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United says it’s committed to food safety; wants safety exec’s case tossed

By Dan Flynn on November 7, 2018 United Airlines Inc. has managed to get a troublesome lawsuit moved from state to federal court where on Nov. 19 it will argue that the judge should dismiss the case before goes any further. The civil action was brought against United by Marcia Lee, who was from March 3 to Sept. […]

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EU agency looks at official and industry controls in Belgium

By News Desk on November 7, 2018 The third in a series of four reports on synergies of official controls with food business operators’ internal protocols has been published. It covers a fact finding mission to Belgium in Sept. 2017. Reports on Germany and the United Kingdom have already been released by the Directorate-General for Health and Food […]

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First Amazon Go locations demonstrate concept’s strong appeal

Cashierless stores unlikely to be direct competitor to supermarkets.   In the early going, Inc.’s cashierless Amazon Go store concept has proved highly productive but not likely a head-on competitor to grocery stores. Strategic advisory firm Brick Meets Click estimated sales per square foot of the first Amazon Go, opened to the public in […]

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Walmart opens test shop for new technologies

Walmart’s warehouse club, Sam’s Club is preparing to open the doors at a new Dallas area store that will serve as a testbed for the latest in retail technology. Specifically, the retailer will test out new concepts like mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system for inventory management, electronic shelf labels, wayfinding technology for in-store […]

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Unsafe food in LMICs costs $110 billion a year – World Bank

The impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies about $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year, according to the World Bank. The study, supported by the United States Food and Drug Administration, found some costs could be avoided through practical and often low-cost behavior and infrastructure changes at points along […]

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