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Alchemy White Paper

New Study by Alchemy Reveals Food Industry Can Improve Safety Compliance up to 26 Percent

Alchemy Systems, global leader of innovative technologies and services, released an important new study on improving food safety and productivity. Researchers determined that supervisor-driven observations, coupled with effective training, can improve safety compliance by up to 26 percent. 


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Mesh Gloves 101

Image depictions of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table draped in chain mail garments and gloves. It was then that the concept of metal mesh gloves was born - in the Middle Ages when European knights wore gloves made of chain mail to protect them from puncture of the swords and lances used in jousts and battles.









March 2012 White Paper

Protein-processing concerns, today and tomorrow

At the Pack Expo 2011 show in Las Vegas, The National Provisioner sat down with PMMI’s Vision 2020 Focus Group, which brought together representatives of several meat- and poultry-processing companies to discuss the state of the industry from their unique perspectives.










Birko Press Release


Validation of a Lactic Acid– and Citric Acid–Based Antimicrobial Product for the Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on Beef Tips and Whole Chicken Carcasses

This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of a lactic acid; and citric acid; based antimicrobial product on reducing Salmonella on whole broiler carcasses and on reducing Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on beef trim.




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The Essential Guide to ERP Solutions for Meat Processors

10 Essential ERP Features For Meat Processors Running the right ERP solution can streamline your processing and packaging operations, expedite recalls, and accurately predict yields and cost products. This practical guide links many of the unique business processes for the meat industry to specific ERP software capabilities. Avoid the pitfalls of running the wrong ERP application for your business.


Aramark Whitepaper

GFSI Reaches Beyond Food Processors

A survey of food safety authorities at food companies shows broad support for more stringent safety programs, at both the plant and on suppliers' premises.  While the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) means more rigorous and lengthy food-plant inspections by third-party auditors and potential demands on their suppliers, manufacturing professionals believe GFSI will help raise U.S. food safety standards and provide greater assurance to customers.

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Traceability and Food Safety: Go for the Record

Consumers now demand more information on the quality, origin and handling of the food they eat. On one hand, news of recalls and exposure of unsafe practices has made consumers wary. On the other hand, food choices make lifestyle statements and represent ethical stances such as “keeping kosher,” humane treatment for animals or vegetarianism. Traceability keeps many food company executives awake at night, yet most companies are not willing to invest heavily in traceability until they have a problem.

PolyCo Whitepaper

Economic Justification for Implementing an Automated Laundering System for Multi-Use Synthetic Garments 

An automated laundering system has been developed to clean and sanitize multi-usesynthetic garments composed of PolyConversions, Inc. VR™. An extensive evaluation of an automated washing and drying process with VR™ garments has demonstrated that an automated laundering program can provide the poultry and meat processing industries with a process that can assure consistent and quality performance in cleaning and sanitizing multi-use VR™ garments.

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An Innovative Approach for Ensuring Effective Cleaning and Sanitizing of Multi-Use Synthetic Garments

Driven primarily by economic factors, multiple use of synthetic protective apparel has increased dramatically in the food processing industry during the last decade.

PolyCo Whitepaper

HACCP Considerations in Cleaning and Sanitizing Multi-Use Synthetic Garments

Protective apparel comprised of synthetic fabrics is used widely in the food processing industry. Although the lighter weight polyethylene aprons are designed for single use, some synthetic garments having a more durable composition are used multiple times before discarding.

ARAMARK Whitepaper Global Food

The Drive for a Global Food Safety Standard

The Global Food Safety Initiative is quickly gaining momentum and is certain to make a big impact on the auditing practices of food processors and their suppliers. This whitepaper provides a thorough overview of GFSI and differences among prominent GFSI-approved auditing organizations. Download now to learn about the rising expectations. 

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Getting Started With Certification to Global Food Safety Standards

In beginning, it is important for facilities to understand the steps to certification and how to approach them. Some steps are mandatory and some are optional. The optional steps can be valuable tools to help a facility succeed in attaining certification.

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Certification to the Global Food Safety Standards

Historically, suppliers have been subjected to multiple types of Food Safety audits to meet the expectations of multiple customers.  The Food industry is now experiencing a significant shift away from “audits” to more comprehensive certification programs for continuous improvement in food safety management and to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers. 

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The Cold Hard Facts — Using Mobile Computers in Cold Environments

Which mobile computing equipment works best in food and cold storage environments? Read The Cold Hard Facts – Using Mobile Computers in Cold Environments, a new whitepaper, and learn what you need to know to pick the most reliable, performance-proven devices. 

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Wireless Technology Migration: Mitigating Risk and Increasing Supply Chain Efficiency

How can food manufacturers and distribution operations make the most of the latest wireless technologies? A new white paper, Wireless Technology Migration: Mitigating Risk and Increasing Supply Chain Efficiency in the Food Industry, provides proven strategies and best practices for selecting and deploying solutions designed for long-term value. 




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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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