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Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagging Machine

June 23, 2015 7:45 am | by Rovema North America | Product Releases | Comments

The BVR 230 VFFS Bagging Machine is a continuous vertical form-fill-seal machine that is geared to the needs of the snack food sector.

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Arc Flash Labeling Best Practice Guide

June 23, 2015 7:25 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

Graphic Products has released an Arc Flash Labeling Best Practice Guide as a safety training resource to help companies prevent workplace injuries and fatalities, and comply with applicable OSHA standards.

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7 Eater Archetypes Define Foodservice Consumer Landscape

June 22, 2015 2:10 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Operators need to know who their customers are and what drives them to dine out. To help industry stakeholders get ahead of consumer expectation, Technomic's Consumer4Sight established the 7 Eater Archetype (EAT) segments that compose the foodservice consumer landscape.

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What's Behind the Healthy Food Labeling Trend?

June 22, 2015 1:25 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

NYU Stern School of Business's Michelle Greenwald discusses food labeling. She speaks on “Market Makers.”

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High Court Says Government Seizure of Raisins is Unconstitutional

June 22, 2015 1:25 pm | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.

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Infographic: E-Sourcing Plays Critical Role in Driving Financial Performance

June 22, 2015 1:00 pm | by Intesource | News | Comments

This new infographic by Intesource discusses the impact that esourcing and procurement can have on financial performance for restaurants, grocers and retailers alike.

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FDA Issues Final Rule to Add Selenium to List of Required Nutrients for Infant Formula

June 22, 2015 12:15 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a final rule to add selenium to the list of required nutrients for infant formula, and to establish both minimum and maximum levels of selenium in infant formula.

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Nearly 25 Percent of Pet Owners Worry Pet Food is Making Their Pet Obese

June 22, 2015 11:50 am | by Mintel | News | Comments

American pet owners want the best for their pets, so much so that the pet food category is experiencing a trend in humanization evolving beyond flavors to ensuring nutritional benefits, ingredient quality and manufacturing standards are as high as human food. 

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Jonah Crabs Booming in Value as Managers Seek Fishery Plan

June 22, 2015 11:20 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

New England lobstermen are catching and selling more of a long-overlooked crab species in their traps, leading regulators to try to craft a management plan for the fishery before it becomes overexploited.

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Photos of the Day: World's Longest Pizza

June 22, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The wait was on the long side for the pizza — 18 hours — but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.

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Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu Items

June 22, 2015 9:05 am | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms this spring.

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Vermont Institute Helps Schools Grow Farm-to-School Programs

June 22, 2015 8:45 am | by Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curriculum about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms.

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General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

June 22, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural.

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Jeni's 22 Ice Cream Shops Reopened Saturday

June 22, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams retail shops have reopened after the company's second bout with listeria in its production plant.

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Chinese Eateries Hold Dog Meat Festival Amid Outcry

June 22, 2015 8:00 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurant owners say eating dog meat is traditional during the summer, while animal rights activists say the festival has no cultural value and was merely invented to drum up business. As many as 10,000 dogs, many of them stolen pets, are slaughtered for the festival.

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Whataburger Resolves Egg Shortage, Resumes Full Breakfast

June 22, 2015 7:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Whataburger has resumed serving its overnight full breakfast menu after resolving egg shortages linked to the Midwest bird flu crisis. Whataburger began limiting its breakfast-serving hours on June 1 to 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends.

Automated Valve Packages

June 22, 2015 7:45 am | by Conval | Product Releases | Comments

The automated globe, gate and ball valve packages automate processes, improve efficiency, assure precise closing, extend product life, reduce labor costs, and allow for integrated remote monitoring and control.

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Shoe Covers

June 22, 2015 7:30 am | by Kimberly-Clark Professional | Product Releases | Comments

One way to help prevent slips, trips and falls is to make sure shoe covers provide as much traction and slip resistance as possible. Kimtech Pure A8 Unitrax Shoe Covers do this by delivering four times more grip than competitive products.

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Scientists Turn Excess Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Fat

June 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

Washington State University scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning "beige" fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.

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Friday Food Funnies, Wk. 4

June 19, 2015 2:40 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The work week has (almost) officially come to an end, or at least for those 9-5 Monday through Friday workers like myself. For just a few minutes, I want you to forget about work. Let's laugh the stress and struggles away with this week's Friday Food Funnies, shall we?

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