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How Prevention-Based Safety Chain Management Technology Increases Compliance Efficiencies
How Prevention-Based Safety Chain Management Technology Increases Compliance Efficiencies
May 14, 2013
By Barbara Levin

How prevention-based safety chain management technology saves time, saves money and increases compliance efficiencies

Big Data Changes Food Traceability at the Loading Dock
Big Data Changes Food Traceability at the Loading Dock
June 7, 2013
By Eric Breen

Yard and dock management systems allow easy oversight of your facility and can be a cost-effective means to increase productivity.

Reducing Contamination Risks of Compressed Air in Food Plants: Benchmarking Good Manufacturing Practices
Reducing Contamination Risks of Compressed Air in Food Plants: Benchmarking Good Manufacturing Practices
June 10, 2013
By Lee Scott

Published Good Manufacturing Practices are benchmarked to compressed air use in a food processing facility.
 

Increased Safety and Traceability throughout the Supply Chain Drive Business Value
Increased Safety and Traceability throughout the Supply Chain Drive Business Value
June 13, 2013
By Ishan Palit

A survey shows that consumers are more discerning than ever when it comes to food safety, and they are increasingly aware of food safety dangers and recalls.
 

An Overview of Novel Processing Technologies for the Food Industry
An Overview of Novel Processing Technologies for the Food Industry
June 14, 2013
By Evangelia Komitopoulou, Ph.D.

Novel processing technologies such as high-pressure processing, pulsed electric field and cold plasma are thought to be among the most promising of novel technologies.
 

Food Safety Success in Japan Is Built on Quality
Food Safety Success in Japan Is Built on Quality
June 25, 2013
By Dialight

Designing food-safe lighting solutions for use in harsh industrial conditions can allow food processors to increase overall food safety.

Product Recall and Traceability
Product Recall and Traceability
June 24, 2013
By Bob Patel, Umesh Tejwani and Sriniwas Acharya

Businesses should review their current recall execution capability and use the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act as an opportunity to evaluate and improve upon current recall management practices.
 

Carcass Washing: First Line of Defense on Beef Pathogen Intervention Strategies
Carcass Washing: First Line of Defense on Beef Pathogen Intervention Strategies
June 27, 2013
By Carolina Mateus, Ph.D.

As pathogenic microorganisms can enter a meat processing plant on the animal’s hide, it is critical to employ measures to decrease microbial load at the source.

Past and Present: The Evolution of the Closure
Past and Present: The Evolution of the Closure
June 28, 2013
By Crown Holdings

Closures are an intrinsic part of the packaging experience, beginning as a purely functional device to prevent product spoilage. It has evolved as a branding tool to increase sales and build consumer loyalty.
 

Automating Systems is Key to Traceability
Automating Systems is Key to Traceability
June 26, 2013
By Katie Beissel

By automating systems and records, manufacturers can improve plant efficiency, product quality and food safety, which help reduce business costs and minimize impact when product recalls occur.

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