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Robotic Chub Loader

June 15, 2015 7:45 am | by JLS Automation | Product Releases | Comments

The chub loading system handles chub packs ranging from 2" to 4.5" diameter, 4" to 24" in length and weights from 8 oz. up to 10 lbs. Chub products handled include ground beef, turkey, chicken, pork or sausage, pet food, cookie dough, sauerkraut, chili, liver sausage, polenta, meatloaf and more.

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Case Diverters, Rotators

June 15, 2015 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Suitable for use in dry or washdown environments, these ARB Case Diverters and Rotators provide consistent, repeatable package positioning using industry-standard components.

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New Bird Flu Cases Slow, Focus Turns to Preventing Repeat

June 12, 2015 3:35 pm | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.

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EU Regulators: Acrylamide a Public Health Concern

June 12, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

European regulators classified a chemical naturally occurring in a wide range of foods as a public health concern.

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New Polymer Could Bolster Food's Texture, Taste, Health Benefits

June 12, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

More than two decades after its discovery, Oregon State University recently began licensing a patented polymer that could transform production of dairy products and other materials.

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US Wholesale Prices Jump in May, Led By Eggs

June 12, 2015 1:40 pm | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price of eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza.

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Milk Proteins May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

June 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers have determined that dietary compounds formed in milk-based products lowered serum total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglycerides in mice.

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Track and Trace Technology: One Cure For the Common Recall

June 12, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

For the most part, companies are stepping up and taking accountability when contamination strikes. But the food and beverage manufacturing industry has much more work to do to prevent the endangerment of lives. 

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Researchers Examine How to Minimize Drought Impact on Important Food Crops

June 12, 2015 12:55 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

The worldwide demand for legumes, one of the world's most important agricultural food crops, is growing; at the same time, their production has been adversely affected by drought.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 12, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Whole Foods: New Chain to be Named For '365' Store Brand

June 12, 2015 12:10 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Whole Foods says it will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its "365 Everyday Value" house brand.

Illuminating the Supermarket

June 12, 2015 11:40 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

We love to highlight innovations in the supermarket and this one is pretty cool. Next time you're looking for discounts on certain food products, what if the lights would guide you? Check out this system by Philips Lighting.

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The Recession Created This Burger

June 12, 2015 11:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Demand for burgers at high-end restaurants spiked during the financial crisis. So steakhouses started making patties with their best meat. Watch how prime, dry-aged steaks get turned into a humble patty.

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Photos of the Day: The World's Largest Bag of Beef Jerky

June 12, 2015 10:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Today, June 12, marks the fourth annual National Jerky Day and this year hunger doesn't stand a chance. Meatzilla is the world's largest bag of beef jerky. Take a look at these crazy pictures!

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Ahead of the Bell: Krispy Kreme Rises

June 12, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Krispy Kreme's stock is rising in Thursday premarket trading as the doughnut chain's first-quarter profit beat analysts' estimates.

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Friday Food Funnies, Wk. 3

June 12, 2015 9:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

As food lovers, I'd like to believe we are all a little partial to jokes surrounding food. So in the third week of our Friday Food Funnies series, let's have a laugh or two. 

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Hops Growers Rush to Meet Rising Demand From Craft Brewers

June 12, 2015 9:25 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hops are in short supply because of the dramatic increase in the popularity of craft breweries. That has growers in the Yakima Valley, which produces 75 percent of the nation's hops, rushing to expand their production.

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Judge Rejects DOJ Plan to Notify Food Posioning Victims

June 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.

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Crystal Pepsi Rumored to Make a Comeback

June 12, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

There seems to be big business in bringing back once-loved products, as foods and drinks you enjoyed as a child seem to be intimately connected with memories shared with family and friends. But the latest (rumored) resurrection is the popular '90s clear soda, Crystal Pepsi.

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Food Grade Lubricants

June 12, 2015 7:45 am | by SKF USA Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The entire line of SKF Food Grade Lubricants can play a vital role in equipping food and beverage processors with the capabilities to enhance asset performance and achieve food safety.

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