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Clear Carotenoids

July 3, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

This company is highlighting their new product line of neutral-tasting, nature-identical carotenoids.

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Corrosion-Resistant Chains

July 3, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

This new range of lube-free plastic combination chains for the food and beverage industries meet strict EU food processing standards.

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5 Manufacturing Business Benefits of Shifting Paper Forms to Mobile Apps

July 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

The costs and inefficiencies of paper forms are no longer lost on manufacturing businesses that are ramping up efforts to shift paper forms and manual processes to mobile apps — and to integrate mobility with key business processes.    

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Study: Kids Familiar with Food Logos Are More Likely to be Obese

July 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

A research team that included a Michigan State University professor tested kids on their knowledge of various brands, such as golden arches or silly rabbits, and found that those who could identify them the most tended to have higher body mass indexes, or BMIs.

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Consumer Trends: The First Superfood for Moms

July 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Now For Mothers Food Corp | News | Comments

Moms can now enjoy the first food made especially for them: Now For Mothers Healing Mix. This natural post pregnancy formula provides babies with the precursor fats required for effective brain development. Product can be sprinkled onto food or mixed into drinks.

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Quiznos Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

July 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Quiznos emerged from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy after restructuring its finances. The sandwich chain filed for protection in March and reduced its debt by more than $400 million. The Denver company owns and operates only seven of the 2,100 Quiznos around the nation.

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That Patriotic Apple Pie Is Less Likely to be Frozen

July 2, 2014 12:20 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

Frozen cakes and pies declined 2.4 percent from 2009-2014 as consumers focus on gourmet flavors and shift towards viewing pies and cakes as an indulgent snack. According to Mintel research, 41 percent of consumers claim to eat prepared snacks between meals.

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New Hampshire Drives Tourism with 100-Year-Old Diner

July 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor | News | Comments

Every four years during New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary, almost every White House wannabe makes a stop to this tiny diner tucked onto a side street of the state's largest city. The menu includes pancakes, omelets, burgers, sandwiches and more.

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First Lady's Produce Garden Tours to Resume Mid-July

July 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tours of Michelle Obama's produce garden will begin operating again after the tours were grounded due to mandatory budget cuts last year. The first lady planted the garden in 2009 to help inform the public of her anti-childhood obesity initiative.

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Using Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners in Your Facility

July 2, 2014 8:30 am | by Frank Pedeflous, Omegasonics | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers from the food, drug and automotive industries have discovered that industrial ultrasonic cleaning systems provide them with premium results over traditional cleaning methods. Here are five benefits industrial ultrasonic cleaners provide manufacturers.

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Trader Joe's Faces Suit for Improper Meat, Produce Origin Labeling

July 2, 2014 8:30 am | by Made in the USA Foundation | News | Comments

Made in USA Foundation Chairman Joel D. Joseph filed a lawsuit against Trader Joe's for improper use of the "country of origin" labels on its meat and produce. Joseph helped draft and achieve the passage of the federal Country of Origin Labeling Act.  

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VIDEO: The Nutty Seed That's Driving Americans Crazy

July 2, 2014 8:22 am | by PBS FoodBuzz | Videos | Comments

Did you know the UN called 2013 the year of quinoa? What is it about this nutty seed that has so many people in a craze? Its origins can be traced back to South America, where it was cultivated and used by pre-columbian civilizations between 3000-5000 B.C.

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US Breweries Have More Than Doubled in 5 Years

July 2, 2014 8:20 am | by U.S. Census Bureau | News | Comments

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, employment in the breweries industry has climbed in the five-year span — rising to 26,077 employees in 2012, up by 3,825, from 22,252 in 2007. The number of US breweries has increased from 398 to 869 in five years.

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Infographic: The Chemistry of Chocolate

July 2, 2014 8:15 am | by Compound Interest | News | Comments

Why does chocolate satisfy the way it does? Andy Brunning, a high school chemistry teacher in the U.K., makes beautiful infographics about everyday chemistry on his blog, Compound Interest. Unsurprisingly, his most popular posts are about food and drinks.

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Organic Trade Group to Create Jobs with US, Korea Arrangement

July 2, 2014 8:15 am | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

An arrangement was welcomed by the Organic Trade Association between the U.S. and Korea. Estimates are that American exports of organic processed foods and beverages to Korea, valued at $35 million in 2013, will more than double over the next five years. 

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European Officials: Browned Food Can Increase Cancer Risk

July 2, 2014 8:00 am | by European Food Safety Authority | News | Comments

The European Food Safety Authority confirmed that acrylamide in food is a potential danger to consumers, as it can increase the risk of developing cancer. Acrylamide is a chemical compound that typically forms in starchy food products during high-temperature cooking.

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Pasta Fraud Results in $5M Cash Settlement Fund

July 2, 2014 8:00 am | by Kinsella Media | News | Comments

A settlement of two class actions has been reached with Dakota Growers, the maker of Dreamfields Pasta. The lawsuits claim the packaging for Dreamfields Pasta are misleading, therefore a $5,000,000 cash settlement fund will be established for consumers.

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Closed Loop Position Controllers

July 2, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

This new generation closed loop position controller is for quarter turn actuators. Product provides proportion closed loop control for liquids, gases, or any application utilizing a quarter turn actuator, in such industries as food and beverage.

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3D Tool Pathing Solution

July 2, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's new 3D tool pathing solution generates paths from sold 3D models as well as quickly performs 3D to 2D file conversions. 

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Are Manufacturers Stuck in the 20th Century?

July 1, 2014 12:30 pm | by James Jensen, VP of Products and Services, Perillon | Blogs | Comments

Technology continues to advance and companies performing compliance the same way year after year will quickly fall behind the competitive curve and will soon find themselves with noncompliant events impacting both operations and company brand image.

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