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Tales to Protect Your Vision: True PPE Stories

March 6, 2015 2:20 pm | by Mandy Savage, Copywriter with Graphic Products | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA, eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time and medical compensation. When it comes to workplace safety, words of caution from the experienced follow us into adulthood, for good reason.

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Does Sugar By Any Other Name Still Taste as Sweet?

March 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Washington Post | Videos | Comments

The United States is the world's largest consumer of sugar, and the nation's top nutrition panel recently recommended that Americans cut down on consuming the sweet stuff. So our panelists tested five alternative sweeteners — stevia, sucralose, tagatose, yacón powder and xylitol — to see how they compare with sugar.

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Amazon, Others Sued Over Teen's Caffeine-Powder Death

March 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com and caffeine powder distributors didn't provide proper warnings about the supplement's dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen's father said in a lawsuit filed Friday.

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Report: Reshoring to Boost Industrial Construction in 2015

March 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Construction research firm CMD expects starts of industrial construction projects to increase 7.8 percent this year due in large part to reshoring efforts by U.S. manufacturers.

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Wisconsin Poised to Join Right-to-Work States

March 6, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wisconsin is just days away from joining the ranks of the nation's right-to-work states following a marathon legislative session that concluded Friday morning.

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Bourbon Master Tester For Brown-Forman: 28-Year-Old Marianne Barnes

March 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve. Her job involves making sure the product tastes top notch before it hits shelves. 

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Why You're Paying $10 For Juice

March 6, 2015 10:25 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The booming business of juice has climbed to more than $4.3 billion a year globally. CNN Money's Vanessa Yurkevich explains why your juice is so expensive.

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Maine Fishermen Set Record $585M Haul in 2014

March 6, 2015 10:08 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's fishermen hauled in a huge catch worth a state record $585 million last year, buoyed by an unprecedented surge in the value of the state's beloved lobsters.

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8 Ways to Prevent, Respond to Food Manufacturing Plant Explosions

March 6, 2015 9:49 am | by Phil Turner, Director of Field Services, Stellar | Articles | Comments

If your food processing or beverage plant houses an ammonia refrigeration system, an explosion is your worst nightmare. Because your facility is at risk for this type of emergency, it’s imperative to understand both the proactive and reactive measures you must take in the event of an explosion.

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Rockers Hall & Oates Sue Makers of Haulin' Oats Granola

March 6, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a granola-maker's Haulin' Oates cereal. The pop-rock duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods & Co. in federal court, accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play" on their names.

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Seafood Producers Affected By 2011 Quake Slow to Recover Sales

March 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A poll of Japanese processed seafood producers affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami showed Friday that only 40 percent have seen sales recover to 80 percent or more of pre-disaster levels.

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Serious Strain of Bird Flu Found in Minn. Turkey Flock

March 6, 2015 8:35 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday.

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Local Meat in High Demand; Butcher Profession Dwindling

March 6, 2015 8:10 am | by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Demand for locally produced beef is surging as never before, but the butchers who for generations have prepared and sold meat to customers and markets are a dwindling profession. Thousands of butchers are approaching retirement age across the country.

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Storage Bins

March 6, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

AkroBins can help control inventories, shorten assembly times and minimize parts handling.

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Breakfast Morphs Into On-the-Go With Popularity of Snack Bars

March 5, 2015 3:35 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

No bowl or milk necessary for the modern American breakfast. The most important meal of the day in the U.S. is shifting away from the familiar snap, crackle, and pop of cold breakfast cereals to embrace the convenient goodness packed into the food industry's increasing array of nutritional and cereal bars.

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FDA Study Finds Little Evidence of Antibiotics in Milk

March 5, 2015 2:50 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

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Q&A: Recalls and Undeclared Allergens

March 5, 2015 2:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to correspond with Todd Harris, Vice President, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS to discuss topics related to recalls involving undeclared allergens in the food industry.

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5 Reasons Why Filipino Food is Emerging Trend in US

March 5, 2015 2:15 pm | by Ramar Foods | News | Comments

Filipino food is emerging in the national spotlight and reports from Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute (CCBI) Culinary Trendscape 2015 and Sterling Rice Group (SRG) 2015 Annual Trends Report, share that Filipino food is the number one trend.

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Researchers Analyze Beer Lost at Sea For 170 Years

March 5, 2015 1:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Finnish and German researchers conducted a chemical analysis of beer lost during a 19th century shipwreck, which they believe is the oldest sample ever subjected to testing.

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4 Ways to Integrate Supply Chain Projects With Corporate Initiatives

March 5, 2015 12:55 pm | by Godfrey Huguley | Articles | Comments

Whether budget, competing IT priorities or required time away from day-to-day operations stand in the way, the resources required to get your supply chain project implemented can be scarce.

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