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Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds of Chicken

September 26, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products. The chicken products were produced on Aug. 5 and shipped from the company's plant in Farmerville, Louisiana to warehouse locations in various states.

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VIDEO: Is it Safe to Eat at Food Trucks?

September 26, 2014 8:45 am | by WIBV | Videos | Comments

In the last few years, mobile food trucks have hit the streets in record numbers. They require far less start-up capital than restaurants, but are they safe to eat from?                        

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The History and Future of the Mobile Food Industry

September 26, 2014 8:15 am | by Anthony Fellows, Chief POP Officer, HipPOP's Gelato Bars | Articles | Comments

The mobile food industry allows aspiring entrepreneurs to conduct sufficient market research before investing in an actual location. With this market research, they often come out with some key tips on staying afloat in this industry.    

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Sanitizers/Disinfectants

September 26, 2014 7:58 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This series of sanitizers/disinfectants, with its combination of indirect food contact sanitization and general disinfection claims, can help to combat foodborne diseases.

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Rapid-Rail

September 26, 2014 7:36 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Rapid-Rail is engineered to simplify changeovers on the packaging line, offering a single point, easy-to-use hand adjustment of guide rails to accommodate multiple package sizes on the same piece of equipment.    

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Brown-Forman Announces Whiskey Row Project

September 25, 2014 3:45 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company revealed its plans to invest about $30 million to transform two historic buildings into the production facility and tourist attraction along a stretch of downtown Louisville that was known as "Whiskey Row" from the city's liquor-making heyday.

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VIDEO: New WakeUp Drink Offsets Post-Lunch Fatigue

September 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Inno-Bev Ltd. | News | Comments

Backed by research at the Rambam Health Care Campus and the Technion medical faculty in Haifa, Israel, the new "WakeUp® post-lunch waker" daily beverage helps alleviate after-lunch fatigue.              

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What Food Makers Should Know About Protein Selection

September 25, 2014 2:44 pm | by Megan DeStefano, Global Strategic Marketing, DuPont Nutrition & Health | Articles | Comments

Seniors believe that they should consume more protein and prefer to get their daily recommended intake from functional foods and beverages instead of supplements. This opens the door for food manufacturers to create tasty protein fortification applications to meet this growing demand and stay relevant.

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Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

September 25, 2014 1:51 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year. Given these numbers, electrical accidents are among the top causes of job-related fatalities in the U.S. workplace.

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Brands Cater to Healthier Kids' Snacking Trends

September 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by Janet Forgrieve, Freelance Writer, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

Companies including Bolthouse Farms, Stonyfield Farms and Chobani are feeding kids’ snacking trends with products designed to appeal to childrens' tastes and also appease parents’ worries about nutrition and weight. 

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NutraSweet to Cease Aspartame Production

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition. The privately held company expects to shut down a major portion of the plant by year-end as a result.           

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VIDEO: Can 3D Printing Improve Airplane Food?

September 25, 2014 11:38 am | by The Ninjas | Videos | Comments

Does 3D printing make it possible to improve the food on flights? Check out this video and see for yourself.                                    

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Photo: World's First Sports Performance Jelly Beans Add 2 New Flavors

September 25, 2014 10:39 am | by Jelly Belly Candy Company | News | Comments

Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans adds two new flavors to their line-up: Juicy Pear and Green Apple. The additions expand the flavor offering of the world's first sports performance jelly beans designed for the endurance athlete.   

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35K Pounds of Frozen Chicken Found Abandoned After Ransom Attempt

September 25, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The 53-foot trailer, dripping with rancid juices of rotting chicken, was discovered near the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula, Montana. The 35,000 pounds of chicken were worth $80,000.                 

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USA #1? Not When it Comes to Drinking Beer

September 25, 2014 9:54 am | by Retale | News | Comments

When you think of beer, which countries come to mind? With Oktoberfest drawing near, Retale decided to take a closer look. Enjoy an interactive spin around the globe to see the top 50 beer-drinking countries.           

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Insects as Ingredients Could be $350M Business Within 10 Years

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by New Nutrition Business | News | Comments

Entrepreneurial companies are already making snacks and ingredients from bugs, presenting them in attractive and convenient ways by targeting lifestyle consumers — the niche of people who kick off new trends that often eventually become mass-market.

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Sugar: The Curious Ingredient Hiding in Plain Sight

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect. Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

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Brew U? University Launches Beer-Making Program

September 25, 2014 9:16 am | by DAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Michigan university has plans to launch a new program trained to teach students "fermentation science." Behind the growth in demand for high-end beer is a long-running fascination with the brewing process, one of the oldest forms of human food processing. 

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Man Who Raised $55K to Make Potato Salad is Throwing Party

September 25, 2014 9:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio man, Zack Brown, who jokingly asked for $10 on Kickstarter for his first attempt to make potato salad, ended up raising $55,000. Now, he is making good on his promise and throwing a huge party: PotatoStock 2014.        

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5 Things to Know When Sharing Information in Food Manufacturing

September 25, 2014 9:00 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director @JeffReinkeABM | News | Comments

Food Manufacturing's Sales Manager Kevin Ward recently presented "Media Strategies for Today's Complicated Market" at the Food Processing Suppliers Association in Milwaukee. Ward's presentation provided deep insight into the changing dynamics of communication options amongst food and beverage manufacturers.

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