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Report Shows Farm Animal Welfare Increasingly Important to Food Sector

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The 2016 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report graded food companies of different sizes, geographies, and sectors on their initiatives to make the supply chain more friendly to animals. While progress is still in its infancy, the report shows opportunities for all food companies and brands — not just premium ones. Read on to learn where the industry currently …

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Food Industry Using the Internet of Things to Make Processing Smarter

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The food industry is smartening up. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), food processors and suppliers are working together to reduce maintenance costs, uncover opportunities, influence productivity, and transparently track the supply chain.  From craft beer and pasta, here are some ways equipment manufacturers are adopting IoT and how food processors are benefiting from those IoT capabilities. Reduce maintenance costs Most maintenance is reactive or …

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Oprah and Kraft Heinz Team Up for Mealtime Stories

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Kraft Heinz has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey to create Mealtime Stories, a new line of RTE refrigerated meals. According to the press release, the mission of the new venture is “to create a new line of food that will make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone.” The company plans to develop, manufacture, and sell the meals in the …

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Meat Industry Issues Statement Supporting Refugees

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President Trump’s executive order effectively stopping immigration from certain countries has drawn rebuke from many industries. On Saturday, North American Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter added the meat industry to the list, saying in a statement: “Historically, our industry has been an excellent starting point for new Americans. Immigrants and refugees can be an important component of some companies’ labor forces, …

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Consumers Prefer Quick-Service Options While Restaurant Dining Declines

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The restaurant industry will see stalled customer traffic in 2017, according to predictions from market research firm The NPD Group. Visits to quick-service restaurants will see an increase of 1%, and dine-in establishments will see a drop of 2%, NPD estimates. NPD’s restaurant analyst Bonnie Riggs shared some reasons and insight for these predictions with NRN, including: Grocery stores now …

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Survey: Food Sector Mixed On What To Expect Under Trump Administration

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Now that Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States, food companies are waiting to see what impact his administration will have on global trade and regulations. From Trump’s protectionist rhetoric to his recent USDA secretary nomination, many in the global food industry look on with uncertainty. Here are some highlights from the recent just-food 2017 Confidence Survey. Overall trends and …

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Top 7 Foods Recalled Because of Listeria in 2016

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Listeria is a persistent problem in food processing plants, especially if proper food safety precautions aren’t in place. This problem can quickly turn fatal. According to the CDC, Listeria is responsible for 1600 cases of listeriosis and 260 deaths each year. 2016 saw a huge number of food recalls, including many because of Listeria. These recalls impacted hundreds of products …

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Hans Kissle Company, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due To Potential Processing Deviation

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Class I Recall 009-2017 Health Risk: High Jan 20, 2017 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Sarah R. Lichtman (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 – Hans Kissle Company, LLC., a Haverhill, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,348 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential process defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the …

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Provisur Set to Unveil New Beluga Separation Technology in “Big Splash” at IPPE in Atlanta, January 31- February 2

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Chicago, IL – Olivier Kerdiles, Vice President of Provisur Technology’s Separation Business Unit, today announced the company’s intention to make a “Big Splash” at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA, by unveiling their new Provisur Beluga Separation Technology on Jan. 31. “Meat and poultry processors involved in sausage production, as well as a wide variety …

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Trump Picks Sonny Perdue for Agriculture Secretary

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After interviewing many candidates, President-elect Donald Trump has named his pick for agriculture secretary: former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. The selection isn’t without controversy. One the one hand, NPR reports that Perdue “was a favorite among major farmers’ groups.” On the other, some are concerned that Perdue, who at one time had a grain and fertilizer business, won’t stand up …