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Cargill Reveals How 2015's Top Trends Translate Into Cocoa, Chocolate Applications

November 26, 2014 9:00 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

Aimed at manufacturers working in range of sectors including confectionery, bakery and dairy, Cargill's webinar helped identify how the top food trends for 2015 will translate into applications for the cocoa and chocolate industry.     

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9 Ways to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 8:45 am | by FoodTank | Articles | Comments

Unfortunately, while we are giving thanks for the harvest, we are also wasting massive amounts of food. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. In one year, Americans alone waste about 34 million tons. 

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Tator Tots Appealing to Hipsters as Comfort Food Celebrates 60 Years

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The comfort (and kid) food staple, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has been making it big on the bar scene, showing up as a crispy snack recently everywhere from neighborhood holes-in-the-wall to upscale craft bars.   

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Oregon Food Label Measure Headed For Recount

November 26, 2014 8:20 am | by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.             

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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus

November 26, 2014 8:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply.

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Sanitary Bulk Bag Filler With Metal Detection

November 26, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This stainless steel, sanitary Bulk Bag Filler is equipped with an integral metal detector/separator that detects metal in the free-fall stream of material entering the filler, and then ejects it through a chute that discharges into a removable drum at the rear of the unit. 

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Finding Hygienic Designs that Work for Equipment Starts With One Voice

November 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence recently released “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.” The guidance document establishes a framework, including risk assessment, to determine equipment design for wet- and dry-clean environments. 

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Photos: How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals

November 25, 2014 2:00 pm | by Hannah Rothstein, Painter | News | Comments

In this Thanksgiving special, artist Hannah Rothstein portrays through images how famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, would plate up their Thanksgiving meals.                   

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Maui GMO Ban Supporters Seek to Dismiss Lawsuit

November 25, 2014 1:25 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of moms and environmental groups are among those who are asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging a new Maui ban on genetically modified organisms. The coalition filed a motion to either dismiss the lawsuit or let a state court decide the issue.

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Brainstorm: Energy Management Part 2

November 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor | Articles | Comments

The Brainstrorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry. In the second installment of this three-part series, we ask: What are some areas of investment that food manufacturers should utilize to improve their energy management?

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VIDEO: Veggie Ice Cream?

November 25, 2014 12:45 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

We all know we should be eating our vegetables every day, but isn't there a more delicious way to get those greens? ABC's Tina Trinh samples the vegetable version of one of America's favorite desserts: ice cream.          

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Vermont Auditor Questions State's Role in Liquor Business

November 25, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont state Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer is questioning the state's role in the liquor business, and says complete privatization likely would have a neutral revenue impact. Hoffer acknowledges that privatization could result in higher liquor prices to consumers.

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Reviving American Manufacturing Means Moving to the Left

November 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tobin McGregor | Articles | Comments

Envision manufacturing as a left-to-right process with product design on the left and production on the right. Today, the balance of power — and the seat of success — is on the right.                  

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Functional Foods Market Increases in Size

November 25, 2014 10:30 am | by Leatherhead Food Research | News | Comments

A new report from Leatherhead Food Research has revealed that the global market for food and drinks offering functional health benefits continues to increase in size.                       

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Report Documents Sustainable Manufacturing Success Stories

November 25, 2014 10:00 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Sustainability is a growing concern for manufacturers, as more companies are becoming aware of the benefits of eco-friendly practices. The report defines sustainable manufacturing as “Using less energy and fewer resources to produce a product that is just as effective."

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VIDEO: Turkey Does NOT Make You Sleepy!

November 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Healthcare Triage | Videos | Comments

While Thanksgiving is a time focused mainly on family, friends and giving thanks, it's also the cause of a pervasive medical myth: that turkey makes you sleepy. Don't start with us about the tryptophan. It's your Thanksgiving duty to watch this video. 

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Photo of the Day: Man Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey in 10 Minutes, Wins Contest

November 25, 2014 9:20 am | by Dana Jensen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California won first place in the World Turkey-Eating Championship at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone in just 10 minutes.        

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Budweiser Clydesdales Receive Pink Slip For the Holidays

November 25, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The country's number three beer brand, Budweiser, says the horses will not appear in its holiday advertising this year. A spokesman for owner Anheuser-Busch InBev was unable to say if the horses would be featured in the Super Bowl advertisements.

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Salmonella in 10 States Linked to Raw Sprouts

November 25, 2014 8:50 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts from a supplier in New York City.

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Mobile Processor Helps Washington Turkey Farmers

November 25, 2014 8:25 am | by TAD SOOTER, Kitsap Sun | News | Comments

A custom trailer which contains a mobile poultry processing unit is one of only a few of its kind in the state. A group of partners recently banded together to buy the $20,000 unit, and it's being offered for rent to members of the Western Washington Poultry Farmers Cooperative.

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