FDA Seeks $5.1 Billion for 2017 Food Safety, Medical and Quality Improvements
The FDA is requesting a total budget of $5.1 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget – an eight-percent boost over FY 2016.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, has announced it's requesting a total budget of $5.1 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget – an eight-percent boost over the enacted budget for FY 2016. The overall request includes a net increase of $14.6 million in budget authority and $268.7 million in user fees for initiatives tied to several key areas. These include the implementation of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and efforts to improve medical product safety and quality.
The 2017 request covers the period from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. In addition to improving medial product safety and quality, the food-related highlights of the FY 2017…
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Campbell Soup Calls for Mandatory Genetically Modified Labeling
In a turnaround, Campbell Soup said it supports enacting federal legislation to create a mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from GMOs.
What might be the first time a major combatant switched sides on the hotly contested question of whether the government should require labels on genetically modified organism (GMO) food ingredients, Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., said it supports enacting federal legislation to create a single mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from GMOs. This comes after years of its staunch opposition to mandatory labels. Campbell now says it will advocate "for federal legislation that would require all foods and beverages regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be clearly and simply labeled for GMOs."
The company also said it believes standardizing labeling requirements is…
Kellogg to Offer Single-Serve Packs in 2016
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MRO Q&A: Building a Culture of Maintenance Work Safety
A reader asks what actions should he be taking to improve his plant's safety record.
Question: Our maintenance department has the highest lost-time and recordable-accident rates in the plant for the past two years, and the situation isn’t getting better. What actions should I be taking to improve our safety record?
Answer: By the nature of the work, maintenance personnel face a higher probability of accidents. Welding, cutting, milling and assembly/disassembly are activities far more prone to accidents than turning equipment on and off, filing papers and filling out reports. That said, with good leadership, there is no good reason an employee should be put in harm’s way. There are three key components to any safety program: Leadership, Education, and Celebration/Correction.
Ideally, safety compliance is a priority…
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3D Printing and Root-Cause Analysis Improve Machine Uptime
3D printing with metals and other materials is giving new life to old machines and improving newer equipment’s performance.
“Built like a tank” is a compliment when it comes to machines and equipment, and the typical food plant has enough “tanks” to equip the 1st Armored Division.
Durability usually isn’t an issue with food machinery, but age and downtime can spell an end to its useful life. Studies suggest compounded costs of 18 to 25 percent per year are incurred when inventorying replacement parts. That’s a big disincentive for both OEMs and distributors to stock replacement parts and components, particularly for older machinery. As a consequence, food manufacturers can be forced to retire otherwise functional machinery because needed components are unavailable.
The solution lies with 3D printing, believes Peer Munck, founder and CEO of…
General Mills to Close U.K. Mix and Dough Facility
Hillshire Brands Invests in its Bakery Plant
PepsiCo Ends Yogurt Partnership with Muller, Closes Plant
Finding Innovation in Beverage Processing
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines: Shifts Need to Happen
FDA Extends Comment Deadline on 'Natural' Definition
Food Industry Regulatory Outlook for 2016
Two Organic Cooperatives Partner
CROPP in the U.S., OMSCo in Europe look to the future together
One of the leading organic farmer cooperatives in North America, Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative, and a leading European organic dairy cooperative, the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), on Nov. 5 announced an international partnership. Both have significant processing capabilities.
They called it an "historic agreement, in which the two cooperatives will take a membership in each other’s organization while retaining each cooperative’s independence will provide international opportunities and domestic flexibility, offering access to new markets, products, technical expertise and sharing of best practices in organic dairy farming."
“OMSCo and CROPP are the two largest dedicated organic dairy pools in the world, with a…
Case History: Safer, Eco-Friendly System for Food Cooling
2015 Green Plant of the Year: Tasteful Selections
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Food Processing Awards Two Processors Green Plant of the Year Status for 2015
How ISO 9001:2015 Goes Beyond Food Safety
German Firms Export Beer-Making Expertise
Robots Add Safety and Flexibility for Manufacturers
Tales from the Technology Trenches
Analytics and Low-Cost Sensors Enable Smarter Freezers
Perishable foods require refrigeration, adding to overhead costs. Advances in lighting and sensor technology are driving down those costs.
The gap between what’s doable and what’s practical in technical applications is shrinking, and some managers of refrigerated environments are seizing on practical solutions to cost-reduction challenges.
