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A Guide to the Canadian Nutrition Labelling Changes

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 9:27:01 AM

For several years, the Canadian government has been planning a revamp of its health policies. As in many other nations, chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and high blood pressure are ongoing health concerns. Improved science has linked diet to these public health issues, thus spurring a need for an update to nutrition labelling — a change that hasn’t been made in over two decades.

Moreover, consumers are also changing their eating habits. They’re more educated than ever and are becoming increasingly aware of nutrition facts. The new labelling requirements aim to give consumers the information they need to make educated decisions about nutrient and calorie intake.

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Topics: Automation

How Automation Reduces Human Error in GMP

Posted on Dec 4, 2020 7:11:20 AM

People are human, and mistakes are an inherent part of any process involving them. In manufacturing environments, operators juggle many tasks at once, including running machines and interfacing with systems.

Unfortunately, human error also has the potential to affect safety and quality outcomes in industries like Food & Beverage or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). Human error accounts for nearly one-fourth of all unplanned downtime. It can cost manufacturers millions, impede quality, and wreak havoc with compliance. Factors such as attention, memory, alertness, illness, and fatigue all play into human error and can trigger GMP violations.

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Topics: Automation

Empowering Your Company with Remote Operations

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 1:09:00 PM

 

In many areas of the U.S., businesses are reopening and companies are finding ways to adjust to new operational norms in this second phase of COVID-19. For food and beverage companies, there are many complexities to consider. While many things within manufacturing companies are changing, priorities such as safety and quality remain as important as ever. 

To balance these priorities while adjusting to the evolving expectations of customers and employees, many companies are embracing remote operations. Although there are aspects of manufacturing which can’t be conducted offsite, with the right technology, a significant portion of business can be taken out of the facility. With this approach, companies can minimize the number of people entering and exiting the plant to control risks, keep employees satisfied, and respond to customer demands through new, automated solutions.

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Topics: Automation, OEE

SafetyChain LINK: Business Intelligence for Your Food Facility in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 12:03:37 PM

Business Intelligence for Your Food Facility

What if you could oversee the operations of your entire business from the phone in your pocket (or in your hand, right now as you read this)?

What if you could LINK to the real-time performance of your business’s food safety, quality and operations with the same ease that athletes track fitness activity through a Fitbit?

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Topics: Analytics, Automation, Safety, Productivity

4 Ways Food & Beverage Companies Can Get the Data Intelligence Needed to Drive Results

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Data intelligence enhances the visibility, knowledge, and control within food and beverage facilities. While there is a great deal of data being produced within these companies, oftentimes it is not being used to its fullest potential. Not using real-time data hinders your visibility, putting your company at a greater risk for non-compliance, fines, failed audits, and recalls.

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Topics: Automation, Safety, Productivity

4 Things to Look for in a Food Safety Solution

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 4:01:00 PM

Food safety technology can help companies manage complex program requirements, achieve visibility into day-to-day operations, and maintain audit preparedness. It can also help you pinpoint risks, enforce preventive controls, and streamline your documentation processes through a single, unified system. Yet, it’s important to make sure the system you’re considering has the ability to keep up with robust program requirements. If you’re considering a food safety solution for your facility, look for a system that is able to:

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Topics: Automation, Safety

How Can Food Safety Technology Improve Performance Outcomes?

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Due to the very nature of the food and beverage industry, it’s likely food safety and quality challenges such as risk management, scalability, operational visibility, and compliance will continue to impact companies for the foreseeable future. Since these challenges will be at the forefront of organizations’ priorities, many forward-thinking companies are adopting food safety technology to solve them. Here are some of the ways technology can remove the complexities associated with each challenge:

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Topics: Automation, Safety, Quality

3 Powerful Ways Food Production Analytics Are Transforming the Industry

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 6:08:00 AM

While there many are ever-changing factors influencing the future of the food and beverage industry, one thing is certain: no matter how consumer needs and preferences shift, food production analytics will be at the forefront of business success. Companies that have implemented these powerful tools are already seeing positive changes across a number of key performance areas. Here, we take a look at some of the most significant ways analytics can create game-changing results.

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Topics: Compliance, Automation, Quality, Profitability

4 Must-Have Qualities of Regulatory Compliance Software for Food Manufacturing

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 10:52:00 AM

Regulatory compliance can be an overwhelming challenge. Whether your food safety programs revolve around requirements to satisfy the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) or the USDA, aligning all of the intricate moving parts to meet your overarching compliance goals is no easy feat. This is precisely why industry leaders are implementing regulatory compliance software for food manufacturing.

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Topics: Compliance, Automation, Audit

What is Blockchain Food Traceability?

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 8:36:00 AM

Technology has impacted every industry within recent years, revolutionizing the ways businesses are run. While the food and beverage industry has been a bit slower to adapt to the digital age than others, many processors and manufacturers are catching on to the power of automating their food safety and quality programs with modern solutions. One of the most compelling reasons to automate operations is blockchain food traceability.

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Topics: Compliance, Automation, Supply Chain

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