Food Quality

McDonald’s USA To Fresh Beef in Quarter Pounders

McDonald’s USA To Fresh Beef in Quarter Pounders

March 30, 2017

By mid-2018, McDonald’s USA will serve fresh beef, prepared when ordered, in all Quarter Pounder burgers in most of its restaurants. The fresh beef burgers, cooked when ordered, are the latest step the company has made to meet customers’ changing expectations. Read More

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 2015. Read More