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E. coli Tied to Costco More Dangerous than Chipotle Outbreak

November 24, 2015 | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | News | Comments

The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent outbreak that closed some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.

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EPA Nixes Approval of New Weed Killer for Engineered Crops

November 25, 2015 1:20 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday withdrew approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.


Q&A: Material Handling with Chris Murtha of Yale Materials Handling Corporation

November 25, 2015 10:40 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing had the opportunity to correspond with Chris Murtha, Industry Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation, on the topic of material handling and the use of lift trucks in the food manufacturing industry.


Industry Insider: A Quick Way to Improve Productivity — Hold the Ice

November 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Mark DiMaggio, Head of Food & Beverage, Linde LLC | Articles | Comments

New requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that went into effect earlier this year, mean processors must now manage the food safety of dry ice and food-contact gases as food ingredients. So that is one key reason processors are looking at their supply chains, and now questioning the use of dry ice.


Democrats Offer Bill To Overhaul Food Labels

November 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A quartet of northeastern Democrats this week proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's food labeling standards.


Milk for Grownups: Dairy Innovations Drive Growth

November 25, 2015 8:55 am | by Eliseo Barcas, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Tetra Pak U.S. | Articles | Comments

For the first time since they carried a lunchbox, U.S. adults are finding themselves the target of milk marketing. But this time, the pitch is for smaller and single-serve offerings and part of an overall trend to bend and reshape milk in size and formulation to the ways foods fit into today’s busy lifestyles.


Achieving a Higher Value for Your Unwanted Inventory

November 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Nicholas Isasi, Executive Vice President, DM Transportation | Articles | Comments

There is a powerful alternative increasingly being used to deal with under- or non-performing assets: corporate barter. Corporate barter is the exchange of goods and services for corporate assets on a non-cash basis through the use of trade credits.


Following Strong Earns, Hormel Anounces 2-for-1 Stock Split

November 25, 2015 8:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hormel is announcing a two-for-one split a day after the company reported a strong fourth quarter and outlook.


Beyond Greek, What's Next For U.S. Yogurt Market

November 25, 2015 8:10 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Though yogurt is consumed at a much smaller rate per capita in the U.S. compared to other countries, recent years have exposed a great deal of excitement for the product.


OTA Export Promotion Investment Yields High Returns for Organic

November 25, 2015 7:35 am | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

USDA awards Organic Trade Association almost $900,000 in market promotion funds.


90-Watt Portable Magnetically Mounted LED Work Light

November 25, 2015 7:15 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Company has announced the release of a magnetically mounted 90 watt portable LED work light with daisy chain connections.

Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 4:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


General Mills Sets Goal to Buy All Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

November 24, 2015 4:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.

Plans for Alcohol, Wine at Utah Starbucks on Hold

November 24, 2015 3:55 pm | by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Utah regulators declined to rule Tuesday on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses.


Waste Not: Streamlining Food Production Saves Resources

November 24, 2015 9:30 am | by Jean-Pierre Berlan, Director of Processing for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada | Articles | Comments

Taking a holistic view of packaging and processing elements throughout the food and beverage manufacturing value chain, and enacting changes where possible, helps prevent waste, which ultimately benefits businesses, the environment and society.


Pinnacle Foods Buying Boulder Brands for About $710 Million

November 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pinnacle Foods is buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million in a move that adds a line of health and wellness food brands to Pinnacle's offerings that include Birds Eye frozen foods, Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes.


Emails Reveal Coke's Role in Anti-Obesity Group

November 24, 2015 9:15 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network.


Innovations that Shaped the Beverage Packaging Market

November 24, 2015 9:00 am | by Vincent Le Guen, Vice President, Packaging, Sidel | Articles | Comments

PET has become the material of choice for the beverage packaging industry, because it enables manufacturers to produce bottles that stand out on the shelf, are sustainable and have improved functionality.  At the same time, as packaging becomes lighter, bottlers can reduce their raw material, production, energy, transportation and distribution costs without compromising product quality and integrity across the supply chain.  


Newest Meat MythCrusher Discusses Variety of Products Derived From Animals, Impacts on Sustainability

November 24, 2015 8:30 am | by North American Meat Institute and American Meat Science Association | Videos | Comments

In the newest Meat MythCrusher video, produced by the North American Meat Institute and American Meat Science Association, Dale Woerner, Ph.D., associate professor at Colorado State University, addresses the variety of products sourced from livestock in addition to meat, and how those products should be considered when discussing the sustainability of livestock production.

Six Steps For Establishing An Influential Data Governance Framework

November 24, 2015 7:55 am | by Mike Hughes & Gordana Radmilovic | Articles | Comments

Effective data management and analysis is becoming an urgent imperative for manufacturers.


Campbell Soup Shares Soar on Strong Earnings, Outlook

November 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Campbell Soup jumped to a 16-year high after the soup, snacks and pasta maker's fiscal first-quarter adjusted profit topped analysts' estimates and the company increased its full-year earnings forecast.



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