While the scientific debate continues as to whether the earth is in global warming or entering the next ice age, food and beverage manufacturers are mired in the day-to-day fight to reduce energy consumption.
With all the sophisticated technology advances made in food manufacturing over the past two decades, I think it is odd that our industry seems to be suffering frequent and more devastating food recalls.
Food safety, sustainability, plant safety, outsourcing, trade secrets, lack of qualified workers. Sound familiar? If you work in the average North American food or beverage manufacturing plant, chances are you face these challenges each month and maybe even each day.