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In the News: FDA Proposes to Know More About Antibiotic Use in Animals

May 20, 2015 7:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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LED Vapor Tight Fixture

May 20, 2015 7:20 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The first fixture of its kind, the LED Vapor Tight fixture was specifically designed using thermally engineered polymers for corrosion and UV resistance in harsh environments able to withstand moisture, dust and salt spray.

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US Investigation of 2007 Peanut Butter Recall Wraps Up

May 19, 2015 4:56 pm | by JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Georgia, Pam Lightsey, said Tuesday that prosecutors plan to reveal details of the investigation Wednesday.

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Report Tabs Utah as Leading Candy Consumer

May 19, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Data compiled by the Hershey Company suggests Utah residents indulge in candy at a rate nearly twice the national average. And a Bloomberg review of the chocolate producer's numbers suggest religion and demographics have a lot to do with it.

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FDA Proposes to Know More About Antibiotic Use in Animals

May 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.

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Brainstorm: Conveying Trends in the Food Industry Pt. 2

May 19, 2015 1:50 pm | by Jim Paulsen, Sales/Account Manager, Multi-Conveyor | Articles | Comments

Sanitation is the top trending conversation in building conveyors for the food industry. Staying ahead of the requirements that the food industry dictates is key to developing sustainable designs that can work across various food manufacturing segments.

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ConAgra to Close WI Cookie Plant, Lay Off Hundreds

May 19, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods plans to close one of its two cookie plants in the eastern Wisconsin city of Ripon, a move that would eliminate about 300 jobs later this year.

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The Value of Properly Testing Dry Powder Filling Machines Prior to Installation

May 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Timm Johnson, Vice President Sales/Marketing — Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery | Articles | Comments

Not all testing facilities are the same. Knowing what to look for in a pre-installation test will help ensure accurate data and expectations are met. 

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US Dairy Companies Urge Congress to Act Now to Reform COOL and Protect American Jobs

May 19, 2015 11:45 am | by International Dairy Foods Association | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization's final ruling Monday against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule will cause severe economic harm to U.S. manufacturing and agriculture without immediate congressional intervention, said the International Dairy Foods Association.

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Social Media and Food: The Perfect Pair?

May 19, 2015 11:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The power of the social media community is immense, with consumers quickly disseminating information and starting and following trends and movements. So for food and beverage brands, learning to listen and understand the inevitable tides of change is crucial.  

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New Law Affects Chicken Farms in Calif.

May 19, 2015 10:30 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new law that took effect this year requires farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to stretch their wings. The new standard is backed by animal rights advocates, but there had been worries about higher egg prices.

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The Buzzing Trend of Eating Insects

May 19, 2015 9:50 am | by Jarrod Goldin, Co-Founder, Next Millennium Farms | Articles | Comments

Yes, those little critters that slither, hop and crawl are super-packed with nutrients that our bodies need, while being low in fat and calories. From Bangkok to China to Mexico, people are eating more than 1,900 different species of edible insects that roam this planet in abundance.

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New Candy, Snack Flavors Evoke Nostalgia

May 19, 2015 9:30 am | by National Confectioners Association | News | Comments

New product launches reveal that candy and snack manufacturers are looking beyond the category for flavor inspiration this year. Breakfast staples like bacon and maple are highlighted, as are classic flavors inspired by childhood memories, like s'mores.

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Report: Target Cutting Back on Processed Foods Promotions

May 19, 2015 9:05 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Target informed officials from General Mills, Kellogg, Campbell Soup and other iconic food brands in recent months about its plans to cut back on advertising of their products.

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Oregon Growers Say Company Lags on Payments For Seed

May 19, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oregon growers have filed $4.85 million in liens against a Pennsylvania company they say has not paid them for radish seed. Jim Gardner of K&J Farms in Monmouth says his family needs to pay people and has yet to see a penny from seed company Cover Crop Solutions.

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Wine Institute Urges Congress to Prevent COOL Retaliation, Damage to US Wine Exports

May 19, 2015 8:20 am | by Wine Institute | News | Comments

U.S. wine producers export more than $500 million of wine to Canada and Mexico annually and Canada is now the single largest export market for U.S. wine. 

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Dairy Alternative Segment Does Milk Market Good

May 19, 2015 8:00 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Got almond milk?  Fact is, more and more refrigerators nationwide are being stocked with almond milk and other assorted dairy alternatives.  As a result, there has been clear a shift in the U.S. beverage market with momentum clearly favoring milk alternatives.

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Liquid Level Switches

May 19, 2015 7:45 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Endress+Hauser released Liquiphant FTL31 and FTL33 liquid level switches based on vibrating tuning fork technology. 

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Step Down Temporary Power Distribution System

May 19, 2015 7:35 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a temporary power distribution system that converts 480 volts AC current to single phase 120 volts AC and 240 volts AC.

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Hundreds of Chicago Jobs in Balance as Mondelez Weighs Mexico Upgrades

May 18, 2015 1:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Employees at Mondelez's Chicago bakery are girding for hundreds of job losses as the food and beverage multinational consolidates its operations and upgrades its production lines.

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