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Photo Of The Day: Soda's Slippery Slope

June 15, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

If New York City bans big sodas, what's next? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak? Opponents of the proposed ban may use that slippery-slope argument along with other legal strategies to try to block the first-in-the-nation rule.

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Hot Sauce Sales Heat Up

June 15, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

In the past 10 years, hot sauce sales have increased by 150 percent. CBS News digs into the trend by exploring why consumers crave heat and visiting the maker of Blair's Death Sauce, a growing, multimillion dollar enterprise.

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Heineken Brewery Looks To Beamex For Calibration Management

June 15, 2012 8:00 am | by Beamex | Articles | Comments

In Sevilla, 2 years after its start and with an investment of over 300 million Euros, the new brewery of Heineken España S.A., is nearly completed. It is called “jumbo” because of the magnitude of the project, which has been built at record speed.

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Feeder Controller

June 15, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for the management of up to 16 gravimetric screw feeders, weighfeeders and mass flow meters, the DISOCONT® MASTER Touch Group Controller is new to the North American marketplace.

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pH Meter Accessory App

June 15, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model PH-1 Meter Application Accessory for the iPhone or iPod measures pH accurately, presents the data in an easy-to-read format and supports email transmission of critical readings.

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Clean Barrels, Drums And Brutes

June 15, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Model BDW-1-HD is a compact, easy to install unit designed to wash and sanitize food soils from barrels, drums and other reusable containers up to 26 in. in diameter by 38 in. tall.

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Cheese Recalled For Listeria

June 14, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Golden Glen Creamery of Bow, Wash., is voluntarily recalling Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar produced on August 30, 2011 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Food & Beverage Industry Growth Trends

June 14, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Against the backdrop of a stagnant economy, food and beverage companies have significant cash on the balance sheets, and intend to increase capital spending on new products, mergers and acquisitions and technology to fuel growth, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm.

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Krispy Kreme To Open 80 Stores In India

June 14, 2012 12:45 pm | News | Comments

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. said Wednesday that it reached a deal with Citymax Hotels Pvt. Ltd. for the development of 80 Krispy Kreme franchise stores over the next five years in India.

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New York To Restore Tax Break For Craft Brewers

June 14, 2012 12:43 pm | by MICHAEL GORMLEY,Associated Press | News | Comments

New York brewmeisters can celebrate with some Saranac beer brewed in the foothills of the Adirondacks or Brooklyn's Monster Ale now that state officials have found a way to restore a tax break for craft beer brewers.

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Beef Plant Fined $186K After Electrocution Death

June 14, 2012 12:42 pm | News | Comments

A beef-processing plant in western Wisconsin has been cited with 11 safety violations after a maintenance worker died by electrocution in December.

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Consumer Trends: China Beer Consumption Hits 50B Liter Mark

June 14, 2012 12:34 pm | News | Comments

It's the largest beer market in the world and it seems that when it comes to its importance for manufacturers, there will be no half measures—as latest research from Mintel reveals that China's beer market grew by 29% in volume terms in the five years to 2011, to reach an all-time high total volume of 50 billion liters for the first time in 2011.

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Private Labels Go Mainstream — And Upscale

June 14, 2012 10:46 am | by Peter Chalmers, Product Manager, Primera Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Driven partly by the economic downturn and by retailers’ savvy marketing and customer loyalty strategies, private label products are claiming a greater share of store shelves and consumer cupboards.

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Stuffed Chicken Recalled For Undeclared Allergens

June 14, 2012 10:18 am | News | Comments

Antonelli's and Sons, a South San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,534 pounds of a raw stuffed chicken product because of misbranding and undeclared ingredients, including known allergens.

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Smithfield Foods 4Q Profit Falls

June 14, 2012 10:07 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Smithfield Foods Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 19 percent on lower margins on fresh pork and higher selling costs.

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Pork Production More Sustainable Than 50 Years Ago

June 14, 2012 10:02 am | News | Comments

A new study finds that while pig farms of the 1950s may be remembered as idyllic, they were not as sustainable as those of today. This becomes clear as the metrics most associated with sustainability are revealed from their 1959 baseline – a 35 percent decrease in carbon footprint, a 41 percent reduction in water usage and a 78 percent drop in land needed to produce a pound of pork.

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Former Coke Exec: We Targeted Kids

June 14, 2012 9:59 am | Videos | Comments

A former Coca Cola exec cops to marketing to children and says he is speaking out publicly because of his guilt over the negative impact that soda has on public health.A former Coca Cola exec cops to marketing to children and says he is speaking out publicly because of his guilt over the negative impact that soda has on public health.

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Food Coalition: GMO Labeling Bill ‘Deceptive And Costly’

June 14, 2012 9:59 am | News | Comments

"This measure is riddled with loopholes and special exemptions that make no sense," said Bill Dombrowski, President & CEO, California Retailers Association, "We don't think requiring labels on foods made using modern biotechnology are necessary. But creating a hodgepodge and nonsensical labeling regime is only going to confuse and mislead consumers."

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Small Manufacturers Invest In Big Machinery

June 14, 2012 9:55 am | by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Last year, industrial and materials manufacturers had a 37 percent increase in big equipment purchases, according to PayNet, a company that tracks lending to small businesses. That compares to an average of 17 percent for all the industries PayNet follows.

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Photo Of The Day: HFCS Not Such A Big Deal?

June 14, 2012 9:51 am | News | Comments

Out of more than 20,000 food and beverage products launched in the U.S. in 2011, 422 claimed to be free of high fructose corn syrup. That's only a percent of new product claims, reports Mintel.

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