We all know that safety and quality are essential to the success of any food business. Outstripping convenience and price, a survey of American consumers showed that 50% were more concerned about the safety and quality of their food than they were five years ago,
In the world of food manufacturing, time really is money. Machine downtime, employee errors, and food safety failures require precious time and destroy the overall efficiency of your facility. And to make things worse, margins are shrinking and competition is growing, which makes these efficiency
Our friends at The Chai Company, Director of Operations Simon Lam and QA Manager Barbara Jedrzejewska, were kind enough to sit down with us and discuss how they solved some of their operational efficiency challenges by going digital and creating a centralized data hub for
This month, we have a slew of new features that will save you and your company a ton of time – both in your day-to-day life and when you’re under pressure and every minute counts. We’ll start off with some new ways to ensure quality:
There are three different layers of oversight that every food business must consider. The first is government regulations like FSMA, which are mandatory in your jurisdiction and for the purposes of exporting to others. The second layer is specialty foods regulations, such as organic, non-GMO,
The primary goal of a food business is to generate profit, but food businesses must also prioritize regulatory compliance – and this can be a heavy burden to carry. The good news is that profits don’t have to be sacrificed. With the right technology, the
Hazards are inherent in food preparation. From knives to industrial equipment to slick floors, every production facility faces unique safety challenges. Icicle’s toolbox has an answer to every problem, helping you fulfill Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements in one easy, integrated food manufacturing software.
This installment of New Features looks at a whole slew of new ways for Icicle to make your life (and food production management) easier. Several new features to help you keep an eye on your ingredients’ and products’ shelf life to minimize waste and loss.
Most business owners understand that it takes focused strategic planning to grow their businesses, something we wrote about a few weeks ago, but many aren’t sure exactly where to begin. Implementing business-altering improvements can seem daunting, and the challenge is amplified when there isn’t a
In the food manufacturing world, there’s an idea we hear time and time again: It’s just the cost of doing business. Sustainability costs, employee training costs, unscheduled downtime costs, soul-crushing audit stress – these things are unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reduce them