On April 29, the FDA will launch its first in a new quarterly podcast series that focuses on the development and use of new technologies to strengthen the ability of FDA, regulated industry and others to accelerate prevention, speed outbreak response and more swiftly adapt to crises that could affect the human and animal food supply.
The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a webinar on Tuesday, September 1 from 2:30-3:30 pm EST to provide a COVID-19 update for food operations stakeholders.
With people out of jobs and income and with hospital and medical communities in need of supplies, people are wondering where their next meal is coming from, and many food companies, distributors, retailers and equipment suppliers around the world have responded to the call to help in any way they can. Government organizations are participating as well. Here's a look at how some of those companies and organizations are helping others.
Cannabis consumers need to know that they will consistently get the same benefits from the cannabis-infused foods and beverages that they purchase, and that the products reliably match stated dosing claimed on packaging.
Heineken Vietnam is a major beer producer in the Vietnamese domestic market, but it needed to increase its production significantly at its Tien Giang site in the south of Vietnam. The challenge: The brewer needed a quick, turnkey installation of a new canning line without upsetting existing operations.
Better Juice's process harnesses a natural enzymatic activity in non-GMO microorganisms to convert a portion of the simple fructose, glucose and sucrose sugars into fibers and other nondigestible sugars.
China has been a leader in mass production—with lots of manual labor— but coming shortages in China’s working-age population have experts concerned. In the past, labor was plentiful, and automation was not seen as a necessity.
On Demand The supply chain remains in flux for food processors, but many of the logistics challenges are out of their control. However, technology exists to help processors make sense of existing data to forecast and manage ingredient availability, product production schedules, shipment and delivery of finished foods, catch bad batches and mitigate recalls, and make proactive decisions to move their business forward, and not be reactive based on changing supply chain conditions.
On Demand Spirals with drums and metal belting present various food safety issues that are incompatible with these plans. Edge-driven, drumless spiral conveyors with modular plastic belting are a sanitary conveying solution that is complementary to food safety plans and is designed to protect food products.