Regardless of advancements in technology, food companies still rely on relationships with outside experts to diagnose and respond to production problems. Having partners they can trust also boosts their confidence when exploring new ventures and testing out ideas. “No matter how much automation you’ve created and invested in, at the end of the day, you’re […]

Cold storage

Facing obstacles ranging from labor shortages in the trucking industry to limited warehouse space, food manufacturers are increasingly turning to warehousing partners like Interstate Cold Storage to help them not just store products, but also fulfill orders. “Logistics are the biggest challenge for our customers,” says Nick Burnham, General Manager of Interstate’s warehouses in Fort […]

PROCESS EXPO Innovations Showcase product presentation

Dozens of exhibiting companies participating in next month’s PROCESS EXPO submitted new products to be considered for the Innovations Showcase People’s Choice Award.  Several editors from leading industry publications identified the finalists in each of the six categories and now attendees have the opportunity to select the winners which will be showcased at the event, […]

The QUAD for students attending PROCESS EXPO

New to PROCESS EXPO, Food for Thought sessions offers emerging leaders an opportunity to hear inspirational talks from leading food and beverage professionals on what the industry has meant to them professionally and personally. Their 15-minute talk will follow informal Meet-Ups where attendees can continue discussions with the speaker and other professionals in the industry. […]

Nicole Chestnut

Food Industry Executive spoke with members of the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Young Professionals Group about the challenges and opportunities they see in the food industry today and in the future. This interview is with Nicole Chestnut, the customer service manager and safety director at Rome Grinding Solutions, a company that manufactures grinding equipment for the meat, […]

Planning a construction project in the food industry is an intricate undertaking, especially for companies with older facilities, systems, and infrastructure. We spoke with Tom Wiersma, Director of Marketing and Business Development at C2AE Architecture & Engineering, to learn about some of the developments that are simplifying and speeding up these projects. With about 130 […]

Food Safety Summit

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), producers of PROCESS EXPO, have teamed up with the Food Safety Summit, a leading conference focused on food safety, to offer six education courses taking place October 8–11, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.  The sessions, which will be led by subject matter experts in the field, are […]

FPSA Women's Breakfast

The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA’s) Networks are hosting 30-minute Meet-Ups during show hours at PROCESS EXPO. These relaxed, informal venues are a time to learn about the Networks, meet the members, and build new relationships. The Networks were created to integrate key topics that are critical to the FPSA Councils (Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Meat, […]

Manual lot tracing makes it challenging to manage inventory effectively. Numbers are prone to misreading or incorrect recording, resulting in traceability issues down the line. And if a plant is subject to a recall or food safety audit, it can be tedious and time-consuming to hunt down handwritten information that may or may not be […]