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Blue Bell Closing All 3 Creameries for Training, Cleaning

April 24, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream. In a statement, the Texas-based creamery said the program comes after a thorough review of its operations and discussions with an expert microbiologist.


This is How Deli Meat Gets Made in Mass Quantities

April 24, 2015 10:00 am | by How It's Made | Videos | Comments

Have you ever wondered how the products you use and eat every day are made? How It's Made leads you through the process of how deli meats are manufactured.


Photo of the Day: A $100 Donut Made From 24-Carat Gold

April 24, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

If your idea of a delicious donut is a cream-filled Long John covered in chocolate frosting and sprinkles, you're not thinking fancy enough. Customers are shelling out $100 at a Canadian bakery, Dolicious Donuts, for a "Donutopia."


500 Pounds of Bratwurst Recalled in Illinois

April 24, 2015 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Roughly 500 pounds of bratwurst is being recalled by a meat packing company in Springfield. The Illinois Department of Agriculture's meat and poultry inspection division announced the recall because the sausages contain milk, which is not declared on the label.


Case Study: Fast Food Made Even Faster by High-Speed Doors

April 24, 2015 8:20 am | by Michael Watkins, Vice-President – Marketing, Rytec High Performance Doors | Articles | Comments

Door speed and reliability ensure that every doorway is ready to handle high volume, 24/7 traffic for major food distributor.


Unusual Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

April 24, 2015 8:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related.


Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni's says contamination was found in a random sample by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The company said Thursday it was unaware of any related illnesses and was trying to determine the bacteria's source.


US Announces Plans to Reduce Agricultural Carbon Emissions

April 24, 2015 7:30 am | by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and don't require congressional approval.


Inventure Foods Recalls Frozen Vegetables, Jamba Smoothie Kits Due to Possible Health Risk

April 24, 2015 6:45 am | by Inventure Foods, Inc. | News | Comments

Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables, as well as select varieties of its Jamba "At Home" line of smoothie kits, due to the finding of Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.


Anheuser-Busch Plant in NH Plans to Add Canned Beer

April 23, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Anheuser-Busch plant in New Hampshire is planning for an addition to produce canned beer. The Merrimack Planning Board has approved construction of a 5,300-square-foot brewing facility and 50,000 square feet in warehouse and packaging buildings.


Cloud ERP: The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking

April 23, 2015 2:35 pm | by Lori Payne | Articles | Comments

For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, we offer four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.


Veteran-Owned Distillery Uses New Bottle For Military-Inspired Spirits

April 23, 2015 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the distillery was founded in 2013 by Marine Corps veteran Travis Barnes, his wife, Hilary, and a small group of friends. They use high-quality local ingredients and have the distinction of being the first disabled veteran-owned distiller in the U.S.


Study: Sugar, Carbs Are the Obesity Culprits, Not Lack of Exercise

April 23, 2015 1:20 pm | by BMJ | News | Comments

Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine published online today. It's time to bust the myth that anyone -- and that includes athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they say.


Dunkin's Profit Jumps on Stronger Sales

April 23, 2015 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A harsh winter in many of the U.S. regions where it operates didn't keep people away from Dunkin' Donuts over the past three months, helping to boost parent company Dunkin' Brands' quarterly profit.


Is the FDA's GMO Safety Declaration Misleading the Nation?

April 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by Institute for Responsible Technology | News | Comments

The FDA's declaration that the genetically engineered non-browning apple and potato "are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts" is the second time they have officially declared a GMO safe; but it turns out that it's not really their official position at all and it is misleading consumers.


Food Babe Blogger Taking Heat Over Health Science

April 23, 2015 11:30 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food Babe blogger has led numerous successful online petitions to persuade food industry giants to rid their products of ingredients she deems unacceptable. But critics say she doesn't a background in related sciences or nutrition. And since starting her blog in 2011, she's made mistakes that have landed her in a feeding frenzy.


Consumers Are Loving Their Smartphones

April 23, 2015 10:50 am | Videos | Comments

Consumers are using their smartphones more than ever. According to a recent study, mobile is the fastest growing method of shopping around the world. About 67 percent of shoppers now use their mobile devices to enhance their shopping experience.


Hershey Says Growth in China Weaker Than Expected

April 23, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey's expansion into China hasn't been so sweet. The maker of Reese's peanut butter cups, Twizzlers licorice and other candies and chocolates said sales in China during the country's New Year holiday were weaker than it expected.


Frito-Lay Helps PepsiCo Crunch Wall Street Expectations

April 23, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo's profit in the first quarter topped Wall Street expectations, boosted by the popularity of its Frito-Lay snacks and lower costs.


How Buyer-Driven Procurement Became the New Normal

April 23, 2015 9:10 am | by Dan Amzallag | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, time, cost and a lack of resources put severe limits on procurement professionals' supplier vetting process. But traditions are changing.



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