Mandatory GMO Labeling: Pros and Cons

Genetically modified (GMO) – or bioengineered (BE) – food labeling remains a hotly debated topic. Admittedly, the facts can be confusing.

Ride the Organic and Functional Food Growth Wave

The pandemic has produced a tale of two consumers: those who turned to alcohol and junk food and the 75% of consumers who sought out healthier options.

Behind the Scenes as a Food Safety Auditor

TraceGains has proudly partnered with Nancy Scharlach, President and Chief Technical Director for FSMA International for over five years. Nancy is a Lead Instructor for FSMA Rule Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and FSPCA Preventive...

Get More Value from Your ERP with a Networked Approach

According to an Allied Market Research report, the global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software market will reach $78.4 billion by 2026. Factors fueling this growth are demand for operational efficiency and transparency and desire for...

Tips on Quality and Diversity from the World’s Largest Baking Company

Former Vice President of Operations for Grupo Bimbo Alejandro Cebado spoke with SmartBrief about his previous role at the company and his advice for young quality professionals.

Health Claims Substantiation for Risk-Free Innovation

Dietary supplements and natural food manufacturers are well aware of how much work goes into product labels – and how much trouble awaits them if they get it wrong. But what many companies don’t fully grasp is how regulators view – and react to –...

TraceGains, New Hope Network Spark Change for the Supplements Industry

To say the pandemic disrupted trade shows is an understatement. With conferences canceled or moved online, dietary supplements companies have had fewer opportunities to get products in front of buyers. Since most industry experts don’t expect a...

Why COVID-19 Hurt the Produce Industry and How It Can Bounce Back

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the produce industry forever. With public life changing around the country, Americans spend more time at home and less time at concerts, restaurants, and parties. This isolation has upended the way we consume...

Consumers Still Confused about Allergen Labels

At least a quarter of Americans actively avoid products with allergens when they go shopping. That adds up to 85 million underserved consumers who get stressed out looking for food and beverages for themselves or loved ones, according to research...

Food, Beverage, and Supplements 2021 Innovation Trends

From supply chain transparency to all things plant-based, we've compiled a list of food, beverage, and dietary supplement trends shaping product innovation in 2021.