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In the Fall of 2022, I met with the FPSA Pet Foods Council for the first discussion about the production line we would develop for Process Expo 2023, and ultimately what product this line would produce and package. We would soon narrow in on a line to produce pet treats in the form of a
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I saw a great piece last week about attracting Gen-Z to manufacturing jobs. I am particularly interested in this topic for two reasons. On one hand, last year we launched our first FPSA Career Fair on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, which I think all involved would agree it was a great
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This weekend, while watching a little football, a smile came over my face at one of the commercials. I’m sure you’ve seen this one before where the main character talks about bundling your home and auto insurance policies. I’m smiling, not for the reasons that they want as I couldn’t care less about my insurance
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In November, the FDA issued a statement that it had evaluated the safety of cell-cultivated meat and concluded that it is safe for human consumption, a major milestone for alternative protein producers whose cutting-edge technologies promise a sustainable and plentiful food source for a growing world. With this milestone now passed, we wait to see how
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This month, Food Manufacturing Magazine, provided important news on the FDA’s announcement finalizing new rules to more effectively trace contaminated product through the food supply, in an effort to strengthen foodborne illness prevention efforts. As per Food Manufacturing, “The final rule establishes additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for those that manufacture, process, pack or hold certain
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Loma Systems, a global leader in inspection technologies for food quality and safety, has unveiled its latest addition to the X5 X-ray inspection series – the X5 SideShoot, designed and engineered specifically for the inspection of taller products. In further defining their X-ray offering, X5 SideShoot complements their existing portfolio that can inspect diverse applications
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Consider this the unofficial announcement. As our industry segment councils meet this week, they’re discussing how we pull off three new production lines once again at next year’s Process Expo. For the uninitiated, Process Expo features live production lines where we make finished products with the actual ingredients to highlight the latest technological innovations in
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CHICAGO―October 20, 2022, Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, today announced the release of the SL20 Palletizer – the inaugural product in a new catalog of certified, off-the-shelf, robotics-as-a-service solutions available at a low cost per hour. Built by Sourcelink Solutions, Formic’s new offering further underlines Formic’s commitment to removing the barriers to automation so
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An industry that never declines, and that we all touch every day as consumers. Above average pay that helps you live the type of life you want to live, while doing your part to feed a world of 8 billion people with not just meat and potatoes, so to speak, but with new products released
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Why should I get involved in my employees’ finances? It’s a question that a member asked me last week while discussing the new FPSA Financial Wellness Program we are introducing in conjunction with Truist Momentum. The answer is pretty simple. The people we work with are everyday people with everyday concerns, much of which revolves
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