Incorporated in 1963, Wichita Packing Company has evolved into a corporation with global distribution and is the leading independent provider of pork ribs in the country. The company is rooted in its earned reputation as a worldwide provider of consistent, quality products. Regardless of a single unit or an international franchise, their goal is to work with clients to create an application for their establishment, based on specific needs.
The best managers are always seeking cost-saving opportunities within their manufacturing operations. Of all of those opportunities, there is no better cost to mitigate than that of poor quality. Lost labor hours and scrapping valuable food materials contributes zero value to your goals.
Therefore, to eliminate waste and improve quality, you must maintain a strategic approach which incorporates the following list to help improve product quality in food manufacturing.
Written by Ken Wunderlich, IMEC Technical Specialist
Food Safety rules, regulations and requirements apply to many types of companies, even some you might not think of, like ingredients and packaging suppliers, the packers themselves, warehousing and storage providers, trucking and logistics partners… every company that handles food on the journey from farm to table. If your company handles or touches products in the food chain, or if you want to get into that industry, there are strict rules you have to play by, but they don’t need to be overwhelming.
Companies big and small make important contributions putting food on the table locally and worldwide. Small farmers, for example, serve a vital role in supplying local farmers’ markets and retailers, where Food Safety management is a little less daunting because they literally control the process from the farm to the shelf. You’ve heard it before, and it’s true: Small Farmers are the backbone of America, and many make a good honest living supplying their local communities.
Have you been contemplating an export program to Canada? Start with a closer look at key strategies for success as highlighted by The Hatchery. On February 21st from 4-7pm, The Hatchery will host an insightful workshop on expanding your food business into the Canadian market.
This event will introduce information on Canadian food, restaurant trends, labeling regulations, incentive programs, and more. They will also provide knowledge about valuable financial and distribution strategies to allow a successful launch and growth of your business in the Canadian markets. This workshop will feature an industry specialist from Toronto who will be sharing his insight on the market.