In an effort to help close workforce talent gaps and reduce turnover in the Tri-Cities food processing industry, Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) and DePaul Industries held a roundtable discussion among area food processors at the Port of Pasco last week that led to the development of several new ideas for attracting skilled talent to the industry and area.
Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology addresses consumer concerns about the continued and growing use of GMOsin foods and recommends that food companies disclose GMO use on food labels.
It’s no real secret that companies that fail to store data necessary to support asset integrity management in a secure and accessible enterprise system are exposing themselves to greater enterprise risk. But what seems unclear to some manufacturing executives is how significant an issue this is, and what exactly should be done about it.
Agribusiness company Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC is buying refined sugar processor Imperial Sugar Co. for about $77.5 million in cash as it diversifies its operations.
Land O'Lakes Inc. said on Tuesday that it is creating a joint venture with Eggland's Best Inc. to sell specialty branded eggs. Each company will own half of the new venture, to be called Eggland's Best LLC.
On the afternoon of March 11, exactly one year after last year's Great East Japan Earthquake, a group of around 30 people were invited to gather at a 12-story building a few blocks away from the bustling streets of the Shinjuku district in Tokyo. The diners were in for a nuclear treat.
Food ingredient maker Corn Products International Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell as costs rose faster than revenue. But the results beat Wall Street expectations, and the company said it expects earnings to rise in the second half of the year.
New research presented last week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California, suggests that grape consumption may be able to positively affect anxiety and related hypertension, as well as cognitive impairments associated with anxiety.
Rep. Atkins has carried on a tradition since 1999 in which every time there's a pause for a House roll call, he dumps a bunch of M&Ms into a glass jar on his desk . . .
The Institute for Supply Management said its national manufacturing index rose to its highest level since last June . . .
With the law set to take effect the July 1, some of the state's top chefs on Monday were attempting to overturn it . . .
For the rest of the year cattle prices should recover as markets shift from the short term supply bulge to materially lower supplies . . .
Nightmare scenario: The phone rings, and you learn with dread that the problem you thought you had gotten rid of a month ago is back and bigger than ever. Your stomach sinks and your pulse quickens as you scramble to find out exactly what is happening. You know it is only a matter of time before plant management will be showing up at your door to have a serious discussion.
As manufacturers look to cut costs in the post-Great Recession business climate, the desire to become more energy efficient has become more prevalent among businesses of all sizes and types. Many find themselves investigating the ways in which they can address energy issues and learning about technology designed to help them achieve their energy goals.
Terry Farms is a family-owned farm in California. Will Terry shares his family's commitment to providing fresh, safe produce to consumers by ensuring that proper food safety protocol is followed on the farm.
McDonald's is a sponsor for the London Olympics — and a British doctors' group says that's sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity.
The poultry industry used to have trouble finding a market for dark meat, but changing domestic tastes and growing exports to countries that prefer leg quarters are pushing up prices and helping pull the poultry industry out of a deep slump.
A Northern California supermarket chain has been forced to recall all the ground beef at one of its stores after an employee reported finding bits of chewed up pen in the store's meat grinder.
Thighs and drumsticks are climbing the pecking order as Americans join consumers abroad in seeking out flavor that’s lacking in the boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have long dominated the domestic market. While the poultry industry once had trouble finding markets for dark meat, sales are now growing rapidly.