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US Food Additives Market to Register Around 7% Growth Until 2019, Report Says

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechSci Research | News | Comments

Rising consumption of processed and packaged food coupled with increasing inclination towards all natural ingredients to drive the U.S. food additives market in the coming years.                    

Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Efficiency With Color Labeling

December 16, 2014 10:00 am | by Andy Scherz, Senior Product Manager, Epson America | Articles | Comments

Retailers continue to put pressure on...

Meat Packing Software

December 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy, or SIMBA, is designed to provide...

Oregon GMO Labeling Proponents Concede Defeat

December 12, 2014 9:10 am | by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring...

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Washington Firm Recalls Chef Salads For Undeclared Allergens

December 11, 2014 9:05 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Real Foods LLC, a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Lawmakers to Review Genetically Modified Labeling

December 10, 2014 10:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA typically has shied away from the subject, leaving the issue of labeling GMO's to the states. But Congress has weighed in as the food industry has faced a potential patchwork of state laws requiring the labeling.  

Bud Light Adding Messages to Bottle Labels

December 9, 2014 12:25 pm | by Bud Light | News | Comments

Each of the new bottles of Bud Light will feature a different "Up For Whatever" message on its label that is intended to inspire spontaneous fun, no matter where or when it's enjoyed. Some Bud Light bottles, for example, will be labeled as "The perfect beer for leaving your comfort zone in another time zone."

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Study Shows That Calorie Labeling Reduces Weight Gain by 50 Percent

December 9, 2014 9:00 am | by Obesity Society | News | Comments

Recent guidance from the United States' Affordable Care Act and the United Kingdom's Responsibility Deal encourage calorie labeling in chain restaurants, yet there have been mixed results as to the effects of calorie labeling on consumers' meal choices and weight status. 

Recycling Opens the Door to a Circular Economy

December 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Recycling is no longer a consumer fad focused solely on the end of the life cycle, but a market force that is shaping corporate America’s manufacturing processes. Brian Kennell, Tetra Pak’s president and CEO, examines this next generation of recycling.

VIDEO: Looking Back at Food Science Achievements

December 4, 2014 1:50 pm | by IFTlive | News | Comments

The IFT travels back in time to showcase the most riveting achievements the food industry has seen. Looking ahead, the general public will be able to completely customize their products. From 3D printing to biotechnology, consumers are in for a treat in the years to come.

Infographic: The Future of Food, All in One Map

December 3, 2014 2:00 pm | by Institute For the Future | News | Comments

This map by the Institute For the Future, titled Seeds of Disruption, looks at the food supply chain, technological disruptions, and low probability, high impact "wild cards" in the food industry over the next decade.   

Brainstorm: Energy Management Part 3

December 3, 2014 12:10 pm | by Arlan Purdy, Product Manager, The Raymond Corporation | Articles | Comments

The Brainstrorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry. In the final installment of this three-part series, we ask: What are some areas of investment that food manufacturers should utilize to improve their energy management?

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Q&A: How the 5-Step Process Can Benefit Food Companies

December 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing sat down with Director of Marketing for Food & Beverage Bob Klimko to get the scoop on how ORBIS is partnering with food industry customers and helping evolve their growing needs since the start of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

VIDEO: Pack Expo Top 10

December 2, 2014 1:00 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Check out the top ten trends spotted at this year's Pack Expo. We look at smart conveyors, fog computing, friendly robots, the Food Safety Modernization Act, the skills gap, the omnipresent Internet of Things, and other exciting ideas and products.

ID Reader Software

December 2, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new software significantly increases read rates by decoding lower resolution 1-D codes and extending intelligent tuning capabilities to all symbologies. The technology is perfect for code reading applications in the food and beverage industry. 

Will the New Calorie Count Rule Help Americans Make Better Food Choices?

December 1, 2014 2:34 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The FDA announced new regulations requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers of prepared foods to include calorie labels on all menus. I believe the overhaul will act as a great source of information, but only for those who care.

US Appeals WTO Decision Against Required Meat Labels

December 1, 2014 10:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from. The WTO in October rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat.

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Barcode Reader Performance-Monitoring System

December 1, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The RTM is a server-based product that connects to a network of DataMan readers and regularly pulls read rate information as well as images from packages.

Infographic: Drink in the Opportunities

November 26, 2014 12:40 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

In an infographic by PMMI, it is revealed that nearly one-third of the top 100 CPG companies in the United States are located within a 200 mile radius of Philadelphia. PMMI will bring its latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast in February.

True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped From Turkey

November 26, 2014 9:35 am | by True Source Honey | News | Comments

The True Source Honey CertificationTM Program, whose mission it is to protect consumers, retailers and manufacturers from illegally sourced honey, has issued an alert concerning honey labeled as coming from Turkey. The U.S. has had repeated problems with honey that is illegally shipped from China to avoid anti-dumping duties. 

Oregon Food Label Measure Headed For Recount

November 26, 2014 8:20 am | by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.             

Brainstorm: Energy Management Part 2

November 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor | Articles | Comments

The Brainstrorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry. In the second installment of this three-part series, we ask: What are some areas of investment that food manufacturers should utilize to improve their energy management?

Infographic: Are Deceptive Food Labels Making America Fat?

November 24, 2014 1:35 pm | by Guiding Star | News | Comments

This infographic from Guiding Stars takes a look at the rising obesity rates in America. While 57 percent of shoppers state that healthy eating is very important, confusion about certain food labels may be causing consumers to unknowingly choose unhealthy choices.

VIDEO: Ban on Half-Gallon Beer Jug Growlers Heats Up

November 24, 2014 9:33 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Craft beer fans love capped jugs known as growlers. They are an efficient way to bring fresh beer home, but in Florida, they are banned, even though it's fully legal to fill jugs that are smaller and larger. Vicente Arenas reports.     

Kozy Shack Recalls Pudding Over Labeling

November 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The recall involves 4-ounce cups of Foodservice Kozy Shack Simply Well Chocolate Pudding.           

Wrap-Around Case Packer

November 21, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The SetLine Wrap-around Packer is a multi-functional, versatile end-of-line packaging system that enables a wide variety of packaging solutions for a variety of products. 

Country of Origin Label For Meat Cuts Endangered

November 20, 2014 9:47 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is running out of options in its effort to tell consumers where fresh cuts of meat originated after a successful challenge to package labeling by Canada and Mexico. A 2008 farm law requires that packages of steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identify where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Vermont Fights Attempt to Block Food Labeling Law

November 18, 2014 9:17 am | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont is asking a federal judge to throw out a food industry lawsuit that seeks to block the state's new GMO labeling law from taking effect. The Grocery Manufacturers Association and National Association of Manufacturers are suing to overturn the law.

Wearing its Labels With Pride

November 17, 2014 10:27 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

Berner Food & Beverage is an Illinois-based contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods.                         

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