Dole Food opens packaging plant
Dole Food Co. opened its $54 million salad-packaging plant in Bessemer City, west of Charlotte, employing 350 people in a county hard hit by the demise of the textile industry.
Study says chips in ID tags are vulnerable to viruses
Scientists affiliated with Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam have demonstrated that it is possible to insert a software virus into RFID tags. Their paper describes how the vulnerability could be used to undermine a variety of tracking systems.
Nontraditional retailers may overtake supermarkets
Consultant Bill Bishop emphasizes, Manufacturers and suppliers of food and consumables need to understand the implications of this trend. It is critical for them to build trade plans and strategies to address their shifting retail customer base.
The future of food
GMAs first such conference takes a scattered look at what could be the next big food things.
Food industry advances in labeling fight
Some state and local governments require food makers, restaurants and grocery stores to post warnings about products containing ingredients regulators deem harmful.
Those laws are often tougher than federal Food and Drug Administration rules or cover substances not regulated by federal law. The food industry has been pressing Congress and the federal government to ban such state laws ever since California voters approved what is known as Proposition 65 in 1986. Recently, it has made some progress.