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Refrigeration For the Future: Low-Charge Refrigerated Packaged Equipment

May 28, 2015 1:50 pm | by Chuck Taylor, Todd Allsup, Stellar | Articles | Comments

Due to its phaseout, an alphabet soup of replacement refrigerants has been developed to replace R-22 in existing chillers. However, most of these alternatives have drawbacks.

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Survey: Millennials Love Mayonnaise

May 28, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Association for Dressings & Sauces | News | Comments

In a recent U.S. survey by the Association for Dressings and Sauces, Millennials or Generation Y (born between 1980 and 2000) came out on top as frequent purchasers of mayonnaise or whipped dressings in the past month

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Chobani CEO Pledges to Donate Most of Wealth

May 28, 2015 12:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion.

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Falling Chicken Prices Weigh on Sanderson Farms in 2Q

May 28, 2015 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanderson Farms' second-quarter profit jumped almost 40 percent, but declining chicken prices and rising expenses still left the company short of Wall Street expectations.

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Photo of the Day: Food Companies Make Straws Out of Meat, Cookies

May 28, 2015 11:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Thirsty? Hungry? Now you can satisfy both cravings at the same time! From pork to cookies, and everything in between, consumers are enjoying sipping up their drinks with delicious foods.

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Top US Manufacturers View Labor Issues as Increasing Risk

May 28, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Though the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, manufacturers cited a number of risks affecting their ability to grow and innovate, including growth, workforce and innovation.

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EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 10:15 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.

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The Companies Feeding America's Craving For Natural Foods

May 28, 2015 9:30 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Small start-ups and major food companies alike are scrambling to keep up with the growing consumer demand for foods that seem healthier and include more natural ingredients. 

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Ohio House OKs Ban on Pure Caffeine, Powdered Alcohol Sales

May 28, 2015 9:05 am | by ANN SANNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bill banning the sale of pure caffeine products in Ohio cleared the state House on Wednesday, one year after a high school senior overdosed on a powdered form of the stimulant and died.

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Bill Would Limit Arsenic in Rice

May 28, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would be required to establish a limit for arsenic levels in rice under a bill introduced in Congress last week.

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Why Educating Employees on Email Best Practices Should be a Top Priority for Food Manufacturers

May 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Ronald J. Levine, Co-Chair Litigation Department, Herrick, Feinstein LLP | Articles | Comments

Employees of a typical food manufacturer send and receive thousands of emails every day. However, it can take only one bad email — whether from the present or the past — to bring down an entire company. In one informal message, an employee can unknowingly express an opinion on the company’s liability, falsely implicate the company in wrongful conduct or make an admission which binds the company to an unfavorable position.

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In the News: Hormel Buys Applegate Farms

May 28, 2015 8:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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When is Sanitation Not Pest Management?

May 28, 2015 7:45 am | by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services | Articles | Comments

Reduction of food, water and shelter is a critical component of food facility pest management programs. However, there can be times that the type of cleaning strategies that are used to eliminate food can be detrimental to pest control efforts.

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Explosion Proof Rechargeable LED Light Tower

May 28, 2015 7:30 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics expands their inventory of portable work lighting with the release of an explosion proof rechargeable light tower that provides a sixteen hour run-time on a single charge.

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The History of USDA Nutrition Guides

May 27, 2015 2:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The evolution of the USDA's food guides over the years can be analyzed by asking one of two questions: where have we been and where are we going? Guides, pyramids, wheels — whatever you want to call them — were all introduced for one purpose: to provide consumers with a guideline on how to eat a nutritionally-balanced meal.

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Police Investigate Two New Cases of Potato Tampering After Nail and Needle Found

May 27, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Police in separate parts of Atlantic Canada are investigating two possible cases of potato tampering.

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McDonald's Targets Bun Toasting, Burger Searing to Attract Customers

May 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

To improve the taste of its food, the chain is toasting its buns longer so sandwiches will be warmer, said McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook at the Bernstein's Strategic Decisions Conference in New York. He also said the company is changing the way it sears and grills its beef so that the patties are juicier.

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Coke Moves Ahead with Monster Deal

May 27, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Coca-Cola Co. is preparing to assume a minority stake in Monster Beverage Corp. despite the energy drink company's ongoing legal issues.

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Questions and Answers: Labeling

May 27, 2015 1:15 pm | by David L. Ter Molen, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP | Articles | Comments

David L. Ter Molen, Partner and member of the Food Industry Team at Chicago law firm Freeborn & Peters LLP discusses some of the latest topics and trends when it comes to labeling in the food industry in this Q&A.

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The Importance of Laboratory Testing for Food Production

May 27, 2015 12:50 pm | by Naovarat Dachprasart, R&D Chemist, SGS Food Safety Services | Articles | Comments

Laboratory testing is an important process, which relies on scientific analysis to identify problems with food products. It provides analytical data on the quality of a product or production process to support quality control in the HACCP system.

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