In this week's newsletter, we will look EDI or Electronic Data Interchange and how it can cut your cost of doing business.

In this week's newsletter, we will look at an article found at EFR's website. They can be found at for more information.

In last week's issue we discussed how the Processor would benefit in cutting costs from implementing an effective Technology Solution.  This week we will look at a Distributor that has implemented a Virtual Distribution Center to reduce the cost of operation.

In this week's newsletter, we will look at different pricing factors and review some of the basics needed to maximize your profits.

In this week's newsletter, even though the gas prices finally have been steady, they are still extremely high compared to one year ago. We will look at some of the advantages of software systems that are designed for your business.

In our 6th Newsletter of the series, about Government regulations, we have the honor of a guest writer, Bob Hibbert.  Bob is a member of the firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He is going to help clarify the missing piece of broken case product, which seems to have escaped the radar of the regulators. Bob has been a great help to our staff as our legal expert.

This is our 5th newsletter in a series about Government regulations that can cost you your business.  We will look at the USDA recall directives that affect all processors.

Our 4th in the series will hopefully let you know all the facts as we see them today about your compliance and the laws that are designed to make our Food Supply chain safe.

This is the 3rd newsletter in our series about the laws that effect your costs of doing business.  Today we are going to cover the 'WHO' and 'WHEN' of the USDA regulations; and to follow will be 'WHAT' foods and 'WHAT' data is required under these regulations.  Before this discussion, we will discuss the "fuzzy" borders between FDA and USDA regulations as they pertain to Food Processors and Distributors.

This week we will form an understanding of the fourth part of the Public Health Security and Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002We will discuss "WHAT RECORDS" need to be kept, and what options you have as of food distributor to store and retrieve the data.

Issue 628 - Fatal Flaw Modernized

Olin Thompson's concept of the Fatal Flaw in Software was featured in our newsletter about thirteen years ago. Today we will modernize that article with more current information.

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