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Food-safe inks growing in response to regulations

Food-safe inks growing in response to regulations

Food packaging will grow at a faster rate than the overall packaging market from 2016 to 2021, at a 3% CAGR in real value and print area. Food-safe inks will also grow at a fast rate in the coming years, as pressure from brand owners and regulators sees them adopted in larger amounts of food packaging. That’s according to a new report from Smithers Pira, “The Future of Printing for Food Packaging to 2021.”

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Food science flavors everything we eat, students learn

The faces of eighth-graders in teacher Jill Koulos’ foods class twisted in displeasure after sampling chocolate milk made with Hershey’s syrup and skim milk.
Those expressions quickly changed when they tested the same concoction, only this time mixed with whole milk and then cream.
“Oh my gosh, this is amazing” and “it tastes like a milkshake” were some of the responses.
The simple taste test was to show students how fat content can significantly alter the flavor of a beverage or food.

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Divides over food science tied to personal concerns about eating, health

Divides over food science tied to personal concerns about eating, health

The American food landscape has seen major changes over the past 20 years. Genetically modified crops now account for a significant share of the food supply and, at the same time, the public’s growing appetite for organic foods has helped them find a place in mainstream supermarkets. Meanwhile, an array of new food processing techniques have been introduced to make goods more marketable.

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Job Posting – Quality Assurance Manager, Midwest

Our client is one of the country’s largest and most well-known producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food and pet products for the U.S. retail market. The Company also produces and distributes private label food and pet products.

They currently have a new opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager at their plant located in the Midwest. This position is responsible for the supervision and development of salaried direct reports and all Quality Assurance laboratory and Food Safety personnel.

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Job Posting – Project Manager, Northeast

With over 50 years of experience in the food equipment industry, our client is recognized worldwide for its high-quality equipment and outstanding service. They have enjoyed steady growth over recent years because they take tremendous pride in supplying their customers with the best possible solutions to their needs. They currently have an opening at their Headquarters in the Northeast for a Project Manager in their Engineering group.

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Job Posting – Plant manager, Northeast

Our client is a family-owned dairy company with more than 160 years of service. Their name has been synonymous with fresh, quality dairy products that taste great. They have grown into one of the country’s largest branded dairy operators with approximately 3,000 employees and 13 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. They have a new opportunity for a Plant Manager at their location in the Northeast.

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Job Posting – Sensory Scientist, Midwest

Our client is a top US food producer of name-brand packaged and frozen foods. They are also one of the country’s largest food service and food manufacturing suppliers, offering convenience foods and ingredients. They currently have a new opportunity for a Sensory Scientist at their facility located in the Midwest.

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New research finds avocado extract can prevent Listeria in food

Consumer demand for food products formulated without synthetic additives has increased. However, food still has to be safe for consumers to eat, so food scientists are looking for ways to replace synthetic additives. Since some additives are needed for food safety reasons, food product developers are faced with the challenge of developing more “natural” additives that can produce comparable results.

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