ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia.
Officials in the Peoria area say they're trying to attract an Asian carp processing plant to central Illinois.
Archer Daniels Midland already makes sweeteners, fibers, emulsifiers and an array of other ingredients used in packaged foods and drinks. Now it's getting in the business of natural flavors.
ConAgra Foods Inc. has completed a $200 million expansion of its Lamb Weston frozen potato plant in Boardman, Oregon.
Monsanto said its earnings fell more than 5 percent in the third fiscal quarter on lower sales of biotech seeds, but its performance still topped Wall Street estimates and the company raised its 2014 outlook. It also announced plans to repurchase $10 billion in shares.
Installed in 2010, two majestic, wind turbines now are a distinct part of the Bacardi landscape – and the environmental consciousness – at the world's largest premium rum distillery in Catano, Puerto Rico, just outside San Juan.
A former industrial bakery in Biddeford, Maine is for sale for $8.45 million. Flower Foods acquired the bakery last year and is selling the plant and eight other bakeries and 21 depots across the country.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit against Tyson Foods Inc. seeking civil penalties and compensation for state costs and natural resource damages for a large fish kill in southwestern Missouri.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. announces progress in development of a SDC-based antimicrobial for direct food contact. The company is testing formulations to be used as a rinse or processing aid on produce, poultry and meats.
Sales of a treated ground beef product that critics derisively dubbed "pink slime" have rebounded, according to two of its manufacturers.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has no record of ever inspecting Western Sugar Cooperative's beet-processing plant in Lovell before a woman died there in an industrial accident this year.
Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war for Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs, with a $63 per share offer.
The Burley City Council in south-central Idaho has approved sending a letter to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality detailing its concerns about foul emissions from a vegetable-dehydration plant.
A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.
Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its south-central Idaho plant. Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness says the plant has hit its production target and is making shift changes Tuesday and Wednesday. Instead of two 12-hour shifts seven days a week, production workers will operate three eight-hour shifts five days a week.
Operating executives looking to produce a wider variety and higher volume of products may think it’s time to expand the plant or invest in new equipment. But in many cases, they can improve their current output from their existing machinery. Learn how faster setup times and improved equipment performance can translate into increased capacity, more flexibility, reduced lead time and costs, and better quality and speed.
Panera says it will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from its food by 2016, a reflection of the growing distaste people are showing for such ingredients.
To meet customer demand for products with a lower environmental footprint, IPL has designed its new clear polypropylene (PP) Film Seal Square Line and Tamper Evident Square Line containers with multiple sustainability advantages.
State officials are investigating to determine if a massive fish kill and a bad odor that hung over a southwest Missouri town was caused by a chemical from a Tyson Foods plant that disrupted a wastewater treatment plant and fouled a stream.
The heat may finally be subsiding in the confrontation between the chili-sauce maker and the Los Angeles suburb that called the plant a public nuisance.
The company is moving ahead quickly with plans for the former Troyer Farms plant in Waterford Township. Walls are going up, millions of dollars' worth of equipment stands ready to be installed, and a job fair has been scheduled for Wednesday at Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Summit Township.
Unilever PLC says it has agreed to sell ownership of its Ragu and Bertolli brand sauces in North America to Japan's Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion.
Maag Industrial Pumps is pleased to announce that its EnviroGear® Seal-less Internal Gear Pumps for sweetener transfer applications within the ice cream industry.
A persistent problem in the food industry is the contamination with foreign material from ingredients, processing equipment and the environment. To establish the correct preventive measures and develop a successful program that withstands FDA scrutiny, food quality employees need specialized materials analysis training that enables them to characterize and identify raw material, processing contaminants and their sources.
The evolving regulatory environment presents many challenges to food and beverage manufacturers. And today’s consumers are more vocal than ever, driving the regulation of certain substances that come into contact with foods and beverages during production. Perception is often the new reality and product manufacturers must proactively address any chemicals of concern to ensure brand integrity and consumer loyalty.