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VIDEO: Budweiser Will 'Never Forget' 9/11

September 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Budweiser | Videos | Comments

This Budweiser commercial was aired only once by the large brewing company. The company remarks they only wanted to show tribute and not benefit from it financially. Let us never forget this tragic event.            

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Manufacturers Should Prepare for EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance

September 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

Manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.  This includes manufacturers located within and outside of the EU. 

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Infographic: The World of Food Segmentation

September 11, 2014 9:28 am | by The Hartman Group | News | Comments

The World of Food describes how consumers orient to food, based upon the intensity of their involvement in or commitment to following developments in food culture. Three consumer segments show significant differences in attitudes and behavior that cannot be explained by demographics.

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4 Tips For Choosing Sustainable Wines

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | by Wine Institute | News | Comments

According to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind.             

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Talent Shortages? Blame Salary, Not Just Training

September 11, 2014 9:15 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks.                 

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MGP Offers Food Facilities Non-GMO Proteins, Starches

September 11, 2014 9:09 am | by MGP Ingredients | News | Comments

MGP is uniquely qualified to help address this issue by offering food manufacturers a host of non-GMO solutions for a highly diverse mix of product formulations.                              

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Salmonella Defendant Claims He Was a Customer, Not a Conspirator

September 11, 2014 8:45 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say the Parnell brothers conspired to ship contaminated peanuts and hide positive salmonella tests from customers. The attorney for one of the three people charged in the deadly outbreak says his client was a customer, not a co-conspirator.

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Photo: Illinois Grills Up a 100-Foot-Long Bratwurst

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, Illinois | News | Comments

Silver Creek Saloon in Illinois hosted a practice run for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, by carefully grilling a 100-foot-long bratwurst.            

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VIDEO: How Chocolate is Made

September 11, 2014 8:00 am | by TRR56, Discovery/Science Channel | Videos | Comments

Ever wonder how that delicious chocolate bar was made? Working in a chocolate factory may seem like the ultimate dream if you grew up watching Willy Wonka, but this video shows the tedious processes that confectionery manufacturers undergo each day.

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Explosion Proof Lights

September 11, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This portable LED light is mounted to a four leg aluminum base and has an LED light head measuring 16 inches wide by 14 inches tall. 

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Rotary Finish For Vibratory Conveyors

September 11, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Smooth rotary polished surfaces are desirable for all food products including fruits, vegetables, potato products, snacks and nuts, as well as meat and dairy.

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Morton Salt Girl Could Make Advertising Industry History

September 10, 2014 2:00 pm | by Morton Salt, Inc. | News | Comments

The Morton Salt girl could make advertising industry history as the first girl icon voted into the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame at advertising week. Supporters are encouraged to vote for her in the poll.               

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Westernization in Chinese Market Will Lead to Changes in US Packaging Needs

September 10, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

Canadean predicts that consumer packaged goods providers will capitalize on the trend of Westernization for new experiences and integrate more Western groceries onto their shelves.                      

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Ajinomoto to Acquire US Frozen Foods Maker Windsor

September 10, 2014 12:30 pm | by Kyodo News International, Tokyo | News | Comments

A U.S. subsidiary of Ajinomoto, known widely as the producer of the MSG seasoning, will acquire all shares in Windsor in early November. Ajinomoto hopes to increase frozen food sales in North America from $130 million forecast for the current fiscal year to around 100 billion yen by fiscal 2020.

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Infographic: Food Biotechnology Breakdown

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by IFIC | News | Comments

A 2014 report by the International Food Information Council shows that Americans have a high interest in nutrition and health-related benefits of food biotechnology.                        

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Halloween Candy Sales Up 12 Percent in the US

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Hershey and Mars alone account for roughly 87 percent of Halloween chocolate sales. Mars attributes the success of its Variety Bags as a major area of growth for the company during the holiday.                    

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NFL Team Takes a Stand on Sustainable Food Manufacturing

September 10, 2014 11:30 am | by by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

The St. Louis Rams’ concessions partnership with Delaware North Companies Sportservice has resulted in a plethora of exciting new ideas, including the lowest prices for beer in the NFL at $4.50, a nutritionally balanced Kids Meal and now responsibly-sourced, grass-fed, local meat options.

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Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels Celebrates 75 Years

September 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Nestle USA | News | Comments

From the first chocolate chip cookie to decades of inspired chocolate baking, the Nestle Toll House brand continues its tradition of baking up memories in kitchens across America.                   

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Most Consumers Don't Know Their Daily Calorie 'Budget'

September 10, 2014 9:45 am | by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | News | Comments

A 2,000-calorie benchmark is what the FDA considers a reasonable daily calorie intake for adults. Nutrition labels on food sold in the U.S. are based on it. The key to translating labels and using them to make healthy food choices may be understanding this fact.

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New Mexico's Green Chile Harvests a Growing Demand

September 10, 2014 9:36 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The seasonal attention highlights a growing demand for the New Mexico-grown hot peppers, even as the number of acres planted and harvested each year has been shrinking.                       

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