Author Christopher Leonard talks to MSNBC's Morning Joe about his new book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business. Leonard says that the meat industry goes to great lengths to ensure the public is ignorant about the meat production process.
The Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart (LTS-C) allows the fork truck driver to place the "go to" pallet onto a pallet cart for an automated process.
Japanese beverage firm Suntory Holdings Ltd. is in talks to invest in Indian liquor manufacturer Radico Khaitan Ltd. Suntory is seeking to accelerate its expansion in the growing Asian market. Suntory announced in January that it would acquire U.S.-based Beam Inc.
Two men were found guilty Wednesday of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products — including the middle of Oreo cookies — and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.
Beam me up some wine, Scotty! More and more TV shows are embracing the world of wine. Fans of sci-fi classic "Star Trek," period drama "Downton Abbey" and even "Duck Dynasty" can all buy wines bottled under license to their favorite show.
When food and beverage companies start thinking about big data, they should be thinking about trade secrets because, done right, big data should lead to proprietary insights. Key data can sometimes be protected under trade secret law, even if some of it comes from outside social media sources.
In a recent study, non-GMO topped organic as a driving factor behind brand choice. Eighty percent of consumers said they seek out non-GMO products, and 56 percent said non-GMO is a key factor to brand buying, versus 52 percent citing organic.
Following widespread reports that the "got milk?" slogan has been shelved, the saying's creator, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), says that the popular tag line and campaign are very much alive and thriving in the state of California.
Chobani has received approval for a $3.5 million expansion of its Greek yogurt plant in Twin Falls. The facility reached a production milestone in December, producing more than 1 million cases of yogurt each week. The addition will expand its packaging and filling rooms on the east side.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has scored the palm oil sourcing commitments of 30 top companies. The group says that nearly all packaged food companies, except Kraft Foods, have commitments, but most food manufacturers have more work to do.
Plant shutdowns and fines can cause irreparable damage to a brand’s image. Full compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, including pest management, is the best way manufacturers can protect food safety and quality, as well as brand reputation.
The Hershey Company has exceeded three of its environmental sustainability goals that it set in 2012. The company says it has surpassed its water consumption target three years early and its zero waste to landfill and recycling targets two years early.
Jack Daniels brand helped stir a 12 percent increase in Brown-Forman Corp.'s third-quarter income as the spirits maker reported broad sales gains in the U.S. and abroad. The company beat Wall Street forecasts for the quarter and raised its full-year earnings outlook.
Manufacturing economic activity expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th consecutive month. Extreme weather impacted the sector last month, possibly resulting in plant closings, absent workers and late shipments.
A recent PwC report indicates that industrial manufacturing CEOs are more optimistic this year compared to last, but they are still concerned about energy costs. They're also worried about a slowdown in new growth markets, as well as rising labor costs.
Open source has been forcefully debated in many places. However, it seems that the odds are currently in favor of its accelerated adoption. In fact, it has been predicted that 2014 will be a banner year for open source, particularly in the Internet of Things arena.
Activist group Green America's GMO Inside Campaign Tuesday launched a push to get Starbucks to serve only organic milk sourced from cows that are not fed GMOs. The campaign comes on the heels of General Mills' decision to remove GMOs from regular Cheerios.
U.S. manufacturing expanding more quickly last month as companies received more orders. While a measure of production fell to its lowest level in nearly five years — likely because of the harsh winter — the rise in orders indicates factory output may rebound in the coming months.
"Facts Up Front," a voluntary front-of-package nutrition labeling initiative developed by two leading food industry organizations, Monday produced a public scoff from consumer watchdog group The Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Each year, 300,000 American workers visit the emergency room to treat a workplace eye injury. March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding employers and workers about the importance of wearing eye protection.
The FDA recently proposed updates to Nutrition Facts labeling, but nearly 20 years after the labels were first placed on food and beverage products, consumer interest in reading the label has steadily declined in the United States, according to The NPD Group.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc. is paying $17 million to a unit of Moark LLC, based in Fontana Calif., to purchase the half of Delta Egg Farm LLC that it doesn't already own. Cal-Maine is the largest producer of fresh shell eggs in the United States.
Olive Garden is desperate to win back customers, but parent company Darden Restaurants Inc. expresses confidence that it can bring about a "brand renaissance" at the Italian chain. Olive Garden is getting a new logo, as well as an updated menu.
In his latest weekly radio and Internet address, President Obama challenged Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. He pointed to the launch of two new high-tech manufacturing hubs and a competition to rebuild transportation structures and systems.
There is simply no rebranding effort where the stakes are not extraordinarily high and the margin for error is slim at best. Steve Blue, CEO of Miller Ingenuity offers these 7 best-practice keys for effectively executing a rebranding initiative.