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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

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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