Facility Operations

Conagra closing Birds Eye facility in Wisconsin

Conagra is closing its Birds Eye frozen foods facility in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, eliminating about 250 jobs, according to multiple news reports and a ... continue reading »

Company launches packaging trays composed entirely of recycled tray material

Luxembourg-headquartered Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has launched food packaging trays composed entirely of recycled tray material. While traditional... continue reading »

Videojet Technologies introduces new inkjet printer

Videojet Technologies’ new inkjet printer offers a durable, high-resolution solution for manufacturers and distributors with on-demand case coding r... continue reading »

Horizontal flow wrap applications webinar set for next month

Product safety technology company Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection will host a webinar focused on flow wrap applications on May 8. The webinar, wh... continue reading »

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Carrot juice recalled because of botulism concerns

Carrot juice from Barsotti Juice Co. has been recalled because of concerns about under processing that could lead to botulism. On Jan. 30, the Food... continue reading »

Traceability initiatives can drive productivity, profitability

Nearly everyone in the produce industry has implemented produce traceability initiative (PTI) of some sort. Improved marking and coding can help produ... continue reading »

Mapping the flow of produce can help assess postharvest safety risks

All food contact surfaces of equipment and tools used with covered produce — defined by the Produce Safety Rule as fruit and vegetables typically co... continue reading »

Accelerated deadline: FSMA 204 compliance may be reality faster than anticipated

A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule requiring additional traceability records for certain foods goes into effect in January 2026, but the dea... continue reading »

New pallet labeler can process up to 120 pallets per hour

A new automated pallet labeling system from Videojet can apply as many as four labels and cover three sides of a pallet while processing up to 120 pal... continue reading »

IFPA technology accelerator seeks climate-smart innovation

The International Fresh Produce Association’s technology accelerator, Fresh Field Catalyst, seeks applicants for its six-month program. IFPA is l... continue reading »