AMSTERDAM (AP) — The world's third-largest brewer Heineken NV reported strong growth in 2010 profits on Wednesday due to cost-cutting, but said its 2011 mug is half-full: consumers in rich countries are cautious and grain prices are rising, but the company expects to offset that by hiking prices.
At the start of each New Year, along with the usual all-too-soon forgotten resolutions, many industry experts make predictions about where their industry is headed during the upcoming year, usually in the format of trends to watch.
Most food manufacturers already know about the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) new guidelines requiring more FDA inspections and more oversight to prevent foodborne illness, but a little known aspect of the legislation could have just as big of an impact on the industry. Food Manufacturing spoke with Allen B.
Fine Bubble Ceramic Diffusers are used for water and wastewater applications, and special sizes, shapes and pore sizes can be made for the food and beverage industries. A variety of sizes and configurations are available, including plate, disc, dome and tubular. The products produce fine, uniform bubbles for high transfer efficiencies and low pressure drop.
The OSC-1300 Oil Sac Cutter has been redesigned using less corrosive components and equipping the main chain with replacement components. The overhead drive mechanism was built for ease of adjustment and less wear on components. The unit can run on higher line speeds, processing birds on 6, 8 and 9 in.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dairy farmers across the Southeast hope to prove what they claim is a conspiracy to drive down the price they're paid for milk. The lawsuit against Dean Foods and others is scheduled to be tried in June in U.S. District Court in Greeneville, Tenn. Dairy farmer John Kalmey told The Courier-Journal of Louisville that there is no competition for milk in the Southeast.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based convenience store has asked a federal judge to rule that the word "footlong" is part of the general English language and not the special property of the Subway restaurant chain. Ankeny-based Casey's General Stores Inc. filed a lawsuit against Subway in U.
CHICAGO (AP) — Eat more fiber and you just may live longer. That's the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease, but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well. The government study also ties fiber with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania candy maker whose products include Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Peanut Chews says David Yale has been named president and chief operating officer. Just Born Inc. co-CEO David Shaffer said in a statement Monday that Yale will work with the privately held confectioner to increase its market.
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks Corp. has brewed up a deal to provide single-serve coffee to half a million hotel rooms, a major step into a small but fast-growing market. The company announced Tuesday that it will provide coffee for Courtesy Products' CVI single-serve coffee systems beginning this fall.
(AP) — In this June 30, 2005 file photo, children living in a cocoa producing village walk back from the fields carrying wood and food stuff on their heads on the outskirts of the town of Oume, Ivory Coast. This month, activists say you may want to think twice before biting into a piece of Valentine's Day chocolate.
According to Reuters, a woman is suing McDonald’s after being injured from a large piece of glass inside her spicy McChicken. She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
The Journal of Pediatrics now reports that the amount of caffeine found in many popular energy drinks may be too high for some children and young adults to safely consume.
Manufacturers have a lot to worry about these days. From the competitiveness of the global marketplace to the seemingly never-ending attempts at heightening efficiency, it’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae without a clear idea as to where to begin. But becoming bigger and better often requires some sort of expenditure.
The VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer-based laser marking label is designed for applications that need heat and chemical resistance. The product uses heat resistant acrylic adhesive with high performance APTIV film as the substrate. The label is printed using a high resolution laser marker made by the Omron Corporation.
Model 731 stainless steel wire mesh belt conveyor utilizes a 45" wide, stainless steel wire mesh belt that is interwoven around stainless steel rods for support. This unit features 300 series stainless steel construction and a cooling tank located below the bed for maintaining belt temperature.
(Chilworth)-- The manufacture of food products such as flour, sugar, bread, biscuits, confectionary and milk powder involves the storage, handling and processing of powders, liquids and gases. Many of the powders handled are combustible and some liquids and gases are flammable including: - Sugar, flour starch, savory flavorings and vitamin powders - Low flashpoint liquid flavorings - Natural gas for fueling ovens - Ammonia for refrigeration - Hydrogen for hydrogenation of oils and fats For this reason, manufacturers of food products need to comply with legislation such as ATEX and DSEAR.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Before he started "saving the earth, one beer at a time," all inventor Eric Fitch knew about home brewing was that it could make quite a mess. Once, he accidentally backed up the plumbing in his apartment building by dumping into his garbage disposal the spent grain left over from his India Pale Ale home brew.
hile new processes, materials, and software tools are helping manufacturers rebound from the economic downturn, few technologies hold more promise for supporting a prosperous manufacturing future than the emergence of cloud computing. While perhaps vague in its meaning to some, most Americans actually have been relying on the cloud for many years.