Tech Flash Vol. 3 No. 9
Salmonella for humans and canines
Through its track-and-trace system, Metz Fresh has isolated the problem spinach to a particular field lot and has recalled all the spinach from the lot packaged that day on all three lines. None of the spinach will reach the retail market.
Three days earlier, Mars Petcare
USDA to contribute $5.5 million to E. coli study
According to Agriculture Secretary Mike Johnson, “This research will help producers identify the sources of E. coli 0157:H7 and ways to avoid contamination.”Three people died and hundreds more were sickened in the past year by E coli outbreaks related to bagged spinach. The outbreaks also affected Taco Bell and other restaurants.
Subway to sell Dannon
Is China ready for prime time?
Globalization: Where in the world is your supply chain?
Packaging trends survey: The year of living sustainably
A higher sanitary bar
Tech Update: MES for the little guy
Tech Update: Non-thermal processing
People, Plant and Industry News
Jerry Schemm has been appointed engineering project manager for The Malish Corporation, a supplier of floor machine and surface cleaning brushes, and The Malish Plastics Division, a provider of custom thermoplastic extrusion of both tube and profile shapes.
DSM Food Specialties, Frito-Lay and Procter & Gamble have reached an agreement on intellectual property rights to apply asparaginase in food products to reduce acrylamide levels. DSM will license on a non-exclusivity basis the use of its proprietary enzyme, PreventASe, to Frito-Lay and Procter & Gamble.
Danisco USA spearheaded the effort in obtaining FDA approval (21 CFR 172.841) for the use of Litesse polydextrose as a bulking agent and texturizer in all foods with the exceptions of meat, poultry, baby foods and infant formula.
Whole Foods Market Inc. has successfully bought smaller rival Wild Oats Markets Inc., following months of delays as
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Sunny Fresh Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of egg and breakfast products and a subsidiary of Cargill, has changed its name to Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Inc.
CPM, supplier of process equipment and technology for the animal feed, oilseed, biofuels and human food processing industries, has acquired Crown Iron Works (
PepsiAmericas, Inc. and PepsiCo have completed the joint purchase of 80% of Sandora LLC, a major juice company in
According to Reuters News Service, Lindt & Spruengli is considering buying
According to FLEXNEWS, a federal bankruptcy court judge has revoked the sale of LeNature's Inc. bottling plant in
Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH has been chosen by Emerson Process Management as their “Supplier of the Year” for 2006, in recognition of its performance and dedicated service throughout the period of the award.
Heat and Control, Inc. has started construction of a new facility in Flower Mound,
Sioux Corporation has acquired three product lines from Walters Manufacturing of