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Avoiding the pitfalls of software selection
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Selecting the wrong warehouse management system leads to escalated costs, lost time, energy and a great deal of frustration. Even companies that appear to follow a sound, thoughtful and thorough selection process may still end up with the wrong system. What can you do to make sure this doesn't happen to your company? Find out at the 121st IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, April 21-26, in Tucson, Arizona, USA, where Accellos will share how to avoid the common mistakes that companies make when selecting a new software system during their focus session on April 23. Register now. See a list of 22 tips for selecting the right WMS. More

Will the cold chain go mobile?
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In the cover story in the January-February 2012 issue of COLD FACTS, Aaron Laird, president of Maves International Software, predicted that the next "big thing" in traceability technology may be mobile devices. "Mobile devices seem to be the hot item right now and there doesn't seem to be much limit as to what they may enable," says Laird. "We are focused on allowing an authorized stakeholder to access their information wherever they are on whatever device as long as it supports a standard browser." See the full article in the January-February edition of COLD FACTS magazine. Then, let us know what you think on LinkedIn. Interested in advertising in the "Convention" issue of COLD FACTS? Contact James Rogers at +1 703 373 4300. More

USDA releases Blueprint for Stronger Service
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 9 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be undergoing a restructuring resulting in the closure of 259 offices in the United States and seven offices in foreign countries. The announcement comes as a part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste and is expected to save over $150 million annually. USDA asserts that some of the offices to be closed are no longer staffed or they have a very small staff and many are within 20 miles of another USDA office. In some cases, the use of technology has reduced the need for brick and mortar facilities. Reaction to USDA's proposal has been somewhat mixed. Although many have applauded the efforts to streamline agencies and cut costs, concerns have been raised about the ability of USDA to maintain the same level of service after the closing of these offices. With respect to the Food Safety Inspection Service, Vilsack has stated that the closings will have no impact on food safety and will affect only administrative personnel. See a listing of offices, by agency, that would be closed under the Blueprint for Stronger Service. More

Need for adult or continuing education increasing
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A new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. establishes that the need for a knowledge-based economy is enhancing the significance of adult education programs. The report also indicates that adult and continuing education also gain significance in specialty fields, which require advanced skill set and knowledge. According to the report, "As gaining such knowledge is not possible through mainstream education alone, it becomes imperative for employees to acquire the knowledge either through company sponsored workforce development programs, or by enrolling into specialized programs offered by outside educational institutes." The WFLO Institute is the premiere training program for the public refrigerated warehousing and logistics industry. Don't miss your chance to attend! Register now for the 48th WFLO Institute, being held Feb. 11-16, at the Georgia Tech Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. More


Preferred Freezer Logistics provides LTL consolidation for customers
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Preferred Freezer Services has introduced a logistics offering to assist their customers with the storage and final delivery of its customers' goods. Utilizing an online tracking system, the logistics offering enables customers to monitor their product from port to freezer and freezer to final customer destination process. More

Partner Logistics launches Facebook page
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Partner Logistics in the Netherlands has launched a Facebook page where the company will post regular company updates, including information regarding new sites, new services, new customer contracts, and new projects. More

Powerful WMS Demo Webinar!

Don’t be left out in the cold! Jan. 24, 2012, log on to a 1 hour review of Da Vinci WMS, a powerful, robust WMS with advanced billing features designed exclusively for 3PL’s. Cold Storage facilities welcome! Call 714-937-0700 or email to reserve a spot today. Held by Wolin Design Group

SnoTemp Cold Storage seeking Plant Manager
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SnoTemp Cold Storage is seeking a motivated individual to lead our Albany, Oregon facility as Plant Manager. The Plant Manger will be responsible for the overall success of our 375,000-square-foot (9,000,000 cubic feet) facility and 20 employees. See the full listing on GCCA Classifieds. More

Lanier Technical College offering discount for Ammonia for Non-Operators course
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The training is provided in both the classroom and the lab. Lanier Technical College is offering a special discount to their Ammonia for Non-Operators course. The course, Feb. 15-17, immediately after the 48th WFLO Institute, provides a basic overview of ammonia refrigeration system components and system operation in classroom and hands-on lab environment. More

A M King Construction awarded Eagle and Merit Awards from ABC
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A M King Construction recently joined the ranks among the "best of the best" merit shop construction companies in the industry. A M King Construction's project at Automatic Rolls of North Carolina, USA, a subsidiary of Northeast Foods, won the 2011 Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Carolinas Chapter. More

Dematic PickDirector software adds new functionality with 3.6 release
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Dematic, supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse, and distribution center, has released PickDirector 3.6, a new extended version of the order fulfillment software for distribution and warehousing operations. More

Digital Lumens presents webinar on Daylight Harvesting
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Daylight harvesting — the practice of using available ambient light in addition to or instead of artificial light — is a recognized strategy for reducing lighting energy use in many environments. In mixed use facilities that have cold storage and other rooms, daylight harvesting can be an effective measure. Digital Lumens will present a webinar on daylight harvesting for industrial facilities, from 11 a.m. to noon EST on Jan. 25. More


