“Well… I guess I should just be glad I have a job.”Ugh. I sincerely feel that this distasteful phrase is the ugly ribbon tied around our pre-packaged recession malaise.Don’t get me wrong… I AM glad to …
Don’t get me wrong… I AM glad to have a job. But as we grapple up this economic canyon, the lingering cries of a desperately submissive workforce have muted our national confidence. We’re a nation of wet blankets, or worse, puppies — ecstatically licking our owners’ hands. In summary: I’m tired of the groveling. I’m tired of the daily fear that, lest we function at near-robotic levels of productivity, we’ll lose our positions.
The ExactaStack self-stacking spiral belt is a drop-in replacement for standard and wide belt stackers. The belt is available in all widths, tier heights and mesh configurations for both spliced-in sections and complete belt replacements. As a drop-in replacement, no system drive modifications are required.
The IronHorse™ permanent magnet DC 56C-frame motor line features totally enclosed non-vented (TENV) and totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) models. The motors are constructed of a rolled steel frame with cast aluminum end bell, and are available in sizes ranging from .33 to 2HP. The motors are ideal for applications such as conveyors, turntables and whenever adjustable speed, constant torque, dynamic braking and reversing capabilities are needed.
GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Del Bueno of Grandview, Wash., says it's recalling 16 oz. packages of its Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
ATLANTA ( poultryegg.org ) — Poultry processing managers will learn about the latest equipment and cutting-edge technology for today's poultry processing operations at the 2010 Poultry Processor Workshop. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Poultry & Egg Institute, this year's conference will be held May 12-13, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta.
WASHINGTON (NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased with the news of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s trade mission to Japan. “We appreciate Secretary Vilsack’s efforts to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Japan when it comes to trade in agricultural products between our two countries,” said Steve Foglesong, NCBA president.
LONDON (AP) — A cross-party committee of British lawmakers has accused Kraft Foods Inc. of acting "irresponsibly and unwisely" during its 11.5 billion pound ($17.5 billion) takeover of Cadbury. In a highly critical report Tuesday, the Business Select Committee said that the controversy surrounding the deal would have long-term implications for Britain's takeover laws.
WINNIPEG (Canadian Press) — Manitoba escape artist Dean Gunnarson says his next stunt will see him trying to avoid tasting death in a beer tank. Gunnarson says he plans to be handcuffed and locked inside a 240-litre vat full of the fermented malt beverage on Saturday at the Off-Campus Social Club in Winnipeg.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. said Monday that it will reduce its packaging, waste, greenhouse gas and water use by 2015. The food maker said it would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and water use by 15 percent as compared to its 2008 levels. ConAgra said it would reduce its packaging by 10 percent as compared to 2008 levels and increase the amount of packaging made of renewable resources from 45 percent to more than 50 percent.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State utility regulators say they have approved a long term contract between Idaho Power Co. and a company generating power from cow manure. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the deal between the state's biggest utility and Cargill, Inc., which operates an anaerobic digester near the southern Idaho town of Hansen.
Social networking can be a giant waste of time. I say that as someone charged with the task of maintaining Food Manufacturing’s presence on several social networking platforms. Don’t get me wrong: connecting with readers in …
Whistles are blowing, phones are ringing and people are scrambling all over the factory floor. There has just been a major equipment breakdown and it looks like it will take days to fix and get the plant running again. Just think of the lost production, the late orders and the unhappy customers.
I say that as someone charged with the task of maintaining Food Manufacturing’s presence on several social networking platforms. Don’t get me wrong: connecting with readers in the food industry on twitter has been a valuable experience, allowing me to keep up, in real time, with what you guys are concerned about in your day-to-day operations.
The Bug Blocker® Expanded Metal Overhead Loading Dock Door provides serious security for loading docks. Tough Expanded Metal keeps out unwanted persons, birds, pests and rodents while providing accessibility for employees. This new product helps comply with AIB, ASI, FSIS, USDA, IPM, SQF 1000 and Homeland Security programs.
NanoCeram® activated carbon filters are capable of removing small particles, bacteria and virus from water at high flow rates, using the principal of electrostatic attraction and adsorption. The filters have received many awards including the 2005 Hall of Fame award from the Space Foundation. A new design incorporates the filters’ powder-activated carbon infused filter media which is pleated around a carbon block center core.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's a good spring for strawberry lovers: Prices are unusually low in many places because cold weather delayed Florida's harvest to coincide with California's, and the two states are flooding the market with cheap berries. A record number of strawberries for this time of the year were picked in the U.
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — A McCurtain County jury has returned a $7.3 million verdict against Tyson Foods Inc., finding the company defrauded a group of 10 McCurtain County chicken growers through a series of deceptive and coercive business practices. Idabel attorney Tony Benson, who helped represent the suing chicken growers, said his clients are excited about the verdict.