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What's in a Company Logo?

September 12, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

A customer is much more likely to remember your business if you have an eye-catching symbol that goes along with it. This is probably the number one reason why it is important that companies incorporate a logo into their brand image.     

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Vertical Z Conveyor

September 12, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Vertical Z conveyor offers a cost-effective way of moving food product to higher elevations. 

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Cleanable Round Airlock

September 12, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The cleanable round airlock, or CRA, was designed specifically for food, pet food and chemical industry applications, where equipment must meet challenging sanitary requirements.

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PepsiCo Launches 'Purple On!' Anti-Bullying Campaign

September 11, 2014 2:50 pm | by PepsiCo, Inc. | News | Comments

The campaign supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day on October 16, which inspires millions of Americans to wear purple to take a united stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.      

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Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Food Trends

September 11, 2014 2:45 pm | by Weber-Stephen Products LLC | News | Comments

According to the just-released tailgating statistics from the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, the pre-game fare that takes the top spot on the grill is once again the all-American hamburger.         

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In 5-Week Salmonella Trial, Defense Takes 1 Hour

September 11, 2014 2:30 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant.

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Puerto Rican Businessman Pleads Guilty to Selling Putrid Pork

September 11, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Jose Suarez of Joshua Enterprises Inc. could face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to selling meat products unfit for human consumption.                                  

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Dates Extended for Pork Product Recall From Edmonton Retail Store

September 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Vinh Fat Foods originally recalled frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold between July 10 and Sept. 5. On Wednesday, the latter date was extended to Sept. 8. The CFIA has designated the recall a Class 1, or high hazard recall.

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Infographic: From Bud to Bottle, the Life of a Grape

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Vinepair | News | Comments

In order to illustrate how grapes get from vine to glass, here's the story of one little grape, and its journey from birth through its transformation into wine.                            

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Beverages: The Battle Between Shrinking Menus and Demand For Variety

September 11, 2014 11:30 am | by Anne Mills, Consumer Research Manager, Technomic Inc. | Blogs | Comments

While operators are offering more new, unique beverages today, they are also cutting back on offerings. Technomic’s MenuMonitor shows a 3.3 percent decrease in non-alcohol beverage offerings at Top 500 chains from 2013 to 2014.         

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VIDEO: Budweiser Will 'Never Forget' 9/11

September 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Budweiser | Videos | Comments

This Budweiser commercial was aired only once by the large brewing company. The company remarks they only wanted to show tribute and not benefit from it financially. Let us never forget this tragic event.            

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Manufacturers Should Prepare for EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance

September 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

Manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.  This includes manufacturers located within and outside of the EU. 

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Infographic: The World of Food Segmentation

September 11, 2014 9:28 am | by The Hartman Group | News | Comments

The World of Food describes how consumers orient to food, based upon the intensity of their involvement in or commitment to following developments in food culture. Three consumer segments show significant differences in attitudes and behavior that cannot be explained by demographics.

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4 Tips For Choosing Sustainable Wines

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | by Wine Institute | News | Comments

According to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind.             

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Talent Shortages? Blame Salary, Not Just Training

September 11, 2014 9:15 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks.                 

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MGP Offers Food Facilities Non-GMO Proteins, Starches

September 11, 2014 9:09 am | by MGP Ingredients | News | Comments

MGP is uniquely qualified to help address this issue by offering food manufacturers a host of non-GMO solutions for a highly diverse mix of product formulations.                              

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Salmonella Defendant Claims He Was a Customer, Not a Conspirator

September 11, 2014 8:45 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say the Parnell brothers conspired to ship contaminated peanuts and hide positive salmonella tests from customers. The attorney for one of the three people charged in the deadly outbreak says his client was a customer, not a co-conspirator.

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Photo: Illinois Grills Up a 100-Foot-Long Bratwurst

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, Illinois | News | Comments

Silver Creek Saloon in Illinois hosted a practice run for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, by carefully grilling a 100-foot-long bratwurst.            

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VIDEO: How Chocolate is Made

September 11, 2014 8:00 am | by TRR56, Discovery/Science Channel | Videos | Comments

Ever wonder how that delicious chocolate bar was made? Working in a chocolate factory may seem like the ultimate dream if you grew up watching Willy Wonka, but this video shows the tedious processes that confectionery manufacturers undergo each day.

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Explosion Proof Lights

September 11, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This portable LED light is mounted to a four leg aluminum base and has an LED light head measuring 16 inches wide by 14 inches tall. 

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