British frozen food player looks to expand
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U.K. cold storage, distribution and frozen food wholesaler Harry Yearsley is looking for further acquisitions to boost its market presence after seeing profits hit by tough trading conditions. More

Campden BRI identifies food and drink industry challenges
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Vigilance in supply chain management, risk assessment, efficiency and sustainability are the key challenges facing the food and beverage industries, according to a new report from Campden BRI. More

$4 million project planned at local plant
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A $4 million improvement project is planned for a cold storage facility north of Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA. The project at the site once known as Omaha Cold Storage was revealed by Vickie Reeck, the city's community development manager. She told the Plan and Zoning Commission that BHJ USA Inc., the site's new owner, plans an addition to the building. The company also plans to buy more machinery and equipment and to conduct other plant upgrades, she said. More

Freight Shipments up 0.1 percent from October to November
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From October to November, the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent following a one month decrease, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index. According to the BTS, shipments in November were at the second highest level since July 2008. More

Global food preservatives market to grow at CAGR of 2.5 percent in next 5 years    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The global food preservative market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5 percent in the next five years, according to a new report from Markets and Markets. More

Frozen food could slash food waste
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Putting more frozen food on dinner plates in the United Kingdom could help slash household food waste, according to the British Frozen Food Federation. More

Demand, costs high for frozen food firms such as Patterson Vegetable
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Patterson Vegetable Co. struggles to survive in a frozen food sector that faces challenges but still has plenty of consumers. The U.S. industry has high labor and energy costs that put it at a disadvantage with foreign vegetable producers, said Corey Henry, vice president for communications at the American Frozen Food Institute in McLean, Va. More

Panama Canal expansion stalls after labor walkout
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Construction of the third set of locks at the Panama Canal ground to a halt when thousands of workers stopped work to demand payment of back wages and better working conditions, according to a published report. The largest element of the expansion project is the $3.2 billion construction of the locks by the United Group, a consortium of Spain's Sacyr, Italy's Impregilo, Belgium's Jan de Nul and Panama's Constructora Urbana. The union is demanding that the consortium pay back wages as well as raise the minimum wage of thousands of workers on the site, according to Mendez, who also accused foreign foremen of abusing Panamanian workers, according to Agence France-Press. More

Morrisons launches M Kitchen frozen food convenience range
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Morrisons is launching its first M Kitchen frozen convenience range, which is part of the wider M Kitchen roll out that will see more than 300 "restaurant-quality" recipes available in-store. The frozen launch follows the unveiling late last year of the chilled range that included M Kitchen Bistro, a collaboration with five of the U.K.'s leading chefs, including Aldo Zilli and Pierre Koffmann. More

Tennessee Pride introduces healthier breakfast options
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Tennessee Pride has introduced a full line of premium sausage patties, which includes two healthier options: Turkey and Reduced Sodium. The Turkey variety has 60 percent less fat, and the reduced sodium patties have 40 percent less sodium; both products contain no monosodium glutamate. More

Low-voltage alternating current can effectively eradicate E. coli on beef
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A short burst of low voltage alternating current can effectively eradicate E. coli bacteria growing on the surface of even heavily contaminated beef, according to a study published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. The technique offers an inexpensive and easy to implement approach to reducing the risk of food poisoning, which can occur despite handlers complying with hygiene standards. More

Study: Microwaves effective in zapping Salmonella on fresh vegetables    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Exposing fresh vegetables to short bursts of microwave energy can significantly reduce the presence of Salmonella Typhimurium, according to new research. More


FDA to freeze orange juice import supply chain
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is freezing orange juice imports at U.S. ports while it tests shipments for the presence of the fungicide carbendazim. The "test and hold" policy covers all imported orange juice, and could hold up shipments for five to 10 business days, according an FDA spokesperson. The agency will deny entry to shipments that test positive for carbendazim, a fungicide commonly used on many crops overseas, including citrus fruit. The FDA freeze and testing will have an immediate effect on the supply chains of orange juice producers and distributors and orange juices prices in the U.S. More

Bill would remove downer animals from food supply
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U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., has reintroduced the Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act to permanently prohibit all downed livestock from entering the nation's food chain. More

FAO: World food prices on down trend after December fall
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World food prices likely will extend recent falls in the coming months as recession fears sap demand and supplies remain strong, but they can rebound on adverse crop weather and rising demand, the United Nations' FAO food agency said. More

OMB says food agency merger is next
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A single federal food safety agency, long sought by many advocates, will happen if Congress grants the Obama administration authority to reorganize the government, according to the subscription news service The Hagstrom Report. More

Japanese opponents of TPP make their case in Washington
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Half a dozen Japanese politicians converged on Washington to explain to senior officials and Congress their concerns about Japan's inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. Former Minister of Agriculture Masahiko Yamada is part of the delegation. The visiting legislators met with Chief TPP Negotiator Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis. More

Dutch frozen food JV on hold after EC competition referral    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Dutch food processing joint venture has been put on hold while authorities in the country investigate its potential effect on frozen snacks market competition. More

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