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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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