The U.S. Labor Department has approved a union petition for extended unemployment and other benefits for workers of a shuttered West Texas meatpacking plant.
Unilever plant in Bramalea, Ont., that manufactures dry mixes for soups, sauces and other foods will close and its production capability shipped to the United States, the company announced yesterday.
Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from all its drinks that contain it, not just Powerade.
A controversial ingredient is being removed from some Powerade sports drinks after the chemical was also taken out of rival Gatorade last year.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.
Weiler offers a full range of vacuum and non-vacuum mixers to ensure the mixing versatility processors must have to handle any protein application, including beef, pork, mutton, poultry, veal, seafood and more.
BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting, Sen. John Hoeven said Monday.
The Irwindale City Council's action gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.
The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process of chemicals used as food additives is “woefully inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk,” according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.
EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.
Gering officials are looking forward to the demolition of an idle meatpacking plant in the Nebraska Panhandle city.
A poultry processing company announced that it plans to lay off more than 500 workers at a southeast Alabama plant.
For food processors, pest control is a complex challenge. Though processors have successfully removed most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kinds. A variety of EPA-approved pesticides are available for use in processing facilities, but a better, long-term solution is to prevent infestation in the first place.
The bill, which won final approval with a 39-2 vote, would allow the University of Nebraska and the state Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp.
Officials with candy maker Mars Inc. say they expect a new plant in Kansas to be producing millions of chocolates to satisfy America's collective sweet tooth for a half-century.
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Incorporated has announced a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path 2014-2015 Scholarship Program.
Radio Frequency Company's new Macrowave™ Pasteurization Systems are ideal for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product.
L.J. Star Inc. introduces the LumiStar3000™, a 60mm LED sight-glass light, is capable of outputting 3000 lumens at full brightness and produces four times the light output of a standard 100W halogen luminaire with less energy and heat.
Now that the FDA has the power to invoke mandatory recalls, under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the speed and accuracy of the recall process has never been more important. The federal watchdog’s new teeth can be expected to leave their mark on more food companies, halting the distribution of suspect products — and that could affect your own supply chain.
Real estate agents in northeast Arkansas say they're seeing more business after last week's announcement that a $165 million poultry operation is headed to the area.
With more news about food and beverage recalls, there’s a growing concern that the industry won’t be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls for food distributors. In order to get some more details on the rules and how companies are going to deal with the changes, we got in touch with Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI.
State and federal inspectors have found multiple problems since 2000 at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted because of a deadly food-borne bacteria outbreak, but they found no evidence of listeria contamination at Roos Foods in Kenton until a few weeks ago.
Food products have become increasingly globalized commodities, but along with greater demand comes the necessity for greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to source both locally and globally, they must be proactive in navigating the complex laws of different goverments in order to minimize potential risks.
Alabama-based Peco Foods announced plans Monday for a new poultry plant, hatchery and feed mill in northeast Arkansas, a $165 million operation expected to create 1,000 jobs in two rural counties.