This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Dec. 5, 2011

Home   Public Policy   Member Services   Industry Resources    Events    News & Media   About Us  

 



FSIS proposes new meat, poultry labeling guides
Federal Register
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to amend the meat and poultry products inspection regulations to expand the circumstances in which FSIS generically approves the labels of meat and poultry products. USDA issued a press release in addition to this Federal Register report. More
Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Higher costs, delays predicted with new trucking regulations
The Packer
An array of food and transportation industry panelists warned the Department of Transportation that pending regulations limiting hours of service by truck drivers will create delays in shipments and raise costs for consumers.

Related articles:
  • OOIDA protests hours-of-service regulations (Truck News)
  • Ferro's testimony on HOS has ominous ring (The Trucker)
  • CRASH says new safety data validates need for HOS rule (Truckinginfo)
  • More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Opinion: Feeding the Future
    The Washington Post
    As climate change negotiators from nearly 200 countries meet this week in South Africa, Carter Roberts, the World Wildlife Fund's president, argues the leading environmental challenge of this century won't be global warming. It will be feeding people. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article





    Obama's unemployment comeback?
    The Washington Post
    Friday's big drop in the national unemployment rate to its lowest level since early 2009 comes as welcome news to President Barack Obama, whose approval numbers have languished in the low 40s since this summer. But are these numbers enough to bring him up from below sea level? More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Some Democratic strategists worry about Gingrich's potential appeal
    The Washington Post
    Newt Gingrich would be such a weak challenger to President Barack Obama, according to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., that his nomination would be "the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater." More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    First post-Cain poll finds Gingrich holding double-digit lead
    The Hill
    Newt Gingrich is benefiting from Herman Cain's exit from the GOP presidential race, according to a Poll Position survey released Monday. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



    Poultry groups express concerns in NAS report
    The Poultry Site
    The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association reiterated numerous concerns expressed in a report released last week by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council. The report identified a number of possible costs or unintended consequences of releasing establishment-specific inspection data to the public. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Structured Product Labeling resources updated
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    The Food and Drug Administration has updated its guidance on labeling, posting a new Structured Product Labeling implementation guide and validation procedures. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    ISO food safety certificates rising fastest in China, Japan, Greece
    Occupational Health & Safety
    The International Organization for Standardization has published "The ISO Survey of Certifications" for 2010. It showed there were 1,457,912 certificates and users of ISO management standards in 178 countries at the end of 2010, with the standards for information security management and food safety management increasing fastest. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Fruit shipments hindered by FSMA rule
    Tuoitrenews
    Vietnamese fruit exporters say their products are being hindered by the American Food Safety Modernization Act, which took effect earlier this year. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Convert Pallet into Carton Flow
    Span-Track carton flow track by UNEX ‘drops-in’ to any new or existing pallet rack structure. Span-Track’s full width roller provides more contact surface than any other carton flow. Product tested for durability within Freezer environments to deliver superior flow with product always at the pick point. Request a free sample …
    Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting Systems
    Warehouse lighting can account for as much as 40% of the total electricity in a facility. Now there is something you can do to slash your carbon footprint and control those costs. The Digital Lumens award-winning Intelligent Lighting System combines LED fixtures with intelligence – integrated controls, sensors, networking and reporting – to reduce lighting energy use by up to 90%. MORE
    VISYS sorting systems
    Visys’ digital sorters detect and remove foreign bodies as well as defective, undesirable or contaminated product from your product streams on differences in color, biostructure, shape and/or density. Our world-class sorters incorporate the latest state-of-art technologies based on lasers, near-infrared, color, metal and x-ray sensors or any combination thereof.




    Kraft names Rosenfeld, Vernon to lead after split
    The Wall Street Journal
    Kraft Foods Inc. named top executives to head the global snacks and North American grocery companies when the company splits into two next year, cementing longtime speculation about management. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    ConAgra completes buy of National Pretzel
    The Associated Press via CBS MoneyWatch
    Food maker ConAgra Foods Inc. said Friday it completed its acquisition of pretzel maker National Pretzel Co. from Brookstone Holdings. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    2012 food trends to watch
    Supermarket News
    The year 2011 brought higher food prices at unprecedented levels, crops and livestock destroyed by global weather catastrophes, nations at war over the lack of food supplies and more food recalls from unique points of origin. What's in store for 2012? More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Cargill to cut 2,000 jobs globally
    Food Ingredients First
    Cargill has announced it will reduce its workforce by up to 2,000 of its 138,000 employees globally, a change of about 1.5 percent. The company said the reduction stems from continued weakness in the global economy. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Frozen chicken products recalled over allergen concerns
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Popkoff Frozen Food is recalling approximately 500 pounds of frozen, pureed chicken products because the labels do not declare soy, a known allergen. The products subject to recall include single-serving cups of chicken and vegetables as well as 5-pound bags of frozen chicken and vegetables.

    Editor's note: Members of the American Frozen Food Institute have access to AFFI's unique Product Recall Insurance Program. Ensure you're protected during a food safety crisis using AFFI's one-of-a-kind program. For more information, please click here.
    More

    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Insolvency affecting fewer food firms
    Food Manufacture
    The food manufacturing sector has seen a fall in the number of companies becoming insolvent, according to a new study. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Judge approves Del Monte settlement
    Food Manufacturing
    A judge gave approval Thursday for an $89.4 million settlement between Del Monte Corp. shareholders on one side and the food maker and Barclays Capital Inc. on the other over Del Monte's $4 billion buyout. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Owner of Iceland frozen food chain threatens to scrap sale
    This is Money
    The owner of the Iceland frozen food chain has issued an ultimatum to potential bidders, warning the chain will scrap the sale if it is not satisfied with final offers. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Workers strike at French McCain potato processing plants
    FOODNEWS
    Two of McCain's three plants in France have been hit by strikes as workers demand higher pay at the potato processing locations. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Frustrated food makers turn to sensory claims
    Food Manufacture
    Frustrated food and drink manufacturers are considering sensory claims in preference to health claims — few of which have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    New project aims to develop 'senior-friendly' packaging
    Food Production Daily
    A Finnish company hopes to introduce food packaging that is easier for elderly consumers to use. More
    Share this article >     Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    United States Cold Storage
    USCS and its several predecessor companies have been providing refrigerated storage services to the food industry since 1889. Today USCS is a leading national public refrigerated warehouse operator with 34 facilities located in 12 states. MORE
    CO-PACKING. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. SOURCING & SUPPLY

    Harvest creates and manufactures innovative frozen food products for some of the best brands in the industry. From ingredient supply to complete meal creation, we can help you every step of the way. Harvest Food Group…Leading the Way in Frozen Foods.
    MORE
     
    Frozen Express
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, (469) 420-2601
    Download media kit

    Valerie Hunt, Content Editor, (469) 420-2690   
    Contribute news

    This edition of Frozen Express was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    Dec. 5, 2011
    Dec. 2, 2011
    Dec. 1, 2011
    Nov. 30, 2011



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063