An easy illustration is the variable frequency drive. Plant engineers long have understood that refrigeration compressors equipped with VFDs could significantly reduce operating costs and maintenance requirements, but until the cost of those drives came down, few food facilities used the technology. Today, no one would outfit a mechanical freezer without VFDs, and quite a few older plants have been retrofitted or await an opportunity to retrofit.
Plummeting electronics prices are driving down the cost of sensors and other field devices.
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The New Wave of Ethnic Foods
Foods of the world aren't just sauces and condiments, nor are they just Asian, Italian and Mexican. Manufacturers are striving to satisfy demand for the new and different with more regional favorites, added variety, spice and bold flavors.
From fresh, bright, healthful fare to the exotic, with Pacific, African and Asian influences, ethnic and international foods seem to be everywhere. Specialty and international food aisles are increasing in supermarkets as consumers, especially millennials, want more interesting fare. Foods of the world are more popular now because international travel, immigration and global trade have skyrocketed, driving great interest globally in ethnic cuisine.
Obviously ethnic foods have been in the U.S. for years, but there are more modern takes on traditional favorites and emerging cuisines from Cuba, Greece, Peru, Ethiopia, India, Poland and beyond – as well as more local and region-specific cuisines from within those lands. Soon, Biryani (Indian…
Jelly Belly Candy Adds Organic Line
USDA Secretary to Convene Meeting about GMO Labeling in January
Energy Foods Witness a Renewal
To advance global food safety, scientists from IBM Research and Mars Inc. are tracking food’s microbiome to improve safety and productivity.
Hoping to drive advances in global food safety, scientists from IBM Research and Mars Inc., McLean, Va., are reportedly tracking food’s microbiome to improve food safety and productivity. The data scientists from IBM are said to be developing a robust way to prevent food contamination bacteria that can kill thousands of Americans every year. The ambitious goal is to track food across the global supply chain by sequencing the DNA of the microorganisms that live on it.
Food has thousands of these tiny hitchhikers, the vast majority harmless, making up what’s known as a “microbiome.” Protecting the global food supply is a monumental public health challenge, says a news release from Mars. In the U.S. alone, one in six people are…
Nominations Now Open for 2016 R&D Teams of the Year
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Foods for Aging Baby Boomers
Heart health and risks of diabetes, cancer and obesity figure prominently as baby boomers age. Many look to food for solutions.
The baby boomer generation is retiring, developing health ailments and becoming empty nesters, all of which is changing how they (should) eat and drink. While a slower metabolism and lower energy requirements might mean eating less, lower…
PepsiCo Launching Organic Gatorade
Diamond Foods Buys Part of U.K. Popcorn Business
Processors Slip Health Into Treats for the Holidays
Organic Food May be the New Look of Healthy
Critical Ingredients for Men's Health
2015 Dietary Guidelines Finally Are Released
Processed Meats Are Improving Their Image
Kind Asks FDA to Redefine 'Healthy'
Omega-3 Consumption Reduces Likelihood of Early Preterm Delivery
Study demonstrates pre- and postnatal benefits of adequate omega-3 fatty acid levels in pregnant women.
A study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology found omega-3 supplement consumption was associated with a 58 percent decrease in the likelihood of early preterm birth (babies born before 34 weeks) and a 17 percent decrease in any preterm delivery (babies born before 37 weeks). In addition, the data shows a longer gestation period and higher average infant birth weight.
The study, published in January, was titled "Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Prevention of Early Preterm Delivery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Studies."
"This research underscores much of what we already knew about the importance of EPA and DHA for infant development, and it builds on research that…
Chipotle To Close All Stores on Feb. 8 for Food Safety Meeting
Costco's E. Coli Chicken Salad Recall Expands
Product Focus: Weight Management
Food Processing highlights three food processors taking a bite out of the weight management market.
New Year’s Eve is a favorite party day. For many, it’s a day for a final indulgence before vowing at midnight to lose weight, eat more healthfully and/or exercise more, the top-three resolutions. Interestingly, according to the 2015 installment of the International Food Information Council Foundation’s Food and Health Survey, more than half of Americans are trying to lose weight, but equally important for others is the effort to maintain weight.
