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Sugar Reform Coalition Commends Trade Talk Progress

April 4, 2014 12:58 pm | News | Comments

The Coalition for Sugar Reform represents consumer, trade, and commerce groups, manufacturing associations, and food and beverage companies that use sugar, including confectioners, bakers, cereal manufacturers, beverage makers and dairy companies.

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Justification for Migration

April 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Mike Vernak, Marketing Manager, Process Business, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

Many plants with process applications have an outdated distributed control system. As these systems reach the end of their life, migration to a new automation system is required. But before this can take place, internal plant personnel must provide a financial justification.

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Consumer Trends: Organic Products Gain Popularity in Germany

April 4, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Germany's organic food market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 9 percent from 2014-2019, according to TechSci Research. Organic meat, breads and cereals are expected to be the fastest growing segments in the country's organic food market.

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Vapshot Transforms Drinks into a New State of Matter

April 4, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

Vapshot, a new way to imbibe mix drinks, cocktails or shots, can be served many different ways: Vapshot (vapor only), Vapshot plus a shot of liquor, and a Vapshot mix drink. The machine injects a fine mist of spirits into the serving container under pressure.

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Paula Deen's Embattled Savannah Restaurant Closes

April 4, 2014 10:26 am | News | Comments

Paula Deen's Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House, co-owned with her brother Bubba Hiers, is reportedly closed after 10 years and a 2012 suit that alleged inappropriate sexual behavior and racism. The case cost Deen multiple endorsements and contracts.

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Milwaukeeans Campaign to Buy Pabst from Calif. Company

April 4, 2014 10:12 am | by CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A group of Milwaukee residents initiated a campaign called "Bring Pabst Blue Ribbon Home." The company, started in Milwaukee in 1844, is now headquartered in Los Angeles after being bought by a food industry executive in 2010 for a reported $250 million.

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Sodexo Cleared of Campus Norovirus Outbreak

April 4, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown was hit by a rash of norovirus, sickening nearly 200 students and shutting down the school. Pennsylvania's Bureau of Food Safety said it found no violations at campus dining halls and other food outlets operated by Sodexo.

NY Taco Joint Bans Vladimir Putin

April 4, 2014 9:36 am | News | Comments

Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York. Putin may be ordering around Crimea, but he won't be ordering from their menu.

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Infographic: The Wellness Culture and the Rise of Fresh

April 4, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

We are living in a "wellness culture" that values fresh, less-processed foods according to The Hartman Group. Twenty-eight percent of consumers looked for minimally processed food and beverages in 2013, compared to 19 percent of shoppers in 2007.

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Secrets of the Perfect Peeps Diorama

April 4, 2014 8:00 am | by The Washington Post | Videos | Comments

The Washington Post is holding its eighth annual Peeps Diorama Contest. Contestants create a diorama of a famous occurrence or scene featuring the classic Easter marshmallow treats. The Post's Jennifer Abella explains what it takes to make a winning submission.

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Manufacturing and the Decline of the Middle Class

April 4, 2014 8:00 am | by Mike Collins, Author | Articles | Comments

It does not appear that the jobs being created in the post industrial economy are going to halt the decline of the middle class or improve living standards in the United States. I believe that to have a chance of reversing this, American manufacturing must rebound.

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UV Disinfection Systems

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

PureLine PQ range of UV disinfection systems is designed specifically to provide validated and chemical-free treatment of process water used in the food and beverage industry.

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Intelligent Servo Motor

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

iMOT3242 FM-CAT intelligent brushless servo motor is fully digital with embedded motion controller, drive and position feedback.

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Control Panel for Refrigeration

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The GEA Omni™ control panel is a user-friendly, highly versatile system that features a high-definition, multi-touch screen.

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Research Compares Quality of GMOs to Non-GMO Foods

April 3, 2014 2:19 pm | News | Comments

What is the difference in the quality, composition and nutritional value of geneticially modified foods compared to their conventional counterparts? A new study in the March issue of The Plant Genome demonstrates an approach to answering those questions.

Mondelez CEO Toys with Kosher Cadbury Eggs Idea

April 3, 2014 1:48 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Irene Rosenfeld, the CEO of Cadbury owner Mondelez discussed the possibility of kosher Cadbury Eggs as she addressed the Convention of Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rosenfield detailed Kraft's 2009 takeover of Cadbury before Mondelez was split off.

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Neb. Brewers, Farmers Contest FDA's Spent Grain Proposal

April 3, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

The mutually beneficial practice of brewers selling their spent grains to farmers for livestock feed is under scrutiny as the Food and Drug Administration ponders rules that would require the grain to be packaged before sale or sent to a landfill.

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Celebrity Chef Denied Entry into U.S.

April 3, 2014 12:38 pm | by JILL LAWLESS and JIM HIRSCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Celebrity Chef Nigella Lawson has been prevented from boarding a plane from London to the United States, according to the U.S. Embassy there. While no official reason for denial of entry was given, there are several speculations involving Lawson's lifestyle.

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Yum! and KFC to Train with Google Glass

April 3, 2014 12:28 pm | by Steve Fowler, Interapt | News | Comments

Google Glass is getting its foot in the door with restaurants as Yum! Brands, Inc. and KFC parnter with Interapt to develop employee training featuring the wearable technology. The Vision 2020 platform aims to improve employees' proficiency with hands-free tech.

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Antibiotics and Pigs’ Blood: You Are What What You Eat Eats

April 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | Blogs | Comments

Despite the title, I’m not blogging after too many drinks or while performing some satanic ritual. What I mean to say is: If you are what you eat, then you are also what your food gets its nourishment from. Two recent cases might quell your appetite.

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