GRAMERCY, La. (AP) — Groundbreaking is scheduled Feb. 3 in Gramercy for a sugar refinery that owners say will be able to produce a million tons of sugar a year. Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC says that's one of the highest capacities in the country. The corporation is a joint venture among Cargill, Imperial Sugar Company, and Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc.
LAKELAND, Fla. (PRNewswire) — It's a safe bet that when you're sitting on your patio deck enjoying a cold Bud, you don't give much thought to how it went from St. Louis to your local liquor store. But for the nation's 1,500 breweries, 2,800 beer distributors, and approximately 530,000 retail businesses that sell beer, it's a time-honored route laden with checks and balances.
MINNEAPOLIS (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — Target today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. This announcement includes Target owned brands — Archer Farms and Market Pantry — and national brands.
Industrial strength magnetic separation equipment has been used in manufacturing facilities for decades. These magnetic separators remove unwanted ferrous metals from bulk products to improve product purity, protect sensitive processing equipment from damage, and prevent fires or explosions. While these separators have been widely used in industrial applications for many years, the past 10 to15 years have seen a marked increase in the general strength of these magnetic separators due to strong influences for safety in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
These Catch cloths of 18 gauge vinyl are designed for installation under conveyors in the food processing and baking indus-tries. The product prevent errant product from dropping onto other lines or being transferred throughout the plant; they facilitate plant cleanup by confining spillage in one area.
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.