Creating a buzz throughout the global food industry, the H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. announced a merger deal Wednesday to create The Kraft Heinz Company financed in part by American business mogul Warren Buffet, becoming the third largest food and beverage company in North America.
The Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center announced a new seafood traceability financial tool to assist those in the seafood industry understand the financial impact of implementing traceability.
Scientists in the food industry are working to mask, block or distract from bitter tastes in foods in order to make them more palatable to consumers according to a presentation held during the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting and food expo.
The National Chicken Council is asking for a repeal of the Renewable Fuels Standard for conventional biofuels which it said has resulted in more than $44 billion in higher feed costs to chicken producers since 2007.
In the same way countries around the world came together to regulate tobacco, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of food, Olivier De Schutter, said a similar framework should be used to fight global obesity.