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VIDEO: Texas Wineries Pour Ingenuity Into Wild West

April 10, 2015 10:35 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

When you think American wines, your taste buds might expect something from Napa or Sonoma, but it might be time to raise a glass to Texas. Manuel Bojorquez reports on winemakers in the Lone Star State.

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Vendor Management a Key Component of Effective HACCP Plan

April 10, 2015 10:19 am | by Mandy VanHaitsma, Marketing Coordinator, Columbian Logistics Network | Articles | Comments

For a truly effective HACCP plan, companies must formalize vendor policies and communication with vital service partners.

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First Report of a New Crop Virus in North America

April 10, 2015 10:05 am | by INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN | News | Comments

Scientists reported evidence of a new mastrevirus. Other members of the mastrevirus genus, a group of DNA viruses, are known to be responsible for decimating yields in staple food crops (including corn, wheat and sugarcane) throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. It has never been reported in North America before.

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Inspection Found No Issues at Blue Bell Oklahoma Plant

April 10, 2015 9:10 am | by DAVID WARREN, JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.

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How 3D Printing is Complementing the Refrigeration Design Process

April 10, 2015 8:25 am | by Phillip Rowley, Stellar | Articles | Comments

Headlines have been hot with 3D printing news, toying with opinions on how the technology could affect the everyday consumer experience.

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Oregon Ballot Initiative Could Allow GMO Restrictions

April 10, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances. Although experts said passage of the proposal would likely affect state laws, proponents focused largely on the potential ability of local governments to restrict GMOs.

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Bird Flu Found on at Least 15 Turkey Farms in Midwest

April 10, 2015 7:59 am | by KEVIN BURBACH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has been confirmed in a second commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota and preliminary tests have confirmed the presence of some form of bird flu at a North Dakota farm, bringing to at least 15 the number of Midwest farms infected in the latest outbreak.

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60 Watt LED Work Light on Quadpod

April 10, 2015 7:55 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 60 watt base stand LED work area light mounted atop an extendable quadpod equipped with a retractable cord reel.

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HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors

April 10, 2015 7:40 am | by QC Industries Conveyors | Product Releases | Comments

HydroClean Sanitary conveyors are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled completely without tools to make cleaning quick and easy. These conveyors are perfect for packaging and food processing applications.

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Navajo Junk Food Tax Gets Mixed Reviews

April 9, 2015 3:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The sprawling Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S. implemented a 2 percent sales tax within its reservation on a wide range of products — including desserts, fried foods and sweetened beverages — beginning in March.

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Embedded Technology Will Enable the IoT

April 9, 2015 3:30 pm | by Wayne Warren | Articles | Comments

There is no doubt that IoT represents a significant challenge for data management and analysis. And as the volume of data being generated grows exponentially, the problem can only become more acute.

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Infographic: The State of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 9, 2015 2:45 pm | by IMPO | Blogs | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think.

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Is Obesity Inevitable?

April 9, 2015 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Most Americans believe they eat a well-balanced diet. But Dr. Ian White, an intensive care specialist, says he finds that laughable. "We eat when we feel like it because food is always available," White said.

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Judge Rejects Proposed Settlement to Northeast Dairy Farmers

April 9, 2015 1:57 pm | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between cooperative Dairy Farmers of America and Northeast dairy farmers over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers.

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European Regulators Find Few Violations of Pesticide Standards

April 9, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The European Food Safety Authority's latest analysis examined nearly 81,000 samples from 27 EU member nations as well as Iceland and Norway, including apples, cabbage, leeks, lettuce, milk, peaches, pork, rye, oats, strawberries, tomatoes and wine.

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Mountain Dew Brings Back 'Baja Blast' and Introduces New 'Sangrita Blast'

April 9, 2015 12:20 pm | by Mountain Dew | News | Comments

You begged for it, you dyed your hair blue for it, you even bathed in it – and Mountain Dew heard you loud and clear. The tropical lime flavored beverage — which was introduced 11 years ago exclusively at Taco Bell — will hit shelves nationwide starting on April 20.

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Bacardi to Lay Off 10 Percent of North American Workforce

April 9, 2015 11:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bermudan spirits giant Bacardi indicated it would lay off about 10 percent of its employees in North America this week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Jennie-O Turkey Farm in Minn. Hit By Deadly Bird Flu

April 9, 2015 10:35 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry, this time in a large Jennie-O-Turkey Store operation that has 310,000 turkeys, federal authorities and company officials said.

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Pinnacle Foods Plans to Double Workforce at Illinois Factory

April 9, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods Inc. has completed a $50 million expansion at its plant in the Fayette County town. On Wednesday company officials announced they were adding 90 jobs at the facility. That's more than twice the current 85 employees.

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Did You Know That You Are in the Hardware Store Business?

April 9, 2015 9:40 am | by George Krauter | Articles | Comments

Consider the essential considerations that companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware chains must employ in order to maintain a profitable scenario. Now compare the situation in the many MRO store rooms. The word “store” is the operative word here, because the MRO storeroom is in fact a “store.”

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