Drinking bottled water may mean guzzling down tiny bits of plastic.
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.
Recycled wastewater has a persuasive marketing ally in San Diego: beer brewers.
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 This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.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.
In 2017, the production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to a record level of more than 14 billion euros. The prospects for the current year remain positive
Marine debris is a global crisis for our waterways and oceans and an imminent concern for consumers, communities and industries
Arca Continental, one of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottlers, announced today that it will build a new production and distribution facility in Houston, Texas, through its subsidiary Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
Technavio ’s latest market research report on the global food and beverage coding and marking equipment market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. This press release features multimedia
GE Digital and SIG, a leading provider of packaging systems and solutions for the food and beverage industry, announced a strategic partnership to power digital innovation in food and beverage packaging. SIG will deploy GE Digital’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) and Predix ServiceMax industrial applications across more than 400 customer factories worldwide to drive new levels of efficiency, create intelligent solutions and enable new possibilities for its customers.
Infiniti Research, a world-renowned market intelligence solutions provider, has announced the completion of their latest list blog on the top reasons to switch to returnable packaging. This press release features multimedia
Seizmic is pleased to announce that after two years of preparation, the company’s SMHE, Inc. division has obtained accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS). SMHE is the division of Seizmic that focuses on testing of material handling components. This designation, which took more than 200 pages of documentation and multiple inspections from an outside standards body, means that all testing equipment within SMHE’s facility have met the qualifications for certification. SMHE is the
PepsiCo North America Nutrition (NAN) and The Hatchery Chicago announced a partnership aimed at helping food industry entrepreneurs sustainably grow and scale their businesses. The partnership will foster collaboration with the long-term goal of making high-quality, delicious products available to more people in more places
Internationally acclaimed coffee outlet, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, is expanding into Africa. It has already opened its first outlet in Kenya and is looking for other Master Franchise partners throughout the African continent
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single-serve brewing systems, today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The company is projected to bring $350 million of capital investment and create 500 new jobs. With a history dating back to 1981, Keurig’s products are utilized in 25 million homes throughout North America. More than 50 leading global coffee, tea and