Thursday, March 21, 2019
By Missy Knight, marketing manager at Automation Service and Valves Depot Valves are ubiquitous in food and beverage processing. Valve Magazine senior editor Kate Kunkel put it well when she wrote: “Whether it’s cereal, breakfast pastries, cookies or canned peaches, everything...
Starting today, the FDA is inviting comments on a draft guidance document for determining whether your business meets "qualified facility" definitions under FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food. When finalized, the guidance will explain how to determine your qualification status...
According to Food Manufacturing and the Associated Press, America's grazing habits seem to be turning everything snack-sized, from peanut butter to SPAM. Snacks now account for half of all eating occasions, says food industry consultancy the Hartman Group. We like...
The diversity of Michigan's agricultural produce is second only to California's in the U.S., making it a great choice for growing food processing opportunities in the state. Michigan's also in a prime location, with the number-one border crossing in North...
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...
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...
In her monthly FoodBev Media column, Imbibe Marketing Coordinator Ilana Orlovsky highlights five functional ingredients she believes may be poised for growth as consumer demand increases for better-performing food products. Orlovsky cites factors like versatility, cost-effectiveness, supply chain feasibility, and...
A new partnership was announced on Monday between software company PlanetTogether and spice specialists, Illes Seasonings & Flavors of Carrollton, TX. Illes' Production Scheduling Manager Ed Czysz acknowledges that the company's "sustained growth. . . presented a manufacturing challenge." They...
Looking to cut your food processing operating costs? Consider relocating to Great Falls, Montana. According to a new study, annual operating costs for a 325-person food processing plant are 25% lower in Great Falls than they are in Boston. This...
One Chinese poultry company is setting out to become a leading international name in duck meat, a recent Global Meat News article says. Headquartered in Henan province, the Huaying Agricultural Development Co Ltd already supplies chicken and duck to a...
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