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Hot Air Bag Sealer

August 30, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Washdown Bag Sealer features stainless steel construction in combination with advanced air flow and push button controls which ensure performance in demanding applications.

Guar Gum Extender

August 30, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ticaloid Lite Powder is a guar gum extender for the baking industry. This product, while containing limited amounts of guar gum, delivers the functional benefits of guar gum using other gums instead of guar gum.

Volumetric Screw Feeder

August 30, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PPS Volumetric Screw Feeder (VSF) serves the bulk material handling industry as a medium- to high-capacity feeder that meets 3-A sanitary standard 81-00.

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Subtle Sweetener

August 30, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

TreattSweet™ is specially developed to work in combination with high-intensity sweeteners such as Stevia. It is a non-caloric blend of all-natural essences which smoothes out the sweetness profile and undesirable lingering characteristics associated with these ingredients.

Dry Ingredient Depositor

August 30, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's dry ingredient depositor is ideal for dry, free-flowing products such as sugar, sprinkles, chocolate chips, oat flakes, sliced nuts, dry low-fat streusel and flour.

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Temperature Sensors

August 30, 2012 2:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

1-Wire temperature sensors are industrial-grade units that can tie into existing GPS systems to provide temperature monitoring capabilities.

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Brown-Forman Posts 1Q Growth

August 29, 2012 12:44 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor producer Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income surged 25 percent, spiked by double-digit sales growth for its flagship Jack Daniel's whiskey brand and a recent price increase for many of its premium brands.

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Long-Delayed Beef Plant Still Without Opening Date

August 29, 2012 12:42 pm | News | Comments

A long-delayed South Dakota beef-processing plant given new life when Korean investors took over in 2009 is without an announced opening date more than six years after it was first proposed. Land for the $109 million Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen was secured in 2006.

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Last Meals: Condemned Inmates Go For Comfort Foods

August 29, 2012 12:39 pm | by MICHAEL HILL,Associated Press | News | Comments

French fries, soda, ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, steak and pie are commonly requested items among inmates imminently facing execution, according to Cornell University researchers who studied 193 last meal requests in the United States.

Kraft To Close Arkansas Facility

August 29, 2012 12:37 pm | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Group officials say the company's manufacturing facility in Bentonville will close next year.Spokeswoman Joyce Hodel told KHOG-TV Tuesday that 60 employees at the facility have been informed of the company's plans.

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Hillshire Delays Filing Due To Investigation

August 29, 2012 12:34 pm | News | Comments

The Hillshire Brands Co., the former North American business of Sara Lee Corp., which split into two separate companies in June, said Tuesday it will be late filing its annual report with the Securities and Exchange commission for the fiscal year ended June 30, due to an investigation in Brazil.

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Consumer Trends: Ready-To-Drink Tea And Coffee Market Growing

August 29, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee are widely gaining popularity due to fast and busy lifestyles and consumer desire to substitute to carbonated drinks. RTD tea is especially looked by the consumers in orient as a health drink. RTD coffee is perceived as an instant energy source and it makes the consumer more alert.

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Poultry Shares Rise On Sanderson

August 29, 2012 9:58 am | News | Comments

Shares of poultry producers rose on Tuesday after Sanderson Farms Inc. said it returned to a profit in the fiscal third quarter, helped by improving market conditions. Poultry and meat producers have suffered from high costs for feed and flat demand for poultry, but the pressure is slowly easing. Sanderson Farms' results beat analyst expectations and shares rose nearly 9 percent in afternoon trading.

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Salmonella At Chamberlain Farms Matches Outbreak Strain

August 29, 2012 9:56 am | by RICK CALLAHAN,Associated Press | News | Comments

A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed two Kentucky residents, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Salmonella collected from Chamberlain Farms in Owensville matches the "DNA fingerprint" of the salmonella strain responsible for sickening 178 people.

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Campbell To Roll Out Special-Edition Cans

August 29, 2012 9:54 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Campbell Soup is tapping Andy Warhol for another 15 minutes of fame.The world's biggest soup maker plans to introduce special-edition cans of its condensed tomato soup bearing labels reminiscent of the pop artist's paintings at Target stores starting Sunday. The 1.2 million cans will cost 75 cents each.

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NY Probes Energy Drink Industry

August 29, 2012 9:50 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY,Associated Press | News | Comments

High-octane energy drinks including 5-Hour Energy and Monster that promise healthy bursts of energy are getting pulled over in New York. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued subpoenas this summer to the drinks' makers, according to a person familiar with the inquiry, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation hasn't yet been made public.

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73 Sickened By Salmonella-Tainted Mangoes

August 29, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are still probing what prompted the outbreak of salmonella Braenderup cases in California. They are trying to identify which specific mango brands or sources might be tied to the illnesses.

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Photo Of The Day: Campbell Channels Andy Warhol

August 29, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

In this photograph taken Aug. 24, 2012, new limited edition Campbell's tomato soup cans with art and sayings by artist Andy Warhol are seen at Campbell Soup Company in Camden, N.J. Campbell plans to introduce the special-edition cans of its condensed tomato soup bearing labels reminiscent of the pop artist's paintings at Target stores starting Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

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Drunk Man Kills 70,000 Chickens

August 29, 2012 9:25 am | Videos | Comments

Joshua Shelton of Delmar, Md., drunkenly stumbled onto a chicken farm on Saturday night and turned off power to three chicken houses. The power supply controlled the houses' supply of food, water and cooling fans, and by morning nearly all 70,000 birds inside were dead.

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To Maintain Or Not To Maintain Your ERP System

August 29, 2012 8:00 am | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Assessing the overall effectiveness and future potential of an existing ERP system is a task easier said than done. It’s no secret that advancements in ERP technology and ever-evolving market trends are leading some manufacturers to review the overall effectiveness of the systems they employ today.

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