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Chobani Founder Accused of Stealing Fage's Greek Yogurt Recipe

April 14, 2014 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

The ex-wife of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya claims that her former husband stole competitor Fage's secret recipe for Greek yogurt. In a matter of years, Chobani has unseated Fage as the No. 1 brand of Greek yogurt in the United States.

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Metal Conveyor Belt

April 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

DURAFLEX® EDGE open metal conveyor belting is designed for dairy, meat, poultry and food manufacturers.

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Cable Seal

April 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Roxtec EZEntry™ seal is designed to simplify cable sealing in the equipment manufacturing industry.

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Mini Light Tower

April 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The The WAL-C-4XM Quadpod Mini Light Tower produces approximately 575,000 lumens of light and is adjustable from 7-14 ft.

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PMMI: 'PACK gives BACK' Event to Feature Jay Leno

April 11, 2014 12:47 pm | News | Comments

PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces the return of PACK gives BACK™, Monday, Nov. 3. The event, open to PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO registrants, will feature comedian Jay Leno. A portion of ticket sales will support the K9s for Warriors charity.

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Childhood Obesity Rates Stabilize But More Kids Are Severely Obese

April 11, 2014 12:43 pm | News | Comments

Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But the rate of severe obesity increased, according to the study.

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Nevada Food Exports Hit Record Levels

April 11, 2014 12:39 pm | News | Comments

Nevada's food and agricultural exports reached a milestone last year, exceeding 2012 sales by more than $19 million. The Nevada Department of Agriculture says export sales hit $137 million in 2013, an increase of 17 percent from the year before.

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Subway Differentiates with Playfully Named ‘Flatizza’

April 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

It's part flatbread, but also part pizza. So Subway naturally called its latest offering the "Flatizza." As funny as the name may sound, it gives Subway a way to brand a product that might otherwise seem run-of-the-mill — and sear it into the memory of potential customers.

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Food Gains Help Push Producer Prices Higher

April 11, 2014 12:35 pm | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March, led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals. The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.5 percent last month.

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How Will Big Data Affect Manufacturing?

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

To continue the conversation around "Big Data," as well as other emerging trends like mobility, cloud technology and metrics programs, LNS Research has teamed up with MESA International to create the 2013-2014 ‘Metrics that Matter’ survey.

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Consumer Trends: Diners Search for More Pizza Variety

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Consumers told Technomic they eat pizza about 3.4 times a month. Today’s expanded retail options and the emergence of the trendy fast-casual pizza segment are giving consumers plenty of ways to satisfy their pizza cravings. But consumers say they want even more variety.

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Combating Milk Microbes That Survive Pasteurization

April 11, 2014 10:35 am | News | Comments

South Dakota State University dairy science professor Sanjeev Anand has begun developing ways to combat heat-resistant microorganisms, a major challenge for the world’s dairy industry. His work is supported by the Dairy Research Institute and the Midwest Dairy Food Research Center.

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Starbucks to Move VIA Instant Coffee Production to Ga.

April 11, 2014 10:28 am | by TIM RAUSCH, The Augusta Chronicle | News | Comments

Starbucks currently produces its VIA product line in Europe, but it will be moving production to Georgia when its south Augusta facility is fully operational. About 70 employees have been hired and packaging operations started in October at the Augusta facility.

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Court Ruling on Whaling Gave Japan's Gov't a Convenient Escape

April 11, 2014 10:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The international court ruling against Japanese whaling may have given the government a convenient political out. The Antarctic program was nearly bankrupt, but if the government had overhauled it on its own, it would have incurred the wrath of a strong anti-whaling lobby.

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Oregon Gov. Hopes to Frame GMO Laws with Panel

April 11, 2014 10:22 am | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber does not expect his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture to produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session. Instead, he wants the group to frame the issue of GMOs for legislators.

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Subway’s Phase-Out of ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical Nears Completion

April 11, 2014 10:17 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient.

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Photo of the Day: Frozen Food Industry to Air First Nat'l TV Ads in PR Push

April 11, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

With frozen food sales slipping, the industry is preparing a public relations campaign to defend the nutritional reputation of its products. The push will include what are said to be the first national TV ads on behalf of the entire industry, as well as social media and in-store promotions.

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Frozen Food Industry Plans Massive PR Campaign as Sales Slip

April 11, 2014 10:09 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

With frozen food sales slipping, the industry is preparing a public relations campaign to defend the nutritional reputation of its products. The push will include what are said to be the first national TV ads on behalf of the entire industry, as well as social media and in-store promotions.

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Adjustable Racking System

April 11, 2014 9:52 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The STAK adjustable racking system offers flexibility in vertical storage, load capacity and space savings.

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Throttling Valves

April 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Clampseal Throttling Valves are designed for severe service applications that require repeatable flow control and dependable shut-off.

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