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4 Charged After Undercover Video Shows Cows Whipped, Punched

May 1, 2015 | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Four men have been charged with cruelty to animals after undercover video showed employees at a southern New Mexico dairy whipping cows with chains and wire cables and kicking and punching the animals.

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PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas

May 1, 2015 12:25 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

Popular show floor feature, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program, focuses on improving production through innovation.

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New England's Cod Fishing Cutbacks Take Effect

May 1, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators reduced the Gulf of Maine cod catch limit from 1,550 to 386 metric tons for the fishing year that started Friday. The quota cutback is needed because the level of cod spawning in the Gulf of Maine is a fraction of target levels, regulators have said. The cut means fishermen will also be restricted in how much they can catch of other popular food species like haddock and hake.

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LiDestri Foods and G's Fresh Create Partnership, 140 Jobs in New York

May 1, 2015 11:55 am | by Greater Rochester Enterprise | News | Comments

LiDestri Foods Inc. of Fairport and G’s Fresh Ltd. of the United Kingdom have partnered to form Love Beets USA, LLC, a $17 million Rochester-based joint manufacturing venture for the processing and packaging of fresh, marinated and organic beets and beet products.

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The Benefits of Predictive Maintenance Analytics

May 1, 2015 11:45 am | by Sean Riley | Articles | Comments

Predictive Maintenance Analytics is going to transform the manufacturing industry by optimizing costs, delivering new efficiencies, creating new revenue opportunities, and increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty. 

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KFC, Taco Bell Parent Jumps After Third Point Buys In

May 1, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut soared Friday after a prominent investor said he's taken a stake in the company thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

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Chobani Launches New Brand Platform and Creative Campaign Centered on Brand's Natural Values

May 1, 2015 8:10 am | by Chobani | News | Comments

Committed to its founding mission of providing better food for more people, Chobani's multi-media, multi-platform campaign focuses on the brand's core belief: "To love this life is to live it naturally."

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'Top Chef' Judge Simmons Joins NY School Nutrition Effort

May 1, 2015 8:05 am | by KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press | News | Comments

"Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons is joining anti-hunger advocates and the officials who serve 850,000 New York City school meals a day to raise awareness of child nutrition issues as Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal law that governs school meals.

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5 Labeling Best Practices for Food Companies

May 1, 2015 8:00 am | by Ronald J. Levine, Herrick, Feinstein LLP | Articles | Comments

In recent years, food labeling has become a target of civil lawsuits, especially class actions, and regulatory action.  Every day we read about a new class action attacking words such as “natural,” or a warning letter or other challenge to food labeling.

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Greek Yogurt Coming to a School District Near You

May 1, 2015 7:55 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The past several years have seen Greek yogurt emerge as a food industry darling due to both its health halo and because the product has spurred growth in the overall retail yogurt segment.

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Cheese, Poultry Facilities to Open in Virginia

May 1, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelly Turkeys USA LLC will invest $1.4 million in its first U.S. poultry processing facility, creating 33 jobs and Ewes Guys LLC will do business as Twenty Paces and invest $321,000 in a cheese facility at Bellair Farms.

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Dynatrol G Series Level Switches for Problem Applications

May 1, 2015 7:17 am | by Automation Products, Inc. - DYNATROL® Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Dynatrol® G Series Level Switches are specifically designed for special problem applications that involve extremely light weight or fluffy products - or for heavier bulk solids that tend to pack or bridge easily.

H1 Quinplex Food Machinery Lubricant

May 1, 2015 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

LE’s H1 Quinplex® Food Machinery Lubricant (4025) is an NLGI grade 2 semi-synthetic grease suitable for a broad operating temperature range. Formulated with high-viscosity pure food grade base oil, it is NSF H1 registered for incidental food contact, and is certified Kosher Pareve and Halal.

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3 Ways to Determine the Fitness of Your Refrigeration Compressor

April 30, 2015 12:05 pm | by Mike Horst, Division Manager, Stellar | Articles | Comments

At one time or another, all food processors and beverage manufacturers will be in the market for a refrigeration compressor rebuild or replacement. Because the compressor and its bearings will deteriorate over time, staying on top of its performance is crucial to avoiding a catastrophic failure.

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Q&A with Michael Desso, Nestlé USA Director of Safety, Health and Environment

April 30, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Earlier this month, Nestlé USA announced that all 23 of its factories are now landfill-free and contributing zero waste for disposal, reflecting the company's commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices. Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A on the topic with Michael Desso, Director of Safety, Health and Environment at Nestlé USA.

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Calming Your Biggest Fears About Industrial IoT

April 30, 2015 11:45 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The Industrial Internet of Things is not a simple concept; however, it's also not a topic so complicated that manufacturers should fear or ignore its potential in realizing the greater levels of efficiency, data sharing and global competitiveness it brings.

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Navajo Pride Flour Mill to Close, 26 Jobs Lost

April 30, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Navajo Agricultural Products Industry officials are giving its Navajo Pride flour mill a face lift, but only after shutting it down. The Daily Times reports that the closure, effective today, will last a year and affect 26 employees.

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Labor Organizers Seek Unusual Ally in Fast-Food Franchisees

April 30, 2015 11:15 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The Service Employees International Union plans to announce Thursday that it is launching a website in hopes of building a national network of fast-food franchisees who want stronger protections for their businesses. The push has the potential to create more unrest within the ranks for companies like McDonald's, which are already dealing with ongoing demonstrations calling for higher pay and a union for workers.

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National Recall Leads Call for New Sanitizing Systems to Eliminate Harmful Bacteria

April 30, 2015 11:10 am | by RGF Environmental | News | Comments

Food safety is a national concern with nearly 50 million Americans becoming ill from eating foods contaminated with Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus aureus as well as mold, yeast and viruses.

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Best Practices for Sharing Data across the Enterprise

April 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Khris Kammer, Information Partner and Competency Manager, and Keith McPherson, Director, Market Development, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

The best way to tap into the valuable data generated in plants is by associating it with other data in order to get a holistic view of plant operations

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Nevada Assembly Panel Considers Ban on Powdered Alcohol

April 30, 2015 7:55 am | by RILEY SNYDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada lawmakers are considering a ban on the sale and possession of powdered alcohol. Powdered alcohol is a beverage mix that can be blended with a liquid to create an alcoholic drink. It's banned in six states and heavily regulated in several others.

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