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Consortium Created to Develop Next Generation Natural Sweetening Solutions

Consortium Created to Develop Next Generation Natural Sweetening Solutions

August 30, 2016

The bioeconomy company Brain AG, the natural product specialist AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH, and the plant-based specialty food ingredient provider Roquette have formed a strategic partnership as the consortium Dolce. The partners will develop natural sweeteners and sweet taste enhancers with the goal of reducing the sugar and calories in a variety... Read More

Rockford Systems Adds STM to Machine Safeguarding Services

Rockford Systems Adds STM to Machine Safeguarding Services

August 30, 2016

Rockford Systems, a manufacturer of machine safeguarding solutions, has introduced a comprehensive Stop-Time Measurement (STM) service by its trained technicians for customers using metal-fabricating, metal-cutting, and turning machines. STM will now be a standard service offered by Rockford Systems alongside machine risk assessment, onsite machine... Read More

Recalls Increase Due to Tighter Testing and Regulation Not Greater Contamination

Recalls Increase Due to Tighter Testing and Regulation Not Greater Contamination

August 30, 2016

Although FDA contamination recall levels increased a historical 167% from the first to the second quarters of 2016, the rise is being attributed, not to increased food safety issues but to "powerful new testing methods and tighter regulation," according to the Q2 2016 "Recall Industry Spotlight" report released today by Stericycle ExpertSolutions. Read More

AHA Report Recommends Reducing Children's Sugar Intake

AHA Report Recommends Reducing Children's Sugar Intake

August 30, 2016

Children ages 2 to 18 should eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, according to the scientific statement recommending a specific limit on added sugars for children, published in the American Heart Association journal? Circulation. Read More

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for FSMA Rules, Extends Some Deadlines

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for FSMA Rules, Extends Some Deadlines

August 24, 2016

FDA issued the first of its FSMA draft guidances this week, including the first five chapters of a multi-chapter guidance for the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, two for the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule and one for determining whether the activities they perform are within the “farm” definition. Read More

Global Demand Rising for HPP Technology

Global Demand Rising for HPP Technology

August 18, 2016

According to a global food processing machinery market report from Technavio, rising demand for high-pressure processing technology will impact the food processing machinery market until 2020. Read More

Harmless Harvest Takes ‘Constructive Capitalism’ Approach

Harmless Harvest Takes ‘Constructive Capitalism’ Approach

August 16, 2016

The coconut water producer believes in creating social welfare and ecological benefit through its business, which it refers to as "constructive capitalism." Through every step of the process — from seed to shelf — it thinks about how to improve its product, and help people and the planet. Read More