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The Juicy Story of Florida's Orange Trade

May 21, 2015 10:10 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Enjoy a glass of orange juice in the morning? Here's how that citrus makes its way into your cup.

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First Microwavable Dog Food to Hit Shelves June 1

May 21, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For dog lovers whose hard-to-please pets cause them stress because they simply refuse to eat their daily fare, one innovative company appears to have found a unique answer: the first ever microwavable dog food, said to bring out the aroma dogs cherish.

Calif. Decision on Farmer Water Cuts to Apply Broadly

May 21, 2015 9:15 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Water Resources Control Board Director Tom Howard said that whatever he decides will apply to the entire basin of the Sacramento River, which supplies most of the surface water in the food-producing Central Valley.

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Coke Continues Bottling Overhaul

May 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company recently announced plans to sell territories to two U.S. bottlers, the latest step in an overhaul of its bottling operations.

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Hershey to Display Upgraded Chocolate 3D Printer

May 21, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Hershey Company will showcase the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in the world at a confectioners' conference in Chicago this week.

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McDonald's Shuts Down Restaurant Amid Protest Over Low Wages

May 21, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's shut down a restaurant near its headquarters Wednesday after the area was swamped by hundreds of protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union.

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Pasteurization Systems

May 21, 2015 7:35 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Company's new Macrowave Pasteurization Systems are ideal for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product, including nut meats, spices, pasta, tobacco, fishmeal, xanthan gum or other food ingredients either bagged or in bulk.

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In the News: ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

May 21, 2015 7:35 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out the latest developments by browsing a compilation of media coverage.

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Hormel Beats 2Q Profit Forecasts Despite Bird Flu Outbreaks

May 20, 2015 2:15 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite the impacts of bird flu that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.

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ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case

May 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million to settle a federal criminal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia more than eight years ago, triggering a massive recall and food-safety investigation after more than 600 people got sick.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 3

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Jill Batka, President, Dynamic Conveyor | Articles | Comments

The latest trends with conveyors in the food processing industry revolve around food safety and saving processors money.

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The Trucking Crisis

May 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

There is a crisis on the trucking and shipping side of things, and it is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers and change the way warehouses and manufacturers need to operate.

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Top 9 Natural, Organic Food Trends in 2015

May 20, 2015 12:20 pm | by Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) | News | Comments

With a continued interest in food that offers targeted nutrition and keeps the environment in mind, consumers will discover new products that meet their dietary needs and also taste great and promote overall wellness. Look for these trends in the coming months.

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Man Who Caught Listeria-Related Meningitis Sues Blue Bell

May 20, 2015 11:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company in 2013.

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Beech-Nut Is First US Baby Food Company To Reveal Exact Ingredient Amounts

May 20, 2015 11:30 am | by Beech-Nut | News | Comments

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company today announced that it has listed the percentage of each ingredient for all of its jars and pouches on its website. Beech-Nut is the first U.S. baby food company to provide this information to parents.

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Why There's So Much Buzz About Losing Honeybees — By the Numbers

May 20, 2015 11:00 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | News | Comments

Honeybees have felt the sting of an environment working against them in recent years. Habitat loss, fungal diseases, mite infestations and — most controversially — pesticide use have all been cited as the biggest factors causing massive declines in the U.S.’s honey bee population.

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Will Millennials Go For the New Tic Tac Mixers?

May 20, 2015 10:20 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Traditionally known to consumers as a leading mint brand for more than 40 years, the transformative flavor properties of these new mints are a breakthrough for both the Tic Tac® brand and the mints/candy industry.

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Egg Prices Jump as Impact of Bird Flu Begins Pinching Supply

May 20, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Midwest price of a dozen large eggs rose to $1.88. That's 58 percent higher than they were a month ago when the bird flu first hit Iowa chicken farms.

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Consumer vs. Industry Perspectives on a Partnership in Food Safety

May 20, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

“Today, we talk to our kids about stranger danger and Internet safety,” Darin Detwiler said. “But somehow when it comes to food, we have this sense of ‘It’s gotta be fine.’ We trust too easily.” Detwiler lost his son, Riley, in the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak.

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House Panel Votes to Repeal Country-Origin Meat Labeling Law

May 20, 2015 8:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for meat on Wednesday — just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of it. The labels tell consumers what countries the meat is from: for example, "born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States," or "born, raised and slaughtered in the United States."

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