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Sanitary Feeder

July 26, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MECHATRON® 3-A feeder was designed specifically for use in food and dairy industry process applications where equipment must meet 3-A sanitary levels or equivalent.

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Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Improved In July

July 25, 2012 1:12 pm | News | Comments

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.5, up from the June index of 48.5, and reflects continuing concern over external economic factors and regulatory and political uncertainty.

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Political Analysts To Speak At Frozen Foods Convention

July 25, 2012 1:07 pm | News | Comments

Chris Wallace, Donna Brazile and Pat Buchanan will keynote the 2012 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention in Washington, DC. On October 8 & 9 at the Marriott Wardman Park, they will share their insights on the upcoming 2012 Presidential election.

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NRA Says Sugary Drinks Ban Unfairly Targets Restaurants

July 25, 2012 1:03 pm | News | Comments

New York's proposed beverage ban is a misguided and ineffective tactic against obesity and unfairly targets the restaurant industry, the National Restaurant Association told the New York Department of Health in a public hearing on the proposal yesterday.

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Pork Board Responds To Video Of Alleged Abuse

July 25, 2012 1:00 pm | News | Comments

The National Pork Board disagrees with the portrayal of pork production shown in a video produced by Mercy for Animals and released last week.

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72K Pounds Of Meat Recalled For Listeria

July 25, 2012 12:57 pm | News | Comments

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with listeria.

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Consumer Trends: Shoppers Pay More Attention To Nutrition

July 25, 2012 12:45 pm | News | Comments

Nutrition continues to drive decision making in supermarket aisles across the country, according to Shopping for Health 2012, the 20th in a yearly study released by the Food Marketing Institute and Prevention magazine.

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Katy Perry To Endorse Popchips

July 25, 2012 10:03 am | News | Comments

According to a company statement released Wednesday, the pop star has become an investor and representative for the chips. Perry says she'll be its creative partner.

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Menu Label Requirements Lead To Healthier Options

July 25, 2012 10:01 am | News | Comments

A new study has evaluated the real-life impact of menu labeling in King County, Washington, after new regulations were implemented, and has found some improvement, although most entrées continue to exceed recommended nutritional guidelines.

Chobani Opening ‘Yogurt Bar’ In NYC

July 25, 2012 9:55 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The country's top Greek yogurt maker, Chobani, is opening up its first "yogurt bar" in New York City on Wednesday as it looks to strengthen its position in a rapidly growing market. Dannon, a long-time industry giant, also opened up a shop in New York City earlier this month called The Yogurt Culture Company that serves both fresh Greek and traditional varieties.

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PepsiCo Profit Falls 21 Percent

July 25, 2012 9:52 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

PepsiCo Inc.'s second-quarter profit fell 21 percent as costs to restructure its business and a stronger dollar ate into results.

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Pros, Cons Presented On NYC Sugary Drink Ban

July 25, 2012 9:49 am | by SAMANTHA GROSS,Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing Tuesday, saying the plan would protect the public, while opponents accused the city of playing Big Brother and wondered what tasty but unhealthy foods might be targeted next.

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Photo Of The Day: Greek Yogurt Bar

July 25, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Chobani is opening up its first "yogurt bar" in New York City on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 as it looks to strengthen its position in a rapidly growing market.

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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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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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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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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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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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