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Implementing FSMA: What Do I Need To Know And Do?
Implementing FSMA: What Do I Need To Know And Do?

Several of FSMA’s major rules are now in effect, but that doesn’t mean all food makers are clear on what is expected of them. There are thousands of pages of regulations for the law, which can be confusing and daunting, not to mention the rules present food companies with a plethora of new challenges. Here, Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, CFS, VP of food safety programs at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), answers my questions on what food makers need to know to comply with FSMA’s requirements and offers guidance on how they can achieve it.

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FOOD TRACEABILITY CASE STUDIES

  • Stolle Machinery Unites Multiple Divisions With IFS Applications™
    Stolle Machinery Unites Multiple Divisions With IFS Applications™

    In January 2004, when aluminum giant Alcoa divested from Centennial, Colorado-based Stolle Machinery, Stolle’s management had to make some fast decisions about its enterprise application platform. Stolle Machinery designs, manufactures, and distributes equipment for the metal container industry. This equipment is used by packaging giants like Rexam and Ball, and these Stolle customers supply beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi as well as companies that can supply major food products, including SPAM®.

  • Processor Implements Modern IT System, Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits
    Processor Implements Modern IT System, Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits

    Heaven Hill Distilleries, a family-owned company with Depression-era roots, brought its IT system into the 21st century. By investing in an integrated business system, the company achieved a variety of efficiencies, including dramatic reductions in both finished goods inventory and lead times on customer orders.

  • Butchers Pet Care Masters Demand Driven Manufacturing
    Butchers Pet Care Masters Demand Driven Manufacturing

    Butcher’s Pet Care has implemented IFS Applications as its core ERP system. Delivered on-time and within budget, the investment provides a complete business management system with advanced forecasting and demand planning capabilities.Customer service support is also benefiting from increased visibility and seamless connectivity between sales, production and the warehouse. Read more about how Buther's Pet Care mastered the art of demand-driven manufacturing with IFS Applications.

  • Drinks Manufacturer Eliminates Hundreds Of Thousands Of Spreadsheets With ERP Software Integration
    Drinks Manufacturer Eliminates Hundreds Of Thousands Of Spreadsheets With ERP Software Integration

    Intercontinental Brands (ICB), a credible alternative to market leaders in the alcoholic drinks industry, produces 20 million bottles every year at its plant in Middlesbrough. Shipping to countries as diverse as Germany, Nigeria and Hong Kong, the company’s first aim was to establish a single version of the truth by ripping out and replacing a number of disparate, ageing systems. Its investment in IFS Applications has given it room to grow, dispensing with the spreadsheets and filing cabinets for good.

  • Food Packager Needed Help To Meet Increased Demands On Suppliers By Wholesalers
    Food Packager Needed Help To Meet Increased Demands On Suppliers By Wholesalers

    Using IFS Applications™, Globus has gone from a bespoke, manual legacy system to a sensitive automated planning tool. All business areas are now fully integrated, providing enhanced inventory control as well as service delivery capacity. The result is significant savings in time, resources and costs.

  • Perishable Goods Delivered Without Peril
    Perishable Goods Delivered Without Peril

    Transportation logistics can be a challenge in and of itself, but without the right information at hand — it can quickly become a nightmare.

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FOOD TRACEABILITY WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • A Food Recall’s Ripple Effect: What We’ve Learned From Valley Milk Products
    A Food Recall’s Ripple Effect: What We’ve Learned From Valley Milk Products

    The Valley Milk Products recall resulted in a subsequent ripple effect of recalls affecting over 30 companies. As this food safety event has played out over the last several months, it has also raised several questions on how the industry should react and handle these types of chain-reaction-like recalls.

  • 5 Questions To Ask For Effective Food Safety Training
    5 Questions To Ask For Effective Food Safety Training

    All departments of any company (food production or not) need training from several perspectives, such as safety, job-specific roles, business acumen, and human rights. And other departments — accounting, production, quality assurance, upper management — they all have their roles that need training. Of course, sanitation needs to know how to clean, maintenance needs to know how to repair and upkeep, warehouse needs to know how to ship and receive. But, how important is training in the role of food safety? In a word: vital.

  • Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Recordkeeping and Sanitation Under FSMA
    Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Recordkeeping and Sanitation Under FSMA

    Two cornerstones of FSMA’s final rule on Preventative Controls for Human Food are record keeping and sanitation. Food manufacturers and processors, along with companies importing goods into the U.S., are now being held to a much higher standard of sanitation, documentation, and compliance to better protect the health of the U.S. public.

  • Tips For Avoiding Nasty Surprises In An ERP Selection And Implementation Process
    Tips For Avoiding Nasty Surprises In An ERP Selection And Implementation Process

    The vital role that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software plays in a company makes its selection and implementation a source of risk but also a huge opportunity to gain advantages. ERP software performs many functions, but defined at a high level, ERP is a consistent way of managing a company to make money.

  • Reimagining Product Packaging For The Needs Of A Transparent World
    Reimagining Product Packaging For The Needs Of A Transparent World

    Product information transparency is top of mind among consumers. A recent survey from Label Insights reveals a whopping 94 percent of respondents are likely to be loyal to a brand offering complete product information. This confirms what many in the food industry have known to be true: consumer culture is driving forward an important revolution in the way brands communicate to their customers.

  • SQF Edition 8: What To Expect
    SQF Edition 8: What To Expect

    SQF has gone through many changes to keep up with industry standards and the benchmarking requirements of GFSI. When the eighth edition of SQF comes out next month, will you be ready for it?

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FOOD TRACEABILITY PRODUCTS

Intelleflex Launches On-Demand, Product-Level Monitoring For The Perishable Food And Pharmaceutical Cold Supply Chain Intelleflex Launches On-Demand, Product-Level Monitoring For The Perishable Food And Pharmaceutical Cold Supply Chain

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, today introduced two new additions to its product family. The new HMR-9090 Handheld Reader and FMR-6000 Fixed Reader work with Intelleflex tags to enable wireless, on-demand, product-level monitoring by providing the ability to read at distances up to 100 meters or through RF-challenging environments that include metals, liquids and inside packages and containers

Triple Junction Bottom Reference Cell: AK-140 Triple Junction Bottom Reference Cell: AK-140

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Calibration Services

From regular checking to validation and calibration generations, Endress+Hauser delivers cost-effective services that covers all your critical measuring points.

FoodLogiQ Connect: Cloud-Based Food Supply Chain Solution FoodLogiQ Connect: Cloud-Based Food Supply Chain Solution

FoodLogiQ Connect is the leading software as a service food traceability solution that provides transparency & engagement across your entire food network.

Microcrystalline Silicon Reference Cell: AK-110 Microcrystalline Silicon Reference Cell: AK-110

With the current increasing focus on renewable energy, solar cells (photovoltaic cells) are in the spotlight. As companies strive to improve the performance and characteristics of solar cells, it is necessary to perform evaluation of each product under standard test conditions. 

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FOOD TRACEABILITY MULTIMEDIA

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