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  • FDA Issues Voluntary Target Dates to Reduce Salt Intake

    On Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for the food industry to voluntarily reduce the sodium contents of processed and commercially-prepared food products. The FDA proposed a two-year short-term target to reduce salt intake to 3000 mg per day and a 10-year...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Director of Product Management

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Brian Hinkle director of product management.   At Bühler Aeroglide, the voice of the customer is shaping product development as the...

  • Schenck Process Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Schenck Process LLC has received ISO 9001:2015 certification of its pneumatic conveying and air filtration equipment manufacturing plant located in Sabetha, KS.    “This latest achievement confirms our commitment to a quality process, which is paramount to our goal of providing...

  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $273K for Major Violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found an Idaho frozen food manufacturer failed to safeguard employees and was unprepared to respond to a potentially lethal release of 1300 lb of anhydrous ammonia on December 1, 2015. While no one died or...

  • India’s Government to Invest in Food Processing Centers

    The Indian government is establishing a new program to develop small and medium scale food processing developments near areas where growth of specific agricultural products is high, the country’s Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced Tuesday, reported the Press Trust of...

  • General Mills Recalls Flour Amid E. Coli Outbreak

    General Mills issued a voluntary recall of several flour products after health officials linked some of those affected by a recent outbreak of a E. coli bacteria strain to flour consumption, the Minneapolis-based company said Tuesday. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

  • New USDA Effort Streamlines Crop Reporting Process

    The US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is working with farmers, ranchers, and insurance companies to create a centralized electronic filing source for crop acreage reports, the agency announced Tuesday. Dubbed the USDA Acreage Crop Reporting Streaming Initiative, the agency...

  • Pet Food Maker Blue Buffalo to Build $100 Million Plant

    Pet food manufacturer Blue Buffalo Pet Products is building a $100 million facility on 89 acres in Richmond, IN, the company announced Tuesday. With construction anticipated to start in the second half of 2016, the development will also include an R&D center and will be the Wilton, CT-based...

  • OHSA Fines Fragrance Manufacturer $63k for Safety Violations

    A Bethlehem, PA manufacturer of flavors and fragrances has been cited with eight safety violations by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to chemical hazards and other dangers, the agency announced Tuesday. The investigation...

  • Lean Lab Checklist

    The successful implementation of “lean manufacturing” in various fields has inspired many businesses to adopt this model in their laboratories as well. However, laboratories have different challenges compared to manufacturing environments. In order to provide a way to gain the many...