Facility Operations

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Food safety gets smarter

Driven by ever-strict safety regulations and the need for traceability across the supply chain, food manufacturers are increasingly turning to inspect... continue reading »

Pure Green Farms facility in South Bend, Indiana

Pure Green Farms takes indoor-outdoor approach to leafy greens

Another year passes, and with it, a steady stream of news about greenhouses and other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations opening in t... continue reading »

Labor shortages at root of shipping, trucking mandates further issues

On Jan. 6, 2022, there were a record 105 shipping vessels anchored or loitering off the coast of Southern California waiting for openings to dock at t... continue reading »

Solutions to cleaning drain valves

Drain valves comprise up to 20% of all valves in a typical processing plant. However, cleaning them is costly, difficult and time-consuming due to lon... continue reading »

Ocean Mist Farms names director of farming

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation grower-shipper located in Castroville, California, has promoted Bobby Bellew to director of farming. In his new ... continue reading »

Future Crops addresses yield-cost-quality equation

A new Dutch-Israeli venture will make it possible to grow high-quality herbs and leafy greens without relying directly on Mother Nature. Agri-tech ... continue reading »

Addressing labor challenges through automation, robotics

Almost from the moment robots first appeared in factories in the 1960s, the immediate reaction among factory workers was a fear that automation would ... continue reading »

FSMA 204 webinar

Traceability rule changes looming with FSMA 204

In September 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a 199-page Proposed Rule for Record Keeping for Food Traceability as part of t... continue reading »

Good Foods Promotes Juan Larios to president of operations, Mexico

Good Foods, manufacturer of plant-based dips and good-for-you products, has promoted Juan Larios to executive vice president and president of operatio... continue reading »

GAB Operations ready to open new Laredo distribution facility

A new 45,000-square-foot GAB Operations produce distribution facility in Laredo, Texas, has been completed. GAB — a Guanajuato, Mexico-based fres... continue reading »