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Morton Salt Girl Could Make Advertising Industry History

September 10, 2014 2:00 pm | by Morton Salt, Inc. | News | Comments

The Morton Salt girl could make advertising industry history as the first girl icon voted into the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame at advertising week. Supporters are encouraged to vote for her in the poll.               

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Westernization in Chinese Market Will Lead to Changes in US Packaging Needs

September 10, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

Canadean predicts that consumer packaged goods providers will capitalize on the trend of Westernization for new experiences and integrate more Western groceries onto their shelves.                      

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Ajinomoto to Acquire US Frozen Foods Maker Windsor

September 10, 2014 12:30 pm | by Kyodo News International, Tokyo | News | Comments

A U.S. subsidiary of Ajinomoto, known widely as the producer of the MSG seasoning, will acquire all shares in Windsor in early November. Ajinomoto hopes to increase frozen food sales in North America from $130 million forecast for the current fiscal year to around 100 billion yen by fiscal 2020.

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Infographic: Food Biotechnology Breakdown

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by IFIC | News | Comments

A 2014 report by the International Food Information Council shows that Americans have a high interest in nutrition and health-related benefits of food biotechnology.                        

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Halloween Candy Sales Up 12 Percent in the US

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Hershey and Mars alone account for roughly 87 percent of Halloween chocolate sales. Mars attributes the success of its Variety Bags as a major area of growth for the company during the holiday.                    

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NFL Team Takes a Stand on Sustainable Food Manufacturing

September 10, 2014 11:30 am | by by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

The St. Louis Rams’ concessions partnership with Delaware North Companies Sportservice has resulted in a plethora of exciting new ideas, including the lowest prices for beer in the NFL at $4.50, a nutritionally balanced Kids Meal and now responsibly-sourced, grass-fed, local meat options.

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Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels Celebrates 75 Years

September 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Nestle USA | News | Comments

From the first chocolate chip cookie to decades of inspired chocolate baking, the Nestle Toll House brand continues its tradition of baking up memories in kitchens across America.                   

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Most Consumers Don't Know Their Daily Calorie 'Budget'

September 10, 2014 9:45 am | by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | News | Comments

A 2,000-calorie benchmark is what the FDA considers a reasonable daily calorie intake for adults. Nutrition labels on food sold in the U.S. are based on it. The key to translating labels and using them to make healthy food choices may be understanding this fact.

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New Mexico's Green Chile Harvests a Growing Demand

September 10, 2014 9:36 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The seasonal attention highlights a growing demand for the New Mexico-grown hot peppers, even as the number of acres planted and harvested each year has been shrinking.                       

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Infographic: How Do Moms Value the Importance of Sustainability?

September 10, 2014 9:30 am | by IFIC | News | Comments

A report by the International Food Information Council shows that moms are twice as likely than other consumer groups to say they have increased purchasing sustainable food and beverage products.               

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Maker Reaches 60th Year in Business

September 10, 2014 9:11 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Celebrating his 60th year in the business, Jimmy Russell has overseen production of about 3 million barrels of bourbon as Wild Turkey's master distiller — enough to fill about 20 million cases, according to the brand's parent company, Italian-based Gruppo Campari.

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CDC: More Than 40 Percent of Sodium Comes From 10 Common Foods

September 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | News | Comments

This report provides the most recent data detailing how much sodium school-age children eat and where it comes from. Researchers determined that about 43 percent of sodium eaten by children comes from the 10 foods they eat most often.    

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Jake Leinenkugel Retires From Craft Brewery

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Leinenkugel's, with its 147 years of family history, picturesque Northwoods brewery and expanding line of flavored beers, has been a near-perfect fit for the millennial market. Eighteen- to 25-year-olds crave variety, but they also want authenticity. 

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The Importance of Leadership, Employee Engagement in Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 8:04 am | by Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

While automation, IT and software solutions can play an important part of many Operational Excellence initiatives, in reality technology can only be as effective as the people and processes to which it supports.           

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VIDEO: Cookies Are Crazy!

September 10, 2014 8:00 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

Baking is definitely more of a science than an art — requiring precise measurements, exact temperatures and specific ingredients — and this video explains the scientific process of baking cookies in digestible terms.         

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No-Ledge Coupling

September 10, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling is designed for food and light industry conveying of fragile materials or materials requiring a high degree of sanitation.

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Fresh-Frozen Market Husker

September 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Along with husking corn, the Fresh Husker removes stems and debris from fruit such as citrus and apples, and vines. It also can remove tops and debris from beets, carrots, onions, potatoes and radishes.

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Chocolate Production Solutions to be Presented at PACK Expo

September 10, 2014 7:00 am | by Sollich North America LLC | News | Comments

Sollich KG of Germany is a leading global supplier of enrobers, tempering systems, cooling tunnels, and bar forming equipment with a complete line of optional auxiliary equipment.                   

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Infographic: Traceability For Standard Compliance, Process Improvement

September 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mettler Toledo | News | Comments

Good traceability helps a manufacturer comply with legal and regulatory requirements and also shows how the right systems and equipment can contribute to production efficiency. Find out more by taking a look at this infographic from Mettler Toledo.

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Are You Meeting Demand?

September 9, 2014 2:28 pm | by Thierry Giroux, Global Account Manager, Nestle EMEA | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers have to balance the demands associated with branded products versus private label to maintain a foothold in existing markets, while competing against global and local food manufacturers in emerging markets, such as China, India and Latin America.

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