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Pet Food Recalls Return Spotlight to Pet Product Safety

July 14, 2015 2:00 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Much like the widespread pet food recalls of 2007, these latest recalls have brought the issue of pet food safety into the spotlight, leaving pet food and treat marketers to allay consumer concerns about their products.

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Prominent Texas Businessman Bass Invests in Blue Bell

July 14, 2015 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries has announced an investment by a prominent Texas businessman will "ensure" the return of its ice cream products to the market.

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Survey: New Business and Regulatory Pressures Weigh Heavily on Natural Products Companies

July 14, 2015 12:55 pm | by Sage North America | News | Comments

Regulatory compliance ranks as the top challenge, with half of all respondents uncertain as to how they will comply specifically with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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Part Two: Logistics and a Tight Supply Chain: The Secret to a Smooth-Running Manufacturing Line

July 14, 2015 12:45 pm | by Chris Swearingen | Articles | Comments

Most people associate the manufacturing supply chain with the basic principles of moving goods from seller to buyer, Point A to Point B. But smart logistics technology and strategies can help any manufacturer keep their production line moving or dramatically limit interruptions should they occur.

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Changing Your ERP? Change Up Your Business Processes, Too

July 14, 2015 12:25 pm | by Rohan Patel, Manager for Business Consulting, Kenandy | Articles | Comments

For your organization, the greatest advantages of implementing a new system might have less to do with the software, and more to do with increasing your awareness of business processes, unleashing creativity, and optimizing workflows.

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Kraft Heinz Hopes to Secure Tax Break While Cutting Jobs

July 14, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Local officials in Columbia, Missouri last week took steps to approve a tax break that would ultimately lead to the elimination of 150 positions at the city's Kraft Heinz plant.

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Whiskey Maker Templeton Rye Reaches Settlement in Lawsuits

July 14, 2015 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The makers of Templeton Rye have agreed to settle three class-action lawsuits that disputed claims the company made about the origin and production of its whiskey.

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Traceability Advances Can Drive a Safe Food Supply (If You Let It)

July 14, 2015 10:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

For organizations that have never experienced a recall before, keep up the good work. But for those of you who have had the misfortune of going through a recall, you know how costly even one small mistake can be.

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The Advancement of 3D Printing and its Impact on the Manufacturing Industry

July 14, 2015 10:00 am | by Aaron Bresinger & Yves Leclerc | Articles | Comments

Despite all the hype, 3D Printing technologies currently remain in the R&D phase for many organizations. For those enterprises that do not want to wait on the sidelines, a good manufacturing strategy is to embrace it as an R&D effort.

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The Keurig For Cocktails

July 14, 2015 9:35 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Bartesian is just like a Keurig, but for mixed drinks. Can it compete with a real bartender? 

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Starbucks Jumping Into South Africa's Growing Coffee Market

July 14, 2015 9:10 am | by LYNSEY CHUTEL, CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Starbucks is jumping into the surging coffee market in South Africa, where the number of cafes has expanded rapidly in recent years.

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Challenges in Presenting a Brand and its Contractor Base as One

July 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Stephen Timms, President of Americas, ClickSoftware | Articles | Comments

With distributors and manufacturers putting an ever-growing emphasis on value-added services, and the use of third parties to provide those services, how do companies keep them and end users on the same page?

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Barber Foods Recalls 1.7M Pounds of Chicken Products

July 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Barber Foods of Portland is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken products over concerns that they may be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the announcement Monday.

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Canada Could OK Low Levels of GMOs in Food Imports

July 14, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Canadian health officials could allow low levels of genetically modified ingredients in imported food under proposed guidelines. Currently, genetically modified organisms — or GMOs — can only enter Canada if explicitly cleared by Health Canada.

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Batch-Weigh Vacuum Receiver

July 14, 2015 7:45 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The VAC-U-MAX Batch-Weigh Vacuum Receiver is designed for multi-ingredient handling systems where cross contamination of ingredients is a concern. Multiple ingredients can be conveyed and weighed for accurate batching of ingredients on a systematic basis.

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Linden Grain Medium

July 14, 2015 7:20 am | by EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore’s Linden Grain Medium for media fill simulations of low-acid aseptic beverage bottling and ice-crusher installations provides a high quality alternative to traditional powered media

Justice Dept.: Food Companies Risk Prosecution for Outbreaks

July 13, 2015 4:45 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream in the U.S. earlier this year, justice officials are warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they inadvertently poison their customers.

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Hooray For Ice Cream!

July 13, 2015 3:20 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Nancy Giles learns there is nothing plain vanilla about some of the ice cream flavors that are being concocted for hip, discerning palates. Bacon ice cream, anyone?

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Food Prices Lowest in Nearly Six Years

July 13, 2015 2:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Global food prices last month slid to their lowest levels since September of 2009, according to the latest analysis by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Part One: The 'Must-Dos' For Start-to-Finish Supply Chain Security

July 13, 2015 1:10 pm | by Chris Swearingen | Articles | Comments

A smartly designed and strategic supply chain approach is one of the most important yet underappreciated sources of competitive advantage that companies can capitalize on.

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