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MSU Awarded $3M Grant for Food Processing

September 24, 2014 2:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan State University is receiving a $3 million federal grant for a facility designed to help food companies better process and market their products.                            

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Orbit Gives Away 1M Pieces of Gum in Honor of National Coffee Day

September 24, 2014 2:41 pm | by Wrigley | News | Comments

To celebrate National Coffee Day, Orbit gum has teamed up with one of comedy's rising stars, Jay Pharoah, to deliver one million pieces of sugar-free gum nationwide on September 29.                        

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Photo: Eco-Friendly Product Allows Produce to Grow From Fish

September 24, 2014 10:28 am | by Sphereness | News | Comments

Most people want to live healthier, and the Vegua offers an opportunity for people to grow organic produce effortlessly in their own home. The core concept of the Vegua is to raise awareness about food production and the importance of a sustainable society. 

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Consumer Trends: Smirnoff Packs Punch With New Sour Vodkas

September 24, 2014 10:20 am | by SMIRNOFF Vodka | News | Comments

SMIRNOFF Vodka is introducing the first of its kind: sour vodka! The Sours are packed with a flavorful punch into every shot that is sure to awaken taste buds. Flavors come in Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch.        

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Big Soda Makers Agree to Cut Drink Calories by 20 Percent

September 24, 2014 10:10 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The makers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper agreed to work on ways to reduce the calories that consumers get from beverages by up to 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller bottles.          

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Funds Through Visa Program Helps SD Dairy Start Stronger

September 24, 2014 10:03 am | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. visa program, EB-5, allows foreign investors to seek U.S. residency with a $500,000 investment in an approved rural project that creates at least 10 jobs. More than $642 million has been invested in such projects in South Dakota since 2004, and 304 investors have been granted green cards.

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Wisconsin Rep. Takes Stand for Consumers, Food Safety

September 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food | News | Comments

Representative Tom Petri is taking an important stand on behalf of consumers, food safety and science. Petri is cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national standards for food and beverage products.

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Infographic: A Guide to Fall Food

September 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Health Central | News | Comments

While we'll miss the exciting flavors of Summer, we're stoked to see Autumn produce hitting the local groceries. From squashes to pomegranates, take a look at this list of Fall favorites along with their incredible health benefits.      

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VIDEO: Celeb Butcher's 5 Favorite Cuts of Meat

September 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

If you love a finely crafted steak, chances are you’ve heard of Pat LaFrieda. The butcher, author and third-generation owner of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors supplies meat to restaurants from Eleven Madison Park to ShakeShack. Pat tells Bloomberg Pursuits his five all-time favorite cuts of meat.

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Food Companies Beware: Autumn Insects in Peak Migration

September 24, 2014 8:00 am | by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services | Articles | Comments

With Fall comes cooler temperatures. And with cooler temperatures come pests. Food facilities may experience invaders this season when these pests try to migrate toward buildings in search of warm resting spots to spend the cold winter.    

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Food Formers

September 24, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The food portioners can form and portion beef, poultry, fish, vegetables and more. 

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Not New Coke: Coca-Cola's Sugar Quandary Necessitates New Thinking

September 23, 2014 2:00 pm | by Hartman Group Blog | Blogs | Comments

Coca-Cola, which ironically was created as a healthy drink alternative for the pro-temperance crowd, has had trouble with recipe change. The failure of New Coke is the most glaring example, but just this summer its VitaminWater brand faced a backlash for switching to a stevia-and-sugar combination. 

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America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort Of

September 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”           

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Study: Kids Eat Better If Their Parents Went to College

September 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

New research from the University of British Columbia finds that children of college-educated parents tend to eat more vegetables and drink less sugar.                              

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VIDEO: 4 Pumpkin-Flavored Foods You Never Knew Existed

September 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins, but there are a few unexpected pumpkin-flavored foods you may not know exist.                                      

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VIDEO: Would You Drink a 104-Year-Old Bourbon?

September 23, 2014 12:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

A 104-year-old bottle of Louisville-made bourbon has just been discovered and is soon to be opened.                                            

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5 Tips to Increase Productivity

September 23, 2014 12:30 pm | by Kara Simon, General Manager, 3Cheers Recognition & Rewards | Articles | Comments

Supply chains are only as good as the people in charge of keeping up with them. This means that it is just as important for manufacturers to keep equipment in great shape as it is for them to keep people in great shape by showing meaningful appreciation on a day-to-day basis.

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Brainstorm: Innovations in Sanitation Pt. 2

September 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by Brad Polen, Sector Manager, Processed Foods, Sealed Air | Articles | Comments

In this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in sanitation should food manufacturers be aware of and how do they aid in regulatory compliance, as well as boosting consumer confidence? Brad Polen of Sealed Air's Food Care Division has the mic. 

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Pabst Brewing Explains Intentions of Selling Business

September 23, 2014 9:19 am | by Pabst Brewing Company | News | Comments

Pabst has been an American company since 1844 and will continue to be an American iconic brand with its headquarters in the U.S. The future owners of Pabst are "deeply committed to Pabst's future as an American company."        

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Organic Leaders Assess Future Challenges

September 23, 2014 9:12 am | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha noted that organic acreage and production in the United States have not kept up with the growth in organic demand.              

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