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The Internet of Things and the Future of Food

In Food Safety, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

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 safety, e-commerce, and even waste management. What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things refers to devices that …

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Consumer Demand and the “Whole Foods Effect” Shape the New Food Processing Landscape

In Processing, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

Twenty-five percent of  shoppers seek local products on grocery shelves. According to Food Marketing Institute data, this number is up from 13 percent since 2007. In a New York Times article this week, the research firm Packaged Facts predicts local food sales could hit $20 billion by 2019, up from $5 billion in 2008. In the article, Mark Baum, senior …

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Calling Food Industry Mentors to Invest in Innovation

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DECATUR, Ill. APRIL 19, 2016 /BUSINESS WIRE/ Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) and National Foodworks Services (NFS) today announced the official launch of the first annual Food Innovation Challenge. The Food Innovation Challenge is a contest designed to provide new food entrepreneurs with access to resources and industry mentors to evaluate their product ideas, and ultimately the opportunity to win …

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Benefits of Supply-Chain Transparency: An Interview with Geraint John of SCM World

In Processing, Sustainability, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

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 technology makes it easier than ever to monitor, collect, and communicate data. On the other, tightening global standards, dispersed markets, …

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Pork Drug Pulled on Food Safety Grounds

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Today the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) moved to rescind the use of the swine drug carbadox (commercial name, Mecadox) that’s been used to treat swine dysentery and bacterial swine enteritis for 40 years. Since its approval in the 1970s, carbadox’s manufacturers, according to FDA deputy commissioner Michael Taylor, have “failed to provide sufficient scientific data” to demonstrate carbadox’s …

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FDA Finalizes FSMA Rule on Food Transport Safety

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On April 5, the FDA finalized the sixth of seven FSMA food safety rules, the rule to help prevent food contamination during transport. Proper refrigeration, adequate vehicle cleaning between loads, and proper protection during transport top the list of safety protocols manufacturers are now under deadline to follow. Larger businesses have one year from now to comply; smaller businesses must …

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5 Ways Technology is Transforming the Food Supply Chain

In Processing, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

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 and far around the globe. Here are five ways technology is transforming the food supply chain in response to its changing …

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Online Grocery Trends Report at Annual NFRA Conference

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TEMPE, AZ APRIL 04, 2016 /PRWEB/ MyWebGrocer, the leading provider of eCommerce and digital marketing solutions to the grocery and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries, announces that MyWebGrocer VP of Data & Insights, Michelle Cote, will present at the 24th Annual National Frozen and Refrigerated Food Association (NFRA) Executive Conference. As industry experts forecast notable growth and momentum for online …