Building Blocks of the Field Data Scorecard

A Field Data Scorecard creates a foundation for building a joint continuous improvement effort. The key to this collaborative effort is the development of standardized processes that get developed and improved. Without standards there can be no improvement. Standards go beyond documented procedures to shared knowledge of the right way to do things. A process can normalize and structure […]

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Are You Hyperthinking Your Field Data?

The world is changing fast and just catching up isn’t enough to succeed. Successful people know how to stay ahead of changing circumstances. With the right thinking tools, you can adopt that mindset too! HyperThinking helps you manage different challenges: from appreciating contradictory perspectives to managing conflicts, from increasing the quality of meetings to understanding your clients and co-workers. At the […]

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Where will ApRecs be in January?

January, 2015 is a busy month for ApRecs. It is the off-season for growers, which means it is the on-season for product releases and updates, trade shows, training and sales. We thought we would update everyone on a few of the places we might be. There are always a few things that get added at […]

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Thoughts After Your First Global Gap Audit

This past fall Northern Fruit in East Wenatchee, Washington attempted their first Global Gap Audit. Dillon Luebber, Northern’s Orchard Food Safety Specialist was gracious enough to give us his thoughts before and after the audit. Below is an excerpt from the interview on what Dillon’s thoughts were after the audit. Note: This is a transcription of […]

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What Do You Think About Before an Audit?

This past fall Northern Fruit in East Wenatchee, Washington attempted their first Global Gap Audit. Dillon Luebber, Northern’s Orchard Food Safety Specialist was gracious enough to give us his thoughts before and after the audit. Below is an excerpt from the interview on what Dillon’s thoughts were before the audit. Note: This is a transcription of […]

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Is Food Safety A Part Of The Way You Do Business?

Jerry Rosenthal started on his process improvement journey where he entered the world of medical device and worked with such companies like Cardinal Health. Jerry’s expertise is primarily in regulated environments such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical production and packaging. Jerry has been successful at taking principles and tools from manufacturing and applying them to […]

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Can You Read Your Food Safety Records?

At the earliest age, we start learning to read. Outside of walking and talking, which we learn primarily at home, it is the first and foremost outside training that we give our children. I do think listening should be there also, but that trait for some odd reason has never developed into a classroom instruction, […]

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Co-Op: Agri-Data Awareness / Wrangling Records & Empowering Decisions

This is a new ApRecs webinar session that will serve as an introduction for Co-Ops to explore how their organization can leverage Food Safety for their members. Sign up For the Next Webinar Co-Ops receive or sell chemical products that are highly regulated, labeled and traceable. At the Packer/Shipper/ Processor level the Co-Op sells quality, […]

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