Food and Beverage

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Using Specs to Drive Top-line Growth in Food and Beverage

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The Industrial Internet of Things, or Industry 4.0, is poised to revolutionize the food and beverage industry along the entire supply chain. Manufacturers that embrace new technologies, processes, and efficiencies pass along the benefits to upstream and downstream suppliers, partners, and buyers. These benefits can take the form of improved transparency, streamlined communications, and faster…

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Achieve True Version Control with Specification Management Software

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a product from 20 years ago that exists in the exact same form today. Advancements, technology and trends all play a role for product changes and improvements. Even the most successful food and beverage products find themselves undergoing formula changes, new packaging and artwork, and adjustments to portion and package…

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What the Rise in Private Label Means for Manufacturers

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Store brands have gotten quite the makeover in recent years, regarding both packaging and appearance, evidenced by consumer sentiment. Today, more than 65% of consumers believe that buying a private label store brand is a savvy alternative to a name brand. What’s more, a report from Thomas Net notes that private label sourcing activity has…

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Regulatory Challenges in Packaging: Meeting the Needs of Food and Beverage Manufacturers

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The food and beverage industry is heavily scrutinized by the FDA, not just in terms of the ingredients you use but also in the way your products are packaged. Because packaging comes in direct contact with the product, food and beverage manufacturers have to follow strict requirements to ensure quality and safety for consumers.  Packaging…

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Expectations of Food Traceability Increase as FDA Releases New FSMA Rule

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As the FDA further refines the Food Safety Blueprint released earlier this year, more detailed rules and regulations have emerged. At the end of September, the FDA proposed a new rule that increases traceability of “high-risk” foods, i.e. foods that easily spoil or have allergens. The new rule is both a part of the New…

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3 Things to Know About the FDA’s New Food Safety Blueprint for Traceability and Recall Prevention

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Although supply chain technology has helped regulate business activities, foodborne illnesses still wreak havoc on millions of consumers every year. In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law to further regulate the way food is grown, harvested, and processed, in effort to shift from a reaction to a prevention model. However, from 2013…

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3 Ways to Rebuild the Food and Beverage Supply Chain after COVID-19

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COVID-19 has created severe disruptions to the supply chain, and it’s not just a matter of running out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Deeper implications show a shrinking window of access to food and other critical items and a growing mountain of waste due to spoilage and reduced demand.  For example, Belgium recently announced…

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Food & Beverage Procurement

Remove Bottlenecks in Food and Beverage Procurement with Specification Management Software

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Procurement is a key component of a successful food and beverage operation, but managing inventory and suppliers can present complex challenges for even the most accomplished F&B companies. Since fresh ingredients are often involved, you also have the added challenge of time limitations and expiration dates. Even with the best-laid plans and intentions, an organization…

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

How CPGs Can Accelerate Speed-to-Market

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When a new product pops up on a store shelf for the first time, consumers don’t realize the time, cost, and challenges the company incurred to get it there. From product development and testing to manufacturing and packaging, there’s a lot that goes into the creation of a new product. What’s more, the companies don’t…

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A Day in the Life of a Food Quality Professional

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Think back to dinner last night: Did the flavor and texture profile of your meal match what you expected? What if your meal contained harmful microbes?  The life of a food quality professional involves answering these questions so consumers can chew with confidence.  I spent the beginning of my career in quality assurance before entering…

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