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AB InBev Brewery Cited For Serious Violations Worth $92K

August 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by OSHA | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch is facing fines of $92,400 after one of its breweries was found in breach of eight “serious safety violations” by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Columbus, Ohio brewery makes Budweiser and Bud Light beers.

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Oreo-Maker Mondelez Says Price Hikes Scared Off Customers

August 6, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Oreo, Cadbury and Trident reported lower sales in its second quarter due to price increases on its products. Mondelez CEO Irene Rosenfeld said the company expected its pricing actions to hurt sales, but didn't expect such a big impact. 

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US Pork Weighs in on Important Trade Matters

August 6, 2014 9:49 am | by National Pork Producers Council | News | Comments

The National Pork Producers Council insists that U.S. trade negotiators get from Japan a deal on pork similar to the one the United States got from South Korea and is urging lawmakers to exclude South Africa from a U.S. preferential trade measure.

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Farmers, National Group Seek to Help Hawaii in GMO Suit

August 6, 2014 9:31 am | by Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Hilo, Hawaii | News | Comments

Organic farmers and the Center for Food Safety are asking to help Hawaii County defend itself in a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit is challenging a county law that would ban open-air use and testing of modified crops, with exceptions for farmers who are already growing them.

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Molson Coors 2Q Profit Climbs on Europe Strength

August 6, 2014 9:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Molson Coors Brewing Co., based in Denver and Montreal, experienced a 9 percent rise in its second-quarter profits as better pricing offset a decline in the volume of beer globally. In Europe, net sales per hectoliter climbed 1.9 percent from increased sales in the U.K.

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Attackers Burn 4 Coca-Cola Delivery Trucks in Mexico

August 6, 2014 9:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Although local distribution companies are frequent targets for gang extortion in Southern Mexico, multinational firms have seldom been attacked. Now, unidentified attackers have burned down four Coca-Cola delivery trucks in the southern state of Guerrero.

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Photos: Millennials' Food Habits By State

August 6, 2014 8:20 am | by CNN Money | News | Comments

Millennials are spending big money on guilty pleasures they are probably not telling their personal trainers about, according to new data from budgeting app Level Money. The average annual spending and differing food habits vary by state.  

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VIDEO: What's in a Craze? The Coconut Water Way

August 6, 2014 8:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

The coconut water business is expected to reach $1 billion next year. More than 200 brands are now in competition for this growing beverage trend, but why is the drink so popular? New York Times reporter Michael Moss says the drink isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Meat Labeling Webinar: How to Comply With COOL Ruling

August 6, 2014 8:04 am | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

The mandatory country-of-origin labeling ruling for meat and meat products can create confusion on how to properly package products with the label. Mettler Toledo now offers a meat labeling webinar to help ensure retailers are compliant with regulations.

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Why CPG Manufacturers Need Digital Product Content Now

August 6, 2014 8:00 am | by Sue Sentell, President and CEO, Gladson | Articles | Comments

Digital product content is the foundation of a compelling shopping experience for consumers. With the right product content strategy, manufacturers can rise to the challenge and keep their customers — both retailers and shoppers — happy. 

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Linear Scale

August 6, 2014 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

This heavy duty scale system weighs free-flowing and semi-free flowing products including sugar, salt, ground meal, seeds, grains, rice and more.

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Palletizing Machine

August 6, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The fully automated bag palletizing machines are primarily used for handling bags in the food and pet food industries. Machine stacks bags that are made of various materials and filled with a wide range of dry bulk products to form compact bag stacks.

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Consumer Trends: Healthier Frozen Treats On the Rise

August 5, 2014 2:27 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Consumers often perceive regular ice cream as having questionable nutritional value because of its high fat and high sugar content. Over the years, marketers have addressed consumers' health and nutrition concerns by introducing numerous healthier frozen desserts.

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The Nutty Truth About Peanut Allergies Revealed

August 5, 2014 2:13 pm | by National Peanut Board | News | Comments

The National Peanut Board launched a new website for foodservice executives and manufacturers to raise awareness to the common misconceptions about food allergies and allergy management. The site provides science-based information about peanut allergies.

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US Job Growth Tops 200K For 6th Consecutive Month

August 5, 2014 2:02 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. The economy has now produced an average 244,000 jobs a month since February — the best six-month string in eight years. The manufacturing sector added 28,000 jobs in July, the most in eight months.

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Going Green: 3 Ways to Improve Sustainability in Your Warehouse

August 5, 2014 12:30 pm | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange @TomReddon | Blogs | Comments

In a world of gas-guzzling, energy-wasting operations, it is still possible to save money and go green in your facilities. If you use forklifts in your material handling warehouse, you can boost your sustainability daily with just these three steps.

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VIDEO: Foodies Are Changing the Landscape of Food

August 5, 2014 12:05 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

Millennials are often viewed as the generation of "foodies." They love fresh ideas, new tastes and socially responsible products. Food has become a method of self-expression. As a result, the food industry is adapting to keep up with this fast-paced generation.

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Obama: US Companies to Invest $14B in Africa

August 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is among the U.S. companies to commit to a $14 billion investment in Africa's economy. During the panel discussion, former President Bill Clinton declared that the U.S. has "barely scratched the surface" of Africa's economic potential.

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Consumers Want Foods With High-Protein Levels

August 5, 2014 11:45 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

According to a new report by Packaged Foods, Americans make it a point to get enough protein from the foods and beverages they consume. Consumers continue to seek out protein for a variety of health and wellness concerns, but also to increase maintenance of the body.

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McDonald's: China Meat Scandal Hurting Sales

August 5, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's sales are hurting from a scandal over a meat supplier in China late last month. The hamburger chain said there has been "significant negative impact" in China, Japan and other affected markets. These regions make up 10 percent of the chain's revenue.

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