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95% of Consumers Buy Private Brands but Concerns in Food Quality and Safety Point to Need for Greater Transparency

September 29, 2015 8:15 am | by Trace One | News | Comments

Trace One, a global leader in private brand product lifecycle management solutions and transparency software, recently announced the results of its “Global Consumer Food Safety and Quality” research. The survey of over 3,000 shoppers across nine countries found that despite buying private food brands often, consumers are concerned about the safety and quality of the foods they eat.


Truco Enterprises Recalls 18oz Café Style Tortilla Chips Due to Possible Presence of Undeclared Milk Allergen

September 29, 2015 8:05 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Truco Enterprises is recalling select packages of 18 oz. On The Border Café Style Tortilla Chips after notification from a supplier that select product may have been exposed to a milk-containing ingredient.


Ie3 Premium Efficiency Gearmotors

September 29, 2015 7:15 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The new ie3 premium efficiency gearmotors offer increased efficiency over standard IE1 models throughout the speed range and initiate less mechanical stress, which directly translates into long-term energy savings.


Stainless Steel Ball Bearings

September 29, 2015 7:00 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Company has announced an expanded array of stainless ball bearings — “Value Bearings,” “Choice Bearings” and “Classic Bearings.” Value Bearings are designed for general use in severe service environments at an economical price. 

Workplace Safety In A Digital Age

September 28, 2015 1:15 pm | by Workplace Safety In A Digital Age | Articles | Comments

Today, with a workforce that is more distributed and more mobile than ever before, safety managers are facing huge communication barriers.


Expansion Project Begins at Cheese Plant in Northeast Iowa

September 28, 2015 1:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A cheese plant in northeast Iowa has begun a $20 million expansion of the facility.


Report: Starbucks Scheduling Problems Remain Despite 2014 Pledge

September 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Starbucks officials asked store managers to "go the extra mile" to improve employee scheduling in the aftermath of a scathing report issued by an advocacy group last week.


Audit Shows Deficiencies in N.H. Food Protection Program

September 28, 2015 12:45 pm | by KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A state audit shows New Hampshire's food protection program is mired in inefficiencies that are preventing the timely inspection of establishments that sell, package and handle food.


Mom Bloggers Demystify Twitter Parties

September 28, 2015 12:30 pm | by Wendy Hirschhorn, CEO, Wendy's Bloggers | Blogs | Comments

A Twitter Party is a live chat that takes place on Twitter. It generally lasts one hour and is a fun, fast and cost effective way to generate excitement about your brand. For example, to celebrate Grilled Cheese Day, Kraft sponsored a Twitter Party with the hashtag search feature #KraftGrilledCheese.


Calperf Recalls Chicken Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

September 28, 2015 12:25 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service | News | Comments

Calperf operating under Creative Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 216 pounds of chicken product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced last week.


Man Charged with Fraud, Theft of 4 Million Pounds of Citrus

September 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State agriculture officials say a Florida man is accused of illegally obtaining more than 4 million pounds of citrus, valued at over half a million dollars, from five different individuals and companies.

Sanderson Farms Recalling 551,090 Pounds of Chicken Products

September 28, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 551,090 pounds of chicken products after officials said a sample of the products analyzed by a customer of the company and the USDA was found to contain foreign material.


Oregon Group Seeks To Ban Bottled Water Plant

September 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Opponents of a proposed bottled water plant in Oregon hope to stop the project at the ballot box.


Women In Manufacturing Receives $100,000 GE Grant

September 28, 2015 8:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The GE Foundation recently presented $100,000 in grant funding to Women in Manufacturing to bolster its regional and national programming.


Support and Commitments Continue to Grow for ProFood Tech

September 28, 2015 8:00 am | by PMMI | News | Comments

More than 35 industry leaders — including Tetra Pak, GEA Group, Delkor, Sanimatic and Serac — have committed to exhibit at ProFood Tech since its launch less than two weeks ago, reports PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies


100-Watt High Bay Explosion-Proof LED Light Fixture with Ceiling Mount

September 28, 2015 7:30 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Company has announced the release of a 100-watt explosion-proof LED light fixture for ceiling mount applications.

VFII Salad Sorter Vibratory Feed Conveyor

September 28, 2015 7:00 am | by Meyer Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company's VFII line of Vibratory Conveyors offers a sanitary and low maintenance conveying solution.

ConAgra CEO Says Cost-Cutting Likely to Include Layoffs

September 25, 2015 1:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods' chief executive says employees will learn this week about upcoming changes, including likely jobs cuts and a shuffling of operations that could boost the company's presence in Chicago and lower it in Omaha.


Food Manufacturing's Week in Review

September 25, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-popular stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.


New Study Shows Replacing Salt with Spices and Herbs Can Cut Sodium Intake by Nearly 1,000 mg a Day

September 25, 2015 1:35 pm | by McCormick & Company, Inc. | News | Comments

Recent research from the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University suggests cooking with spices and herbs could close the 1,000 mg gap between the amount of sodium Americans consume on a daily basis, and the amount recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.



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