Despite cramming a 12-ounce burger, cheese, deep fried bacon and onion rings between two grilled cheese sandwhiches, John Howie Steak will have to change the name of its Triple Bypass burger, ceding the name to Phoenix's Heart Attack Grill.
William Gindlesperger, Chief Executive Officer of e-LYNXX Corporation Outsourcing can provide food manufacturers with many competitive advantages, including cost reduction, quality enhancement and reduced risk. Food Manufacturing spoke with William Gindlesperger, CEO of e-LYNXX Corporation, about how the food industry can maximize the benefits of outsourcing while reducing any negative effects.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont man who claimed he bit into a Burger King sandwich and found an unwrapped condom has dropped his lawsuit, with the restaurant agreeing to drop its counterclaim. The man and the store's owners agreed to pay their own legal costs. The plaintiff's attorney, Devin McLaughlin, said Friday that the details of the settlement are confidential and won't be disclosed, but the owner-operator of the Rutland restaurant says forensic analysis of the object and surveillance video prove it didn't originate in the Burger King.
BELLS, Tenn. (AP) — A company in Tennessee is recalling some packages of frozen vegetables because they may contain glass fragments. Pictsweet said Friday that 24,000 pounds of packages were distributed to Kroger stores in the southeastern U.S. and Walmart stores throughout the U.S.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., the nation's oldest brewer, has signed a letter of intent to buy a Memphis plant. "The deal obviously isn't closed," David Casinelli, chief operating officer of Yuengling, told The Commercial Appeal. "We're in discussions — serious discussions — and we're hoping to get it done as expediently as possible.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Is America ready for red celery? A Florida produce company thinks so and has bet consumers will bite on the colorful crunch of its new product. Red celery will hit selected supermarkets Dec. 1 — in time to add some eye-catching color to holiday tables, said Dan Duda, president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, which was set to unveil the new celery at a produce industry trade show in Orlando, Fla.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The great-grandchildren of the founder of Barq's root beer are suing the Coca-Cola Company, claiming Coca-Cola doesn't legally own their share of Barq's. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Louisiana, outlines the long and complicated history of the Barq's family in Louisiana and Mississippi dating back more than a century.
TORONTO — The controversial Ground Zero mosque in New York and Campbell's Canadian-made tomato soup have nothing in common, one would think. Yet they're being stirred in the same pot by some conservative bloggers in the U.S., who say Islamic terrorists are behind both projects. Pamela Geller, who runs a widely read anti-Muslim site called Atlas Shrugs, is calling for a boycott of some 15 soups made by the Canadian subsidiary of New Jersey-based Campbell Soup Co.
The Solidquid™ solid/liquid delivery system features numerous options to improve process efficiency and operator safety when dealing with agglomerated materials. The unit uses frame-mounted pneumatic bag agitators to maintain uninterrupted flow of sluggish materials from bulk bags. An access chamber with integral dust collector not only pulls airborne particulate away from the operator, but eliminates lost product and a potential waste stream.
The new range of SL submersible wastewater pumps minimizes known risk factors and reduces maintenance requirements and costs. Designed for submerged use, the products will handle municipal or industrial wastewater, wastewater with fibers, drainage and groundwater, process and cooling water. Two types of impleller are offered: The SLV impeller provides free passage of solids up to 4 inches in diameter, and the SL1 is designed for large flows of raw sewage.
This past August, a recall of over half a million eggs rocked the food manufacturing world. The FDA attributed more than 1,500 cases of salmonella to eggs sourced from a couple of large producers in Iowa. The recall removed the eggs from circulation, but the producers now face a class action lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages.
Aggressive investments in personnel and equipment, as well as proactive approaches to market trends, have helped Davisco build its cheese processing operations. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” is how boxing legend Muhammad Ali described his approach in the ring. And while neither family-owned Davisco Foods’ or their Lake Norden, South Dakota cheese factory are looking to pick a fight, parallels to this famous quote can be drawn in the way Davisco operates with extreme fluidity in making quick decisions that deliver a big impact for the company and customers like Kraft Foods.
CHICAGO (AP) — Investigator say a 62-year-old worker was crushed to death in an accident at a Nabisco factory on Chicago's southwest side. The Cook County medical examiner's office says Patrick Lynch of Oak Lawn was asphyxiated in Wednesday's accident at the bakery plant. Authorities say Lynch was injured while working at a machine that prepares pallets for loading.
For over 70 years, Pandol Bros., Inc. has been providing customers with the world’s finest produce and service that’s second to none. What are the ingredients for this decades-long track record of success? Top products--fresh fruit and table grapes from the world’s leading growers, and innovative services that help bring these crops to market.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Concerned moms won't notice much different about the thin plastic containers of organic baby yogurt. But Stonyfield Farm, Inc. hopes they do. Responding to health concerns about possible carcinogens in the former polystyrene containers, the organic yogurt company announced Wednesday it has switched to a plastic made from corn — one of the first plant-based containers for the dairy industry and believed to be the first for yogurt.
Coca-Cola Enterprises plans $1 billion buyback ATLANTA (AP) — Bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. plans to buy back about $1 billion of its stock within the next 18 months. The company, which sold its North American operations to Coca-Cola Co. for $3.4 billion and is now a new public company, said Thursday that it expects to start the buyback in the fourth quarter.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An Annapolis company says a manure-to-energy plant proposed for a Pennsylvania egg farm will process waste from as many as 5 million chickens. Annapolis-based EnergyWorks North America says its EnergyWorks Biopower subsidiary and Hillandale Farms Gettysburg have agreed to build the 2.
The National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) Convention takes place Oct.16-19 in San Francisco. Food Manufacturing spoke with Julie Henderson of the NFRA to see what’s new for this year’s show and what cool trends have developed in the industry. Q: What is new for this year’s convention? A: The NFRA Convention is unlike your typical food show.
OTTAWA, Ont. (Environment Canada)--The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, took action today towards increased controls on Bisphenol A, a chemical that can be harmful to both human health and the environment. Adding Bisphenol A to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), enables the development of regulatory risk management measures under CEPA 1999.
WASHINGTON (Institute Of Medicine) — Nutrition rating systems and symbols on the fronts of food packaging would be most useful to shoppers if they highlighted four nutrients of greatest concern – calories, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium – says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.