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
What’s keeping my food business from growing? Will my to-do list ever stop expanding? These strategic planning questions plague owners and managers, and sometimes it seems like there aren’t answers to them – only more questions, doubts, and struggles. You’re probably familiar with the feeling. At
The Icicle team recently sat down with Terry Goulah, Vice President of Operations and Co-Founder of FreeYumm, to understand how Icicle has helped FreeYumm meet their food production goals. FreeYumm came to us looking for a traceability solution, and they got more than they bargained for –
We sat down with Terry Goulah, Vice President of Operations and co-Founder of FreeYumm, to talk about the solution FreeYumm found for the complex traceability and vendor management challenges posed by making allergen-free and non-GMO products. Meet FreeYumm It would be hard to tell from
Your customers demand consistent quality. A high-functioning quality assurance program is the only way to meet this requirement – not only in terms of quality, but also to maintain productivity and outpace the competition. Misunderstandings between executive management and QA are hurdles that can be