When asked to rate the most effective weight management strategies, changing the types of foods they eat topped the list at 51 percent, followed by making sure they get enough physical activity (50 percent). An impressive number (64 percent) of consumers agree that high protein diets can help…
Private Label Products Can One-Up the National Brands
Food Processing Picks Favorite Food and Beverage Products for 2014
Investors Betting Heavily on Early-Stage Food Companies
Like Lilliputians lashing down Gulliver, small food companies are chipping away at the market share of Big Food. The question is, will the end game change?
What’s your story?
“What’s the price” always is asked by customers, financiers and the general public, joined by “How was this made?” in the new era. “What’s your story?” is a more recent query, and “I cater to people with food sensitivities” or “We’re saving the planet” are more compelling answers than “I’m Tony the Tiger.”
Resist the temptation to dismiss the thousands of new and emerging food companies as specialty niche pip-squeaks catering to the food fad du jour. Can they realistically take share from major corporations with 11-figure annual sales? They not only can, they are.
Among the largest publicly traded companies on Food Processing’s Top 100 list, one third reported sales declines in 2014,…
Report: CPG Industry Struggled in 2015; Growth Expected in 2016
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Driving growth was challenging for the packaged foods industry in 2015, says a new report from IRI. But its new report sees better days in 2016.
Driving growth was a challenge for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry in 2015, according to a new report from Chicago-based market research firm IRI. Manufacturers and retailers had to deal with the ebbs and flows of the economy and its impact on consumer spending as well as the increased demands of digital-savvy shoppers.
IRI’s latest Times & Trends report called "Taking Stock of CPG Past and Future: Gear Up Now for a Year of Growth," evaluates the lessons learned last year and provides insight into several key trends it says should boost growth in 2016.
The trends for 2016 include keeping a pulse on ethnic diversity, harnessing insights on consumers' online shopping habits and focusing on quality versus quantity of…
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New Food and Beverage Rollout: January 2016
January's new product rollout offers a sweet (and spicy) look at several convenient food products for consumers.
Ruby Rockets Offers Fruit-and-Veggie-Based Yogurt Alternative
The yogurt alternative has no added sugar and is gluten-, dairy- and GMO-free and features a creamy blend of fruits, vegetables and plant-based protein. Read more about the product
Oats on the Ready for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Grainful introduces Grainful Steel Cut Sides, a line of savory, oat-based, shelf-stable side dish mixes in four varieties: Cheesy Oats, Jambalaya, Madras Curry and Tomato Risotto. Read more about the product
Zollipops Offer Sweet Relief While Being Healthy for Teeth
The after-you-eat sweet treat was invented by a young girl in Michigan, and contains smile-friendly natural ingredients. Read more about the product
Canned Tomatoes Get Hot, Hot, Hot
New Food and Beverage Rollout: October 2015
Product Focus: Baby Food
New Food and Beverage Rollout: September 2015
New Food Products (Database)
Gorton's Seafood Introduces Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks
Food and Beverage's Funniest Super Bowl Commercials
North American Meat Institute Honors Six Industry Leaders
Food Industry Merger and Acquisition Activity Remained Steady in 2013
Kerry Buys Three Food Businesses in the U.S. for $735 Million
Ireland's Kerry Group, one of the world's largest food ingredients suppliers, agrees to buy Red Arrow Products, Island Oasis and Biothera Inc.’s Wellmune business in the U.S.
Ireland's Kerry Group, one of the world's largest food ingredients, flavors and consumer products suppliers, agrees to buy Red Arrow Products, Island Oasis and Biothera Inc.’s Wellmune business in the U.S.
Based in Manitowoc, Wis., Red Arrow provides smoke and savory grill flavors for the meat, culinary and food industry markets while Island Oasis, Walpole Mass., supplies "natural" cocktail mixes and customized beverage solutions for on-premise, restaurant, leisure and hospitality segments. Island Oasis has manufacturing facilities in Byesville, Ohio and Buffalo, N.Y. St. Paul, Minn.-based Biothera says the Wellmune business produces and markets Wellmune-branded natural food, beverage and supplement ingredients to strengthen the immune…
Cargill to Launch Drones in War on Illegal Palm Oil
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Darifair Foods Names Midd McManus as President
Brookfield Engineering Offers Viscosity Measurement Training in 2015
There’s much logic – and business opportunity – in the newly released Dietary Guidelines
On Jan. 7, the Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the highly anticipated 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The new guidelines, which theoretically set national nutrition policy for the next five years, contain some things new, some things old and some things that are totally confusing.
