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Electric shock prevention is new on-the-job safety focus

More than 1,000 workers in food plants and other industrial workplaces are injured and hundreds killed from electrical shocks each year, data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) could mitigate the danger from electrically powered equipment, but residential GFCI devices...

Little Bites from the 2013 Candy Show

Minis, bites and no wrappers. That’s my quick, four-word take on the Sweets & Snacks Expo put on this week (May 21-23) by the National Confectioners Assn. This is what used to be called the Candy Show.

Happy Family Bought by Groupe Danone

It's nice to see someone we wrote about early on succeed in this competitive food business world.

Ramen Rater Offers Insight into Instant Noodle Production

Food Processing reader, and self-processed 'Ramen Rater' Hans Lienesch recently visited the Wheat Marketing Center in Portland, Ore. to find out the production process – from ingredients to finished product – for the globally popular instant noodle.

Cargill Identifies Key Barriers for Getting Children to Eat Healthy

Today's parents are educated about the benefits of childhood nutrition and strive to give their kids healthier foods, but several barriers can get in the way. Food manufacturers who can help parents overcome these obstacles can help boost kids' nutrition while increasing market share.

Two more food plants gain gluten-free certification

Snack foods from Boulder Canyon Natural Foods recently joined a worldwide roster of more than 10,000 food products authorized to bear the certified gluten-free seal from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, Auburn, Wash.

Gulf Seafood Fighting To Regain Its Place

Whether it's seizing an opportunity or trying to seize back a position that briefly disappeared and got replaced, the Gulf Coast Seafood Coalition wants to put genuine Gulf of Mexico-harvested seafood of every type back on restaurant menus. . .and to have you ask for it by name.

Progress stalls in reducing on-the-job injuries

Efforts to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities, as well as related costs to businesses, have stalled, with food and beverage manufacturing standing out as one of the most risky employment sectors, several reports from industry and government suggest.

Bovines Over Broadway: Nothing Says New York Like Cultured Dairy Products

With Chobani's massive new facility in Twin Falls, Ida., now in production, the need for westward distribution of yogurt produced in New York State likely will ease in 2013. Nonetheless, the popularity of Greek yogurt and, in particular, the New Berlin, NY-based Chobani brand, helped vault the Empire State into...

With gas prices down, electrical generation emerges as biogas's go-to option

While homeowners can cheer the plummeting costs of natural gas, food processors who hoped to harvest methane from their waste streams have had to rethink renewable energy projects. Each year has brought another precipitous drop in value: the spot price of natural gas averaged $8.86 per million Btus in 2008,...