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Ga. Ag Commissioner: Food Safety Rules May Hurt Farmers

December 24, 2013 3:42 pm | by RAY HENRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

New food safety rules proposed by the federal government could prove cumbersome and costly for Georgia farmers, the state's agriculture commissioner said. FDA officials plan to reconsider some of those proposed rules and accept public comment.

Hazardous Location Bulk Bag Discharger

December 23, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The MATERIAL MASTER™ Bulk Bag Discharging System safely and efficiently discharges dry bulk materials into downstream process.

Sanitary-Specific Bag Dump Station

December 5, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This sanitary-specific bag dump station is designed to be compliance-ready at startup and to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC) during operation and cleaning in even the most stringent sanitary applications.

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Cornell Research Shows Consumers Want Supplementary Data on Food Products

November 25, 2013 10:38 am | News | Comments

It’s no surprise that labels are becoming the go-to place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds that consumers crave more information, especially for the potentially harmful ingredients.

Sanitary Hydraulic Container Dumper

November 25, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The sanitary, stainless steel, hydraulic container dumper has a 2,500-lb. capacity with a 52" discharge height.

Replaceable Belt Cleaner Tips

November 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of replaceable tips is designed to maximize the amount of usable material on each cleaner blade.

Activists Rally Against Kellogg's Palm Oil Use

November 20, 2013 12:34 pm | News | Comments

Activists are planning a rally at Kellogg Co. headquarters in Battle Creek to urge the cereal giant to stop using palm oil in its products. Much of the world's palm oil comes from Indonesia, where rain forests are being destroyed for new plantations.

Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors

November 20, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company has added to its existing full line of pneumatic vacuum conveyors by offering three new large capacity units.

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Flexible Chain Conveyor

November 20, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The 2200 SmartFlex™ flexible chain conveyor can be engineered to exact customer specifications in minutes.

Farm Bill Talks Pit Ag Against Animal Welfare Interests

November 19, 2013 9:54 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.

PROCESS EXPO Coverage: Vibratory Weighing Feeder, Booth #4517

November 1, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Magna Weigh Feeder is a continuous in-line weighing vibratory feeder designed to feed and monitor products by weight.

November/December 2013 - Tasting Success: 2013's Top Innovators

October 31, 2013 12:20 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

We review the top five innovative food manufacturers we've covered this year, highlighting each company's unique efforts.

Sanitary Bulk Container Dumper

October 31, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper is designed and built to the particular sanitary operating processes and practices of the application to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

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International Dairy Show Coverage: Robotic Bag Filler, Booth #1770

October 28, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The robotic BFW Series bottom-up filler was designed for bagging powdery materials, including milk and protein powders, as well as bakery mix.

Bulk Bag Leak Detectors

October 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The TRIBO.dsp U3000 series of electrostatic, triboelectric (TRIBO) bag leak detectors, emission monitors and solids flow monitors effectively measure particulate emissions, dust emissions and dry solids flow.

Dust Collector Hoppers

October 16, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Low Pro hopper is designed to collect dust and fumes from cutting, blasting, welding and thermal spray operations, while the Low Boy hopper is for use with heavier dust-loading applications involving a variety of dry dusts.

Powder Induction, Wetting and Dispersing

October 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Ystral Conti-TDS offers powder induction, wetting and dispersing of an agglomerate-free liquid, all with one machine.

Tubular Cable Conveyors

October 14, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors is designed for the gentle transfer of friable food products.

Low-Clearance Bulk Bag Unloading

October 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Low-Clearance Bulk Bag Unloader is engineered to operate in low-ceiling facilities where standard unloaders either won't fit or are difficult to use.

Bulk Bag Filling & Weighing System

October 9, 2013 5:09 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This portable stainless steel filling system with a platform scale and a weight indicator allows stable filling of bulk bags in several facility locations.

Bulk Bag Unloading System

October 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

SacMaster® is a versatile and safe bulk bag unloading system designed specifically to include important features and functions identified by bulk bag manufacturers and users in multiple industries.

Force Displacement Drive Conveyors

October 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

FastBack FDX Force Displacement drives are 40% smaller than comparable inertia drive horizontal motion conveyors and convey up to 2,500 pounds.

Vibratory Feeder

October 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The 76 Series Vibratory Feeder is the largest unit in Company's lineup of compact vibratory feeders.

Conveyor Components

October 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company now offers the MOVEX standard line of conveyor chains, components and bearing supports.

October Featured Products: Bakery & Bulk Handling

October 4, 2013 4:39 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Each month, Food Manufacturing highlights products and news in a featured category. This month, we are spotlighting bakery and bulk handling.

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