Highlights

Technology

Detection Looks to Take Another Technological Leap

May 15, 2024
As food and beverage processors search for ways to eliminate foreign materials from their product streams, technology continues to offer new ways to detect contaminants.
Animal Proteins

Cargill Meat Solutions Sells Fresno, California, Beef Plant to Central Valley Meat

May 8, 2024
Hanford, Calif.-based meat processor plans to retain as many of the 880 workers at the plant as possible after the deal.
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Dairy, Cheese, Eggs

Prairie Farms Dairy to Produce Lactose-Free Products in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Plant

May 2, 2024
Production of gallons of lactose-free whole and 2% milk, as well as cottage cheese and sour cream, will begin in late May, hitting store shelves in June.
Capital Spending

2024 Capital Spending Outlook: Unfinished Business

April 30, 2024
After making big capital spending plans for 2023 — and underspending those budgets — food & beverage processors are proceeding at a more normalized pace (+3%).
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Worker Safety

OSHA Penalizes Hanover Foods for Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, Plant Safety Violations

April 25, 2024
More than 70 violations were observed, and the administration has assessed more than $761,000 in penalties to the vegetable and snacks processor.
On the Plant Floor

Energy as a Service: Fortune 500 Insights on Risk Transfer and Sustainability

April 24, 2024
Nine out of 10 Fortune 500 executives surveyed expressed interest in the idea of outsourcing energy operations to reduce risk. Learn how an Energy as a Service model can support...
People on the Move

FPSA Names New President & CEO, Shifts Seckman to Grow FIT Program

April 3, 2024
Matthew Ott will take the reins of the association while David Seckman will focus his efforts to grow the technician training program to meet increased demand.
Automation

8 Formula manufacturing needs of food manufacturers

March 22, 2024
For food manufacturers looking to control inventory, improve quality insurance, increase profits, and more, there are eight key “must have” features for any batch processing software...
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On the Plant Floor

Five critical reasons why spray drying heating sources have changed

March 22, 2024
Did you know there is an important shift in the type of heating technology used for spray drying?
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Worker Safety

Chemical Safety Board Fixes Blame for 2021 Nitrogen Fatalities

Dec. 12, 2023
A bent bubbler tube on a freezer released gas that killed six workers at Foundation Food Group’s Gainesville, Ga., plant.
Animal Proteins

Hormel to End Turkey Harvest at Barron, Wisconsin, Plant in Favor of Value-Added Processing

Dec. 4, 2023
Jennie-O Turkey Store plant will end turkey slaughter operations in Q2 of 2024 in an effort to right-size the company’s turkey supply chain.
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Capital Spending

Tyson Opens New $300 Million Fully Cooked Plant in Danville, Virginia

Nov. 29, 2023
Highly automated facility will produce four million pounds of fully cooked poultry products per week for Tyson Foods’ retail and foodservice channels.
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Capital Spending

Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia, Brewery Gets $13 Million in Upgrades

Nov. 29, 2023
Enhancements to energy systems, dry-hopping, bottling and can-packaging operations among the significant investments made by Anheuser-Busch.