Mexican police are providing stepped-up security for a PepsiCo subsidiary targeted by firebomb attacks over the weekend, official said Tuesday. About one hundred state and federal police are guarding the distribution centers of Sabritas, a Mexican snack firm owned by PepsiCo, said Julio Hernandez, a spokesman for western Michoacan state.
Thumbs up and thumbs down for the foods and beverages trends we’ve applauded and booed in our more than 20 years immersed in the exploration of mainstream and fringes of food culture. Here is a sampling of trends that have influenced food culture in sweet and sour ways.
A truck hauling 36,000 pounds of Chobani yogurt was traveling west on Interstate 88 when it crashed on a curve and overturned late Monday night in Chenango, N.Y., just north of Binghamton.
In order to ensure precision and efficiency during its weighing processes, a specialty food supplier utilizes five checkweighing scales in combination with a specialized proprietary software system to collect the weights of each individually wrapped cheese package and generate the corresponding label.
A Lebanon, Tenn., food distribution plant was temporarily shut down and evacuated because of an ammonia leak.
A Michigan food supplier says it's closing a newly acquired distribution center in northwest Ohio that employs about 120 people.
The ability to safely move large, heavy loads is an integral part of industrial manufacturing. When these loads cannot be moved manually, hoists and lifts can be utilized to transfer materials to a new location. When using these tools, there are significant safety issues to be considered, for the operator, the device, and nearby workers.
Although lighting only contributes a smaller portion to the overall energy consumption of Paulaner Brewery, it strives for reducing CO2 emission in that area and increasingly relies on the use of energy efficient LED lighting fixtures.
Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year. It was the first year sales surpassed those in 2003, when exports to Asia collapsed amid the first U.S. mad cow disease scare. Before Tuesday's announcement that mad cow disease had been found in a California dairy cow, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted exports would drop slightly this year as ranchers limit production because of drought and high feed costs.
The Erg-O-Cart, an ergonomic beverage cart, eliminates common back injuries associated with delivering kegs and cases. This product eliminates back-bending when lifting heavy boxes, kegs, cases or other heavy items.
Beef cattle from Virginia are headed to Canada under a new export deal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the first direct shipments of cattle from the state to Canada on Thursday while traveling on a trade and marketing mission in Quebec.
Total shipments of beer and beer-like drinks in Japan increased 0.8 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier to 86.22 million cases, the first rise in five years for the three-month period, an industry group said Wednesday.
In 2011, craft brewers represented 5.68 percent of volume of the U.S. beer market, up from 4.97 in 2010, with production reaching 11,468,152 barrels. Additionally, the BA estimates the actual dollar sales figure from craft brewers in 2011 was $8.7 billion, up from $7.6 billion in 2010. Increased retails sales represented 9.1 percent of the $95.5 billion dollar U.S. beer market3.
The B-53 Semi-Automatic is designed for applications where previously erected cases are loaded and flaps are manually closed. The product features plug-in operation and a small footprint.
Food and drug regulators in the U.S., Europe and other developed countries should offer training, technology and expertise to developing nations in Asia, Latin America and other regions to better assure the safety of imported products, states a new report.
The 3DLevelScanner measures and maps multiple points in the bin, calculates a highly accurate volume estimate and has the ability to visually map the topography of the bin material.
Version 1.5 of the Distributor Price Management is a solution for mid-market beverage alcohol companies looking to better manage their price structures to reduce margin leaks, improve profitability and comply with state laws.
Add-a-Pal turns a new or existing case packer into an economical case packer and palletizer. The unit is designed as a “plug-in” robotic palletizer. Using PLC controls to operate the palletizer, the newly formed case packer/palletizer system completes case packing and palletizing functions, even in minimal floor space environments.
Sales of California wine within the U.S. in 2011 grew to a record 211.9 million cases, up 5.6 percent in volume compared to the previous year. The estimated retail value of these shipments was $19.9 billion, according to wine industry consultant Jon Fredrikson of Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates in Woodside. Global 2011 California wine sales to all markets in the U.S. and worldwide also increased 5.6 percent to 256.6 million cases.
CABKAN is a reinforced plastic material created especially for heavy-duty plastic pallets. A modern combination of various additives gives precisely the special high stiffness and impact strength required for pallets.
At its annual meeting in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, the coffee giant outlined growth plans that include selling more consumer products — including its Via instant coffee, single-serve coffee packets, coffee machines, new energy drinks and juices — through other stores.
Track-and-trace systems and tighter inventory control helps beverage operations meet legislative, food safety and productivity demands.
In March we asked industry experts: What important safety features should manufacturers consider when acquiring lift trucks for warehouses or loading docks?
From bulk containers used to ship beverage preforms to bottlers and produce from growers to retail, company offers a wide variety of bulk solutions to move food and beverage products throughout the supply chain.