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Peanut Exec's Family Asks Judge to Show Mercy in Salmonella Case

September 21, 2015 2:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The family of a former peanut executive is asking a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing him for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. Stewart Parnell faces up to 803 years in prison. He was convicted a year ago of knowingly shipping contaminated peanut butter and faking results of lab tests.


Survey Shows Less Optimism Among Manufacturers

September 21, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although most mid-sized manufacturers still expect to grow their revenues this year and next, recent survey results reflect diminished expectations compared to recent years.


General Mills Speaks Up on Climate Change

September 21, 2015 1:30 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

American food giant, General Mills has spoken out on climate change. CEO Ken Powell stated that global warming is being created by human activity and is threatening to disrupt global food supplies. Find out more by watching this video from The Lempert Report.


McDonald's Shareholder Calls For Stronger Steps On Antibiotics

September 21, 2015 1:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Congregation of Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas last week filed a shareholder proposal calling on McDonald's to add beef and pork to previously announced plans to end purchases of chickens raised with antibiotics.


PACK EXPO Las Vegas Brings the World of Automation Together with the Center for Trends and Technology

September 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

The drivers and technologies shaping today’s automated machinery are on display throughout PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015. And they are in the spotlight at The Center for Trends and Technology: Improving Production Through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program.


State Fairs Won't Press Broiler Industry's Bird Flu Luck

September 21, 2015 12:45 pm | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The South is the heart of U.S. broiler chicken production and escaped the deadly bird flu virus that devastated flocks in the Midwest this spring. Autumn, however, brings the possibility that migrating wild birds will carry the virus to the lower half of the U.S.


Florida Candy Factory Makes Angel Mints For Higher Purpose

September 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by TRACEY MCMANUS, Tampa Bay Times | News | Comments

It was only after he lost his biggest customer that candy maker Scott Rehm realized who cared most about his peppermints.


Report: Growing Consumer Concerns on Sugar Intake Pave Way for Sugar-Reduced Dairy

September 21, 2015 12:05 pm | by DSM | News | Comments

Based on an international survey, the report zooms in on consumer perceptions around sugar in dairy. Despite the fact that 62% of consumers surveyed are concerned about the sugar content in their dairy, sugared dairy is still preferred over sugar-reduced or no added sugar varieties.


North Dakota Bottling Company Suing PepsiCo Over Contract

September 20, 2015 2:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Dakota Pepsi distributor is accusing the soft drink company of breaking a 60-year-old contract on exclusive sales rights.


Peanut Executive in Salmonella Case Faces Sentencing

September 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

A year after a federal jury convicted him of crimes behind a salmonella outbreak blamed for killing nine people and sickening hundreds more, former peanut executive Stewart Parnell returns to court facing possible imprisonment for the rest of his life. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Monday in Albany, Georgia, for the 61-year-old former owner of Peanut Corporation of America.


Burger King's Black Burger Headed to U.S.

September 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Burger King is reportedly preparing to celebrate Halloween by offering its U.S. customers a chance to try a "black burger." The fast food chain debuted the unique-looking hamburger in Japan. The first iteration of the "Kuro" used bamboo charcoal to create black buns and infused its sauce with squid link.


Bakers Find New Ways to Respond To Operational Demands & Consumer Trends at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

Baking and snack manufacturers will leave Las Vegas with food for thought.


Mister Bee's New Owners See Strong Potential in Potato Chip Company

September 20, 2015 12:57 pm | by BRETT DUNLAP, Parkersburg News and Sentinel | News | Comments

The new owners of Mister Bee Potato Chips want to bring the company back to the forefront of people's minds.


ERP Lessons Learned

September 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by Ryan Swain | Articles | Comments

In today's real-time economy, a process manufacturer's success is dependent on anticipating problems and preparing for prevention and resolutions.


Molson Coors Shares Close at All-Time High on Hope of SABMiller Takeover

September 20, 2015 12:00 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Molson Coors' shares closed at an all-time high Friday on increased investor hope that the brewer will gain control of MillerCoors, its joint venture with SABMiller in the United States.


Compact NXC Drive

September 20, 2015 11:30 am | by Vacon | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces the NXC Drive – an enclosed, variable-speed AC drive for high-power applications that is also one of the most compact of its type on the market.

AGT Series Ground Fault Indicators

September 20, 2015 11:00 am | by NK Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers a wide range of ground fault indicators, including the AGT Series. The AGT Series produces an analog 4–20 mA signal proportional to earth or ground fault current. When connected to a controller or data logger, NEC requirements for alarm can be met.

Coca-Cola: IRS Says We Owe $3.3 Billion in Back Taxes

September 18, 2015 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009, the company said Friday.


FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule Now Final: What You Need to Know

September 18, 2015 2:00 pm | by Joe Bove, PE, Vice President, Design, Stellar | Articles | Comments

Following several years of FDA outreach and industry input, the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now officially final. The rule implements elements from the original proposal in 2013 as well as supplemental proposals since then. Several things have changed as a result.


Food Manufacturing's Week in Review

September 18, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.



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