Contamination recalls from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) surged by an unprecedented 167% over the first half of 2016. This rise is largely attributed to tighter regulations and technological advances but also reflects the realities of our increasingly complex and interconnected food chain.
Since the new FSMA rules regarding Preventive Controls (PC) were introduced last year, food companies are facing some confusion around how to comply to these requirements. An alternate format of a food safety plan that includes PCs was put forward by the FSPCA but has
In September 2017, Icicle Technologies Inc. joined four other promising Canadian tech companies on a trade mission to Mexico and Columbia. The trip was part of Wavefront’s Global Market Entry Program and organized in collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Serivce. Wavefront, a Canadian centre
Though it took place in May 2016, our trip to Australia and New Zealand with Wavefront and Global Affairs Canada is still making news. We were featured, along with three other British Columbia businesses, in BC Business Magazine. The article details how each of the
Maintenance management plays an integral part the successful operation of any facility, ensuring product quality and maximizing productivity. Downtime for a food packaging line, for example, leads to thousands of dollars of lost revenue per hour. But Maintenance Management is also critical for any food
We are pleased to announce a new series of features for Icicle this summer (or winter for our users in the Southern hemisphere) that will help our users maximize the efficiency of their operations through new Production Forecasting and Production Status interfaces, a Global Inventory
While compliance deadlines for the Safe Food for Canadians Act draw near, many food businesses still haven’t implemented a HACCP-based food safety program as required by the Act. The new food safety regulations are part of a big government push – federal and provincial –
We are happy to be featured again over at Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR), this time in an article on temperature control and food safety technology. GFSR provides trusted content in over 60 languages to provide unbiased, open-source information and resources to food professionals worldwide.
Temperature control has always been a major food safety issue and regulators continue to turn up the heat, particularly with the new FSMA rules around transportation. Technology plays a critical role in prolonging shelf-life and addressing other quality issues, but it also helps prevent food
We are proud to introduce the latest series of enhancements to the Icicle food production management system, including ongoing improvements in Occupational Health & Safety as well as Maintenance Management features. Thanks to the great feedback we get from Icicle users, we have also made