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Report: USDA Won't Investigate Organic Farm Allegations

May 21, 2015 2:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute released springtime aerial photographs of the operations late last year, none of which showed livestock or poultry roaming the grounds. Federal organic regulations stipulate that animals be given access to the outdoors.

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First Mobile App For Trucking Industry

May 21, 2015 1:55 pm | by Total Quality Logistics | Articles | Comments

Voice search is fast, convenient and helps alleviate typos on small mobile device screens. And now it’s available to truck drivers on the road searching for loads to haul. 

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Jamie Oliver Wants to Start a Food Revolution

May 21, 2015 1:20 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver wants to start a food revolution, recruiting music stars for a new campaign.

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Listeria: FDA Finds Problems at Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was found in some of its ice cream. The ice cream company recalled all of its products last month.

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ConAgra Plans to Expand Eastern Iowa Plant, Add 55 Jobs

May 21, 2015 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods says it plans to expand its Waterloo, Iowa plant and add 55 jobs to the local payroll. Officials say Omaha, Nebraska-based ConAgra expects to break ground next month on the 99,000-square-foot expansion, pending approval of state and local incentives.

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Meaty Menu on Tap as Summer Grilling Season Kicks Off

May 21, 2015 12:35 pm | by North American Meat Institute | News | Comments

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans are expected to eat seven billion hot dogs, or 818 per second, during that period. Hot dog manufacturers estimate that nearly 40 percent of hot dogs are sold during the summer grilling season.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 4

May 21, 2015 10:35 am | by Blake Svejkovsky, Heat and Control, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Look for the latest technology in safe conveyors that are sanitation-friendly, reduce cross contamination, maintain product quality, facilitate proportional product feeding, and reduce costs for operation and maintenance.

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The Juicy Story of Florida's Orange Trade

May 21, 2015 10:10 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Enjoy a glass of orange juice in the morning? Here's how that citrus makes its way into your cup.

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First Microwavable Dog Food to Hit Shelves June 1

May 21, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For dog lovers whose hard-to-please pets cause them stress because they simply refuse to eat their daily fare, one innovative company appears to have found a unique answer: the first ever microwavable dog food, said to bring out the aroma dogs cherish.

Calif. Decision on Farmer Water Cuts to Apply Broadly

May 21, 2015 9:15 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Water Resources Control Board Director Tom Howard said that whatever he decides will apply to the entire basin of the Sacramento River, which supplies most of the surface water in the food-producing Central Valley.

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Coke Continues Bottling Overhaul

May 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company recently announced plans to sell territories to two U.S. bottlers, the latest step in an overhaul of its bottling operations.

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Hershey to Display Upgraded Chocolate 3D Printer

May 21, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Hershey Company will showcase the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in the world at a confectioners' conference in Chicago this week.

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McDonald's Shuts Down Restaurant Amid Protest Over Low Wages

May 21, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's shut down a restaurant near its headquarters Wednesday after the area was swamped by hundreds of protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union.

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Pasteurization Systems

May 21, 2015 7:35 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Company's new Macrowave Pasteurization Systems are ideal for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product, including nut meats, spices, pasta, tobacco, fishmeal, xanthan gum or other food ingredients either bagged or in bulk.

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In the News: ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

May 21, 2015 7:35 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out the latest developments by browsing a compilation of media coverage.

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Hormel Beats 2Q Profit Forecasts Despite Bird Flu Outbreaks

May 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite the impacts of bird flu that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.

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ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

May 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million to settle a federal criminal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia more than eight years ago, triggering a massive recall and food-safety investigation after more than 600 people got sick.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 3

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Jill Batka, President, Dynamic Conveyor | Articles | Comments

The latest trends with conveyors in the food processing industry revolve around food safety and saving processors money.

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The Trucking Crisis

May 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

There is a crisis on the trucking and shipping side of things, and it is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers and change the way warehouses and manufacturers need to operate.

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Top 9 Natural, Organic Food Trends in 2015

May 20, 2015 12:20 pm | by Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) | News | Comments

With a continued interest in food that offers targeted nutrition and keeps the environment in mind, consumers will discover new products that meet their dietary needs and also taste great and promote overall wellness. Look for these trends in the coming months.

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