JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries, recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the shares of Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V., a leading filling and sterilization solutions provider.
Leading manufacturers are prioritizing broader examinations of their products amid rapidly shifting economic conditions, according to a new survey from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
The most successful food producers and manufacturers in the next decade will be the ones who harness the rapid advancements in science and technology to meet the demands of the first fully digital generation as they become adults.
Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
New research, published this month in Food Science & Nutrition, provides the most recent estimates of sodium intake among the U.S. population and assesses the potential impact of a sodium reduction technology on sodium intake via a modeling analysis.
The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to research published on in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Blue Bell's chief executive told shareholders last week that Texas billionaire Sid Bass will lend the company up to $125 million, and that the investment is essential for the popular ice-cream maker to remain in business, according to a published report.
There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall. The Boston Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden. The produce is used in food and cocktails sold at the concessions, at nearby restaurants and in the team's flagship restaurant that prepares meals for about 40,000 people during home games.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association recently announced the addition of three sessions to the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2015. These session are being organized by the American Frozen Food Institute and admission will be free of charge for all registered attendees of PROCESS EXPO.
A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.
For decades, researchers have worked to improve cacao fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. Now, a team of Belgian researchers has discovered that the same species of yeast used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.
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Salmonella infections are one of the top causes of gastrointestinal disease in the U.S., and while regulatory agencies have made progress in reducing foodborne transmission of the pathogen, other infection sources, including exposure to water, have not been as thoroughly examined.
The growing consumer demand for protein -- and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock -- could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium at IFT15.
The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.
The USDA said that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent proposal for fighting any future outbreaks of bird flu.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Aspen Foods of Illinois is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The news comes days after Maine-based Barber Foods announced a recall of 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over similar concerns.
A deal has been worked out in a class-action lawsuit filed over an E. coli outbreak and the largest meat recall in Canadian history. The lawsuit is against XL Foods Inc., which operated a meat-packing plant in southern Alberta during a tainted beef recall in 2012.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the change into law on Wednesday, legalizing happy hour in Illinois for the first time since it was banned in 1989 over concerns about excessive drinking and drunken driving. Proponents of the shift said it would boost alcohol sales — and in the process, tax revenues.
Fast-changing consumer preferences require a rapid response from manufacturers, driving demands for processing and packaging technologies that yield greater flexibility, sustainability and efficiency. This fall, the destination for solutions is PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28-30, 2015).