Company’s specialty belts offer solutions for maintaining product separation, minimizing points of contact and keeping products aligned. For applications that require special handling of complex products, Compound and Aligned belts are custom designed to meet your diverse needs. Compound belts are designed to move products up an incline, down a decline or to separate and minimize contact between products.
Paul Grant, Managing Director of Mackays, describes the challenges and benefits of introducing his product to a wider market.
TIME interviews controversial "food activist" Michael Pollan about his ideas on the relationship between environmental stewardship and food consumption.
Food Network takes a peek inside a facility that manufactures 600 million chocolate hearts every year.
Raising 75,000 hens takes a lot of power, but it's no sweat when you've got the sun on your side.
This new line of 8-Series AC reach trucks is designed for distribution centers, retail operations, refrigerated warehouses and third party logistics (3PL) applications. The three models include a single reach truck in 3,500- and 4,500- pound lifting capacities and a 3,000-pound capacity double reach model.
The Jet Mixer has proven to be successful in bulk tank mixing and gentle handling of shear-sensitive products, successfully processing products like yogurt pre-mix, infant formula, condensed milk whey, milk serum, buttermilk storage, milk protein isolate, cream and fresh cheese. The discharge of the mixer creates a pure axial flow pattern eliminating vortexing, unwanted air entrainment and the need for hard-to clean baffles.
Today’s popular technologies, including manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, are much more easily integrated, making it possible for manufacturing organizations to think about their operations holistically. When information flows across the boundaries of functional business silos, business processes become streamlined—eliminating waste of many kinds, reducing costs and driving efficiency throughout the enterprise.
First, for those familiar with the work of Stephen King, the IT I mention here is not the terrifying Pennywise the clown, who haunted my dreams for about a week after seeing the movie IT that was based on the famous horror author’s novel. Rather, I’m talking about that equally wonderful and frustrating art of information technology—and the only time its impact ever seems to be really appreciated.
Last week, while I was meandering around the web seeking interesting videos for Today In Food 's Thursday deployment, I came across a video that I found somewhat interesting. When the narrator—who looked to be about my age and was wearing a t-shirt from my favorite band—mentioned that he lived in a nearby town, I decided immediately that we were to be best friends for life.
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) conducted a survey on Food Safety (ASQ, 2009) revealing 93 percent of adults say food manufacturers, growers or suppliers should be held legally responsible when individuals are fatally sickened by tainted food. Other findings included: 61 percent of U.
The Octopus™ 808 Twin Automatic Rotary Ring Series Stretch Wrapper with dual film carriages wraps up to 150 loads per hour. It provides extremely high throughput, wrapping loads twice as fast with less film changes. The two film carriages operate simultaneously to double the wrapping speed, while still operating independently to provide optimal load containment.
Manufacturers and packagers of home-heated foods can now provide hermetically-sealed protection against contaminants and more accurately regulate the in-home cooking process with a new steam valve system. The system uses a proprietary design that provides a hermetic seal when applied over a pre-cut hole in flexible packaging or lidding film.
The product-in-crate washing machine allows many different lots of products, large or small, to be washed soon after one another and in their own crate. The unique system offers the possibility to bring clean whole heads of lettuce on the market with minimal water consumption. The system offers a fully automatic concept for drying the whole heads after washing.
BEIJING (AP) — Melamine-tainted dairy products were pulled from convenience store shelves in southern China more than a year after hundreds of thousands of children had been sickened in a massive milk safety scandal, a government spokeswoman said Monday. The announcement calls into question the effectiveness of a crackdown launched by Chinese officials to improve product safety after a number of scandals, including the contamination of baby formula in 2008 and the recent discovery of the toxic metal cadmium in cheap jewelry.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former vice president of Agriprocessors, Inc., has filed a second appeal to request to be released on bail while he awaits sentencing. Earlier this month a panel of three judges denied a motion from Sholom Rubashkin. The 51-year-old Postville man was convicted of 86 counts of financial fraud in November.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against the nation's largest dairy company Friday, alleging that Dean Foods Co. purchased a smaller dairy company in Wisconsin to quash competition and drive up milk prices. The lawsuit — filed in concert with attorneys general from Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin — seeks to undo Dean Foods' 2009 purchase of Foremost Farms USA's Consumer Products Division and to require Dean to give 30 days notice before all future acquisitions of milk processing operations.
LONDON (AP) — Italian confectioner Ferrero International SA on Monday formally declared that it would not make a takeover bid for Cadbury PLC. That left Kraft Foods Inc. with no one contesting its 11.5 billion-pound ($19.5 billion) bid for Cadbury. The announcement came on the deadline for Ferrero to make a firm offer.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island meat company is recalling 1.2 million pounds of pepper-coated salami due to concerns about salmonella contamination. The recall Saturday by Daniele International Inc. comes amid an investigation of a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 184 people in 38 states since July.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is laying off 480 workers in Iowa as it shifts some beef and pork production from its plant in Council Bluffs to Tennessee and Texas. The company based in Spingdale, Ark., says the move is designed to bring production closer to its growing customer base in the South.