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Q&A: The Future Of Twinkies

November 27, 2012 9:28 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Hostess last week received court approval to liquidate its company, resulting in the termination of 18,500 employees and leaving the future of the company’s iconic brands up in the air. Food Manufacturing spoke with Jeff Lotman about the future of these brands and how the Hostess sale could affect the bakery marketplace.


Safety Module

November 27, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff Food Manufacturing Product Releases | Comments

The G10 is the world’s smallest AS-Interface safety module with IP67 protection.


Dust Recovery Hood

November 27, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new dust recovery hood for vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers features a proprietary design that allows on-spec particles entrained in the airstream to be captured and gently returned into the process for recovery as finished product.


Tray and Bowl Loading Systems

November 27, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Tray and Bowl Loading Systems come with features that include precise tray and bowl loading, servo controls and easy cleaning and maintenance.


Cherry Tomatoes Recalled For Salmonella

November 26, 2012 12:37 pm | News | Comments

A central Iowa fruit and vegetable distributor is recalling several lots of cherry tomatoes after the grower notified the distributor that Salmonella was found in random sample testing by the Food and Drug Administration. Capital City Fruit Inc., of Norwalk says the recalled cherry tomatoes from Rio Queen Citrus are packaged in one-pint containers as Capital Brand Clamshell Cherry Tomatoes.


Alaska Workshop Explores Smoking And Salting Fish

November 26, 2012 12:35 pm | by NICOLE KLAUSS,Kodiak Daily Mirror | News | Comments

Eagle River resident Zach Shlosar loves smoking fish for fun and is considering turning it into a business. To find out whether or not it is something he wants to pursue commercially, he spent three days this month at a fish smoking and salting workshop hosted by the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.


Arkansas Plant To Produce Edamame

November 26, 2012 12:33 pm | by JOHN MAGSAM,Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | News | Comments

A processing plant is moving Arkansas one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation to commercially produce edamame, a popular food in Asia that's seeing increasing U.S. demand. Edamame — green soybean pods or seeds — are usually steamed or served cold as a side dish or in salads and soups.


Coca-Cola To Invest $30M In Tajikistan

November 26, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Tajikistan says a Coca-Cola bottling company plans to invest $30 million on beginning production in this Central Asian nation. The country's investment committee said Friday an agreement was reached on a memorandum of understanding at a meeting this week.


Peanut Butter Plant To Reopen

November 26, 2012 12:29 pm | News | Comments

The New Mexico peanut butter company that was shuttered after a salmonella outbreak is scheduled to resume peanut processing on Tuesday. Sunland Inc. spokeswoman Katalin Coburn says officials are eager to begin shelling and processing this year's crop, which is about 98 percent harvested.


Consumer Trends: Hot For The Holidays

November 26, 2012 12:27 pm | News | Comments

The Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends spotlight the year’s hottest food trends, each with a delicious new recipe that adds a fresh twist to the holiday festivities. Whether food lovers are entertaining guests at home or bringing must-have treats to a party, Betty Crocker is helping them this holiday season with ideas and recipes inspired by today’s hottest trends.


Enabling The Next Generation Operator

November 26, 2012 10:45 am | by Bernard Cubizolles, PhD. GE Intelligent Platforms | Articles | Comments

The industrial landscape is changing. Difficult economic conditions, the fast adoption of new technologies, and the ever increasing need to comply with more and more strict regulations represent a challenge for manufacturing and infrastructure operations. All companies at various roles feel the need for more visibility and efficiency monitoring at real time rates.


Black Friday Ale Lives Up To Its Name

November 26, 2012 9:52 am | News | Comments

One Milwaukee brewery is getting in on the Black Friday action. Lakefront Brewery created Black Friday Imperial India Style Black Ale and even trademarked the name. Brewery President Russ Klisch says there were 150 people lined up by 8 a.m., with one guy claiming he arrived just after bar time.


Canadian Meat Plant Suspended Over Food Safety Concerns

November 26, 2012 9:50 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the license of an Edmonton meat-processing plant over concerns for food safety. The decision involving Capital Packers Inc. came Thursday. The CFIA says adequate controls for food safety "are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis."


Drought Worsens After Weeks Of Improvement

November 26, 2012 9:48 am | by JIM SUHR,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The worst U.S. drought in decades has deepened again after more than a month of encouraging reports of slowly improving conditions, a drought-tracking consortium said Wednesday, as scientists struggled for an explanation other than a simple lack of rain.


Hostess Begins Liquidation Process, Fires 18,500 Workers

November 26, 2012 9:47 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread are up for sale now that a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for Hostess Brands Inc. to fire its 18,500 workers and wind down its operations. A last-ditch effort to end a strike with Hostess' bakers union failed and Judge Robert Drain on Wednesday approved the company's request to shut down its business and sell the pieces to the highest bidder.


Pepsi's Fat-Blocking Soda Hits Shelves

November 26, 2012 9:44 am | Videos | Comments

Pepsi's new beverage product takes "diet soda" to the next level. Pepsi Special, a new low-calorie beverage, has just been launched in Japan with a special government stamp-of-approval. The beverage contains dextrin, a dietary fiber thought to have fat-blocking properties.


Three Dead From Poisonous Mushrooms In Calif.

November 26, 2012 9:44 am | by TRACIE CONE,Associated Press | News | Comments

A third person has died from eating poisonous mushrooms at a California senior care facility where a caretaker found the fungus in the backyard and used it to make soup, authorities said Wednesday. The 90-year-old man died on Saturday. The Placer County Sheriff's Office identified him as Frank Warren Blodgett.


Photo Of The Day: Winter Warmers

November 26, 2012 9:42 am | News | Comments

Santa’s not the only one making a list this year. Displaying the spirit, passion and imagination of America’s small and independent brewers, — the beer lover-oriented site of the Brewers Association (BA) — released its own list of winter seasonal craft beers, produced by BA members.


Plastic Connectors Are Beneficial For Industry (Part I)

November 26, 2012 9:38 am | by Riley Phipps, Value Plastics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Industrial and laboratory OEM designers are constantly being challenged to come up with more versatile, user-friendly, light weight and cost-effective product solutions for their equipment and instrumentation. An important component in this design process is the selection of tubing connectors for the transfer and management of fluids and gases, particularly for mission-critical applications.


CE 446 Case Erector

November 26, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CE 446 automatically selects, erects, squares and seals the bottom flaps of regular-slotted (RSC) and half-slotted (HSC) corrugated cases at speeds up to 20 cases per minute.



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