Advertisement
The Leading Source for Food Manufacturing News
Subscribe to Food Manufacturing All

The Lead

Food Poisoning Report Shows Fewer Salmonella Cases

April 18, 2014 9:44 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The CDC released its latest report card on food poisoning, indicating a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. Salmonella remains at the top of the chart, far ahead of most other foodborne germs.

TOPICS:
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Today in Food Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

Blasius Chocolate Factory Resolves Tax Issue

April 18, 2014 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Blasius Chocolate Factory says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. The company says on its Facebook page that the problem had been solved and the store "is open now forever. No more tax issues."

TOPICS:

China Farmland Polluted with Heavy Metals

April 18, 2014 12:27 pm | by IAN MADER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

TOPICS:

Lean and Beyond: Increasing the Awareness of MRO

April 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment — and a reliable plant — is essential. Subsequently, awareness is not enough. The ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

PMMI Partners with Ipack-Ima to Launch East Afripack

April 18, 2014 11:22 am | News | Comments

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has partnered with Ipack-Ima Spa to produce East Afripack, the processing, packaging and converting technologies exhibition. East Afripack will debut Sept. 9–12, 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya.

TOPICS:

GMA: Vt. GMO Bill a Step in the Wrong Direction for Consumers

April 18, 2014 11:18 am | News | Comments

The Grocery Manufacturers Association responded to the movement of HB 112, a bill that would require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, through the Vermont legislature, calling it "a step in the wrong direction for consumers."

TOPICS:

Japan to Hunt Fewer Whales This Season

April 18, 2014 9:53 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the goal of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the country's fisheries minister announced on Friday.  

TOPICS:

Chipotle Plans First Price Hike in 3 Years

April 18, 2014 9:49 am | by CANDICE CHOI and MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Chipotle said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should start rolling out in coming weeks and be in place at all restaurants by this summer.

TOPICS:

Photos of the Day: Belgian Brewers Look to Regain Local Support for Beer

April 18, 2014 9:31 am | News | Comments

Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to. The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Brewers Campaign to Bring Belgians Back to Beer

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by RAF CASERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to. The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.

TOPICS:

The Making of Matzo

April 18, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The Passover celebration calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain, so matzo has become a traditional favorite during the holiday. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making matzo.

TOPICS:

FAQs on GFSI-Recognized Food Safety & Quality Schemes

April 18, 2014 8:00 am | by Heather Angus-Lee | Articles | Comments

Demand for Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognized food safety and quality certification isn’t going away — but here’s hoping industry confusion over the various standards will. The following answers to these frequently asked questions might help.

TOPICS:

Drawer Cabinets

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

LISTA sheet steel drawer cabinets offer made-to-measure top quality for professional use.

TOPICS:

Code Reader Software

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

DataMan® 5.2 software features expanding tuning and scripting capability, as well as a new test mode for DataMan 300 and 503 series barcode readers.

TOPICS:

Liquid/Solid Separator System

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new Micro Drum Screen™ Advanced Liquid/Solid Separator system reduces industrial waste using screens with mesh sizes 2.5 times finer than secondary screening systems (200 microns compared to 500 microns).

TOPICS:

Where Do Our Favorite Foods Come From?

April 17, 2014 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Today's menus are full of new twists on old dishes and surprising inventions. But where do these fascinating foods come from? Urbanspoon has broken down where some of our favorite foods got their start, and you might be surprised by some of the findings.

TOPICS:

IFT Launches 'FutureFood 2050' to Address Food Security Issues

April 17, 2014 12:13 pm | News | Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists today announced a sweeping new program, FutureFood 2050, which is designed create a broad dialogue on how science will deliver solutions needed to feed the world’s nine billion people by the year 2050.

TOPICS:

3 Inbound Shipping Challenges That Impact the Entire Supply Chain

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Adam Robinson, Cerasis, Inc. | Articles | Comments

If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40 percent of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.

TOPICS:

Food Manufacturing Profits Continue to Fall in Canada

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Profit levels in the food manufacturing sector dropped for the third consecutive year and totaled slightly more than $3.5 billion in 2013, according to The Conference Board of Canada. Production is expected to rise by almost 3 percent in 2014, the strongest increase in several years.

TOPICS:

Philly Chocolate Shop Shuttered for Delinquent Taxes

April 17, 2014 11:56 am | News | Comments

A popular Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store has been shuttered by the city days before Easter. The Department of Revenue says that it revoked the business license of the Blasius Chocolate Factory for delinquent tax payments.

TOPICS:

Northern Beef Packers Received $4.3M in State Aid

April 17, 2014 11:52 am | by DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in northeast South Dakota have tossed out figures for taxpayer losses ranging from nothing to $80 million, but a breakdown from state agencies shows the actual number is closer to $4.3 million.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading