Recent Articles

October 16, 2014 10:10 am
Peter Mogk, Senior Partner
For a business owner or operator serving the private label market, partnering with a private equity firm is a bit like getting married. Read on to see five areas that should be assessed during the “courting” process.        
October 16, 2014 1:00 pm
Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor for Food Safety and Regulation, METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection Group
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in January 2011, places the responsibility for food safety squarely on food producers, with requirements that will come into force as all portions of the Act are finalized and implemented. 
October 15, 2014 10:31 am
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor,
Disconnects are a major issue for many companies, and without an ERP system, they are almost inevitable. In the end, ERP may not be right for every company. However, an ERP system that matches a company’s size and product can streamline the manufacturing process.
October 14, 2014 10:23 am
Rahul Vijayaraghavan
The power of cloud computing to connect a multitude of devices and platforms is yet another transformation that is impacting manufacturing facilities. The use of cloud in the food & beverage industry can monitor time-critical perishable foods that have set temperature, pressure and humidity requirements.
October 13, 2014 7:50 am
Zurich Insurance Group
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), property losses at U.S. factories total nearly $1 billion each year. To help reduce these annual losses, Zurich recommends that manufacturing facilities make a commitment to the following five steps.
October 13, 2014 12:25 pm
Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing
Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.                               
October 10, 2014 12:32 pm
Eric Lail
With an Extended LEAN approach, companies examine the whole supply chain — both manufacturing and logistics — connect end-to-end value streams and use actionable intelligence to ensure a continuous adoption of change.   
October 10, 2014 9:42 am
Today's Americans are eating healthier, but we still have a long way to go in terms of sustainability. A recent survey showed that American consumers eat the most processed and packaged foods and the fewest fruits and vegetables of the 18 countries ranked.
October 8, 2014 3:13 pm
Angela Fernandez, Vice President of Retail Grocery and Foodservice, GS1 US
While food waste is commonly a result of consumer behavior after purchase, food manufacturers and their trading partners can help ensure more edible food stays out of the garbage by implementing better traceability processes.       
October 7, 2014 10:08 am
Sheila Heath, Marketing Manager, CROWN Specialty Packaging N.A.
A partnership with a co-packer is a great way to manage both long- and short-term projects. Having the right co-packing partner can make a huge difference in cost reduction and production efficiency. Here are five steps to help maximize success in your partnership. 
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