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Are your specifications a document or a management system?

Great companies have great specifications for their ingredients, packaging materials, work in process materials, and finished goods. Significant resources are engaged to assure that the requirements for the different products are accurate and the instructions are clear to assure a repeatable manufactured product. These specifications must be detailed enough to support a purchasing contract or if there is a legal dispute, can serve as the primary evidence document for what Read More

Shelf Life Management, Does it stop after study is completed?

As part of the product development process, samples of approved products are placed into different storage conditions based upon the requirements of the type of product. These storage conditions may be in a freezer, refrigerator, or at ambient temperature. After reviewing the quality and/or food safety criteria on a monthly basis (may be more frequent for short shelf life products such as produce or refrigerated products), a determination is made Read More