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Document Printer and Inserter

June 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The UltraSert document printer and inserter can automatically print and insert documents into mixed carton sizes at up to 25 pages per minute per unit for food processing packaging and shipping operations.

Manufacturers Lack Supply Chain Visibility

May 30, 2013 12:18 pm | by KPMG | Articles | Comments

Global manufacturers are putting their supply chains at the center of their business strategies to serve as the foundation for operational efficiency and collaborative innovation, according to KPMG's 4th annual Global Manufacturing Outlook.

Mobile Transporation Tracking System

May 24, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The AccellosOne SkyTrack Mobile solution provides seamless, real-time visibility for dispatchers and drivers by enabling information transfer between Prophesy DispatchSeries software and Android smartphones or tablets.


New Zealand Resumes Meat Exports to China

May 23, 2013 12:38 pm | News | Comments

New Zealand's Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy said Thursday exports of frozen lamb, beef and mutton to China should resume next week after a paperwork problem resulted in hundreds of tons of meat getting stranded at Chinese docks.

Cold Storage Company Cuts Energy Use by $100K

May 20, 2013 9:37 am | by Michael Schratz, Global Marketing Director, Dialight Corporation | Articles | Comments

Aiming to reduce energy consumption and eliminate ongoing, costly lighting maintenance, Zero Mountain Cold Storage Warehouse, a leader in cold-storage service, recently upgraded two of its facilities to next-generation LED lighting by Dialight Corporation.

Craft Distillers See Profits Soar

May 20, 2013 9:18 am | Videos | Comments

Craft and micro-distilleries continue to gain in popularity and market share with sales doubling over a two-year period and 30 percent in the last decade. The craft whiskey, bourbon and rye industries seem to be following the trail blazed by craft brewers in the 1990s.

Tons of New Zealand Meat Stranded on Chinese Docks

May 20, 2013 8:04 am | by NICK PERRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of tons of frozen mutton, lamb and beef from New Zealand have been stranded on Chinese docks after China halted their import due to a certification dispute. China is New Zealand's largest export market and its largest consumer of sheep meat.

What Food Manufacturers Need From MRO for a Reliable Plant

May 14, 2013 11:47 am | by George Krauter, Vice President, Storeroom Solutions | Articles | Comments

There are maintenance, repair and operations surveys that show that “quick response and product knowledge” combine for over 75 percent of what was important to plant management; price is less than 8 percent of the consideration and fulfillment programs just 3 percent.


Food Industry Apps

May 10, 2013 9:16 am | by The Street | Videos | Comments

Jim Cramer joins panelists from The Street and Mad Money to discuss new technology at work in the food industry, including an app that facilitates direct-to-consumer sales between farmers and those looking to cut out food supply chain middlemen.

Warehouse Management Solutions

May 10, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces new iWAREHOUSE Essential™ and iWAREHOUSE Enterprise™, two solutions that combine fleet efficiency, warehouse optimization and professional services.

Belcampo Dominates its Supply Chain

May 9, 2013 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Belcampo is a new food start-up that has a laser focus on burgers. The food company is so serious about its beef that it has chosen a unique supply chain strategy — total domination. The company owns its entire supply chain, from farm to butcher to table.

Storage Space Can Be Found by Simply Looking Up

May 2, 2013 12:04 pm | by Paul Mihelich, Director of Sales, Wildeck | Articles | Comments

For many food manufacturing facilities, the loading dock and warehouse can be busy areas. With employees passing through, forklifts and hand pallet trucks moving about, and conveyor systems and storage racks fixed to the ground, space is often a premium in these areas.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Profit Falls

April 26, 2013 12:18 pm | News | Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., an independent company that bottles and distributes Coca-Cola drinks in Western Europe, said Thursday that its profit fell in the first quarter as it sold less soda and paid more for ingredients. The company also said it would let its right to buy Coca-Cola's bottling business in Germany expire.


Vt. Bill Would OK Direct Shipment of Craft Brews

April 25, 2013 9:33 am | by LISA RATHKE,Associated Press | News | Comments

In Vermont, a hotbed of craft beer brewing, lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow brewers to ship their beer directly to consumers to expand their markets and reach their niche customers nationwide. The state already allows wineries to ship wine directly to consumers after changing the law, but beer shipments are illegal.

Absorbent Liners for Seafood

April 23, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Dri-Fresh Sea-Fresh range of absorbent liners quickly and effectively absorbs the melting ice and juices released during transportation.

Q&A: Safety On Ice

April 11, 2013 12:50 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associated Editor | News | Comments

Ammonia refrigeration leaks pose both safety and economic risks to food companies, but many are unaware of these hazards. Attorney J. Tom Boer spoke with Food Manufacturing about ammonia refrigeration regulations and how manufacturers can ensure their system’s safety.

April 2013 - Raising the Bar

April 3, 2013 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Hearthside Food Solutions’ 13 manufacturing plants and 5,000 employees manufacture snack bars for some of the world’s largest food companies. In the company's manufacturing hub in Grand Rapids, Mich., work is coordinated among several plants specializing in granola processing and bar manufacturing.

New Beer Distribution Rules Clear Texas Senate

March 27, 2013 9:27 am | by MICHAEL BRICK,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Texas Senate has approved new rules to help small brewers expand. Under a bill passed 31-0 on Monday, changes to the beer industry's pricing structure would accompany an overhaul of regulations that apply only to craft breweries. The bill still must pass the House.

Vibrating Rod for Sediment Level Detection

March 25, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The vibrating rod for sediment level detection is designed to measure the level of solid material that has settled in a tank containing liquids.

Traceability Software

February 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy (SIMBA) Lite 2012 is designed to provide food processors with the ability to process, label and track their products from "field or dock to customer."

Transportation Management System

February 14, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Prophesy OnDemand web-based solution is a fully automated, online dispatch system available on a "pay as you go" basis. It is an easy-to-use transportation management system (TMS) that requires an Internet connection and minimal setup, with no expensive hardware or software to purchase or upgrade.

Inflatable Dock Seals

February 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Kelley® KI-450 Inflatable Shelter provides an energy seal for climate-controlled loading docks while also putting little or no pressure on building walls, and can be interlocked with other Kelley loading dock equipment to ensure proper operational sequence and increased energy efficiency.

Time/Temperature Monitoring System

February 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The TempTRIP time/temperature monitoring system allows users to connect temperature data to a shipment reference for valuable data reporting and analysis.

FDA's Standards for Produce Safety

February 4, 2013 9:52 am | Videos | Comments

FDAImports' CEO Ben England discusses regulatory oversight of produce processing by the FDA and how the agency's powers have expanded in this area since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act. How will the agency's new rules impact the produce industry?

ND Bill Would Allow Brewpubs to Distribute Beer

January 28, 2013 9:46 am | by DAVE KOLPACK,Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota craft beer makers who have been foaming at the mouth for legislation that would allow microbreweries to peddle a certain amount of ale to restaurants and bars without paying a distributor may finally be tasting success. A proposal shot down in various forms the last few years is now being supported by beer distributors.

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