Is a Thumbs Up Good Enough?

Drew Zabrocki is the Managing Director and Product Manager of ApRecs (Food Safety Made Simple). In the interview, Drew discusses ApRecs Watch™, a component of the ApRecs PSP Association & Awareness Package, Module #2.  PDF Download of Transcription Note: This is a transcription of an interview. It has not gone through a professional editing process and […]

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ApRecs Align – What’s it all About?

Drew Zabrocki is the Managing Director and Product Manager of ApRecs (Food Safety Made Simple). In the interview, Drew discusses ApRecs Align™, a component of the ApRecs PSP Association & Awareness Package, Module #2. ApRecs Align™ will give Packers, Shippers, Processors (PSP) the ability to take incoming data, no matter of the source, and normalize it for […]

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Introducing ApRecs Align

Bureaucracy and Food Safety Record Systems demand a hierarchy structure for reporting. But growers receive recommendations from a variety of suppliers and in different formats. Even single growers with multiple locations may do record keeping differently within the same organizations. There is also an array of consultants, academics, auditors and associations, and bureaucrats influencing growers […]

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Customer Security Notice on CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed)

Heartbleed is a serious defect in OpenSSL, a core cryptographic library that is used to protect communications on the Internet. This flaw affects a substantial number of applications and services running on the Internet. OpenSSL is an open source library that does NOT ship with windows servers (http://blogs.technet.com/b/erezs_iis_blog/archive/2014/04/09/information-about-heartbleed-and-iis.aspx) limiting ApRecs exposure to this vulnerability. ApRecs […]

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Obviously, You Can’t Just Look at the Apple

Fruit packers invest heavily in Technology is a recent headline of an article written by Ross Courtney of the Yakima Herald-Republic. He discusses the recent advances that fruit packers are making in the area. As Robert Kershaw, president of Gleed-based Domex Superfresh Grower, in the article says, “There’s a lot of cement being poured.” The […]

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ApRecs Helps Grower Deliver 1st Pears to China

Stemilt Pears arrive in China was a headline on The Packer website this fall. An excerpt from the article: The first pears shipped to China by Stemilt Growers Inc. have arrived. Starkrimson pears grown in Washington by Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt arrived in China in September, according to a news release from Shanghai, China-based Lantao, Stemilt’s partner […]

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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 […]

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I’m a Grower and I just want to Grow

That is what Washington State Fruit Tree Grower Dan Russell says in the closing comments of a recently released video about the use of ApRecs software. We attempted in the video to demonstrate how ApRecs provides simple to use, food safety record keeping solutions so that Growers can focus on growing. See more videos here.   […]

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