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La. Coffee Company Looks to Expand Brand

August 15, 2013 10:35 am | by TIMOTHY BOONE,The Advocate | News | Comments

It was just over a year ago that David Belanger took over as president and CEO of Community Coffee. He has made some changes, such as spinning off CC's Coffee House into a separate business and introducing new cups for single-serve coffeemakers.

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IBIE Q&A: Baking Automation Rises to the Occasion

August 15, 2013 10:09 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In Part II of a four-part Q&A series on the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), Rich Hoskins, IBIE Committee Member and Director of Operations for Colborne Foodbotics, discusses the educational offerings available at this year’s expo.

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Daily Sound Bite: The Future of Energy Drinks

August 15, 2013 9:54 am | News | Comments

As public concerns grow over the perceived public health and safety threats associated with energy drinks and highly-caffeinated products, the market for these beverages, and the regulatory authorities that oversee it, are preparing for major changes.

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How Twitter Can Protect Your Brand When a Recall Strikes

August 15, 2013 9:47 am | by Mike Rozembajgier, Vice President of Recalls, Stericycle ExpertRECALL™ | Articles | Comments

Companies today know that social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, are great ways to build brand awareness and greater brand loyalty. However, most companies are missing opportunities to protect their brands by using these same tools to plan for and execute recalls.

Dean Foods Plans Reverse Stock Split

August 15, 2013 9:25 am | News | Comments

Dean Foods Co. said Wednesday that the company is planning a reverse stock split of its common shares. These kinds of stock splits reduce the number of shares outstanding and companies typically do it to boost the value of its existing shares.

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Wash. Finalizes Sale of State Liquor Distribution Center

August 15, 2013 9:23 am | News | Comments

The former Seattle distribution center for the Liquor Control Board has been sold to a commercial real estate investment company for $23.4 million. The sale to Panattoni Development Company, Inc. was finalized by the state Department of Enterprise Services.

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A Push for Harmony Among Workers, Young and Old

August 15, 2013 9:21 am | by MATT SEDENSKY,Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different ages together and there are bound to be differences.

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The History of Clif Bar

August 15, 2013 9:17 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Kevin Cleary, the CEO of Clif Bar explains the origin of the growing company. Legend has it that owner and founder Gary Erickson was on a long bike ride, dissatisfied with his energy bar, when it occurred to him to start making his own — with a little help from his mom.

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Q&A: Opportunities and Risks in the Energy-Drink Market

August 15, 2013 9:11 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The energy-drink market continues to grow at a rapid pace, but the segment is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators and consumers in regards to the beverages’ safety. Frank Jaksch, Jr. of ChromaDex spoke with Food Manufacturing about the unique challenges faced by energy-drink manufacturers.

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Custom UV Watermark Tapes

August 15, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's custom UV watermark tapes help protect against counterfeits or product-swapping.

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Acrylic Flow Meters

August 15, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's line of acrylic flow meters are being offered with any one of the interchangeable direct reading scales for Air, Water, Argon, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Helium and Hydrogen.

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Chemical Imaging Technology

August 15, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's chemical imaging technology (CIT®) is a hyperspectral sensor-based system for potato processors that creates an image of sugar end potato strips to show invisible defects.

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Record Corn, Soybean Harvest Predicted for Ky.

August 14, 2013 5:12 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press | News | Comments

Abundant rainfall and milder temperatures have raised expectations for the harvest in Kentucky, a state where corn and soybeans account for about one-third of the overall agricultural cash receipts, which are hovering around $5 billion annually.

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Second Neb. Cyclospora Lawsuit Filed Against Restaurant

August 14, 2013 4:54 pm | News | Comments

The food safety law firm of Simon & Luke, along with local counsel, Miller Grell Law Group, has filed another lawsuit in Nebraska stemming from a multi-state cyclospora outbreak linked to salad mix produced by Taylor Farms of Mexico and served at Olive Garden Restaurants.

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Photo of the Day: Meals on Mars

August 14, 2013 4:51 pm | News | Comments

In this photo, researchers organize food inside a simulated Martian base dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space missions.

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Consumer Trends: More Americans Eating Meat Alternatives

August 14, 2013 1:00 pm | News | Comments

Only a few years ago, tofu, tempeh and seitan were barely known in the culinary world. Now, they are on grocery store shelves across America. New research states that while only 7 percent of consumers identify themselves as vegetarian, 36 percent indicate they use meat alternatives.

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Pinnacle Foods Posts 2Q Loss

August 14, 2013 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Pinnacle Foods Inc. said its second-quarter loss widened on hefty charges related to its initial public offering and other items, but its adjusted profit beat Wall Street predictions and it boosted its full-year profit prediction. The company posted a loss of $31.8 million for the three months ended June 30.

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Wilmington Port, Dole Reach Tentative Agreement

August 14, 2013 12:23 pm | by RANDALL CHASE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials with the Diamond State Port Corp. and Dole Food Co. announced an agreement in principle Tuesday for Dole to continue using Wilmington's port for its cargo for the next 15 years. The agreement gives Dole two options for 10-year extensions.

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Chipotle Considering Change to Allow Antibiotics

August 14, 2013 12:21 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Chipotle Mexican Grill said its beef, chicken and pork continues to come from animals not given antibiotics or added hormones whenever possible. But it said it's considering tweaking its "responsibly raised" meat standards to allow meat from animals that have been given antibiotics to treat illnesses.

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Cuomo Touring Finger Lakes to Boost NY Wineries

August 14, 2013 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo started the Governor's Cup Wine Tour and Competition early Tuesday afternoon at the Anthony Road Wine Company in Penn Yan. After the tour, Cuomo will present the Governor's Cup, which recognizes the best wine in New York state.

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