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Diet Sodas Fall in US; Pepsi Returns to No. 2 Spot

March 27, 2015 | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

 Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

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America Has Entered a New Era of Sports Nutriton

March 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by Package Facts | News | Comments

Among the most popular functional foods are sports drinks and nutrition bars. According to market research publisher Packaged Facts, 36 percent of all U.S. adults consume sports drinks. Meanwhile, dollar sales in the nutrition bar segment grew an impressive 8 percent last year to reach $2 billion.

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Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

​Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with our sister publication, Manufacturing Business Technology, recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

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Food Processing Plant Down? 3 Solutions to Keep Operations Moving

March 27, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

If a disaster puts your plant’s operations on pause, know your options for continuing production outside the walls of your facility. Co-packing, co-manufacturing and built-in redundancy are three solutions to keep your operations moving when your plant is down. Here are the key things to know about each.

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New Video Addresses Myths About Meat Color, Safety

March 27, 2015 1:50 pm | by NAMI Foundation | News | Comments

Many people believe that if their fresh beef has turned brown, that means it has spoiled. In this video, Purdue University professor Brad Kim explains the science of meat color and why a color change doesn't mean meat has spoiled.

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Food Additive May Be Safer, Greener Antifreeze

March 27, 2015 1:15 pm | by ACS | News | Comments

​The sweet taste and smell of antifreeze tempts children and animals to drink the poisonous substance, resulting in thousands of accidental poisonings in the U.S. every year. But today, researchers are describing a new, nontoxic product based on a common food additive that could address this health issue and help the environment at the same time.

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From Farm to Table: How Product Lifecycle Management Serves Up Your Chicken Sandwich

March 27, 2015 12:40 pm | by John Kelley, Vice President of Product Value Chain Strategy and Kerrie Jordan, Director of Product Value Chain Marketing, Oracle | Articles | Comments

Ever wonder how your lunch was made? How did that meal end up on the plate in front of you?  Given all the ingredients, equipment, data, processes and players involved, few can tell the whole story. But one type of enterprise software has recorded every detail –- product lifecycle management. 

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Thai Junta Leader to Fight Forced Labor in Fish Industry

March 27, 2015 12:15 pm | by TODD PITMAN, THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.

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Oral Benefit of Natural Sweetener is Unproven

March 27, 2015 11:15 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

New research out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is widely promoted globally, and can be found in wide range of everyday products including sugar-free chewing gum, toothpaste, gels, lozenges and sweets.

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VIDEO: A Breakup of Campbell Soup Could Prove Tasty For Investors

March 27, 2015 10:55 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

A breakup of Campbell Soup may be the best recipe for the food giant to revive investor interest, as shoppers increasingly turn their noses up at the company's core simple meals and beverages offerings.

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Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Foodborne Illness Risk

March 27, 2015 10:40 am | by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future | News | Comments

Researchers determined that raw milk was associated with more than half of all milk-related foodborne illness, even though only an estimated 3.5 percent of the U.S. population consumes it.

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Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 4

March 27, 2015 9:15 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, Tetra Pak Inc., U.S. & Canada | Articles | Comments

In the final installment of this four-part series, we ask: which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

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Monsanto Fined For Not Reporting Idaho Chemical Releases

March 27, 2015 8:10 am | by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant.

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Explosion Proof LED Light with a Scaffold Bracket Mount

March 27, 2015 7:50 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The 150 watt LED light head produces 13,000 lumens of light and is attached to an aluminum rail/ladder mount bracket that allows operators to easily mount this unit to ladders, handrails, catwalks, and other similar structures.

ArmPro Semi-Automatic Sleeve Removal

March 27, 2015 7:45 am | by AirTrim | Product Releases | Comments

With this proven technology, waste paper bag sleeves are captured and pneumatically conveyed to a waste collection compactor or baler, reducing the fatigue that results from manual sleeve removal.

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VIDEO: Coca-Cola Ads Through the Years

March 26, 2015 3:00 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Coca-Cola has been in business for over 120 years. Here are some of the most iconic ads in the company's history.

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Mental Exam Ordered For Man Accused in Beheading at Food Processing Plant

March 26, 2015 1:50 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma.

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 2

March 26, 2015 1:15 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

The following is the fourth installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, we reveal No.2.

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Kudos to Food Manufacturers That Sweeten the Pot for Mom Bloggers

March 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by Wendy Hirschhorn, CEO, Wendy's Bloggers | Articles | Comments

While Mom Bloggers love to review food and food-related products, they really appreciate food manufacturers and their representatives who make the experience extra special. Six Mom Bloggers tell about other niceties that lift their spirits when they review food and food-related products.

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Ohio Businessmen Convicted in Sports Drink Investment Scheme

March 26, 2015 12:00 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

Two Ohio businessmen accused of defrauding their sports drink company's investors and diverting money for personal use have been convicted of federal charges. A jury convicted Preston Harrison and Thomas Jackson of scheming to deceive investors in their Westerville company about the sports drink OXYwater.

Founder of 5-Hour Energy Drink is Big Political Donor

March 26, 2015 10:45 am | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

The billionaire founder of the 5-hour Energy drink and his Michigan-based companies have given millions to candidates for state office and political groups across the country, but he remains little-known in his home state.

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