Food Industry Links: Plants/Facilities Operations




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Food Processing Equipment Suppliers
ThomasNet’s category page that lists major companies providing food processing equipment to the industry.

Tracking Systems in the Food Industry
This White Paper from CEIS explores how food companies can gain a competitive advantage by deploying tracking/traceability systems.

FPSA.ORG
The website for The Food Processing Suppliers Association trade association and sponsors of The Process Expo trade show.

Small Plant News
A USDA newsletter written for smaller owners and operators who produce meat, poultry and egg products edited by the Food Safety and Inspection Service

FoodOnline.Com
A product and equipment site for engineers, managers and others in the food processing business. They also publish MeatAndPoultryOnline.Com.

ISO’s 22000 page
ISO 22000 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization dealing with food safety and is a derivative of ISO 9000.

Used Food Processing Equipment
Online marketplace for buying and selling used processing equipment to be used in the food, beverage and packaging industries.

Packaging World
Trade magazine that covers the business of packaging with an emphasis on packaging equipment, materials, and applications.

AMS COOL Page
Country Of Origin Labeling and is part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. The Agriculture Marketing Service is responsible for administration and enforcement of COOL.

Food Industry Architects, Engineers and Construction Firms
Links to a PDF file of Foodprocessing.Com’s 2008 Directory of Architects, Engineers and Construction Firms. It’s a helpful resource for anyone who is looking to design, build, modernize or expand a plant.

Bid on Equipment
An online marketplace for industrial equipment used in the food processing and related industries allows plant managers and others to bid on used and surplus equipment.

The Contract Packaging Association 
A national trade association of contract packaging companies and other businesses related to them.

GMA’s Progress in Sustainable Packaging Survey
This links to a PDF copy of The Grocery Manufacturers Association 2011 ‘Sustainable Packaging’ report. In it the association anticipates that manufacturers will eliminate four billion pounds of packaging waste nationwide from 2005-2020.

Trade Easy’s Food Processing Equipment List
A searchable list of Hong Kong and China Food Processing Equipment Products from Manufacturers, Traders and Exporters.

FDA’s HACCP Page
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point is a management system which addresses food safety. This links to the USDA page that provides a guidebook for the preparation of HACCP plans and models.

Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference
An event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to share information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

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