?
Hardwired in the psyche of manufacturers is the constant vigilance on total production cost. Sometimes, deferring or minimizing maintenance results in cost savings. However, these incremental savings are typically false economy. A strategic asset management approach can create far greater value for the business.
In an additional list of so-called nontariff barriers recently submitted by the 28-country bloc, the EU wants Japan to change rules regarding imports of alcoholic beverages such as beer, as well as food additives not permitted or limited for use in Japan.
The school meal rules, phased in since 2012 and championed by first lady Michelle Obama, require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunch line. The standards also limit sodium, sugar and fat.
In the second part of this three-part series of Food Manufacturing Brainstorm, we ask: what plant cleanliness techniques and best practices can food manufacturers employ to improve food safety in their facilities?
Recycling is no longer a consumer fad focused solely on the end of the life cycle, but a market force that is shaping corporate America’s manufacturing processes. Brian Kennell, Tetra Pak’s president and CEO, examines this next generation of recycling.
When putting together a compressed air system, temptation is all around you. You want the best system, but having the best doesn’t mean grabbing whatever looks good. Build a system that meets your needs not your wants.
At Bare Foods, I wanted to collect employee feedback in a systematic way, but I knew I’d never have time to respond to individual emails, nor could I require employees to stare at a blank email each week and expect them to come up with insightful feedback.
In this three-part series of the Food Manufacturing Brainstorm, we ask: what plant cleanliness techniques and best practices can food manufacturers employ to improve food safety in their facilities?
You will leave SAP-Centric EAM with a network of professionals at your fingertips to call upon throughout the year. Join SAP, ASUG and The Eventful Group March 8-11, 2015, in Huntington Beach, California.
To meet the growing demand that reshoring will bring, I believe that contract manufacturers here in the U.S. should focus on two things: Reducing the lead-time of production and improving supply chains.
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