The owner of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer that was the site of a deadly industrial plant collapse said his company is laying off the plant's production staff. International Nutrition is outsourcing production of the livestock and poultry nutritional supplements it makes.
3D printers are revolutionizing various industries, from toy making to the production of iPhone cases. But one of the latest trends in 3D printing is especially tasty. These machines now are capable of producing various food items, including confections, pastas and more.
PepsiCo has been involved with advertising in the NFL for 30 years, and the company sponsored the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show. PepsiCo's Chief marketer Simon Lowden explains the strategy behind the company's advertising campaign during this year's Super Bowl.
Oakhurst Dairy, the largest milk processor in northern New England, has been sold to a national dairy farmer-owned cooperative, allowing the family-owned business to continue to operate independently while providing opportunities for growth.
Post Holdings Inc. is buying the PowerBar and Musashi brands from Nestle SA to expand into the active nutrition category. The PowerBar and Musashi brands make premium bars, powders and gels. Musashi is a leading sports nutrition brand in Australia.
Several thousand people have marched from a Coca-Cola bottling plant in a southwestern suburb to downtown Madrid to protest the company's plan to close four plants in Spain and lay off workers. Marchers gave away Pepsi cans and chanted "No to the closures."
Every day, plant planners are expected to solve extremely complex puzzles — which operation will run on which line, how many of each part needs to be produced, how will each step happen at the right time — and they often lack the proper tools to do the job.
A Los Angeles suburb is spicing up its lawsuit against a hot-sauce manufacturer it claims polluted the air with pungent smells. Stephen Onstot, an attorney representing Irwindale, says the small industrial city will add a breach-of-contract claim to its existing nuisance suit against the Sriracha plant.
A former manager at an Iowa slaughterhouse will spend 30 more months in prison for harboring and financially exploiting immigrant workers who were in the U.S. illegally. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade gave former Agriprocessors Inc. manager Hosam Amara a 41-month prison term.
“Fed Up,” which debuted at Sundance Film Festival, “reveals a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history,” according to a synopsis. I can’t help but raise one brow and furrow the other at this conspiracy theory of a statement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms that New York passed Idaho in 2013 to become the nation's third largest producer of milk, trailing California and Wisconsin. New York topped Idaho by 57 million pounds of milk last year.
Internal auditing is performed for a variety of reasons. Some of the benefits of internal auditing include to catch issues before they become issues, to prevent customers from receiving nonconforming material and to ensure that the business practices are being followed.
New York's food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections. The backlog allowed 439 new establishments to open for business without a required initial inspection.
Federal prosecutors will seek a 6 ½-year prison term for a former kosher slaughterhouse manager in Iowa who is accused of exploiting immigrant workers for labor, money and sex. A May 2008 immigration raid led to the arrest of 389 workers at the plant.
Advertisers are planning to pull out all the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines. Food makers like Wonderful Pistachios, General Mills and Nestle are in the advertising mix this year.
Seeing China’s manufacturing sector shrink is a trend that excites Americans, but it may not actually alleviate much of the pressure around a U.S. unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. The reality is that the phenomenon is more one of nearshoring than reshoring, as many of these businesses — along with their jobs — head to Mexico.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he plans to spend more time developing the chain's rewards program, mobile payments and other digital projects. The announcement comes after Starbucks last week noted a "seismic" shift to online shopping during this past holiday season.
A slowdown in rail service is forcing American Crystal Sugar to cut back on production, something company officials said could cost millions if the situation doesn't improve. The cooperative plans to limit output at three of its five plants because it's running out of storage space while waiting for rail cars.
Tomas Balderas, a worker who was injured in an industrial building collapse in Omaha that killed two workers earlier this month, is suing the company and its owner, primarily in an effort to find out what happened, his lawyer said Wednesday.
In recent weeks I’ve run into multiple posts, articles and discussions concerning findings that employee morale does not equate to productivity. I’ve read a few of the discussions and a couple of the articles, and the subject proves to be an excellent example for discussion about how easily we can mislead ourselves with data.
The Healthy Corner Stores Network aims to teach residents about nutritious eating through grocery promotions and outreach efforts. The initiative has enlisted about 650 of the city's 2,000 or so corner stores to broaden their inventory of fresh produce, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
A British court has ruled that Chobani, the company leading the burgeoning Greek yogurt market in the U.S., cannot label its products "Greek" in the U.K. because they are made in America. Chobani said it was disappointed with the ruling, but added that "the fight is not over."
Chocolate manufacturers and traders are working to boost cocoa supplies, which are being stressed by factors like climate change and urbanization. Increasing demand for confectionery in emerging markets also is putting pressure on the industry.
As the demand for fresher and healthier foods grows, the shelf life of many products is decreasing. The result is a challenging quality dilemma for manufacturers. As companies are reformulating their products to make them fresher, they must also evaluate how they are delivering their products to maintain the quality.
Cheerios is bringing back an interracial family to star in its Super Bowl ad. They were featured in an ad last year that made headlines after it sparked ugly comments online. But the negative remarks were followed by an outpouring of support for the fictional family.