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Challenges With Sugared Beverages Being Ignored

September 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nestlé Waters Canada | News | Comments

A recent survey on behalf of Nestle Waters Canada reveals that, on average, mothers are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week.                               

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VIDEO: A Historic Change for Godiva's Golden Brand

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Godiva, the Belgian chocolatier known for gold packaging and high-end products, is now consciously becoming a little less fancy.                                  

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10 Tips For a Successful ERP Implementation

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor | Articles | Comments

For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       

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Large Number of Salmon Return to Columbia River

September 15, 2014 10:25 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fish hatcheries have been used to help rebuild fish populations, with mixed results, and millions of dollars have been spent on dam passage improvements. Thirteen species of salmon and steelhead are now listed as endangered or threatened in the Columbia River basin.

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Consumers Can Now Make Direct Investments into Food Companies

September 15, 2014 10:20 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers, is allowing consumers to make direct investments big or small into local food businesses.              

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Craft Brewers Placing Greater Emphasis on Quality

September 15, 2014 10:12 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Craft brewers increasingly are turning to employees of much larger shops like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to tap their experience in creating beer with a consistent flavor and quality time after time on a large scale.          

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Calif. Produce Company Issues Tomato Recall

September 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Taylor Farms of Tracy issued a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella.                                 

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Heineken Rejects SABMiller Takeover Bid

September 15, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by its rival SABMiller. The Heineken family informed SABMiller it intends to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company.                    

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Penn. Liquor Board Returns $2.4M in Licensing Fees to Communities

September 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board | News | Comments

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board oversees the regulation of more than 18,000 liquor licenses and permits statewide, including clubs and beer distributors. As part of the annual license renewal or validation process, licensees pay a fee ranging from $125 to $700.

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LED Leak Detection Flashlight

September 15, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

OPTIMAX 400 is an economical, violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light so industrial fluid leaks are easier to spot, saving technicians valuable diagnostic time and effort. 

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PRODUCT VIDEO: Smart CDR

September 15, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Smart CDR is an innovative condition monitoring system that provides users with instant feedback on the performance of their CDR (Current Diverter Ring) in diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground. 

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VIDEO: Expect a Smorgasbord of Deals in Natural, Organic Industry

September 12, 2014 2:30 pm | by The Deal | Videos | Comments

Not only will food giants be looking to buy growth by picking up companies in the fast-growing segment, but private equity firms are also seeking to invest.                                      

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Why Synchronize Time? 3 Ways it Benefits Manufacturers

September 12, 2014 2:00 pm | by Dieter Pape | Articles | Comments

Worrying about whether your clocks display the same, accurate time — and how that impacts your maintenance crews, the start and stop time of shifts, timestamps and reporting or compliance issues — doesn’t have to be an extra item on your plate. 

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Consumer Trends: 'Duck Dynasty' Snacks to Make Debut

September 12, 2014 1:30 pm | by Smithfield Specialty Foods Group | News | Comments

Smithfield Specialty Foods Group has signed a two-year agreement with A&E for a line of snacks from Duck Dynasty, the hit TV show that follows the Robertson family and their duck-call business, to produce a line of nut-based snacks.  

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Coconut Water Still a Niche Product

September 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

A recent survey by Canadean shows that out of 2,000 adults, only one in ten consumers, or 7 percent, have purchased coconut water in the last twelve months.                         

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Tea Blender: US Imports Will Absorb Greater Food Safety Responsibility

September 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by QTrade Teas & Herbs | News | Comments

QTrade Teas & Herbs, the largest supplier of organic and fair trade tea in North America, says the most significant reform of U.S. food supply in 70 years is underway — and it will affect tea importers, too.        

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How Millennials Are Making Their Mark on Food Packaging

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by Janet Forgrieve, Freelance Writer, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

This generation cares more about the benefits of the products, so the goodness should be spelled out on the packaging. Millennials are also on the lookout for sustainable packaging, and studies show the group flocks toward shelf-stable cartons instead of cans.

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Subscription Service is Redefining the Meaning of Local, Organic Produce

September 12, 2014 11:30 am | by Farmbox Direct | News | Comments

For those who are looking to embark on a healthier, cleaner lifestyle, Farmbox Direct offers seasonally selected produce perfect for those who don’t have enough time to shop for food that’s good for their mind, body and soul.          

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VIDEO: The Best and Worst of Fast Foods

September 12, 2014 10:20 am | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

Americans are spending more than ever to dine out, topping $680 billion every year. Consumers want more for their money, better quality and greater variety than what you can get at your typical fast food chain.                 

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E.Coli Outbreak Source Remains a Mystery

September 12, 2014 10:00 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fatal strains of E. coli have killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life. Investigators say they don't expect to find the specific sources of the outbreak, which might be tainted food or contact with livestock.

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