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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...

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...

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 “...

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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.                                                  

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.                                    


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.

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, | 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.


Navigating Import & Export Safety Regulations

March 12, 2014 1:00 am | by Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Leah A. Brndjar, Goldberg Segalla | Articles | Comments

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. 

New $165M Poultry Plant For AR

March 10, 2014 11:18 am | by CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

2 Convicted Of Selling DuPont Trade Secret

March 6, 2014 3:14 pm | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                     

WI Approves Delaying Phosphorus Rules

February 21, 2014 10:29 am | by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                       

School Lunch Meat Producer Shut Down

February 19, 2014 11:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.                           

Fire, Ammonia Leak Shut Down Cargill Plant

February 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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

High Speed Bar Packaging System

February 7, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Hygienic Clamping Assembly

February 7, 2014 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

This IP69K rated hygienic clamping assembly helps protect food processing, medical and other types of equipment from bacteria buildup.

Subway Removing Chemical From Bread

February 6, 2014 10:48 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

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.

Coca-Cola Plant Closing Sparks Protest

February 3, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Suit Against Sriracha Heats Up

February 3, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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. 

Fight Spoilage With Better Packaging & Process Technology

February 3, 2014 2:42 am | by interpack | Articles | Comments

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.

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