FPMA, IAFIS agree to merge
In announcing the proposed merger to its members, FPMA noted that the aim is to provide the members of each association the strongest possible programs to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities of the new millenium.
Sunset Brands completes U.S. Mills acquisition
Los Angeles-based Sunset Brands, Inc. has gobbled up U.S. Mills, Inc., a Needham, Mass.-based marketer of natural, organic and specialty ready-to-eat cereals, hot cereals, cookies and crackers.
Food safety agencies mince their meats
After years of trying to sort out who should regulate such culinary delights as the bagel dog, the Food and Drug Administration and the Agriculture Department may be coming to a resolution. On Dec. 15, the FDA and the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service , the nation's two federal agencies with primary responsibility for food safety, will hold a public meeting on jurisdictional issues that affect the regulation of foods containing meat and poultry.
Sara Lee to cut 100 jobs at St. Joseph plant
Sara Lee Foods has announced that about 100 jobs will be eliminated from its St. Joseph, Mo. plant next year when a production line is moved to another plant in New London, Wis.
Colombian Indians Create Soda from Coca
A new soft drink made in Colombia may not be cola, but it's definitely coca. A Nasa Indian company in southern Colombia has created a golden, carbonated drink made from coca leaf extract, and they plan to market it as an alternative to Coca-Cola.