How packaging companies are working to reduce food waste

As the global population rises, focus on minimizing food waste intensifies. All along the supply chain, packaging plays a vital role in achieving this... continue reading »

Review: FDA food recall system needs improvement 

A report released in December from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found problems in how the FDA oversees food recalls. “We identified defi... continue reading »

Kronen embraces new trend product: vegetable rice

Vegetable-based alternatives to starches are already big business. In fact, Whole Foods listed pasta alternatives, like vegetable noodles, as one of t... continue reading »

Potato processor shares success with sustainability

German company Agrarfrost offers processed potato products, including french fries, specialty potatoes, potato chips and flakes. European processors h... continue reading »

Report compiles industry feedback to the 2011 produce rule

At the end of November, the Government Accountability Office released a report outlining the response from businesses to FDA’s 2011 produce rule, wh... continue reading »

Quality, food safety caught up in food date labeling simplification

A coalition of some of the largest food companies in the world, including Hormel Foods and Kroger, has committed to simplify food date labeling by 202... continue reading »

Cutting Down to Size: New developments in onion peeling technology, equipment

In today’s competitive market, acquiring and retaining customers can be tough. At the processing level, reducing costs and delivering product of the... continue reading »

Increasing inspections under FSMA pose problems for FDA

A recent report says that the FDA is on track to meet the inspection timelines in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but problems might arise a... continue reading »

Team creates edible temperature sensor for produce

A Swiss team has developed a type of biodegradable microsensor that can record temperature readings. The researchers from ETH Zurich published their f... continue reading »

Processed potatoes help lead the dietary renaissance

For decades, America has had a love affair with potatoes. They appear in one of their many forms – chips, French fries, roasted or mashed – on our... continue reading »