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Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 – No. 3: COVID-19 Provides a Push for Digital Innovation
Join us as we look back at ProFood World’s most popular articles of 2021. At No. 3, a look at the state of automation in the food and beverage industry reveals the pandemic’s effect on digital initiatives.
Jan 6th, 2022
Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 – No. 5: Kraft Mac and Cheese Modernization
Join us as we look back at ProFood World’s most popular articles of 2021. No. 5 comes out of ProFood World’s Manufacturing Innovation Awards, where we recognize outstanding food and beverage processing and packaging projects.
Jan 3rd, 2022
Kraft Mac and Cheese Modernization
Completed on time during the height of the pandemic, a multi-line expansion project for Kraft Heinz’s macaroni and cheese product increased production output without disrupting the Wausau plant’s existing production schedule.
Nov 30th, 2021
Concerns About COVID-19 Being Addressed by Government, Businesses
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an emergency temporary standard that increases protections for private sector workers, while companies like Tyson make strides in providing safer, healthier environments.
Nov 5th, 2021
Global 250: Health Comes to the Fore
If one word sums up prevailing consumer attitudes, it’s “Health.” Despite the shakeup amid the ongoing pandemic, many top companies in ProFood World’s Global 250 Food and Beverage Manufacturers list have maintained their positions.
Oct 6th, 2021
unPACKed with ProFood World Podcast: Refitting Processing Plants in a Pandemic
Listen to the inaugural unPACKed with ProFood World podcast for insight on the tumultuous past 18 months for food processing facilities and the industry's future plans for avoid repeating some of the same mistakes.
Aug 6th, 2021
Pandemic-Related Health and Hygiene Consumer Trends Affecting Beverage Market
Product safety demands and active health management are two areas that have increased since the start of the pandemic, and the results on the beverage industry will likely be long-term.
Jul 26th, 2021
Manufacturing Skills Gap Widens in the Wake of COVID-19
A new study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute says the pandemic erased 1.4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs. And, even as the industry rebounds, the remaining unfilled jobs could cost the U.S. economy $1 trillion.
Jun 23rd, 2021
Pandemic-Driven Changes in Food and Beverage Plant Design
Food and beverage producers don’t see COVID-19 as a one-time event. As they actively prepare for the next global pandemic, they’re looking at the changes they need to make in plant design. Find out about their new ideas in this Take Five video.
Jun 18th, 2021
Coronavirus’s Impact, Learnings, and the Value of Discipline
Prior to the pandemic, manufacturers spent most of their time optimizing assets and processes. When the crisis struck, the industry was forced to reinvent day-to-day activities. Refocusing on people is the key to being prepared for future uncertain times.
Stephen M. Perry, Ph.D.
Jun 9th, 2021
Pushing Change to Keep Workers Safe, Plants Running
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted food and beverage manufacturers to implement several new safety measures along with cutting-edge technologies geared toward maintaining production in a booming market. As we move forward, which changes will take root?
Jun 8th, 2021
Pandemic Gives Boost to Smaller Meat Processing Plants
Though COVID-19 certainly caused its share of issues as meat processors raced to figure out how to keep their workers safe, one of the biggest challenges the smaller organizations have faced is how to keep up with the rising demand.
May 14th, 2021
unPACKED with Packaging World Podcast: Did 2020 Change Packaging Forever?
Listen to the unPACKed with Packaging World podcast for Matt Reynold's take on the seismic shifts in packaging caused by COVID-19 and societal call for social responsibility.
May 14th, 2021
Protective Packaging Demand Grows During Pandemic
Consumer demand for protective and hygienic packaging during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new innovations in the areas of sleeve, film, and cardboard coatings.
Mar 24th, 2021
FDA & CDC: No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging
FDA and CDC continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of COVID-19.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Feb 18th, 2021
Growth of Contract Packaging and Manufacturing Through 2025
Interview with Bush Brothers and Pretzels, Inc. on the expanding role of contract packagers/contract manufacturers during the pandemic, with an introduction by PMG's Jim Chrzan on recent Contract Packaging Association survey results.
Feb 17th, 2021
Meat and Poultry Workers’ COVID-19 Rates Drop Sharply
New data shows the sector’s workers are far less likely to contract the disease than members of the general public.
Feb 4th, 2021
COVID-19 Provides a Push for Digital Innovation
As food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep workers safe and shelves stocked, many have moved forward with automation and digital transformation initiatives that might have only been on the radar before the pandemic.
Jan 29th, 2021
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