Food packaging

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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Cheese Factory: Specifications are Key in Preventing Recalls

Transparency and Recall Prevention: The Promise of Specification Management in the Food and Beverage Supply Chain

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Food recalls are serious business. Nearly 48 million Americans (or roughly 1 in 6) are sickened due to food-related illness each year, and 3,000 die from foodborne illness — and the problem seems to be getting worse. Between 2013 and 2018, the number of food recalls increased by 10 percent, with 905 incidents in 2016…

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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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Grimmway Farms

Grimmway Farms Drives Continuous Innovation with Specright

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Starting as a simple produce stand in 1968, Grimmway Farms has grown into an agriculture powerhouse. The largest grower, producer and shipper of carrots in the world, Grimmway Farms has now expanded into other markets such as potatoes and various organic crops. Grimmway Farms is committed to offering unsurpassed quality, innovative products and packaging and…

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FSMA Compliance for Packaging and Labels

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FSMA Compliance with Specright It’s no secret that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping set of regulations to hit the food industry in the United States, and some of the biggest questions food producers face is what is FSMA compliance and what does it mean? One impact that might be overlooked…

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The Edible Future of Packaging

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It’s 2019. You’re a packaging engineer at a food manufacturing company. Your company is about to release a new single-serving snack for on-the-go athletes. You are finalizing the specification for the film and see that the substrate says polyethylene. You change the substrate to casein and mark the specification as “approved”. Now rewind three years.…

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Is Your Company Ready to Implement the New FDA Rules on Food Labeling?

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On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced new regulations regarding the labeling of food products along with a new look for product nutrition labels. While it’s only 20 years old, the FDA is retiring the current label in favor of a new, modern look designed to provide consumers with more recent and accurate nutritional information…

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The Right Packaging Can Reduce Food Waste

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According to several studies done by recently, the US wastes around 40% of our food as it travels from Farm to Fork. Fortunately, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment offers some ways to use packaging to reduce this. Here’s an infographic with some interesting statistics about food waste and packaging. Share List

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