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14” LED Task Light with 50’ Cord Reel

August 26, 2015 2:00 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a fourteen inch LED task light equipped with a general area cord reel fitted with 50’ of cord.

Just Mayo Maker Warned by FDA That Mayonnaise Needs Eggs

August 25, 2015 1:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the maker of the mayonnaise alternative earlier this month, noting that the product's name and label could be misleading. The FDA notes that mayonnaise must contain eggs, according to its standard of identity — and that Just Mayo does not.

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Mars Spurs Chocolate Exploration With Chocolate History Research and Investigative Studies Grant

August 25, 2015 12:58 pm | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced today that it is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 Chocolate History Research and Investigative Studies Grant through October 1, 2015. The grant, now in its third year, provides funding for innovation in the areas of chocolate history research, scholarship and education.

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PROCESS EXPO Q&A: The Food Industry Finds the Best Educational Programming at PROCESS EXPO

August 25, 2015 12:45 pm | by Food Manufacturing, FPSA | News | Comments

Food Manufacturing corresponded with Andy Drennan, Senior Vice President at the Food Processing Suppliers Association, to learn more about PROCESS EXPO University. The program, which takes place on September 15th-18th at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature more than 35 hours of sessions led by academics from Universities across North America.

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Beef Plant Vows to Follow Hiring Rules, Avoid Discrimination

August 25, 2015 12:40 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A beef production plant based in Omaha is promising to update its hiring practices to avoid discrimination as part of an agreement with authorities. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Nebraska Beef had agreed to pay $200,000 as part of the settlement, but the company denied any wrongdoing.

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State: Products From Unlicensed Facility Pose Health Risks

August 25, 2015 12:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said Monday that some products labeled Brandy's "Jam"boree-N-More, Brandy & Dutch Weigand, and Pier III were manufactured in an unlicensed facility.

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Liquor Giant Pernod Faces Lagging Vodka Demand In U.S.

August 25, 2015 12:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Pernod owns dozens of liquor brands, including Jameson Irish whiskey and Beefeater gin. Its flagship, however, is Absolut vodka, and volumes of that spirit are on the decline in the U.S. overall.

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Sweet Summer for Lindt

August 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by Financial Times | Videos | Comments

The Swiss chocolate maker increased share in all of its key markets despite challenging conditions such as weak cocoa harvest. Lex's Rochelle Toplensky and Richard Stovin-Bradford discuss the latest developments.

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Organic Industry Unites to 'Bust Myths' Throughout September

August 25, 2015 9:15 am | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

In a major drive to educate and inform consumers of the benefits and the facts about organic, the Organic Trade Association and dozens of organic brands and industry thought leaders are uniting online Sept. 1-30 for "Organic Myth-Busting Month," a 30-day #OrganicFestival on social media aimed at addressing long-held misconceptions surrounding organic.

8 Questions To Help Determine If Your E-commerce Platform Needs To Be Replaced

August 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Moving to a new e-commerce platform may seem like a big undertaking, but it's a necessity if your legacy applications are too old to support the type of brand experience and functionality today's consumers expect.

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Target Explores the World of Grocery Delivery

August 25, 2015 8:55 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Online grocery delivery is beginning to take shape in the US, and now it seems Target is the latest to take steps into the delivery game.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health of U.S. Manufacturing

August 25, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A D.C. think tank argues that the nation's manufacturing center needs help from lawmakers, contrary to recent federal research.

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Chipotle To Hire 4,000 New Employees In One Day

August 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Executives at Chipotle Mexican Grill hope to counter a tightening U.S. labor market with an unconventional hiring pitch.

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Understanding the Power Brand Phenomenon

August 25, 2015 8:15 am | by Laurie Demeritt | Articles | Comments

Power brands are not just cash cows. They are brands whose position in food culture and shrewd management have, together, allowed otherwise dated brands to remain contemporary and to continue to drive profit growth.

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Automated Box Chilling System

August 25, 2015 7:45 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Designed and built to USDA requirements, the DRI PACK chilling system is ideal for meat packing plants as well as poultry and seafood operations, and is intended for use with new or existing packaging operations.

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75’ Twist Lock Extension Power Cord

August 25, 2015 7:30 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a seventy-five foot extension cord with twist lock connectors to ensure a tight connection when operating equipment in the work area.

Consumer Reports: Conventional Ground Beef Twice as Likely to Contain Superbugs as Sustainable Beef

August 24, 2015 1:45 pm | by Consumer Reports | News | Comments

Consumer Reports' investigation comes as food poisonings are striking an estimated 48 million people in the U.S. each year with beef being a top cause of outbreaks.

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Using Big Data to Prevent Employee Turnover

August 24, 2015 1:30 pm | by Dr. Jason Taylor, Group Vice President of Development and Chief HCM Scientist at Infor | Articles | Comments

Analytics and big data are impacting decision-making across all industries in numerous capacities, and employee hiring is no exception. Just as distributors are implementing modern enterprise resource planning systems to optimize operations, they should also consider the latest in talent science technology to optimize the return one of the company’s most important resources — its employees.

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Road to PROCESS EXPO Q&A: Coming Together to Defeat Hunger

August 24, 2015 1:00 pm | by Food Manufacturing, FPSA | News | Comments

Food Manufacturing corresponded with David Seckman, CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association, to learn more about Defeat Hunger.

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Japan Delivers Whiskey to Space Station — For Science

August 24, 2015 12:50 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A Japanese company known for its whiskey and other alcoholic beverages included five types of distilled spirits in the cargo ship that arrived at the International Space Station on Monday.

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