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User-Friendly Metal Detector

October 1, 2013 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Xtreme Metal Detector from Eriez, made for industry applications including chemical, food processing, packaging, textiles, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubber, has been re-designed with a user-friendly interface.

HydroPneumatic Pressure Vessel

October 1, 2013 10:22 am | Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

Ross Engineering introduces their horizontal hydropneumatic vessel, designed, fabricated and stamped for 150 psig internal pressure and suitable for potable water storage. 

Washdown Shaft Collars

September 30, 2013 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Washdown shaft collars from Ruland help protect hygienic equipment used in food processing, packaging and medical industries.

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Customized Flexible Chain Conveyor

September 30, 2013 10:33 am | Dorner Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dorner’s newest flexible chain conveyor platform, the 2200 SmartFlex™, is now a standard product offering that can be ordered to exact customer specifications and is suitable for the medical, food, life sciences, industrial automation and packaging industries.

EPA, Hawaii Initiate Joint Probe Into Molasses Spill

September 26, 2013 12:29 pm | by Audrey McAvoy, AP | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health said Wednesday they will jointly investigate a spill of 1,400 tons of molasses in Honolulu Harbor. Investigators will study whether there were any violations of the Clean Water Act.

Dept of Defense Diagnostic Lab Implements New Safety Testing

September 25, 2013 12:18 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Roka Bioscience announced today the adoption of the Atlas System at the Department of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio for high-volume sample testing for Listeria and Salmonella in foods that are provided to all U.S. armed forces around the world.

High-Capacity Rotary Valve

September 24, 2013 5:35 pm | Acs Valves | Product Releases | Comments

The new SD Series of rotary valves from ACS Valves is designed to provide increased bulk material throughput efficiency in feeding and metering applications.

Auto-Sensing Tray Wrapper

September 23, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ishida’s WM-4000 wrapper weighs, wraps and labels.

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Magnetic Separators for Food, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Applications

September 23, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eriez announces the addition of an array of Ferrous Traps to the ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators.

Organic Farmer Concerned About 'Fracking'

September 20, 2013 9:12 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Stephen Cleghorn owner, of a 50 acre certified organic farm and goat dairy in Reynoldsville, PA, is concerned about hydraulic fracturing gas drilling activity nearby and how it might affect his animals and the farm he and his wife started in 2005.

Judge Allows SD Beef Plant to Hire Banking Firm

September 17, 2013 11:48 am | News | Comments

Judge Charles Nail on Monday announced he is allowing Northern Beef Packers' idled South Dakota beef packing plant to employ Lincoln International, an investment banking firm, to pursue a "stalking horse" bid for the bankrupt business.

Shipper Will Pay for Hawaii Molasses Spill Cleanup

September 17, 2013 11:37 am | by OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief executive of, Matson Navigation Co., the transit company responsible for spilling 1,400 tons of molasses in Hawaii waters says the company will fully pay for cleanup and other costs without passing them on to taxpayers or customers.

Brainstorm: Filtration (Part III)

September 17, 2013 9:53 am | by Michael Guelker, Product Manager of Actuators, Air Supply and Accessories, Festo Corporation | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. This month, they ask: What safety factors should food manufacturers consider when implementing filtration systems in their facilities?

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U.S. Judge Upholds EPA's Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan

September 16, 2013 10:42 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge rejected a bid by farm industry groups to block federal and state pollution limits designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, construction along waterways and agricultural runoff.

Morrell Meat Processing Plant Pollution Controls to Be Evaluated

September 16, 2013 10:38 am | News | Comments

State officials are optimistic that an inspection later this month will show that upgrades and conservation measures are helping fix water quality issues at the John Morrell & Co. meat processing plant in Sioux Falls. The plant has spent $10 million on upgrades after being cited for numerous wastewater violations.

Brainstorm: Filtration (Part II)

September 16, 2013 9:32 am | by John Dauber, Vice President of Sales for U.S.A. & Canada, Camfil APC | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. This month, they ask: What safety factors should food manufacturers consider when implementing filtration systems in their facilities?

Tyson Workers Evacuated After Fire

September 13, 2013 9:56 am | by WVEC | Videos | Comments

A fire at a Tyson poultry processing facility in Hannover County, Va., forced workers to evacuate early Thursday morning. This video footage shows workers leaving the plant as emergency services work to contain the blaze. The cause of the fire at the plant, just outside Richmond, has yet to be determined.

Brainstorm: Filtration (Part I)

September 13, 2013 9:40 am | by Greg Marciniak, Atlas Copco Compressors | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. This month, they ask: What safety factors should food manufacturers consider when implementing filtration systems in their facilities?

Hawaii Molasses Spill Killing Thousands of Fish

September 12, 2013 11:38 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of fish are expected to die in Honolulu waters after a leaky pipe caused 1,400 tons of molasses to ooze into the harbor and kill marine life, state officials said. Hundreds of fish have been collected so far, the state Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday.

Brainstorm: Filtration (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

September 12, 2013 11:04 am | by Jessica Exley, Compressed Air & Process Filtration Product Manager, Donaldson | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. This month, they ask: What safety factors should food manufacturers consider when implementing filtration systems in their facilities?

SKorea Bans Fish from NE Japan on Radiation Fears

September 6, 2013 9:59 am | by EUN-YOUNG JEONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea announced Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan's northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

Chobani Recalls Greek Yogurt Cups

September 5, 2013 12:21 pm | by Candice Choi, AP | News | Comments

Chobani says it's recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers. The recall comes about a week after the company first started asking retailers to pull the products from shelves, saying some cups were "swelling and bloating."

Advisory Issued For Soybean Rot

September 3, 2013 12:50 pm | News | Comments

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln plant expert is urging soybean growers to stay vigilant for stem and root rots, including white mold. The plant pathologist feels the rots continue to be a problem in Nebraska soybean fields, including mold in several fields in the northern part of the state.

North Dakota Pasta Plant Re-Opens

September 3, 2013 12:42 pm | News | Comments

The plant, which closed last year, is now owned by Cando Pasta LLC, a partnership of local businessmen Jim and Bruce Gibbens and two other investors. The plant's re-opening is a windfall for Cando, a town of 1,125 people. Employment could triple in the coming months as the plant comes on-line.

Avoiding Food Fraud

August 29, 2013 10:12 am | by Lori Leskin and Aaron Levine, Kaye Scholer | Articles | Comments

Do food manufacturers really know what goes into their products? That sounds like a simple question. However, recent news stories about horse meat found in beef products from reputable companies such as Burger King, Nestle and Ikea raise questions not just about whether consumers know what is in a product, but whether manufacturers themselves are aware that they contain adulterated ingredients.

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