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Blue Bell Plans to Restart Texas Ice Cream Plant in Months

October 2, 2015 | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell plans to restart its main Texas ice cream-making plant in a few months as sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.

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ISM: Manufacturing Hits A Soft Spot

October 2, 2015 2:12 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.


Innovation in Vegetarian Protein Products Led by Meat Alternatives and Ancient Grains

October 2, 2015 1:15 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The increase in vegetarianism and (much more broadly) flexitarianism has made the meat alternatives market a competitive and lucrative space, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series.


Packaging Trends: Key Findings from The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Research

October 2, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kyle Lawrence, Process Engineer, Stellar | Articles | Comments

The Stellar team is settling back into the office after exhibiting at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas. While packaging is fresh on our minds, let’s examine some fascinating packaging research released by The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies earlier this week.


Land O'Lakes, Inc. Foundation Makes $1 Million Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

October 2, 2015 12:25 pm | by Land O'Lakes, Inc. | News | Comments

State-of-the-art center to educate visitors about food production and importance of agriculture.


Royal Frozen Food Recalls Frozen Food Products

October 2, 2015 12:15 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service | News | Comments

Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 230 pounds of frozen beef and pork products that were not produced under a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points plan.


Chick-fil-A Opening NYC Outpost in National Push

October 2, 2015 10:03 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Chick-fil-A will open an outpost in New York City on Saturday, marking a high-profile milestone in its push to become a bigger national player.


Infographic: Factors That Influence Cold Storage Warehouse Cost Savings

October 2, 2015 9:20 am | by Mike Netting, Divisional Vice President, Stellar | News | Comments

Take a look at this infographic to find out five areas you must consider when building a cold storage warehouse.


PROCESS EXPO Q&A: IFS North America's Marcus Novy Talks Enterprise Software for the Food & Beverage Industry

October 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

At last month's PROCESS EXPO, Food Manufacturing had the opportunity to check in with Marcus Novy, Regional Account Manager, IFS North America, to discuss trends and topics surrounding enterprise software for the food and beverage industry.


In the News: ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

October 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Find out all the details by taking a look at this compliation of media coverage.


Ready Pac Foods To Provide Job Opportunities For Refugees

October 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Ready Pac Foods, Inc. | News | Comments

The fresh foods company has committed to train and hire refugees from among the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected from the recent White House announcement.


Wyandot Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Yellow Round Tortillas

October 2, 2015 8:15 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Wyandot Inc. is recalling select packages of Yellow Round Tortillas due to potential milk contamination.


Combustible Gas Leak Detector

October 2, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Product is ideal for finding leaks in natural gas systems, propane tanks, pipelines, regulators and valves, heat exchangers and much more. The unit detects natural gas, propane, ammonia, methanol, ethanol, ethane, butane and other gases.

Managers of Georgia Peanut Plant Get Prison for Salmonella

October 1, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict.


Nestlé To Sell High-End Swiss Chocolate In U.S., Europe

October 1, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Swiss food giant is now selling its premium Cailler chocolate in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. The brand will expand to China next month.


US Manufacturing Barely Expands as Global Economy Slows

October 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.


Mars Expands Operations, Acquires Mexican Manufacturer Grupo Turin

October 1, 2015 1:20 pm | by Mars, Inc. | News | Comments

Mars announced this week it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grupo Turin, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolates in Mexico since 1928 and owner of iconic brands such as Conejos and Turin.


3 Keys To Making The IIOT Work Continuously

October 1, 2015 1:15 pm | by John Fryer | Articles | Comments

As the number of sensors and control points proliferates dramatically through the deployment of successive generations of industrial automation systems, centralized points of control will no longer be feasible.


ALDI Removes Synthetic Colors, PHOs, MSG from Exclusive Brands

October 1, 2015 1:10 pm | by ALDI | News | Comments

ALDI announced that it has removed certified synthetic colors, removed partially hydrogenated oils and removed added MSG from all of its exclusive brand food products. The announcement is part of the company's efforts to expand store offerings and address customers' preferences and needs about particular ingredients in their food.


Coca-Cola to Tweak Vitaminwater Labels to Settle Lawsuit

October 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola will tweak the labeling for Vitaminwater to settle a lawsuit that it was making misleading health claims about the drinks.  


Food Industry CEOs Call For 'Sound' Deal on Climate Change

October 1, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation's conference on climate change later this year in Paris. The 10 companies, including cereal maker General Mills and candy maker Mars Inc., will run an open letter as a full-page ad in the Financial Times and Washington Post on Thursday.



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