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Former Tyson Plant To Open As Hen Facility In Arkansas

March 14, 2012 12:41 pm | News | Comments

A group of California investors has bought a former Tyson Foods Inc. poultry plant in Pine Bluff and plans to open the facility later this year.

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Sara Lee Renames Its Coffee And Tea Business

March 14, 2012 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sara Lee Corp. is naming its international coffee and tea business — which it plans to spin off later this year — as D.E. Master Blenders 1753.

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Bread For The World Urges Congress To Safeguard Nutrition Programs

March 14, 2012 12:36 pm | by SOURCE Bread for the World | News | Comments

As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing Wednesday, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families.

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Water4 Launches World Water Day Campaign

March 14, 2012 12:32 pm | by SOURCE The Water4 Foundation | News | Comments

The Water4 Foundation has announced the launch of its campaign for World Water Day, the United Nations-designated international day held annually on March 22.

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Italian Wine Exports Hit New Record

March 14, 2012 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Italian wine exports reached a record €4.4 billion ($5.75 billion) last year, with the biggest markets in the United States, Germany and Britain.

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Hey, Hey We’re The Best

March 14, 2012 11:32 am | by Amy Lawrence, Features Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Customer retention can be boiled down to three key essentials: price, quality and customer service.

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Bill Applies Tariffs On Illegally Subsidized Goods From China

March 14, 2012 10:16 am | by SOURCE NewPage | News | Comments

President Obama has signed legislation passed by the U.S. House and Senate that will allow the Department of Commerce to continue to apply the countervailing duty law to non-market economy countries like China.

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Sara Lee Names More Coffee-Tea Unit Leaders

March 14, 2012 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food company Sara Lee Corp. has named Harm-Jan van Pelt as chief operating officer of the portion of its international coffee and tea business that covers Eastern Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America.

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Red Bull Drops Jesus Ad In South Africa

March 14, 2012 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy-drink maker Red Bull says it has dropped an advertisement in South Africa after an outcry from Christians for its portrayal of Jesus Christ walking on water.

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PepsiCo's 'Banner Sun' Cracks $10 Billion In Sales

March 14, 2012 10:05 am | by SOURCE PepsiCo | News | Comments

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that its global "Banner Sun" potato chip portfolio has grown to more than $10 billion in annual retail sales.

Photo Of The Day: Cooking Up Equality

March 14, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

Dooky Chase Restaurant is one of the few civil rights landmarks remaining in New Orleans.

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Consumer Trends: Championship Honors Top Teas

March 14, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

With the 20 best tasting teas, the North American Tea Championship (NATC) is shining the spotlight on the most notable, high-quality teas that are commercially available in the North American marketplace.

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Industrial Noise Control

March 14, 2012 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sound Curtains are custom-made noise control curtains and screens designed to dramatically reduce harmful industrial-strength noises. The ability to fan-fold and collapse out of the way allows the user the flexibility to enclose an area during loud noise processes and open the space back up after the task is complete.

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Colistin ELISA Test Kit

March 14, 2012 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MaxSignal® Colistin ELISA Test Kit is an effective tool for the screening of colistin in poultry, beef and pork samples.

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Pasteurization Of Sausages

March 14, 2012 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The model ECOPAST 74 ensures optimal product quality, longer shelf life and increased cost-effectiveness in the production of various sausage products. Since the vacuum packages do not expand, this machine works with comparably low spacing between the levels of trays.

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SD Seeks Assets Of Sunflower Company That Didn't Pay Farmers

March 14, 2012 9:58 am | by CHET BROKAW, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Dakota regulators decided Tuesday to seek the assets of a sunflower seed company that may owe farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota more than $4 million.

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Beef Industry Defends 'Pink Slime'

March 14, 2012 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

As the public outrage over "pink slime" continues, the beef industry responds, defending the use of beef byproducts and touting their safety and quality.

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The Future Of Food Safety

March 14, 2012 9:30 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

The Global Food Protection Institute in Battle Creek, Mich., is currently changing the way food manufacturers and state and local regulators take on food safety challenges.

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Developer Vows To Build Horse Plant In Missouri

March 13, 2012 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opposition from some residents will not stop a Wyoming company from building a plant in southwest Missouri to slaughter horses and process the meat for human consumption, the company said.

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African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Families

March 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by SOURCE World Cocoa Foundation | News | Comments

Over the five-year term, the WCF African Cocoa Initiative will train 100,000 cocoa farmers and support their improved well-being and livelihoods.

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