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Post Acquires Michael Foods for $2.45B

April 17, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products. Privately held Michael Foods makes a variety of egg, potato and dairy products.

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Freeze Kills Florida Citrus Trees

April 17, 2014 10:15 am | by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Florida Panhandle property owners lost thousands of dollars in citrus trees and other non-native plants because of the harsh winter. Temperatures dipped into the 20s and below across the region this winter and ice stayed on the ground for more than 24 hours.

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FDA Closes Puerto Rico Bakery for Multiple Violations

April 17, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

Los Genuinos, Inc., a Bayamon, Puerto Rico, food manufacturer, has agreed under terms of a court order not to process or distribute food until it addresses the unsanitary conditions found by U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigators.

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PepsiCo Posts Strong 1Q Profit with More Snack Sales

April 17, 2014 10:08 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. The company, which makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2 percent in the period.

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Infographic: How America Snacks

April 17, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

The majority of snacking in America occurs after lunch, with 28 percent of Americans snacking in the afternoon, according to The Hartman Group. But early morning snacking is an emerging opportunity space for food and beverage companies, retailers and restaurants.

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Honey Maid Turns Ad Backlash into Love

April 17, 2014 9:33 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Graham cracker maker Honey Maid's television ad featuring biracial and gay families has received more than 5 million views — and a lot of negative feedback. Honey Maid has responded with a second ad in which hate messages are transformed into the word "love."

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What Does the Future Hold for Cloud Computing?

April 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc. | Articles | Comments

While companies have been relying on hosted software and third-party tools for decades, it has been roughly six years since clouds entered the enterprise IT psyche. Here are some insights into what the future brings for cloud computing.

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High Performance Spiral Freezer

April 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The CRYOLINE® XF is built for large capacities from 2,500 to 7,500 kg/h (5,500-16,500 lb/h). This technology delivers twice the heat transfer rate of commercial spiral freezers.

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Cloud-Based Supply Chain Solution

April 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new collaborative platform, T.Transparency, is a single, dedicated, cloud-based solution that connects all supply chain communities to provide improved supply chain visibility, better collaboration and increased productivity.

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Laboratory Mixer

April 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Silverson L5M-A is designed for all laboratory work, research and development, QA analysis and small-scale production in all industries.

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Fell in February

April 16, 2014 12:59 pm | News | Comments

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.40 million, according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total was down 6.6 percent from January and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of $377.82 million reported for February 2013.

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Obama, Biden Announce $600M in Job Grants

April 16, 2014 12:52 pm | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people obtain well-paying jobs.

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USDA Helps Expand Export Markets with Farm Bill Funding

April 16, 2014 12:49 pm | News | Comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service awarded funding made available by the 2014 Farm Bill to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products.

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Chobani Expands Distribution to Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

April 16, 2014 12:45 pm | News | Comments

Chobani has begun exporting its Greek yogurt to markets in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, beginning with Singapore, Malaysia and Panama. With great success in the U.S., the company is looking to capitalize on its global potential.

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Prairie Sun Foods Buys Corn Oil Plant in Iowa

April 16, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Prairie Sun Foods LLC has purchased the former Plymouth Oil plant in Merrill, Iowa, with the intention of starting it up again. Prairie Sun Foods bought the plant on Tuesday for $3 million. The sale includes all of the plant's equipment and the acreage on which it sits.

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Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

Electrical hazards exist because the modern workplace is filled with electricity-reliant equipment and gadgets. However, a sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.

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Consumer Trends: Fewer Organic Claims Made in Restaurant Menus

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Restaurants are introducing more claims that reflect trending food concerns, in hopes of regaining consumers' trust. According to Mintel, while "organic" is still the leading ethical claim on restaurant menus, its usage has declined 28 percent between Q4 2010-13.

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Food Industry Alliance Releases Toolkit to Reduce Food Waste

April 16, 2014 10:11 am | News | Comments

The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit is designed to help food businesses reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills. The toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, a cross-sector industry initiative.

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U.S. Factory Output Extends Strong Gains

April 16, 2014 10:00 am | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output continued to rise in March, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather lowered production in January. The Federal Reserve said factory production rose 0.5 percent in March after a revised 1.4 percent surge in February.

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New Heinz Owners Offer Buyouts to Pittsburgh Workers

April 16, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup giant has been based for decades, but insist the offer doesn't signal a plan to move the company's headquarters. Heinz officials said any workers who quit will be replaced.

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