Trends in Retort Processing: Goodbye Canned Food, Hello “Retort Pouches”

For hundreds of years retort processing (i.e., “canning”) has made it possible to prepare spaghetti sauce in minutes—instead of hours—eat tuna regardless of how many thousands of miles you live from an ocean, and have veggies year-round. In terms of the production workflow and equipment, food and beverage retort processing has changed very little since … Continue reading “Trends in Retort Processing: Goodbye Canned Food, Hello “Retort Pouches””

Food Poisoning Can Lead to Criminal Charges

Companies are always looking for ways to save money, but there are no shortcuts in the food manufacturing industry. While the FDA has been stepping up efforts to curb food safety abuses by overseas manufacturers, the real game-changer has been the FBI: Farmers Eric and Ryan Jensen were sentenced in federal court for shipping listeria-contaminated … Continue reading “Food Poisoning Can Lead to Criminal Charges”