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The Hidden Cost Of Cheap Labor

July 25, 2012 9:30 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Skilled laborers suddenly finding themselves out of work are looking for unskilled jobs in the food industry out of necessity, and employers can pick up needed labor for bargain prices. But at what cost?

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Think Twice Before You Make ‘All Natural’ Claims

July 25, 2012 8:00 am | by Kathleen F. Donovan, Attorney & Steven J. Pudell, Managing Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. | Articles | Comments

Food companies should think twice before making “all natural” or “100% natural” claims on their product labels.

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Are Consumers Scared Of Food Tech?

July 25, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

Experts believe that increasing dialog between food producers and consumers may help to waylay fears about technology used in food production and processing.

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Automated Inspection Software

July 25, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

inspectiTRAC™ automated inspection software is designed for inspections, audits and observations.

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Horizontal Carousel & Scissor Lift System

July 25, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Hornet™ Horizontal Carousel and scissor lift system is a cost effective way to automate food processing storage and retrieval operations while optimizing available ceiling heights up to 25 ft.

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Moist Streusel Depositor

July 25, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The moist streusel depositor dispenses high-fat streusel either targeted into pocketed pans, such as muffin pans, or broadcast spread onto larger pans, such as cake or pies.

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Salmonella Scare Prompts Prune Juice Recall

July 24, 2012 1:01 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Federal health officials in Canada have announced a recall of Baby Move brand of prune juice because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Indiana Farmers Unload Livestock As Drought Continues

July 24, 2012 12:59 pm | by TOM LoBIANCO,Associated Press | News | Comments

Pig sales are almost double what they were last year in July and have even caused backups in some processing centers trying to handle the flood of farmers unloading their livestock, said Michael Platt, executive director of the Indiana Pork Producers.

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Canada Strengthens Food Safety On Chicken Farms

July 24, 2012 12:58 pm | by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | News | Comments

The Government of Canada is supporting chicken farmers by strengthening food safety systems on chicken farms across the country. Member of Parliament James Bezan, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of up to $72,500 to the Chicken Farmers of Canada as the organization met for its annual summer meeting in Winnipeg.

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Public Hearing Set For Proposed Sugary Drink Ban

July 24, 2012 12:55 pm | by SAMANTHA GROSS,Associated Press | News | Comments

Whether they think the mayor is combating obesity or infringing on their rights, New Yorkers are scheduled to have their say on a proposed ban on large sugary drinks served at restaurants, movie theaters and other eateries.

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Man Sickened In Ohio E. Coli Outbreak Dies

July 24, 2012 12:52 pm | News | Comments

Health officials investigating an E. coli outbreak in southwest Ohio say a 73-year-old man sickened by the bacteria has died.

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Consumer Trends: Wine Industry Growth Trends

July 24, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Affordable wines with accessible and appealing flavor profiles are driving the wine industry overall, as demonstrated by Technomic's Top 250 Wine Brands and its roster of the 50 Fastest Growing Wine Brands.

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Delayed Monsoon May Damage India’s Crops

July 24, 2012 9:53 am | by KATY DAIGLE,Associated Press | News | Comments

As cities swelter and farmers helplessly watch their harvests wilt and profits vanish, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the nation Monday the government was ready "to address any situation that may arise due to any rainfall anomalies."

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Vilsack: House Must Pass Drought Help In Farm Bill

July 24, 2012 9:51 am | by DAVID PITT,Associated Press | News | Comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed Monday for Congress to act on a farm bill that would reinstate expired disaster assistance programs for farmers experiencing the worst drought in nearly seven decades.

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Economy Hurting McDonald's Profit

July 24, 2012 9:50 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The fast food giant is starting to show signs of wear and tear from global economic pressures, intensifying competition and penny-pinching customers who are eating out less often in some hard-hit regions around the world.

Pepsi To Sponsor Super Bowl Halftime Show

July 24, 2012 9:46 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The soda giant says it struck a multiyear deal with the National Football League to sponsor the big game's musical performance.

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Plans Stall For Horse Slaughter Plant

July 24, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

The primary backer of a proposed horse slaughtering operation in western Missouri said she isn't giving up, even though plans have stalled because of legal problems surrounding the plant that was to be used for the business.

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Photo Of The Day: A Delayed Deluge

July 24, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

Indians have grown increasingly desperate waiting for the long-delayed monsoon, the annual rains that replenish rivers and quench crops to keep this agricultural nation of 1.2 billion fed through the year.

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Improving Food Safety: Insights From Mars' And Dole's Product Recalls

July 24, 2012 9:30 am | by Mike Roberts, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Adverse food safety events can have disastrous effects on branding and profitability. As information today can go viral in a matter of hours, companies in the food and beverage industry are faced with increasing pressures to operate seamlessly, with little or no room for error.

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HACCP Update: Regulatory Compliance

July 24, 2012 8:00 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

The HACCP Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our readers insight into the state of HACCP implementation and compliance across the Industry. We received hundreds of responses to this month's survey on regulatory compliance.

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