Many leading food manufacturers recognize the need for a vastly improved and more global automation infrastructure than currently exists in even the most automated facilities, says a study from the ARC Advisory Group.
Although the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted temporary relief to smaller public companies from Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance reporting, more frequent than quarterly filing/reporting may be in the wings for all public companies, according to a white paper from six international accounting companies.
With Control of Congress passing to the Democrats, changes are taking place on key food industry related committees. Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte will step down as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
According to a recent FDA report, the September 14th CDC-confirmed E coli outbreak affecting 204 people in 26 states was traced back to Monterey County spinach grower and producer, Natural Selection Foods in San Juan Bautista, CA.