Over the past year, Melanie Nuce, SVP Corporate Development at GS1 US, has worked to raise awareness of blockchain for supply chain applications. In this Q&A, Melanie draws from more than 20 years of supply chain experience to talk about what blockchain can and can't do and what that means for the future of the food industry.
Facing unprecedented pressures to keep up with e-commerce growth and demand, the retail grocery industry is focusing on accelerating the flexibility of supply chains. This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.
We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.
Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.
Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.
High-quality checkweighers communicate with and make adjustments to the filling system based on weights of products. Continue reading to learn how this technology can improve your quality program.
Accurate piece counting by weight is a complex combination of math, metrology and most significantly “the luck of the draw.”
Foreign matter is two dirty words in the food industry. Meticulous detail must be maintained throughout the production and preparation processes to avoid the inevitable media coverage that would occur with any tainted food product being sold to the public. This article will explain how effective programs, including metal detection, keep metal out of food, keeps consumers, safe, and keeps food makers out of front page news.
What is the only thing on retailers and manufacturers’ minds more than safety? The economy and consumer demand, which translates to profitability. In a competitive world market, made even tougher by recent legislation in major markets such as the U.S. and China to reassure consumers, producers at every point in the supply chain are carefully watching margins while seeking new strategies to protect market share.
The vast majority of stainless steel used in plants processing foodstuffs, chemicals, plastics and handling bulk materials whether in solid, liquid or powder form, is non-magnetic... or is it?
By the time grain and cereals have been collected and delivered, it is likely there is metal contamination present. This guide will illustrate methods to help you remove metal from grains.
More small and medium-sized food manufacturers (SMEs) than ever before are investing in x-ray inspection systems. The rise in the number of product recalls has prompted many to join larger producers in embracing product inspection as a cost-effective measure against the threat of damaging and expensive product recalls due to glass, metal or bone contamination. This article will outline several factors influencing food makers to invest in X-Ray inspection systems.
With new regulations, companies should stay on top of the latest changes impacting production and profits. This article explores the impacts of the evolving regulatory landscape on the food industry.
Imagine going forward in time 10 years, how will the technologies evolving today change the way we work? What will enterprise resource planning (ERP) look like in 2028?
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