As federal agencies keep an eye on consumer health, food and beverage manufacturers are working independently to make their products healthier, often well ahead of regulatory mandates. The FDA recently announced that it will require the food industry to phase out the use of trans fats.
A roof collapse probably caused by a blizzard has killed nine people at a food processing factory in northeast China, state media and an official said Tuesday.
Parker Hannifin Corporation has introduced a new low-cost inline solenoid valve, the Viking Lite Valve Series.
Provisur Technologies Weiler introduces a line of heavy-duty grinders for meat grinding applications.
A food-processing company has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana where it plans to eventually have 400 workers.
Parker Hannifin Corporation is now offering wireless vibration sensors for paper and metal manufacturing, power plants, waste treatment plants, pumping stations, food and beverage packing facilities and many other industries that rely upon motor-driven equipment.
Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group announces its new custom dial face design and manufacturing service.
Metallized Carbon Corporation announces the availability of custom vanes, rotors and end plates for use in rotary vane pumps pumping both liquids and gases.
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When President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Bush predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure." But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits.
The 2200 Series SmartFlex, from Dorner, is a flexible modular chain conveyor that can be configured to wrap around machinery and equipment in the packaging, food, medical and assembly industries.
The third quarter marks highest number of reported incidents and injuries associated with the use of recalled children’s and infant products in the past five quarters. Food, medical device and pharmaceutical recalls are also up since last quarter.
A fire at a factory billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes has created distress nationwide for those who can't seem to find the Jewish treats anywhere. The factory promises an end to the knish crunch by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah.
The compact, multiport double weir design of the Robolux multiport diaphragm valve provides for multiple flow paths while reducing contact surfaces and hold up volume.
Designed for the requirements of the food, packaging, chemical, pharmaceutical and plastics and rubber industries, Eriez VMC Series Electromagnetic Conveyors use a two-mass vibrating system powered by electromagnetic drives.
A northwest Missouri horse slaughter plant is preparing to open for business today as a legal battle that stretches across the country continues to unfold. A federal judge in New Mexico last week cleared the way for equine slaughterhouses to resume operating in the U.S., dismissing a lawsuit by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection groups against the federal Department of Agriculture over planned plants.
The EPLC2-HB-150LED-RT explosion proof high bay led light fixture offers an alternative to fluorescent or metal halide lighting systems for petrochemical processing facilities, water treatment plants, warehouses and manufacturing lines.
Tectorius is pleased to present Vibra-Stop thread locker, sealant and anti-vibration compound in an aerosol spray.
Parker Hannifin Corporation has developed a series of push-button thermoplastic couplings that speed throughput and productivity in a wide range of industries and applications.
Volkmann offers a conveying system optimizing material flow from the supply side to the downstream packaging operation.
Lee Industries now supplies a full range of sanitary jacketed ball valves to meet specific needs in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kansas plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada. That inspection found Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat salad.
While the leak was small and quickly dissipated, the shipper will not resume loading operations until the leaking pipeline has been repaired. The section where the leak occurred was not underwater but is encased in cement. It was discovered by the company's 24-hour monitoring team.
The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court asking a judge to stop production at the Huy Fong Foods factory, claiming the chili odor emanating from the plant is a public nuisance.
A mere 15 years ago, shoppers looking for broth at the grocery store had limited choices, mostly in cans. But thanks to innovations in packaging — and some clever marketing to home cooks — the category has shifted and grown. Recent research from Symphony IRI shows shoppers are much more likely to bring home recloseable aseptic cartons sporting a wide range of broths and stocks and now tomato sauce is now poised for a similar shift.