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Members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) pledged earlier this month to phase out industrially produced trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in all their products by the end of 2018 at the latest. IFBA's commitment supports The World Health Organization’s Global...
The FDA yesterday released draft guidance for public comment that provides "practical, voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry." Short-term (two-year) and long-term (10-year) voluntary targets aim for a daily sodium intake of 2,300 milligrams per day, down from a...
The last FSMA final rule has passed, and many manufacturers, especially the largest ones, may face a bumpy road to compliance. Safety is a primary concern, and food safety depends most on a clean environment. Here are some basic...
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...
Every food processing professional understands that clean facilities are critical to food safety. They’re also critical to the safety, health, and morale of everyone who works in your plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues general “housekeeping” guidelines...
According to a bipartisan agreement reached yesterday, food companies nationwide will be required to label for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for the first time. The Senate agreement is more lenient than the Vermont labeling law set to go into effect...
Advancements in permeation testing technology can increase efficiency and improve packaging for manufactured food, says a recent Food Manufacturing article. Foods with greater sensitivity to water and oxygen have historically taken longer to test using manual and instrumented testing methods....
In their 45th Annual R&D Survey, Food Processing asked manufacturers about what they’re focusing on in 2016. Here’s what they had to say. R&D Focuses “Really new” product development will continue to be most important for R&D efforts this year,...
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...
Twelve media brands are banding together to better serve manufacturing processes industries. Already part of BNP Media, these 12 brands have formed the Food/Beverage/Packaging Group (FPB) under a new "Go-to-Market" strategy it hopes will "exponentially improve the integration and...