LONDON (AP) — Three top officials at Cadbury PLC announced Wednesday their intention to step down, after the British candy maker's shareholders approved Kraft Foods Inc.'s roughly $19.5 billion offer to acquire the company. Todd Stitzer would leave his post as chief executive officer, following a 27-year career at the company, Cadbury said in a statement.
The Grip & Tear™ non-barrier bag combines the shrink and leak-resistant properties with the first truly easy-open feature for a vacuum package. The bag’s knifeless design helps keep fingers, counters and utensils safe and sanitary by reducing contact with raw poultry and sharp objects.
A small Consumer Reports study found that nearly 40 percent of pre-washed salad greens are contaminated with bacteria. But how serious is the contamination?
John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, discusses the success of IPE and IFE 2010.
Wheat farmers have found a way to bypass the commodity market and take their product directly to the customer.
Pacific Coast Fruit Company discusses what it takes to become a Food Alliance Certified Distributor.
From the smallest manufacturing plant that employs manual methods to create their product to the most elaborately automated plant where conveyors dominate floor space, the majority of manufacturers have at least one conveyor in their plant. Whether it’s a single conveyor employed to take away product from a packaging machine, or the transportation system that connects all areas of a plant, conveyors, like the tires on a vehicle, are often the least thought about component in a processing line.
It’s snowing right now in Wisconsin… big surprise. Two short weeks ago I was jacketless, touching down in Orlando, Florida, to attend the Grainger Total MRO Solutions event for customers and media. To be honest, I think I would have attended a convention where we skinned live, rabid rats, were it held in sunny, 75 degree Florida in the middle of January.
WASHINGTON (USDA) — USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $24 million in grants to study animal heath, reproduction, breeding, genetics and nutrition. The agriculture animal industry plays a crucial role in the success and growth of the nation's economy, accounting for 42 percent of forecast U.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' love affair with top-shelf booze cooled last year as the recession took a toll on high-priced tipples. People drank more liquor but turned to cheaper brands, according to a report by an industry group. They also drank more at home and less in pricier bars and restaurants in an effort to save money.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Only months ago, dairy producers were slaughtering an average of 50,000 dairy cows a week because a milk glut made it impossible to sell their milk for what it cost to produce. Now, with prices improving, dairy farmers are reversing course, saying they'll produce as much milk as possible this year.
BEIJING (AP) — Three dairy plant managers and one milk powder dealer in central China have been arrested for allegedly selling milk products tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, shortly after the government launched a 10-day crackdown. The chemical, which is used to manufacture plastics and fertilizer, became a household name in China in 2008, when six children died and 300,000 were sickened after drinking tainted baby formula.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft's successful bid for European candy maker Cadbury could put the company in a good position to benefit from both better productivity in Europe and growth in emerging markets, a UBS analyst said Wednesday. Analyst David Palmer and upgraded Kraft's stock to "Buy".
WASHINGTON (USDA) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday USDA's intention to purchase $29.1 million worth of blueberry, pear, potato, peach and mixed fruit products for federal food nutrition assistance programs. "These purchases will help stabilize prices and markets, stimulate the economy, and provide high quality, nutritious food to schools and food banks while assisting blueberry, pear, potato, peach and mixed fruit producers," said Vilsack.
Crown Gear drives provide directional motion change in all types of power transmission systems. Quiet operating, these right angle gear drives are compact and sealed from contaminants. They feature class 10 spiral bevel gears and non-magnetic stainless steel shafts. Designed for the full spectrum of machine applications from packaging systems to food processing and material handling systems, these gear drives are ideal for a wide range of horsepower, torque and shaft speed requirements.
The new P621 sanitary model is the newest addition to the Silicon Glass Fused Sensor Series of pressure transmitters. The model features a single piece 316L stainless steel sensing element with a high output silicon glass fused strain gauge. This combination maximizes cycle life even in the presence of pressure spikes, vibration, and aggressive fluid media.
UV10LV is a clear, non-conductive protective conformal coating designed to restrain the impact of moisture, dust, chemicals and temperature extremes on electronic circuitry and components. Its high resilience bonds will not deteriorate even when exposed to adverse environmental conditions including severe heat and moisture.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Cadbury PLC shareholders have voted to approve Kraft Foods Inc.'s roughly $19.5 billion offer to acquire the British candy maker. The majority vote marks the final step in Kraft's months-long battle to acquire the company. The deal creates of the world's largest confectionary company and greatly expands Kraft's global reach.
PLCs? Okay, you’ve tackled PLCs and now you can program ‘em with one hand behind your back. So what’s next? What’s the next logical challenge? Think SQL and relational databases. Why? You’d be amazed the similarity. It’s the next logical progression. You might ask how it is they’re even related.
Looking back over the last 150 years or so, it is not hard to see that electricity has been a primary force in shaping human development. It has been a basic ingredient in our industrial revolutions that simultaneously improved the productivity, working and living conditions within our farms, factories, hospitals, offices and homes.