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Food Industry Update

World's largest study of food allergies underway

March 29, 2013
The European Commission-sponsored research, known as the Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (iFAAM), will produce a standardized management process for companies involved in food manufacturing.
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Majority of Americans do not trust food industry, survey finds

March 29, 2013
Only 17% of consumers feel food companies and manufacturers are trustworthy sources of information about food production practices, according to a new white paper.
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Poultry processor invests $49 million in West Georgia plant

March 29, 2013
Koch Foods is investing $49 million to expand its poultry processing plant in Hamilton, Ga., Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday.
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Nutrition expert calls for 'pragmatic approach' to processed foods

March 29, 2013
The obesity epidemic can only be tackled if policy makers and the food industry work together to develop a pragmatic and effective solution, a leading expert has stated.
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Water scarcity poses major threat to food industry, Nestlé CEO says

March 1, 2013
During his keynote speech at the annual City Food Lecture in London on Feb. 25, Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke warned that water scarcity is one of the greatest threats facing the food industry.
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Report criticizes food companies for mismanaging farm animal welfare

March 1, 2013
A recently published report reveals that farm animal welfare is not being properly managed and reported by the food industry.
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Food companies look to new customers for increased product sales, survey finds

March 1, 2013
Survey participants, which were drawn from companies across the food and beverage industry, are confident sales will increase 13% compared to 2011 and project net profits to rise by almost 6%.
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Hawaii food producer takes big bite out of waste costs

‘Muffin Monster’ grinder combines with compactor to deliver 50% reduction in waste handling
March 1, 2013

Faced with escalating waste disposal haul-away costs, one of Hawaii’s largest food manufacturers and distributors sought out a new solution -- a giant grinder that literally chewed the company's disposal costs in half.


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Safety key for meat processing plants

March 1, 2013
Although safety is a top priority for all food manufacturers, meat and poultry processors face stricter control and tougher regulation. However, these are not the only challenges they have to deal with.
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Obtaining Accurate Viscosity Measurements for Food and Beverages

February 28, 2013
In the food processing industry, manufacturers are looking for two things: taste and texture. Texture is the “feeling” in the mouth when the product is eaten. It is usually assessed by measuring the product’s viscosity, defined as the resistance of a fluid that is being deformed by either shear or tensile stress, but usually thought of as its “thickness.”
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