The Instapak iMold® system produces between 400 and 600 packaging cushions per shift and is designed for low-volume packaging operations or decentralized high-volume operations. Using RFID technology, the system automatically identifies the mold and corresponding cushion recipe, ensuring that the system dispenses the correct amount of our foam into the perfectly sized film bag.
The DURAFLEX® metal conveyor belting features a ½” pitch and has been certified by the USDA to meet 3-A Sanitary Standards. The certification means that this food-safe belt is in compliance with all applicable sanitary codes for dairy equipment construction. Employing a unique, patent-pending design, the belting handles heavier loads at a longer life than typical light-duty conveyor belts while remaining cleanable and open.
The British company Vertal has unveiled the first of a new breed of hi-tech composting plants for food waste.
A Washington State driver claims he was suffering from caffeine-induced psychosis when he ran over two university students with his car.
Again we bring you a lesson in forklift safety... this vodka warehouse never stood a chance.
Don't keep your hands inside the cart: A supermarket in China tried offering shoppers a more automated shopping experience.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators said Wednesday that Kraft Foods Inc. had put forward possible changes to its hostile 9.8 billion pound ($16.3 billion) takeover of Cadbury PLC to soothe antitrust worries. The European Commission gave no details when it said it was extending a deadline by 10 working days — from Dec.
Growing up, there were seven of us in my house, and this equated to many showers taken each day. Add in the fact that we had a pool, and this basically meant my mother was doing multiple loads of towel-only laundry on a daily basis. Obviously, she had to put her foot down and teach us that we can use towels more than once.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is expecting to achieve 20 percent wind energy or 300 GW of wind generating capacity by 2030. Unlike many traditional energy sources, the challenge to achieve this goal is not related to availability of raw materials but rather increasing the manufacturing capacity of wind energy generation equipment.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, has announced it will open a long-term research laboratory in New Haven with a focus on the development of healthier food and beverage products. The company also will fund a graduate fellowship in the M.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, on Tuesday reaffirmed its 2010 earnings guidance that suggests its profit could fall below Wall Street's average expectation. The company also said it is on track to double 2007 gross profits by 2012. Monsanto repeated that its 2010 earnings will be between $2.
DENVER ( beefusa.org ) — New, dynamic educational sessions with direct access to the leading authorities on pressing cattle industry issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges, are available at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas starting Jan.
ARLINGTON, VA ( Animal Ag Alliance ) — The ninth annual Stakeholders Summit will be hosted by the Animal Agriculture Alliance (Alliance) April 28–29, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Each year, the Summit brings together stakeholders from across the food chain to address the most challenging issues facing animal agriculture, including animal welfare, public health, farm security, and the animal rights movement.
OMAHA, Neb. (PRNewswire) — There is a new reality when it comes to grocery shopping in the U.S.—consumers want simple foods they can prepare at home and that don't compromise on quality. This shift comes at a time when many people hope that the pains of the recession are fading away and that they will have more money to spend on food in 2010.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp., the world's largest fast-food chain, said Tuesday that a key U.S. sales figure fell in November, only the fourth time the monthly measurement failed to rise in more than 6 1/2 years. But the company continued to experience some growth overseas, and overall sales edged up 0.
The newly redesigned Compact Dryer removes moisture from fresh-cut produce after washing. Now CE-marked and UL-certified, the Compact Dryer features new Allen-Bradley controls and a new support frame to ease operation, enhance sanitation and improve worker safety. Handling up to 600 lb (280 kg) of product per hour, the unit is ideal for small to medium volume fresh-cut processors handling a wide variety of products.
The TG200 and TG300 TRUNKGUARD™ Series Fieldbus Device Couplers have successfully completed the Foundation Device Coupler Registration Process for the Fieldbus Foundation. Five TG200 models and two TG300 models are available. The units deliver a fast and easy way to connect multiple fieldbus devices to a main fieldbus trunk in FOUNDATION fieldbus™ (H1) and PROFIBUS PA networks.
The RotoGrate Magnetic Separator, which is ideal for products with poor flow characteristics, features a powerful motorized rotating grate magnet which processes material, such as cocoa, flour or starch, that would bridge traditional grate assemblies. The unit is available in food grade and self cleaning options.
We live in a time of a globalized economy—no one knows this better than those in manufacturing. With competition literally rising from the smoke stacks in China and India, among a bevy of other countries, there is no doubt that most of what’s sold in America is longer made here. And as we continue (or stop, as we have recently) to consume, we’re perpetuating a damaging cycle: American jobs are being shipped overseas because of the shoddy economy, and yet we are unable to fix said economy because the money we spend on those foreign-made goods doesn’t stay within our borders.
SILVER SPRING, MD (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay on or after Nov. 16 due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses in some people who had consumed oysters harvested from this area, which is located on the Gulf of Texas.