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Ohio Food Industry Summit Sparks Small Business’s Growth

By Angela Nissen | March 18, 2021

Darista Dips is on a mission to delight eaters with unbelievably tasty…

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The Pragmatic (and Effective!) Approach to Lean

By Angela Nissen | March 11, 2021

You’ve had a horrible experience with lean before, even after being told…

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Announcing the 2020 CIFT Excellence Award Winner

By Angela Nissen | March 8, 2021

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2020 CIFT Excellence…


Getting To Know Stacy Vernon, Project Manager and Food Safety Expert

By Angela Nissen | February 23, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. That’s why…

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The 4 Must-Knows About Environmental Monitoring

By Stacy Vernon | February 1, 2021

This past month marked 10 years since the Food Safety Modernization Act…

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In-House Manufacturing Analysis Saves Food Company Millions

By Matthew Inniger | January 21, 2021

“As a small manufacturer, we were faced with a challenge. We were…

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Achieving DFARS/NIST Compliance

By Angela Nissen | December 9, 2020

This CIFT success story was originally published by NIST. Founded in Findlay,…

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Testing the Market Before Taking the Leap

By Angela Nissen | December 3, 2020

The Leaf and Seed Café, a made-from-scratch vegan meal service that focuses…


Lean Benefit #3: Safety

By Angela Nissen | November 25, 2020

In this lean blog series so far, we’ve identified and discussed two…

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Staying Competitive Through Product Development

By Derrick Coleman | November 11, 2020

What is Product Development? Many companies may treat product development as if…