AMHERST, Wis. (AP) — When Central Waters Brewing Co. moved to its new facility in 2007 in Amherst, environmental concerns were on the owners' minds. But a little recognition never hurts. Central Waters, 351 Allen St., is applying for Tier 1 status with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sales of Gulf of Mexico seafood are getting a boost from the military after being hammered by last year's BP oil spill, which left consumers fearing the water's bounty had been tainted. Ten products including fish, shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, and packaged Cajun dishes such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffee are being promoted at 72 base commissaries along the East Coast, said Milt Ackerman, president of Military Solutions Inc.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is backing workers in a labor dispute with Coca-Cola's bottler in the country, saying Friday that Venezuelans can live without the American soft drink. The leftist leader raised the issue during a televised speech to supporters when he spotted a sign in the crowd denouncing "exploitation" by Coca-Cola.
PHOENIX (AP) — All Danny Clark wanted was to leave an eco-friendly footprint for his children. That and to ride the new wave of "green business" startups by coming up with a way to make money and help the environment at the same time. His idea was simple: If he could make plastic water bottles biodegradable, it would reduce the impact on landfills, curb roadside litter and reduce the amount of plastic garbage that eventually washes into the oceans.
(AP) — In this photo released by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 3 approaches the Sea Shepherd's high-speed trimaran Gojira during their encounter Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in Southern Ocean, Antarctica. The anti-whaling activists was chasing the fleet in the hopes of interrupting Japan's annual whale hunt.
Maintaining an efficient workforce scheduling system can be difficult and time consuming, but automated scheduling systems have been developed to ease the process. Food Manufacturing spoke with Greg Flessas of ScheduleSoft about automated scheduling and what it means for the food industry.
Energy costs are a major operational expense for most food manufacturers — but you’re not at the mercy of your utility bills. With an advanced energy management system, you can control your energy use so that your facility runs at optimal efficiency, you pay the lowest possible rates, and you can participate in incentive programs that pay you for unused kilowatts.
According to The Daily, many Amish and Mennonite dairy farmers are making Prohibition-style milk runs to sell raw milk illegally across state lines. Raw milk smugglers could face police raids, fines and even jail time.
Stepper Motor Drivers will work with virtually any size linear actuator offered by the Company. Step resolution ranges from full step and half step bipolar drivers to microstepping drivers capable of 1/256 step increments at the finest resolution setting.
The Model P30 Flexible Screw Conveyor features non-metallic contact surfaces with inlet hoppers, hopper top covers, outer casings, drive boxes, drive box top covers and discharge transitions all manufactured and seam welded with natural Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Plastic (UHMW-PE). A metal framework is used to provide structural support for the inlet hoppers and drive boxes.
The Guidelok Slimline is designed for vertical cable carrier applications operating on storage-and-retrieval units in high-bay warehouses, as well as elevators and material handling equipment. Compact and easy to install, the product allows safe energy and data supply. The unit travels freely and safely between small sections of steel trough.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Cargill plans to build a corn processing plant in Brazil to produce starches and sweeteners, building on its investments in the South American country, which is becoming a magnet for agribusiness investment. Cargill plans to invest 350 million Brazilian reals ($210 million) to build the plant.
After a long wait, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — the largest overhaul of our food system since 1938 — with a focus on prevention and traceability. With the recall of more than 550 million eggs and over 1,500 people sickened from salmonella, the 2006 E.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Though it is craving a repeat of its 2010 performance, the owner of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC chains is facing distasteful developments: inflation in China and a lawsuit challenging a staple ingredient at Taco Bell. Yum Brands Inc. executives said on a conference call with investors Thursday that they're bracing for commodity and wage inflation in the company's fast-growing China operation, its most profitable.
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Kellogg Co.'s fourth-quarter net income climbed 7 percent despite falling volumes as the world's biggest cereal maker lowered costs and raised prices. It was a difficult and disappointing year for Kellogg, which struggled with intense competition, lower cereal sales and major food recalls.
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (AP) — Tyson Foods' net income jumped 86 percent jump its fiscal first quarter, helped by improving chicken sales and rising prices for beef and pork, the meat producer said Friday. Tyson shares climbed 8 percent to $18.95 in premarket trading Friday. The improvement is a strong signal the meat producer, based in Springdale, Arkansas, has recovered from an industry downturn brought on by a combination of higher production costs and slumping demand as shoppers cut spending.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin meatpacking company has agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a sex-discrimination lawsuit accusing it of rejecting 970 female applicants over a two-year period, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay the money in the form of back pay, benefits and interest, Labor Department spokesman Scott Allen said.
Paul Humphreys, Atlas Copco Food preservation techniques have come a long way from smoking, canning and eventually, plain-old refrigeration and freezing to help maintain flavor while delaying spoilage and waste. Today, nitrogen gas is a critical element in the food manufacturing industry.
(AP) —In this publicity image released by Milk Processor Education Program, football players Hines Ward, left, of the Pittsbugh Steelers, and Aaron Rodgers, of the Green Bay Packers are shown in the 14th annual Milk Mustache Super Bowl ad. The Packers and the Steelers meet in NFL football's Super Bowl XLV on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
TeamWork Mobile is a mobile application that lets employees view and swap schedules on the go. Original TeamWork software is a scheduling system that features: Shift scheduling Schedule templates Flexible scheduling Shift bidding Employee portal Online shift trading Time and attendance Performance measurement SheduleSource, Inc.