The Scoop

Aging Boomers Offer Opportunities for Foods that Increase Stamina, Strength and Long Life

The Baby Boomers—the people who made their parents' lives miserable and then proceeded to wreck their children's lives—aren't done influencing the way Americans eat, drink and make merry. New research commissioned by Fonterra Nutrition suggests protein shakes at breakfast will be all the rage as America's can-do boomers march, limp...

Don't Cry About It, Argentina: Less Beef Is the American Way

Webinars make it too easy for presenters to pick and choose the questions they answer and those they ignore. I was reminded of that reality last week during a webcast involving the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Forum Offers Guidance to Food Safety Professionals Wrestling with Higher Standards

The stress balls in the conference goodie bags probably were a good idea: considering the uncertainty surrounding third-party audit certifications and future compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food safety and quality assurance managers could use a stress buster these days.

The Cup of Joe Gets Its Due

The news is all good these days for caffeine in its pure, uncut form.Undergrads at Centre College in Danville, Ken., recently presented findings from a research project comparing the effects on brain activity of the nation's leading energy drink with a regular cup of coffee to the annual meeting of...

Costco Foodborne Hepatitis A Outbreak Highlights Track & Trace Challenges in Global Sourcing

Besides adding the hepatitis A virus to the list of contamination worries for food, the recent recall of frozen berries with pomegranate seeds distributed through Costco and Harris Teeter stores highlighted once again that, when it comes to track and trace, it's still the Wild West—or, in this case, the...

Stricter FSMA rules for process water advocated by some

The public comment period for proposed rules in current GMPs and risk-assessment requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act continues until Sept. 16, after which FDA officials will sift through the many comments and suggestions submitted in writing and at public hearings.

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...

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.

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...