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How Food Manufacturers Can Earn Consumer Trust on Food Safety

 

When a recall occurs due to a food safety issue, the consequences are widespread and lasting.

Eggs, ground beef, onions, peanuts, peppers, spinach, and most recently, romaine lettuce, have all been in the spotlight due to food safety concerns. And with each incident, the pressure on food manufacturers increases as consumer confidence declines.

Manufacturers will find themselves with greater problems if they do not address food safety issues quickly and efficiently. According to a recent...

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Best Markets for Food Manufacturers: Site-Selection Factors to Consider

The food manufacturing industry is expected to grow at 4.2% annually, reaching $31.5 billion in value by 2020, according to BCC Research. And as the industry grows, food manufacturers are faced with a variety of challenges.

Today’s consumers want products that address a wide range of health and dietary needs. Meanwhile, consumers are also placing an increased importance on waste reduction, labeling and sourcing transparency, food safety, and delivery.

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How Blockchain Can Benefit Food Manufacturers & Protect From Recalls

In 2016, Chipotle reported its first-ever quarter of declining sales, with revenue down 6.8% to just under $1 billion. During the period, same-store sales declined 14.6% and net income plummeted 44% to $67.9 million. This decline, of course, was a result of the company’s food safety crisis following the burrito chain’s devastating E. coli and Norovirus outbreaks.

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Leveraging Technology for Sustainability in Food Manufacturing

When the earliest forms of agriculture were sprouting up nearly 10,000 years ago, we had little knowledge that someday we might be faced with food sustainability challenges. Our current methods for producing nutritious foods are not able to keep up with the pace of our population growth. According to some estimates, there will be more than 9 billion humans on this planet within the next 50 years, and we need to double our food production by 2030.

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How Automation in Food Manufacturing Is Driving Safety and Efficiency

The preparation, processing, and packaging of our food has increasingly become an automated process with the rise of robotic and automation equipment. And this trend — which is expected to continue for the next several years — brings perks for both the manufacturer and consumer.

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5 of the Top Technical Training Programs Supporting DFW’s Automotive, Aviation & Manufacturing Companies

Texas is widely known as a top business destination for a variety of industries. And while cotton, cattle, and oil may historically come to mind, the versatile state has greatly diversified its economic base over the years.

Currently, Texas’ extensive business portfolio spans not only its flagship industries of petroleum refining and chemical products, but also advanced technology and manufacturing, automotive, aviation and aerospace, biotechnology, information technology, energy, and more.

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Midlothian, Texas: Manufacturing Success

September 22, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

In the manufacturing world, it’s tough to beat Texas.

With its robust business climate, ever-mushrooming labor pool and enviable operating costs, the Lone Star State is a choice destination for a variety of expanding and relocating companies, but especially manufacturing firms.

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Gerdau Midlothian Mill Awarded Skills Development Fund

 

Steel producer Gerdau, located in Midlothian, Texas, recently joined the ranks of Lone Star companies benefitting from the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant.

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Midlothian at a Glance: Workforce Dynamics

 

People are the undeniable power behind every successful business. It’s the people that prove why workforce ranks as one of the most critical site selection factors for relocating and expanding businesses.

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Colliers International Broker: Why Midlothian?

February 29, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

This post is part of our “Why Midlothian?” blog series.

We interviewed Tom Pearson, Executive Vice President at Colliers International, to learn why he advocates Midlothian to his clients.

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