While the Animal Agriculture Alliance is disappointed by the images of alleged animal cruelty documented in an undercover video released in January by animal activist group Mercy for Animals (MFA), it is also dismayed that several news organizations have used footage from a single location to denounce the entire dairy industry as inhumane. The video depicts unsatisfactory conditions that are not representative of America's dairy families as a whole.
Available in widths from 8 to 16 inches, the Oven Ease™ bag allows pre-seasoned poultry items to be cooked inside the same material they are packaged in, reducing prep-time, clean-up time and, in some cases, cooking time. The convenient ovenable package features exceptional clarity and can be used with cook-from-raw or reheat applications.
System safely inverts drums of dusty powders, and then meters the material into an existing screener. MTS hydraulic Lift & Seal System™ seals drum outlet to a dust-tight pour cone for a clean working environment. Patented Control Link™ Rotation System provides 180° drum rotation for maximum product discharge.
ExactaStack™, the new exact drop-in replacement for existing self-stacking spirals, is now also available with its Advantage plastic overlay. Because Advantage is easy to clean, it is the market's only plastic spiral belt that is USDA Accepted for meat and poultry. The combination of ExactaStack™ and Advantage makes it the market's first and only self-stacking spiral belt with plastic overlay providing a perfect solution for existing sticky product applications.
LONDON (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. announced Friday that it will delist shares of Cadbury PLC on the London Stock Exchange, now that it has clinched a takeover of the British chocolate and gum company. Kraft gave 20 business days' notice of its intention to delist, and said it expects Cadbury to be removed from the London Stock Exchange after 08:00 GMT (03:00 a.
JAKARTA, Feb. 8 (Kyodo) — Greenpeace activists staged a protest outside the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta on Monday, calling for a fair trial of their two colleagues in Japan who were arrested after exposing an alleged whale meat embezzlement scandal involving the Japanese government-sponsored research whaling program.
BEIJING (AP) — China has found another 170 tons of tainted milk powder in an emergency crackdown that has made it increasingly clear many products discovered in the country's 2008 milk scandal were repackaged for sale instead of destroyed. The growing number of cases in recent weeks challenges the government's earlier promise to overhaul its approach to food safety after hundreds of thousands of children in that scandal were sickened by milk products tainted with an industrial chemical.
TOKYO (AP) — A clash over control has scuttled plans for Japanese beermaker Kirin Holdings Co. and smaller rival Suntory Holdings Ltd. to create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies. Despite seven months of negotiations, the two companies said Monday could not agree on an acquisition ratio, which would've determined control of the new entity.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Poultry companies sued by Oklahoma in 2005 should be prohibited from allowing waste generated by birds owned, leased or otherwise controlled by them to be applied on fields in the Illinois River watershed in excess of a certain amount, the state of Oklahoma argues in a document filed Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Las Vegas-based company and its owners have been sentenced to three years probation for distributing a toxic pet food ingredient. Prosecutors in Kansas City say 43-year-old Sally Qing Miller and 57-year-old Stephen S. Miller also must pay a $5,000 fine, and their company, Chemnutra Inc.
Dresser-Rand Company recently designed and installed a complete waste heat recovery system at the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA). The project included engineering, construction and testing of the waste heat boiler, steam turbine generator set and condenser, ducting and valves.
A recent LinkedIn post asked for experiences from foreign national corporations who have had trouble introducing their products and services to the North American market. From our experience in this area, foreign national corporations typically encounter the following issues: Send a foreign national to open the operation just because someone believes there is a large untapped market in North America, but no research is done and no plan is formulated before coming.
Intended for 3-A and USDA applications as well as industrial applications involving contamination-sensitive materials and/or frequent product changeovers, the Model 700-TH-40-SS Sanitary Rotary Batch Mixer gently blends batches of ingredients in parts as small as one per million with 100% uniformity in less than three minutes, evacuates 100% of the batch, and can be sanitized rapidly with no tools.
The QAS™ quality inspection system for in-process inspection of poultry products assures processed products conform to exacting customer specifications. The system delivers major benefits including: Real-time data collection and reporting Improved efficiency from the reduction of redundant data entry steps A customizable system A paperless means for gathering inspection data The systems provide a paperless means for gathering inspection data of incoming, outgoing or work-in-process (W-I-P) product.
Over the past few decades, the use of sophisticated high density electronics within automation and process control panels has become commonplace. Thermal management and its related costs for these electronic enclosures are very important considerations in managing these valuable assets. Choosing the appropriate and most cost and energy efficient cooling solution from the many types available requires knowledge of their individual strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to match that to the operational environment.
I spend a huge amount of my time as a keynote speaker at countless conferences and events, many of them within and to the food, packaging, retail and restaurant sector. I also spend quite a bit of time with smaller, strategy-oriented leadership session designed around the theme of 'how to innovate in a high velocity economy.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century. Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Ice cracked some of the bottles that had been left there in 1909, but the restorers said Friday they are confident the five crates contain intact bottles "given liquid can be heard when the crates are moved.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The ketchup packet has been around for more than 40 years, and complaints about it for nearly as long: too messy, too small, too hard to open. Now ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co. is unveiling the first major packaging change to the to-go condiment. The new design has a base that's more like a cup for dipping and also a tear-off end for squeezing, plus it holds three times as much ketchup than a traditional packet.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials voted Thursday night to adopt urgent safety recommendations in response to last year's deadly explosion at a Slim Jim snack factory in North Carolina. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board approved the recommendations Thursday night by a 2-1 vote taken following a public hearing in Raleigh.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Capping a decade-long battle, private companies in Mexico have begun the first legal plantings of genetically modified corn, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday. Environmentalists and farm groups announced they have filed an appeal with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, arguing the government has been unwilling or unable to halt the illicit spread of GM crops in Mexico, the birthplace of corn.