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Radio Bulk Pasteurization

March 27, 2014 10:11 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Company's new Macrowave™ Pasteurization Systems are ideal for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product.

Sight-Glass Light

March 27, 2014 9:34 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

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 Food and Drug Administration has the power to invoke mandatory recalls, as granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act, the speed and accuracy of your recall process has never been more important. The federal watchdog’s new teeth can be expe

How To Prepare For Mandatory Food Recalls

March 26, 2014 1:00 am | by Heather Angus-Lee | Articles | Comments

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.

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Arkansas Real Estate Booms After Plant News

March 21, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                              

Q&A: The FDA And Mandatory Recalls

March 19, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

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.

Multiple Violations For Listeria-Linked Plant

March 14, 2014 10:47 am | by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press | News | Comments

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 growing demand comes greater awareness of food safety concerns, as well as accurate food labeling compliance. As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to sour

Navigating Import & Export Safety Regulations

March 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Leah A. Brndjar, Goldberg Segalla | Articles | Comments

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. 

New $165M Poultry Plant For AR

March 10, 2014 11:18 am | by CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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2 Convicted Of Selling DuPont Trade Secret

March 6, 2014 3:14 pm | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The two men were convicted in San Francisco of stealing Delaware-based DuPont Co.'s method for making titanium dioxide, a chemical that fetches $17 billion a year in sales worldwide.                     

Wastewater plants, paper mills and food processors could take up to two decades to comply with Wisconsin's phosphorus discharge limits under a bill approved Thursday in the state Assembly.

WI Approves Delaying Phosphorus Rules

February 21, 2014 10:29 am | by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wastewater plants, paper mills and food processors could take up to two decades to comply with Wisconsin's phosphorus discharge limits under a bill approved Thursday in the state Assembly.                       

School Lunch Meat Producer Shut Down

February 19, 2014 11:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.                           

An ammonia leak and fire have shut down a beef processing plant in eastern Nebraska, but no employees were injured.

Fire, Ammonia Leak Shut Down Cargill Plant

February 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An ammonia leak and fire have shut down a beef processing plant in eastern Nebraska, but no employees were injured.                   

Bosch will conduct live presentations of its high-speed bar packaging system at Interpack.

High Speed Bar Packaging System

February 7, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch will conduct live presentations of its high-speed bar packaging system at Interpack.

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Hygienic Clamping Assembly

February 7, 2014 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

This IP69K rated hygienic clamping assembly helps protect food processing, medical and other types of equipment from bacteria buildup.

Subway says it's in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The announcement comes after a popular food blogger launched a petition this week asking the sandwich chain to stop using the ingred

Subway Removing Chemical From Bread

February 6, 2014 10:48 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Subway says it's in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The announcement comes after a popular food blogger launched a petition this week asking the sandwich chain to stop using the ingredient, called azodicarbonamide.

Several thousand people have marched from a Coca-Cola bottling plant in a southwestern suburb to downtown Madrid to protest the company's plan to close four plants in Spain and lay off workers.

Coca-Cola Plant Closing Sparks Protest

February 3, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Several thousand people have marched from a Coca-Cola bottling plant in a southwestern suburb to downtown Madrid to protest the company's plan to close four plants in Spain and lay off workers.

A Los Angeles suburb is spicing up its lawsuit against a hot-sauce manufacturer it claims polluted the air with pungent smells.

Suit Against Sriracha Heats Up

February 3, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Stephen Onstot, an attorney representing Irwindale, tells City News Service that the small industrial city east of Los Angeles will add a breach-of-contract claim to its existing nuisance suit against the Sriracha plant. 

Fight Spoilage With Better Packaging & Process Technology

February 3, 2014 2:42 am | by interpack | Articles | Comments

Innovative packages are the key in the fight against food loss and wastage. More effective barrier layers, germicidal films and freshness indicators are intended to help products to keep for longer and stop consumers’ throwaway mentality. However, despite all these improvements, companies have to keep a constant eye on process efficiency and on costs.

The Right Tools For The Job: Implementing FEL

January 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Jens M. Ebert, PE, PMP; SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Last week an industry expert examined Front-End-Loading - the project management process that involves developing sufficient project definition so that owners can make investment decisions, minimize risk and maximize the potential for success, and broke down the first implementation steps. This week moves on to a discussion of the next two phases of the FEL process and breaks down the cost-benefit analysis for the process.  

Fatal Accident Shuts Down Beet Processing Plant

January 15, 2014 10:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Western Sugar Cooperative has shut down its sugar beet processing plant in Lovell, WY while federal and state regulators inspect the facility following a fatal accident.

X-Ray Inspection System

January 15, 2014 9:52 am | Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

The new Mettler-Toledo Safeline PipeChek X-ray inspection system was designed specifically to meet the high-speed inspection needs of processors of liquid, slurry and solid products. 

Sriracha-Based Lessons For Manufacturers

December 23, 2013 12:43 pm | by Mitch Carrel, Partner, Real Estate Practice Group and Food Industry Team, Freeborn & Peters | Articles | Comments

The battle between Sriracha-maker Huy Fong Foods and the city of Irwindale, Calif., has fired up in recent weeks, highlighting the importance of food companies maintaining a positive relationship with their surrounding community. Read on for an expert's views on what considerations manufacturers should make when choosing a new plant site and how a facility’s location plays an important role in its ability to do business.

Chemical Analysis With Monolithic Columns

December 23, 2013 12:19 pm | by Dr. Egidijus Machtejevas, Product Management Analytical Chromatography and Dr. Stephan Altmaier, Research and Development Analytical Chromatography, Merck Millipore | Articles | Comments

Measures for ensuring food safety and the provision of wholesome food require reliable data obtained by chemical analysis. Reliable analytical results are also essential to facilitate international food trade. In an attempt to provide a safer food supply, the FDA recently unveiled new, more stringent rules on imported foods.

Tyson Slapped With OSHA Fine

December 18, 2013 5:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal workplace safety agency has recommended that Tyson Foods pay a $147,000 fine because of several serious workplace violations, including one that led to a worker's hand being severed at the company's Hutchinson plant.                                     

Look Inside A Candy-Cane Factory

December 16, 2013 4:47 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Check out how Hammond's Candies makes candy-canes, marshmallows and caramels all by hand.                                                                          

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