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TraceGains Discusses SQF Requirements for Documentation at Berner Foods

TraceGains Discusses SQF Requirements for Documentation at Berner Foods


Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2014 -- Berner Food & Beverage, Inc. is best known as a private label supplier of quality food and beverage products to a majority of the top retail chains across all trade channels. TraceGains’ guest blogger, industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler explored how the new lean state at Berner Foods is addressing SQF requirements for documentation in the company blog. Although the company roots were in producing Swiss cheese nearly seventy year ago, the company’s state of the art facility (USDA approved, SQF2000 Level 3, HACCP certified) produces a complete line of dips, cheese sauces, and best-selling beverage items.

Troy Grove, Chief Information Officer at Berner Food & Beverage, Inc. recently shared, “Berner had a lean initiative team about ten years ago. The concept has been ingrained into the culture so now we utilize continuous improvement methods such as Kaizen events. We have a person dedicated to continuous improvement and he brings together associates for various projects. Lean is a consistent focus not only when new projects or processes are implemented, but also to improve on the line run rates for the various targeted ppm’s.”

Thomas R. Cutler is the President & CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., Cutler is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium including more than 5000 journalists, editors, and economists writing about trends in manufacturing, industry, material handling, and process improvement.

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