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LED Work Light

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

This two-foot-long hazardous location LED work light provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent and fluorescent work lights.

Del Monte to Pay $1.2M Settlement in Worker Abuse Lawsuit

November 19, 2013 10:26 am | by OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. will pay $1.2 million to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming Thai workers on Hawaii farms were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, low wages and deportation threats, a federal agency said.

Wastewater Treatment System

November 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The DEMON® treatment system is designed for the removal of nitrogen from wastewater.

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Asceptic Tank Cleaning Machine

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

Designed with FDA-compliant materials, the Asceptic 8 provides efficient, effective and hygienic clean-in-place

High-Frequency SNAP I/O Modules

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

The SNAP-AIRATE-HFi rate-input module and the SNAP-AOD-29-HFi module with pulse-width modulation (PWM) and time-proportional output (TPO) are designed for test engineers, technicians and others working with high-speed machinery.

Temperature & Humidity Data Loggers

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

The TR-702 comes in two versions: The TR-702NW with integrated ethernet and the TR-702AW with wireless integrated 802.11 b/g wi-fi.

NSF H1-Registered Lubricants

November 13, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The ALLPLEX FMG Series of greases are multi-purpose, NSF H1-registered products for the food processing and beverage industries.

Five Things You May Not Know About Fall Pests

November 12, 2013 8:00 am | by Patrick T. Copps, MS, B.C.E., Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLC | Articles | Comments

It’s easy to forget about those unique situations in which unlikely insects and unlikely insect attractants can lead to increased pest activity. Specifically during the fall, there are a number of pest activity scenarios that can take facility managers by surprise.

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Electronic Water Treatment Provides Clean Line for Food Production

November 5, 2013 11:00 am | by Jan De Baat Doelman, President, Scalewatcher North America Inc. | Articles | Comments

U.S. food and drink producers spend billions of dollars each year in downtime, increased energy bills and the early renewal of capital equipment caused by hard water limescale blocking lines and leaving calcium carbonate deposits on water fed equipment.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

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

The PREDATOR Series of Thermal Imaging Cameras is expanding to include nine extended temperature range models.

November Featured Products: Remote Monitoring and Instrumentation/Weighing

November 4, 2013 4:52 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Each month, Food Manufacturing highlights products in a featured category. This month, we are spotlighting remote monitoring and instrumention/weighing equipment.

Food Manufacturing Welcomes New Editor

November 1, 2013 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The food industry has been an ever-present influence in the life of Food Manufacturing's new editor, Holly Henschen. Holly has a wealth of experience covering the food industry, and she looks forward to sharing her expertise with our readers.

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.

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Food-Grade Fluorescent Dyes

October 30, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

OIL-GLO™ Series fluorescent dyes are now NSF Certified and registered to meet food-grade processing requirements for category codes HTX-2 and HX-2.

LED Lamps

October 29, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The line of LED PAR30 and PAR38 lamps has been expanded with the addition of new styles, beam angles and color temperatures.

The Evolution of Connectivity on the Food and Beverage Plant Floor

October 25, 2013 8:00 am | by Frank Malczyk, Program Manager, Industrial Automation and Riky Comini, Business Development Director, Industrial Automation, Molex Incorporated | Articles | Comments

Several factors have led manufacturers and processors to take a more cautious approach to improving their automation systems. But the need to employ more advanced plant floor networking technologies is becoming clear as manufacturers look to increase operational efficiencies and bottom line profits.

Ensuring Long-Term Success of LEDs

October 24, 2013 8:00 am | by Clifton Lemon, Soraa | Articles | Comments

Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting (SSL) presents a real triple bottom line scenario — it's good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users.

Leak-Detection Dyes

October 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This line of Spectroline® fluorescent leak detection dyes are formulated for oil-based industrial fluid systems.

Safety Contact Mats

October 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This line of Safety Contact Mats is designed to safeguard personnel around machines, presses, robots and other types of active equipment.

Battery-Operated Micro Scrubber

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

The Vantage 14 Battery-Operated Micro Scrubber is designed to provide scrubbing for small area cleaning applications.

System Inhibits Bacteria Growth on Flooring

October 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The FGI-AM® food-grade isophthalic Polyester Resin System offers antimicrobial properties to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface of composite gratings, floor plate and stair treads used for flooring, walkways and platforms throughout food and beverage facilities.

Smells from Animal-Food Plant Annoy Some in Iowa Town

October 17, 2013 10:06 am | News | Comments

Some people in the eastern Iowa city of Wilton are complaining about smells emanating from a new plant that produces animal food. Resident William Locey told City Council members they needed to do something about the smells from the recently built Vitalix plant.

Flooring for Food and Beverage Plants

October 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's flooring systems contribute seamless, chemical resistant surfaces to the food and beverage industry, as well as contributing to LEED certification credits for both Material Resource (MR) and Environmental Quality (EQ).

Food Grade Lubricant

October 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

PURITY FG2 with Microl TM MAX not only protects equipment under severe operating conditions, it also protects itself.

Airlock Feeder

October 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Klean-In-Place® Rotary Airlock Feeder is a special purpose valve for bulk tank cleaning applications.

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