DENVER (AP) — Late-night brainstorming. Kitchen tinkering. Reams of research or an offhand joke. There's no telling where the next big thing in food will come from. Thousands of new products get introduced each year, but what doesn't show up in grocery aisles or restaurants is who cooked up the idea to begin with, and how long it took.
On March 16, 2010, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Dr. David Michaels, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, in support of a major piece of OSHA reform legislation making its way through the U.
It started as a modest dream among three friends. Recently, the vision became reality with the opening of Green Planet Farms—a $40 million, 195,000 square-foot soy protein isolate (SPI) manufacturing facility in South Sioux City, Neb. As an ingredient manufacturer, Green Planet Farms’ main focus is to serve organic and non-genetically modified protein isolates to food and beverage producers worldwide.
WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The International Dairy Foods Association applauds Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chair of the U.S. House Dairy Caucus, for introducing last week the Healthy Milk and Dairy Choices in Schools Act of 2010. The bill would require milk served in school lunches to be consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommends lowfat and nonfat varieties.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — State regulators have fined Bimbo Bakeries more than $230,000 for violations of health and safety laws at three of its California plants. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday that citations were issued at Bimbo Bakeries in Montebello, Escondido and South San Francisco.
TOKYO, April 2 (Kyodo) — Farm minister Hirotaka Akamatsu on Friday said Japan intends to continue talks with the United States on the beef trade, even though restrictions on U.S. beef imports were likely to remain. The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister made the remarks at a press conference ahead of U.
ATLANTA (AP) — Small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity, but larger levies probably would, according to new research. The study is being released as a recent wave of proposals would raise soda taxes or create new ones on sugared beverages.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a California law against slaughtering livestock that is unable to walk can be applied to pigs. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski found that federal meat inspection rules did not pre-empt California's ban on slaughtering the animals.
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — Sometime in the next couple of weeks, someone will buy the first lawful beer in New Albany in the memory of most people living here. Sales of beer and light wine were approved by city voters Jan. 12, and on March 2 aldermen finalized the ordinance regulating those sales.
In an era of rising concerns about food safety, establishing rock-solid transparency mechanisms in the food supply chain has become a critical business issue for food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers. Ongoing problems with counterfeit and adulterated food products, as well as rising incidences of lethal outbreaks of food-borne bacteria are forcing the food industry to radically recreate its supply chain with newer technologies designed to markedly enhance accountability, traceability and safety.
I’m sorry, you’re not green enough. Just a few years ago, using that type of reasoning for dissolving a business partnership may have been hard to swallow. However, that’s exactly what Nestle did. The Swiss food company announced that it was dropping an Indonesian palm oil supplier due to the damage that palm oil plantations are causing in Southeast Asia.
Two new I/O controls, a CAN - 4 Analog Signal and CAN - 1 Analog Signal are able to read analog sensors with the 1 Universal Signal Input – CAN control. The SAE J1939 and CANopen® I/O controls are part of a growing line of low-cost controllers for harsh operating environments. Other new models include a CAN to 1 Analog Signal Output I/O Control and a 1 Universal Signal Input to CAN I/O Module.
A wine distribution center doubled its pick-rate and increased accuracy by adopting a voice-directed system to instruct workers on order fulfillment.
Two high school students use DNA testing for a high school science project and discover that many foods in the fridge may not contain what they claim to on the label.
Students in Chicago's public schools stage an uprising against cafeteria fare of "tan-colored slop" and demand healthy alternatives, leading the school board to promise an overhaul of the lunch menu.
A new scientific study suggests that the brain reacts similarly to refined sugar as it does to highly addictive drugs.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with state health officials from Mississippi and Louisiana to notify consumers, food service operators and retailers nationwide about an outbreak of norovirus associated with oysters recently harvested from an area near Port Sulphur, La.
(AP) — Will a national requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie counts sound the death knell for bacon cheeseburgers and double chocolate doughnuts? The calorie-posting mandate, signed into law by President Barack Obama as part of the health care overhaul, assumes diners will feel the culinary equivalent of sticker shock when confronted with calorie counts for greasy, sugary and fatty foods.