November 26, 2014 1:45 pm
When starting a company, one of the most important decisions to make is whether to manufacture your product domestically or abroad. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Allen Klevens, the CEO and founder of Tooshlights, to discuss his choice to select a domestic manufacturer.
November 26, 2014 8:45 am
Unfortunately, while we are giving thanks for the harvest, we are also wasting massive amounts of food. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. In one year, Americans alone waste about 34 million tons.
November 25, 2014 1:00 pm
The Brainstrorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry. In the second installment of this three-part series, we ask: What are some areas of investment that food manufacturers should utilize to improve their energy management?
November 25, 2014 12:00 pm
Envision manufacturing as a left-to-right process with product design on the left and production on the right. Today, the balance of power — and the seat of success — is on the right.
November 25, 2014 10:00 am
Sustainability is a growing concern for manufacturers, as more companies are becoming aware of the benefits of eco-friendly practices. The report defines sustainable manufacturing as “Using less energy and fewer resources to produce a product that is just as effective."
November 25, 2014 8:00 am
Food manufacturers are gearing up for what is expected to be a robust holiday buying season in 2014. During this peak season, safety is sometimes relegated to the back of the pallet in the haste to fulfill orders. But it’s more important than ever to have safety strategies in place.
November 24, 2014 2:30 pm
The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In the first installment of this three-part series, we ask: What are some areas of investment that food manufacturers should utilize to improve their energy management?
November 24, 2014 9:26 am
Whether its specialty is baked goods, meats or sodas, your facility deserves to be showcased. A viewing gallery helps shine that spotlight, serving as an isolated structure that gives guests a glimpse into your plant’s processes. It’s a moderate added cost for your facility, outweighed by a great deal of benefits.
November 21, 2014 3:14 pm
Metal contamination represents one of the most common forms of foreign bodies in food products. If not detected, it can become a major safety hazard for consumers. Food can be contaminated by metals at any stage of the food processing chain.
November 21, 2014 1:45 pm
Fewer than 25 percent of those out of work are signed up for weekly unemployment benefits, a near-record low since the government began tracking this data in 1987. That's a sharp turnaround from just after the recession, when as many as three-quarters of those out of work received help, a record high.
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