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Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1
Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only

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Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed? Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories? Here’s how, in 10 easy steps. 1. Fail to get user buy-in. Users, bless their souls, just won’t use an application they don’t want to use. Especially if they feel it’s been foisted on them by a team who doesn’t understand their needs. The result

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