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Sausage Makers Settle Dust-Up Over 'Backyard Brat'

November 13, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Wisconsin sausage companies have settled their legal battle over who can call their product a "backyard brat."

12 Best Practices Of Inventory Optimization

November 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Hill | Articles | Comments

Inventory managers are faced with the challenge of managing tens or hundreds of thousands of items, each with their own characteristics, requiring complex and time-consuming calculations. Without a structured methodology and powerful analytical tools, the proactive management of large inventories becomes an impossible task. 


North Dakota Flour Mill Expansion Will Make it Biggest in US

November 13, 2015 7:45 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota's state-owned flour mill, which has stood for nearly a century as a symbol of the state's socialist past, is coming off a record year and is poised to become the largest wheat-grinding facility in the nation, its chief executive said Thursday.


Infographic: Facts About Pizza You Never Knew

November 13, 2015 7:30 am | by Lavu, Inc. | News | Comments

This interesting infographic contains some facts about pizza you need to know.

Stanchion-Mounted Explosion-Proof LED Light

November 13, 2015 7:00 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

In response to an ongoing demand for versatile mounting options, this company has announced the addition of its new stanchion mounted explosion proof LED light.

When Does IoT Make Sense?

November 12, 2015 4:30 pm | by Mitch Maiman, President & Co-Founder, Intelligent Product Solutions | Articles | Comments

With all the purported benefits of making any object into a "connected" object, you might think there's no product in the world that shouldn't be IoT-enabled. Yet it's worth pausing to ask whether it truly makes sense to design and produce an IoT solution.


Foodborne Illness Continues to Plague Food Chains

November 12, 2015 4:04 pm | by Lockton | News | Comments

Restaurants might lose more profit than they thought.


Big Beer Merger Leaves Future Uncertain for Competitors

November 12, 2015 4:00 pm | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years and have loyal drinkers around the world. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such mid-size brewers without a clear way forward.


More Than a Dozen Stores Rid of Tainted Beef from Omaha Supplier

November 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a dozen Nebraska and Council Bluffs grocery stores have eliminated tainted beef from suppliers that used products from an Omaha meat-processing facility.


Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Pie

November 12, 2015 9:30 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.

Sugar Program Draws Cruz's Ire, Remains Popular in Congress

November 12, 2015 9:20 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry.


Group Unveils Undercover Video from Minnesota Slaughterhouse

November 12, 2015 9:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it saw "completely unacceptable" actions depicted on an animal welfare group's undercover video from a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods.


The Best for Cost-Effectiveness, Bar None

November 12, 2015 8:45 am | by Josua Schwab, Product Manager, Bosch Packaging Systems AG | Articles | Comments

Technology breakthroughs enable bar manufacturers to save costs.


KFC to Deliver Buckets of Fried Chicken on Demand

November 12, 2015 8:40 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Colonel Sanders wants to come to your home: KFC says it will start delivering its buckets of fried chicken to customers in two U.S. cities.

10 Questions to Ask to Determine Whether Your Plant Needs a Color Coding Plan

November 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Bob Serfas, R.S. Quality Products | Articles | Comments

As a food manufacturer, you should always be looking for ways to improve your sanitation and safety standards. Many companies have already implemented color coding plans to help to do this. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself to see if you should consider implementing a color coding plan at your plant.


Kroger to Buy Roundy's for $178M to Expand in Midwest

November 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kroger said Wednesday that it plans to buy fellow grocer Roundy's for about $178 million to expand in the Midwest.


Eaters Head to Chipotle as it Reopens in Pacific Northwest

November 11, 2015 3:50 pm | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers returned to Pacific Northwest Chipotle restaurants on Wednesday as the chain reopened after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people to Washington state and Oregon.


Campbell's Chicken Soup Changes Recipe to Adapt to Changing Tastes

November 11, 2015 3:45 pm | by NBC News | Videos | Comments

Brands like Campbell’s Soup are stripping their products of additives in an effort to increase sales with consumers who’ve lost their appetite for anything artificial. Find out more by watching this video from NBC News.


Are Consumers Blind to Ingredient Information?

November 11, 2015 3:30 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

New research shows that very few consumers look at on-package ingredients for health information. Find out more by watching this video from The Lempert Report.


Beer Merger Will Not Bring Budweiser, Miller Under Same Roof

November 11, 2015 9:39 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's two biggest beer makers will join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. But in the U.S., the deal will not bring arch rivals Budweiser and Miller under the same roof.



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