Food Safety Management Programs

Debby Newslow is president of D. L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. located in Orlando, Florida. Debby is the author of The ISO 9000 Quality System: Applications in Food and Technology  and of a HACCP-based chapter included in John Wiley & Sons release of the Food Safety Compendium.  Debby just completed her second book titled, Food Safety […]

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The Preventative Aspect of Lean

For many that are unfamiliar with Lean the notion of “standard work” brings a repellent idea of standardization and work standards, and the oppressive boot-jack command culture that comes with that. And yet, the way that Toyota implements standard work, it is much more akin to working agreements, where you record the current best agreed […]

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Food Safety in a Global Economy

Food Safety is evolving and will continue to evolve driven by market demands. Regulators are following not leading this effort. The History of Food Safety and its impact in a Global Economy was presented at the Global Food Safety Conference. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of […]

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Why is Electronic Recordation Acceptable for AgChem?

It is very understandable why this has happened. In fact, ApRecs evolved from the AgChem side of the business. The nature of the business of selling chemicals relied upon high quality recommendations. This is traditionally and still done by a group of Fieldmen that understands the Grower business very well. In fact, most Fieldmen have […]

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Creating Flow in your Environment

The Lean definition of flow goes something like this, the accomplishment of steps within a value stream so that a product or service proceeds from the beginning of the value stream to the customer without waste. Many Lean efforts first start around the concept of improving flow. They start many times with 5S (Sort, Straighten, […]

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ApRecs will introduce Northwest Wholesale’s Comprehensive Food Safety Documentation System

At the Northwest Wholesale Recertification Meeting, learn how to utilize the Northwest Wholesale resources of GRAS2P and ApRecs with a FREE ApRecs Spray Record System! ApRecs will be presenting and accepting Grower registrations for a free GRAS2P powered ApRecs account at the annual Northwest Wholesale Recertification Programs set for · January 14, 2014, at the […]

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71st Annual Cherry Institute Event in Yakima, WA

ApRecs will be attending and accepting Grower registrations for a free GRAS2P powered ApRecs account at the 71st annual Cherry Institute set for January 10, 2014, at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, WA. GRAS2P is a Washington tree fruit industry grower-based effort for audit readiness, food safety operating procedures, establishment of standards for sustainable […]

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The Importance of Standard Work

Lean technology has now evolved from the manufacturing floor to many other in industries. One of the most recent industries is agriculture. Agriculture is a process industry and Lean is particularly well suited to processes. It is a process. The first in roads of Lean occurred in the process side and now extended into the […]

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Drones Starting to Invade Agriculture

From an article in the Washington Post this week by Reid Wilson, FAA picks six states for drone testing: The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it had selected sites in six states to test unmanned aircraft systems, a decision that could bring billions in economic development as the number of drone manufacturers grows in […]

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2014 Online Training Session Schedule

ApRecs announces 2014 Online Training Session Schedule for January and February Get Your FREE ApRecs Spray Record System and Never Send Records Again! ApRecs has announced their upcoming online training sessions for the months of January and February. They are accepting online registration at ApRecs.com (http://aprecs.com) under the Support Tab. This comprehensive schedule includes: New […]

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