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16,800 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled For E. Coli

March 27, 2012 10:03 am | News | Comments

Sysco Seattle Inc., a Seattle, Wash. firm, is recalling approximately 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties imported from Canada because they may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

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Former Mafia Land Produces Award-Winning Wines

March 27, 2012 9:59 am | by COLLEEN BARRY,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

This isn't the old-fashioned mob piling the pressure on local farmers. These are new economic cooperatives making prize-winning wines from Italian vineyards cultivated on land once held by the Mafia.

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Maryland Seeks Marine Stewardship Certification For Blue Crab Harvest

March 27, 2012 9:54 am | by ALEX DOMINGUEZ,Associated Press | News | Comments

Maryland is in the early stages of seeking Marine Stewardship Council certification for its blue crab harvest, which one chef predicted would be "huge" in helping sales. The state is seeking the certification as more people become concerned about where their food comes from and how its production affects the environment.

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Kraft CEO Got 17 Percent Pay Boost In 2011

March 27, 2012 9:51 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Inc. gave its CEO a pay package worth $15.7 million in 2011, which represents a 17 percent raise from the previous year. The compensation for Irene Rosenfeld included a salary of $1.5 million, stock and option awards worth $9.7 million and incentive-based compensation of $4.2 million.

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Australian Food Maker Fined $60K After Worker Loses Finger

March 27, 2012 9:48 am | News | Comments

An Australian food manufacturer has been fined $60,000 over an incident that left a worker with a severed finger after it was caught in a machine.

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Photo Of The Day: Sustainable Crabbing

March 27, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Competition is tough when it comes to the canned blue crab, which is one reason Maryland fisheries officials hope to set their catch apart by touting the state's sustainable fishing methods.

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Tasty Import From Taiwan

March 27, 2012 9:30 am | Videos | Comments

Taiwanese dumplings are taking the world by storm, and restaurant Din Tai Fung has grown from a single location to over seventy worldwide by capitalizing on the dumplings' popularity.

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Floor It

March 27, 2012 9:30 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

The typical problem with plant flooring is that it’s nearly impossible to replace without a major shutdown, meaning most plants elect to address the problems of an existing floor with patch work, seals, chemicals or coverings. There’s a lot out there to choose from, so what’s the best solution for you?

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Leading By Example: Green It Like You Mean It

March 27, 2012 9:30 am | by Michelle Labrosse Founder, Cheetah Learning and Cheetah Power & Erica Edmond, CAPM, Cheetah Green Team | Articles | Comments

Once upon a time, the act of saving the environment seemed to be limited to a yearly celebration called Earth Day where, like New Year’s Eve, people made resolutions that they wouldn’t necessarily keep.

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HMI Panel Mount PCs and Monitors

March 26, 2012 4:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Type 4/4X (IP66) VisuNet IND 8200 Series HMI Panel Mount PCs and Monitors are Windows-based, all-in-one panel PC and remote monitors that mount directly to OEM process machinery or manufacturing equipment and interface with the control system.

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Automated Corndog System

March 26, 2012 4:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The PTL-2600 Fully Automated Corndog System has an estimated throughput of 16,000 units per hour.

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Campylobacter Testing

March 26, 2012 4:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The VIDAS is an enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay. Automated system is used for the detection of Campylobacter antigens using the ELFA technique (Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay).

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Large Pouches

March 26, 2012 4:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VOLPAK Large Pouches are cost-effective and efficient method of packaging for applications including yogurt. The packages are shelf-stable and easy to carry for consumers.

Casepacker/Palletizer Solution

March 26, 2012 4:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Add-a-Pal turns a new or existing case packer into an economical case packer and palletizer. The unit is designed as a “plug-in” robotic palletizer. Using PLC controls to operate the palletizer, the newly formed case packer/palletizer system completes case packing and palletizing functions, even in minimal floor space environments.

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Multi-Point Lubrication System

March 26, 2012 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MEMOLUB® MPS (Multi-Point System) is a precise, reliable, and easy to install system that can lubricate from two to 12 lube points with one lubricator. The system consists of a lubricator, a distribution block which  meters the lubricant to all lube points, a mounting bracket and all the push-in tube fittings for the bearings.

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Beef Products Halts Production At Three Plants (UPDATED)

March 26, 2012 1:04 pm | by BETSY BLANEY,Associated Press | News | Comments

The company that makes "pink slime" on Monday suspended operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient.

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Raw Milk Products Recalled For Bacteria

March 26, 2012 12:59 pm | News | Comments

California health officials are recalling raw milk products from a Northern California dairy after bacteria that can cause cramps and other problems was found in its raw cream.

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Cal-Maine Foods 3Q Profit Falls 22 Percent

March 26, 2012 12:57 pm | News | Comments

Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the egg seller and distributor, said Monday that its fiscal third-quarter profit tumbled 22 percent, weighed down by rising feed costs.

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Smucker Buys Stake In Chinese Oatmeal Maker

March 26, 2012 12:55 pm | News | Comments

J.M. Smucker Co. bought a minority stake in the Chinese oatmeal company Guilin Seamild Biologic Technology Development Co. for about $35 million, the company said Monday, marking an initial entry into the Chinese market.

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Alaska Lawmaker Looks To End Food Safety Rules

March 26, 2012 12:51 pm | News | Comments

A North Pole legislator wants to get rid of state safety regulations for food sold by Alaska producers directly to consumers.

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