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.Read More
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).Read More
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!