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How Smart Technology Improves Food Safety + Sustainability Trends in Food and Beverage

Top Stories, Food and Beverage / January 27, 2017

This week’s roundup brings you news and insights into the food and beverage industry.

We start with some big news for agriculture as Trump names a new leader of the USDA. Then, we’ll see how research into smart technology can work to improve food safety. Finally, we’ll look at some sustainability trends in the food and beverage industry and how you can make sure your organization is keeping up.

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How Risk Management Helps the Food Industry

Food and Beverage / December 7, 2016

Tracking and managing nonconformances is a critical step to ensuring product safety and quality. Risk Management software ensures that product defects are flagged and handled as nonconforming material. This allows necessary actions to be taken in order to resolve it.

Risk Management tools are specifically helpful to the food industry as they provide understanding and controls to increase transparency in processes.

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How Internal Audits Benefit the Foodservice Sector

Food and Beverage / March 23, 2016

As most food and beverage professionals know, there are some definite differences in the various sectors of our industry on how we handle food. Manufacturing plants have very different Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) and practices than a restaurant or grocery store. But we all deal with the same hazards and risks and can, in most cases, use the same resources and tools. One tool that is becoming more popular in all sectors of the food and beverage industry is the internal audit.

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Safety as a Cornerstone of Ingredient Sustainability + 6 Applications to Keep Your FSMS Running Smoothly

Top Stories, Food and Beverage / March 4, 2016

This week’s roundup focuses on the Food and Beverage industry. Read on for articles about how other industries are changing food manufacturing and why a key ingredient of sustainability is safety. We also pull from our very own blog to bring you six applications to help keep your FSMS running smoothly.  

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A Best Practices Approach to Automating HACCP

Food and Beverage / March 2, 2016

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is critical to the health of your food safety system. Building a HACCP plan can be difficult, so we’ve done the dirty work for you. Below is a best practices approach to building your HACCP plan along with the technology enablers that will simplify the process.

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5 Benefits of Automating Your Food Safety System

Food and Beverage / December 16, 2015

 When it comes to food safety, you can either put it in your own hands or automate it with the help of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS).  Automation simplifies the process for you, by making tasks consistent and helping to ensure compliance.

This post will review how the FSMS gives you the tools needed to keep your food safety efforts on track by helping you control important documents, train your employees on the processes that are relevant to them, reduce risk and more. The result is a process that has incorporated safety into each step of the way, resulting in a truly safe and high quality product.

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