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Heinz to Spice Up Offerings With Sriracha Ketchup

February 9, 2015 11:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

H.J. Heinz Co. is turning up the heat this winter by rolling out a new Ketchup made with Sriracha flavor. The Pittsburgh-based company said it will begin selling the product in stores later this month.             

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10 Facts About Bagels You Probably Didn't Know

February 9, 2015 10:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

If your go-to breakfast (or any-time-of-the-day) item is a bagel, then you may be excited to learn that today, Feb. 9 is National Bagel Day. Take a look at these 10 random facts about bagels and find out why there is a hole in the middle of them, for example.

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Key Performance Indicators For the Supply Chain

February 9, 2015 10:25 am | by Jesper Lillelund | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is an industry typified by countless unique processes and workflows. Because of this, assessing overall performance and efficiency is a complex task. Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions.

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Cognac Comeback: How the Cognac Market is Growing in the US

February 9, 2015 10:00 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Distilled spirits make up more than 35 percent of the U.S. market for alcoholic beverages. Consumers are trading up by spending more on small volume products made by specialists. Michael Quinttus, president and CEO of Vintus, discusses the growing market for premium cognac.

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Food Scares Take a Bite Out of McDonalds' Sales

February 9, 2015 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest hamburger chain said that sales at locations in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region open at least 13 months dropped 12.6 percent. That showing more than offset a 0.4 percent rise at U.S. locations and a comparable 0.5 percent increase in Europe.

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Jan/Feb 2015: Dried-And-True

February 9, 2015 9:15 am | Digital Editions | Comments

California-based Seawind Foods is a trusted producer and supplier of all-natural dehydrated fruits, vegetables and spices. To read this cover story, exclusive features on crisis management and factory fire risks, among other stories, please click on the image below. 

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First Lady: 'Cheese Dust is Not Food'

February 9, 2015 8:55 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an interview in the March issue of Cooking Light magazine, Mrs. Obama says Sam Kass, the family's former personal chef, had taken a stand against the boxed variety, which includes processed cheese powder among the ingredients.   

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See's Candies Issues a Not-So-Sweet Recall on Chocolates

February 9, 2015 8:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Got a sweet tooth? Be sure to tell your Valentine to be cautious of what he or she buys this holiday, as See's Candies has issued a recall on some of its heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. There has been no reports of illnesses thus far, according to the Associated Press.

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Arizona Lawmakers Sponsor Clashing Beer-Production Bills

February 9, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Competing beer-production bills will be up for a vote before an Arizona Senate committee today, but lawmakers are nudging the two sides to work things out. The Senate will hear legislation that has come out of conflict between breweries and wholesale alcohol distributors.

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Safety Footwear

February 9, 2015 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The most lightweight safety-toe style to-date, the athletic silhouette Aurora is a hybrid style perfect for indoor manufacturing. 

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Brainstorm: Pest Control Pt. 3

February 6, 2015 3:25 pm | by Dr. Zia Siddiqi, Director of Quality Systems, Orkin | Articles | Comments

In part three of three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.

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Farmers File More Than 360 Corn Lawsuits Against Syngenta

February 6, 2015 2:15 pm | by David Pitt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds more may be coming as a federal judge organizes the complex case so they can move forward.     

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Consumer Trends in Weight Management Highlight Increased Snacking

February 6, 2015 1:50 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Instead of controlling what they eat at mealtimes, consumers are more likely to focus on changing their snacking habits in order to achieve weight loss success, a practical and realistic strategy that reflects the increasing importance of snacking in America today. 

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Mike's Hard Lemonade 'Exploring a Sale'

February 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Mike's Hard Lemonade is in the very early stages of exploring a sale — one worth $1 billion. The Chicago-based company has initiated a sale process that is likely to attract the interest of large beverage companies.         

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Pepperidge Farm Recalls 46K Bagels in 23 States

February 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction. The recall includes plain, everything and cinnamon raisin bagels. Mini bagels are also being recalled.

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Infographic: How Much Do You Know About Processed Meats?

February 6, 2015 12:20 pm | by North American Meat Institute | News | Comments

According to NAMI, data in the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee showed that followers of the Mediterranean diet — the diet hailed by many for its good nutrition and health outcomes — consume twice as many processed meats as included in the USDA's food patterns.

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When Operational Performance and Financial Performance Measurement Collide

February 6, 2015 11:45 am | by Jack Moran | Articles | Comments

There are five approaches to costing that are most commonly found amongst manufacturers. Each of these approaches feature different data elements and calculations, so the costing information they generate about the exact same product, process or service differs.

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MillerCoors Engineer Offers Advice on Asset Management, Skills Gap

February 6, 2015 11:20 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director @JeffReinkeABM | Articles | Comments

Wes Dean, engineer of 31 years — most of that time spent in the Coors and MillerCoors family — recently sat down to discuss a number of trends and challenges impacting maintenance and asset management for manufacturers.       

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VIDEO: Top Consumer Restaurant Trends in 2015

February 6, 2015 10:45 am | by National Restaurant Association | Videos | Comments

Today's consumers are more sophisticated and knowledgeable about food and dining than ever before. The National Restaurant Association's 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast explores how consumers are choosing where and what to eat.     

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Photo of the Day: Get Your Froyo On!

February 6, 2015 10:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

To some, today is just another day; Friday, February 6. But to many others, today is celebrated as one of the nation's top food holidays —  National Frozen Yogurt Day. While the dessert seems simple enough, the production process proves opposite.

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