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VIDEO: Americans Want to Buy From Socially Responsible Companies

August 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

Recent data shows that consumers are willing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to giving back. In a poll of 1,000 Americans, nearly one-third of them said they planned to increase the amounts of goods they buy from socially responsible food companies.

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Got the Munchies? Now There's Marijuana Pizza

August 12, 2014 10:44 am | by Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation | News | Comments

With the increasing demand and legalization of marijuana edibles in Colorado, Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation is exploring options to develop a pizza infused with cannabis. The company believes the pizza could be sold at adult bars and night clubs.

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Gulf Coast Oyster Harvests Still Down From BP Oil Spill

August 12, 2014 10:28 am | by STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation's worst oil disaster. Even after a rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest.

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VIDEO: Colbert's Take on Vladimir Putin's Food Sanctions

August 12, 2014 10:09 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

Vladimir Putin retaliates against economic sanctions by imposing a strict ban on food imports from the West.                           

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Ten Piston Filling Machine

August 12, 2014 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 10P-02 Ten Piston Filling Machine, for use over conveyors, horizontal vacuum formers and tray sealers, is designed for high speed accurate filling of many portion control products such as: guacamole, hummus, cheese, salsa, peanut and nut butters and other condiments.

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Muffin Batter Depositors

August 12, 2014 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Versatile tabletop depositors are ideal for high volume bakers or plants with varieties of muffins, cupcakes, cakes or specialty loaf cakes.

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USDA's New Poultry Inspections: Necessary or Problematic?

August 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

In a move that is said to result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year, the Obama Administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in half a century. But why are the USDA's new requirements so controversial?

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Del Monte Opens First Canada Processing Plant

August 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Altech Technology Systems Inc. | News | Comments

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. is opening its first Canadian processing plant in Oshawa, Ontario. Its new wastewater treatment system is designed to treat 40,000 gallons per day of wastewater from the fresh cut processing of 100,000 lbs. per week of produce.

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All-In-One Industrial Computers

August 12, 2014 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

These all-in-one touch screen industrial computers are fanless with core i3/i5/i7 processors. They stay cool while thinking fast.

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Photos: M&M's Introduces Great Wall of Chocolate

August 12, 2014 8:00 am | by Mars Retail Group | News | Comments

M&M's, the world's biggest chocolate brand, celebrated the grand opening of its first M&M's World store in Asia. The Great Wall of Chocolate, the world's largest candy wall, offers visitors a chance to create their own blend of candies from 132 individual tubes.

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GMA Highlights Food Industry Progress on Sustainability

August 12, 2014 7:40 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

A new report by the Grocery Manufacturers Assocation highlights a diverse cross-section of initiatives from an equally diverse slate of manufacturers. The report spotlights the achievements by food and beverage facilities as they work to reduce their environmental footprints.

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Progresso Brand Introduces Six New Flavors

August 12, 2014 7:20 am | by Progresso | News | Comments

Consumers are striving to eat more vegetables, but often fall short of the recommended amount. With this in mind, Progresso is bringing six new varieties of soup to the table by introducing new flavors that help consumers manage their weight.

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Old-Fashioned Food Company Courts the Web

August 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The privately-held company turned 80 this year and is pushing to update its image, reach a new generation of customers and make its mark in a more sophisticated and savvy marketplace.                   

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Cargill Hosts Job Fair to Help Employees of Milwaukee Plant Closure

August 11, 2014 1:53 pm | by Cargill | News | Comments

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is hosting a job fair to help employees of the Milwaukee Cargill plant that recently closed. A shortage in the cattle supply forced the beef processing facility to close its doors on August 1.

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Consumer Trends: Which Generations Drink the Most Bottled Water?

August 11, 2014 1:45 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

There are more than 60 million adults who drink an average of at least one glass of bottled water per day in the past seven days. But which generations are more likely to drink from a bottle rather than the tap? A new report by Packaged Facts has the answers.

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Dean Foods Slumps as Raw Milk Prices Climb

August 11, 2014 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest milk processor in the U.S., whose brands include Mayfield, Oak Farms and Tuscan, said it is facing its toughest business environment ever. The company said it took a loss in the second quarter as raw milk prices grew 31 percent compared to last year.

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A Test to Detect Counterfeit Coffees

August 11, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A test to detect counterfeit coffees is becoming more important in light of growing shortages in regions where droughts and plant diseases have dramatically cut back coffee supplies. The shortages may increase the chance for fillers in consumers' coffee cups.

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VIDEO: Why Do Wines Taste Differently?

August 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Wine makers take note! Researchers found that location is an important factor for growing wine grapes. From where the grapes are grown to where bottles are stored, the taste of wine can vary greatly, even in the same types of wine, due to location.

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Right-Shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

August 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

In a world of lean, automated manufacturing where global business is the norm and not the exception, the need to source and make things in the right place has never been more important. The question which should be asked is “where is the best place to manufacture?"

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Q&A: Collaboration is the Key to Improved Supply Chain Visibility

August 11, 2014 10:09 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

While food manufacturers large and small may have diverging business interests, working together with their trading partners to agree upon standards can make the supply chain operations more efficient, less complex and less costly.     

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