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    Coffee Talk: Hazard vs. Risk

    TraceGains sat down with Jennifer McEntire, VP Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association, to discuss the difference between hazards and risks.

    Coffee Talk with John Paul Williams: Power of Automation & Digitization

    In today's digital world, businesses are finding that in order to stay relevant and successful in the industry, they must embrace technology to automate and digitize their once manual processes. To further explore the power of automation and digitization, we sat down with John Paul Williams, Director, Enterprise Solutions and Market Development, Americas, at Polycom to discuss the value of automation and digitization, ways food manufacturers can leverage this technology to improve their business, tips for garnering management approval, and more. 

    Coffee Talk with Bill Michels, CPSM, CPM, MCIPS: Supplier Relationship Management

    What is supplier relationship management? Which suppliers should you focus on? Who should manage the supplier relationship? To get the answers to these, and others, supplier relationship management questions, we sat down with Bill Michels, CPSM, CPM, MCIPS, President, ISM Services, a specialty training and consulting company that focuses on procurement and supply chain management.

    Coffee Talk with Gary Nowacki: How Has Big Data Affected Food Safety and Quality?

    Big Data is not a new term, nor is it a new concept for those of us in the business world. By definition, "big data" refers to "data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with standard methods or tools." Like many industries, food manufacturing, processing, and distribution companies are flooded with data on a daily basis, making manipulation of that data for sound business acumen difficult, if not impossible, without proper tools. 

    So, how has big data affected food safety and quality? To answer this question, we asked Gary Nowacki, CEO, TraceGains, Inc, to share his insights.

    Coffee Talk with Antonio Gallegos: Why All the Fuss about "Natural" Food Claims?

    As Americans become more health-conscious and the demand increases for healthy and natural foods, food manufacturers must walk the line between making all natural product claims and being 100% truthful in their statements. What defines "natural" anyway? How can food manufacturers know with certainty that their "natural" claims are truthful? 

    To answer this question, we asked Antonio Gallegos, Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, to address the question, Why all the fuss about "Natural" food claims?