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Ben & Jerry's Open to Making Weed-Infused Ice Cream

March 4, 2015 11:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The famous ice cream kings Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's declared in an interview with HuffPost Live that they would be open to making and marketing a marijuana-infused flavor where weed is legal.

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Q&A: Recalls and Undeclared Allergens

March 5, 2015 2:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity correspond with Todd Harris, Vice President, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS to discuss topics related to recalls involving undeclared allergens in the food industry.

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4 Ways to Integrate Supply Chain Projects With Corporate Initiatives

March 5, 2015 12:55 pm | by Godfrey Huguley | Articles | Comments

Whether budget, competing IT priorities or required time away from day-to-day operations stand in the way, the resources required to get your supply chain project implemented can be scarce.

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The State of Women in the Supply Chain

March 5, 2015 12:20 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, yet only one-fourth of supply chain jobs. With a supply chain labor shortage continuing to grow, women remain an untapped resource.  

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Harvest Automation: Robot Takeover

March 5, 2015 10:20 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Innovative minds are putting their efforts into making California's "Salad Bowl of the World" the tech future of farming! This area of California is beginning to rely more on innovation than ever before.

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Co-Founder of K-Cups Doesn't Own a Keurig Machine

March 5, 2015 9:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year and much of that money was thanks to its K-Cups — the small pods used for easy coffee brewing. But in a recent interview, co-founder John Sylvan admitted to not even owning a Keurig.

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Dunkin' Donuts to Remove Nanomaterials From Powdered Donuts

March 5, 2015 8:55 am | by As You Sow | News | Comments

Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of the Dunkin' Donuts chain, has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent that is commonly a source of nanomaterials, from all powdered sugar used to make the company's donuts.

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New Flavors For Lager Beer; Successful Generation of Hybrid Yeasts

March 5, 2015 8:30 am | by VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND | News | Comments

For centuries the same yeast strains have been used in the production of lager beer, in contrast to ale, whiskey, wine and cider, for which there is a wide range of yeast strains available to produce different nuances of flavor.

Case Study: Perfecting Food Process Through Collaboration

March 5, 2015 8:25 am | by Power PR | Articles | Comments

Food processors are utilizing R&D test kitchens that combine equipment and processes from multiple manufacturers to gather scientific data and perfect the final product.

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Man Burned by Fajitas While Praying Can't Sue Applebee's

March 5, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

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AFFI Urges Congress to Reject New Food Taxes

March 5, 2015 8:05 am | by AFFI | News | Comments

The American Frozen Food Institute and a coalition of nearly 60 food groups urged the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to develop a fiscal year 2016 budget that funds U.S. Food and Drug Administration food safety programs without saddling consumers and food makers with burdensome new taxes or fees.

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How Much Sugar is in That? 7 Foods with Added Sugar

March 5, 2015 7:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done. Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. But sugar can be hidden in lots of other common packaged foods.

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Rotary Drum Screen

March 5, 2015 7:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new, compact Rotary Drum Screen removes solids from industrial waste streams, and recovers solid product from process streams, at rates from 600 to 2,790 gal/min without blinding or clogging the screen.

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Still Do Your Own Grocery Shopping? That is so Last Year

March 4, 2015 3:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Supermarket chains are doing a good job in their respective cities, but there are two services to watch if you are short on time and cash: Amazon Fresh and Instacart. 

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4 Reasons Why Regulated Industries Need to Invest in APM

March 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by Dan Miklovic | Articles | Comments

 There is another group of industries that stands to gain significantly from implementing APM and pursuing asset operational excellence — regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace.

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Technology is Raising a High Bar For High-End Mixology

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled.

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Multiple Studies Prove Coffee Lessens Heart Risks

March 4, 2015 1:25 pm | by BMJ | News | Comments

Despite earlier concerns about a potential increase in heart disease risk associated with drinking coffee, a recent meta-analysis of 36 studies showed that moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

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Brown-Forman Profits Led By Jack Daniel's Brand

March 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jack Daniel's maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit rose 5 percent, led by strong demand for its pricier American whiskeys and broad sales growth in the U.S. and overseas.

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How Can the Internet Improve Your Plant's Operations?

March 4, 2015 12:15 pm | by Amber Carpenter | Articles | Comments

The Internet is so common that we take it for granted. But what many people do not realize is, the potential impact of the Internet on plant operations is just as sweeping.

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WHO Says World is Eating Too Much Sugar

March 4, 2015 11:00 am | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories.

E-Commerce Shaping Material Handling in 2015

March 4, 2015 10:25 am | by Bob Liebe and Chris Capshaw, Division Presidents at Wynright Corporation | Articles | Comments

Just like a bespoke pair of shoes, the material handling industry is growing ever-more customized. Customer demands are changing, so the supply chain must adjust accordingly.

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