The Goya factory in Secaucus, N.J., is where rice, dry beans and flour are packaged for the largest Hispanic foods maker in the U.S. Goya generates more than $1 billion in sales each year, providing products that taste of home for the nation's diverse Hispanic population. A new distribution site in Salem County, N.J., will open this week.
The Food and Drug Administration has released an updated food code that provides the model for inspections of restaurants, food retailers and other foodservice operations. Among the changes, cut leafy greens are now included as foods that require time and temperature control for safety, and hamburgers on children's menus can no longer be undercooked upon customer request.
A Mars M&M's factory in New Jersey launched a solar energy field to create about 20% of the power needed to run the factory. The 18-acre field of solar panels is the largest in the U.S. that serves a single facility.