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Magnalight Responds to Mag Instrument's Lawsuit

July 2, 2012 1:25 pm | Videos | Comments

In the court filing, Mag Instrument claims that Larson Electronics' continued use of the Magnalight trademark infringes on Mag Instrument's family of trademarks.

Seven Things Natural Disaster Teaches Us about Safety, Part 2

July 2, 2012 11:27 am | by ALAN NICOL, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions LLC | Blogs | Comments

In the event of a threat or actual safety problem, how prepared is your organization? Does everyone know exactly what to do? Do they have the right equipment on hand?

Seven Things Natural Disaster Teaches Us about Safety, Part 1

July 2, 2012 11:16 am | by ALAN NICOL, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions LLC | Blogs | Comments

We do not need to limit our learning opportunities to our own mistakes; we can examine other experiences for lessons to improve our own understanding, expectations and practices.

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Factories Rebuilding after Floods

June 27, 2012 12:31 pm | Videos | Comments

Nine months after flooding devastated Thailand, factories are being rebuilt.  

Why Small Business Is Unprepared for Disaster

June 27, 2012 11:08 am | by CHRIS ROHRS, CBCP, MBCI, Retired Senior Business Continuity Analyst | Blogs | Comments

We business continuity and disaster recovery professionals start talking about RTOs and RPOs and MTBFs, burying people in jargon. Yet, what we do is not complex rocket science.

What if the Humane Society Were in Your Facility?

June 26, 2012 12:55 pm | Blogs | Comments

If food companies take the time to learn the concerns of animal activists and consumers, they can take action before a potentially detrimental situation occurs at their facility.

Don’t Scare Me

June 25, 2012 12:10 pm | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor in Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Blogs | Comments

Whoa! I’ve never encountered this kind of scare tactic in a pharmacy before. I politely declined the offer as I know my blood pressure and cholesterol are fine -- thank you very much.

Controlling Birds during the Summer Months

June 22, 2012 12:53 pm | by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services | Articles | Comments

All animals need food, water and shelter. Establishing a program to eliminate these elements will help reduce both interior and exterior populations.

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A New Breed of Design Thinking, Part 1

June 14, 2012 1:28 pm | by DAVID BRUER, Intern, Beyond Design | Blogs | Comments

Given the magnitude of 21st Century challenges, it is increasingly clear that effective designers and engineers will need to be capable of designing for sustainability.

Triple IR Flame Detectors

June 13, 2012 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Sierra Monitor 3600-I Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector detects fuel and gas fires at long distances with higher immunity to false alarms.

Digital Overspeed Protection

June 11, 2012 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

  The system helps protect equipment and personnel from damage caused by overspeed conditions in critical rotating machinery

Q&A: Judging By The Label

June 11, 2012 7:45 am | Articles | Comments

 Ferrero USA recently settled a class action lawsuit over the marketing of its Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread. Food Manufacturing spoke with David L. TerMolen of Freeborn & Peters LLP about the lawsuit and why food processors should think carefully before placing health claims on their product labels.

Camera Platform for High-Tech Industries

June 4, 2012 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRAMOS announces the new Visiosens VF camera series — a highly flexible and customizable image capture platform with more than 140 camera variants per image sensor.

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Behavior-Based Training Creates Culture of Safety

June 1, 2012 6:24 am | by DAN FONE, Business Development Director, Global Food Safety Division, NSF International | Blogs | Comments

Safety training models work from the basic assumption that we are able to devise prescriptive rules for all safety practices that will be followed at all times.

Exquisite XML Barcode & RFID Labels

May 31, 2012 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems provides an easy solution for printing barcode and radio frequency identification labels using extensible markup language-enabled enterprise systems.

The Booming Oil Boom Business

May 23, 2012 11:37 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Illinois-based Elastec/American Marine has seen demand for their oil cleanup products grow since they helped clean up theDeepwater Horizon spill in the gulf.  

Green Tap Water Spurts from Faucets in NJ Town

May 23, 2012 11:34 am | Videos | Comments

Residents in Toms River, New Jersey were surprised when green tap water flowed out of their faucets.

Shed Light on Convenience

May 22, 2012 1:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com announces the release of the EPL-TX-500-4-1MLED cart-mounted explosion-proof 500KVA power transformer with an LED light.

Stays Put, No Matter What

May 18, 2012 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig describes its PIG® Grippy® mat as a revolutionary absorbent mat with a one-of-a-kind adhesive bottom that stays put, no matter what™.

Pay Practices a Concern for Processors

May 16, 2012 12:15 pm | by HELEN N. BAKER, Partner & Member of the Food Industry Team, Freeborn & Peters LLP | Blogs | Comments

At issue is a compensation practice known as “gang time,” which the plaintiffs allege violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Key to Safety, Thus Relief

May 16, 2012 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Key High Vacuum says that its safety relief valves are not only spring loaded, low pressure and direct acting, but also permanent safety devices.

Useful Guidelines on Sterilization & Contamination Control

May 15, 2012 1:19 pm | by RADHAKRISHNA TIRUMALAI, Ph.D., Principal Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention | Articles | Comments

Last year, recalls of pharmaceutical products have included baby lotions, parenteral nutrition products, nasal decongestant sprays and alcohol swabs -- all resulting from microbial contamination.

Consistency Is Key

May 15, 2012 1:08 pm | by JONATHAN SABO, Vice President of Marketing, Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co. | Articles | Comments

Consistency is key in the food industry. A food product’s recipe must continually be accurate and repeatable, not only to maintain high quality, but also to ensure safety.

The Public’s 'Right to Know'

May 15, 2012 11:41 am | Blogs | Comments

New “Right to Know” bills raise the possibility for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food.

Abnormal Weather May Increase Pest Activity

May 14, 2012 1:24 pm | by ZIA SIDDIQI, Ph.D., B.C.E., Director of Quality Systems, Orkin LLC | Articles | Comments

Before flies and rodents invade your facility, make sure that you take the necessary precautions to keep them from affecting your products and your bottom line.

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