Recent years have involved a number of serious — and even deadly — safety incidents in food facilities, which means the need to protect your supply chain is key for survival. Any weak link in the supply chain, no matter how obscure and (seemingly) insignificant, can inflict million-dollar damage, not to mention threaten public health.
A snack food manufacturer with multiple brands ran into problems when it tried using a laser-based barcode scanner to direct boxes to different shipping areas. The company solved the problem by switching to a DataMan 500 image-based barcode reader from Cognex.
Goya says it became the U.S.'s biggest Hispanic-owned food company by catering to the tastes of varied Latin-American groups. The company was founded by an immigrant to New York who missed tastes from home and figured other newly minted Americans might be looking for more authentic food as well.
Company will launch Vector™, a resealable matrix, at PACK EXPO. The product provides an easy-to-close option.
The 598 Tritium™ Shrink Wrapper is a continuous motion multi-packer capable of handling applications in the food and beverage industries.
The Pack 301 ID inverted long dwell flow wrapper gently transports products by carrying them on top of the film from the former through the cutting head, minimizing jams and protecting package appearance.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state government will put the promotion of beer, wine and liquor made in New York "on steroids" to boost jobs and help the small, yet growing industries. Cuomo met with farmers, orchard growers, beer breweries and distillers of whisky, vodka, brandy and vermouth Wednesday in Albany for a "Wine, Beer and Spirits Summit."
The UK Government has announced that by 2013 a new consistent front-of-pack food labeling system is to be introduced. The new system is still voluntary but the UK government is confident that the food industry will utilize the new system. Plans are to amalgamate the existing colour coded traffic lights and guideline daily amounts used.
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. reported a drop in its third-quarter profit and revenue Thursday as the bottling company struggled with the weak economy in Europe and the drag of currency translations. It also announced plans to restructure parts of its businesses but did not disclose how many jobs would be cut.
In response to a study on artificial sweeteners published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Beverage Association maintained the safety of aspartame's use in beverages. The group said that aspartame has been deemed safe for decades by the world's leading toxicologists, as well as the National Cancer Institute and other regulatory agencies and public health experts around the world.
The government says Kellogg Co. has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to resolve Clean Air Act violations at manufacturing facilities in Battle Creek and Grand Rapids. The agreement with the Battle Creek-based company was announced Thursday by the U.S. attorney's office in Grand Rapids.
Rabobank has published a new research report on the tremendous increase of the U.S. snack bar market over the past ten years, which has grown at twice the rate of other snack foods and nearly three times the rate of the overall packaged food sector.
Peco Foods says it will add 300 jobs in eastern Arkansas by expanding a feed mill in Newark and a processing plant in Batesville. The company says the expansion will bring its total employment in Independence County to 866. The company says it plans to invest a total of $13.8 million in the two facilities.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc.'s net income climbed 16 percent in the third quarter as the company continued to raise prices. But revenue was flat and it lowered its full-year revenue forecast. The company, which makes 7Up, Sunkist, Mott's and other drinks, earned $179 million, or 84 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30.
PepsiCo Inc. has invested $170 million in a new factory in Thailand to stay ahead in one of the few markets where it outsells Coca-Cola after ending a longstanding bottling agreement with a local company. The plant, located in an industrial estate in Rayong, 140 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Bangkok, is one of PepsiCo's largest beverage facilities in the world.
Southern California developer Bruce Cole initially arrived in rural Missouri with promises of an international business that would provide the town of Moberly with hundreds of jobs. On Monday, the former Mamtek U.S. CEO was back in Missouri's Randolph County, too broke to afford a lawyer to answer criminal charges of theft and fraud connected to the failed artificial sweetener factory.
Testimony concluded Wednesday in an environmental lawsuit against an Eastern Shore chicken grower and poultry producer Perdue Farms Inc. that is being closely watched by environmentalists and agriculture interests. The Waterkeeper Alliance claims that the Hudson Farm is polluting a nearby river, violating the federal Clean Water Act.
There’s no one way to complete a manufacturing execution systems project. It’s easy to see the benefit of undertaking the effort to implement an MES system. They effectively collect, process, and translate valuable business data related to the plant floor and the enterprise resource planning system. But the adoption process can be fraught with risk and uncertainty, depending on the approach a manufacturer takes.
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) today unveiled USFRA FoodSource, an online resource designed to answer consumer questions about how food is grown and raised. This tool, available at www.fooddialogues.com, is a one-stop, online destination for information on topics including antibiotic use in farm animals and biotechnology.
A recently posted video entitled Are Droids Taking Our Jobs? explores the job market and how the recession is affecting workers, as well as robot welfare. As our society progresses, robotics and algorithms are becoming more advanced at an exponential rate. This has been apparent for quite some time. So, are droids really taking our jobs?