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Photo Of The Day: Starbucks Partners With China

February 9, 2012 9:54 am | News | Comments

Starbucks and Ai Ni Group join government officials in Kunming to sign joint-venture agreement to bring China's Yunnan coffee to the world.

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How Core Values Drive Sales Performance

February 9, 2012 9:30 am | by John Treace | Articles | Comments

For any sales team, the primary objective is to predictably and consistently produce sales, within budget and in accordance with our forecasts. Core values, and the company culture they support, are the most important ingredient in achieving predictability and consistency in the actions that bring about the results we want.

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How Public Health Threats Remain Secret

February 9, 2012 9:30 am | Videos | Comments

An October 2011 Salmonella outbreak has been connected with fast food giant Taco Bell. Diane Sawyer reports on how the sources of these outbreaks can remain secret.

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Cable Carrier

February 8, 2012 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The System E6.1 Energy Chain® cable carrier is easy to assemble and weighs up to 37% less than its predecessor. The system is ideal for applications requiring quiet, low-vibration cable management at high speeds and accelerations.

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Molecular Detection System

February 8, 2012 3:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Molecular Detection System is powered by Isothermal DNA Amplification and Bioluminescence Detection to provide a fast, accurate solution. With one protocol assay and fewer steps than most tests, the system makes it easy to train employees.

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High-Temperature Resistant Labels

February 8, 2012 3:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Computer printable labels feature a permanent high-strength adhesion during extreme temperatures up to 388°C, providing heat-resistant product identification. The product fully conforms to environment legislation such as RoHS, REACH and WEE.

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Intelligent Servo Drive

February 8, 2012 2:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The iPOS3602 MX is designed for motion control applications where space is critical. The unit can be integrated within seconds to the user's motherboard or PCB machine. All basic motor control functions, as well as motion control and PLC features, are embedded onto this unit, which measures 55 x 26 x 13 mm and 10 g.

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PLC-Based Control Solution

February 8, 2012 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Simatic® Converting Toolbox module is a PLC-based control solution used in applications with a PLC as the central control system in which process controls are implemented. The module offers the capability to integrated full converting lines and machines centralized on the brand's platform.

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Stainless Steel Cabinets

February 8, 2012 2:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for various process and water-related industries, the HN4_SS series of stainless steel two door cabinets can be mounted on walls or equipment. Designed to house electrical, electronic, hydraulic or pneumatic controls and instruments installed in harsh industrial environments, the range is available as standard in 12 different sizes ranging from 24" x 42" x 8" to 42" x 60" x 12".

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California Ripe Olive Growers Produce $493.6 Million In Economic Impact

February 8, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

California's ripe olive growers have a significant impact on the state's economy, yielding nearly $493.6 million in annual economic activity – or nearly $1.4 million dollars each day of the year – as a result of grower spending, according to a newly released report commissioned by the California Olive Committee (COC) and conducted by Dennis H. Tootelian, Ph.D., Tootelian & Associates.

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Pet Owners Search For Healthier Food, Other Products

February 8, 2012 12:43 pm | by AMY LORENTZEN | News | Comments

Like many pet owners, customers at April Lawrence's pet bakery and boutique in central Iowa want the best for their four-legged family members. That means high-quality, safe and eco-friendly products, from organic food and treats to BPA-free toys and water dishes. And they don't mind paying extra. 

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Yum Brands Rides Wave Of Overseas Growth

February 8, 2012 12:40 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press | News | Comments

Yum Brands Inc., the owner of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, said Tuesday it's on course to deliver another hefty round of restaurant growth overseas in 2012, led by its insatiable China market and its emerging business in India.

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USDA Imposes Sanctions On Four Produce Businesses

February 8, 2012 12:34 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

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IFT Comments On Reducing Sodium Consumption

February 8, 2012 12:27 pm | News | Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) recently submitted comments to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) offering scientific perspective and practical insights on reducing sodium consumption in the United States.

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Consumer Trends: Hispanic Traditions Influence Nation’s Eating Patterns

February 8, 2012 12:15 pm | News | Comments

Hispanics now comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population and the U.S. Census indicates the U.S. Hispanic population is expected to grow 34 percent from 2010 to 2020. The NPD Group, a leading market research company that has been tracking America’s eating behaviors for the last three decades, is finding that the growth of the U.S. Hispanic population combined with their adherence to dining traditions is beginning to influence national consumption patterns.

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Dog Loves Food In Strange Way

February 8, 2012 11:00 am | Videos | Comments

Tiger, the canine star of the Food on My Dog blog, always has the food industry on her mind.

Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recalled

February 8, 2012 10:03 am | News | Comments

A South Carolina company is recalling about 2,800 of its chicken salad sandwiches because of concerns about possible listeria contamination.

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Global Dairy Industry Growth Looks Strong But Uneven

February 8, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

A new report from Rabobank's global Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory department examines the global dairy industry, forecasting growth that will be enviable but uneven, and skewed to emerging markets. 

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Tony Packo's Sells After Family Feud

February 8, 2012 9:58 am | by JOHN SEEWER,Associated Press | News | Comments

A hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" has been sold after a yearlong family feud over ownership. Representatives of a private restaurant group in Toledo said Monday they have finalized their $5.5 million purchase of the Tony Packo's chain, whose future had been in doubt since a bank foreclosed on its loans and a court-appointed third party was put in charge. 

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'Cupcake Wars' Judge Settles Lawsuit Over Naming Rights

February 8, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

A judge on the Food Network reality television show "Cupcake Wars" has resolved her lawsuit with a Connecticut cupcake store over its name. Candace Nelson's company, Sprinkles Cupcakes, settled its federal trademark infringement lawsuit against a store named Pink Sprinkles last week. The lawsuit claimed the similarity in names was likely to cause confusion in the marketplace.

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