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Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After Listeria Recall

August 31, 2015 | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination.

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Delivery Wars: Amazon Adds Alcohol

August 31, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Amazon recently launched its Prime Now one hour delivery service in the Seattle area. This launch for Amazon also marked the U.S. debut of beer, wine and liquor delivery through Prime Now in the United States

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When The Billion Dollar Hard Drive Grows Legs

August 31, 2015 1:45 pm | by James Kilkelly | Articles | Comments

Asset disposal is the hidden threat to data security for a company. 

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Manufacturers Push Expansion To Pursue Growth In 2015

August 31, 2015 1:15 pm | by Alastair Borthwick | Articles | Comments

To drive the most growth, CFOs should focus on the employee benefits and retention strategies, as well as overall business initiatives that need financing to succeed.

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Growers See Strong Apple-Picking Season in New England Region

August 31, 2015 1:00 pm | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year's and 18 percent above the region's five-year average.

Chipotle Sued In Class Action For Claiming Its Menu Is GMO Free

August 31, 2015 12:40 pm | by Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP | News | Comments

The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle's marketing and advertising campaign that claims its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms is actually deceptive and misleading to consumers because many of Chipotle's menu items actually do contain GMOs. 

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Supply Chain Security Begins At The Loading Dock

August 31, 2015 8:25 am | by Walt Swietlik | Articles | Comments

While there are many links in any supply chain, loading docks always play a pivotal role - from processing and manufacturing all the way through to distribution. By comprehensively addressing the many challenges to dock operations, facilities managers can go a long way towards ensuring the safe and timely delivery of products moving through their system.

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Nestle: Forced Labor Has No Place in Our Food Supply Chain

August 31, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food.

4 Most Common Forklift Operator Mistakes

August 31, 2015 8:00 am | by Tom Reddon | Articles | Comments

Making a mistake with a forklift can provide drastic and dire consequences, so it is best to avoid these mishaps at all costs. 

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Massachusetts Firm Recalls Macadamias for Possible Salmonella

August 31, 2015 7:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Random third-party testing found a presence of Salmonella in one-pound packages. No illnesses have been reported.

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Nebraska City Signs Preliminary Agreement for Beef Plant

August 31, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The city of Minatare has taken a big step toward construction of a beef processing plant that could bring an estimated 600 jobs to the Nebraska Panhandle community.

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In Reversal, Abundant Grain Trains Available for Harvest

August 31, 2015 7:25 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just in time for what the U.S. Agriculture Department expects to be near-record corn and soybean harvests, grain train cars are in abundance. The reversal is attributed to unprecedented spending on track upgrades, political pressure from politicians in agriculture-rich states and a drastic decrease in trains hauling crude and freight to and from western North Dakota's oil-producing region.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

August 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-popular stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Fast-Food's New Target: The Snack Attack

August 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier bites. That includes mini-hot dogs, little chicken sandwiches and shakes that are smaller than a small.

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Judge Tosses Lawsuits Over Supermarkets' 'Baked Fresh' Bread

August 28, 2015 12:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has thrown out lawsuits filed by New Jersey consumers who said supermarkets fooled them into paying more for bread by advertising it was made fresh in their stores.

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MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector

August 28, 2015 12:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest quarterly forecast from the MAPI Foundation is slightly more pessimistic about the nation's manufacturing sector than three months ago.

Study: Fair Trade Labels Linked To Higher Cost Threshold, Better Taste

August 28, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study also showed that consumers believed foods labeled as fair trade tasted better than foods with no such label — even though scientists said that the products in the study were identical and that the differences in taste were "pure imagination."

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In the Mix: Donald Trump Cuts Out Oreos

August 28, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Videos | Comments

The Republican presidential candidate cuts out Oreos, Just Mayo receives a warning letter from the FDA, and health-conscious consumers appear to be tipping the recall scales. Find out more in this edition of In the Mix. 

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Kapowsin Meats Recalls Pork From Washington, Oregon, Alaska

August 28, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kapowsin Meats is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Philadelphia Pilot Program Helps Reduce Supermarket Waste

August 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A trio of Philadelphia-area universities partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help make use of food that would otherwise be discarded.

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Ruling Could Ease Way for Unionizing at Fast-Food Chains

August 28, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

It will be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.

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