Around the world, COVID-19 has drastically affected many different industries. Businesses have pivoted their strategies, products, distribution efforts and beyond in order to accommodate new regulations and safety measures. The food and beverage industry is no different. Even as food manufacturers were deemed essential by the U.S. government, they’ve had to adapt to a new normal during the shutdown. Here are the top three changes that occurred in the food manufacturing industry and what we can learn from them.
Foreign material contamination is a major threat to the food manufacturing industry. It can be deadly to products, profit margins and brand reputations. But it often flies under the radar of in-house detection machines that don’t have the capability or capacity to detect materials beyond metal, to detect miniscule material particles, and to go through large amounts of product accurately and thoroughly.
As a critical supplier to the food industry, FlexXray has a federal exemption to any state or local government orders that would prevent us from servicing you, our customers.
FlexXray is the global leader in Inspection & Recovery Services dedicated to serving food and beverage companies. We are currently inspecting about 250 truckloads a month through multiple facilities, helping over 900+ customers salvage good, on-hold product. By salvaging over 98% of inspected product, we help our customers save millions of dollars a year and protect their brand reputations.
We’re committed to your health and safety, and we take our responsibility very seriously to limit the impact of COVID-19. As news around COVID-19 continues to change at a rapid pace, we will monitor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization postings, quickly making adjustments to our policies and procedures to mitigate risk and ensure service availability. We will update our website with any additional information.
Summer is nearly upon us, meaning swimming pools, BBQs, and hot weather. The rising temperature outside also means an increase in the amount of effort it takes to keep our food cool and at proper temperature during transport. Reefer trailers must work harder and the amount of time product can be “left out” decreases significantly. These are all things we are aware of and pay close attention to at FlexXray.
The United States of America has one of the safest and best food supplies in the world. Thousands of companies process, prepare and deliver foods of every shape, size and flavor to families across the country. We’re thankful for that every day, from fast food options, to breakfast cereals at home, to Thanksgiving dinner.
As a professional in the food industry, you’ve probably heard a lot of food safety myths — but you may not have realized that they didn’t tell the whole story. Until you can separate fact from fiction, you can't make the absolute best choices for your company. Let's look at some of the common food safety myths… debunked.
Contamination of food by foreign materials continues to be a problem for food manufacturers. While the first half of 2019 saw a dramatic increase in recalls, a deeper dive into those recalls gives a closer look at the most contaminated foods as well as provides insight into the most common vehicles for contamination in the food industry.