There is an old saying in quality management: "If it's not written down, the event never took place." A successful QMS consists of written and controlled procedures.
A food product’s recipe must continually be accurate and repeatable, not only to maintain high quality, but also to ensure safety.
Battery maker posted a loss of $125 million due to a steep drop in sales and hefty costs related to its ongoing replacement of potentially defective batteries.
Company said it is laying off 86 employees, citing what it calls a misinformation campaign about a product that food-industry experts agree is safe.
New “Right to Know” bills raise the possibility for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food.
Shares of the medical diagnostics company slipped after it announced that the government was concerned over its marketing and quality-control testing.
The vans are now part of an August 2010 recall of more than 600,000 Windstars for rear axles that can crack and fail.
Under the new process, which does not wait for a confirmation, government officials could trace the source of E. coli 24 to 48 hours sooner.
Coca-Cola said recent pipeline modifications caused water for rinsing packages mixed with water for making drinks.
About 66,000 of the potentially defective air packs, manufactured by CSE Corp., did not recycle oxygen fast enough to help endangered miners.
The industry was just regaining its footing from a severe drought and "pink slime" worries when the word of the mad cow discovery came.
"From simply a public health issue, I put it very, very low," said one Cornell professor, while others noted the dangers from E.coli and salmonella.
New CEO Alex Gorsky said one of his short-term priorities is to get "reliable" consumer products back on store shelves.
Columbus Foods was founded in 1917 in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, Calif. In the days before industrial drying equipment, the Bay Area’s famous fog would roll through the open windows of the building into the curing rooms, aiding in the drying and aging process of the salami. Columbus Foods today operates three facilities and employs approximately 300 workers, along with an additional 100 employees during seasonal peaks.
Lyon Workspace Products has introduced its newly-designed flammable safety cabinets, which allow manufacturers to store flammable liquids safely — this helps protect employees as well as the facility.
Antibiotics have saved countless lives in treating a variety of diseases, but some argue their use in meat breeds antibiotic-resistant germs.
BMW said the recall involves eight- and 12-cylinder versions of the BMW 5, 6, 7, X5 and X6 series and the Mini Cooper S.
An eight-month investigation of transmission control problems with BMW 7-Series luxury cars, and will likely trigger a recall of 122,000 cars.
Bombardier Motor Corp. is recalling about 3,300 of its Can-Am Spyder roadsters because a pin securing the brake pedal connecting rod can fall off.
Eight years ago, Americans were laughing at Hyundai's cheap cars, but growth has ballooned so quickly that all its big competitors are paying attention.
Quality itself is no longer a differentiator among manufacturers. Today, the focus of manufacturing quality has shifted to a discussion of "affordablility." The critical question is not how to achieve quality, but how to achieve it within cost and time constraints. Successful manufacturers achieve affordable quality by using simulation-based dimensional engineering (DE) and tolerance analysis processes to address problems before they occur.
The recall affects some 2012 all-wheel-drive Compass and Patriot SUVs for valves that can leak gasoline if the SUVs are involved in a crash.
Most companies do not readily welcome complaints, but if handled well, they can be a source of information to control costs and enhance customer satisfaction.
The recall includes about 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers, sold from May 2011 to January 2012, for fuel tank leaks.