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Seafood of the Future May Come From Unexpected Sources

August 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists FutureFood 2050 initiative talks with an oceanographer, a chef, a biochemist, an advocate and an entrepreneur about new and innovative ways to address the global challenge of feeding the world healthfully with limited resources.

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The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 26, 2014 12:30 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) | News | Comments

With tailgating season not far ahead, many people are firing up the grill to make some barbecued food. With only one goal in mind, most consumers aren't thinking about the science behind the barbecue. An IFT spokesperson provides some insight.

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Where the Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Got its Start

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visitors often flock to Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York for some homemade chicken wings. But, these aren't just any wings. This is the home of the original Buffalo chicken wings. The dish was developed in 1964, and 50 years later the Main Street eatery remains a must-see.

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VIDEO: Kentucky Distillery Part of Bourbon Trend in Louisville

August 26, 2014 9:45 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Kentucky Peerless Distillery has been standing for 102 years and expects to last another hundred. Corky Taylor says it is the first business he is looking decades into the future about, instead of what it is going to happen tomorrow.     

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NY Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits. In 2011, the state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boats 29.    

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Hard to Swallow? Burger King May Move to Canada

August 26, 2014 9:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers are voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its headquarters from Miami to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes. Burger King's Facebook page was littered with negative comments about the potential deal.

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Judge: Kauai GMO Law Invalid

August 26, 2014 8:45 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled Monday in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect. The companies argued the local ordinance is invalid and unfairly targets their industry.       

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North Dakota Coffee Shop Operates on Honor System

August 26, 2014 8:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota operates a little differently than most businesses. The small-town shop utilizes the honor system. This unusual setup has given customers a sense of ownership and has brought in 15 percent more money than the asking price.

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Edible Insects: Thailand Leads the World in Putting Bugs on Tables

August 26, 2014 8:00 am | by DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Averaging an annual output of 7,500 tons, Thailand leads the world in producing insects. Although a decade ago insect eating was largely a gimmick, experts say a recent increase in interest in the West is being driven by health and environmental concerns.

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Vertical Wrapping System

August 26, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now products in bottles, cans and jars are able to be wrapped directly from a filler while standing upright. The system is designed for applications requiring a capacity of up to 70 packs per minute.

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The Benefits of Proper Air Balance in Food Processing Facilities

August 26, 2014 7:45 am | by Luke Facemyer, Director, Refrigeration Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Achieving the optimal air balance within the different areas of a food facility is important for maintaining room temperatures, eliminating the potential for contamination and for worker productivity. Here are some key benefits of proper air balance. 

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Hydraulic Drum Dumper

August 26, 2014 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

This 180-degree rotation lift and seal hydraulic drum dumper inverts drums, then empties the materials into an existing process. 

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Stackable Tank

August 26, 2014 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

This stackable tank product line provides more efficient bulk storage and dispensing of lubes and other machine fluids, while maximizing valuable floor space and eliminating the need for 55 gallon drums.

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New Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction

August 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing up as a wheat replacement in an increasing number of gluten-free products. But now, the USDA is issuing an alert to consumers to actively read food labels before buying these products.

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Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland

August 25, 2014 2:34 pm | by MARTIN BENEDYK, DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whisky makers are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency. Nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch are sold overseas for a value of 4.3 billion pounds ($7.1 billion) a year.

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Teamsters to Host Investor Call on Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 25, 2014 2:27 pm | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters | News | Comments

The Teamsters are hosting an analyst call on the Sysco and US Foods merger antitrust obstacles. Representatives will outline issues that may jeopardize the deal and harm workers, customers and consumers.                

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North Dakota Winter Wheat Crop Hurt by Disease

August 25, 2014 2:17 pm | by Minot Daily News, Minot, North Dakota | News | Comments

The North Dakota winter wheat crop is showing high levels of vomitoxin — a toxin associated with scab disease that can make grain unsafe for people and animals to eat.                        

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Auburn University Offers Beer Brewing Course

August 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS COREY, TimesDaily | News | Comments

Interested in learning about brewing beer? Now there is a graduate-level course at Auburn University in Alabama for just that. The Brewing Science and Operations program began a few years ago as craft brew enthusiasts pushed for home brewing in the state.  

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Could Consumers End Outsourcing?

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Alan Nicol, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Ultimately, consumers deserve some blame for the outsourcing phenomenon that has swept through the U.S. and Europe. People tend to make decisions based on a single significant factor and in retail settings that factor tends to be price.   

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Calif. Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Processing Cows With Cancer

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Co-owner of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California slaughterhouse, has pleaded guilty to the criminal charges accusing him of processing cows with cancer. Operations were halted in February after a series of recalls.   

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