Food Manufacturing

ABA SmartBrief

News for the non-alcoholic beverage industry

ABA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Beverage Association

Social media helps small food players sell farther afield

8/27/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

Not that long ago, small food companies' marketing would largely be limited to local arenas. Social media has changed that -- today, companies such as Fair Trade-certified hot chocolate and baking mix… Read More

GMA SmartBrief

News for the food, beverage and CPG industry

GMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Grocery Manufacturers Association

GMA initiative will give FDA access to ingredient safety info

8/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Politico

GMA announced Wednesday that it will give its members and the FDA access to a database of safety information for chemicals commonly used in a wide variety of foods. The move will "strengthen the food … Read More

IDFA SmartBrief

News about the dairy processing industry

IDFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Dairy Foods Association

Canola meal boosts dairy cow yields, milk protein, research shows

8/27/2014

  • FeedNavigator

Researchers have found that substituting soya protein meal with canola meal in the diets of dairy cows results in "0.75kg more milk and 29g more milk protein per cow per day," said Brittany Dyck, Cano… Read More

NCA SmartBrief

News and trends in the confectionery industry

NCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Confectioners Association

Orkla acquires Latvian chocolate brand Laima

8/27/2014

  • ConfectioneryNews.com (France)

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks has purchased all shares of the Latvian firm NP Foods Group in a deal that includes the company's Laima chocolate brand, which holds a 30% share of the country's $102.6 mi… Read More

GPI SmartBrief

Glass packaging news

GPI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Glass Packaging Institute

Recycling partnership lets Alabama city pulverize its own glass

8/26/2014

  • Tuscaloosa News (Ala.), The

Tuscaloosa, Ala., residents will be able to keep their glass out of landfills starting next year thanks to a new West Alabama Recycling Partnership that has secured a grant for a glass pulverizer and … Read More