Saturday, September 22, 2018
Food labels are contentious, as evidenced by the recent heated fights over mandatory labeling for food containing GMOs or added sugars. They’re also confusing. Even when label claims are present, consumers don’t know what to make of them or how...
Earlier this week at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Clear Labs launched Clear Safety, the first end-to-end next-generation sequencing (NGS) system for routine pathogen testing. The launch follows a pilot program that was deployed at companies...
Every day in food facilities around the globe, microbiologists prepare and analyze samples looking for pathogens. As the recent outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce shows, those tests don’t always find the pathogens that ultimately lead to people...
The desire for customization is one of the biggest trends making waves in the food industry, especially among younger generations. Millennials love to DIY, which is driving growth in prepared foods and leading restaurants to offer customizable options. Gen...
The problem of food waste has become front and center for consumers and companies alike. Just last week, a study in PLOS ONE revealed that U.S. consumers waste an astonishing 1 pound of food per person per day. In...
The food industry isn’t known for its early adoption of technology. But, spurred by innovative startups, artificial intelligence (AI) may prove the exception. Here are six examples of how the food industry is already using AI, or could be...
Food waste is a colossal problem — in the United States and worldwide. A quick Google search reveals some shocking statistics: Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.4...
December 14 update: The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections by a 3-2 vote. On December 14, the FCC is expected to vote on a measure that eliminates net neutrality. This move could have dire consequences for everyone who uses...
Between fitness tracking, augmented reality, and AI, wearable technology is emerging everywhere. But what started out as a novelty for techies has turned into a valuable productivity tool in virtually every industry. Companies around the world have slowly started...
According to the results of just about every consumer preference survey done in the past few years, consumers want fresh, local foods. Market research publisher Packaged Facts predicts that local food and beverage sales will hit $20 billion in...

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