An eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak last year closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy. Officials with Sunland, the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor, said "ongoing financial and liquidity challenges made it necessary for the company to file for bankruptcy."
Biotechnology has helped grow crops that could survive drought and insects, as well as produce higher-quality grain to feed livestock. However, the same scientific advances that have so greatly altered the agriculture industry also have made some consumers nervous about what they are putting in their bodies and what long-term effects it could have.
A 2006 Missouri law already requires regular gasoline to contain 10 percent ethanol, which generally is made from corn. The Department of Agriculture implemented that law with a rule capping the ethanol content at 10 percent. The department now wants to amend its rules to sell regular gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol.
As the statistics on food waste continue to rise and awareness of those statistics becomes more pronounced, Dr. Ron Cotterman, Vice President of Sustainability at Sealed Air, weighs in with food waste awareness and prevention strategies for the manufacturer.
Proper sanitization is always a concern, as foodborne pathogens often lurk and grow in hidden, hard-to-reach areas in processing environments. Tony Reed of Dow Microbial Control offers his thoughts about the unique sanitization challenges the industry now faces and how ozone sanitation can help prevent microbial contamination.
The VTUG pneumatic valve from Festo is designed for food, beverage, packaging, electronics, semiconductor, and light assembly industries where low cost and assured performance (high flow rate, small footprint, and long cycle life) is essential.
The Land O'Frost lunch meat company is starting construction on a new headquarters building in northwestern Indiana. The company's new $6.4 million corporate headquarters in Munster will see it move about 50 employees from its current offices a few miles to the west.
According to the American Chemistry Council, the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) slipped 0.3 percent in August, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in July. During July, chemical production was lower in all seven regions for the second consecutive month.
Monsanto reported worse-than-expected losses for its fiscal fourth quarter, due to lower sales of its genetically engineered seeds. It also revealed plans to buy farming software and data firm The Climate Corporation. Monsanto said it would pay $930 million in cash for the company, which uses weather forecasting and data analysis to help farmers plan their growing seasons.
The Ystral Conti-TDS brings major efficiencies to the production process by offering powder induction, wetting and then dispersing of an agglomerate-free liquid with one machine.
The price of corn fell to its lowest point in more than three years after a U.S. government estimate of corn stocks came in higher than traders had anticipated. The price of corn has been falling this summer in response to an 80-year high in planting levels and conditions that didn't mirror last year's drought.
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.
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 from Ruland help protect hygienic equipment used in food processing, packaging and medical industries.
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.
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.
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.
The new SD Series of rotary valves from ACS Valves is designed to provide increased bulk material throughput efficiency in feeding and metering applications.
Eriez announces the addition of an array of Ferrous Traps to the ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators.
Ishida’s WM-4000 wrapper weighs, wraps and labels.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.