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VIDEO: World's Largest Food Fight

August 28, 2014 10:43 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

On the last Wednesday of August, thousands of people celebrate Tomatina in Buñol, Spain, where 100 tons of tomatoes are hurled at one another. Tomatina is a decades-old tradition. Anthony Mason reports.            

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GMA to Assess the Safety of Ingredients Used in Food Products

August 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

The Grocery Manufacturers Association announced a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food products. Read on to find out what steps they plan to take.       

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Infographic: Scary Facts About Food Security

August 28, 2014 10:02 am | by CGIAR | News | Comments

What are we doing to help our world food situation? Here are some startling facts about food production and what that means for us globally.                              

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Utah Approves Winery in Town With Polygamous Sect

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah town largely controlled by a polygamous sect moved one step closer to opening its first commercial winery, a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.          

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NJ Company Recalls Chicken Cutlets Over Listeria Concerns

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials announced Tnuva USA, a Fairfield-based company, is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.                      

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Government Says Tyson Foods Must Sell Sow-Buying Business

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice said Tyson Foods must sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.                 

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Potential Added Sugar, Portion Rules May Drive Packaging Changes

August 28, 2014 9:16 am | by Marcelo Ferrer, Director, Contract Manufacturing, Tetra Pak Inc | Articles | Comments

The FDA is intent on improving its labeling standards to encourage healthier eating. The effort, if it happens as proposed, will shine an uncomfortable light on added sugars, calorie counts and portion sizes, and will likely drive changes in formulations and sizing. 

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Cookie Dough Depositor

August 28, 2014 7:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Cookie dough depositing systems produce everything from individual, preformed cookie dough portions to tubs of bulk dough. The depositor features a powerful, positive displacement double-screw pump that provides the highest levels of portioning accuracy. 

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Dry Ingredient Chilling System

August 28, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The dry ingredient chilling system uses a proprietary CO2 injection system to chill fast-moving flour or other dry ingredients as they are pneumatically conveyed from the silo to the mixer.

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4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 27, 2014 2:25 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.                         

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Farmers Fuel Energy Through Coffee Wastewater

August 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by UTZ Certified | News | Comments

Latin America produces around 70 percent of the world's coffee and is the continent where 31 percent of the world's freshwater resources are located. Yet, coffee production generates a great amount of wastewater that is regularly released untreated into rivers.

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Infographic: Lunch-Time Trends

August 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Convenience and speed of service are key needs when it comes to lunch. However, today's consumers are also calling for higher-quality fare (80 percent, up from 70 percent in 2011) and unique and innovative lunch items.          

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 27, 2014 2:02 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA in February sent a letter to Rockland-based Linda Bean's citing the firm for "significant violations" in the way it processed seafood. As one of Maine's largest lobster processors, the company is now under investigation by the federal agency.

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10 Things to Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 27, 2014 12:45 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The merging of Tim Hortons with Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country. The transaction is called a corporate inversion, a maneuver that is becoming popular among companies lokoing to lower their tax bills.

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Consumer Trends: 10 Signs You May Be a Foodie Groupie

August 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Urbanspoon | News | Comments

Urbanspoon, a restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional critics and bloggers, released the top 10 signs of the food obsessed super fan. This list highlights common activities of super foodies.        

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Jack Daniel's Drinks its Way to Higher Results

August 27, 2014 11:30 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent thanks to its flagship brand, Jack Daniel's. While other brands, such as Southern Comfort and Finlandia, experienced slowed performance, the Jack Daniel's brand grew.

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Victoria Fine Foods: What's Brewing in Your Pasta Sauce?

August 27, 2014 10:00 am | by Victoria Fine Foods | News | Comments

Victoria Fine Foods is launching a multimillion dollar campaign comparing its ingredients to other leading pasta sauce brands. Their main question? "Have you ever really looked to see what's in your pasta sauce?"            

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Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 9:45 am | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

Beer serves America: For every one job at a brewery or beer importer, there are 45 jobs created in supplier industries and in local communities across the country.                        

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Photo: Driving the Mustard Trend

August 27, 2014 9:20 am | by Maille | News | Comments

French brand Mallie is spreading the mustard love across America with its Mallie Mustard Mobile National Tasting Tour. This eye-catching mustard-bar-on-wheels will tour the West Coast for three weeks and then head to the Midwest.      

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VIDEO: Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the US

August 27, 2014 9:00 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                  

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