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Idaho Milk Plant Hit With Fines

May 13, 2014 11:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A south-central Idaho milk processing company has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine for dumping wastewater with acidity levels high enough to damage Jerome's wastewater treatment plant.                    

Stainless Steel Levers

May 12, 2014 10:14 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing GN 300.5 Threaded Stud Type All-Stainless Steel Adjustable Levers, in inch and metric sizes for applications in the food processing and chemical industries.

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

Cargill Workers Win More Benefits

May 9, 2014 11:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                               

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Unilever Closes Ontario Plant

May 9, 2014 11:33 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

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.                                     

Coke Drops Brominated Veg. Oil Entirely

May 5, 2014 2:40 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from all its drinks that contain it, not just Powerade.                                         

Powerade Drops Controversial Chemical

May 5, 2014 10:31 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A controversial ingredient is being removed from some Powerade sports drinks after the chemical was also taken out of rival Gatorade last year.                                     

2 Week Cool-Down For Sriracha

April 24, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                          

GMO Crop Controversy Heats Up In Hawaii

April 21, 2014 12:35 pm | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Meat Mixers

April 16, 2014 12:42 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

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 Promises More Fertilizer Trains

April 15, 2014 10:20 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting, Sen. John Hoeven said Monday.                                      

CA City Declares Sriracha Maker A Nuisance

April 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

NRDC: GRAS Process May Allow Dangerous Chemicals into Food

April 10, 2014 10:26 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

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 Seeks Food Safety Experts

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | News | Comments

EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.                                                  

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Nebraska Meatpacking Plant Awaits Demolition

April 7, 2014 9:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Gering officials are looking forward to the demolition of an idle meatpacking plant in the Nebraska Panhandle city.                                          

Alabama Poultry Plant Announces Layoffs

April 3, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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 been credited with successfully removing most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kind

Integrated Pest Management Offers A Better Mousetrap

April 2, 2014 1:00 am | by Timothy Larson, RS, ACE, QA Manager, Rentokil | Articles | Comments

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.

Industrial Hemp Bill Passes In Nebraska

March 27, 2014 3:01 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                         

Candy Plant Built To Last

March 27, 2014 2:57 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

New Scholarship For Students Of Manufacturing

March 27, 2014 1:20 pm | News | Comments

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 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.

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.

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