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.
KUMANO, Japan (AP) — Thousands of tuna, their silver bellies bloated with fat, swim frantically around in netted areas of a small bay, stuffing themselves until they grow twice as heavy as in the wild. Is this sushi's future? Tuna raised like chickens or cows? As the world's love affair with raw fish depletes wild tuna populations, long-running efforts to breed the deep-sea fish from egg to adulthood may finally be bearing fruit.
LOS ANGELES (AP-Reeds, Inc.) — Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED) (NASDAQ: REEDR), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced yesterday that it will begin producing new products designed to compete with existing over the counter medicines. "For years we have been hearing from our customers on how they use our ginger brews to treat health conditions.
SACRAMENTO (AScribe Newswire) — Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation will present the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in California to John Diener. "John Diener's combination of a land ethic with novel approaches to agriculture and conservation is truly exemplary," said Dr.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A $45 million state fish hatchery now under construction won't have onsite housing for employees or laboratories for University of Alaska, Fairbanks researchers when it opens next summer. Sport fisheries director Charlie Swanton told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that rising costs forced the state to eliminate those components of the project.
WASHINGTON (USDA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday announced the opening of its new small plant help-desk, which will provide for operators of small and very small meat, poultry and processed egg products establishments seeking help with agency requirements with direct access to knowledgeable staff specialists.
The new hybrid bearing, DryLin® WJRM, was developed with the goal of reducing driving force. A self-lubricating plastic, sliding sleeve bearing ensures the hybrid linear system is dirt and moisture resistant, lightweight and low cost. A maintenance-free polymer roller brings ease of use to applications where heavy machine doors up to 110 pounds have to be adjusted manually.
The TS4000H Toxic Gas Detector offers protection against a wide range of hazardous industrial gases and is able to safeguard against oxygen deficiency. The field-proven instrumentation communications protocol is easy-to-use and provides uniform and consistent communication without disturbing the integrity of the 4-20mA analog signal.
The patented CCT (Cross Contamination Tester) heat exchanger testing kit is designed for in-plant testing of exchange surface integrity. One tester fits all heat exchangers and provides immediate pass/fail results. Plate & Frame heat exchangers are tested without disassembly. Holes or cracks in heat exchange surfaces can result in microbial contamination of food products.
As a leading manufacturer of natural and organic fresh prepared foods, The Really Cool Food Company, LLC takes great care to assure products are delicious and safe. As the final touch in its quality-conscious endeavor, The Really Cool Food Company relies on AdvanChek x-ray inspection systems from Metter-Toledo Safeline and Beltweigh XE checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed at their new production center, which opened in October 2008 to prepare combination meals, entrees, salads and side dishes.
A colleague of mine, David Mantey (editor of Product Design and Development ), wrote a column a while ago titled, “ We Landed On The Moon, Big Deal .” There’s no mincing words here; it’s easy enough to tell what his stance on NASA is. One of David’s main contentions is that NASA does not, and cannot, invoke the same soaring heroics and national pride it used to back in the moon-landing era, which is a fair assumption.
Untitled Document FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A company based in California is recalling some of its beef products because of concerns about possible salmonella contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Fresno-based Beef Packers Inc.
SILVER SPRING, MD (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The FDA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have created an online tool to help farmers and producers assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in their production processes.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A leading livestock market expert warned Kansas cattlemen Friday that the industry will continue to be tough and urged them to take advantage of any narrow profit margins they can find. Randy Blach, an economist for CattleFax, spoke as the Kansas Livestock Association meeting here wrapped up its two-day annual convention.
MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) — A 15-year-old cheddar made in Wisconsin, possibly the most mature cheese for sale in the country, is selling well despite the $50-per-pound price tag, its producer said Saturday. Hook's 15-year Sharp Cheddar, produced in 1994, went up for sale in a handful of outlets on Friday and has proven popular, said cheese maker Tony Hook.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has promoted two executives to lead the company's poultry and beef and pork units, filling leadership positions created when the company named a new CEO and chief operating officer last month. The world's largest meat maker has named Donnie D.
LONDON (AP) — Cadbury PLC said Monday it plans to publish its formal response to a 9.8 billion pound ($16.3 billion) hostile takeover offer from Kraft Foods Inc. on Dec. 14. Kraft, the maker of Oreo cookies, Nabisco crackers and its namesake cheese, took the offer straight to shareholders of the British candy company on Friday.
Since 1962 Country Maid has been preparing delicious, high-quality dips, salads, side dishes and other fine food products designed to delight the individual tastes and ever-changing palates of American consumers from coast to coast. Country Maid is family owned and operated. At their USDA-inspected food preparation facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they create their entire menu offering by hand, using only the finest, carefully-selected ingredients.
The Synchronous Network System (SNS™) allows users to wirelessly monitor refrigeration equipment to be sure that temperatures do not go above or below desired thresholds. SNS temperature sensors will monitor and send alerts if there is a problem needing attention. The battery-operated Wi-Fi temperature sensors use an existing network so there is no hardware to install.
The Z-Series sanitary wet-mixing colloid mills processes all particles through a single mixing head for precise size reduction, consistency and repeatability. The units features 316L SS construction and are ideally suited for manufacturing creams, lotions, and ointments. These mills include a variable frequency drive for precise speed control and adjustability and can be integrated into any process system.