Wastewater from breweries is creating pollution problems in Lake Champlain.
In the latest iteration of a familiar method for getting potable reuse to become more popular, three breweries in Denver will be making their latest batches using recycled water.
Breweries and other industrial beverage companies face a dilemma: They are major water users, and they also incur major wastewater costs. Some companies are trying to streamline the process by cutting out the middleman and treating their own wastewater.
Facing unprecedented pressures to keep up with e-commerce growth and demand, the retail grocery industry is focusing on accelerating the flexibility of supply chains. This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.
We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.
Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.
Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.
One way or another, most of us are subject to the statutory and regulatory provisions of FSMA. While some of these provisions are merely codifications of good manufacturing practices (GMPs), others are new and different requirements. Here, I discuss allergen control plans, why you need one, and some of the things that should be included within one.
Food manufacturers are working to improve traceability programs and minimize the impact of food recalls, driven in part by FSMA, cost savings, and brand protection. Boosted by the capabilities of today’s technology, such as Blockchain, the industry is moving closer than ever before to swift and precise recalls.
In my previous column, I described the first step to convert a HACCP plan into a PC food safety plan. Once you have addressed cGMPs and other key requisite programs (SSOPs, etc.), you are ready to start creating and implementing a food safety plan. This article provides the broad brush strokes to create and implement a FSMA-compliant food safety plan.
Everyone knows packaging is primarily about the product itself; protecting, presenting, and conveying it. But, what does packaging do for brand integrity? The answer is more complex than you may think.
In the food industry, the consumer’s voice is extremely important to keep in mind as new products and quality improvements are devised every day. We all strive for customer satisfaction, but the customer’s voice, documented through consumer surveys, complaint tracking, and social media, isn’t always satisfaction per se. To interpret the feedback and translate it into formulation changes and flavor concepts can be a skill in and of itself.
Food manufacturing is not a typical manufacturing operation; it faces unique dilemmas compared to conventional manufacturing. Because of this, the mindset of food manufacturers must also be unique. This article relates conventional manufacturing operations with food manufacturing, shows why the food industry needs a different mindset, and provides approaches to change the mentality of the industry.
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—announced today that several of its beverage experts will present educational sessions at The Flavor Experience, an invitation-only conference for corporate level food and beverage decision-makers from the foodservice and hospitality industry
David G. Burke, CEO of coffee technology company Tierra Nueva, announced recently that Tierra Nueva’s institutional product development processes showcased at Chicago’s IFT18 Science + Food Show last month received major attention from some of the food world’s largest manufacturers – and follow-up transactions are in the works
Transcendia, a leader in custom engineered materials for critical product components in a wide range of markets and applications, today completed the acquisition of Precision Poly LLC
Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) recently announced a deep, strategic “New Retail” partnership that will enable a seamless Starbucks Experience and transform the coffee industry in China
Looking to reimagine the energy drink category around great taste, Welch’s has launched Welch’s Sparkling Plus Energy into limited release. The line delivers delicious, sustainably farmed Welch’s juice with natural energy from organic coffee extract
Resource Label Group, LLC (“Resource Label”), a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry, recently announced that it has acquired Ingenious Packaging (“Ingenious”), a leader in the field of innovative labelling solutions.
Growth for small and independent craft brewers remained stable for the first half of 2018, according to new mid-year metrics released by the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers
As part of its commitment to reduce natural resource needs and manage overall environmental footprint, The Kraft Heinz Company recently announced the expansion of its environmental stewardship strategy to include time-bound targets for achieving greater packaging sustainability and setting science-based goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
InnerWorkings, Inc., the leading global marketing execution firm, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Engine Capital, L.P. (“Engine Capital”). As part of the agreement, the Company confirmed the addition of two new independent directors, Lindsay Corby and Adam Gutstein, to the Board of Directors (the “Board”). Also, the Company has agreed to engage a nationally recognized third-party consultant to review the Company’s entire cost structure in connection with
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), maker of craft spirits, today announced that Redneck Riviera Whiskey will be distributed in the state of Nevada by Worldwide Beverage Group, a leading distributor of premier wine and spirits and beer brands. Redneck Riviera Whiskey is a joint collaboration between Eastside and John Rich, the multi-platinum country-music artist and one-half of the award-winning duo Big & Rich. “Nevada represents the 27th state in which Redneck Riviera Whiskey is