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Food tech startup Equii raises $6 million in funding round

SAN FRANCISCO — Food tech startup Equii, formerly Cella Farms, has raised $6 million in seed funding from Khosla Ventures, an early backer of Impossible Foods. Founded in 2021, Equii has developed a proprietary approach to discovering highly nutritious sources of microbial protein that are used to ferment cereals and produce protein-rich cereal flours. Equii […]

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Maui Food Technology Center offers two webinars for Hawaiian food entrepreneurs: Maui Now

Small food entrepreneurs looking to grow their business will receive valuable information during two webinars in October on food safety and labeling, presented by the Maui Food Technology Center. On Wednesday October 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a “Food Security Plan Workshop” will be presented by John Nakashima, RS, PCQI; Owner of Food […]

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Food packaging: types of materials and regulations

All products must be sold in packaging. Foods are usually packaged for retail sale. Packages perform several tasks. It has both functional and aesthetic characteristics: Protection of the product against pollution. Strong and durable covers help keep produce clean; Keep food fresh and extend its shelf life. Packaged foods do not spoil or expire; Convenience […]

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FDA proposes new rules for ‘healthy’ labeling on food packaging

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules dictating when food products can have the “healthy” world on their packaging as part of an effort to promote healthier eating in the United States. The FDA regulates foods that can carry the “healthy” claim on food packaging. The term “healthy” was last defined […]

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Fake meat served with real sarcasm

There is a certain social media marketing strategy that can only be described as “wise”: sarcastic, brimming with attitude. It’s arguably best suited to Twitter, with its instant delivery. Some consumer food companies use this approach, but it is more suitable for startups, especially in niche areas. They don’t get any more niche than the […]

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Food manufacturers benefit from Made Smarter digital technology program

Made Smarter’s adoption program in the North West has helped small and medium-sized businesses by providing expert advice and a digital roadmap to help them select the right approach, level of investment and the right tools for their business. More than 250 of them, including dozens in the food and beverage sector, have invested in […]

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Home food processing is a headache for local regulators

Washington County Environmental Health Logo WASHINGTON — With reformed statewide regulations for homemade and store-bought foods on the books Sept. 20, county regulators find themselves dealing with a range of new, and sometimes unclear, procedures. “We’ve extended our cottage food laws…and they’ve taken away the home bakery license and now it’s a home food processing […]

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EarthTalk: Making food packaging more sustainable

Dear EarthTalk: What’s new in food packaging to make it more sustainable? – EC, Bern, NC Along with food waste, food packaging is a significant source of pollution, generating about half of the packaging waste in the United States. In the wake of growing concerns about climate change and the role of food packaging in […]

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Kite’s Food Packaging Choices – Food & Drink International

With most UK consumers back in the workplace after covid, people are spending more time commuting and for many takeaway food offers convenience while juggling commitments. As a food retailer, choosing the right packaging is paramount as it can make or break your brand perception. Kite Packaging offers you everything from cutlery, straws and cups […]

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Food tech companies and investors – the value of analyzing the intellectual property landscape

Case study – innovation on alternative fats Many companies and investors are aware of the importance of identifying and protecting their innovations, and in particular the importance of obtaining patents to prevent others from using their technology and to secure a competitive advantage. However, intellectual property goes beyond protecting a company’s own inventions. Awareness of […]

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Consumers take on food makers in September class action lawsuits

Overview of food class actions: Who: Consumers filed class action lawsuits this month against food companies including Coca-Cola, Schwan’s, ConAgra and Kellogg. Why: The complaints relate to false advertising claims. Where: Food class actions are at national scale. Consumers have been keeping tabs on what’s going on in their kitchen cabinets and pantries this month […]

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The food packaging tester market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5%…

Sales in the Food Packaging Tester Market are expected to increase at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2022-2032. The growth is attributed to growing awareness of food safety and hygiene. Additionally, growing concerns about health risks and regulatory standards regarding food packaging requirements for food safety will propel demand over the next […]

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The time may be right, but can UK frozen food makers seize the opportunity?

