An ongoing, open dialogue between food manufacturers and the FDA is vital as FSMA regulations are forged, a vice president of the International Dairy Foods Association said at the Food Safety Summit Tuesday. Key points are the FSVP, auditing and records.
Service is often a company's bread and butter. If your company is not open to letting suppliers into its plant, your competition may be. Skipping these kinds of service offerings can escalate from a missed opportunity to a threat to your competitive advantage.
Sam Adams' Brewing The American Dream initiative provides loans and advice to small businesses. Sam Adams Co-founder and Chairman Jim Kock discusses the program, the company's fundraising efforts and the surging popularity of craft beer.
Cargill said Tuesday its net income dropped 28 percent in the fiscal third quarter because of increased electricity prices and other problems. The Minneapolis company said its net income fell to $319 million and revenue held steady at $32 billion.
Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines to temporarily stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.
The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it "honey."
King's Hawaiian Bread plans to expand its production facilities in northeast Georgia. The bakery opened its local production line in the Oakwood community in 2010 as part of its East Coast operations designed to meet growing customer demand.
As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix. The restaurant's menu seems positioned as a more premium offering than KFC, catering to people looking for higher quality food.
A study based on more than 65,000 randomly selected adults who were participating in the Health Survey for England reports that the higher a person’s intake of fruit and vegetables, the lower their risk of death from diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The effort required to improve the health of your business can be compared to the commitment necessary to change your personal health. It is important to understand what drives successful business improvement change instead of failed efforts.
Michigan State University is joining food and drink makers and sellers to create the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety. The ingredients safety center will look at the safety of foods, drinks, cosmetics and household consumer products.
Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities. A coalition sued Idaho last month, asking that the so-called "ag gag" law be stricken down.
Taco Bell will begin airing a TV spot set to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" that shows a man who has been eating Egg McMuffins since 1984. After trying Taco Bell's breakfast, the man trims his mullet, switches to tighter pants, gets a smartphone and takes down his "Loverboy" poster.
Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Akron, Ohio, is for sale, and PETA is interested in opening a vegan restaurant called Eat for Life: Home Cooking on the site. PETA says that opening a vegan restaurant at Dahmer's former home is "one way to turn evil into good."
The European Union is looking to restrict the use of common meat names, such as "bologna," "bratwurst" and "black forest ham." U.S. senators sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, asking them to defend these names.
According to this infographic provided by The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, climate change in the 2030s will affect food and farming more strongly, especially small producers located in poor countries.
Representatives from the research community, civil society, farmers organizations, donor agencies and the private sector gathered last week to identify actions the world must take to help farmers adapt to climate change and help deliver a more food-secure world.
Megan Miller spoke at TEDxManhattan about her food startup Bitty, which seeks to remove the cultural taboos around eating insects in order to popularize them as a sustainable ingredient that can help alleviate food scarcity around the world.
The opportunities accompanying the possibilities of mobile's big data are not limitless. Government policies and privacy laws create very real exposures that food industry members must keep in mind as they seek to leverage mobile big data.