MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected the company's final offer for a new five-year contract. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported that more than 1,200 — or about 97 percent — of the union members voted on whether to accept the offer or risk a lockout at the company's five sugar beet processing plants.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is taking on Indianapolis with a billboard warning that hot dogs may be hazardous to your health.
SMITH POINT, Texas (AP) — Tracy Woody heaved a hemp bag filled with oysters across the deck of his boat and began inspecting his catch. One shell after another was empty. It's virtually official, Woody said: the third-worst drought in state history has killed any hope that Texas oysters would make up for the severe losses in Mississippi and Louisiana, where the shellfish suffered from last year's oil spill and this year's massive flooding.
Finding a gear reducer that offers performance and withstands the harsh chemicals and high-pressure washdown required in a food or beverage plant can be a real challenge. No plant can afford to have processing lines shut down when inspectors find corrosion or other damage that can result from the cleaning process.
McDonald’s is currently opening a new restaurant every other day in China as it competes with fellow fast food giant Yum! Brands for dominance in Asia. McDonald’s company president for Asia says the restaurant should be opening a new franchise …
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Tests show no traces of salmonella were found at a northern Idaho sprouts facility that was blamed for several cases of food poisoning. Moyee Springs' Evergreen Produce recalled its alfalfa and spicy sprouts under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, which said the plant was linked to 25 cases of salmonella poisoning in people from Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and New Jersey.
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Starbucks Corp. brewed up a hot third quarter, reporting Thursday that its profit rose 34 percent to beat expectations. The world's largest coffee retailer said that despite tough economic times, more people are visiting its stores than last year at this time, and they're spending more.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (AP) -- A night shift supervisor at a northeast Texas poultry plant is dead after he became pinned under the wheels of a truck backing into a loading dock. Federal workplace safety inspectors are investigating the death of Jimmy Bynum of injuries from the accident at the Pilgrim's Pride protein conversion plant in Mount Pleasant.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Workers who filed a class-action lawsuit against a Kansas slaughterhouse for unpaid wages and overtime have asked a federal judge to bar Creekstone Farms Premium Beef from discovering their immigration status during the litigation. The employees have asked U.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal jury delivered guilty verdicts Thursday against the last defendant in an $856 million fraud case involving a bankrupt western Pennsylvania water bottler. The jury found Robert Lynn, 67, a former vice president of Le-Nature's Inc., guilty of 10 counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy relating to the company's operations, U.
Air conditioning and dehumidification can account for more than one-third of total energy consumption in food processing facilities. Food Manufacturing spoke with Hannah Granade of Advantix Systems about how optimizing energy efficiency can help improve competitiveness in a food manufacturing environment.
(AP) — This undated photo provided by the American Dairy Association shows a butter sculpture display at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. The fair revealed on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, that the usual cow and calf made of butter are accompanied this time by a butter space shuttle and astronaut.
The 3D MultiVision is a Windows-based inventory management software that enables users to view data for multiple bins in a single window. The product can be used with all versions of non-contact, dust penetrating 3DLevelScanner. By clicking on a single bin, users can zoom in on detailed information including minimum, maximum and average levels and see 3D visualization of bin content.
Our staff compares Volcano Lemon Burst and Volcano Lime Burst to ReaLemon and ReaLime juice.
(USDA) — Tri State Beef, a Cincinnati, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 228,596 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The following product is subject to recall: Combo bins of "TRI-STATE BEEF CO.
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Dr. Pepper Snapple's second-quarter profit fell 6 percent as the beverage maker faced higher costs and said it would be raising prices. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. said Wednesday that it is dealing with increased packaging, ingredient and transportation costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diageo PLC, the world's biggest liquor producer, has agreed to pay about $16.4 million to settle civil allegations of bribing government officials in India, Thailand and South Korea to get sales and tax benefits for its Johnnie Walker and Windsor Scotch whiskeys and other brands.
McDonald's is taking in record profits, due in large part to new menu items like coffee and oatmeal. These profits may serve to encourage restaurant chains to continue diversifying their menus.
Discussing the need for X-ray inspection systems, the importance of product development, how systems are changing and the future of the marketplace 1) Why do manufacturers need X-ray inspection systems? Quite simply, manufacturers need X-ray inspection systems in order to protect their brands as a poor quality product will damage their reputation with consumers and their future business.