Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Sustainability is without a doubt one of the most important topics in the food industry today. A growing number of food companies are committing to taking action against climate change — not only because it’s the right thing to...
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...
Door technology is trending in the wake of FSMA's effects. As best practices become law, Food Manufacturing reports, doors are making a bigger difference in safety and energy efficiency. New wash-down doors roll up instead of sideways, and they're made...
In the past few years, interest in nanotechnology has grown exponentially. The official definition of nanotechnology, from the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative, is “science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.” What...
Nine out of 10 senior manufacturing industry executives expect the "competitive importance and pace of innovation" to increase as companies adopt new technologies, according to a new survey by Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The technologies in question are the...
According to the results of just about every consumer preference survey done in the past few years, consumers want fresh, local foods. Market research publisher Packaged Facts predicts that local food and beverage sales will hit $20 billion in...
In a guest column for Food Online, food safety researcher Tatiana Koutchma outlines several types of light-based technologies for preserving food and eliminating pathogens. Her article compares the relative effectiveness of continuous UV and LED treatments versus pulsed UV and pulsed...
Food labels are contentious, as evidenced by the recent heated fights over mandatory labeling for food containing GMOs or added sugars. They’re also confusing. Even when label claims are present, consumers don’t know what to make of them or how...
In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that sickened dozens of people across the country, the announcement of a new rapid testing kit for the bacteria couldn’t be more welcome. The technology, developed by researchers...
It looks like the food industry can add e-commerce to its list of smart capital investments for 2016. Half of all market growth is now online, more for certain categories and markets. It's a "winner-take-all world" for CPG, according to...
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