Makers of marijuana edibles can now take a course specifically designed for learning about food safety in the cannabis industry. With the interest in edibles and infused products growing, the NCIA ServSafe course will teach professionals the importance of cleanliness.
The manufacturing sector is growing faster than the rest of the economy. Over the past decade,...
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America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturers that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).
What are consumers eating for breakfast? Studies show morning eating habits are changing because of concerns of carbohydrates. Breakfast eaters are calling out for protein, instead. Consumers want frozen or fast food egg sandwiches and yogurt.
Camilla Howard, European sales and marketing director for Unitherm Food Systems, talks to Food Manufacturing about what innovations in the thermal food processing world manufacturers should be aware of. This article is the final part of a three-part series.
Bolthouse Farms, known for its baby carrots and juice beverages, announced a new line of kids snacks that is based around real fruits and vegetables with no added preservatives and is designed for maximum kid craveability. The company is hoping to make healthier products for children.
Liquor Giant Diageo is expanding its commitment to purchase green natural gas in Canada for its Manitoba and Quebec locations. Purchasing green natural gas for these facilities will reduce the sites' carbon footprints by 95 percent and 80 percent, respectively.
This week U.S.-owned meat supplier, Husi Food Co., sold expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. As the story continues to unfold, it appears more companies have been affected and are breaking ties with Husi. But one company is vowing to stand by them.
A new study conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science looked at the five main sources of protein in the American diet: dairy, beef, poultry, pork and eggs. They calculated the environmental inputs, or costs, per nutritional unit. Find out the real price of steak.
Ramesh Gunawardena, the manager of Technology & Processing Development at JBT FoodTech, talks to Food Manufacturing about what innovations in the thermal food processing world manufacturers should be aware of. This article is the second part of a three-part series.
It seems every year that budgets get tighter and costs get higher. In manufacturing, where aging equipment is a given and energy rates are a cost center of epic proportions, it’s no wonder management is looking for more efficient ways to put product out the door.
The impact of food labeling has been cause of much debate over the past year as healthy lifestyles has moved up the public agenda. More than half of food companies believe they could make product information simpler for consumers to understand.
Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without safety practices in place.
According to the 2014 Global Food Safety Training Survey, workforce training tends to come up short due to the unavailability of two necessary resources — time and money. Such limitations increase risk for the company, its workers and, in particular, consumers.
According to a new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, beef produces five times the amount of heat-trapped gases per calorie. Cows are not efficient at converting feed to protein for human consumption.
The Wyoming Occupation Safety and Health Administration has issued 39 citations against Western Sugar Cooperative, fining the company $194,000 for numerous fall hazards, inadequate signage and failing to place safety guards around moving equipment.
Laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse in farm organizations and livestock producers is moving from state legislatures to federal courts. Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.
Today, as in the past, standard operating procedures decree that anything moved into a food production area is moved on a pallet. This can introduce significant risk if these pallets have not been specifically designed for sanitation and adhere to FSMA.
First Lady Michelle Obama's junior cooks contest was put together to show the nation that if a 10 year old kid can cook and happily eat a healthy meal, then there is no reason why every school in the country shouldn't be including nutritious food into their menus.
Which country claims the most food and beverage manufacturing innovations? A quick look at the food and drink sector reveals why the United Kingdom and the United States are at the top of the class in innovation. Is it the frozen dinner or the microwave that takes the prize?
According to a recent study in the Journal of Food Science, scientists at the Institute of Food Technologists have found that essential oils — those extracted from plants roots, peels, seeds, etc. — may be used as food preservatives in packaged food products.
Northern Natural Processing LP, a beef slaughter plant in southeastern Saskatchewan, had its license suspended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The suspension is due to the operator of the plant failing to use corrective measures to ensure the safety of the meat.
Analyzing 343 studies in what was the largest research effort of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University found that organic crops are up to 60 percent higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally grown crops.
The demand for employees wanting to check their data anywhere is a growing trend. While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity typically is greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.
The Nutrition Facts label facelift is getting a lot of attention lately. Health experts say consumers need a label with a clear statement telling them whether a food is healthy. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I've never read the Nutrition Facts label on my food.
Recent findings by two Washington State University scientists suggest cinnamon oil to effectively work as a natural antibacterial agent in the food industry. The study acknowledges improved food safety and the reduction or elimination of food posioning deaths.
To help ensure sustainability in the farm and food production industry, a new coalition called A Greater Minnesota has been created to inform Minnesota residents about the issues surrounding food production and the economic impacts to the state.
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