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VIDEO: Hot Honey Creates Powerful Mix of Sweet and Spicy

January 21, 2015 8:00 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Sriracha isn't the only condiment that's delighting spicy food lovers. Michael Kurtz was working as a part-time pizza apprentice in Brooklyn when he realized his homemade hot honey might be the next thing to stick.         

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Slip-Resistant Work Boots

January 21, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The next generation of toe protection safety is that of Destin. This shoe is perfect for indoor environments, as it feature a maximum underfoot surface area with an oil and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole.

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EU Won't Ease Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Conflict Rages

January 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by RAF CASERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's foreign ministers ruled out any easing of sanctions against Russia as long as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine. French food producers have been especially affected by the sanctions, and European officials are working to address these issues.

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Tyson Foods to Pay $539K For Spill in Southwest Missouri

January 20, 2015 2:10 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods Inc. will pay more than $530,000 for a chemical spill that killed more than 100,000 fish and caused a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment system to fail, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced.      

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Millennials Drive Premiumization in Wine Industry

January 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

As a Millennial myself, I can safely vouch for consumers of my age group in that we love wine. Whites, reds, sweet or dry, Millennials like to enjoy a glass of the good stuff. A new report studies the role of Millennials in driving premiumization in the global wine industry.

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Shake Shack Plans to Raise up to $80M from IPO

January 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Burger chain Shake Shack, which got its start as a hot dog cart in New York City, plans to raise up to $80 million from an initial public offering of its common stock. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates its IPO of 5 million shares pricing between $14 and $16 per share.

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The State of the Obama Economy

January 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

With the economy turning around, President Obama will probably do some gloating in tonight's State of the Union address. According to a new poll, 45 percent of Americans say they're satisfied with the state of the economy — that’s the highest number in 11 years.

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Beastie Boys Seek Additional $2.4M in Monster Energy Drink Suit

January 20, 2015 12:10 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Beastie Boys want to force the maker of Monster Energy drink to pay nearly $2.4 million in legal fees and costs so the rappers' $1.7 million jury award is not dwarfed by expenses in a copyright violation case, lawyers say.      

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Report Says TTIP Would Undermine Toxic Pesticide Regulations

January 20, 2015 11:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Articles | Comments

Many Europeans have voiced concerns that the new agreement will lower the EU's standards for environmental and food safety. A new report takes aim at just that — saying that proposals for TTIP could translate into more pesticides making their way into EU food markets.

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VIDEO: Kids Are Eating 'Too Much Pizza'

January 20, 2015 9:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos | Comments

On any given day, 22 percent of kids ages six to 19 are eating pizza. All those slices add up to about one quarter of their daily calories. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study published in Pediatrics.    

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Union to Talk About Indiana Pillsbury Plant Set to Close

January 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The union that represents workers at a Pillsbury plant set for closure expects to meet next month with General Mills officials to discuss the southern Indiana plant's future. General Mills announced last week that it plans to close its refrigerated goods plant in New Albany by mid-2016, but said its decision is subject to negotiation with union officials.

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Forklift Conversion: The Key to Eco-Efficiency

January 20, 2015 7:55 am | by Brian Faust, General Manager, Douglas Battery | Articles | Comments

The material handling industry has embraced the concept of sustainability with an increasing number of warehouses and distribution centers implementing sustainable practices. The concept is a win-win proposition that, among other things, helps to lower operating costs as companies learn to be more eco-efficient.

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Dairy Industry Braces for Milk Bust Following 2014 Boom

January 20, 2015 7:30 am | by DANA FERGUSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Already disheartened by the current glut, which is due to global factors and overproduction, dairy farmers say they worry that futures markets predict dwindling prices in 2015. Over in the dairy aisle, though, shoppers are milking savings by the gallon.

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Tarrier Foods Recalls Chopped Candy Lacking Peanut Warning

January 20, 2015 7:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tarrier Foods is recalling more than 300 cases of its Chopped Twix candy topping because the Ohio company says the ingredient statement on the packaging didn't show that it may contain peanuts and eggs.       

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US Manufacturer of Oreo Begins Building New Bahrain Plant

January 20, 2015 7:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mondelez International says the facility will have capacity to produce 90,000 tons per year. The company said its plant in the Arab Gulf island-nation will produce brands such as Oreo, Ritz and TUC in the initial phase, which will create 300 jobs. Full commercial production is scheduled to start early next year.

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Florida Salsa Company Donates Profits to Military Charities

January 20, 2015 6:15 am | by ALLISON GRINER, The Florida Times-Union | News | Comments

In 2012, Stan McQuiston, 43, and his friend John Reich, 52, hatched the idea to sell all-natural salsas and sauces. But they also knew from the very beginning that no money, not even a penny, would ever reach their pockets. As career military men, Reich and McQuiston wanted it all to go back to the institution that had given them so much.

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Georgia Food Company Recalls Meat Sent to Catering Distributors

January 20, 2015 6:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say Kabob's Acquisition Inc. recalled about 869 pounds of meat that was produced between Nov. 13 and last Thursday. Officials say the company's ingredient supplier said ground cumin spice that was used in production may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

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Form-Fill-Seal Machines

January 20, 2015 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Hassia FFS Machine P300 is a form-fill-seal packaging machine platform that can produce from 20,000-63,000 mini portion cups per hour.

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Weekly Recall Roundup: Don't Stick Your Fork in This Pork!

January 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

With the first month of the year more than half way over, the food and beverage industry has already seen its fair share of recalls. This week, some of the more significant recalls throughout the food industry included:       

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Ga. Firm Recalls Pork For Undeclared Allergens

January 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co., a Marietta, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 931 pounds of tasso (pork shoulder) products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA'S Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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