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Organic Food Manufacturer Formulates Products For Pets

December 4, 2014 3:03 pm | by NutriFusion | News | Comments

Food manufacturers will now be able to infuse their existing brands with NutriFusion's special pet-friendly blends that are conducive to a healthy diet rich in vitamins that include fresh fruits and vegetables, such as beets, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, cranberry, strawberry, apple and pumpkin.


VIDEO: Looking Back at Food Science Achievements

December 4, 2014 1:50 pm | by IFTlive | News | Comments

The IFT travels back in time to showcase the most riveting achievements the food industry has seen. Looking ahead, the general public will be able to completely customize their products. From 3D printing to biotechnology, consumers are in for a treat in the years to come.


Brainstorm: Plant Cleanliness Techniques Pt. 1

December 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by David Beal, Senior Management Consultant, TBM Consulting Group | Articles | Comments

In this three-part series of the Food Manufacturing Brainstorm, we ask: what plant cleanliness techniques and best practices can food manufacturers employ to improve food safety in their facilities?             


USDA Awards OTA With $785K to Promote Organic Products

December 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

Demand for organic in the United States has been booming, with organic sales in 2013 hitting a record $35.1 billion. Demand for organic around the world has been exploding as well, and U.S. organic exports in 2013 reached a new high of $537 million.


BeBevCo Signs License Agreement For KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink

December 4, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bebida Beverage Company | News | Comments

Bebida Beverage Company, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy drinks is pleased to announce it has signed a long term license agreement with Sparkling Drink Systems International (SDS), the Global Beverage Solution Provider.


Cricket Flour, Marijuana Among Top Specialty Food Trends For 2015

December 4, 2014 12:10 pm | by Specialty Food Association | News | Comments

Consumers will seek more from their food in 2015, whether stronger flavors, alternative sweeteners, or snacks made with everything from plant-based meat to even marijuana. That is according to predictions from the editors of Specialty Food News.


Portland Customers Can Now Order Starbucks Via Mobile

December 4, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in Portland this week as it prepares to expand the offering nationally over the next year. In major cities, the chain says it plans to offer delivery later in 2015 as well.      


EU Makes Move to Let Member States Ban GM Crops

December 4, 2014 10:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union is taking a big step toward giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their countries even if it's been approved by the 28-nation bloc.           


VIDEO: The Chemistry of Hershey's

December 4, 2014 10:42 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

In honor of National Chemistry Week, the American Chemical Society paid a visit to the candy capital of the U.S. - Hershey's. We talked with scientist Jeff Hurst, Ph.D., and researcher Paula Gibson about everything that goes into making massive amounts of candy, chocolate and mints.


Warehouse Fire Won't Keep Fannie May From Making Chocolate

December 4, 2014 10:16 am | by Fannie May Fine Chocolates | News | Comments

On Thanksgiving Day, a fire destroyed the Fannie May Fine Chocolates warehouse and distribution facility in Maple Heights, Ohio. The company has been working around the clock to produce more of its iconic chocolates at its state-of-the-art production facility.


Infographic: Who's Educating Consumers on Foodborne Illness?

December 4, 2014 10:09 am | by Partnership for Food Safety Education | News | Comments

In an effort to better understand the landscape of food safety education, PFSE commissioned North Carolina State University to conduct a survey to identify the organizations and channels most frequently used to communicate safe food handling messages.  


Alcohol Industry Celebrates 81 Years Since the End of Prohibition

December 4, 2014 9:53 am | by Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America | News | Comments

In 1933, the last three of the 36 required states voted to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ending Prohibition and paving the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system. The alcohol industry today contributes thousands of jobs to state economies.


Virginia Brewery Taps 300-Year-Old Beer Recipe

December 4, 2014 9:44 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia's prominent Reynolds family.             


SAP-Centric EAM

December 4, 2014 8:30 am | Events

You will leave SAP-Centric EAM with a network of professionals at your fingertips to call upon throughout the year. Join SAP, ASUG and The Eventful Group March 8-11, 2015, in Huntington Beach, California.


Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports Due to British Colombia's Avian Flu

December 4, 2014 8:20 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Hong Kong's food safety agency has banned poultry, meat and eggs from part of British Columbia after an avian flu outbreak at two farms in the province. Nearly 18,000 birds are either dead or scheduled to be euthanized after the H5 strain of avian influenza was detected.


SAP for Chemicals

December 4, 2014 8:15 am | Events

Designed for all industry segments and functions, SAP for Chemicals will bring together senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, support teams, solutions providers and more to one location for an interactive experience.

Looking for a Cup of Joe? Martha Stewart Dips into Coffee Business

December 4, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokeswoman for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. confirmed that plans are in place for the company to open a New York coffee shop. The shop wil be in the Chelsea neighborhood, within the same building that holds the company's headquarters.


Low Maintenance Cooling Simplified

December 4, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The company's new Pivot Clean design allows the end user easier access to the external heat sink fins for cleaning. Across industries, thermoelectric coolers are a low maintenance choice for remote and hard to access areas.


Infographic: The Future of Food, All in One Map

December 3, 2014 2:00 pm | by Institute For the Future | News | Comments

This map by the Institute For the Future, titled Seeds of Disruption, looks at the food supply chain, technological disruptions, and low probability, high impact "wild cards" in the food industry over the next decade.   


Consumer Trends: A Drink For All Seasons and Reasons

December 3, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Harris Poll | News | Comments

When it comes to alcoholic beverage choices for American adults (aged 21 and up), how much does the "when" of it factor into the type of drink one chooses? As it turns out, quite a bit. Beer is the top drink choice to consume throughout the year. 



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