WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on baby food manufacturers and other companies for misleading nutrition labeling on their products, the beginning of a larger effort to set stricter standards for the labels. The FDA sent warning letters to 17 food companies — including Nestle, which produces Gerber's baby food — for violations it says include unauthorized claims about health, nutrient contents and terms such as "healthy.
World demand for food containers is expected to increase 3.9 percent per year to $124 billion in 2013. Factors contributing to rising demand include growth in global food output and trends toward convenience-oriented food options as a result of fast-paced lifestyles. Products made from biodegradable materials will post robust advances, albeit from a low base.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide range of processed foods — including soups, snack foods, dips and dressings — is being recalled after salmonella was discovered in a flavor-enhancing ingredient. Food and Drug Administration officials said Thursday that the ingredient, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, is used in thousands of food products, though it was unclear how many of them will be recalled.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has denied motions for acquittal and a new trial in the bank fraud conviction of a former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade ruled Wednesday there was sufficient evidence for Sholom Rubashkin's conviction and none of the grounds argued in the motions warranted a new trial.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's largest brewer and maker of Budweiser reported Thursday a fourth quarter profit of $1.28 billion, helped by cost cuts and price hikes, but said global beer sales were stagnant and forecast no rebound in 2010. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA sold 0.7 percent less beer and soft drinks in 2009 during the economic downturn and says that global beer demand is neither growing nor shrinking.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White and Seth Wescott are the latest athletes to grace the Wheaties box. Minnesota-based General Mills Inc. says the three Olympians will each get their own orange cereal box. Vonn will be the first female alpine skier to appear, and White and Wescott will be the first snowboard and snowboard cross athletes to earn the coveted spot.
WASHINGTON (FDA) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will host a joint public workshop on how best to measure progress in reducing foodborne illnesses on March 30, in Washington, D.
Buffalo Rock Company—a private, family-owned Pepsi and Cadbury Schweppes bottler—has the flexibility to make quick decisions, so when given the opportunity to shakedown an alpha model of Lantech's patent-pending No Film Break stretch wrapping machine in 2008, the company took the offer.
With its innovative water-resistant design, the enMotion® Water-Resistant Automated Towel Dispenser helps make food safety more achievable than ever.
If you are in the food and beverage industry, chances are you worry about market demands, food safety and planning issues. At Lawson, we deliver food and beverage software solutions that put your mind at ease.
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A salesman for SK Foods is accused of hawking moldy tomato paste and bribing purchasing managers from Kraft, Frito-Lay and other companies to buy it.
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Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticide or other chemicals, but the nutrient content is no different than that of traditionally produced foods.
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed and Mettler-Toledo Safeline, the worldwide leaders in product inspection equipment, are pleased to introduce their new corporate capabilities video aimed at food and pharmaceutical processing manufacturers.
Protecting employees, minimizing machinery downtime, maximizing health Safety is a necessity for any industrial plant. Around the world, the focus on the safety and health of employees in the workplace is a growing priority for individuals and organization. In the U.S., for instance, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently combined to express a commitment to safe work, which they say must be prominent in a congressional jobs bill now under consideration.
Purchasing a workbench or workstation may at first seem like a simple task. Your employees have work to do, and they need an efficient, comfortable, and practical place to do it. But behind that deceptively simple proposition may lurk a number of variables that must be considered to make sure you get what you actually need.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Three Shanghai dairy executives have been sentenced to jail after milk products their company made were found to be tainted with an industrial chemical at the center of China's milk safety scandal. Shanghai Panda Dairy Co. was forced to close last year when unacceptably high levels of melamine, which can cause kidney stones or failure, were found in milk powder and condensed milk.
WARREN, Conn. (AP) — A winter breeze rustles through the brittle and dormant vines twisting along the hills of Bill Hopkins' vineyard, the latest transformation of a Connecticut farm that since 1786 has been keeping up with changing agriculture, markets and consumer tastes. The 100-acre family farm on Lake Waramaug in western Connecticut's Litchfield Hills has raised sheep, race horses, tobacco, grain crops and dairy cows.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Food-borne illnesses, such as E. coli and salmonella, cost the United States $152 billion annually in health care and other losses, according to a report released Wednesday by a food safety group. The report comes as the U.S. Senate considers legislation that would require more government inspections of food manufacturers and give the Food and Drug Administration new authority to order recalls, among other things.