Energy Efficiency

Unilever Ice Cream Wins $21 Million from DoE To Reduce Carbon Emissions

March 26, 2024
Four of its U.S. plants will replace natural gas boilers with electric boilers and industrial heat pumps using waste heat recovery.

Campbell’s Napoleon, Ohio, Plant Facing Wastewater Discharge Lawsuits

March 21, 2024
U.S. Dept. of Justice as well as two environmental groups have filed suits alleging the plant wastewater exceeds allowable pollutant levels into the Maumee River and eventually...

Missouri Politicians Seek Ways to Keep Missouri Prime Beef Open

March 8, 2024
Closure of the facility would cost the region more than 300 jobs, but lawmakers understand that protecting the local waterways is just as crucial.

Beverage facility reduces water intake with advanced wastewater recovery and reuse project

March 7, 2024
Learn how a leading Food & Beverage dairy manufacturer in the United States achieved a total water savings of 35.6 MMUSG/yr using Veolia’s ZeeWeed Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology...
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Animal Proteins

Applegate Commits to Convert All Beef Hot Dogs to Regenerative Sources by End of 2025

March 5, 2024
Natural and organic meat subsidiary of Hormel Foods believes the move could significantly increase the acreage used for regenerative raising of beef.
Legal Issues

New York AG Letitia James Accuses JBS USA of Greenwashing

Feb. 29, 2024
N.Y. Attorney General has filed a lawsuit alleging that the meat processor intentionally misled consumers on its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation commitments...

Missouri Prime Beef Packers Will Close Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Plant

Feb. 27, 2024
The Missouri meatpacker is determined to reopen once it has resolved its wastewater treatment and discharge battle with the Dept. of Natural Resources.
Fruits and Vegetables

Kroger to Require Produce Suppliers to Protect Pollinators, Biodiversity

Jan. 26, 2024
New sustainability goal means produce suppliers must comply and use integrated pest management practices in the next four to six years.

Mountaire Farms’ Millsboro, Delaware, Plant Finishes Phase 2 of Wastewater Upgrades

Jan. 26, 2024
Investment of $120 million to upgrade wastewater system mandated by settlement of lawsuits claiming poultry plant contaminated groundwater more than six years ago.
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PepsiCo, Six Other Food & Beverage Companies Among ‘Best Corporate Citizens’

Oct. 18, 2023
PepsiCo ranks sixth, and Hershey, Mondelez, Kellogg, General Mills, Kraft Heinz and Coca-Cola round out the 3BL-Institutional Shareholder Services list.
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Green Plant of the Year

Green Plant of the Year 2023: Hormel's Fontanini Foods

Oct. 16, 2023
Hormel’s Fontanini Foods plant used ingenuity and innovative engineering to drive down water and energy use and minimize the oils and sludge in the Illinois plant’s wastewater...
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Product Development

Upcycled Certification for Foods and Ingredients: Do You Need It?

Oct. 5, 2023
Many processors and ingredient suppliers are (laudably) using former waste materials; here’s how they prove it.
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Beverage Products

Coca-Cola, USDA Renew Partnership to Restore Forest, Grassland Watersheds in U.S.

Sept. 25, 2023
The Coca-Cola Co. and affiliated groups donated more than $2.6 million in the first 10 years of the partnership, which began in 2013.