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A "unicorn" in startup lingo is a privately held company valued at $1 billion or more. Blue Apron is one of those companies, and they're disrupting and redefining the food industry supply chain. According to Fortune's recent profile, Blue Apron...
Robots are introducing new ways to process and package food that improve food safety and sanitation -- and they present an opportunity to delegate jobs that are ergonomically difficult and dangerous for human workers. Overall, the food industry has...
Public comments will now stay open through May 10 on the use of the term "natural" in American food labeling. The FDA has extended the discussion, partially because of three citizen petitions that asked for definition or prohibition of the word...
Injury and illness rates in the meat and poultry industry are on the decline, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the report finds that hazardous conditions remain. The government also faces challenges in...
As companies scramble after sugar alternatives, Food Business News recommends more complex ways to excite flavor receptors. Sensory consultant Suzanne Pecor shares how flavor complexity can retain likeability, even when sugar is reduced in a food product by 30-40%. As companies...
By Derek Lammel, Reliability Engineer, Dynapar What is condition-based monitoring (CBM)? With demand for food and beverage at an all-time high, production facilities must do all they can to reduce downtime. It is critical to not only keep up with demand...
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...
A Mintel report released earlier this year shows 80% of consumers agree that reducing food waste is as important as reducing packaging waste. Transparent, resealable, and portion-controlled packaging top the average food shopper's list, with over half (54%) of those...
Food manufacturers face an array of concerns, from regulations compliance to consumer demands. Your supply chain is the point--or series of points--where many of these concerns converge. Taking a hard look at your supply chain can positively impact your...
A case study featured in Food Manufacturing yesterday highlights a now-common shift from conventional batch cooking to continuous systems. In response to growing demand from international markets, South African family company Paarman Foods teamed up with Unitherm Food Systems in 2015 to change their...