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.
Omega-3s May Bring On Better Mood
Heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fish, may give a boost to behavior, mood and personality, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bill would standardize warnings on food, drink
A bill poised to pass the House Mar. 2 would impose uniform safety warnings and labeling rules on food and beverages nationwide -- a significant change from current practices that the food industry argues will help consumers but many state agriculture and health officials fear will significantly reduce their ability to protect the public.
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.
Giant Food Set to Sell Dairy Plant to Co-op
Giant Food LLC is selling its dairy operation and processing plant in Landover to the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative for an undisclosed amount, the grocery chain said yesterday.
Campbell cuts sodium in top-selling soups
Campbell Soup Co. on Feb. 22 announced major sodium reduction efforts, including the introduction of 25 percent-reduced-sodium versions of its top-selling soups -- Campbell's Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle and Tomato soups. The new soups will be available in August.
Deromedi says Kraft needs innovative products to revive sales
Kraft Foods Inc. Chief Executive Roger Deromedi confessed to industry analysts Tuesday that the company still has a long way to go in its restructuring efforts. He said Kraft does have some brands that are well-positioned, but currently has none that hold a "significant advantage."