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Five Questions Every Business Must Ask to Know Its IP IQ

August 13, 2015 1:15 pm | by William H. Honaker, Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC | Articles | Comments

Intellectual property has never been more important to businesses. It can protect your margin, be a deterrent to competitors, function as collateral, and increase the overall value of your business.  


In the News: Kraft Heinz Slashing 2,500 Jobs in US, Canada After Merger

August 13, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Find out more about this story by browsing a compilation of media coverage.


Q&A: Michael Morrissey and Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

August 13, 2015 12:00 pm | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This week’s scientist is Michael Morrissey from Oregon State University. He was part of a team that patented seaweed that tastes like bacon and is packed with protein, vitamins and antioxidants.


This Week in Food History: An Ode to Oreos

August 13, 2015 11:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we’re looking at the invention of Crisco, the debut of the Oreo and the birth of the man behind the Nestle ​ name.


Health Officials Say 134 Cases of Salmonella Linked to Pork

August 13, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington state health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties.


India Court Orders New Tests on Nestle's Maggi Noodles

August 13, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food and drinks giant Nestle is hopeful of selling Maggi noodles in India again after a court on Thursday ordered fresh testing of the popular snack banned across India for unsafe levels of lead.


How to Prevent and Repair Frost Heave Under Your Freezer Floor

August 13, 2015 10:00 am | by Johnny Johnson, VP of Field Services, Stellar | Articles | Comments

Though concrete freezer floors can last up to more than half a century, the underfloor heating system beneath still requires regular preventive maintenance. If you don’t take the proper precautions, frost can form in the sub-grade soils.


Russia Expands its Food Imports Ban to Some Non-EU Nations

August 13, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's prime minister says he has signed an order banning imports of agricultural products from several non-EU European nations that have joined the European Union's sanctions against Russia.


Flower Foods to Buy Dave's Killer Bread For $275M

August 13, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bakery goods company Flowers Foods is buying organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread for about $275 million in cash.


Coca-Cola Names Company Veteran to No. 2 Position

August 13, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola says it named company veteran James Quincey as president and chief operating officer, creating a new No. 2 position in its chain of command.


Nestle Net Profit, Sales Down Slightly in First Half of Year

August 13, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food and drinks giant Nestle says sales and net profit declined slightly in the first half due to currency fluctuations and a recall of Maggi noodles in India.


Rising Beef Prices Driving Burger Industry Innovation

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Technomic | News | Comments

Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic's report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong value proposition.


3-Way Diverter Valves

August 13, 2015 7:30 am | by CONVAL | Product Releases | Comments

Conval, a global leader in high-performance valves, offers Clampseal 3-way diverter valves with easy serviceability for both seats. The diverter valves are available in 1-1/2” to 3” sizes, through ASME 4500, with socket weld, butt weld, flanged end, or clamp connector ends.

Tuna Company Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death

August 12, 2015 2:19 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges in the death of a Los Angeles-area worker who was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna.


In the Mix: 3 Ways Tech is Transforming the Food Industry

August 12, 2015 1:45 pm | by Kari Imberg and Jesse Osborne, Editors | Videos | Comments

In this episode we’re talking veggies grown in space, wearables for cows, and a unique twist on 3D printed food.


Report: IoT To Generate Increase In Demand For Predictive Data

August 12, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report anticipates a dramatic jump in the need for data analysis as the Industrial Internet of Things continues to expand.


Water Company to Utilize Paper-Based Bottles

August 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Swiss packaging company recently debuted its paper-based bottle in the U.S.


What The Sugar Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

August 12, 2015 1:00 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

How much sugar should you eat? The FDA wants to tell you, but the sugar industry has spent $168 million fighting measures like this since 2009.


How Food Manufacturing Companies Can Reduce Risk and Eliminate Coding Errors

August 12, 2015 12:45 pm | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

Food manufacturers with fast-moving production lines are likely to have experienced coding errors, but solutions that are able to identify errors before products make their way into the supply chain can help.


Sysco Profits Decline After Failed Merger Attempt

August 12, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sysco Corp. reported a 71 percent drop in profits in its latest quarterly report after abandoning a bid to acquire rival US Foods.



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