Hormel Foods Announces Sale of Clougherty Packing for $145M

Hormel Foods Announces Sale of Clougherty Packing for $145M

Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the sale of Clougherty Packing to Smithfield Foods. Clougherty Packing is the parent company of Farmer John and Saag’s Specialty Meats. The sale also includes PFFJ farm operations in California, Arizona and Wyoming. The $ 145 million cash sale is expected to receive regulatory approval and close within 30 days. “We appreciate the Farmer John, Saag’s and PFFJ employees’ dedication and commitment to their customers and consumers. While the businesses have performed well, they no longer align with our company’s growth strategies,” says Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer. “This divestiture also allows for […]

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Sabra Recalls Hummus Products

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products

Sabra Dipping Co. has voluntarily recalled certain hummus products due to Listeria monocytogenes being found at the manufacturing facility. There has been no Listeria found in tested, finished products. The recall includes hummus products manufactured before Nov. 8, 2016 and distributed to retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Any product with a “Best Before” date through Jan. 23, 2017 should be discarded. Other Sabra products are not included in the recall. Unaffected products include Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips. For more information and a list of affected products, call 1-866-265-6761 or visit the FDA website. Manufacturing News

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Modern technology, supply chains not helping worldwide nutrition

Modern technology, supply chains not helping worldwide nutrition

The proportion of the world that is suffering from diet-related malnutrition is one in three and, if left unchecked, will increase to one in two, according to a report entitled “Food systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st century,” published by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. In addition, if the direction of current governing policies remains the same, estimates suggest that by 2030, the number of overweight and obese people will have increased from 1.33 billion in 2005 to 3.28 billion—or around one-third of the total world population. Chapter six of the study […]

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Top 5 Money Making Manufacturing Businesses to Start in South Africa

Top 5 Money Making Manufacturing Businesses to Start in South Africa

South Africa has developed a diversified and established manufacturing base that is known for its potential and resilience to competition in the global economy. Due to the presence of manufacturing firms, these have opened an opportunity to improve the development and growth of the country. Facebook Google Share LinkedIn Pinterest Email On the part of business owners, they also have benefited from these businesses. In this regard, some are becoming more interested in starting it somehow by reading more information about it. They also made their way to the internet and found all valuable tools to guide them the right […]

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PepsiCo pledges to use less sugar, reduce environmental impact by 2025

PepsiCo pledges to use less sugar, reduce environmental impact by 2025

What PepsiCo. is pledging, at a glance: Less sugar: At least two-thirds of PepsiCo beverages expected to contain 100 calories or fewer from added sugar per 12-oz serving by 2025, with increased focus on zero- and lower-calorie products Water Efficiency: Targeting 15 percent improvement in water efficiency of its direct agricultural supply chain in high water-risk areas by 2025 – saving the equivalent of total water used in PepsiCo’s manufacturing operations Fewer Greenhouse gas emissions: Seeking 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the company’s value chain, including its agricultural supply, by 2030 Supporting women and girls: In partnership […]

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Promoted Content: How Jet Engines Work

Promoted Content: How Jet Engines Work

The jet engine is one of the primary modern inventions that has propelled the development of the global economy to its current state. It has not only changed the way people travel for leisure, but it has had a profound effect on the manner in which business is conducted around the world. Trade, made easier through jet powered travel and freight operations, has increased opportunities for exports and imports, with merchants from all corners of the world coming together to bring their innovations to different continents. Unlike the traders of old such as those of the East India Company in […]

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Comment on This week’s poll: should Gatwick or Heathrow be allowed to expand? by Jack Broughton

Comment on This week’s poll: should Gatwick or Heathrow be allowed to expand? by Jack Broughton

18th October 2016 11:29 am 18th October 2016 1:14 pm A decision on airport expansion in England has reportedly been put on hold to give cabinet ministers the chance to air their views today. According to the BBC, the Economic Affairs (Transport) sub-committee will then make the final choice on whether to back Heathrow or Gatwick. The BBC reports that the committee could meet on 25 October, with an announcement possible on the same day. In July 2015 the Airports Commission published its final report on airport expansion, with Heathrow identified as being the preferred option over Gatwick. In his […]

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Tim Peake opens new Thales facility in Belfast

Tim Peake opens new Thales facility in Belfast

Thales is to produce electric propulsion systems for geostationary satellites in the UK, following the opening of a new facility in Northern Ireland. The astronaut Tim Peake officially opened Thales’ Space Propulsion Integration Centre in Belfast today. Known as Hall-effect Thrusters, the propulsion systems will use electrical energy collected from the sun to accelerate inert xenon gas from an electric thruster. The thrusters have an exhaust velocity of approximately 10,000m per second, or between 50 and 100 times the speed of sound in air. This can reduce the cost of launching a satellite, or allow them to carry larger loads, […]

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UK engineers trial autonomous driving “handover” technology

UK engineers trial autonomous driving “handover” technology

17th October 2016 12:35 pm 17th October 2016 12:35 pm Better understanding of how drivers interact with autonomous vehicles will be critical to the development of the technology according to a team of UK researchers. The first trials of the Venturer autonomous vehicle project – an effort to establish the South West as a hot bed of driverless car technology – have focused on a critical aspect in the field of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology: the handover. This process, the point at which control of the car switches from human driver to autonomous mode, is one of the least studied aspects […]

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Industry pushes for post-Brexit assurances

Industry pushes for post-Brexit assurances

Jason Ford, news editor Sunderland should need no introduction as the home of Nissan in Britain. The company has been producing cars in the region since 1986 and employs around 6,800 staff, with considerably more in the supply chain. Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) is described on the company’s website as being “the jewel in the crown of Nissan’s manufacturing presence in Europe”, and 80 per cent of its output is exported. In December 2015, the Infiniti Q30 rolled off the production line in Sunderland following investment that created 300 jobs, and a decision is pending on where the Qashqai […]

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