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UN Limits Melamine In Baby Formula

July 5, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

A U.N. commission has set a recommended limit on the amount of melamine allowed in liquid infant formula after a 2008 scandal in China in which six babies died from drinking formula and milk products containing the industrial chemical.

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British Court Rules Against Anheuser-Busch

July 5, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says a British court has rejected Anheuser-Busch's request to have Budvar's Budweiser trademark declared invalid, in the latest ruling in a long legal battle over the brand name.

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Chestnut Downs 68 Hot Dogs To Claim Title

July 5, 2012 9:44 am | by COLLEEN LONG,Associated Press | News | Comments

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

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UN: Food Prices Down Again

July 5, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

A U.N. agency says world food prices have dropped in June for a third straight month to their lowest level in nearly two years but that dry weather in recent weeks could cause a spike.

Consumers Asked To Pay More To Save Dairy Farms

July 5, 2012 9:41 am | by LISA RATHKE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Keep Local Farms is designed to raise money for struggling New England dairy farms while educating consumers about those family businesses. The program urges colleges, universities and other institutions in New England to charge a little more for milk, with the extra money going to farmers in the region.

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Photo Of The Day: Hot Dog Champion

July 5, 2012 9:37 am | News | Comments

Five-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut celebrated after he won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest on Wednesday at Coney Island.

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Working Stiffs At Age 15

July 5, 2012 8:00 am | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

As college is becoming more and more common, there has been an emergence of a new type of education, or rather a new format; the concept of Technical Education High Schools (TEHS).

The Case Against GMO Labeling

July 5, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

The International Food Information Council Foundation seeks comment from two licensed physicians who oppose GMO labeling.

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Bulk Storage Systems

July 5, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's bulk material storage systems are designed to function as process-critical elements in integrated bulk material processing or packaging operations.

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Personnel Cleaning Station

July 5, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company announces a new, safe-to-operate vacuum designed to clean dust, powders and debris off workers' clothing, eliminating the dangerous practice of self-cleaning with compressed air.

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Wireless Monitoring And Alert System

July 5, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quick Talk™ RQT is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when plant conditions change.

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Feds Declare Disaster Over Damaged Fruit Crops

July 3, 2012 12:34 pm | by JOHN FLESHER,Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government Monday declared Michigan a disaster area because of damage to fruit crops from erratic spring weather, making growers eligible to seek low-interest loans.

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Budvar Ends Distribution Deal With Anheuser-Busch

July 3, 2012 12:32 pm | News | Comments

State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says it is terminating a distribution deal with its U.S. archrival Anheuser-Busch.

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China Fishermen Sue ConocoPhillips Over Spills

July 3, 2012 12:31 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of 30 fishermen from China sued ConocoPhillips in U.S. federal court on Monday, claiming their livelihoods have been greatly impacted by two oil spills last year from the company's offshore drilling operations in northeastern China.

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UPDATE: Brewery To Appeal In Suit Over Beer Name

July 3, 2012 12:30 pm | News | Comments

A Maryland brewery says it plans to appeal a federal judge's decision that Michigan liquor commissioners are immune to a lawsuit over a beer with a name that's offensive to some people.

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Grape Grower To Pay $350K In Harassment Case

July 3, 2012 12:29 pm | News | Comments

One of the country's largest grape growers will pay $350,000 and make changes in company procedures to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

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U.S. Manufacturing Shrinks For First Time In 3 Years

July 3, 2012 12:23 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER,AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening.

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Brewery Loses Lawsuit Over Offensive Label

July 3, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

A judge says Michigan liquor commissioners are immune to a lawsuit over a beer with a name that's offensive to some people.

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Subway To Offer Zero-Calorie Vitaminwater

July 3, 2012 9:45 am | News | Comments

Subway will begin offering zero-calorie Vitaminwater in August as consumers increasingly reach for less sugary drinks to wash down sandwiches and other foods.

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Overabundance Means Cheap Lobster Prices

July 3, 2012 9:42 am | by CLARKE CANFIELD,Associated Press | News | Comments

A glut has driven down lobster prices in Maine — bringing cheer to lobster-loving consumers at the start of the state's tourist season but gloom among lobstermen.

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