Fire at Tyson Plant and Other Food Industry News

Will Kreznick

Crews were sent to the Tyson Foods plant in Robards, KY last week after a fire broke out in a cooker in the facility. A local fire official told an NBC News affiliate that the facility did not have any structural damage and no injuries were logged during the incident.

Tyson’s plant in Robards processes poultry into a variety of chilled and frozen raw chicken products, as well as inedible hearts and livers for use in pet food manufacturing, according to information on the firm’s website.

The protein firm recently revealed plans for a new $425M poultry complex in Humboldt,

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Researchers say chemical used in food, beverage containers could ‘seriously damage’ brains

Will Kreznick

Researchers from the University of Bayreauth in Germany found evidence that common chemicals used in food and beverage storage could possibly cause nerve damage in the brain. 

Researchers analyzed BPA, or bisphenol A, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and resins, which are often used in containers that store food and beverages.

Specifically, most metal food and beverage cans have a thin interior coating that contains BPA. This coating protects

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Tunnel and Batch Pasteurization versus adding Artificial Preservatives to Food and Beverages.

Will Kreznick

Milwaukee, WI – April 16, 2021 – According to the International Food Information Council, in 2020 nearly half of consumers look at the ingredients label when making buying decisions, and 25% try to avoid certain ingredients, including artificial food preservatives. These numbers indicate the growing “clean label movement”, which is the biggest trend of the decade in packaged foods. 

As consumers’ decisions change based on their food’s perceived healthiness, the clean label trend drives the food industry to examine production processes and ingredients. As mentioned in the Harvard Business Review, even the big, mainstream food companies are moving towards

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Demand for Sustainable Tinplate Packaging On the Rise Within Food & Beverage Industry: Fact.MR

Will Kreznick

Increasing use of cans for packaging in food & beverage industry is enabling tinplate packaging sales

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 16, 2021 / Award winning market research company Fact.MR’s report on global tinplate packaging market presents a moderate growth outlook through 2021 and beyond. Replacing conventional packaging with sustainable solutions will fuel demand for tinplate packaging during the forecast period, evaluates Fact.MR.

According to the study, the market is projected to grow at 4.2% in 2021. Tinplate packaging manufacturers are diverting their focus from usage of Bisphenol A (BPA) and has increased the usage of recyclable products.

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State Secretary Zajc: Serving of food and beverages permitted in eight regions as of 19 April

Will Kreznick

A total of 4,278 PCR tests and 24,242 rapid antigen tests were carried out yesterday. The PCR tests confirmed 891 new cases (as many as 1,527 a week ago). The 7-day incidence rate of new cases amounts to 931 according to the data published by the National Institute of Public Health today and is significantly lower than what was reported yesterday. Everything points to the success of the lockdown implemented last week.

The 7- and 14-day incidence rates remain high. On the diagram displaying the 14-day incidence rate by statistical regions, the highest incidence rates are attributed to the Primorsko-notranjska

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