One of the most significant developments is the focus on overall healthy eating patterns and a recognition that consumers need to shift food choices to achieve diets that are closer to healthy eating patterns. Historically, this is an important shift away from a focus on individual nutrients, foods and even food groups to an overall eating pattern across a person’s lifespan (see the…
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Editor's Plate: Private Label Is Made for Small Firms
Time will tell if TreeHouse can succeed as the 500-lb. gorilla in the store brand category.
How many schmaltzy movie plots ask if the small-town boy can succeed in the big, bad world and stay true to his down-to-earth values? I just saw such a movie, however played out not in a theater but in a food and beverage industry trade show.
Being the 500-lb. gorilla in the room usually is an enviable thing. But what if that room has a four-foot ceiling and is full of strong, angry midgets trying to take you down? Remember the story of David and Goliath?
That’s my current take on the world of private label and TreeHouse Foods’ place in it, especially after attending the Private Label Manufacturers Assn. (PLMA) show back in November. It’s remarkable to see the changes, the potential – much of it unattained – the consolidation…
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WhiteWave Foods' Reorganizes, Creates COO Position
WhiteWave Foods Co. names Blaine McPeak to the new position of chief operating officer, responsible for WhiteWave's global operations.
Food and beverage company WhiteWave Foods Co., a Denver-based manufacturer and seller of branded plant-based foods, beverages and organic produce, announced on Nov. 16 that Blaine McPeak, president of Americas Foods & Beverages, will be promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer, and will assume responsibility for WhiteWave's global operations. McPeak will continue to report to chairman of the board/CEO Gregg Engles.
Revamping its management structure, the company promoted Kevin Yost, president of Americas Fresh Foods, to U.S. group president of Americas Foods & Beverages, overseeing WhiteWave’s U.S. businesses including Silk, So Delicious, Horizon, Wallaby Organic, Earthbound Farm and International…
James Snee Elected President, COO, at Hormel Foods
ConAgra Foods Jobs in Omaha May Be On the Line
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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says it has finalized standards to reduce salmonella and campylobacter in chicken and turkey, and is updating testing procedures.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Feb. 4th that it has finalized standards to reduce salmonella and campylobacter in chicken and turkey, and is updating testing procedures. Based on scientific risk assessments, the FSIS estimates implementation of these rulings will prevent an average of 50,000 illnesses annually.
The move means no more than 15.4 percent of chicken parts (breast, wings and ground chicken) can test positive for salmonella and no more than 7.7 percent can test positive for campylobacter at poultry plants. The maximum acceptable positive tests for ground chicken are 25 percent for salmonella and 1.9 percent for campylobacter. For ground turkey, the maximums are 13.5 percent…
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2015 R&D Trends Survey: Doing Without GMOs and PHOs
Our 44th annual R&D Survey indicates a year of regulatory challenges but less emphasis on cost control.
Sometimes we worry that we write too much about genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs) and regulatory issues, especially for you folks in product development. But the two subjects seem to be coming up a lot lately, with the latter concern…
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Editor's Plate: Heinz Krafting a Bad Deal
Instead of a renaissance of two venerable firms, this will be a race to the bottom (line).
I was sad enough back in early 2013 when I heard about two investment firms taking Heinz Co. private. Now I’m distraught that Heinz is merging with Kraft. Or, as I recently said to a coworker: taking Kraft down with it.
Let’s face it: This merger is not about creating exciting new products, funding the R&D needed to get into novel growth categories or even about rejuvenating old but solid brands and products. It’s not about investing in and nurturing up-and-coming companies that have the Next Big Thing.
It’s about subtraction by addition: seeing how many plants can be shut down, how many people laid off and how many brands sold off to make the investors even richer than they are. And most of those investors are from Brazil, not…
Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2014
Food and Beverage M&A Has a Sweet Summer 2014
Top 100 for 2014
Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2013: Starting Over
The asset-shuffling of 2012 leads to new food and beverage companies and improved profitability for all.
Our annual Top 100© primarily is a descending list of the largest food and beverage processors in the U.S. and Canada (See the full list at www.foodprocessing.com/top100). But if you look beyond the first column of numbers, 2012 food and beverage sales, it also provides a glimpse into the general health of the food industry.
