The Shift In Food Safety Records

Are your Food Safety Records Complaint? That use to be the question we would lead with followed by a response something like this: ApRecs can help you so that you can ship quickly, confidently, efficiently and markets know that they don’t only have a high quality but they have a compliant product. If you were […]

read more

Does Varietal Level Recordation Matter?

As a Packer/Shipper or Grower/Packer should you care about having a record for every location that is easily found, accessed and can be used as a management tool? Is that good enough? An argument could be made that it is not, that it must be done at a varietal level. From Wikipedia: In chaos theory, […]

read more

Grow the Apple, Not the Tree

Wegman’s had an article Grow the Apple, Not the Tree that featured Fowler Farms and J.D. Fowler. In the article they talk about how small the trees look. The explanation; That’s not what you’ll find at Fowlers….because their motto is to “Grow the Apple, Not the Tree”. In the early 1990s, Fowler Farms, like a […]

read more

The Simplification of Record Keeping

In this ApRecs interview, Nate discusses record keeping from a Field Services Director viewpoint. An excerpt from the interview:: We go back and try to track something for up to seven years on what we placed on fruit. If there was a problem with something we have to go back and literally page by page go through and […]

read more

Lean Service Waste of Unnecessary Movement

In a recent blog post, Lean Service Waste in Food Safety, I introduced the seven Lean Service Wastes as defined by Bicheno and Holweg (2009). We will address each in a Monday series of blog posts. This is the third in the series and is based on Unnecessary Movement. Unnecessary Movement. Queuing several times, lack […]

read more