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Packaging firm ePac to open Northern California facility

ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to open its a facility near Sacramento to serve the Northern California area. The company has begun acc... continue reading »


US tomato processing inventory 13.7% lower than last year

Total inventories of U.S. processed tomato products were just under 4.7 million tons, stated on a raw product equivalent basis, as of June 1, 2020, ac... continue reading »


New high-pressure processing guidelines released for wet salads

A new set of High Pressure Certified (HPC) Guidelines has been released by The Cold Pressure Council (CPC). The topic of the newest guideline is Wet S... continue reading »


Spring foodservice sales down $120 billion in US amid COVID-19

Total foodservice sales in the U.S. from March to May were off in excess of $120 billion, according a report from the National Restaurant Association.... continue reading »


Frozen, shelf-stable produce sales remain elevated three months into pandemic

The first week of June marks three full months of coronavirus-related shopping patterns. While restaurant competition for the food dollar is gearing u... continue reading »


Food processing program at MSU gets $500K USDA-NIFA grant

Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded $500,000 over the next five years to support the food processing certificate program offered through ... continue reading »


Rocketfarm creates app to assist with machine-to-machine communication

The market leading producer of collaborative robots, Universal Robots, is now supporting the OPC UA standard to their robots. Norwegian software co... continue reading »


Eriez’s detection, screening equipment keeps food free of contaminants

Eriez┬ámetal detectors, magnetic separators and vibratory feeders, screeners and conveyors are successfully incorporated throughout food processing an... continue reading »


Purple artichokes added to Ocean Mist Farms lineup

Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announces the launch of their proprietary purple artichokes. This ... continue reading »


Retail food sales likely to be elevated for rest of 2020, experts say

With restaurants limited to take-out, delivery and drive-through in recent months due to COVID-19 restrictions, food retail numbers have benefitted. T... continue reading »