Food Quality

Industry Seeks Harmonization of FDA Nutrition Mandates

Industry Seeks Harmonization of FDA Nutrition Mandates

November 16, 2016

Responding to food industry requests to harmonize the compliance dates of upcoming food labeling and nutrition initiatives, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently clarified that the compliance dates are already coordinated to take effect in summer 2018. Read More

Consumers Buying More Snacks Online

Consumers Buying More Snacks Online

November 6, 2016

U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to stock up on ready-to-eat snacks, reports The NPD Group, a global information company. Although still relatively small, the online channel is one of the fastest growing channels for consumer reported purchases of ready-to-eat snacks Read More

USDA Study Shows Less Sugar Is Sweetest Health Option

USDA Study Shows Less Sugar Is Sweetest Health Option

April 25, 2016

A study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers indicates that consuming lower amounts of added sugars is a more effective approach to health than finding a sugar that is more neutral in terms of its health effects. Read More

Phillips Is Finalist for New Product Award

Phillips Is Finalist for New Product Award

March 16, 2016

A new product from Phillips Foods’ has been selected as a finalist for Best New Retail Product by Seafoodsource.com. Phillips was featured in the QA Cover Profile “From Sea to Table,” and the company’s Global Quality Assurance Manager Bobby Love is a long-standing member of QA’s Advisory Board. Read More

Throwback Thursday: Shearer's Snacks

Throwback Thursday: Shearer's Snacks

January 28, 2016

Since the QA Cover Profile on the family-owned Shearer’s Foods, the company was acquired by Wind Point Partners in 2012, then acquired the Private Brands business and two North American manufacturing facilities of Charlotte, N.C.-based Snyder's-Lance and Medalllion foods, then had its majority stake acquired by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in... Read More

PMA Fresh Connections Announces 2016 World Tour

PMA Fresh Connections Announces 2016 World Tour

January 26, 2016

Fresh produce and floral professionals from across the supply chain and around the world will gather during the 2016 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Connections World Tour. The tour will kick off in Shanghai, China, in March and end in Santiago, Chile, in November, with stops between in five of the seven continents of the world: North and... Read More

Research Shows Front of Pack Claims Not Reliable

Research Shows Front of Pack Claims Not Reliable

January 19, 2016

It’s not news to the food industry, but university research is now showing that American grocery shoppers face an array of front of pack (FOP) nutrition and health claims when making food selections. But relying on FOP claims to determine the nutrition quality of the food may not be a consumer’s best option. Read More

Campbell Labels Will Disclose GMO Ingredients

Campbell Labels Will Disclose GMO Ingredients

January 16, 2016

Campbell Soup will become the first major food company to begin disclosing the presence of genetically engineered ingredients like corn, soy and sugar beets in its products, The New York Times reports. Read More