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Listeria Control Programs: A Journey Of Sampling To Prevention
Listeria Control Programs: A Journey Of Sampling To Prevention

As the food industry shifts its focus from reacting to adverse events to preventing them, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is becoming the new mantra. At the 13th Annual North American Summit On Food Safety, Nandini Natrajan, Ph.D., senior director of science operations at Keystone Foods, shared her insights on how both the FDA and USDA FSIS are approaching listeria control, as well as what those companies can do to mitigate their listeria risk and prevent listeria contamination-related recalls.

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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®.

  • Implementing A Modern IT System Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits
    Implementing A Modern IT System Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits

    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.

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

    Intercontinental Brands (ICB) produces 20 million bottles every year at its Middlesbrough plant.. Shipping to countries worldwide, the company’s first aim was to establish a single version of the truth by ripping out and replacing a number of disparate, aging systems. Its investment in software applications has given it room to grow, and dispensing its 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

  • How F&B Companies Can Leverage Demand Planning And Supply Chain Coordination
    How F&B Companies Can Leverage Demand Planning And Supply Chain Coordination

    A lack supply chain coordination can lead to significant problems — from frequent changes in production schedules and expedited transfers and shipments in distribution, to lack of visibility into future demand, and inventory in the wrong place and at the wrong time. This white paper will help food and beverage manufacturers understand how supply chain functions, such as demand and inventory planning, can positively impact their overall operations and bottom line.

  • Whole Genome Sequencing Will Make Food Safer... Just Not Immediately
    Whole Genome Sequencing Will Make Food Safer... Just Not Immediately

    For years, there has been a buzz about how genome sequencing is revolutionizing food safety. It is definitely an incredible tool giving an immediate understanding of the genetic composition of microbial pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. However, there are still gaps needing filled regarding how pathogens produce disease and survive in foods. Genome sequencing brings us more tools to further characterize pathogens, but do not expect any other parts of food safety to be forgotten soon because of WGS.

  • Recall Communications — How To Interact Effectively With The FDA
    Recall Communications — How To Interact Effectively With The FDA

    Unfortunately, food recalls aren’t a matter of “if one happens,” they are a matter of “when one happens.” And when one happens to your company, will you be able to quickly and effectively communicate it with the FDA? This article will illustrate the recall process and offer suggestions to help you get through it.

  • Practical Tools For Getting Ahead Of Food Fraud
    Practical Tools For Getting Ahead Of Food Fraud

    Food fraud, or Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA), costs the food industry billions of dollars annually. Fraudsters intentionally misrepresent the true identity of food ingredients, artificially enhancing them with illegal dyes, concealing the use of undeclared banned biocides, or palming off counterfeits while evading detection. But, you can fight food fraud with powerful proactive tools that can help you anticipate and reduce your company’s vulnerability to EMA.

  • Food Defense Requires A Collaborative Offense
    Food Defense Requires A Collaborative Offense

    Bridging the gaps between the food industry and law enforcement, along with creating long-lasting, mutually-beneficial partnerships is essential in food defense efforts. This article will explain some of those efforts, their benefits, and how the food industry can continue to collaborate to protect the food supply chain.

  • Why Supply Chain Agility Is Essential For Food Manufacturing
    Why Supply Chain Agility Is Essential For Food Manufacturing

    For years, the food industry has listened to predictions about the growth of online grocery shopping, but was hesitant to prepare for the unknown. Now, through technology and innovative delivery models, such as click-and-collect, the industry is more capable of responding to consumers’ growing set of complex needs, and e-commerce growth in the food industry is more realistic and achievable than ever before.

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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

With the current increasing focus on renewable energy, solar cells (photovoltaic cells) are in the spotlight. 

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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