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A Fresh Take on Innovation

July 8, 2013 9:30 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Bolthouse Farms has long been known for its baby carrots and other bagged produce items, but at its new Innovation Center in Bakersfield, Calif., the company is ramping up its efforts to develop other fresh, nutritious products that will appeal to a growing consumer interest in healthy eating.

July/August 2013 - A Fresh Take on Innovation

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

Bolthouse Farms has long been known for its baby carrots and other bagged produce items, but at its new Innovation Center in Bakersfield, Calif., the company is ramping up its efforts to develop other fresh, nutritious products that will appeal to a growing consumer interest in healthy eating.

Floor Preparation System

June 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Diamabrush Floor Restoration System can help users restore floors to their original shine.

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5 Quick Questions: Siemens’ Helmuth Ludwig

June 13, 2013 2:20 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Although the company operates a diverse collection of business units in 190 countries, German-based Siemens also employs more than 60,000 people in 130 U.S. manufacturing facilities. So with this in mind, we recently sat down with Helmuth Ludwig, the CEO of Siemens’ Industry Sector in North America.

Explosion Proof Exit Sign

May 29, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The EXP-EMG-EXT-12W-1LX explosion proof emergency exit sign features an LED powered exit sign and high performance Nickel-Cadmium battery pack to provide operators with a failsafe lighting solution suited for hazardous locations where maximum safety and compliance with exit marking standards is required.

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.

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.

Don’t Give in to Bird Activity at Your Facility

May 14, 2013 9:18 am | by Patrick T. Copps, MS, B.C.E., Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLC | Articles | Comments

Birdwatching is an activity that fascinates people; it gives avid fans a chance to relax outdoors while watching birds react with each other in their natural habitats. But around your facility, there should be little to no bird activity, as birds can wreak havoc on your property and products.

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Cleaning System

May 6, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The TruCLEAN II has a unique bucket-in-bucket concept that works to isolate soiled contaminants from cleaning and disinfecting agents.

May 2013 - A Cut Above the Rest

May 2, 2013 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Tucked away in Pascoag, R.I., Daniele Inc. is using innovative technology to extend shelf-life, ensure food safety and expand the reach of its sausage products to a growing base of consumers. The company is employing high pressure processing to heighten food safety in its facilities.

Refrigeration Compressor Fluids

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

REFLO refrigeration compressor fluids are specially formulated to deliver tangible savings solutions.

Mop Frame

April 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The TruCLEAN swivel mop frame, constructed of high-grade stainless steel, uniformly and precisely applies cleaning and sanitizing agents to floors, walls, ceilings, baseboards and confined areas such as corners or stairs.

April Is Pest Management Month

April 16, 2013 9:39 am | News | Comments

McCloud Services, a leading pest management company headquartered in South Elgin, Ill, is proud to celebrate National Pest Management Month, which is formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The observance acknowledges the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health and property from common household pests.

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A Holistic Approach to Food Safety

April 15, 2013 2:32 pm | by Jean-Pierre Berlan, Sales and Marketing Director for Processing, Dairy & Cheese Categories, Tetra Pak US and Canada | Articles | Comments

Today, the assurance that food will not cause harm to consumers, in other words, food safety, is viewed as the number one priority across the food industry. Adopting a holistic view on the entire production process is the only answer.

Reducing Lubricant Misuse

April 12, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cassida food grade lubricants have received a complete visual overhaul to ensure that the risk of contamination due to human error is minimized.

Grade M-58 for Food Contact Applications

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

Grade M-58 has received approval from the FDA so that it can be used in food contact applications.

Hook and Trolley Fluid

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

PURITY FG Trolley Fluid for hook and trolley systems is formulated to deliver tough wear and rust protection and long service life.

Tank Cleaning Machine

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

The Nanojet 2.0 tank cleaning machine features a highly sanitary design which fits into a 2" tri-clover access hole.

Multi-Purpose Dry Film Lubricant

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

No-Tox Food Grade Dry PTFE Spray is a new multi-purpose, dry film lubricant in a convenient aerosol form that has been NSF-H1 approved for use in “clean industry” applications.

Food Grade Chain Lubricant

April 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The LU™205 Food Grade Chain Lubricant is part of Company's expanded line of NSF® H1-Rated Food Grade Lubricants.

Synthetic Refrigeration Compressor Fluid

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

This High-Performance, 100% Synthetic Refrigeration Compressor Fluid is formulated for use in refrigeration compressor systems where a NSF H-1 Registered, food machinery grade lubricant is required.

Lubricants with Metal- and X-Ray-Detectable Caps and Components

April 5, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

DETEX™ products are NSF® registered chemicals specially packaged with metal and x-ray detectable plastic components to protect against foreign object contamination.

Heat for Harsh/Damp Environments

April 5, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Heating equipment designed for harsh and damp environments helps keep employees warm and productive.

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.

Lessons from the Cupping Room

April 1, 2013 9:00 am | by ANNA WELLS, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

I’ve been through every plant you can think of, whether it produces motors, lawn mowers, refrigerators, treadmills, or Tequila Rose. From construction equipment to breathalyzers — I’ve seen it all. I even once toured the plant of a manufacturer of caskets, where rows of associates sewed linings with delicate care.

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