Manufacturing & Distribution

Chinese may locate plant, 300 jobs in Lindsay

A Chinese dairy group has the former 35-acre Lindsay Olive plant in escrow. The vacant plant has been for sale for $3.5 million. The group is represented by Visalia realtor Mike Schuil.

Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing

Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak attributed to Foster Farms chicken continues more than a year after it first started. AFP/Getty Images(AP) — A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, federal health officials said.

Chinese show gives La Tapatia exposure

Yao Di eats La Tapatia Old Fashioned Tortilla Chips on "Youth in Beijing."Fresno-based Mexican food producer La Tapatia got some exciting product placement recently when its tortilla chips got a spot in the popular Chinese show "Beijing Youth."

Health risks prompts Fresno frozen treat maker's recall

Health risks from a dangerous bacteria has led Helados La Tapatia, Inc. of Fresno to recall its popsicles and several other frozen treats.

J.D. Heiskell buys out Northeast feed mills

Tulare-based feed company J.D. Heiskell & Co. announced it has finalized an agreement to become the full owner of three feed mills in New York and Maine.

Manufacturer donates shed to Selma league

After thieves stole an estimated $8,000 worth of equipment from the Selma Little League baseball team last month, Borga Steel Buildings & Components of Fowler came through with a fitting donation.

Madera firm seeks Shark Tank opportunity

Madera County Manufacturer, Nemat Inc. has launched a new item out of its “Made in the USA” consumer products division called ComfortVu, an electronic television mounting system that can extend a flat screen TV 24 inches forward and lower it by 35 inches for the most comfortable viewing position.

Betts Co. to receive education award

Betts Co. will be one of 10 local businesses awarded on March 5 during the Fresno Compact's 18th Annual Shareholder's Luncheon to recognize outstanding partnerships with schools.

Hanford meat plant shut by inspectors reopens

(AP) — A Kings County meat processing plant that was shuttered by federal inspectors Monday because of unsanitary conditions has reopened.

Inspectors shutter Hanford slaughterhouse again

Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford has been closed by federal inspectors for unsanitary conditions.(AP) — Federal inspectors shut down a Kings County slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.