The Scoop

More Inspection, Less Auditing Needed in Food Plants

Reliance on audits to flag problems and raise the bar on food safety and other metrics isn’t the path forward. Inspections and critical analyses of processes are necessary.

China Meat Scandal Underscores Need for One-Two Punch of Inspections and Audits

China’s food safety office shut down July 20 when inspectors discovered workers were blending out-of-code meat with fresh product bound for foodservice establishments owned by major U.S. companies and operating in China.

Manufacturing: 5 Things You Want to Know About This Week

Of note this week: Jobless claims fall to an 8 year low while the manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to its lowest level in 3 months.

Food Workers’ Compensation in Strong Rebound

Salary and bonus packages for food and beverage professionals in a broad mix of job categories increased an average of 3.16 percent over the last 12 months, based on feedback from 750 respondents to Food Processing’s 2014 Salary & Job Satisfaction survey.

Sainsbury's Gives Life to Leftover Food

Google partnered with supermarket firm Sainsbury's to create an mobile device and smartphone app that gives users new ideas for how to use their leftovers.

Campbell’s Plant of Tomorrow Builds on Yesterday

Campbell realized that in order to succeed as a plant in the future, they would need to find the balance between introducing new plant innovations and satisfying the seasoned workers as well.

Mid-Tier Food Companies Eye Margin Bonanza

Food processing business proves to have a much more optimistic future for a variety of food companies.

Small Changes Pay Big Dividends for Hormel

Hormel Food Corp recently released its 2013 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report.

This Week in Food Business M&A: May 12-16

Get caught up on all of your mergers and acquisitions news for the food and beverage industry for this week, the third week of May.

Census Bureau Reports U.S. Aging Population to Double in the next 20 years

According to two reports released from the U.S. Census Bureau this week, the 65+ Generation in the U.S. is expected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050. That's almost double the size of 2012's level of 43.1 million.