LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has suspended Promiseland Livestock's organic certification for four years because it kept inadequate records and refused to let inspectors review the records it did have. The livestock company has five ranches in Nebraska and Missouri. The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a formal complaint against Promiseland in 2008, and a judge recently ruled on the complaint.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of companies that were paid by a bankrupt kosher slaughterhouse last year have been told to give back much of the money they received 90 days before the bankruptcy announcement. The companies received the letter this week from the trustee for Agriprocessors, Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes, it pays to be paranoid. That's apparently the belief of the trade group that represents the makers of sugary beverages like soft drinks, sports and energy drinks. It spent more than $7 million in just three months this summer and early fall lobbying Congress as it fought a proposed tax on its products to help pay for health care.
LONDON (AP) — Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Inc. says it's taken its $16.3 billion (9.8 billion pound) hostile share-and-cash offer for Cadbury PLC straight to the British company's shareholders. The terms released Friday are broadly unchanged from last month's bid. Cadbury has two weeks to respond.
ARLINGTON, VA (PMMI) — Several new features at next October’s PACK EXPO International 2010 (October 31-November 3; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL) will make it easy for packagers and processors from around the globe to enhance operational excellence across the production line, speed new product commercialization and grow brand sales.
The ProScan digital metal detector features a trim, low profile design with the latest digital technology for enhanced sensitivity. Custom design and manufacturing is provided to ensure the best possible performance for each customer. A state-of-the-art reject system assures product quality with minimal loss of good product.
This etched tubing, with 50% more shelf life than conventional etched products, is available with etch on the I.D., O.D. or both in sizes ranging from .060” up to 4” I.D. The added strength that lengthens the shelf life also strengthens the intensity of the etch, creating a stronger bond when fused to other objects.
The Multi-Spectral Infrared (MSIR) FL4000 Flame Detector has a next-generation MSIR sensor that incorporates neural network technology (NNT), provides reliable flame monitoring with false alarm immunity, an exceptionally wide field of view (FOV) and the industry’s longest extended range. The unit is easy-to-use and provides reliable two-way digital communication without disturbing the integrity of the 4-20mA analog signal.
During a break from the recent onslaught of food and football that is the Thanksgiving weekend, I was half-watching CNN and reading the Sunday morning paper when one of the network’s “reports” really caught my attention. It was detailing the losses of U.S. manufacturers since the economic downturn started about 14 months ago, along with one potential and earth-shatteringly different approach that some U.
China executed a dairy farmer and a milk salesman last Tuesday, the only two people sentenced to death in a scheme to water down infant formula, which left at least six children dead.
A decades-old song and video recruit potential employees for future careers in the food industry, illustrating just how far food manufacturing—and video production techniques—have come since.
Genetically engineered foods are "only unnatural if you don't know the biology," says author and futurist Stewart Brand.
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs gets a taste from a fresh batch of oil, which yields a spicier flavor than he expects.
Recently, opinion columnist Stanley Fish asked his New York Times readers to weigh in on their least favorite popular phrases—things people found to be overused, latently offensive or just simply redundant.
The Gamajet 3-A is designed for permanent installation and to provide true germ and bacteria-free cleaning, making it ideal for sanitary cleaning applications. Variable flow rates and a consistent 360 degree spray pattern ensure reproducible and repeatable cycles that provide reliable, thorough and verifiable cleaning.
Featuring a slow-forward, quick-return conveying motion, The Slipstick® horizontal motion conveyor won’t compromise food quality or present a safety hazard, whether it’s utilized in food processing plants or bulk product manufacturing. The low-impact motion preserves the integrity of the product conveyed, while the elimination of external springs, belts, and rollers ensures safer and sanitary operation.
OTTAWA — China has reopened its borders to imports of Canadian pork — a possible signal of goodwill as Prime Minister Stephen Harper flies to visit the Asian giant for his first official visit. The huge Chinese market was closed to Canadian pork products in May after the swine flu virus was found in pigs on an Alberta farm.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The infectious bacterial disease brucellosis has been found in a beef cow in eastern Idaho, and state agriculture officials are scrambling to see if the infection is isolated or if it has spread to other herds. Idaho Department of Agriculture state veterinarian Bill Barton sent a memo Monday saying that a beef cow from a newly assembled 600-head herd tested positive for the disease, which is rarely transmitted to humans but can cause spontaneous abortions, infertility, decreased milk production and weight loss in cattle, elk, bison and other mammals.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Workplace inspectors cited ConAgra Foods Inc. and a contractor for dozens of serious safety violations in the June explosion at a Slim Jim plant that killed four people, the state Labor Department said Tuesday. Most of the citations against ConAgra Foods and Energy Systems Analysts Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri company said Tuesday its recalled dried cat food has sickened 21 cats and the pet food was distributed in multiple states in the South and along the East Coast. Diamond Pet Foods recalled certain bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat food in September because they could lead to gastrointestinal or neurological problems for cats.