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Photo Of The Day: Studying Junk Food Laws

August 13, 2012 9:54 am | News | Comments

According to the first large study of states’ laws governing the sale of junk food and drinks in U.S. public schools, these regulations may help curb childhood obesity.

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Keep Fleets Moving For Big Performance Gains

August 13, 2012 9:39 am | by Brad Hudson, Marketing Specialist, Vehicle Weighing Segment, METTLER TOLEDO | Articles | Comments

Newer technologies, such as self-monitoring load cells and the elimination of troublesome junction boxes, help keep truck scales operating and ensure in-plant performance gains are not made in vain.

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Chocolate Health Claims

August 13, 2012 9:35 am | Videos | Comments

A European chocolatier has received approval to market its products as beneficial for blood circulation. What could this mean for future health claims?

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LED Strobe Light

August 13, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The explosion-proof LED strobe light features non-metallic housing designed to resist the damaging effects of corrosive chemicals, vapors and salt water.

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Condensate Pump

August 13, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PTF4 Pivotrol® is a high-capacity pressure powered condensate pump which covers a wider motive pressure range.

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Horizontal Flow Wrapper

August 13, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Pioneer Horizontal Flow Wrapper features a sanitary modular design with cantilevered components.

Canadian Fishermen Boiling Mad Over Maine Lobsters

August 10, 2012 12:31 pm | by CLARKE CANFIELD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen in the past few days have angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada that turn out lobster products for U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.

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Study: Sugar & HFCS Don't Impede Weight Loss In Low Calorie Diet

August 10, 2012 12:28 pm | News | Comments

A new study published in Nutrition Journal shows that people can lose weight while consuming typical amounts of sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) if their overall caloric intake is reduced.

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Craft Brew Alliance Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

August 10, 2012 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Craft Brew Alliance , Inc., an independent craft brewing company, reported net sales of $82.8 million and net income of $1.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, as compared with net sales of $73.8 million and net income of $8.2 million a year ago.

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USDA Cuts Corn Outlook As Drought Takes Toll

August 10, 2012 12:21 pm | by JIM SUHR, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The government slashed its expectations for U.S. corn and soybean production for the second consecutive month Friday, predicting what could be the lowest average corn yield in more than 15 years as the worst drought in decades continued punishing key farm states.

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Grainger Presents Lighting Readiness Questionnaire

August 10, 2012 12:16 pm | News | Comments

The next phase of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) energy-efficiency lighting legislation went into effect on July 14, 2012 and requires all impacted lighting to be manufactured to be more energy-efficient.

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CDC Software & Consona Corporation Merge, Form Aptean

August 10, 2012 12:11 pm | News | Comments

CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Corporation (Consona), both enterprise application software (EAS) providers of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced they have merged to form Aptean.

Q&A: Meat And Poultry Trends

August 10, 2012 12:08 pm | by Jerry Kelly, National Retail Account Manager, Sealed Air’s Cryovac | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing spoke with Jerry Kelly of Sealed Air’s Cryovac about the 2012 Power of Meat Report, a survey which explores consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviors regarding meat and poultry, food shopping and preparation.

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Consumer Trends: Female And Older Consumers More Likely To Buy Local

August 10, 2012 12:00 pm | News | Comments

A new study found that farmers should be marketing more to female and older consumers because they are more likely to buy local products, and that farmers should promote local agriculture in their marketing messages.

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Managing Change For Improving Operational Performance

August 10, 2012 9:54 am | by Paul Glover, Founder of The Glover Group | Articles | Comments

We often ask if employees are ready for change. We sometimes assume that employees may feel uneasy when a goal or procedure alters, and while that may be true, before we ask if an employee is ready for change the more important question to ask first is if you, as a manager, are ready.

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Rx: An Apple A Day

August 10, 2012 9:48 am | Videos | Comments

Some Doctors in Washington D.C. are writing prescriptions redeemable for fruit and vegetables through a joint program between Unity Health Care and community non-profits.

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Photo Of The Day: Drought-Tolerant Cattle

August 10, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

Gill has been cross breeding cattle with more drought tolerant breeds that can withstand heat and droughts better. Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather.

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Monster Shares Drop On 2Q Miss

August 10, 2012 9:31 am | News | Comments

Monster Beverage Corp. reported explosive growth in its second quarter as consumers downed more of its energy drinks, but its shares fell in after-hours trading Wednesday as the results missed analysts' expectations.

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Dean Foods Shares Skyrocket On IPO

August 10, 2012 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dean Foods Co.'s shares skyrocketed Wednesday after it posted a better-than-expected second-quarter profit, raised its full-year guidance and announced the initial public offering of one of its subsidiaries.

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Treehouse Cuts Profit Outlook Citing Soup Sales

August 10, 2012 9:27 am | News | Comments

Shares of Treehouse Foods Inc. fell Wednesday after the company cut its forecast for the year and said it was shutting down two plants in part because of declining soup sales.

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