Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without safety practices in place.
Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage maker, said its quarterly sales fell short of estimates...
A new online calculator can help manufacturers eliminate paper on the shop floor. The calculator...
Against the Grain Brewery, a Kentucky facility, plans to expand its facilities in Louisville,...
Florida ice cream lovers may be crushed to hear a Tampa Bay area ice cream factory, Pinellas Park, will close its doors as the company shifts its production to plants in Tennessee and Missouri. The 55,000-square-foot factory produces Klondike and Popsicle treats.
According to the 2014 Global Food Safety Training Survey, workforce training tends to come up short due to the unavailability of two necessary resources — time and money. Such limitations increase risk for the company, its workers and, in particular, consumers.
Campbell Soup Co., based in Camden, New Jersey, is turning to organic ready-to-eat soups in rectangular cartons to help falling soup sales. It's one of the many moves the 145-year-old company is planning in hopes of driving sales in its flagship unit.
Regardless of the size of the facility, the first hurdle most plant managers and engineers encounter in meeting facility-wide energy management is the absence of detailed data about how energy is being used within their facilities — beyond the metered usage.
The U.S. craft beer scene is so fresh and dynamic, Europeans are becoming as excited about it as Americans. Many large American craft breweries are setting up businesses in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom in hopes to make the industry grow.
The Wyoming Occupation Safety and Health Administration has issued 39 citations against Western Sugar Cooperative, fining the company $194,000 for numerous fall hazards, inadequate signage and failing to place safety guards around moving equipment.
Laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse in farm organizations and livestock producers is moving from state legislatures to federal courts. Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.
Today, as in the past, standard operating procedures decree that anything moved into a food production area is moved on a pallet. This can introduce significant risk if these pallets have not been specifically designed for sanitation and adhere to FSMA.
Which country claims the most food and beverage manufacturing innovations? A quick look at the food and drink sector reveals why the United Kingdom and the United States are at the top of the class in innovation. Is it the frozen dinner or the microwave that takes the prize?
The 60-liter vessel features an aseptic magnetic mixer designed to stir a low-viscosity suspension as it is being discharged under pressure of nitrogen and filled into its final container.
Delivery delays can permanently damage relationships with customers, or even worse, drive them toward a competitor. While many small manufacturers would acknowledge the importance of on-time delivery, it happens more often than most would admit.
Germany's antitrust authority is imposing fines totaling $460 million on 21 sausage manufacturers, including Nestle subsidiary Herta and Meica, for colluding to push through higher prices and agreeing on price ranges for various products.
Northern Natural Processing LP, a beef slaughter plant in southeastern Saskatchewan, had its license suspended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The suspension is due to the operator of the plant failing to use corrective measures to ensure the safety of the meat.
Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical marijuana users have flourished into a gourmet market as Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the past year.
The investigations of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lead to the recall of Podravka luncheon meat. The product recall is from an undeclared milk ingredient in the meat. Consumers with an allergy to dairy are being advised not to consume the product.
The demand for employees wanting to check their data anywhere is a growing trend. While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity typically is greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.
New plastic display pallets allow for easy set up in a warehouse or co-packing facility. The ability to move from truck to retail floor seamlessly reduces packaging waste by eliminating wood pallet disposal.
New automation suite software for packaging, food and converting applications, means more accurate web tracking, sealing, gluing, cutting and slitting.
Blueberry growers in Washington are projecting to harvest more than 90 million pounds of the fruit this year, making it the fourth state in total U.S. total blueberry production. Awareness about the health benefits of blueberries has caused the spike in production.
To help ensure sustainability in the farm and food production industry, a new coalition called A Greater Minnesota has been created to inform Minnesota residents about the issues surrounding food production and the economic impacts to the state.
Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots and Corn products were voluntarily recalled by maker Mars Food North America. The company is taking approximately 2,000 cases off store shelves for including an ingredient that is not listed on the packaging.
Compared to the existing H1 lubricant standard, the NSF ISO 21469 standard is a significant advancement. NSF ISO 21469 improves formulation and label review, requires manufacturing risk assessments and involves analytical product testing.
Research from Canadean predicts that the new amendments on using product images on packaging proposed by Russia's Federation Council will change the FMCG market rules in Russia by creating better conditions for smaller businesses and new entrants.
The slicing system reduces giveaway and increases yields with a patented technology that provides complete automated control of each log being delivered to the blade.
The cold winter may be to blame for the lobster population not having shed its shells yet. The harvesting season usually begins in mid June, and has not happened yet this year. Some lobstermen are reporting catches half the size they saw at this time last year.
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