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Johnsonville LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 95,393 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically hard green plastic, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service …

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A 3-D Printer Powered By Machine Vision and Artificial Intelligence

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D printing transforms the production of most devices. Commercially available printers generally offer only …

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FAA: Faulty Wing Parts on Boeing 737s—More Than 300 Aircraft May Have Improperly Made Components

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement alerting airlines and international aviation regulators that certain wing parts on more than 300 Boeing 737s may have been improperly manufactured and must be replaced within 10 days. Both older model 737 NGs …

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Tariff Uncertainty Could Hurt Auto Industry More Than Plant Closures in 2019

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. By Mark Phelan An auto industry that many experts think already is overdue for a slowdown just got a major dose of uncertainty that could reduce investment in new technologies and vehicles. The Trump administration dealt automakers a wild card by …

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Cadbury’s Recalls Chocolate Desserts Over Dangerous Bacteria Fears

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Cadbury’s have recalled two products over concerns they may contain a potentially dangerous bacteria. Müller UK, the parent company of Cadbury’s is recalling two chocolate desserts over fears they may contain listeria. They say it is a precaution but the bacteria …

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Digitizing to Modernize Manufacturing

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. By Michael Jovanis Moving from paper-based to digitalized processes is the first step to enabling quality management and manufacturing to work in sync. There is a significant opportunity for digital technology to improve quality and efficiency in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Life-science organizations …

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Channeling Customer Complaints Into Quality

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. A robust customer complaint handling system is an integral part of a quality management system, says Susan Schniepp, executive vice-president of post-approval pharma and distinguished fellow, Regulatory Compliance Associates. Q: Can you provide some basic advice on setting up a system …

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How Can ISO 45001 Provide Health Safety in the Workplace

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. By Dreni Rezari The ISO 45001 standard is the framework for a secure working environment for employees, which has proven to promote the prevention of work-related accidents and injury globally. The implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System based …

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Fiat Chrysler Puts Merger Offer to Renault That Would Create World’s Third Largest Car Manufacturer

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. By William Cole Italian-U.S. auto giant Fiat Chrysler presented a merger proposal to France’s Renault on Monday that would create the world’s third largest automaker. Fiat Chrysler delivered a non-binding letter to Renault proposing “a combination of their respective businesses as …

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FDA Orders Seizure of All Pork Products From Countries Affected With African Swine Fever

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. By Vincent Mariel P. Galang The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has ordered the recall and seizure of pork meat products imported from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF). The order covers products which are for distribution, offered …

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