Thursday, April 18, 2019
The ISM October purchasing managers' index (PMI) report is out, and the picture looks good for the food industry and manufacturing in general. The overall PMI for the month was 58.7%, which is down from September, but still positive. Anything...
The latest final rule from the FDA requires certain registered food facilities to incorporate new risk-reducing strategies into their processes. These strategies are aimed, not at particular foods or hazards, but at reducing the risk of "intentional adulteration from acts...
The FDA recently released an update on its investigation of diet-related canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which began in July of last year. Out of the 325 dogs diagnosed with DCM from January 2014 to November 2018, 276 have been...
Class I Recall 115-2016 EXP Health Risk: High Dec 4, 2016 Congressional and Public Affairs Jeremy J. Emmert (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov Editor’s Note: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the November 23, 2016, release to include additional products and production dates. The...
Update: Kraft Heinz officially withdrew its offer on Sunday, February 19. Kraft Heinz today announced a proposed a massive $143 billion merger with Unilever. The deal between the food and beverage industry's 11th and 12th biggest companies would have produced a...
Happy Frozen Food Month! Here are three studies whose results show frozen produce doesn't deserve its reputation for being less healthy than fresh. 1. Frozen vs fresh In 2015, researchers at the University of California at Davis compared the nutrient content for fresh versus frozen...
Last Thursday, the FDA announced they are proposing compliance deadline extensions for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label and Serving Size final rules. The current compliance deadline is July 26, 2018. If passed, the new deadlines would be:...
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...
April’s food prices increased by 0.3%, according to the latest CPI report. Food at home experienced its most significant increase since March 2017, rising 0.3%. Steep increases in beef (+ 1.3%) and egg (+ 7.1%) indexes contributed to the upward...
PACK EXPO International's 2016 conference happens in Chicago November 6-9. Anticipated topics revolve around automation developments in food packaging. This year, innovation takes center stage. A robotics showcase sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation will feature remote monitoring, smart machines, and...
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