Ed Lonergan, CEO of Chiquita Brands International, and Don Zietlow, president and CEO of Kwik Trip Inc., discussed their commitment to food safety at a keynote presentation on April 9 at the 16th Annual Food Safety Summit in Baltimore.
PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va., will help manufacturers from around the world discover solutions from North America’s top innovators at interpack, held May 8-14 at Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Implementing stringent equipment maintenance and sanitation programs in their facilities will enable bakers and snack producers to better comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. New and improved equipment and supplies make the job easier.
With March, the winds of change are here, and bakers and snack food companies may get the urge to make some updates to their operations, and do a little spring cleaning. One thing already budding in this issue is an unusual production process for bread.
Recent developments across the globe have put an increasing focus on the traceability of foods. In an effort to better protect public health from foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls, governments across the world are in the process of implementing new regulations around food traceability. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announces a new Journal of Food Science supplement on this topic.
Groups for Monsanto, PepsiCo and other major food companies are teaming to form the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF). The group hopes to create one national standard for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling and oppose efforts in various states that are pushing for better consumer information.
The right ingredient-handling equipment can do more for a baker and snack manufacturer than simply handle ingredients. It can reduce energy and ingredients costs, improve production line efficiency, address sanitation issues, reduce changeover times and more.
American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of industry and nongovernmental organizations form the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) to advocate for Congressional action on a federal labeling solution for food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).