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November 2006

November 17, 2006

via Reliableplant.com

Shipments from Canadian factories in August declined slightly from their highest level in 2006, Statistics Canada reported on October 16. With commodity prices falling, the volume of goods shipped actually increased in August.  ...full story

November 17, 2006

via The Globe and Mail

For the past two weeks, a 42-year-old employee at a Scarborough food-manufacturing plant has been hunted by corporate lawyers, private investigators and police officers after someone swiped, and attempted to sell, some of the most closely guarded recipes in North America's fast-food industry.   ...full story

November 17, 2006

via Plantservices.com

You might be paying too much for dumpster hauling if some fraction of what you throw into them has value to somebody elsewhere on the economic food chain. In the ideal world, you’ll be able to find someone willing to pay you for your trash. Russ Kratowicz gives you web resources for recycling in his lates column. He surfs the Web so you don't have to.  ...full story

November 16, 2006

via Chinadaily.com

A northeast China food processor polished up and sold tonnes of rice, some of it 17 years old that could be harmful if eaten, Chinese state media reported in the latest in a wave of scandals over tainted and counterfeit foods.   ...full story

November 16, 2006

via Eureka

Lou Reade speaks to research leaders within plastics suppliers to assess what new materials we might see in the next few years.  ...full story

November 16, 2006

via Reliable Plant

A series of promising new technologies in steam generation could reduce U.S. industrial steam system operating costs by more than $10 billion annually, saving 185 trillion Btu per year. At the same time, the technologies would curb environmental emissions by nearly 2.7 million metric tons of carbon equivalent annually.   ...full story

November 15, 2006

via Manufacturing.net

Food companies are currently scrambling to comply with the FDA’s record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements of Section 306 of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002. By the end of 2006 all food manufacturers, even very small ones (10 employees or fewer) must be prepared to rapidly identify and track every single ingredient from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping, to the exact customer location.   ...full story

November 15, 2006

via Newropeans Magazine

You are the CEO of a large corporation. You have to decide about moving or deploying a few hundred million dollars. If you are in stocks and bonds, you will look for short-term signals from markets. If you are serious about long term safety and returns, you must see forces outside the market.   ...full story

November 14, 2006

via TheAge.com.au

INFLATION in China, the world's fastest-growing major economy, unexpectedly slowed last month as the cost of food increased at a slower pace.  ...full story

November 14, 2006

via Food Business Review Online

Synutra International, a manufacturer of dairy-based nutritional products and protein bars in China, has finalized a transaction to acquire land use rights, plant buildings, and equipment from the finance department of the Zheng Lan Qi region in China.  ...full story

November 11, 2006

via Kansascity.com

A lean and fit 35-year-old Milwaukee man had been working at a local flavoring plant for just six months when he collapsed while playing basketball with his buddies.  ...full story

November 3, 2006

via FoodNavigator.com

A new report has found that Bulgaria has the highest level of direct foreign investment to GDP in the entire Central and Eastern European region, helping to defy a decline in the sector throughout the CEE region.  ...full story


October 2006

October 31, 2006

via Processingtalk.com

Many of the leading food manufacturers recognize the need for a vastly improved and more global automation infrastructure than currently exists in even their most automated facilities  ...full story

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