Monthly Archives: May 2018

Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh

Food scientists at the University of California, Davis, designed a study to compare the nutritional value of fresh and frozen produce. They measured the nutrients in samples of eight different kinds of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables — including carrots, broccoli, spinach, peas and berries. “We were quite surprised to find there were no […]

MWFPA Awards $17,000 In Scholarships

The MWFPA Human Resources Committee has selected 17 applicants to each receive $1,000 in MWFPA Scholarships.  The recipients and the companies with which a parent or guardian are employed, as well as their home city, are as follows: Bailey Adams Seneca Foods, Plover, WI Faith Buhrandt Seneca Foods, Suring, WI Chase Christopherson Brakebush Brothers, Alden, […]

MWFPA Finds WI Ranked Third In Nation For Food Manufacturing

After shipping $43 billion in food in 2016, Wisconsin is ranked third behind California and Illinois as the United States’ top food manufacturers.  For Wisconsin, food manufacturing is the top manufacturing industry in the state, employing 65,000 people in 2016.  MWFPA used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual survey of manufacturers in arriving at […]

FDA Extends Compliance Dates For Updated Nutrition Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for its changes to food nutrition labels. The extension applies to rules on (i) providing updated nutrition labeling on food; (ii) defining a single-serving container; (iii) requiring dual-column labeling for certain containers; (iv) updating, modifying and establishing certain reference amounts customarily consumed; and […]

USDA Releases Proposed GMO Labeling Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released a proposed rule, officially entitled “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard,” that would require food manufacturers and other entities that label foods for retail sale to disclose information about food containing bioengineered (BE) ingredients on labels – either on packaging or through a digital link, […]