Zein proteins make up about 40 percent of the total protein in corn. After extraction, it appears as a pale-yellow powder that can be used for biodegradable plastics, paper coatings, food packaging, antioxidants, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, food and cosmetics.
A coalition has filed a motion to either dismiss the lawsuit by Monsanto Co. and a unit of Dow Chemical Co., or let a state court decide the issue. The filing comes after a federal judge ruled that Maui County can't implement the law until arguments against it are settled.
Traditionally, cooking is a bottom-up process where we take raw ingredients from nature, throw them together however we see fit, add some heat and consume. But advances in technology and changing attitudes toward the food we eat are breaking down that process even further.
Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," is aiming at the heart of the carnivorous market. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can revolutionize the away we eat.
Dant Clayton makes and installs stadium seating, but says the whiskey fungus is destroying his inventory. In a matter of months, aluminum seating samples that can cost $25,000 to make are so covered with black spots that they can't show them to prospective clients.
According to OSHA, service and maintenance machine workers at Good Old Days Foods, Inc. are being exposed to amputation and electric shock hazards due to a lack of machine guarding and lockout/tagout procedures.
Bacon production is being moved to Coshocton, Ohio, which already produces about two-thirds of the company's bacon product. A spokesperson said Kraft is considering bringing other production lines to Kirksville but nothing specific has been decided.
With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year - $35 billion annually - producers are challenging a proposed California program with a pesticide-heavy approach, including the spraying of organic crops in order to fight a pest that has cost other states billions of dollars.
Fire crews from more than two dozen departments battled the fire in the Livingston County town of Caledonia, 15 miles south of Rochester. The site is the largest dairy feed manufacturing facility and dry fertilizer distribution center in the region.
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its customers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America. Late last week Sazerac, the makers of Fireball, was contacted by its European bottler about an ingredient that was out of compliance with regulations.
Ingredient changes and process design solutions are much easier to engineer in a new plant than in an existing one. Plants can design dedicated process lines, separate storage areas and well-planned cleaning processes to avoid any cross-contamination issues. With gluten-free products firmly ingrained, retrofitting an existing plant to incorporate this allergen into the current product mix can be challenging.
From family businesses to the largest multinational brands, many manufacturers rely on co-packers as a way to enhance production efficiencies and reduce costs, allowing them to increase capacity at peak times without large investments. This short checklist can help guide brands in their search to find the right partner at the right time.
In today’s global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers, as they can have a significant impact on the performance and success of your business.
They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced its intent to continue to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand.
As the food manufacturing marketplace continues to deal with many familiar issues, the manner in which it can effectively and efficiently share best practices and opinions on these topics continues to evolve. The key for all involved is to ensure the proper mechanisms are in place for responding to these changing communication needs to ensure responsiveness and engagement – whether the focus is on readers, customers or employees.
It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”
Bosch launches its WRF 600 Flex roller former, which optimizes or eliminates the trim when processing bar masses, including cereal, candy, protein and fruit.
The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.
The Food and Drug Administration revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards.
Cargill will close its corn milling plant in Memphis, Tennessee early next year, citing its location outside of the corn belt and under utilization.
A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.
Click here to check out a Denver food company's dive into the new edibles business, focusing on transparency, technology, and consumer-education in a new, controversial market.
The Republican-controlled House approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts more regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands, and would threaten farmers' ability to farm their own land.