New Food and Beverage Product Launches, Sept. 11-18

From plant-based snacks and meals to a new dry-blend ingredient for infant formulas, here’s a look at some of this week’s food and beverage product launches.  Jackson’s: Sweet Potato Chips Formerly Jackson’s Honest, Jackson’s recently expanded its snack product line of sweet potato chips with new...

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New Food and Beverage Product Launches, Sept. 11-18

From plant-based snacks and meals to a new dry-blend ingredient for infant formulas, here’s a look at some of this week’s food and beverage product launches.  Jackson’s: Sweet Potato Chips Formerly Jackson’s Honest, Jackson’s recently expanded...

Isochoric Freezing: A More Energy Efficient Way to Freeze Food

Frozen food sales are thriving, and with their growth comes an increase in energy used to freeze food products.  But that could soon change. In a study published earlier this month, researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural...

PepsiCo Announces Ambitious New Sustainability Program

PepsiCo today announced a new sustainability program called PepsiCo Positive, or pep+, committing to “a strategic end-to-end transformation with sustainability at the center of how the company will create growth and value by operating...

Food Prices Up 0.4% in August: CPI Report

Food prices rose 0.4% in August, marking a slightly smaller increase than July’s 0.7% increase, according to data from the most recent CPI report. This month marks the eighth consecutive month there has been...

[Webinar] Establish Your ERP and Process Foundations for Your Digital Future

Registration is open for next week's webinar, Establish Your ERP and Process Foundations for Your Digital Future, sponsored by IPM. Food and beverage companies face complex manufacturing environments with the imperative to control both quality...

Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Gain Popularity

Plant-based meat is becoming a popular choice for consumers. A new survey conducted by Piplsay found that over half (54%) of Americans have tried fake meat items at fast food chains and close to...

Consumer Brands Association Seeks Clarification of New Vaccination Regulations

The Consumer Brands Association today sent a letter to the White House requesting clarification on how best to implement President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan. The organization said in a blog post that member companies had...

DEI Training, Leadership Development Help Food Companies Tackle Workforce Challenges

Food companies are making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority, according to the second report in the Future of Work series from Deloitte and FMI-The Food Industry Association.  Two-thirds of food industry leaders believe...

Ensuring Product Quality and Safety of Plant-Based Foods

By Yuanjun Chloe Lu, application specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific Product quality and safety are paramount to food manufacturers. Regardless of whether a product is fresh or processed, there are numerous opportunities for foreign object...

USDA Seeks Comments on Lab-Grown Meat Labeling

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published today an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured animal...
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