Tech Flash Vol. 3 No. 7
China-US food wars?Call it defensive mode, protectionism or whatever you will, some American companies are taking action to make sure their products do not carry any ingredients from
Food for Health International (
Plans call for a “China-Free” sticker on products such as the company’s “9 a Day-Plus” capsules, “Active Adults” whole food shakes and “Healthy Dog” supplements. The company will also use “China-Free” in advertisements and promotions.
Xinhua news agency reported that
Excessive use of red dye is not new in
After executing its former food and drug administrator chief for bribes and corruption,
Energy-not corn-increases food prices
According to the study, rising energy prices have had twice the impact on the Consumer Price Index (
“Retail food prices are not likely to accelerate significantly in 2008 and beyond, even as ethanol production continues to expand,” Urbanchuk notes, “In fact, consumers will be more severely affected by rising gasoline and energy prices than by increases in corn prices.”
A full version of the report, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, can be found at http://www.rippmedia.com/LEGG-JU-Ethanol.doc.Prior to joining LEGG, Urbanchuk was executive vice president for AUS Consultants, senior vice president and chief economist for Hill and Knowlton, Inc., vice president with Wharton Econometrics and manager-economic research for Campbell Soup Company. He is an adjunct professor at
EFSA, FDA strengthen cooperation in food safety
The agreement is designed to facilitate the sharing of confidential scientific and other information between the two agencies, such as methodologies to ensure food is safe.“Food safety knows no national boundaries, and the food chain is today truly a global one,” said Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, EFSA executive director. According to Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD, FDA commissioner, Food and Drugs, “I welcome this opportunity for scientific exchanges with our European colleagues - exchanges that will be focused on ensuring the safety and wholesomeness of food, a major area of responsibility of our agency.”
Soup for China and Russia
Soup consumption in
Processors Take a Cost-Driven Approach to Replacment Parts Management
Replacement Parts Directory -- Supplier Index
Meeting of the Manufacturing Minds
Not Your Mama's Sensor
People, Plant and Industry News
Toby’s Family Foods has acquired Genesis Juice, an organic fruit and vegetable juice producer in
Whole Foods Market Inc. will transfer all 35 Henry's and Sun Harvest stores and a
A strategic alliance agreement has been signed by Demaco Systems (East Dundee, IL) and Storci SpA (
The Provesta Flavor Ingredients business units located in
Multivac Inc., a manufacturer of thermoform fill-seal rollstock, traysealer and vacuum chamber packaging systems, has been awarded the Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award. Multivac received the award for supplying Hormel Foods with innovative, reliable and economical packaging solutions for a wide range of its product lines.
ProSim, the French process simulation software company, has entered a partnership with DECHEMA, the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, to distribute the DETHERM database and associated software. The DETHERM database contains raw thermo-physical property data (about 25,000 pure compounds and 100,000 mixtures covered) used for design and optimization of processes and plants.
To ensure the viability of
Mike Beaver has joined Cyclonaire’s new Components Division, which manufactures bulk material handling systems, as components sales manager. He previously worked in marketing at Sysco Corp.
W. R. Grace & Co. has acquired certain assets of Grupo Sistiaga (
Anderol, manufacturer of specialty synthetic lubricants, named Dr. Gary Babic to the new position of senior account manager for the company’s North American business.