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New Mexico Chile Gets Certified-Product Safeguards

August 20, 2014 9:46 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. The governor said consumers shouldn't have to wonder whether they're getting real New Mexico-grown chile.   

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WhiteWave to Remove Critical Ingredient from Horizon, Silk Milks

August 20, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After much criticism in some circles, and natural-food advocates pointing to animal studies that suggest it causes gastrointestinal inflammation, WhiteWave Foods is removing carrageenan from its Horizon milks and Silk beverages within the next two years.

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Salmonella Strikes Again, This Time From NY Facility

August 20, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York company is recalling some of its peanut and almond butters for possible salmonella contamination after it learned of the risk from a routine FDA testing. Among the brand names being recalled are Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha almond and peanut butters.

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Heineken Sales Drop Due to Strong Euro

August 20, 2014 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Heineken NV reported its first half earnings with a small drop in both revenue and profits. Sales were down 1.4 percent to 1.2 billion euros, which Heineken, the largest brewer by sales in Europe, said was due to the strong euro.                 

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Food Compactor Systems

August 20, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Food compactor systems are tailored to the specific needs of diverse processing requirements to handle food waste and byproducts.

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Vacuum Tumbler

August 20, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vacuum Tumbler increases yield, tenderizes product, reduces cook time and evenly distributes flavor throughout the product whether it is meat, fish or poultry.

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New Trail Connects Visitors to Virginia Oysters

August 19, 2014 2:45 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Virginia's seven different oyster regions produce the largest amount of wild-caught and farm-raised oysters in the U.S. Last year, the state's harvest increased 25 percent to more than 500,000 bushels and a dockside value of more than $22 million.

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Cianci Sauce Made No Money for Charity in 4 Years

August 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales has been donated to Cianci's charity scholarship fund, The Associated Press has learned.

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Protesters Gather Against Proposed NC Chicken Processing Plant

August 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area.                     

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Analysis Highlights Differences in College Eating Habits

August 19, 2014 2:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Drastic differences in eating habits exist between college students and the general population, especially when it comes to caffeine and ordering hours.               

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Defense Grills Plant Manager in Salmonella Trial

August 19, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A defense attorney on Tuesday grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak.                   

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Oscar Mayer Ventures Into 'Old World' Product Line

August 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Oscar Mayer is introducing a line of deli meats that add spice and flavor to everyday lunches for the entire family. The brand is launching the Old World Style line with four distinct flavors, including Classic Salami, Cracked Black Pepper Salami, Classic Pepperoni and Turkey Pepperoni.

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Pin Mill

August 19, 2014 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

This mill uses centrifugal force to generate high-energy particle impact for size reduction, deagglomeration, densification, and high-intensity mixing. Designed to use varying degrees of impact and agitation, from high-impact grinding to controlled slower RPM for mixing and blending.

Servo Driven Pump Fillers

August 19, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Servo pump fillers are extremely high speed, a single machine can run up to 160 units per minute depending on the product and application. Machines are available in single or multiple lane versions for a wide variety of products.

McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee Nationally

August 19, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest hamburger chain is partnering with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the bags of McCafe ground and whole bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods that can be used in at-home coffee machines.     

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Pressure/Gravity Filling Machine

August 19, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hygienic pressure/gravity filling machine is used for food applications including sauces, syrups, edible oils, and other viscous foods with speeds up to 300 bottles per minute.

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Food Costs, Consumer Prices Up Slightly in July

August 19, 2014 11:04 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

For July, the 0.4 percent rise in food costs was the fifth increase of that size or higher in the last six months. Food prices have been pushed higher by adverse weather conditions including a severe drought in California.        

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Cargill, Customers to Develop Future Foods at Expanded Innovation Center

August 19, 2014 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cargill's Plymouth Food Innovation Center offers retail and food service customers full access to state-of-the-art research equipment and the collective know-how of its food scientists.           

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Denmark Links New Listeria Death to Tainted Meat

August 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A representative of the state health agency SSI said the deceased person had bacteria similar to those of people who have died since June. Since September, at least 24 cases of listeriosis have been traced to a small meat producer in suburban Copenhagen that was ordered closed Aug. 11.

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VIDEO: Importing Our Produce

August 19, 2014 10:30 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

According to a recent report from the USDA, imported fruits and vegetables account for an ever increasing share of U.S. consumption and in most cases, U.S. imports are sourced from just a few supplying countries.          

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