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Now that the Food and Drug Administration has the power to invoke mandatory recalls, as granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act, the speed and accuracy of your recall process has never been more important. The federal watchdog’s new teeth can be expe

How To Prepare For Mandatory Food Recalls

March 26, 2014 1:00 am | by Heather Angus-Lee | Comments

Now that the FDA has the power to invoke mandatory recalls, under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the speed and accuracy of the recall process has never been more important. The federal watchdog’s new teeth can be expected to leave their mark on more food companies, halting the distribution of suspect products — and that could affect your own supply chain.

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Pest Management Key To FSMA Compliance

March 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Missy Henriksen and Dr. Jim Fredericks, the National Pest Management Association | Comments

The first Food Safety Modernization Act deadline will force food facilities to evaluate their operations, implement and monitor measures to prevent contamination and develop an action plan to counter it. One of the best ways facilities can comply with this new rule is with a rigorous pest management program.

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations Of 2013 & How To Prevent Them

March 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Comments

Each year, OSHA releases a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards violations. This year's list is almost identical to last year's, highlighting the need for greater attention to safety on the plant floor. Read on for some expert insight on ensuring safe working conditions in your facility in 2014.  

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A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

Are You Overlooking Your Rupture Discs?

March 20, 2014 7:29 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Oseco | Comments

Rupture discs are an often overlooked, but crucial element to any chemical processing facility. Personnel changes or the rapid growth of a plant can result in discs operating at less than capacity. Frequent replacement can be costly and discs that are no longer suitable for their applications pose both physical and financial risks for plant personnel and the company.   

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Q&A: The FDA And Mandatory Recalls

March 19, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

With more news about food and beverage recalls, there’s a growing concern that the industry won’t be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls for food distributors. In order to get some more details on the rules and how companies are going to deal with the changes, we got in touch with Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI.

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California Announces First Three Green Chemistry 'Priority Products'

March 18, 2014 1:00 am | by By Peter Hsiao, William Tarantino, and Lois Miyashiro | Comments

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced its highly anticipated list of the first products and chemicals to be evaluated under the state’s innovative Safer Chemical Product regulations. Although DTSC had legal authority to regulate five products under the implementing regulations, they selected only three classes of products.   

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Making Compressed Air OSHA-Compliant

March 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Comments

On the plant floor, workers often find ways to get something done faster or more efficiently, but sometimes these shortcuts can run a company afoul of OSHA regulations. In operations where workers end up getting covered in dust, they might turn a compressed air gun at themselves, unfortunately this can be exceptionally dangerous.

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Counterfeit drug sales tarnish a pharmaceutical brand’s reputation and take a toll on sales, but more importantly, they carry major health risks for consumers. By enforcing a nationwide standard for track-and-trace measures, new legislation will streamlin

All Eyes On Safety & Brand Protection

March 13, 2014 1:00 am | by Julie Ackerman, Senior Director, PR and Communications; PMMI | Comments

Counterfeit drug sales tarnish a brand’s reputation and take a toll on sales, but more importantly, they carry major health risks for consumers. By enforcing a national standard for track-and-trace measures, new legislation will streamline compliance efforts. Fortunately for manufacturers, there are many technologies designed to make compliance simple and efficient.

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Food products have become increasingly globalized commodities, but along with growing demand comes greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to sour

Navigating Import & Export Safety Regulations

March 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Leah A. Brndjar, Goldberg Segalla | Comments

Food products have become increasingly globalized commodities, but along with greater demand comes the necessity for greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to source both locally and globally, they must be proactive in navigating the complex laws of different goverments in order to minimize potential risks. 

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A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

Q&A: Impact Of California's Green Chemistry Law

March 10, 2014 8:32 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor Chem.Info | Comments

In the wake of California's Green Chemistry Law, and the associated regulations that will become public later this year, Chem.Info spoke with Michael Kirschner about what the forthcoming regulations will mean for manufacturers and what they can be doing to prepare now. 

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Moving Forward With GHS Hazard Communication

March 6, 2014 7:28 am | by Lion Technology | Comments

Recent reports show that many facilities are still confused about the updated Hazard Communication Standard and what they must do to comply. Click here for an overview of these upcoming requirements and tips for what facilities should do to prepare for a seamless transition. 

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Open Source As An Engine For The Internet Of Things

March 5, 2014 1:00 am | by Jeff Evans, Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Alain Louchez, Managing Director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies at Georgia Tech | Comments

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently organized an international workshop centered on Internet of Things (IoT) standards at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Extreme Weather Impacts Supply Chain

March 4, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Preventing Eye Injuries In The Workplace

March 4, 2014 1:00 am | by American Academy of Opthalmology | Comments

For Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has developed guidance on how to avoid and treat eye on-the-job eye injuries, 90 percent of which are preventable with the appropriate eye protection.                    

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VT: Keep Renewable Energy Out Of My Backyard

March 3, 2014 12:01 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | Comments

Getting energy from the sun, wind and forests fits with Vermont's sense of itself as clean, green and independent. But when it comes time to build and live with the projects that make it possible, things can get complicated.              

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