Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe's, Inc. and current CEO of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc., says the U.S. has done a horrible job of making things clear to customers on what the terms 'sell by' or 'best by' dates really mean.
When frozen and defrosted, spinach leaves wilt, but Lund University scientists say they have the answer with a natural sugar. The cells are kept alive longer, making it possible for farmers to harvest and freeze their products for months at a time.
As a society, we waste food along every step of the supply chain. At the retail and consumer levels, the USDA estimates that in the U.S., 31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply in 2010 went uneaten.
Date labeling variations on food products contribute to confusion in the marketplace regarding how the dates on labels relate to food quality and safety, according to a review by Food Science and Food Safety. This confusion can contribute to significant food waste.
In this brief, yet powerful video, Nutella dips into the realm of 3D printing. The hazelnut-spread maker experimented with the Discov3ry Extruder, an add-on extruder with the ability to print a whole new range of paste-like materials, at the Bay Area Maker Faire.
Company has introduced pink to its collection of color-coded products for material handling, janitorial, safety, lab and processing applications.
Eating fruits and veggies is good for you, but sometimes there's a price to pay: illness caused by bacterial biofilms that adhere to the produce and to the packaging. A graduate student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has discovered a way to attack the bacteria.
Industry regulators are taking a closer look at how pot-infused edibles are made. The thriving edible marijuana industry in Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements — due to take effect in October — to make sure the products are safe to eat and drink.
Crop scientist Sanjaya Rajaram, 71, was named Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of the World Food Prize. He is credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates and difficult growing conditions.
Company has designed an iPad-based app to manage color-coded cleaning tools used in your factory. The hygienic zone app delivers a visual picture of your factory divided into distinct zones.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc., seeking civil penalties and compensation for the state costs and natural resource damages for a large fish kill in southwestern Missouri.
Nothing crushes your hopes more than receiving a cease-and-desist letter from a very upset patent owner after your great success of what you thought was a new product launch. Attorney Bill Honaker explains five ways to avoid the nightmare of patent infringement.
Company showcases special packaging film that replaces heavy cans, bottles, jars, trays and select flexible packaging. The product is stackable, flexible and reclosable.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer launched a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road. The New York Democrat asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to speed up a requirement that companies and drivers use electronic devices to log hours driven.
If your workforce storage areas are not safe and secure or if your product inventory is extremely unorganized, you're not alone. Learning new ways to keep productivity moving can help with the large amount of products being manufactured on the floor.
A University of Virginia Miller Center commission released a report of actionable ideas on creating manufacturing jobs, which have been an engine of middle-class employment throughout U.S. history. Board members said the goal is to produce quality employees.
Consumers are moving to less processed products with cleaner labels, which means that manufacturers are dealing with products that have much shorter shelf lives. If it hasn't already, will your company be ready to make the switch to shorter shelf life products?
An Arizona woman visiting the Flagstaff Burger King found a razor blade in her salad. An employee admitted to accidentally leaving the blade on a shelf above the bin of lettuce. The company says razor blades are not allowed in food preparation areas.
The layout of your warehouse should make sense, with items at an easy access. Customer needs will dictate much of how you design your warehouse — from layout to inventory. Keeping your customers happy should be your top priority, and design is a key part of that.
It looks like pizza, but this isn't your average pie. This pizza is specially engineered to last more than three years. This comfort food has been requested by military personnel for years. Soon, they will be provided with food that feels a lot like coming home.
Officials have simplified parts of the approval process for bringing new beers to market, something that in the past could take months. The changes mean brewers will enjoy greater flexibility to experiment with ingredients and production techniques.
The FDA has deemed the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process unsanitary since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), despite the fact that wooden boards have been used for hundreds of years. This will create problems for artisan cheese makers.
Company introduces a new system for lowering the abrasion of sensitive packaging that is sterilized in reciprocating retorts.
It’sFresh!, a company delivering solutions to enhance food freshness and reduce food waste, announced a new sustainability goal; the diversion of 10 million pounds of fruit from the waste-stream by 2015 as a result of its technology by trapping ethylene.
Butterball's hatchery in Raeford, N.C. processes more than 300,000 turkey poults per week. Mercy For Animals has turned over its underwater camera evidence to local law enforcement, which is currently considering criminal animal cruelty charges.