Cafeteria administrators at the University of Montana removed the nutritional food labels from the school’s main dining hall because, according to officials, they were causing too much congestion in the serving lines. In other words, the students were taking too much time reading the labels.
The fact that reading food labels was causing congestion tells us that consumers do indeed take the time to read nutrition labels, which is important for the food and beverage industries.
Capitol Wright Distributing utilizes approach following merger
July 14, 2017
Entrusting a project to an architect-led, proven process limits the time and effort required of the client. It allows owners to focus on their core activities and to be assured that the project is being handled in the most professional way possible while reducing risk and exposure.
Employers have an obligation to do whatever is possible to safeguard the health and safety of their workers. To enhance performance while maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, employers must strive to reduce work related injuries and illnesses by creating a structure and framework for identifying potential risks and then problem solving.
Temperature and humidity conditions have profound effects on beverages such as beer, bourbon and wine; yet, maintaining ideal conditions in large production facilities, distribution centers and cellars can be costly. Craft breweries face particularly unique challenges, as they often occupy non-traditional spaces with outdated doors and windows, and little insulation.
In today’s competitive food and beverage market, many companies are looking to reduce costs. One way to do this is to reduce the cost of packaging used in their production facilities. Even small savings on container costs can result in large overall savings because of the quantity of units processed. To accomplish this per-unit savings, containers are made more light weight by removing material.
As the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages, Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), Raleigh, N.C., recognizes the importance of speed and efficiency for its operations.
Beverage packaging, packaging material essential considerations
January 16, 2017
Establishing an efficient labeling system can streamline operations, lower costs and lead to a more consistent product. When chosen correctly, a versatile label applicator will lead to a healthier bottom line.
Taste and texture important attributes during calorie reduction
December 16, 2016
The industry has recognized that consumers’ food and beverage consumption habits have changed during the past two decades. Trends are showing that consumers want more information about products to help them make informed choices that also fit their health goals. Today, the industry actively is considering the implications of the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring updates to the Nutrition Facts label by July 26, 2018. Now, more than ever, it’s important that manufacturers and ingredient suppliers work together to create healthier and tastier options for consumers.
Our May cover story takes a look into the newest beverage revolution: cannabis-infused beverages. Learn about the different types of cannabis beverage-makers are looking into and the science behind it. Also included in this issue is a closer look into Riff Cold Brewed, as well as a deeper dive into the tequila category. And as usual, we rounded up the latest new products and packaging designs recently released.
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