Established in 1978, Kinnerton today is part of Zetar Plc, and can boast a turnover of £60 million. At its manufacturing plant in Fakenham, the company produces confectionery ranging from Easter eggs and Advent calendars, through to chocolate bars and chocolate miniature figures, as well as chocolate lollipops.
The Produce Safety Project is talking to fruit and vegetable growers around the country before making recommendations to the FDA about how best to make the food supply chain safer and increase consumer confidence.
The E-Fuel MicroFueler can turn regular food waste and a little bit of beer or wine into fuel for automobiles—and it can do it right in your backyard.
McDonald's Moms visit a Canadian potato farm to learn just what it takes to become a McDonald's french fry.
A father and son team up to open a beermaking operation, blogging their way through their first batch of beer in an attempt to initiate a craft beer movement in their home city.
Three dominant trends are shaping the future of shelf stable packaging technologies in the food and beverage industry. First, sustainable packaging and sustainable manufacturing practices are being adopted across the industry. Corporate social responsibility, the value of green marketing, and preparation for environmental regulation are driving consumer packaged goods manufacturers to reevaluate their packaging strategies.
We have a tendency to see energy as a largely uncontrollable cost—we need the energy we need when we need it, and often are dealing with a monopoly provider. But even the most energy-intensive businesses can cut energy costs significantly, and without compromising operational performance or quality.
Despite spending seven years writing about the technical advances in our modern-day food industry, I'm sometimes still guilty of letting sensationalized criticism of our nation's food production get to me. As I drive past the farmers market in my town in a hurry to get to the chain grocery store, I sometimes wonder if I am personally contributing to the downfall of our country's sustainability efforts.
Requests from overseas customers started almost immediately after it became known in 1980 that President-elect Ronald Reagan adored the jelly beans made by the Herman Goelitz Candy Company. Jelly Belly® jelly beans were different from the standard penny store jellies, instead manufactured through a meticulous process, with intense and unusual flavors in the candy shell as well as inside of the bean, using natural ingredients for flavoring.
LONDON (AP) — A Kraft Inc. executive apologized on Tuesday for raising — and then dashing — hopes that it would keep open a British factory after its takeover of Cadbury, as the U.S. company's chief executive came under fire from lawmakers and union leaders. Executive Vice President Marc Firestone said he was "truly sorry" for the uncertainty caused by Kraft's back track on the factory in Somerdale, western England, adding that the company did not plan to shut any more British factories or ax further jobs for the next two years.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says Justice Department officials will meet later this month with upstate New York farmers and consumers over claims anticompetitive practices are driving down prices paid to dairies at the same time retail milk prices soar. The meeting with Schumer and the top federal antitrust investigator will be at Genesee Community College in Batavia on March 29.
TORONTO (Canadian Press) — Three years after Menu Foods Income Fund became the centre of a tainted pet food scandal, the company says it is considering whether to sell all or part of its assets. The Toronto-based fund (TSX:MEW.UN), which operates Menu Foods Ltd., said Tuesday the move takes into account changes in federal tax rules for income trusts, which come into effect in 2011.
WASHINGTON (USDA) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday discussed how properly structured climate change and energy legislation will benefit America's farmers and ranchers in a speech at the National Farmers Union 2010 convention in Rapid City, S.D. USDA also released a memo looking at assumptions in the FASOM model—developed by researchers at Texas A & M University that the Environmental Protection Agency—to study the impacts of climate legislation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said farmers can harvest their genetically engineered sugar beets this year, ruling the economic impact too great and that environmental groups waited too long to request that the crop be yanked from the ground and otherwise barred from the market.
WASHINGTON (Kyodo) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit Japan in April to meet with his Japanese counterpart Hirotaka Akamatsu and promote U.S. farm exports to the country, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Tuesday. During his visit from April 5 to 9, Vilsack is expected to call on the Japanese government to fully reopen its beef market amid growing calls in Congress for Tokyo to lift its restrictions on imported American beef products, which were imposed over fears of mad cow disease.
Vitality Foodservice Canada, Inc. is a subsidiary of Vitality Foodservice, an international leader in beverage products and dispensing equipment with additional companies in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. The Canadian arm of the corporation serves, sells and distributes to the hospitality industry from coast to coast throughout that nation.
It should be rather straight forward. Eating better = living healthier. Greater overall health = reduced nation-wide health care costs and less taxpayer burden. Again, this seems like a clear connection to make. The unfortunate truth is that clarity has never been a strength of bureaucratic organizations, and the political pessimist in me says our governments are no different.
Untitled Document EMILY FREDRIX AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo plans to remove full-calorie, sugary drinks from schools around the world in the next two years. The move, aimed at fighting childhood obesity, follows the success of similar changes in the U.
Companies are always striving to make their businesses leaner and more efficient, so the concept of business process improvement (BPI) is nothing new to them. However, many companies default to a third party to help with the process. “There are several reasons why companies use consultants, usually either because they think BPI is more complicated than it is, they don’t feel that their employees have the required skills to do the work, they feel that they need better facilitation skills to lead the work, or they don’t believe that existing employees will eliminate a step in a process if it negatively affects their job,” said Susan Page, Manager, HRIS for a major entertainment company located in Orlando, FL.