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Green Mountain Coffee Gains In 3Q

August 2, 2012 10:02 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. soared 12 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after it reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit and plans to repurchase shares.

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Economic Adulteration: Beyond Melamine

August 2, 2012 10:00 am | by R. J. Packer, PerkinElmer Inc. & F. J. Warren, Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Research Division, School of Medicine, Kings College London | Articles | Comments

By implementing easy-to-use equipment to stop poor-quality, potentially-dangerous ingredients from going into the production lines, fraudulent suppliers can be identified and prosecuted.

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Cheese Maker Sentenced For Buying Tainted Milk

August 2, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

A New Jersey cheese maker that made ricotta cheese from tainted milk has been fined $200,000 and put on four years of probation.

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Horse Owners Support Horse Slaughterhouse

August 2, 2012 9:58 am | by JERI CLAUSING,Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of horse owners and clubs is urging the governor of New Mexico to support a proposed horse slaughterhouse, saying the closing of domestic facilities five years ago has caused "needless suffering under the cruelest of conditions."

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Campbell Soup Partners With Food Bank

August 2, 2012 9:57 am | by GEOFF MULVIHILL,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food Bank of New Jersey is collecting peaches and taking them to Campbell, which is turning them into Just Peachy Salsa, a donated product the food bank can sell for fundraising purposes.

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Chile Outlaws Happy Meal Toys

August 2, 2012 9:49 am | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO,Associated Press | News | Comments

A new law in Chile aims to take some of the fun out of fast-food by forcing McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and other restaurants to stop including toys and other goodies with children's meals.

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Photo Of The Day: Chick-fil-A Controversy Continues

August 2, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Customers stood in a long line to buy meals to show their support for Chick-fil-A, which is currently embroiled in a controversy over same-sex marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

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High Speed Tray Packing Solution

August 2, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TP-35 offers a high speed tray packing solution for aseptic brick boxes.

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Streaming Current Meter

August 2, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Streaming Current Meter (SCM) is a process control instrument designed for water treatment.

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Steam Control System

August 2, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The patented steam control system can steam, blanch, cook and disinfect with the lowest possible consumption of energy.

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Know The Proper Steps To Test For Magnetic Strength

August 1, 2012 12:58 pm | by Bill Dudenhoefer, Separation Manager, Eriez | Articles | Comments

Most industrial magnet manufacturers have adopted standard test equipment that measures the holding force of a magnet. Periodic testing of magnets helps determine whether a magnet needs to be repaired, upgraded or replaced.

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Survey: Labor Productivity Impacts Manufacturing Competitiveness

August 1, 2012 12:58 pm | News | Comments

A new global survey commissioned by Kronos Incorporated and conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights revealed that labor productivity ranked the highest among all 11 countries surveyed as the most important factor for achieving manufacturing success.

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Dispersants May Have Damaged Gulf Food Chain

August 1, 2012 12:53 pm | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY,Associated Press | News | Comments

A study on possible effects of the 2010 BP oil spill indicates dispersants may have killed plankton — some of the ocean's tiniest plants and creatures — and disrupted the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the nation's richest seafood grounds.

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House GOP Won’t Extend Farm Bill

August 1, 2012 12:52 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR,Associated Press | News | Comments

With Republicans badly split over farm subsidies and cutting food stamps, House GOP leaders yesterday decided to drop plans to extend the current farm program for one year and instead will press for immediate help for drought-stricken livestock producers.

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General Mills Completes Acquisition Of Brazilian Food Maker

August 1, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

General Mills Inc. said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Brazilian food company Yoki Alimentos SA.

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Drought Dragging Down Midwestern Economy

August 1, 2012 12:49 pm | News | Comments

The ongoing drought, combined with global economic turmoil, is hurting business in nine Midwest and Plains states and boosting worries about the possibility of another recession, according to a monthly report released Wednesday.

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Consumer Trends: Shoppers More Aware Of Omega-3 Benefits

August 1, 2012 12:46 pm | News | Comments

The number of consumers who perceive omega-3 as a healthy fatty acid rose five points to 84 percent, according to the United Soybean Board's 19th annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition survey.

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Save Time & Money with an Advanced Belt Splicing System

August 1, 2012 12:22 pm | by Flexco | Videos | Comments

Watch this video to learn how you can maximize conveyor belt performance and minimize production interruptions. The Novitool® Aero™ Press from Flexco makes seamless belt splices up to 75% faster than conventional presses. In this video, the Aero Press faces off with a traditional water-cooled press on a typical belt splicing job. See how much more quickly and efficiently the Aero Press performs. Watch the video now! To send an email to Flexco, click here

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Chipotle Cools

August 1, 2012 10:10 am | Videos | Comments

Despite rapid growth, Chipotle recently announced lower-than-projected revenues, leading investors to back off a bit.

What’s The Opportunity Cost Of Bad Cost Information?

August 1, 2012 10:03 am | by Michael Fournier, Founder, Society of Cost Management | Articles | Comments

Let’s face it — the state of costing in almost all U.S. companies today is atrocious. It has not kept pace with advancements in technology or manufacturing.

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