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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’ 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.

Flour Power

May 14, 2012 1:05 pm | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

Being a mill worker was harder then, before ergonomics and air conditioning, when 140-pound sacks of flour went on your back, and sweat and dust combined to leave plaster down your arms.

Connectors that Handle Hazardous Voltages

May 14, 2012 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products recently launched its Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid.

Keeping Chemical Washdowns Safe

May 14, 2012 6:47 am | by Martin Carter, Graphic Products, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drive the need for signs and labels at chemical washdown sites. But there are more to signs and labels than meets the eye.


A State-of-the-Art Aura

May 10, 2012 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire® Misonix® recently released its Aura® ductless chemical fume hoods not only with state-of-the-art construction and safety features, but also with advanced safety monitoring and controls.

The Brightest Hazardous-Area Warning

May 4, 2012 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

E2S Warning Signals has added the high-output, 21-joule xenon beacon to its BEx beacon range with a choice of seven lens colors.

'Well, It's Scary ...'

May 2, 2012 12:50 pm | Videos | Comments

Residents of the California town where a dairy cow tested positive for "mad cow" share their reactions to the discovery.

Contract Manufacturing & Recalls

May 2, 2012 7:42 am | by MIKE ROZEMBAJGIER, Vice President of Recalls, StericycleExpertRECALL™ | Articles | Comments

A typical manufacturing company relies on more than 35 different contract manufacturers, which adds significant business risk to everyone. And it presents a double whammy if a recall occurs.

The Power of Perception

April 27, 2012 6:25 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The BPA debate demonstrates a common issue facing the food industry: Despite evidence of a product’s safety, a negative perception will lead consumers to avoid that product.

Explosion-Proof Vacuum for Dry Powders

April 23, 2012 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ruwac's FRV1400 portable explosion-proof vacuum is compliant to OSHA's combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008 and NFPA standards.

Protecting 'Pink Slime' Whistleblowers

April 23, 2012 6:46 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The Food Safety Modernization Act offers whistleblowers enhanced protections and could lead to quicker resolutions of food safety issues and, in the end, a safer food supply.

Making the Most of Your Rodent Control Program

April 20, 2012 12:34 pm | by Making the Most of Your Rodent Control Program | Articles | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency recently revised its 50-foot Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision, which prohibited rodenticide bait placements further than 50 feet from a building.

On the Cutting Edge

April 20, 2012 11:08 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Columbus Foods has maintained its dedication to making authentic Italian salami throughout its 95-year history, while also implementing the latest automation and food safety technology.  

Tablet Inspection 101

April 19, 2012 12:48 pm | by JON DONOVAN, Product Manager at Symetix | Articles | Comments

Virtually all potato chips are inspected by an optical system prior to packaging. Due to the higher value of pharmaceutical products, they should be given the same level of quality assurance.

Portable Vacuum Removes Bulk-Powder Materials

April 18, 2012 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ruwac's FRV110 portable explosion-proof vacuum is compliant to OSHA’s combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008, NFPA 654 and is 8 ft3 certified for indoor use.

Scientists: Fish Sick where BP's Oil Spill Hit

April 18, 2012 12:53 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists are finding trouble in the oiled Gulf of Mexico: fish with lesions and evidence of contamination. 

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