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Calif. Vineyard Quarantines Partially Lifted

June 5, 2012 1:12 pm | by TRACIE CONE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Two years of testing and trapping have shown that an invasive species that led to vineyard quarantines across Northern California and threatened the state's wine industry has been eradicated in four of the affected counties, federal officials say.

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FDA Recalls South Korean Shellfish

June 5, 2012 1:09 pm | News | Comments

On Friday, May 25, 2012, at the end of the business day, the FDA issued a Constituent Update on shellfish from Korea. This update supplemented an announcement released on May 18th, clarifying that canned product (now in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea) was considered adulterated. The Constituent Update includes the statement that no U.S. illnesses from the consumption of Korean shellfish have been reported in 2012.

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Half Of New Yorkers Oppose Drink Restrictions

June 5, 2012 1:06 pm | by SAMANTHA GROSS,Associated Press | News | Comments

About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday.

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Sara Lee Names Meat Company

June 5, 2012 1:05 pm | News | Comments

Food company Sara Lee Corp., which is splitting into two businesses later this month, says it is naming its North America company Hillshire Brands Co.

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Disney Bans Junk-Food Ads From Kid Shows

June 5, 2012 1:02 pm | by CANDICE CHOI and J.M. HIRSCH,Associated Press | News | Comments

Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will become the first major media company in the U.S. to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children.

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Consumer Trends: Low-Calorie Sweeteners Deemed Safe

June 5, 2012 12:58 pm | News | Comments

Consumers can safely enjoy a range of sweeteners, both full-calorie and low-calorie ones, as part of a healthy diet guided by current nutrition recommendations, according to a newly updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).

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Starbucks Buys Bakery Chain For $100M

June 5, 2012 9:54 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Starbucks Corp. is looking to offer a more tempting menu, with a $100 million cash deal to buy a small bakery chain.

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Settlement Close In Jensen Farms Lawsuits

June 5, 2012 9:50 am | by DAN ELLIOTT,Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawyers involved in lawsuits against a Colorado farm identified as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak last fall said Monday they were close to a settlement in the case.

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Schools Opt Out Of ‘Pink Slime’

June 5, 2012 9:46 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. Only three states — Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota — chose to order beef that may contain the filler.

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Grain Elevator Explosion Victim Remains Devastated

June 5, 2012 9:44 am | by DON BABWIN,Associated Press | News | Comments

A man who was badly burned when an Illinois grain elevator exploded two years ago knows he may ultimately get a big chunk of the $181 million that a federal jury awarded him and two co-workers who were seriously injured in the blast. He just doesn't know how much good it will do him.

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Pet Care President Indicted For Mail Fraud

June 5, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

The indictment alleges that the president of Spectrum Pet Care, which makes pet food and treats, lied to investors about the company's financial condition and how the funds would be used.

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Photo Of The Day: Schools Turn Up Noses At LFTB

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn’t contain the product known as lean finely textured beef.

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Get The Most Intelligence Value From Existing ERP Data

June 5, 2012 8:30 am | by Matt Walker, EVP of Supply Chain, TAKE Solutions | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers pursue performance improvements in cost, quality and delivery, they often find that data collected from their ERP systems do not provide an effective level of manufacturing intelligence. 

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Social Soda

June 5, 2012 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

Coca-Cola's CEO talks about the company's evolving relationship with social media and how effective use of these platforms has strengthened the company's relationship with consumers.

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Film Support Fixture

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

The TA-FSF Film Support Fixture is designed to test the rupture strength, resilience and relaxation properties of thin films and similar products.

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Bulk Material Handling

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

Company's engineers are uniquely qualified to handle and store all dry ingredients.

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Food & Beverage Tubing

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

FB70-PVC tubing for food and beverage applications is made from FDA Title 21 approved ingredients and is listed with NSF. Under NSF-51 requirements, the product has been certified for use in dairy, alcohol (less than 8%), acidic and non-acidic applications.

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Mexican Foods Manufacturer to Implement Ross Enterprise

June 4, 2012 4:08 pm | News | Comments

CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced that Ramona’s Mexican Food Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty Mexican foods, plans to implement Ross Enterprise to manage its growth, while helping to improve efficiency, reduce costs, facilitate compliance and mitigate risk.

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Retailers, Customers Welcome Wash. Private Liquor Sales

June 4, 2012 1:51 pm | by ELAINE THOMPSON and SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers lined up Friday at retail stores across Washington to buy spirits for the first time outside state-run stores, and retailers highlighted their liquor deals with full-page newspaper ads, radio spots, banners and special events.

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Wal-Mart CEO: Company Committed To Integrity

June 4, 2012 12:56 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke says the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico.

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