Authorized distributors are the classic connection between food manufacturers and producers of rotating equipment technology, such as bearings, seals, lubricants and shafts, and the engineering expertise that stands behind them. Often, distributors who have developed mature relationships with their food industry customers offer services that only time and a deep understanding of the food producer’s needs can bring into play.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio dairy farm worker accused of abusing cows in an undercover video has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of cruelty to animals. An attorney for 25-year-old Billy Joe Gregg Jr. entered the plea Wednesday. Gregg appeared on a video conference Thursday in a separate court to plead not guilty to a felony gun charge.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio regulators are disputing a claim by the Human Society of the United States, which alleged that farms in the state are producing 350,000 eggs a year that are contaminated with salmonella. The Ohio Department of Agriculture says data indicate that Ohio farms produce about 35,000 bad eggs annually, a tiny percentage of the 7 billion eggs produced here each year.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Procter & Gamble Co. said Wednesday that it's recalling Iams ProActive Health canned cat and kitten food in 3-ounce and 5.5-ounce cans that expire September 2011 to June 2012. Tests have shown the food contains insufficient levels of Vitamin B1, which is essential to feline health.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For more than two decades, pork has been known as "The Other White Meat." Now industry insiders think it's time the meat got a new reputation. The National Pork Board plans to replace its ubiquitous advertising slogan with something officials hope will improve stagnant sales.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for Dole Foods urged a judge Thursday to quickly conclude hearings in a case involving purported banana workers in Nicaragua to protect those who blew the whistle on an alleged multimillion dollar fraud. In documents filed with Judge Victoria Chaney, the lawyers said a manhunt was being conducted in Nicaragua for the so-called John Doe witnesses, who were being threatened with reprisals unless they recanted their testimony.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At the same time they are venting their fury on BP over the Gulf of Mexico spill and its calamitous environmental effects, Louisiana politicians are rushing to the defense of the oil-and-gas industry and pleading with Washington to bring back offshore drilling — now.
Childhood diseases and certain types of cancer on the rise, and chemical exposure could be a likely suspect. In the past, chemicals have largely been dubbed innocent until proven guilty, but that concept is changing rapidly.
Although the FDA is in charge of making sure about 80 percent of the nation's food supply, a new report says the agency isn't doing enough and needs major changes.
A woman finds herself near death in a hospital after eating raw cookie dough that was contaminated with E. coli.
USDA's Food Safety Mobile visits a Washington, D.C., school to teach students about the importance of food safety.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of more than 10 egg producers that a group of restaurants and food processing companies claims conspired to fix egg prices nationwide has agreed to a $25 million settlement, according to a court filing. The restaurants and processors claim egg prices skyrocketed between 2004 and 2008 because industry officials conspired to reduce production — not because feed costs rose, as egg industry leaders said.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Delaware poultry processor says it is contesting a $1 million fine for safety violations at a plant on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The fine announced Friday against Harbeson, Del.-based Allen Family Foods is the largest by a Maryland Occupational Safety and Health unit for a single inspection or investigation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Solo Cup Co., which makes single-serving food and beverage containers, will close three factories, eliminating 1,240 jobs, because of growing capacity at its 10 other North American plants. The company said Tuesday that it plans to shutter factories in North Andover, Mass.
LYNDHURST, Va. (AP) — A Lyndhurst frozen food distributor has been fined $14,000 in connection with the death of an employee. The News Virginian of Waynesboro reports that a state Department of Labor and Industry investigation found serious safety violations at Burris Logistics. According to the state report obtained by the newspaper, 27-year-old Matt Megginson was crushed when a forklift he was operating crashed into a wrapping machine in November.
BERLIN (AP) — German regulators say they are fining several coffee companies a total of euro30 million ($35 million) for illegal price fixing. The Bonn-based Federal Cartel Office said Wednesday that it has fined eight German coffee companies or their local subsidiaries — Tchibo, J.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC says 90 percent of the compensation checks it has issued so far have gone to fishermen. The British oil giant said Tuesday in a Twitter message that as of the day before it had issued about 18,000 checks totaling $49 million. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley earlier called out the National Guard to help spread the word among coastal residents in his state that they can apply to BP for compensation for losses stemming from the spill.
Legislation recently introduced to overhaul the nation’s outdated chemical law is a “no-brainer”—so much so that the industry itself largely supports the move. Given the complexities of the global marketplace, however, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 easily could lead to unintended consequences that harm the U.
Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press Writer - June, 8, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the Food and Drug Administration is stretched thin and needs to reorganize to better keep the nation's food safe. The report released by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council Tuesday says the agency needs to become more efficient and better target its limited dollars to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.
SYDNEY (Kyodo) — Two former Japanese whalers allege that both crewmembers and the semiofficial Institute of Cetacean Research are involved in large-scale whale meat embezzlement, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday. The two whistleblowers spoke to the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program about hundreds of kilograms of whale meat being stolen for either personal consumption or to sell to restaurants.