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An Integrated Approach for Growers, Food Manufacturers in Northern California

Posted by Steven Brand on Dec 12, 2017 10:05:00 AM

California is a leader in U.S. domestic agriculture. According to the 2015-2016 California Agricultural Statistics Review, the state bested Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, and Minnesota in crop cash receipts.

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Topics: Food Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Minimizing Risk of Food Safety Problems in the Processing Industry

Posted by Steven Brand on Jun 29, 2017 1:00:27 PM

The modern consumer demands that food products be free from harmful contaminants that could lead to illness. Growers, shippers, retailers, wholesalers, and restaurants are all required to ensure there are no food processing safety mistakes.

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Topics: Food Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Supply Chain, Processing Industry, Food Safety

4 Consumer Trends Impacting the Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Posted by Steven Brand on Jun 28, 2017 1:11:54 PM

Evolving consumer shopping and eating habits continuously transform the food and beverage supply chain. Consumers are ditching the fatty and salty foods of the past and are now in search of healthier and fresher food and beverage alternatives.

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Topics: Food Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Supply Chain

How to Improve Product Quality and Consistency in Food Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand on Jun 15, 2017 9:45:00 AM

The best managers are always seeking cost-saving opportunities within their manufacturing operations. Of all of those opportunities, there is no better cost to mitigate than that of poor quality. Lost labor hours and scrapping valuable food materials contributes zero value to your goals.

Therefore, to eliminate waste and improve quality, you must maintain a strategic approach which incorporates the following list to help improve product quality in food manufacturing.

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Topics: Food Manufacturing

The Importance of an HACCP Plan for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Steven Brand on Oct 21, 2016 9:15:00 AM

HACCP is a food safety management system whose acronym stands for, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). It is an internationally recognized system for reducing the risks of safety hazards in food, including the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling. It spans the manufacturing, distribution and consumption areas of the finished product.

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Topics: Food Manufacturing

Challenges and Trends Facing Food and Beverage Manufacturers in 2016

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Apr 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In the United States alone, the food manufacturing industry is made up of approximately 21,000 companies and generates a revenue of about $760 billion. One of the five fiscally largest food manufacturers in the United States is California which is a leader in raw milk production and tomato processing. California also holds the title for the largest producer of almonds worldwide and leads the way in the production of fruits, nuts and vegetables, with a total of over 76,000 farms throughout the state. 

In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that California has approximately 3,700 food manufacturers employing over 147,000 people (excluding agricultural food production). 

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Topics: Made in CA, Food Manufacturing

National Manufacturing Day: A Celebration for CA and the USA!

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Aug 5, 2014 10:40:00 AM

National Manufacturing Day was established in 2012 to expand the knowledge about and improve the public’s view of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the U.S. economy. The celebration looks to raise awareness about manufacturing’s impact and change the perception of manufacturing careers for future generations. Friday, October 3rd will make the third annual celebration – so save the date!

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Topics: Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, Change Management, Manufacturing Day

What Does the New Food Safety Law Mean for You?

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Jul 18, 2012 8:14:00 AM

 By Randy McKinley, Industry Development

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Topics: Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing