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International Supply Chain Standards Approved

September 17, 2015 8:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The joint panel's approval officially establishes the GS1 measures as ISO and IEC standards, which will help government and industry regulators, as well as software providers, incorporate them across global trade networks.


Report Spotlights Evolving Consumer Perceptions about Fat

September 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Credit Suisse AG | News | Comments

The Credit Suisse Research Institute today released a report entitled "Fat: The New Health Paradigm" which explores the influence of medical recommendations on fat consumption globally and the recent change in consumer perceptions of fat.


Report: 19% of U.S. Adults Purchase Ancient Grains on Menus or at Retail

September 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Data published by market research firm Packaged Facts in the report Food Formulation Trends: Ancient Grains and Sprouted Ingredients indicate that nearly a fifth (19%) of American adults have purchased menu or grocery items featuring ancient grains in the past 30 days, the same percentage as for sprouted grains/ingredients.


Minnesota Salmonella Cases Linked To Chipotle

September 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Minnesota health officials believe that dozens of cases of Salmonella are linked to Chipotle restaurants. The state's health department said that 45 cases were reported since Sept. 2, but that the actual number of people sickened was likely much higher.


PACK EXPO Las Vegas Preview: It's the Final Countdown to FSMA Compliance

September 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by PMMI | Articles | Comments

Food manufacturers and equipment suppliers turn to new solutions as compliance deadlines near.


Portable Industrial Vacuums Help Plant Maintenance And Sanitation

September 16, 2015 2:30 pm | by Vac-U-Max | Articles | Comments

With a plethora of news stories about food recalls, and scores of magazine articles on plant safety and cleanliness, one would think that the topic of plant housekeeping would need no additional chatter. Unfortunately, that is just not the case.


Obama Nominates FDA's No. 2 Official to Lead Agency

September 16, 2015 2:01 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

President Barack Obama has nominated the Food and Drug Administration's second-highest ranking official, Dr. Robert Califf, to lead the agency, which regulates consumer products ranging from medications to seafood to cigarettes.


Why Food Regulatory Compliance Seems So Complicated and What Can Be Done to Simplify It

September 16, 2015 2:00 pm | by James Cook, Food Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager, SGS Food Safety Services | Articles | Comments

For the last decade or more, it seems as though every week there is a new regulation, directive, law or standard for food safety and labeling compliance.


Improved Yields and Cleaner Labels for Poultry Products with Rice Starch

September 16, 2015 1:15 pm | by Olivier Chevalier, Business Development Manager Meat Applications, BENEO | Articles | Comments

The global market for poultry products continues to rise and producers are increasingly turning to alternative starches.  Rice in particular is proving popular due to its clean label credentials and ability to increase yields and maintain profit margins. Poultry product manufacturers can make the most of improved taste and texture profiles as well as higher yields by using rice starch.


September 2015 Cover Story: A Leader In Its Field

September 16, 2015 11:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

With more than 60 family growers in its co-op, Oregon Cherry Growers is the largest processor of sweet cherries in North America.


5 Key Trends Shaping Food and Beverage Packaging

September 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Dramatic changes in demographics, lifestyles, and eating patterns are creating new opportunities for food and beverage packaging.


Industry Insider: Gluten-Free Trend Poses 'Sticky' Issue for Dough

September 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Mark DiMaggio, Head of Food & Beverage, Linde LLC | Articles | Comments

Unlike dough made from wheat flour, gluten-free dough does not easily form into a smooth ball because it lacks this important binder. That poses a challenge for dough and can also pose a challenge before final baking.


Equipment Maintenance: Food Manufacturing’s Secret Ingredient

September 16, 2015 8:30 am | by Heather Betts, Maintenance Site Manager for Advanced Technology Services | Articles | Comments

Equipment design, quality control, skilled labor — the list of essentials for efficient food manufacturing is long indeed. But many managers don’t fully consider one factor that arguably has as much to do with production efficiency as any other single variable: equipment maintenance.


Track and Trace Technology Yields Multiple Benefits for Food Manufacturers

September 16, 2015 8:15 am | by Jack Payne, Ross ERP Product Manager, Aptean | Articles | Comments

When manufacturers consider track and trace systems, they typically think about the reaction to a problem; but these systems can also help prevent problems from occurring. A good track and trace system records accurate information in a timely manner.


Q&A: Thermal Processing

September 16, 2015 8:10 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing spoke with Camilla Howard of Unitherm Food Systems about the topic of thermal processing in the food manufacturing industry.


Limited Precautionary Recall of 5oz Organicgirl Baby Spinach Announced

September 16, 2015 7:40 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of September 13 due to test results indicating the presence of trace levels of the naturally-occurring element cadmium.


Industrial Cleaner

September 16, 2015 7:05 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The new eco-friendly Oil Eater Original is a powerful, water-based cleaner-degreaser for industrial use. It quickly dissolves grease, oil and grime from machinery, equipment, concrete floors, tools, walls and more.

Vibratory Tables

September 16, 2015 6:55 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

These versatile vibratory tables are used for settling product contents in drums, bulk bags, portable bins, bulk boxes, gaylords, lever packs, concrete, foundries and moulds.

Carlsberg Recalls Staropramen Beer After Tainted Kegs Found

September 15, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Danish brewer Carlsberg says it's recalling more than 4,600 kegs of Staropramen beer in Sweden after identifying two cases where the kegs were filled with cleaning solution, injuring two people.


MillerCoors To Close Brewery, Add To Craft Beer Holdings

September 15, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

MillerCoors this week announced plans to close one of its eight U.S. breweries while bolstering its holdings in the craft beer market.



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