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Bench Top Supercritical Fluid Extractor

July 16, 2015 7:15 am | by Supercritical Fluids Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical fluid extraction has become a popular alternative to traditional extraction methods that use organic solvents. Fast, efficient extraction of a variety of materials may be achieved using supercritical carbon dioxide.


Lead Detection Systems

July 16, 2015 7:00 am | by GF Piping Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Aimed to fulfill a wide range of customer requirements for leak detection in double containment piping systems, GF Piping Systems has announced a new product line featuring three leak detection systems.


House Panel Advances GMO Labeling Bill

July 15, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Legislation to create a voluntary labeling program for genetically modified foods — and ban state GMO labeling requirements — moved a step closer to becoming law this week.


Factory Farming Isn't What You Think

July 15, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

From small farms to factory farms, what we eat and where our foods come from have changed a lot over the last two decades.


Egg Prices Blowing Up Because of Avian Flu

July 15, 2015 1:25 pm | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said Wednesday.


What do Beer, Healthcare and Manufacturing Have in Common?

July 15, 2015 12:25 pm | by Brad Wechter | Articles | Comments

The conceptual link between all of these industries is the improvement of business processes through the Internet of Things. The actual link between the devices in each of these scenarios is whatever standard is being used for communication within each industry’s version of the Internet of Things.


Safety Group Calls For Workplace Policies On Painkillers

July 15, 2015 12:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A workplace safety group on Monday called for employers to develop policies regarding workers' use of prescription opioid painkillers.


Yum Brands Says KFC, Taco Bell Sales Improved in 2Q

July 15, 2015 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Louisville, Kentucky-based company said sales were boosted by new menu items, like breakfast food and premium coffee at Taco Bell and $5 Fill Up combo meals and chicken and rice bowls at KFC.


Interested in Decreasing Workers' Compensation Costs and Increasing Safety? Think Worksite Health

July 15, 2015 11:15 am | by Curtis Smith | Articles | Comments

In manufacturing and distribution, employee safety is paramount. Employees in factories and warehouses often work in a fast-paced, multi-shift environment filled with heavy machinery, product, people, noise and other hazards.


Tyson Subsidiary Agrees to Settlement Over All-Natural Labels

July 15, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Van’s Natural Foods agreed to change its product labels and pay up to $9 million to settle a court case involving many of its breakfast foods.


Study: LEDs Could Prevent Foodborne Bacteria

July 15, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study suggests that LED lighting could serve as an alternative to chemical preservatives in preventing foodborne illness.


Scientist Works on Taste, Texture and Color of Lab-Produced Burger

July 15, 2015 9:35 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Using the stem cells from a cow to grow muscle fiber shaped like a donut, Dr. Mark J. Post and his team created what looks like a hamburger patty but missing the fat content that gives it flavor and taste.


EPA Fines Three Food Companies Over Chemical Violations

July 15, 2015 9:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Three food companies in Washington State reached settlements with federal regulators over chemical storage violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week.


Algae, Quinoa, Legumes Top List of Alternative Protein Choices

July 15, 2015 9:10 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Algae, quinoa and pulses are considered by some food technologists to be the best protein sources and strong alternatives to slow meat consumption, reduce food waste and help feed the world's growing population.


Beyond the Hype: Making Hay in the Internet of Things World

July 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Alex Blanter, A.T. Kearney | Articles | Comments

We are entering a new era where digital smarts will be embedded in everyday devices from the clothes we wear to our cars to the lights in our homes, all interconnected by the Internet. What should your company do to prepare for these changes? What should you do individually to help your company succeed? And what are companies doing now that might need to change, if their IoT initiatives are to be successful?


A Rising Imperative for Social in the Beverage Industry

July 15, 2015 8:45 am | by Will McInnes, CMO, Brandwatch | Articles | Comments

Beverage businesses, traditionally operating solely on consumers’ shifting tastes and preferences, now face a rising need to proactively listen, understand, and cater to opinions and interests on social media. There’s an entire internet out there of unsolicited, incredibly insightful, raw opinions and commentary.


In the News: Prominent Texas Businessman Invests in Blue Bell Creameries

July 15, 2015 8:25 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out all the details by browsing this compilation of media coverage.


Self-Contained Compactors

July 15, 2015 7:35 am | by SP Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The SCM Series of Self-Contained Compactors are designed specifically for applications with limited floor space to fit traditionally sized systems.


SmartFlex Helical Curve Conveyor

July 15, 2015 7:20 am | by Dorner Conveyors | Product Releases | Comments

The SmartFlex Helical Curve conveyor, based on Dorner’s SmartFlex platform, is unique because it allows for tight turns in either ascending or descending applications


Nitro Coffee on Tap Doubles Caffeine With Beer Technique

July 14, 2015 3:35 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new coffee trend is brewing that delivers double the jolt. Adding nitrogen gives the drink qualities of beer without the alcohol. Marlie Hall reports on the demand for coffee on tap.



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