Image credit: NikomMaelao Production // Shutterstock.com Manufacturers, distributors, retailers and industry watchers all agree that the conditions are right for the frozen food category in the UK to soar. Speakers at the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) 2022 conference, held in Stratford-upon-Avon in the English Midlands this week, highlighted why now is the time for […]

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Portal of flagship devices to help agri-food units

The convergence portal of the government’s three flagship programs implemented by the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Processing will help micro-units engaged in food processing, according to the Union Food Processing Ministry. The convergence portal between the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund (AIF), the Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Food Processing Micro-Enterprises (PMFME) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada […]

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Worker found dead in kettle at NJ food processing plant

A worker at a New Jersey food processing plant has been found dead inside a kettle, authorities said. Dale R. Devilli, 63, was working at the Lassonde Pappas and Co. plant Monday morning in Bridgeton, about 40 miles south of Philadelphia, when police were called to report an unconscious man, according to New Jersey State […]

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Job: Customer Service Agent at Sendme Food Technology Ltd

Location: Ikolaba, Ibadan, Oyo job description We are looking for entry-level Customer Service Agents to act as the face of the business and work directly with customers to answer their questions or provide additional assistance if needed. Successful candidates must be social, analytical, possess an aptitude for learning and using new software, and be able […]

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Death of NJ man at food processing site triggers OSHA inspection

The death of a man at a Cumberland County food processing plant has prompted an investigation by federal labor inspectors – as the company says a workplace accident caused the death. State Police said troopers responded by 8 a.m. Monday to a report of an unresponsive person at a site on Parsonage Road in Upper […]

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Worker found dead in kettle at NJ food processing plant, officials say

A worker was found dead inside a kettle at a Cumberland County food processing plant, officials said Wednesday. State Troopers responded to a report of an unconscious man at the Parsonage Road factory in Upper Deerfield shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, according to Trooper Brandi Slota, a spokeswoman for the state police. State of New […]

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A massive fire ravages a large food processing plant

(c) Mid Hudson News LAKE KAUNEONGA – A fire that started early Wednesday destroyed two large buildings at a food processing plant in Lake Kauneonga. Fire Chief Mark Pennell said 15 fire departments were on scene tackling the blaze with five more on standby. He called it one of the biggest fires in Sullivan County […]

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agrifood: the Ministries of Agriculture and Agrifood are launching a convergence portal for 4 major systems

The government on Wednesday launched a common convergence portal for different programs run by the Ministries of Agribusiness and Agriculture. According to an official statement, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries have jointly launched a convergence portal between the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund (AIF), the Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Food Processing […]

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Food Tech Companies and Investors – The Value of IP Landscape Analysis – Patent

Case study – innovation on alternative fats Many companies and investors are aware of the importance of identifying and protecting their innovations, and in particular the importance of obtaining patents to prevent others from using their technology and to secure a competitive advantage. . However, intellectual property goes beyond protecting a company’s own inventions. Awareness […]

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Walmart and TerraCycle Pilot New Packaging Recycling Centers

BENTONVILLE, ARCHE. — Walmart has partnered with TerraCycle to pilot its new recycling collection program. Through new community recycling centers, consumers can recycle pet food and other product packaging. Recycling centers are currently located at Walmart locations in Springdale and Fayetteville, Ark., and Broken Arrow, Okla. Operated by TerraCycle, Community Recycling Centers offer a one-stop […]

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Human-Grade Pet Food Manufacturer Announces New Facility

LAS VEGAS — Fetching Foods Inc., a manufacturer of human-grade pet food, announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Las Vegas. The company will inaugurate the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour on September 22. “I am thrilled to be a part of diversifying the economic base of Las Vegas by […]

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Mars expands retail with same-day delivery

CHICAGO — Mars announced a new partnership with Instacart, a grocery technology company, to offer same-day delivery across its entire product portfolio. Through Instacart, consumers will be able to purchase Mars human food and snacks, as well as pet food and treats. With the growing popularity of online and mobile shopping among consumers, Mars hopes […]

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Global Food Processing Equipment Market USD 45.01 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 62.98 Billion by 2027

