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Report Questions Nutrition Group's Ties to Food Companies

June 18, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A prominent food industry critic recently slammed the American Society for Nutrition over its ties to large food companies, while ASN officials defended the group's research efforts and disclosure practices.

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SKF Enlight

June 18, 2015 7:40 am | by SKF USA Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New SKF Enlight combines a powerful new mobile app with a special Bluetooth-enabled vibration sensor to allow non-expert staff to gather critical machinery data, effectively turning a standard mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet into a data-collection device.

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InvisiPac Pattern Control System

June 18, 2015 7:25 am | by Graco Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the InvisiPac Pattern Control System, users can easily convert from a solid adhesive bead to a stitched bead. Stitching can be turned on or off with the push of a button, and operators can easily stitch individual beads or the entire pattern.

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Wine-Making Shortcut Gives Bubbly a Fruitier Aroma

June 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In recent years, many winemakers have turned to commercial yeast products to give the fermentation process a boost. How they ultimately affect bubbly has been an open question, but now scientists have stepped in to find out.

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Dairy Index Reveals Opportunities to Revitalize Milk Through Innovation, Communication

June 17, 2015 2:40 pm | by Tetra Pak | News | Comments

Consumers worldwide remain overwhelmingly positive about the goodness of milk, understand its nutritional value, but feel variety and convenience are not keeping pace with modern lifestyles and expectations.

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Photos of the Day: #PutChocolateInASong

June 17, 2015 1:50 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It certainly didn't take long for food companies and foodies alike to start dishing out some hilarious takes on the #PutChocolateInASong hashtag that's trending on Twitter right now. Reese's says they "like big cups and they cannot lie."

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First Lady Promotes Healthy Eating Overseas

June 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelle Obama took her campaign for healthy eating overseas on Wednesday, but let it slip that she still has work to do at home.

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5 Veggie Facts You Probably Didn't Know

June 17, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It's #NationalEatYourVegetablesDay and, naturally, this food holiday is a trending topic on Twitter this morning. In recognition of the green holiday, I thought it would be the perfect chance to read up on some fun veggie facts.

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Morton Salt to Move Headquarters to Downtown Chicago

June 17, 2015 12:15 pm | by Morton Salt, Inc. | News | Comments

Morton Salt, Inc. today announced it has signed a lease agreement to relocate its Chicago headquarters office to the new River Point tower currently under construction in the West Loop. 

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Health Groups Laud Trans Fat Ban as Potential Litigation Looms

June 17, 2015 11:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's long-expected move to ban trans fat drew raves from public health groups and litigation concerns from some representing the food industry.

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Store Offers Big Discounts on Nearly-Expired Food

June 17, 2015 10:45 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new grocery store is on a mission to solve two problems: preventing tons of food waste and offering healthy alternatives to families who might not be able to afford traditional stores. Michelle Miller reports from the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, where that idea is being put to the test.

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This Week in Food History: The Birth of Pizza Hut

June 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the first commercial ice-cream factory, the planting of the first macadamia nuts, the invention of Cracker Jack and the birth of Pizza Hut.

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Vertical Farming Series Part 3: Vertical Farms to Watch

June 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Henry Gordon Smith, The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF), North America | Articles | Comments

While we’ve looked in detail at the applications and technological innovations that have paved the way for more vertical farms, what do those applications and innovations look like in practice? In our third and final post of the series, we tour some of the most compelling examples of vertical farms from around the world.

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Three Times Cool Tech Transformed Manufacturing

June 17, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Articles | Comments

From a vineyard in Vermont to the massive Port of Hamburg, here are three examples of IoT technology taking manufacturing to the next level.

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Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chickens in US

June 17, 2015 9:10 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.

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Starbucks Closing La Boulange Shops by September's End

June 17, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said there has been strong growth in food sales since the $100 million acquisition three years ago, but that running the 23 La Boulange restaurants, which are mostly found in San Francisco, is no longer sustainable.

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Police Investigate Foster Farms After Undercover Video Found

June 17, 2015 8:20 am | by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.

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Coke Acquires Stake in Monster Beverage Corp.

June 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company last week officially acquired a minority stake in energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp.

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Automated Box Chilling System

June 17, 2015 6:45 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Meat, poultry and seafood currently packed with water ice or dry ice in boxes can be chilled more safely and efficiently when using the DRI PACK automated box chilling system which uses the chilling power of carbon dioxide (CO2) snow.

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What is Trans Fat? A Look at the Different Kinds of Fat

June 16, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats.

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