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