An anonymous blackmailer threatened to poison infant formula in New Zealand to protest the country's use of poisonous baits for pest control, and sent dairy giant Fonterra packets of milk powder laced with pesticide.
The inter-connectedness, expansive footprints and co-dependency within the process industries, and the dynamic supply chain interactions in an inter-enterprise network, form the basis for these “Top 10 Resolutions” to building a better supply chain operating network in 2015 and beyond.
According to Ethisphere, an independent research center promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, honorees understand the impact ethics has on reputation and their brand. Companies on the list not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices.
Harvest Hill Beverage Co., which owns Juicy Juice, will become one of the largest independently owned juice companies in the U.S. when the acquisition becomes official.
U.S. Bank has invested more than $7.6 million in tax credit equity to enable Monogram Food Solutions to build a 54,000-square-foot addition to its plant and add 200 jobs to the area with Virginia’s highest unemployment rate.
Nearly 60 food production groups called on Congress to reject millions in proposed registration and inspection fees included in President Obama's latest budget.
For years, growers would have to walk into coolers or other storage spots to check the temperature and humidity. Now, some small-scale vegetable producers in Vermont are gaining access to remote monitoring by using their cell phones to provide updates.
According to OSHA, eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time and medical compensation. When it comes to workplace safety, words of caution from the experienced follow us into adulthood, for good reason.
Construction research firm CMD expects starts of industrial construction projects to increase 7.8 percent this year due in large part to reshoring efforts by U.S. manufacturers.
Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve. Her job involves making sure the product tastes top notch before it hits shelves.
If your food processing or beverage plant houses an ammonia refrigeration system, an explosion is your worst nightmare. Because your facility is at risk for this type of emergency, it’s imperative to understand both the proactive and reactive measures you must take in the event of an explosion.
A poll of Japanese processed seafood producers affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami showed Friday that only 40 percent have seen sales recover to 80 percent or more of pre-disaster levels.
Demand for locally produced beef is surging as never before, but the butchers who for generations have prepared and sold meat to customers and markets are a dwindling profession. Thousands of butchers are approaching retirement age across the country.
Whether budget, competing IT priorities or required time away from day-to-day operations stand in the way, the resources required to get your supply chain project implemented can be scarce.
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, yet only one-fourth of supply chain jobs. With a supply chain labor shortage continuing to grow, women remain an untapped resource.
Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year and much of that money was thanks to its K-Cups — the small pods used for easy coffee brewing. But in a recent interview, co-founder John Sylvan admitted to not even owning a Keurig.
There is another group of industries that stands to gain significantly from implementing APM and pursuing asset operational excellence — regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace.
The Internet is so common that we take it for granted. But what many people do not realize is, the potential impact of the Internet on plant operations is just as sweeping.
Just like a bespoke pair of shoes, the material handling industry is growing ever-more customized. Customer demands are changing, so the supply chain must adjust accordingly.
Drive-in rack system helps Coloma Frozen Foods expand, cut costs and improve safety.
Despite widespread support in Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature, one Minnesota Republican harshly criticized the proposed law and invited affected companies to consider moving across the Mississippi River.
During a media roundtable at the 2015 Grainger Show, CEO Jim Ryan sat down to discuss some recurring themes Grainger is seeing in the marketplace. Some of the topics Ryan says Grainger is focusing on most include...
Manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of the growing mobile ecosystem in order to stay ahead of the curve. Whether you’re performing safety inspections or tracking inventory across the plant, manually managing complex processes is no longer an option.
The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The lawsuit filed last week accused Interstate Meat Distributors of failing to follow safety procedures.
Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to correspond with George Gansner, Director, Marketing & Business Development, IFS Management, to discuss trends, topics and issues related to plant safety and security.