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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-...

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...

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...

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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.                         

18 Killed, 13 Injured in Chinese Carrot-Packaging Plant

November 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire in a carrot-packaging plant has killed 18 people in eastern China. An additional 13 people were injured in the fire Sunday night at the Longyuan Food Co. facility in the Shandong province city of Shouguang.          

Open Farm is First Canadian Pet Food Company to Receive Certified Humane Label

November 11, 2014 1:59 pm | by Humane Farm Animal Care | News | Comments

Open Farm, a Canadian-based pet food company, launches its Certified Humane dog food products in stores across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. The company plans to expand its pet food product line into the United States in 2015.

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Automatic Film Splicer

November 7, 2014 2:36 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The product, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, will increase line efficiency in sleeved packaging operations by eliminating film roll change downtime. 

Grocers Association Applauds GMO Labeling Campaign Efforts

November 7, 2014 2:24 pm | by National Cooperative Grocers Association | News | Comments

The National Cooperative Grocers Association wishes to thank the Right to Know Oregon and Colorado GMO campaigns for their hard work to pass Measure 92 and Proposition 105 to label GMO foods. The campaigns drew support from a broad range of grassroots organizations.

Firmware For Meters, Controllers

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

Newly added Gas Select Composer permits finer control of changing gas mixtures for food packing. 

Q&A: How Packaging Suppliers Support Canneries During Salmon Season

November 6, 2014 2:43 pm | by Crown Holdings, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When it comes to packaging seafood, there may indeed be a lot of fish in the sea, but sometimes there’s only a short time to catch them. Nowhere is this truer than in the salmon industry, which gives fishermen and canneries just over two months to catch and package the fish.

Despite Losses, GMO Label Backers Aren't Quitting

November 6, 2014 9:30 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oregon is the fourth state in the West that has failed to pass a GMO labeling measure. A similar proposal also flopped Tuesday in Colorado, which joined Washington state and California as other states that have said no.        

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Liquid Colorants

November 6, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This new collection of liquid colorants can help companies create a distinctive package that stands out on store shelves.

Study: Calorie Labeling Proves Effective in Weight Loss

November 5, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Obesity Society | News | Comments

This new research shows that consistent exposure to prominent calorie labeling of main meals reduced the likelihood of young adults gaining any weight over a one-year period by 50 percent.                 

Colbert: The Government Declares War on Halloween

October 31, 2014 11:59 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

The federal government inserts its own agenda into Halloween, spoiling America's spooky-time fun. Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" says the 'goons' out there are ruining the fun by demanding children read their labels before eating those candies.

Liquor Giants Gear Up For Next Round of Tenn. Whiskey War

October 31, 2014 10:12 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.

Simple Paper Keeps Produce Fresh Up to 2-4 Times Longer

October 30, 2014 10:55 am | by The Lempert Report | News | Comments

Fenugreen, a simple piece of paper infused with a mixture of organic spices and botanicals that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and extend the life of quickly perishable produce, is featured in the week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series.

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10 Food Trends Worth Watching

October 30, 2014 10:15 am | by Innova Market Insights | News | Comments

The Top 10 Trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its ongoing analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.         

Dutch Company Announces New Food Packaging Plant in Georgia

October 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Netherlands-based company has announced plans to build a new plant in Augusta. Royal DSM plans to build a new polymer plant with focus on making materials that are used in food packaging. The facility is expected to be complete by mid-2016. 

PRODUCT VIDEO: L-Bar Sealer

October 29, 2014 12:49 pm | by Texwrap Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

Built to the same exacting standards as our high speed wrappers, these versatile units are capable of wrapping up to 50 pieces per minute when combined with the proper infeed. Applications include frozen pizzas, cakes and a wide variety of other baked items. 

GMA Calls Food Rating System 'Severely Flawed'

October 28, 2014 9:59 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

In response to a new food rating scheme called Food Scores, the Grocery Manufacturers Association says the food ratings are severely flawed and will only provide consumers with misinformation about the food and beverage products they trust and enjoy.

Report: Moms More Likely Than Dads to Check For Sugars on Food Labels

October 28, 2014 8:35 am | by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health | News | Comments

According to a recent poll, mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases. Sugars (total sugar and added sugar) topped the list of "very important" nutrients that parents consider overall.

Three-Compartment Containers

October 28, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The containers are perfect for pre-packaged salads with the protein and toppings in their own sections. This new package keeps the food looking fresh and appealing while segreating flavors until your customer is ready to eat.

Coca-Cola Shuts Down Great Falls Bottling Division

October 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Great Falls is no longer bottling Coca-Cola products. The plant ceased bottling operations last week, but will continue as a distribution facility with about 50 employees.             

Voters Weigh Expansion of Bottle Deposit Law

October 27, 2014 10:20 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Proponents of the measure that would expand the scope of the law say a variety of beverages that were largely unheard of on store shelves at the time have become consumer staples — all the while adding to the state's litter woes.

Fair Food Label Makes its National Debut

October 27, 2014 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The label was unveiled Friday and is similar to the "cruelty-free" and "fair trade" stamps on products like cattle and coffee. The "fair food" brands tomatoes picked by workers who are paid a premium and have basic guaranteed rights in the field.

US Halal Food Supplier Indicted Over Beef Exports

October 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' import requirements.             

The Perils of Navigating Legal Issues in Bringing a New Product to Market

October 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by Glenn Pogust, Kaye Scholer LLP | Articles | Comments

One of the most notable areas in dispute is the question of when a manufacturer can use the term “natural” or “100 percent natural” in describing its product, given the likelihood that nearly every food product will contain ingredients that have been “processed” to some degree. 

FDA Develops Online Module to Help Ensure Proper Seafood Labeling

October 24, 2014 9:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Proper identification of seafood is important throughout the seafood supply chain to ensure that appropriate food safety controls are implemented and that consumers are getting the type of seafood they expect and for which they are paying.  

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