A persistent problem in the food industry is the contamination with foreign material from ingredients, processing equipment and the environment. To establish the correct preventive measures and develop a successful program that withstands FDA scrutiny, food quality employees need specialized materials analysis training that enables them to characterize and identify raw material, processing contaminants and their sources.
The evolving regulatory environment presents many challenges to food and beverage manufacturers. And today’s consumers are more vocal than ever, driving the regulation of certain substances that come into contact with foods and beverages during production. Perception is often the new reality and product manufacturers must proactively address any chemicals of concern to ensure brand integrity and consumer loyalty.
A south-central Idaho milk processing company has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine for dumping wastewater with acidity levels high enough to damage Jerome's wastewater treatment plant.
Introducing GN 300.5 Threaded Stud Type All-Stainless Steel Adjustable Levers, in inch and metric sizes for applications in the food processing and chemical industries.
The U.S. Labor Department has approved a union petition for extended unemployment and other benefits for workers of a shuttered West Texas meatpacking plant.
Unilever plant in Bramalea, Ont., that manufactures dry mixes for soups, sauces and other foods will close and its production capability shipped to the United States, the company announced yesterday.
Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from all its drinks that contain it, not just Powerade.
A controversial ingredient is being removed from some Powerade sports drinks after the chemical was also taken out of rival Gatorade last year.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.
Weiler offers a full range of vacuum and non-vacuum mixers to ensure the mixing versatility processors must have to handle any protein application, including beef, pork, mutton, poultry, veal, seafood and more.
BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting, Sen. John Hoeven said Monday.
The Irwindale City Council's action gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.
The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process of chemicals used as food additives is “woefully inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk,” according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.
EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.
Gering officials are looking forward to the demolition of an idle meatpacking plant in the Nebraska Panhandle city.
A poultry processing company announced that it plans to lay off more than 500 workers at a southeast Alabama plant.
For food processors, pest control is a complex challenge. Though processors have successfully removed most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kinds. A variety of EPA-approved pesticides are available for use in processing facilities, but a better, long-term solution is to prevent infestation in the first place.
The bill, which won final approval with a 39-2 vote, would allow the University of Nebraska and the state Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp.
Officials with candy maker Mars Inc. say they expect a new plant in Kansas to be producing millions of chocolates to satisfy America's collective sweet tooth for a half-century.
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Incorporated has announced a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path 2014-2015 Scholarship Program.
Radio Frequency Company's new Macrowave™ Pasteurization Systems are ideal for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product.
L.J. Star Inc. introduces the LumiStar3000™, a 60mm LED sight-glass light, is capable of outputting 3000 lumens at full brightness and produces four times the light output of a standard 100W halogen luminaire with less energy and heat.
Now that the FDA has the power to invoke mandatory recalls, under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the speed and accuracy of the recall process has never been more important. The federal watchdog’s new teeth can be expected to leave their mark on more food companies, halting the distribution of suspect products — and that could affect your own supply chain.