When it comes to health and wellness, there is no shortage of data and literature for beverage-makers to consider when formulating new products. However, wellness is not reserved only for packaged products in the beverage market.
“Popcorn lung” is a term one doesn’t readily forget. It is the euphemism often used for the medical condition bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare, irreversible obstructive lung disease that can necessitate a lung transplant. For the snack industry, manufacturers producing microwave popcorn and the companies supplying diacetyl to those manufacturers, it has become a serious concern during the past decade.
Beverage route drivers endure one of the most physically demanding jobs in the delivery industry, according to Carl Boettcher, chief executive officer and founder of HTS Systems Lock N Roll LLC, Scranton, Pa.