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InBev To Buy Out Modelo For $20.1 Billion

June 29, 2012 8:39 am | by TOBY STERLING,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA agreed Friday to buy the half of Corona maker Grupo Modelo it doesn't already own for $20.1 billion in cash, in a deal that will greatly increase the size and dominance of the world's largest brewer.


Constellation Buying Rest Of Crown For $1.85B

June 29, 2012 8:37 am | News | Comments

Constellation Brands is buying the remaining 50 percent stake of Crown Imports LLC that it doesn't already own from Anheuser-Busch for $1.85 billion, giving it more U.S. control over Corona beers and other breweries.


Air Differential Pressure Transmitters

June 29, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ProSense DPTA series differential air pressure transmitters are precision-engineered for accurate low differential pressure management of air and non-condensing, non-corrosive gases.


Instant Hand Sanitizer

June 29, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer is designed to offer unprecedented germ-fighting qualities and a skin-friendly formulation.


Bulk Bag & Drum Filling System

June 29, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stainless steel filling system with pivoting drum fill adaptor allows filling of various sizes of bulk bags and drums.


Mass. Fishermen Drop Suit Aimed At Cape Wind

June 28, 2012 12:58 pm | by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Martha's Vineyard fishermen on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit aimed at derailing the planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm, saying they will instead work with the developers on ways to co-exist.


Bad Weather Causes 90 Percent Michigan Apple Loss

June 28, 2012 12:40 pm | News | Comments

Michigan's apple crop will be about 90 percent smaller than usual this year because of spring weather damage. The Michigan Apple Committee says it's the biggest apple crop loss since the 1940s.


Northwest Sees Record Returns Of Sockeye Salmon

June 28, 2012 12:37 pm | by JEFF BARNARD,AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Record numbers of a once-waning population of sockeye salmon have been returning to the Northwest's Columbia Basin this summer, with thousands more crossing the river's dams in a single day than the total numbers seen in some previous years.


IFT Launches Campaign Touting Food Science

June 28, 2012 12:35 pm | News | Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today launched a new public education campaign called ”A World Without Food Science” that will aim to generate greater awareness of the role food science plays in ensuring a nutritious, safe and abundant food supply.


Wall Street Trims General Mills' Profit Outlooks

June 28, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

A quarterly revenue shortfall and a disappointing outlook for the year led several analysts to trim their outlooks for General Mills Inc. early Thursday.

Q&A: Food And Beverage Industry Outlook

June 28, 2012 12:04 pm | by Patrick Dolan, Leader of U.S. Food, Drink and Consumer Goods, KPMG | Articles | Comments

KPMG recently conducted its 4th Annual Food & Beverage Industry Outlook survey, in which the company polled 103 food and beverage executives in the United States, asking about capital spending, hiring practices and economic trends.

Consumer Trends: Organic Dairy Market Continues To Grow

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm | News | Comments

The global demand for organic foods and beverages has been steadily increasing over the last decade. Growing awareness regarding health benefits as well as the adverse effects of pesticide residues have been the key factors behind this growth.


Food Safety Without Food Science?

June 28, 2012 10:24 am | Videos | Comments

Robert Brackett, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Institute for Food Safety & Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, tells us how food science keeps our food supply safe.


Q&A: High Pressure Processing Solutions

June 28, 2012 10:09 am | by Greg Zaja, Vice President, American Pasteurization Company | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing spoke with Greg Zaja of APC about the latest HPP technologies available for food processors.


Organic Sprouts Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

June 28, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

As a precautionary measure, Banner Mountain Sprouts is voluntarily recalling organic sprouts because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Palm Oil Giant Felda Soars In Stock Market Debut

June 28, 2012 9:44 am | by EILEEN NG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Malaysian palm oil giant Felda soared as much as 20 percent in their first day of trading Thursday, overcoming weakness in global stock markets after the company completed the world's biggest IPO this year after Facebook.

Hillshire To Debut Amid Acquisition Speculation

June 28, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

Hillshire Brands Co. is set make its debut as a public company Friday after spinning off from Sara Lee Corp., and speculation about it being an acquisition target is already under way.

SD Board Approves Increase In Livestock Fee

June 28, 2012 9:38 am | by CHET BROKAW, Associated Press | News | Comments

A state board on Wednesday approved a compromise plan to raise the fee for brand inspections that are designed to prevent theft of cattle and horses in western South Dakota.


W.Va. To Cut Food Tax Again

June 28, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

West Virginia is scheduled to shave another percentage point off the sales tax on groceries July 1. This latest cut will reduce the so-called food tax to one penny per dollar spent.

Photo Of The Day: Baking With Robots

June 28, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

Ontario's Conestoga College Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) features a "de-panning cupcakes" machine that was developed by students working with an Ontario food company.



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