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Social Media Matters (Even For Manufacturers)

June 30, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Perusing the Food Manufacturing Twitter page this morning, I came across one of today's trending hashtags: #SMDay. Today is being touted as Social Media Day 2015, and many companies are sharing their best tactics and resources for "boring" industries to create great content.

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Clean Label Becomes the New Food Industry Standard

June 30, 2015 12:35 pm | by Innova Database | News | Comments

Clean label has moved beyond being a trend and is now regarded as standard in the food industry. Consumers are demanding shorter and more recognizable ingredients lists and manufacturers are responding by increasingly highlighting the naturalness and origins of their products.

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Top Specialty Foods of 2015 Announced at Summer Fancy Food Show

June 30, 2015 12:00 pm | by Specialty Food Association | News | Comments

This year's winners were selected from 2,715 entries across 32 awards categories. The final voting ended at the trade show. A sofi is considered the top accolade in the $109-billion specialty food industry. "Sofi" stands for specialty outstanding food innovation.

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Obama Administration Unveils New Overtime Pay Standards

June 30, 2015 11:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled long-anticipated rules that would make millions of additional workers eligible for overtime pay.

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Food For Thought: Use More Forages in Livestock Farming

June 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Springer | News | Comments

This review looks at the use of more forages than grain feeds to help improve sustainability of rural small-scale livestock farming.

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The New Manufacturing: How Businesses Today Can Best Use 3D Printing

June 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Chris Elsworthy | Articles | Comments

One of the key adopters that will fuel the mainstream 3D printing industry will be small businesses.

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Making Manufacturing More Mobile: Q&A With Verizon's Anna Bailey

June 30, 2015 10:00 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Anna Bailey gave us some insight into the "Mobile First" approach that is changing manufacturing operations.

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Another Reason to Drink (in Moderation)

June 30, 2015 9:35 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

You may have heard that a glass of red wine is good for the heart. But it turns out there's more to it than that. And it's good news if you don't like wine.

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Chobani Selected as Greek Yogurt Provider For School Lunches

June 30, 2015 9:10 am | by KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.

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ConAgra to Sell Store-Brand Food Business

June 30, 2015 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.

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Kellogg's Unveils 40+ New Products

June 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Kellogg Company | News | Comments

Kellogg Company is introducing more than 40 new products across its U.S. lineup with a wave of foods that fit the latest trends in nutrition, taste and convenience. 

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LED Switch Blade Dock Light with a 10’ Pivoting Arm

June 30, 2015 7:20 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The EPL-SBDL-150RT-120 explosion proof switch blade dock light provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaires.

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Laboratory Blender

June 30, 2015 7:10 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This robust new laboratory blender is specifically designed for large volume food testing procedures.

Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 29, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

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GOP Bill to Privatize Wine, Liquor Sales Under Construction

June 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans, with votes possible in the coming days, an architect of the plan said late last week.

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Cattle ID System Shows its Muzzle

June 29, 2015 1:20 pm | by INDERSCIENCE PUBLISHERS | News | Comments

Researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. 

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In the News: Sysco Pulling Out of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 12:45 pm | 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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Why AB InBev is Pushing Into Craft Beer

June 29, 2015 12:35 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Craft beer is not just a fad that is due to fade in a couple of months, but instead a sustainable craze that has been leading today's beer market. With Bud Light and Budweiser sales down, this is a natural and important place for AB InBev to makes its mark.

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5 Project Management Lessons For Manufacturing

June 29, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andreas Tremet | Articles | Comments

Unlike other industries, the manufacturing and production industry is no novice when it comes to project management. Nevertheless, staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked.

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Photo of the Day: Beer Fizzics

June 29, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Have you ever been drinking a can of beer at home and wished it had that frothy head of foam that only seems to apply to draft beer? Well, beer aficionados are in luck, as a new innovative technology introduced at the CE Week gadget show in New York this week promises to deliver just that.

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