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Study Finds US Food & Beverage Industry Anticipates 18% Sales Growth in 2015

October 5, 2015 1:00 pm | by WeiserMazars

This year’s study cites new customers, sales performance improvements and new products as the major factors that are most likely to influence growth, with sales expected to increase an average of 18% in 2015 compared with a 13% increase in 2014. 


Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Natural Macadamia Nuts and Simply Raw Trail Mix Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

October 5, 2015 12:45 pm | by FDA

Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling Nature’s Eats, Natural Macadamia Nuts 6oz and Southern Grove, Simply Raw Trail Mix 8oz because of a possible health risk. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product to date.


General Mills Finds Listeria in 2nd Batch of Green Beans

October 5, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria, the second time this year the company has found the bacteria in its green beans.


Aspen Foods Expands Recall of Frozen, Raw, Stuffed & Breaded Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination

October 5, 2015 8:40 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that appear to be ready-to-eat and may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced last Friday.


Wisconsin Cheese Plant to Close, Eliminating 300 Jobs

October 5, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press

The plant that makes Borden cheese and private-label products is expected to be closed in January because it has out-of-date technology and infrastructure. It's been operating since 1954.


More California Winemakers Using Less Water to Grow Grapes

October 5, 2015 8:20 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press

In a state where farms and dairies take the biggest gulp of the water supply,  a growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.


X37 X-Ray Inspection System

October 5, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new X37-ray inspection system series, including the X3710, X3720 and X3730, was developed specifically to deliver efficient, cost-effective production line x-ray inspection of products in vertical packaging such as bottles, cartons, cans and canisters.


ISM: Manufacturing Hits A Soft Spot

October 2, 2015 2:12 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.


Innovation in Vegetarian Protein Products Led by Meat Alternatives and Ancient Grains

October 2, 2015 1:15 pm | by Packaged Facts

The increase in vegetarianism and (much more broadly) flexitarianism has made the meat alternatives market a competitive and lucrative space, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series.


Land O'Lakes, Inc. Foundation Makes $1 Million Gift to Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

October 2, 2015 12:25 pm | by Land O'Lakes, Inc.

State-of-the-art center to educate visitors about food production and importance of agriculture.


China Charges 10 with Repackaging, Selling Old Meat

October 2, 2015 12:17 pm | by Associated Press

Shanghai prosecutors say they are charging people connected to a U.S. meat supplier's Chinese subsidiary with producing and selling fake and substandard products.


Royal Frozen Food Recalls Frozen Food Products

October 2, 2015 12:15 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 230 pounds of frozen beef and pork products that were not produced under a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points plan.


Chicken Producer Fined Over Accidents

October 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal labor regulators levied fines totaling more than $1.4 million for violations involving a North Carolina chicken producer this year, in part due to accidents that resulted in a teenager losing his leg and another worker losing his fingers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week cited Case Farms Processing Inc. for 16 violations at its plant in Canton, Ohio.


Chick-fil-A Opening NYC Outpost in National Push

October 2, 2015 10:03 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Chick-fil-A will open an outpost in New York City on Saturday, marking a high-profile milestone in its push to become a bigger national player.


Blue Bell Plans to Restart Texas Ice Cream Plant in Months

October 2, 2015 10:00 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell plans to restart its main Texas ice cream-making plant in a few months as sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.


Infographic: Factors That Influence Cold Storage Warehouse Cost Savings

October 2, 2015 9:20 am | by Mike Netting, Divisional Vice President, Stellar

Take a look at this infographic to find out five areas you must consider when building a cold storage warehouse.


In the News: ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

October 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out all the details by taking a look at this compliation of media coverage.


Ready Pac Foods To Provide Job Opportunities For Refugees

October 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

The fresh foods company has committed to train and hire refugees from among the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected from the recent White House announcement.


Wyandot Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Yellow Round Tortillas

October 2, 2015 8:15 am | by FDA

Wyandot Inc. is recalling select packages of Yellow Round Tortillas due to potential milk contamination.


Combustible Gas Leak Detector

October 2, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

Product is ideal for finding leaks in natural gas systems, propane tanks, pipelines, regulators and valves, heat exchangers and much more. The unit detects natural gas, propane, ammonia, methanol, ethanol, ethane, butane and other gases.


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