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States Ask Federal Appeals Court to Toss California Poultry Law

March 10, 2015 8:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six states this month asked a federal appeals court to reject a California law banning eggs that don't conform to its new animal welfare standards.

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Shaped Pouch

March 10, 2015 7:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Shaped Pouch is an innovative flexible packaging solution custom-designed for the needs of the diverse consumer goods manufacturers.

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Candy in Drinks the Next Big Thing?

March 9, 2015 2:20 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Consumer tastes are changing, with many moving away from soda and other sugary drinks and instead choosing a healthier alternative. But that isn't stopping Sonic from rolling out some more of its candy/drink concoctions.

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Top 10 Resolutions For Building a Better B2B Supply Chain Operating Network

March 9, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ed Rusch | Articles | Comments

The inter-connectedness, expansive footprints and co-dependency within the process industries, and the dynamic supply chain interactions in an inter-enterprise network, form the basis for these “Top 10 Resolutions” to building a better supply chain operating network in 2015 and beyond. 

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Kellogg Company Named One Of World's Most Ethical Companies

March 9, 2015 12:25 pm | by Kellogg Company | News | Comments

According to Ethisphere, an independent research center promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, honorees understand the impact ethics has on reputation and their brand. Companies on the list not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices.

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Juicy Juice Parent Buying American Beverage for $55M

March 9, 2015 12:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Harvest Hill Beverage Co., which owns Juicy Juice, will become one of the largest independently owned juice companies in the U.S. when the acquisition becomes official.

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U.S. Bank Invests $7.6M to Expand Virginia Snack Foods Plant

March 9, 2015 12:00 pm | by U.S. Bank | News | Comments

U.S. Bank has invested more than $7.6 million in tax credit equity to enable Monogram Food Solutions to build a 54,000-square-foot addition to its plant and add 200 jobs to the area with Virginia’s highest unemployment rate.

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Farmers Get Creative in Ways to Defraud Federal Insurance Programs

March 9, 2015 12:00 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The latest case involves two brothers from North Dakota accused of using various techniques to destroy their potatoes, such as adding septic tank chemicals and bringing in a portable heater to turn their warehouse into a spud sauna.

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Food Groups Call on Congress to Reject Fees in Obama Budget

March 9, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nearly 60 food production groups called on Congress to reject millions in proposed registration and inspection fees included in President Obama's latest budget.

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Q&A: Baskaran Thyagarajan, Chili Peppers and Weight Loss

March 9, 2015 10:40 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Baskaran Thyagarajan, from the University of Wyoming, and a team found that capsaicin — the chief ingredient in chili peppers — could be a diet supplement for weight loss.

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Vermont Farms Use Cell Phones to Monitor Storage Conditions

March 9, 2015 10:05 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

For years, growers would have to walk into coolers or other storage spots to check the temperature and humidity. Now, some small-scale vegetable producers in Vermont are gaining access to remote monitoring by using their cell phones to provide updates.

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CFIA Says There is 'No Safety Concern' Over Alberta Mad Cow Disease

March 9, 2015 9:30 am | by John Cotter, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Canada's chief veterinary officer says some cattle associated with the investigation into a case of mad cow disease in Alberta were slaughtered over the last few years and entered the human food chain.

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Girl Scouts Open Cookie Drive-Thru

March 9, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth in a hurry, this just might be a dream come true. A Girl Scouts troop out of Salem, New Hampshire has found a way to boost its cookie sales: a drive-thru option.

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Arizona Meat Distributor Recalls 50K Pounds of Pork, Beef

March 9, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA said that Premiere Distribution Center in Nogales is recalling more than 22,000 pounds of frozen bulk pork and more than 28,000 beef products.

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McDonald's Global Sales Decline in February

March 9, 2015 8:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest hamburger chain has been struggling with disappointed sales amid shifting tastes and intensifying competition, including places that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives. 

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Pinch-Bottom Bag For Powdered, Granulated Products

March 9, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Pinch-Pro large-format industrial bag supports many powdered and granulated product applications, including pet food, sugar, bakery ingredients and specialty chemicals.

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Bars, Restaurants Top February Job Gains

March 9, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bars and restaurants added an estimated 59,000 jobs last month to lead all sectors tracked by the U.S. Labor Department. Officials said those numbers reflected increased consumer spending at dining establishments.

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Flexi-Rope System

March 9, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for fresh produce, frozen foods and hot products, the flexi-rope option allows users to automatically apply spaces between stretch film rotations — creating ventilation throughout the pallet.

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Introducing the Food Quality Alliance: A Total Management Solution

March 6, 2015 3:35 pm | by Global ID Group | News | Comments

How would you like to have an all-in-one source for food safety testing, training and certification services, including GFSI, organic, kosher, gluten-free and non-GMO?

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Idaho Bans Booze at '50 Shades' Showings

March 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Idaho State Police's Alcohol Beverage Control has contacted at least two theaters showing the popular R-rated flick, ordering them to comply with a law banning businesses from serving booze to people watching sexually explicit films.

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