Weekly News Scan – August 19th, 2021

Food and Drink Manufacturers Prepare For Challenges Of Digital Future

Food and Drink International reports that The ​​Made Smarter Leadership Programme “encourages current and future leaders to develop a new way of looking at their business and create a clear strategy to enable the adoption of digital technology, including how that can drive the net zero agenda.”

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Jeff Swartz Of Corvium On How To Use Digital Transformation To Take Your Company To The Next Level

Authority Magazine interviews Corvium’s CEO, Jeff Swartz, as part of the “How To Use Digital Transformation To Take Your Company To The Next Level” series. Swartz believes “consistent communication: The digital vision must be consistently articulated and reinforced to achieve the desired end state and outcomes.”

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Billions of Dollars Lost to Food Waste, Tech Exists to Reduce It

“Food growers, processors and supply chains cannot afford to let waste cut into their productivity or their bottom line.” Food Safety Tech discusses that the US is the leader in Food Waste. The USDA estimates that “approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food” was wasted back in 2010; it has only climbed since.

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CDC Finds Shrimp Illnesses After Salmonella Outbreak Declared Over

Food Safety News reports the CDC declared the salmonella outbreak over back in June, however since then, there have been three new illnesses which “raise the total for the outbreak to 9 confirmed cases in two additional states for a total of four. One additional hospitation raises that total to 3. No deaths are associated with the outbreak.” The case has been active since these reports.

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