Recent Articles

January 22, 2015 8:20 am
Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc.
An unparalleled demographic shift is taking place worldwide as record numbers of people are living longer — sometimes much longer. For food and beverage makers and retailers, this change opens up huge and exciting opportunities.   
January 22, 2015 8:00 am
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development Magazine
The aptly named MAID Oven knows what to cook, how to cook it, and will even learn your personal preferences and stream your favorite cooking show. The founders wanted everyone to be able to cook — a task that is harder for some than others. 
January 21, 2015 1:42 pm
Registrar Corp
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food facilities to renew their FDA registrations every even-numbered year between October 1 and December 31. Any food facility that did not renew its registration by December 31, 2014 should re-register with FDA before it continues to ship food products to the United States, as its registration is now invalid.
January 21, 2015 1:40 pm
Angela T. Puentes-Leon, Marissel Descalzo, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
The Government is using a new tool to attack companies and executives in the food industry — prison.  Food industry executives are appearing to be easy targets to the Government, resulting in several high profile criminal prosecutions in recent years.
January 21, 2015 9:50 am
Drug Discovery & Development Staff
Times have changed. It used to be that an apple a day kept the doctor away. But three recent studies indicate this mantra could be changed to “a blueberry- avocado-cocoa-bean-smoothie a day” keeps the doctor away — if the doctor is a cardiologist.
January 21, 2015 9:35 am
Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter
A newly released survey showed top U.S. manufacturing executives were increasingly optimistic about the national economy heading into 2015 — and that many planned to increase their workforces this year.             
January 21, 2015 8:50 am
Jason Prom, Regional Sales Manager, Schaefer Ventilation Equipment
Industrial fans need to be constructed of quality materials for long life and durability. Nowhere is this more important than in meat processing facilities where fans are washed down on a daily basis. This is why it is important to choose the right fan for your food processing application.
January 20, 2015 11:30 am
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
Many Europeans have voiced concerns that the new agreement will lower the EU's standards for environmental and food safety. A new report takes aim at just that — saying that proposals for TTIP could translate into more pesticides making their way into EU food markets.
January 20, 2015 7:55 am
Brian Faust, General Manager, Douglas Battery
The material handling industry has embraced the concept of sustainability with an increasing number of warehouses and distribution centers implementing sustainable practices. The concept is a win-win proposition that, among other things, helps to lower operating costs as companies learn to be more eco-efficient.
January 16, 2015 1:20 pm
Stewart Florsheim
In every product company, bottlenecks occur that can delay the processing of an order, the production of goods, or perhaps delivery to a customer site. To understand where your organization could increase efficiency, first look to the areas where the entire process slows or even grinds to a halt.
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