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.
Advances in gene editing are disrupting agribusiness, but what are these advances? How are they regulated? And what’s to come for? In a regulatory landscape that is often overlapping and frequently subject to change, this article is designed to help navigate the complicated terrain.
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 This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.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.
Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Pak® Plant Secure, a game-changing plant management service that delivers profitability improvements for customers
Today ISBT and its Retail Equipment Technical Committee announce the launch of a significant new course to address current topical industry issues
Sweegen, a nature-based sweetener company, and Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced today that the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB), has approved Sweegen's next-generation, non-GMO Reb D sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use as a tabletop sweetener and added it to food and beverage categories already approved by Codex for steviol glycosides.
MHW, Ltd., the leading service provider for wine, beer, cider and spirits in the U.S., has announced a significant international business expansion
Cold brew coffee, tea, milk or juice on the menu are nothing new. But when you infuse nitrogen they become very different, highly desirable drinks that are sure to grab customers' attention
Specialty drinks—like frozen fruit beverages, gourmet tea slushies and icy hot chocolate—are an excellent way for quick-service restaurants (QSRs), gourmet coffee shops and other retailers to increase store traffic and profitability
To help OEMs to meet the stringent regulatory and quality demands affecting the food equipment industry, Victrex is introducing a dedicated PEEK (1) food grade portfolio at the Fakuma show in Germany. Compared to metals, the new VICTREX FG™ family of high-performing thermoplastics offers additional benefits in terms of cost-effectiveness, productivity and performance for OEMs – and the neutral taste expected by consumers
National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) affirms that LaCroix sparkling waters are comprised of natural ingredients. There are no synthetic ingredients in LaCroix. Allegations of a recent lawsuit have absolutely no merit and will be proven false in short order. Attention to these charges is an enormous disservice to those who drink and appreciate LaCroix sparkling water. All essences contained in LaCroix are certified by our suppliers to be 100% natural. The lawsuit provides no
Krones, the world’s leading manufacturer of filling and packaging technology, has completed the acquisition of W.M. Sprinkman Corporation, Wisconsin, US. Founded in 1929, Sprinkman provides engineered food and beverage processing equipment, specializing in the dairy and brewing industries
JF Hillebrand, the leading global beverage logistics provider, has announced the launch of a new digital customer platform.