The next columns, especially "2012 Net Income (or Loss)," tell who's doing well and who's not so well. Big changes – plus or minus – in sales hint at who has done some acquiring and who has sold off some assets. And this year, like never before, corporate reorganizations have given birth to new companies.
That's perhaps the most remarkable part of this year's report. Every year, a few companies come and go from…
Mergers and Acquisitions Report 2012: Despite Uncertain Times, Asset Swapping Continues
Top 100 for 2013
This year's list of the top food and beverage companies has been altered mostly by domestic buying.
Whereas 2013 saw several U.S. firms undertake acquisitions across the globe – and one mega deal that made a U.S. firm owned by the Chinese – part of last year and the first half of 2014 seem to be playing out as a time of renewed interest in…
Food Business Mergers And Acquisitions Up In 2011, But Slow In Second Half
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Top 100 for 2012
Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2012: Splitting in Two
Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2012
Mergers & Acquisitions Activity Returning to Pre-2008 Levels
With 322 total mergers and acquisitions recorded in 2010, the food and beverage industry is seeing the highest M&A figure since 2008, and about even with the 2005 figure.
The year 2010 began and ended with blockbuster deals.
Kraft Foods Inc. engineered the two biggest mergers and acquisitions of 2010: acquiring Cadbury Plc (in a drama that played out through most of 2009), then helping to pay for that $19.4 billion purchase by selling its pizza business to Nestle SA for $3.7 billion. Both those sales closed in January of 2010.
February saw suddenly acquisitive Diamond Foods get chip maker Kettle Foods, and Sunsweet acquire Herbal Water, maker of Ayala’s Herbal Water.
Last summer, Snyder’s of Hanover Inc. merged with Lance Inc. Seneca Foods Corp. bought Unilink LLC and Lebanon Valley Cold Storage LP, both makers of frozen fruits and vegetables.
In the fall, Ralcorp Holdings bought American Italian Pasta…
Food Processing Top 100 Observations
Top 100 for 2011
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Top Food and Beverage Companies for 2010: Less Is More
After preparing for the worst, most food & beverage companies saw decreases in sales but increases in profits in 2009.
If there is a theme running through this year's edition of the Top 100©, it may be less is more. As in lower sales can still mean higher profits.
Fifteen of the top 25 food & beverage companies on this list recorded lower sales in 2009 (or an early fiscal 2010) than they did in the previous year. Yet 18 of those 25 had higher net earnings.
That's not surprising when you consider that the recession hit a year earlier. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of recessions) the past recession began in December 2007, and it certainly was widely apparent early into 2008. That gave food & beverage processors the better part of a year or more to prepare for the worst.
That lag time was apparent in our…
Food Business Mergers And Acquisitions Fall 30.4% In 2009
Top 100 for 2010
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2007 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 51-100
The 2007 top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.
To read the main article on the Top 100 processors and how our list was compiled, see "The Top 100: Kraft returns to the top." Access processor profiles 1-25, or processor profiles 26-50.
51. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
410 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611Phone: 312-644-2121; Fax: 312-644-0097; www.wrigley.com
Executives: Executive Chrmn: William Wrigley Jr.; Pres/CEO: William D. Perez; SVP and CFO: Reuben Gamoran; SVP, Worldwide Strategy and New Business: Peter R. Hempstead; SVP and Chief Innovation Officer: Surinder Kumar; SVP and Chief Admin. Officer: Dushan Petrovitch; VP, Secy and Gen. Counsel: Howard Malovany; VP-Worldwide Commercial Operations: Ralph Scozzafava; VP-Worldwide Manufacturing: John Adams; VP-Worldwide Gum Base…
2007 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 1-25
Top 100 Archives
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Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2009
Editor's Plate: Number Crunching Our Top 100
Looking for clues to the health of the U.S. and Canadian food and beverage industry.
Despite being a writer, I’m a closet numbers guy. Beyond adding and subtracting them, I like to look at what numbers mean. As a result, our Food Processing Top 100© is a treasure trove of information.
First of all, let me introduce the interactive table on our website. It’s our 40th annual attempt at ranking U.S. and Canadian food and beverage processors. That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Those words also define our magazine’s audience. But we refine and interpret the numbers differently for almost every company to get at the core of what it means to be a U.S. and Canadian food and beverage processor.
My first observation: If this collective list is a health report on the U.S. & Canadian food and beverage industry, then…
Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2015: A Cautionary Tale
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Top 100 for 2015
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