Dangers to the water supply are not just bad for water utilities. They also pose a risk to another vital resource: beer.
Recycled wastewater has a persuasive marketing ally in San Diego: beer brewers.
California wineries relying on new forms of wastewater technology are hoping treatment innovations will slow the shipment of water away from their businesses and their regions.
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.
2017 was an incredible year for food safety filled with challenges in identifying key issues having a pivotal impacton the F&B industry. That said, I believe these five food safety topics brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.
GFSI schemes are used as the base requirement for many supply chain verification and supplier approval programs, but are customers using them independently? In many incidences, I've noted customers are taking only the GFSI certificate as a verification step without fully understanding the challenges the schemes are having. Here, I review those challenges.
Over the past decade, scandals related to adulterated and fake food have made international headlines and generated waves of consumer backlash. This column will explore a new partnership between China and The EU that aims to take down food fraud.
Spoetzl Brewery, also known as the Shiner Brewing Association, is an independent brewery with a passion for handcrafting fine beers. Founded in 1909, Spoetzel has been recognized by many prestigious beer competitions such as the Australian International Beer Awards, the Great American Beer Festival, the European Beer Star, and the World Beer Cup.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, announces its appointment to the 2017 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers. Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, includes HighJump on this year’s list based on the success HighJump Enterprise 3PL WMS enables for food logistics
Selerant, a leading global provider of formula-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software, recently announced the release of its new DevEX Baseline System for food and beverage manufacturers
Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, recently announced plans to increase its presence in California with the construction ofa new liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility in Stockton, CA and the expansion of an air separation unit (ASU) in Etiwanda, CA
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), a producer of award-winning spirits, along with canning and bottling capabilities through its MotherLode subsidiary, today announced an agreement with Dear Mom Wine Co. to begin canning their full lineup of wines. Dear Mom Wine Co. is an emerging Portland-based producer of premium Oregon wines, including an Oregon Red, Rosé, White and soon-to-be-launched Sparkling. Launched in 2017, Dear Mom Wine Co. pays homage to the women who create us
ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of their ERP solution with Apogee Foods, a premier co-manufacturer of natural food products
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)— the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company — recently announced top trends from the 17th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival
First Beverage Ventures is pleased to announce its investment in VitaCup, a vitamin-infused coffee and tea company. First Beverage served as the lead investor in the equity raise recently completed by the company
Archer Daniels Midland Company recently announced an agreement to acquire a 50 percent equity stake in the sweeteners and starches business of Russia-based Aston Foods and Food Ingredients
Porvair Filtration Group, has recently 1st March, acquired Keystone Filter, a division of CECO Environmental Corp (CECO).
With more than 6,000 small and independent craft brewers operating throughout the country, beer lovers have a bevy of options to indulge and delight in their favorite beverage