The global “Food Processing Equipment Market Growth” report explores comprehensive and insightful information on critical factors such as regional growth, segmentation, CAGR, and business revenue status of major key players and drivers. The purpose of this report is to provide a telescopic view of the current market size by value and volume, opportunities and development […]

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California ban on PFAS in food packaging takes effect January 1, 2023 | Buchalter

A California ban on the sale of non-durable food packaging containing PFAS chemicals will go into effect January 1, 2023, less than four months from now. The ban was contained in Assembly Bill 1200, which was signed into law in October 2021, along with new requirements unrelated to the disclosure of chemicals in cookware. AB […]

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California ban on PFAS in food packaging takes effect January 1, 2023

A California ban on the sale of non-durable food packaging containing PFAS chemicals will go into effect January 1, 2023, less than four months from now. The ban was contained in Assembly Bill 1200, which was signed into law in October 2021, along with new requirements unrelated to the disclosure of chemicals in cookware. AB […]

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Ingredient shortages weigh heavily on food manufacturers

From staple cereals like Cheerios to treats like Ho-Hos and Ding Dongs, grocery staples are loved by grocery shoppers because they know what they’re getting with each individually wrapped snack bowl or cake. And the companies that make them know exactly how much sugar, flour, grain and other ingredients these foods need to contain to […]

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The company offers a sustainable solution for food processing waste

A micro-drying process stabilizes and powders food waste by-products. Courtesy of GTF Technologies A local company is harnessing innovative technology to reduce waste, feed people and help the planet. Founded in 2015, Ada-based GTF Technologies uses a micro-drying process to recycle by-products of food production and turn them into powders for supplements, food ingredients, biomaterials, […]

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Sales of meat analogues decline

According to IRI data, plant-based meat alternatives are showing flat sales, suggesting fundamental issues for the category. Dollar sales of plant-based alternatives in the first quarter of 2022 were down 7.2% for the previous year, while volume sales decreased by 7.6%. In July, dollar sales were up 7.6% from July 2021, but volume sales were […]

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Industrial Nutrition/Food Technology job with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the job The postdoctoral fellow position is a temporary position whose main objective is to qualify for work in senior academic positions. The postdoctoral fellow will be associated with an interdisciplinary project aimed at developing sustainable and nutritional products for high performance/expeditions in arctic conditions. Your immediate boss is Professor Jørgen Lerfall. Job duties […]

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The public is invited to the opening of the Esquimalt food processing plant on September 22 – Saanich News

A new food processing program is being launched in Greater Victoria aimed at supporting small local producers, and the public is invited to experience the facility that will enable this. On September 22, from 2-4 p.m., Kitchen Connect and its partner organization South Island Farm Hub will host an opening ceremony for their Esquimalt Food […]

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Hāngi Master collaborates with Asian food manufacturers for hāngi steamed buns

A new collaboration will see one of New Zealand’s most prominent Asian food manufacturers team up with hāngi master Rewi Spraggon, to produce an industry first, a hāngī pork steamed bun, which will be sold in supermarkets. The company, Old Country Foods, is also expanding to make vegan and “free” products, and is now tapping […]

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Japanese supermarkets and food manufacturers fight to keep private labels cheap

September 15, 2022 TOKYO – Major supermarkets and food manufacturers are scrambling to keep their private labels cheap amid soaring ingredient prices, finding ways to cut costs even if it’s just a few yen a article. “I was surprised by the low price,” an 81-year-old housewife said as she held a pack of bread sold […]

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President Biden’s latest executive order could impact food tech

Although some people may be wary of genetically modified foods, if you live in the United States, chances are you already eat them. The USDA reports that more than 90% of corn and soybeans in the country are genetically modified, and there are three types of genetically modified animals that are raised for food: salmon, […]

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NakedPack uses edible and dissolvable food wraps to give you a complete meal

Food wraps are one of the most useless and mostly non-biodegradable things lying around. But if you buy your food or ingredients from the “mainstream” supermarkets or the usual brands, you know that sustainable packaging is not their top priority. There are designers and product creators who worry about these things and so they come […]

