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Horizontal Flow Wrapper

July 17, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Pack 301 IN Inverted Horizontal Flow Wrapper is ideal for fresh produce packaging and wrapping multi-packs, soft packages, vegetables and products that need to be carried on a conveyor instead of being pushed.

Industrial Water Treatment

July 17, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's HiPOx process offers efficient and cost-effective disinfection in addition to treatment for color, taste and odor issues.


Poultry Groups Respond To Organic Chicken Study

July 16, 2012 1:03 pm | News | Comments

In a letter to the editor of Men’s Journal, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council this week wrote to share viewpoints about the magazine’s reporting in its July 2012 edition about its preference for organic over conventionally raised chicken that alluded to a recent feather meal study and claims of nutritional superiority.


Assessment Clears Shop Towels of Toxicity Claims

July 16, 2012 12:58 pm | News | Comments

An initial health risk assessment of laundered reusable shop towels by the international environmental engineering firm ARCADIS indicates that using laundered reusable shop towels creates no health hazard.


Opening Of New S.D. Beef Plant Put On Hold

July 16, 2012 12:57 pm | News | Comments

The long-awaited opening of a $110 million beef processing plant in northeastern South Dakota has been delayed.


Farmers Eager To Hear Ill. Governor’s Drought Plan

July 16, 2012 12:54 pm | by JIM SUHR,Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to spell out whatever government relief may be available to drought-affected growers and ranchers, his office having said last week that "everything is on the table."


Listeria Found In Mexicali Cheese Products

July 16, 2012 12:52 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or consume any products from the Mexicali Cheese Corp. of Woodhaven, N.Y., after the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes was found in the company’s finished product.


Consumer Trends: Millennials Most Influential Adult Beverage Consumers

July 16, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Diverse, highly educated, open to new experiences and eager to explore, the Millennial demographic group is already having a significant impact on the adult beverage industry.


Farmers, Ranchers Unsure Of House Farm Bill

July 16, 2012 9:52 am | by KEN MILLER,Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and Arkansas said they support some parts of the farm bill that the U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed, but all expressed a general uncertainty about the measure.


Asian Carp DNA Found In Year-Old Lake Eerie Samples

July 16, 2012 9:50 am | by JOHN FLESHER,AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday. It's the first time DNA from bighead and silver carp has turned up in Lake Erie, although three bighead were caught there between 1995 and 2000.


The History Of Lunch

July 16, 2012 9:48 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY,Associated Press | News | Comments

"Lunch Hour NYC" transports visitors back in time with sections and artifacts from the library's vast collection on street foods, home lunches, school lunches and the once popular Horn & Hardart Automats.

More Latinos Among Strawberry Growers

July 16, 2012 9:47 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA,Associated Press | News | Comments

Strawberries have given Latinos more ownership opportunities than any other major crop. Latinos now comprise two-thirds of strawberry growers in California, where 90 percent of the nation's strawberries are grown.


The Seven Deadly Counterfeit Cable Sins

July 16, 2012 9:45 am | by David Gallagher & David Fallon, L-com | Articles | Comments

Counterfeit cables are bulk cables or cable assemblies sold under false pretenses to undercut legitimate manufacturers. Unscrupulous sellers have found many ways to cut costs, but at a price. If you get a low bid for your next cable buy, check these factors to make sure you are getting what you are paying for.


Pepsi Bottling Expanding In N.C.

July 16, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Pepsi Bottling Ventures says it will invest more than $81 million over seven years in its new, larger plant in Winston-Salem.


Photo Of The Day: A 10-Cent Lunch

July 16, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

Visitors put together 10-cent lunches as part of an exhibit called "Lunch Hour NYC" at the New York Public Library in New York.


Bottoms Up

July 16, 2012 9:34 am | Videos | Comments

A new study suggests that moderate drinking may prevent bone loss in women.

Queen City Cookies Gets Sweet Packaging Solution

July 16, 2012 9:29 am | by PACK EXPO, PMMI | Articles | Comments

After her last trip to PACK EXPO International, Peggy Shannon, the founder of artisan cookie manufacturer Queen City Cookies, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio, purchased a shrink packaging machine that helped ensure the freshness and quality of her cookies.

Dual Door Tumbler

July 16, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 175 Dual Door Tumbler features variable speed (electric or hydraulic).


Plant-Based Packaging

July 16, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renewable packaging features a new film material made partially from plant-based plastic as part of Company's Project EarthClear™ initiative.

Handrail Products

July 16, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company has the capability to turnkey (design, manufacture and fabricate) a wide range of handrail projects, from the smallest platform to massive, complex structures.



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