The new DynaClean line is engineered from the bottom up to fulfill a need for custom food conveyor systems that are reconfigurable. The line is designed and built to meet NSF, FDA, USDA and BISCC standards and is fabricated with stainless steel and sturdy plastic segments. Segments are engineered to quickly connect with each other.
Multi-Shaft Mixers are available in 1, 2 and 4-gallon capacities and feature two or three independently-driven agitators working in tandem, such as a high speed saw-tooth disperser, a high shear rotor-stator and a low speed anchor. Common applications include solids dispersion, dissolution, particle size reduction, emulsification and preparing homogeneous mixtures as high as a million centipoise.
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. (Cornucopia Institute) — An industrial-scale organic dairy, located south of Phoenix in the desert Southwest, is poised to lose its USDA organic certification. The enforcement action at Shamrock Farms is the result of a USDA investigation into organic livestock management practices that was triggered by a formal complaint from The Cornucopia Institute.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City company is recalling 875 pounds of turkey filets that are mislabeled as center cut steaks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Monday by Chef's Requested Foods Inc. The product's label reads "Chef's Requested Center Cut Steak" and includes the establishment number "EST.
BUCKLEY, Ill. (AP) — An eastern Illinois hog farm has agreed to pay more than $81,000 in fines for spilling more than 200,000 gallons of manure in a creek and in the process killing tens of thousands of fish. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said in a new release Monday that the owners of R3E LLC will pay nearly $64,000 to the state Department of Natural Resources for the fish kill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to break a stalemate that is threatening 160 million workers with Jan. 1 tax increases, President Barack Obama urged the top leaders of Congress Wednesday to first pass a short-term extension while promising to work with lawmakers on a full-year measure. Obama's calls to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The White Castle hamburger chain is sipping on the idea of selling alcoholic beverages at its restaurants. The 90-year-old company is testing beer and wine sales at a location in Lafayette, Ind., that combines a traditional White Castle burger joint with a Blaze Modern BBQ, a new restaurant concept also being tried out.
Food safety today is a top priority for manufacturers, retailers and suppliers, as well as consumers. Consumers also are looking for fresher products with better taste and less additives. To meet these demands for quality, nutrition and safety, more companies are considering high-pressure processing (HPP).
PAHALA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island police are investigating the theft of thousands of pounds of coffee cherries from trees in the Kau district. Police say that sometime between Dec. 9 and Dec. 11, trees on property off an old sugar cane haul road above Pahala were stripped of about 2,000 to 4,000 pounds of coffee cherries.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The Aberdeen City Council has extended the building permit expiration date for a long-delayed beef packing plant. The Aberdeen American News reports that the date for Northern Beef Packers' permit has been extended from Dec. 31 of this year to the end of 2012 without additional fees.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable farm. A nuclear engineer tired of office bureaucracy decided to get into cattle ranching in Texas. While fresh demographic information on U.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A California organic food maker says its plans to open a plant in South Carolina and hire 700 workers have been put on hold. Amy's Kitchen says it has encountered unexpected problems renovating a former bakery along Interstate 85 in Greenville. The company says demand for its products are so great it needs more manufacturing capability now, so it is expanding some existing facilities instead.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company said Wednesday it is buying Argentine farm operator Fondomonte S.A. for $83 million in a bid to secure access to animal feed. The acquisition will give Riyadh-based Almarai Co. control of roughly 30,000 acres of farmland in the South American nation.
Flavorist Jim Hassel shows CBS's Morley Safer some of the raw ingredients used by Givaudan, the largest flavoring company in the world.
When making adjustments to organization structure we should consider more than just the objective, functional sensibilities, but also the personal and especially the communication elements of our organizations. The fourth quarter transition into the first quarter of a new year is a naturally disruptive period for most businesses, filled with anxiety over meeting year-end and fourth-quarter objectives as well as hopes that the final push will leave the business healthy enough to remove some constraints or otherwise enable some decisions in the first quarter.
(AP) — In this photo made Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, Laura Frerichs, 31, is shown with husband Andy carrying infant son Eli on her organic farm outside of Hutchinson, Minn. Frerichs discovered her passion for farming about a year after she graduated from college with an anthropology degree and is among more people in their 20s and 30s going into farming.
The Tritium™ Multipacker is a continuous motion multipacker with single-, double- and three-lane configurations. The system arranges products into compact pack patterns and wraps the configurations in film, eliminating the need for trays and pads. The packs are sent through an energy efficient heat tunnel to tightly shrink the film around each multipack, producing a consistent, wrinkle-free bull's eye and bottom seal.
NVIRO® Flexible Packaging is comprised of renewable and compostable materials, printed and laminated with low VOC water-based inks and adhesives. The solution provides a higher product-to-package ratio, is lightweight and creates fewer emissions during transportation. The product can be customized to fit packaging requirements such as roll fed film, preformed pouches and resealable pouches.
ProGrade® Tube Magnets are small and can be used as inspection tools or anywhere traditional grate magnets will not fit. The units are 1" (25.4mm) in diameter, made of 316L stainless steel and have 1/4 x 20 UNC tapped end plugs. Individual units are available from 4" (100m) up to 24" (610mm) long, can be used to remove ferrous contaminants from liquids in tanks, as a quality control check for dry bulk materials and in many other situations.
Servo Filling Machines can be cleaned in place and require less maintenance. Modern controls allow the operator to call up a recipe in the operator interface and bring up the appropriate fill profile and the system automatically adjusts. The servo drive acceleration and declaration parameters allow the fill to be customized for maximum speed without splashing or for maximum spread within the tray.