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5 Best Practices for Using Robotics in Your Food Processing Plant

January 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by Brian Roffers, Packaging Engineer, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Food and beverage processors are increasingly turning towards robotics for the technology’s slew of benefits including reduced costs, upped throughput and increased food and worker safety. While robotics does boast various benefits to food manufacturing, it’s important to follow some best practices during your own implementation.

Earlier Assumption About BPA Exposure Confirmed

January 28, 2015 2:35 pm | by DOE/PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY | News | Comments

Coating the mouth with BPA-containing food, like soup, does not lead to higher than expected...

What Can We Learn From EU's New INCO Regulation and its Impact on Business?

January 28, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jean-Christophe Calmejane, VP, Lascom Solutions | Articles | Comments

The U.S. is in the...

Happy Birthday, Beer Can! Cheers to 80 Years

January 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos | Comments

On Jan. 24, 1935, Krueger Brewing of Richmond, Virginia sold the very first beer can. While...

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Water Wars: Nestle, Cascade Locks Try New Tack For Bottling Plant

January 27, 2015 12:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cascade Locks City Council voted to seek the Oregon Water Resources Department's permission to swap a portion of its well water right for .5 cubic feet per second of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's right to draw 10 cubic feet per second from Oxbow Springs.

Automatic Film Splicer

January 27, 2015 8:10 am | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes. 

Nitrogen Generators For Modified Atmosphere Packaging

January 23, 2015 8:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Packaging with nitrogen displaces the air inside a package to keep oxygen at controlled levels (less than 2 percent). An in-house nitrogen generator is the most efficient and economical source of nitrogen and it can extend food product shelf life.

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Report Says BPA is Safe, But Will This Change the Game?

January 22, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Blogs | Comments

In a recent report, the EFSA has concluded that bisphenol A poses “no consumer health risk” to anyone at any age. This is just the latest in an ongoing back and forth between scientists, government officials and industry insiders on just how dangerous BPA might be.

Elder Boom: How Food Makers Can Appeal to the Senior Demographic

January 22, 2015 8:20 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

An unparalleled demographic shift is taking place worldwide as record numbers of people are living longer — sometimes much longer. For food and beverage makers and retailers, this change opens up huge and exciting opportunities.   

Ultra-High Pressure Processing May Increase Salmon Shelf-Life

January 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Although salmon is often vacuum-packed, smoked, frozen or even canned to help increase the shelf life, the quality of the meat is often decreased during these processes. Researchers found that meat treated with UHP can increase the shelf life while improving taste.

Babies on Beer Bottles? New Hampshire Considers Alcohol Label Change

January 16, 2015 8:30 am | by RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Currently, a bottle of Breakfast Stout crafted by Founders Brewery Co., is illegal in the Granite State but legislation proposed this year would permit brewers to peddle their ales, stouts, porters and lagers even if the label shows images of minors.

Connecticut Brewery Settles Dispute With Anchor Brewing

January 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Hartford brewery and restaurant has agreed to change the label on its bottled beers following a trademark dispute with the Anchor Brewing Co. in California. A settlement calls for City Stream Brewing to change the name on its bottle beer from "City Steam" to "Citysteam."

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Research Looks to Crustaceans For Bio-Food Packaging

January 15, 2015 8:00 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Articles | Comments

Petroleum-based plastic bottles and films is an issue that is known to be clogging our water ways. Thankfully, there has been a push towards more eco-friendly alternatives. New research shows that chitosan-based coatings can preserve food just as well as petroleum coatings can.

Latest Poll Shows Consumers Have a Big Appetite For GMO Labeling

January 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A new poll reports that 66 percent of Americans are in favor of requiring food manufacturers to label any products that contain genetically modified organisms. That statistic is higher than the number of consumers who say it's important to know whether a food is organic. 

Photo of the Day: NY to Ban Plastic Food Containers From Restaurants

January 8, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Starting this summer, New York City will join the environmental sustainability trend by banning restaurants and other food establishments from using plastic foam containers.                     

Mega-Event Announced For Food Processors, Packagers

January 8, 2015 10:25 am | by FPSA | News | Comments

With trending industry issues and innovations related to food packaging design, migration, and expiration, the concurrent events will offer an opportunity for printers, packagers, processors, and converters to intermingle and explore the global scope of these vital facets of the graphic communications and packaging/processing industries. 

Brewery Seeks to End Uproar Over Gandhi Beer Name, Label

January 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Connecticut brewery that drew condemnation in the U.S. and India for its beer that carries the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi says it has received threats and is seeking a way to end the uproar.        

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Connecticut Brewery Apologizes For Using Gandhi on Beer Can

January 5, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Connecticut brewery is apologizing to Indians offended that the company is using Mohandas Gandhi's name and likeness on one of its beers. New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge apologized over the weekend on its Facebook page for the India pale ale it calls Gandhi-Bot.

VIDEO: Colorado Groups Work to Change Labels on Edible Pot Products

January 2, 2015 8:30 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

One year ago, recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado. But now that's leading to a problem — people are overdosing on edible pot that looks like a regular snack. Because of the dangers, some are trying to take some of the risk out of a rocky mountain high.

Side Seal System

January 2, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Versa Seal requires no air and has very few moving parts for ease of operation and minimal maintenance.  There is no need for the operator to adjust temperature with speed changes. 

How Food Package Manufacturers Keep Pace With Today's Market

December 30, 2014 9:20 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Articles | Comments

By all indicators, manufacturing in the U.S. has been on the upswing and is expected to keep building momentum into the next year. In the world of food packaging manufacturing, how do you make sure you’re not just riding that wave of growth but also capitalizing on emerging trends?

Signatures Submitted to Fight California Bag Ban

December 30, 2014 6:30 am | by JUDY LIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The law does not apply to bags used for fruits, vegetables or meats, or to shopping bags used at other retailers. It allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags.         

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 manufacturers to escalate production efficiency in order to enhance customer service though faster shipping to stores or home deliveries and personalized products. Warehouses have expanded well beyond the traditional product fulfillment function.

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 food, meat and poultry processors the ability to process, label and track their products from receiving to shipping. 

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 labels on genetically modified foods are conceding defeat. The proponents say they drew strength after coming close to victory but stopped short of promising another attempt in the 2016 election.

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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