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GMA, FMI Streamline Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

In Food Safety, News by Krista Garver0 Comments

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are leading a new initiative to streamline the date labeling on food products, according to a press release. The initiative aims to reduce customer confusion about when foods expire and, by extension, cut food waste. The release notes that there “currently, more than 10 different date labels on packages,” …

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5 Upcoming Food Safety Webinars You Won’t Want to Miss

In Food Safety by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

Food safety is one of the most important issues in the food industry today. And between FSMA and increased FDA inspections, you can’t afford to let your efforts slip. These five upcoming webinars will help you get up to speed on the latest in food safety. Best of all, they’re all free.   Drop the Mop! from Food Safety Tech …

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Listeria-Related Cheese Recall Continues to Expand

In Food Safety, News by Krista Garver0 Comments

UPDATED February 15 and 16 with new product recalls. The bad news for cheese lovers continued this week as several more brands were recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes, including these five by MDS, these by Choice Farms, and these by Saputo. The recall started last week with Colby cheese after Listeria was found in a random sample of products taken from retail shelves. The incident …

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Unitherm Pioneers E-Commerce for Food Processing Equipment with New Online Store for Sanitary Control Products

In News, Technology by Krista Garver0 Comments

While the food industry is adopting e-commerce at an accelerating pace, the same cannot be said for the food processing equipment industry. Even as B2B e-commerce grows, food processing equipment is still by and large purchased the old-fashioned way. You talk to a sales rep, perhaps at a trade show, tell them your specifications, and then receive a quote for …

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New Nutrition Facts Label Rolled Out Today

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Change is coming to grocery store shelves in the form of a new Nutrition Label on food products. The new design, rolled out today by RL Food Testing Laboratory, represents the most extensive revamp of the Nutrition Label since it was introduced in 1990. Here’s are the highlights of the changes: The entire label is now bigger, requiring more space on packaging. …

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Taylor Farms Recalls Chicken and Pork Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

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Class I Recall 012-2017 Health Risk: High Feb 11, 2017 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Felicia Thompson (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2017 – Two Taylor Farms establishments, located in Dallas, Texas and in Tracy, California, and headquartered in Salinas, California, are recalling approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria …

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Fast Food Packaging

In Food Safety, News by Melissa Schmitz0 Comments

A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters found that one-third of fast food packaging contains harmful chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs. These chemicals are associated with cancer, hormone problems, obesity, and many other health issues. PFASs are man-made fluorinated chemicals first manufactured over half a century ago to give us products like non-stick cookware, …

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Fresh Food Consumption on the Rise

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Nearly half of consumers (48%) are eating more fresh foods compared to three years ago, according to a new survey by OpinionWay. Only 11% of consumers report eating less fresh food than they did three years ago. The remaining 41% say they’re eating the same amount. Here are some of the reasons for the trend toward fresh foods: Appearance. Appearance …

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What Food Processors and Suppliers Will Find at Chicago Trade Shows This Year

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Mark your calendars: ProFood Tech and PROCESS EXPO are once again coming to McCormick Place in Chicago! These two major trade shows offer professionals in the food industry opportunities to discover new innovations and participate in educational programs to keep their knowledge and skills sharp. From new technologies to the latest in consumer trends, read on to hear what to expect from …

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U.S. Food Companies Express Concern Over Trump’s Trade Plans

In News by Krista Garver0 Comments

One of President Trump’s main campaign promises was that he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he referred to as the “worst trade deal ever.” Now, as Trump pushes forward with his plan, the food industry is starting to push back. Last month, 133 food and agriculture organizations and companies sent a letter to Trump urging him to …