The Scoop

Patchwork of Gun Laws Complicates Workplace Safety Efforts

Making sure staff members return safely to their homes is a top priority at many food companies. Usually the focus is on preventing slips and falls. Going home with a cast is bad enough; going home in a body bag is so much worse.

Kraft Warns of Velveeta Shortage

Hold on to your quesos, Kraft is warning consumers of a possible Velveeta shortage.

New Website Feature Allows Food Processing Readers to Interact with Editors

The new commenting capability enables you to comment on articles, news, blogs and products.

What Did Food Processors Want to Read in 2013?

Every year, the team at Food Processing takes a look at what articles did really well on our website. Some articles don't surprise us, while others leave us satisfyingly content that we delivered such popular information.

Hold the Gum and Pass the Flax: Function May Be Nutritional’s Ticket to Ride

Bakeries and other food processors will decide if flax delivers comparable function and flavor, but guar highlights the vulnerability of food companies to raw material pricing far beyond their control.

Bye-bye, partially hydrogenated fat

Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is on the way out, with last week's FDA announcement that it was withdrawing GRAS status for this food ingredient.

ADM Reduces Energy Usage by 38%, Brings on Energy Director to Reduce another 15%

Archer Daniels Midland brought on Thomas Mort, CEM, as its corporate energy director in 2011. This year, the firm has completed $50 million of savings.

Bent, Folded and Mutilated: When Food Safety Wasn't Job No. 1

It's easier to know where you're going if you know where you've been. Since the theme of Food Processing's September cover story is the food processing plant of tomorrow, I've been thinking a lot lately about how plants have changed over the years.

Gluten-Free Labeling Takes Effect Monday (More or Less)

The FDA on Aug. 2 published its final definition of gluten-free. So with the traditional 30-day waiting period, the rule will take effect on Monday, Sept. 2. Since it's Labor Day, you can take the day off.

Private Label Will Wane as Economy Improves

Economists draw on a wide range of consumer-confidence ratings and economic indicators for trends forecasting. Another metric they might consider is sales of private-label foods.