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Ray Humienny

Ray Humienny

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USDA Appendices Updates, Straight from AAMP

Posted by Ray Humienny on Sep 3, 2019 7:46:00 AM

When the USDA says that they’re moving toward a science-based approach for Appendices A&B revisions, you might think to yourself, “well, what the heck were we doing all this time?”

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Topics: News, Food Manufacturing, Food Plant Engineering blog, Manufacturing, FPE, Food industry

5S Sanitation for Food Plants

Posted by Ray Humienny on Jul 15, 2019 7:37:00 AM

Lean sanitation is more than just equipment hygiene; 5S, a five-step sanitation procedure, is intended to treat your plant’s work space as a second home through common housekeeping etiquette.

If you’re managing a food plant, nothing is more important than trusting that your product is safe and that your facility is regularly washed. Consumers expect safe food, and a clean facility is necessary for a consistently safe product.

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Topics: News, FPE, Food industry, 5S, CIP, Cleaning, Sanitation, Process flow, Facility hygiene

Blockchain for the business-minded: Food Trust is just the beginning

Posted by Ray Humienny on May 14, 2019 11:53:00 AM
IBM Food Trust is designed to improve product traceability from farm to fork, but its most publicized applications have come from partnerships with big names like Walmart and Tyson. What about the rest of us stuck at “Blockchain for Businesses 101?” What can Food Trust do for smaller processors?

Chances are that this isn’t your only tab open about blockchain. If it is, open at least two more.

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Topics: Blockchain, FA&M, Food Automation & Manufacturing, Digital ledger, IBM Food Trust, Food Manufacturing, Cloud computing, Transparency, Traceability, Food Plant Engineering blog, Food Automation

Manufacturing Interest v. an Interest in Manufacturing: Attracting and Maintaining a Dynamic Workforce

Posted by Ray Humienny on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM
For manufacturing sectors like the food industry, now’s the time to capitalize on impending job vacancies and educate a new generation and current employees on automation.

The food industry is the oasis in a manufacturing desert. As fewer sectors have reported job growth within the past year, food manufacturing has seen a boost in opportunity with one (slight) issue: we’ve got the jobs but not the people to fill them.

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Topics: Food Automation & Manufacturing, Food Plant Engineering blog, Food Automation, Manufacturing, Labor statistics, Baby boomer labor, Automation, Skilled labor, Unskilled labor, FPE, Millennial labor, Food industry, cobots

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