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Q&A: Tackling Environmental Health & Safety

April 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety (EHS) function. Our sister publication Chem.Info sat down with Bryan Connors and Bob Foster from EH&E to talk about the challenges of EHS programs and potential solutions.

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Consumer Trends: Dairy Market Trends in France, Spain and Germany

April 22, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

RnRMarketResearch.com reports on consumer trends and drivers of behavior in the dairy market in France, Spain and Germany. According to the reports, health, convenience and a desire to indulge are key factors driving dairy consumption in these countries.

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Ranchers, Klamath Tribes Agree to Share Water

April 22, 2014 10:16 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

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Del Taco Mistakenly Charges Thousands for Mexican Food

April 22, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

About 150 people who ordered last week at Del Taco in Santa Paula, 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles, were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for Mexican food. Customer Michael Cole said he was charged $4,050 for one CrunchTada Pizza and two beef tacos.

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Idaho Dairy Group Seeks to Join Farm Video Lawsuit

April 22, 2014 10:10 am | by REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Idaho Dairymen's Association is asking a federal judge to allow it to join Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden as a defendant in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

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Supreme Court Considers Pom Wonderful, Coca-Cola Juice Case

April 22, 2014 10:08 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Minute Maid's "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices" was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the Supreme Court considered whether to allow false advertising claims by Pom Wonderful against the Coca-Cola Co., which markets the beverage.

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Photos of the Day: Belgian Waffles Celebrate 50th Anniversary in America

April 22, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

A family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles to the American public 50 years ago. The waffles, topped with fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries, were served to visitors to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

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Belgian Waffles a Sweet Sensation at 1964 World’s Fair

April 22, 2014 9:58 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of global cuisine and foodie websites. But that's what happened at the 1964 New York World's Fair, when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles.

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Beverage Packaging: Uniqueness Counts

April 22, 2014 8:00 am | by interpack | Articles | Comments

Successfully selling a product requires that it stand out. This applies particularly to the competitive beverage market, where product diversity has become almost overwhelming. Beverage makers must harness packaging as part of their brand building strategy.

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Climate Change May Shake Up Coffee Market

April 22, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

A storm may be brewing in your coffee cup. Pests, rising heat and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change could affect where coffee can be grown around the world by 2050, devastating some communities while offering others a new opportunity.

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Touch Screen Rheometers

April 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

RST Rheometers provide quick and comprehensive rheological measurements, whether it's single point viscosity for QC or complete flow curve analysis for R&D.

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Bench Top Chilling Incubators

April 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

EchoTherm™ vibration-free bench top chilling incubators are designed for protein crystallography and other life science laboratory uses.

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Portable, Explosion-Proof Light

April 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The EPL-16BS-1X150LED-100 portable, explosion-proof LED light is an easy-to-maneuver work light for use in hazardous locations.

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Vt. Program Helps Satisfy New Americans’ Craving for Goat Meat

April 21, 2014 12:31 pm | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vermont Goat Collaborative is a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Dairy farmers can send goats to Colchester, Vt., where they will be raised and sold to refugees.

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Hillshire Adds Non-Meat Offerings with Van’s Natural Foods

April 21, 2014 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Hillshire Brands reached a deal to buy Van's Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners for $165 million, marking the company's expansion into non-meat foods. Van's makes gluten-free foods, including cereal, chips and snack bars.

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Whole Foods Pulls Croissants over Undeclared Eggs

April 21, 2014 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because the products contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. A company statement says the issue arose after one illness was reported.

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Hawaii Is a Hotbed of GMO Debate

April 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaii is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here. But these same farms have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture.

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What to Look for When Considering Mexico

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | by Doug Donahue, Vice President, Entrada Group | Articles | Comments

You will never be able to cover all of your bases prior to setting up in Mexico for the first time, and you’re certain to make missteps along the way. But choosing a service provider with deep knowledge of the country will help you on your way.

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Bulk Wine Takes Share from Bottled Exports

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

The international wine trade reached somewhat of a watershed moment in 2013, said Rabobank, as bulk wine now makes up half of all New World exports. Although bulk wine clearly has taken share from bottled exports, recent data suggests the two segments can co-exist.

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Brewers Say Proposed FDA Rule on Spent Grain Would Spike Costs

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

Northwest beer brewers say a proposed rule from the FDA would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers. The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers.

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