According to a recent FDA report, the September 14th CDC-confirmed E coli outbreak affecting 204 people in 26 states was traced back to Monterey County spinach grower and producer, Natural Selection Foods in San Juan Bautista, CA.
The American food and beverage industry continues to be an economic powerhouse, accounting for $500 billion in US gross output, according to Grant Thornton LLP's new white paper "Appetite for Change: Trends and transitions in the US food and beverage industry."
Hassia USA, which includes the sales and service support for the A+F Automation and Gasti product lines, has combined all of its sales and service organizations under the corporate name IWKA Packaging USA.
General Mills announced a new organizational structure for its senior management team. Ken Powell was elected president and chief operating officer and became a member of the company's board of directors. Jim Lawrence was named vice chairman of General Mills and continues to serve as the company's chief financial officer.