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General Mills Among the Top 5 Best Companies

September 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by General Mills | News | Comments

General Mills was recognized among the top five "2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms.               

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Diageo Welcomes Visitors to Historic Distillery

September 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor giant Diageo PLC said it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch craft still that will bring whiskey production back to the distillery southwest of downtown Louisville.

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September 2014: Sweet Business is Budding

September 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Food Manufacturing | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to check out a Denver food company's dive into the new edibles business, focusing on transparency, technology and consumer-education in a new, controversial market.   

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Infographic: The Great Wheel of Food Mashups

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Co. Design | News | Comments

If you want to make your culinary creation go viral, make it a hybrid. Take a look at this hybrid food landscape, and all the ways chefs have found to combine our favorite foods, in whimsical (Ansel's milk-and-cookie shot), unexpected (an eggocado) and occassionaly monstrous ways. 

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Market to Manufacturing: It's Time to Digitize

September 16, 2014 9:53 am | by John Paul Williams, Director of Industry Solutions, Polycom | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation, but companies need to leverage big data, cloud, social and mobile capabilities to create businesses that get them closer to their customers.     

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NJ Company Recalls Ground Black Pepper

September 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Gel Spice Company, Inc. | News | Comments

New Jersey's Gel Spice Company issued a recall for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because it has the possibility to be contaminated with an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.         

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Supermarkets Launch Anti-Bottle Deposit Campaign

September 16, 2014 9:16 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supermarket chains are launching an ad campaign in hopes of persuading voters to reject a ballot question that would expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.         

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Hop Growers Face Worker Shortages as Craft Beer Industry Booms

September 16, 2014 9:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

To keep up with the surging growth of a national craft beer industry that opens a brewery a day, Washington commercial growers, located exclusively in the Yakima Valley, boosted their hop acreage by 7 percent and expect the largest crop in five years. 

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VIDEO: Why is Ketchup so Hard to Pour?

September 16, 2014 8:45 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

Ever go to pour ketchup on your fries and nothing comes out? Or the opposite happens, and your plate is suddenly swimming in a sea of red? George Zaidan describes the physics behind this frustrating phenomenon.                

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Arizona Dog Food Plant Surveyed After Explosion

September 16, 2014 8:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.                               

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Researchers Find 'Most Famous Wheat Gene'

September 16, 2014 8:00 am | by Washington State University | News | Comments

The discovery clears the way for breeders to develop wheat varieties with the disease- and pest-resistance traits of other grasses, using a legion of genetic tools that can reduce crop losses and pesticide use while foregoing the cost, regulatory hurdles and controversy of GMOs.

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Current Transducers

September 16, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

ATH Series Current Transducers with time integration now accommodates 120 VAC power supplies for use in heater monitoring applications. 

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Aeration Mixer

September 16, 2014 7:36 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Just in time for pie season, the ShuffleMix aeration mixer helps increase the overall apperance of cream pies with a better cream product — up to three times more volume. 

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FreshPet Files For IPO Valued at up to $100M

September 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

FreshPet Inc. didn't say when it plans to go public or how many shares it plans to sell. FreshPet says it makes its foods out of fresh meats and vegetables in a refrigerated facility and does not use contract manufacturers.        

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Meat-Eaters Commence: National Cheeseburger Day Awaits

September 15, 2014 2:22 pm | by WingHouse | News | Comments

Thursday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and WingHouse restaurant CEO and NFL alumnus, Crawford Ker, is providing the inside scoop on creating a cheeseburger masterpiece.                  

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Infographic: Manufacturers Notice Consumer Sweetener Indifference

September 15, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

Mintel's team hit the supermarket aisles to better understand new food and beverage product introductions in the U.S. market, paying particular attention to: "No HFCS" claims, other health-related claims and product introductions switching back to formulations with high fructose corn syrup. 

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VIDEO: Fresh vs. Frozen Foods

September 15, 2014 2:00 pm | by AsapSCIENCE | Videos | Comments

Thanks to freezers, we're able to keep our food lasting longer than ever before. But is there a difference in fresh and frozen produce in terms of nutrition? Your instinct may be to shout out that fresh food is better because it is fresh, but is it really? 

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How Sustainable Design is Good For Your Business, Brand

September 15, 2014 1:15 pm | by Julia Russell, Editor, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

From a business standpoint, incorporating things like sustainable design makes sense because it helps the bottom line. But having a strong message of sustainability associated with a business is also advantageous in the food and beverage industry from a branding perspective.

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Salmonella-Tainted Peanuts Case in Hands of Jury

September 15, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell has been on trial since Aug. 1, accused of shipping tainted peanuts and peanut butter to customers. This is the first time a U.S. food producer has been tried in U.S. District Court in a food poisoning case.

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Infographic: Drinking Up the Fastest Growing Beverage Flavors

September 15, 2014 12:20 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

A fifth of today's consumers say that beverages play an important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals. This increase is primarily driven by consumers who tend to use beverages for a wide variety of occasions, including snacks and social visits.

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