Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Editor's Note: New information sources address crucial food safety challenges

March 1, 2010
Protecting the food supply may often seem like a daunting task. Our goal is to provide you with as many solutions as possible.

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Editor's Note: Fast food nation is now on information overload

February 1, 2010
Technology, trends and information are bombarding the food and beverage industry at such a quick pace, it’s hard to get a grip on what is worthy of attention.
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Back to basics: Everything old is new again

January 1, 2010
Often as a decade comes to a close, articles looking back at the past ten years come across my desk and Web browser.
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Editor's Note: Lessons learned from an unusual year

December 1, 2009
The food industry learned that the public continues to be serious about sustainability, and not only in the packaging, energy and other waste reduction methods of the firms that produce the goods they buy.
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Food industry retains its resiliency in times of turmoil

November 1, 2009
While business may be lackluster in nearly all sectors, the food and beverage industry has much to be happy about.
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As the recession ends, look for profitability within human assets

October 1, 2009
There’s no escape from the news reports discussing whether or not the recession is over. If we are eking out of it, the official proclamation of the end is bound to be at least six months away.
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You're a shining star, no matter who you are

September 1, 2009
While some plant projects may have been put on hold this year, the food industry has proved to be a shining star compared to hard hit industries such as automotive and construction.
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Editor's Note: Time for an extreme cultural shift to battle obesity

July 30, 2009
Our industry must find the innovation within itself to fight obesity while increasing profits.
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Editor's Note: Saving the planet 1 million printed pages at a time

July 1, 2009
The mandate to save has never been stronger in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
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Editor's Note: Embrace flexible manufacturing

June 1, 2009
It's no longer a good idea to operate in a business-as-usual mode.
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