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Getting to Know Matt Inniger, Project Engineer

By Angela Nissen | June 15, 2021

We believe it’s important to know who you’re working with. We’re continuing our Getting to Know CIFT series with our…

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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 food inspired by cuisines from around the world,…

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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 it’s supposed to make your life easier. These…

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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 Award — Guac Shop! The CIFT Excellence Award…

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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 we are launching this new blog series all…

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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 (FSMA) was signed into law. It then took…

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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 launching an innovative new product and debating about…

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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 it is similar to manufacturing, however the two…

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Why GFSI Certification or Other 3rd Party Audits?

By Stacy Vernon | October 21, 2020

Smaller food businesses often have challenges obtaining prime shelf space in the retail market. Just think how many options there…

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3 Stages of Automation Integration

By Matthew Inniger | September 29, 2020

Integrating an automation solution without much background knowledge can be intimidating. CIFT is an expert at facilitating integration, and this…

Automation: Is It Worth It for Small to Midsize Food Manufacturers?

By Matthew Inniger | September 24, 2020

Automated manufacturing processes have led to incredible increases in throughput and efficiency for manufacturers in all industries. However, automation adoption…