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Unveiling food packaging trends and challenges

Food packaging is an integral part of our daily lives, but it is easy for more “general” food packaging products to go unnoticed. When we pour our cereal into the bowl, tear open a pizza box or nibble on a box of cookies, we hardly think of the many regulations, requirements and extremely clever products […]

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Fire causes $300,000 damage to global food processing plant in Maryland

New details have been released by the Maryland Fire Marshal after a fire broke out at a global food processing plant in Harford County and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Shortly before 3.30pm on Tuesday September 6, first responders were dispatched to Ingrredion in the 4600 block of Richlynn Drive in Belcamp […]

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The Evolution of the Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research – DiscoverWestman.com

The Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research held an open house last month at the University of Manitoba. “At the center here, what we’re doing is basically supporting the agri-food industry in Manitoba,” said director Dr. Rotimi Aluko. “One of our main activities is grain milling. We have a pilot plant certified by Health […]

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The Evolution of the Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research – SteinbachOnline.com

The Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research held an open house last month at the University of Manitoba. “At the center here, what we’re doing is basically supporting the agri-food industry in Manitoba,” said director Dr. Rotimi Aluko. “One of our main activities is grain milling. We have a pilot plant certified by Health […]

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The Evolution of the Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research – PembinaValleyOnline.com

The Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research held an open house last month at the University of Manitoba. “At the center here, what we’re doing is basically supporting the agri-food industry in Manitoba,” said director Dr. Rotimi Aluko. “One of our main activities is grain milling. We have a pilot plant certified by Health […]

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Fire causes $300,000 damage to global food processing plant in Harford County

New details have been released by the Maryland Fire Marshal after a fire broke out at a global food processing plant in Harford County and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Shortly before 3.30pm on Tuesday September 6, first responders were dispatched to Ingrredion in the 4600 block of Richlynn Drive in Belcamp […]

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Patented food tech uses kidney beans to make ‘meju’ News

Soybeans have long been the main base ingredient of go-chu-jang and dwen-jang, which play a key role in a variety of Korean dishes. Now researchers have found a way to make these ingredients using kidney beans. Lee Eun-jin tells us how the new flavor is attracting new consumers. Meju refers to traditional blocks of crushed […]

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Recycling Centers Now Accept Pet Food Wrappers

(Walmart) Walmart has partnered with TerraCycle to enable buyers to divert pet food packaging from local landfills. The recycling centers at Sam’s Club in Fayetteville and Walmart on Elm Springs Road in Springdale now accept pet food wrappers, which are not recyclable through local curbside recycling programs. Pet food wrappers are an often overlooked waste […]

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The market for automation of food processing techniques is booming

Automation of food processing techniques AMA presents new research on Global Automation of Food Processing Techniques covering the Micro Level of Analysis by Competitors and Key Business Segments (2021-2027). Global Food Processing Technology Automation explores in-depth study on various segments like opportunity, size, development, innovation, sales and global growth of key players. The research is […]

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Recycling Centers Now Accept Pet Food Wrappers – Fayetteville Flyer

(Walmart) Walmart has partnered with TerraCycle to enable buyers to divert pet food packaging from local landfills. The recycling centers at Sam’s Club in Fayetteville and Walmart on Elm Springs Road in Springdale now accept pet food wrappers, which are not recyclable through local curbside recycling programs. Pet food wrappers are an often overlooked waste […]

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Food Processing Center Co-Packing Program Helps Small Businesses | Nebraska today

A Texas artisanal ice cream company found its way to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s innovation campus, thanks to the Food Processing Center’s small-batch co-packing specialty and safe food-grade certification recently acquired. The food processing center houses a co-packing operation for companies that do not have their own facilities or cannot keep up with production. Customers […]

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DTI wants food manufacturers to import sugar for their own use

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has recommended that food and drink manufacturers can import sugar for their own use provided it is done on a one-to-one basis. DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual told Teleradyo on Wednesday that the agency helps manufacturers explain their supply needs to authorities, but the final say on imports rests […]