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PACK EXPO Coverage: Linerless Label Technology, Booth #669

October 23, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company will be showcasing its linerless labeling technology at PACK EXPO in Chicago.

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PACK EXPO Coverage: Safety Sensors, Booth #4533

October 23, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eden is a non-contact safety sensor for use on interlocked gates and hatches.

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Mixer Homogenizer

October 23, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Mixture Homogenizer can achieve a globule or droplet size between 2 to 5 microns.

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Consumer Trends: The Culture Of Eating Too Much

October 22, 2012 12:00 pm | News | Comments

While the increasing focus on products and nutrition panels has been somewhat helpful, The Hartman Group believes that the obesity issue is really one that is symptomatic of larger cultural shifts occurring in how people in America eat… and eat too much.

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SunTrust 3Q Earnings Up Sharply, But Shares Fall

October 22, 2012 11:56 am | News | Comments

SunTrust Banks Inc. on Monday posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings, largely due to the regional bank's sale of shares it owns in The Coca-Cola Co. But SunTrust reported higher expenses amid persistently low interest rates, and its shares slipped in morning trading.

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Land Battles Surface In Myanmar As Reforms Unfold

October 22, 2012 11:52 am | News | Comments

The landscape of Mingaladon township on the northern outskirts of Myanmar's main city tells a story of economic upheaval. Skeletons of factories for a new industrial zone rise from thick green rice paddies local farmers say were seized by one of Myanmar's most powerful companies.

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Ben & Jerry's Joins The Growing B Corporation Movement

October 22, 2012 11:46 am | News | Comments

A quarter-century after pioneering the socially responsible business movement, Ben & Jerry’s is throwing its support behind the growing B Corporation (B Corp) movement, a network of companies that meet what Inc. magazine has called "the highest standard for socially responsible businesses."

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Ag Chief Seeking To Get Out Of Sugar Mill Business

October 22, 2012 11:41 am | News | Comments

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain proposed to borrow $7 million to take ownership of a failed sugar cane mill in southwestern Louisiana built with state dollars and now teetering on default of its debt payments. If the mill defaults on its debt, the bank would take over the property.

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ADM Bids For Australia's GrainCorp In $2.77B Deal

October 22, 2012 11:37 am | News | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has offered to buy Australian grain handler GrainCorp for about $2.77 billion. GrainCorp says it is considering the non-binding offer that values it at 11.75 Australian dollars ($12.13) per share, which comes to 2.68 billion Australian dollars.

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Report: Most School Kitchens Clean, Safe

October 22, 2012 10:23 am | News | Comments

School cafeteria kitchens in Washington serve about 500,000 lunches a day. Given that volume, you might expect school kitchens to rack up a fair number of health department violations. A review found only 521 citations in three years in Washington's 295 school districts, which includes more than 3,000 schools.

Peanut Butter Recall Due To Salmonella Scare Expanded

October 22, 2012 10:18 am | News | Comments

A recall of peanut butter products in the U.S. due to possible Salmonella contamination has now been expanded into Canada. The affected products by Sunland include PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars and PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Box with a best before date of March 1 2013.

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Dairy Farm Safety Net Dies With Farm Bill

October 22, 2012 10:15 am | News | Comments

Small dairy farmers say a tough year has been made worse by Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired. While many farm programs have continued through the harvest season even though the farm bill expired Sept. 30, a program that pays dairy farmers when milk prices plummet has ended.

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Truckloads Of XL Foods Beef Arriving At Landfill

October 22, 2012 10:10 am | News | Comments

Truckloads of meat from the XL Foods processing plant in Brooks, Alta have begun arriving at a local landfill site for disposal. Landfill Manager Ray Juska of the Newell Regional Solid Waste Management Authority said the frozen meat stock is being run over by heavy equipment and then covered with soil to keep animals from getting at it.

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Scientists Testing Alaska Salmon As Space Food

October 22, 2012 9:59 am | News | Comments

Astronauts in space may soon enjoy freeze-dried salmon if a Kodiak researcher's project goes as planned.

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Q&A: Developing The Workforce Of Tomorrow (Part I)

October 22, 2012 9:30 am | Articles | Comments

According to the findings of "Developing & Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce" consumer packaged goods manufacturers (CPGs) are experiencing difficulties in finding and retaining talented workers with the right combination of problem solving and core skills required in the 21st century manufacturing environment.

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Photo Of The Day: Pomegranates Pop Up In Stores

October 22, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

POM Wonderful announced today that the wait is finally over; the pomegranate harvest has begun and POM Wonderful pomegranates are now in store. POM Wonderful is the largest grower of fresh pomegranates and producer of pomegranate juice in the United States.

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How It's Made: Ice Cream Treats

October 22, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

In this "How It's Made" Minisode, the Science Channel takes a look at the unique challenges and processes associated with processing ice cream treats. From dairy to freezer this episode brings the cold processing methods used to create sweet frozen treats loved by young and old.

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Georgia Food Company Puts People First

October 22, 2012 8:00 am | Articles | Comments

One of Georgia’s largest food manufacturing companies, Southeastern Mills, has been thriving around a workplace culture and philosophy that puts its people first, no matter what level of the company they operate on, showing that mutual trust, respect and valuing employees can be the three most important ingredients for success.

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Sanitary Dumper

October 22, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model T4000 combo dumper features a sanitary design that is easy to operate and maintain.

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PACK EXPO Coverage: Magnetic Separators, Booth #3704

October 22, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's series of ProGrade® Magnetic Assemblies offer a solution for every process application.

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