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Iran Seeks Revival of Caviar Industry in Post-Sanctions Era

November 24, 2015 7:40 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran, once the world's biggest exporter of the luxury food, sold over 40 tons of sturgeon eggs in 2000. Exports plunged to just 1 ton last year due to dwindling fish stocks and economic sanctions imposed by world powers in response to Iran's nuclear program.


Shares of Spam Maker Hormel Soar After Strong 4Q Earnings

November 24, 2015 7:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Hormel Foods jumped to an all-time high Tuesday after the maker of Spam canned ham and other foods surprised Wall Street with strong results for the fourth quarter and offered a better-than-expected earnings outlook for the year.


New Processing Plant Prepares Traditional Alaska Native Food

November 24, 2015 7:30 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The facility in Kotzebue, a commercial hub of 3,100 people in northwest Alaska, is incorporating traditional foods donated by hunters into the regular menu — a practice that's gaining interest nationally under a new federal law.


PSS Planetary Gear Unit

November 24, 2015 7:00 am | by STOBER Drives, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company has developed the PSS, a new stainless steel inline planetary gear unit that helps alleviate worry about sanitation during food and beverage processing.

15 Die in Russia from Drinking Illegal Alcohol

November 23, 2015 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian investigators say 15 people have died in the past two weeks from drinking illegally produced alcoholic beverages, including five in a Siberian town who drank fake American whiskey.


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among its Thai Seafood Suppliers

November 23, 2015 10:20 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The unusual disclosure comes from Geneva-based Nestle SA itself, which in an act of self-policing planned to announce the conclusions of its yearlong internal investigation on Monday. The study found virtually all U.S. and European companies buying seafood from Thailand are exposed to the same risks of abuse in their supply chains.


Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what was trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of last week from the Food Manufacturing website.


Shaping Supply Chain Strategy In A Highly Volatile Environment

November 23, 2015 9:35 am | by Kanth Krishnan | Articles | Comments

Supply chain managers must transform rather than simply improve their operation. This simply means adopting the philosophies, methods and processes that will make your company a 'best in class' organization.


Oregon and Washington Delay Crab Season Because of Toxin

November 23, 2015 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.


Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new study by Canadian and British researchers linked neonicotinoid pesticides to potentially decreased crop quality.

Scientists Say Feeding Fish Soy, Not Fish, More Sustainable

November 23, 2015 8:50 am | by DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.

Giving Thanks For AP Automation

November 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Giving Thanks For AP Automation | Articles | Comments

This year, pass the turkey with a side of efficiency, accuracy and visibility.


Chipotle Bounces Back After End-of-Week Sell-Off

November 23, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipotle rebounded from a heavy sell-off in shares to end last week after it was discovered that the E. coli outbreak connected to restaurant chain had spread from the Pacific Northwest to a number of other states.


30 KVA Power Distribution System

November 23, 2015 7:45 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Company announces the release of a 30 KVA power distribution system that converts three phase or single phase 480 volts AC to single phase 120 and 240 volts AC.

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Expands to 6 States

November 20, 2015 4:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

An outbreak of E. coli that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states. New cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases were discovered late last month in Oregon and Washington, and more recently in Minnesota.


New Still Added as Part of Maker's Mark Expansion

November 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Crank up the flow of red wax: Maker's Mark is boosting its bourbon output. The producers of the Kentucky whiskey are pouring about $67 million into an expansion that features a new still.


Sugar, Corn Industries Settle Sweetener Spat; Terms Secret

November 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement. Both sides announced the deal that puts an end to a trial that began nearly three weeks ago in Los Angeles federal court pitting sugar against high fructose corn syrup.


Kellogg Company's US Brands Debut New Products Reflecting Hot Trends

November 20, 2015 9:25 am | by Kellogg Company | News | Comments

Kellogg Company's U.S. brands will debut more that 40 new products in early 2016, each reflecting new or emerging consumer needs and preferences.

Tyson Closing Plants in Chicago, Wisconsin

November 20, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson said in a statement Thursday that the closures are necessary because of changing product needs, the age of the facilities and prohibitive renovation costs, as well as the Chicago plant's distance from its raw material suppliers.


The World's Largest Rooftop Farm

November 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Gotham Greens | News | Comments

The pioneers behind the nation's first commercial urban hydroponic greenhouses are now builders of one of the world's largest. Thursday, Gotham Greens announced their biggest and most ambitious expansion to date with a brand new facility, located in the historic Pullman area on Chicago's South Side.


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