Monday, April 23, 2018
Food and food tech startups can add Kellogg's to their growing list of potential investors. The cereal giant announced Monday they've established a venture capital fund to invest in "companies pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge ideas and...
In March of this year, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) reported on the accelerating penetration rate of e-commerce in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) markets, from 1% in 2014 to a predicted 5% average or higher by 2018 and beyond. The...
In the wealth of speculation and analysis over the future of the global packaged foods industry, it's difficult to know what to watch out for and whether growth will skyrocket or slump. In any case, the constant evolution of technology...
Food is under scrutiny these days. Contamination can have devastating effects, both for consumers and for companies, and technology allows unprecedented access to information and conversations about food safety and quality. Each year, the Center for Food Integrity studies in-depth...
The major recall by CRF Frozen Foods this week has been a long time coming. According to NPR, new CDC tools that track the sequenced genome of listeria recognize in this latest cluster of illnesses, matches from bacteria that has...
A case study featured in Food Manufacturing yesterday highlights a now-common shift from conventional batch cooking to continuous systems. In response to growing demand from international markets, South African family company Paarman Foods teamed up with Unitherm Food Systems in 2015 to change their...
It’s no longer a matter of “if,” but “when.” Experts agree, the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to food manufacturing in ways that are getting harder to ignore. The IoT is changing how the food industry tackles problems like...
The finalization of FSMA rules puts pressure on many standard food industry operations. Because your supply chain is not one operation, but many, it may feel that pressure more keenly than other areas of business. On the one hand, emerging...
Your plant produces thousands of data points a day, whether you're collecting them or not. The Internet of Things (IoT) is ready to make smart use of that data. But what specific tools does the food industry need to...
As sources diversify and consumer demands evolve toward transparency and wholeness, technology must play an ever-increasing role at every point in the food manufacturing supply chain. Some traditional processes will collapse, while others will expand in non-linear networks near...