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How the Ukraine Wheat Shortage Affects the U.S. Food Supply

Jun 22, 2022 2:15:00 PM posted in Traceability, Inflation

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fighting that involves two countries that account for nearly 30 percent of the world’s wheat exports, has sparked food supply concerns around the globe with fears of grain shortages and escalating prices.

Ukraine, which has been called the breadbasket of Europe because of its key agricultural exports, reported in May that the country’s grain exports were down 64 percent year-over-year.

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Why Maintaining a Software Tracking System is Crucial to Your Business

Jun 6, 2022 12:50:00 PM posted in Traceability, Technology

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Maintaining a software tracking system for your business is no longer a luxury but a critical component that can keep you competitive in complex markets.

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Before You Grill This Summer: Check Your Ground Beef for Recalls

May 17, 2022 12:15:00 PM posted in Safety, Food Recalls

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Grilling out over the Memorial Day Weekend is a holiday tradition but some Americans might have made the “mis-steak” of using meat products that have been recently recalled and could make their families sick.

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Mother’s Day Flowers Could be in Short Supply This Year

May 5, 2022 11:19:54 AM posted in Traceability, Inflation

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Flowers have been a go-to gift on Mother’s Day for more than 100 years, but beautiful bouquets from local florists in 2022 could be in short supply due to supply chain woes, labor shortages and inflation.

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More Than UX: Successful Software Companies Understand CX

Apr 25, 2022 10:43:00 AM posted in Lifestyle

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IT industry watchers expect tech budgets in 2022 to return to pre-pandemic levels and beyond as companies continue to fast-track digital transformation projects.

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Multiple Factors Contributing to Skyrocketing Food Costs

Apr 7, 2022 1:30:00 PM posted in Inflation

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U.S. inflation surged to a four-decade high of 8.5 percent in March thanks in part to skyrocketing food costs.

The last time Americans saw prices rise as fast at the grocery store or at their local diner was in December of 1981 in the early days of Ronald Reagan’s first presidential administration.

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Food Service Industry Shortages: Supply Chain Looks to Tech for Help

Mar 24, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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The food service industry is preparing for shortages in 2022 across many categories from beef and poultry to dairy to even canned goods.

“It is a combination of factors: supply chain issues and driver shortages, scarcity of packaging, labor shortages at manufacturing and production plants as the workforce has not returned as facilities restarted from COVID closures,” Keith Daniels of Carl Marks Advisors told Parade this month.

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How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics are Changing the Food Industry

Mar 3, 2022 10:15:00 AM posted in Technology

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Digital transformation is changing how we do business across the globe, and the food industry is no exception as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotics are revolutionizing everything from food processing to service to sustainability.

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Different Food and Beverage Standards Between Europe and the U.S.

Feb 23, 2022 11:53:27 AM posted in Safety

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In a global economy companies need to navigate different standards across borders and that can be tricky in the food and beverage industry where there are significant differences between Europe and the United States.

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Understanding What Makes Kosher Food Kosher

Feb 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM posted in Lifestyle

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Even those that are not close followers of Judaism probably know that kosher food pertains to Jewish dietary laws regarding food and beverage.

What exactly makes kosher food kosher, however, is a mystery to many.

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