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Unique Environment Places Emphasis on Real-time Data, Traceability

March 24, 2014 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.

3D Printing An Oreo

March 12, 2014 1:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall visits the SXSW festival and takes a bite out of Oreo's latest project...

California Slaughterhouse Under Criminal Probe

February 25, 2014 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California...

Federal Inspectors Shut Down Calif. Meat Producer

February 19, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the...

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Don’t Risk Total Product Recall

February 18, 2014 10:16 am | by Ira Dannenberg, Vice President of R&D – Food Division, VAI | Articles | Comments

In 2013, the FDA introduced new standards to ensure the public health of perishable food products that are being shipped, tracked and delivered. While the end result improves public safety and health, these standards present challenges for food distributors to ensure they have FDA-compliant processes, plans and technologies in place to avoid product recalls and fines.

Q&A: How Manufacturers Can SAVE FOOD

February 14, 2014 4:08 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food waste drains food manufacturers’ resources and profits. Data on the issue is shocking. For example, 40 percent of all food produced in less-developed countries spoils every day before it reaches consumers. Data like this are alerting the food industry to the necessity of preventing food waste.

Calif. Company Recalls 8.7M Pounds Of Meat

February 10, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds (3.95 million kilograms) of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, U.S. officials said Saturday.     

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The Truth Behind McNuggets

February 5, 2014 9:28 am | by McDonald's Canada | Videos | Comments

McDonald's Canada answers the question of what exactly is in McNuggets by taking us behind the scenes at the London, Ontario, Canada factory where they're made.                         

Texas Beef Processor Issues Recall

February 5, 2014 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Fort Worth, Texas beef processor is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of beef products because they may be contaminated by E. coli.                                   

NY State Audit Finds Food Inspections Lagging

January 31, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday.           

Tyson Foods Acquires Michigan Company

January 21, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat-processing companies, says it's acquired the assets of Bosco's Pizza Co. of Warren, Mich.                                 

Horse Slaughter Blocked By Federal Law

January 20, 2014 8:58 am | by Barry Massey, Associated Press | News | Comments

The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.            

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Chicken Plant Closes Again After Cockroach Cleanup

January 13, 2014 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it's "voluntarily and temporarily" suspending operations again.                     

Judge To Decide If Horse Slaughter Plant Can Open

January 13, 2014 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge in Santa Fe is expected to decide Monday whether a Roswell company can start slaughtering horses. State District Judge Matthew Wilson is hearing a request from Attorney General Gary King to issue a preliminary injunction against Valley Meat Co.

Roaches Found At California Chicken Plant

January 9, 2014 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Work at a California chicken plant has been halted after federal inspectors found cockroaches.                                             

Kraft Says Velveeta Running Low

January 7, 2014 3:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods says some customers may not be able to find Velveeta products over the next few weeks.                                           

Horse Slaughterhouse To Sue N.M. AG For Slander

January 7, 2014 9:34 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a Roswell company mired in legal disputes over its attempts to resume domestic horse slaughter have notified New Mexico Attorney General Gary King they intend to sue his office for slander, harassment, conspiracy and abuse of process.

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Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Fox In Donkey Meat

January 3, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.                      

Appeals Court Allows Horse Slaughterhouses To Open

December 16, 2013 9:29 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies in New Mexico and Missouri could begin slaughtering horses within a few weeks after a federal appeals court removed a temporary ban that was preventing domestic horse slaughter from resuming for the first time since 2007. 

Inside Hammond's Candy-Cane Factory

December 12, 2013 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Watch how Hammond's Candies has been handmaking candy canes for the last 93 years.                                                

Sriracha Maker Says Calif. Put Hold On Its Sauces

December 12, 2013 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Southern California-based maker of Sriracha has been told it can't ship any more of its popular hot sauce to food distributors until next month because the state Department of Public Health is enforcing stricter guidelines that require a 30-day hold on the product.

FDA: Idaho Noted Moldy Yogurt Months Before Recall

December 5, 2013 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Idaho Department of Agriculture spotted moldy yogurt during a routine inspection at a Chobani facility in Twin Falls two months before the company issued a voluntary recall.     

Q&A: Addressing Traceability Challenges With ERP

December 3, 2013 10:50 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food safety is seen as the single most important issue among manufacturers, and the demands to document information relating to food sourcing, material flow, traceability and more present an ongoing challenge.            

Judge Orders Cool-Down At Calif. Hot Sauce Factory

November 27, 2013 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has given a dose of cold water to Sriracha, ruling Tuesday that the factory that manufactures the trendy hot sauce must partially shut down after neighbors complained of the spicy smells it was producing.           

Be Proactive About New Food Safety Regulations Now

November 22, 2013 10:43 am | by Debra M. Strauss | Articles | Comments

Familiarizing yourself now with these regulations may prompt you to give your input to the FDA  while they are still in the “comment” phase rather than wait until they are final rules and more difficult, if not impossible, to challenge.    

The Robot That Slices And Dices

November 20, 2013 2:24 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

An inventor in China has created a cartoon-like robot to cut noodles.                                                   

Listeria Victims' Families Meeting With Farmers

November 19, 2013 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department in Denver says two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting with family members of people who died.            

Milwaukee Food Plant Stops Production Amid Recalls

November 18, 2013 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Garden-Fresh Foods plant in Milwaukee has halted production and reassigned about 100 employees because of product recalls, the company said Saturday.                           

Heinz Closing 3 Plants, Cutting 1,350 Jobs

November 15, 2013 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

H.J. Heinz Co. is closing three plants in North America and cutting 1,350 jobs in an effort to operate more efficiently.                                     

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