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Echo Printer

March 17, 2015 7:45 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

The inkless poster printer is environmentally friendly, using thermal printing technology instead of messy inkjet or toner to flawlessly create safety posters for warehouse facilities. 

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McDonald's Workers Allege Numerous Injuries, Unsafe Conditions

March 16, 2015 3:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

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US Dairy Producers Not Yet Out of the Woods

March 16, 2015 2:55 pm | News | Comments

Despite a recent rally in dairy commodity prices, up from January lows, Rabobank’s Q1 2015 report on the dairy industry finds that suppliers are not out of the woods yet.

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George Dickel Whiskey is Losing Master Distiller

March 16, 2015 2:30 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press | News | Comments

A central figure in the public dispute between Jack Daniel's and George Dickel distilleries over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey is leaving to head up a brand named after a legendary moonshiner.

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Archaeologists Find Ancient Pretzels

March 16, 2015 2:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Archeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old.

Every Brew is Made the Same Way. Yes, Even Craft Options

March 16, 2015 1:25 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Craft breweries are taking beer flavors where no beer has gone before. But all those different tastes come down to one thing: chemistry. Watch this video for some fun facts on the making of craft brews.

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5 Tips For a More Efficient Compressed Air System

March 16, 2015 12:10 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

 An efficient compressed air system can be invaluable asset to a manufacturer.  So in order to help, here are five tips on how to achieve the most efficient compressed system. 

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Cuba Requests 20-Year Sentences For Egg Thieves

March 16, 2015 11:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

 Cuban prosecutors are seeking prison terms of eight to 20 years for nearly two dozen people suspected of conspiring to steal millions of eggs for sale on the black market, official media reported Friday.

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Revamping Supply Chain Intelligence: Q&A With Bob Farrell

March 16, 2015 10:45 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Bob Farrell, CEO of Kewill, offers expert insight into the importance of transportation and warehouse management that can help manufacturers save money and maintain excellent customer relations.       

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Growing Controversy Over Craft Beer Trademarks

March 16, 2015 10:10 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Naming beer is harder than you might think. Passionate brewers are going up against each other over something as simple as the name and image. With more than one new craft brewery opening up in the U.S. every day, that's a lot of competition, and a battle over naming beer is emerging.

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GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA 'Workshop on Coexistence'

March 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent "coexistence" workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops.

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Officials: Listeriosis Linked to Ice Cream Not Cause of 3 Deaths, May be Factor

March 16, 2015 9:15 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday. But listeriosis didn't cause the deaths, according to a Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman.

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Coca-Cola Teams Up With Nutritionists to Push Coke as Healthy Treat

March 16, 2015 8:25 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.

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New Bird Flu Strain Has Poultry Farmers Scrambling

March 16, 2015 8:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.

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In The News: Powdered Alcohol

March 16, 2015 8:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Palcohol has been a popular topic of late, and the powdered alcohol product received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau last week. Find out more about Palcohol by taking a look at a compilation of media coverage on the topic.

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Discharge System with Electronic Pressure Control

March 16, 2015 7:45 am | by Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

 This Discharge System is used in conjunction with planetary mixers and multi-shaft mixers designed for processing high viscosity applications. After the mixing cycle, the vessel is simply rolled over to the Discharge System which is programmed to maintain a desired platen pressure. 

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Industrial Batter Depositing Lines

March 16, 2015 7:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial Batter Depositing Lines can be manufactured with many automatic module options.

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Consumers Will Pay More For Safer Potatoes

March 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.

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Sugar Industry Played Role in '70s Dental Program

March 13, 2015 3:20 pm | by UC San Francisco | News | Comments

A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and '70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay in American children.

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It Will Take Decades to Close Gender Wage Gap, Study Says

March 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research forecasts the national gender wage gap will close in the year 2058. That means women will not receive equal pay for the next 43 years. In some states, it will take even longer.

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