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5 Facilities Win 2014 IPM Partner Awards For Pest Management

November 14, 2014 2:56 pm | by Orkin, LLC | News | Comments

With the ever-evolving audit standards, it is crucial to keep pest management at the forefront of facility operations and audit preparation. These five companies have successfully done so and were named winners of the 2014 IPM Partner Awards.

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Consumer Trends: Slice Off a Shot of Pie-Flavored Whiskey

November 14, 2014 2:46 pm | by Diageo | News | Comments

Warm baked apples, toasted pecans, the taste of the graham cracker crust on Grandma's homemade pies: all these loveable flavors are hot out of the oven in PIEHOLE — a blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavored liqueur.        

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VIDEO: Port Labor Could Slow Holiday Shipments

November 14, 2014 2:36 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

There are growing concerns that a slowdown at one of the country's busiest ports in Long Beach could hit holiday shipments. From apples to iPhones, business could come to a halt on the West coast, as a battle threatens to stop crucial imports.

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5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones to Drive Profit

November 14, 2014 2:11 pm | by Kirill Storch | Articles | Comments

Some notable advancements have included the assembly line, telephone, fax machine and the Internet. Today, there is a ubiquitous technology poised to revolutionize how business is done: the smartphone… but NOT for the reason you may think.  

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What Did Ancient Romans Eat? Archaeologists Find Clues to Varied Diet

November 14, 2014 2:03 pm | by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and trash dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalizing clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed those Roman cities in 79 A.D.

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Cod Restrictions Will Cost Consumers Who Buy Local

November 14, 2014 1:49 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supply from countries like Iceland and Norway, as well as Alaska, is steady enough that a lack of Gulf of Maine cod is unlikely to affect prices overall. But customers who prefer locally caught fish will probably soon have to pay more at markets and restaurants.

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Petition Filed to Protect Yellowstone Bison

November 14, 2014 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Wildlife advocates have filed a formal petition to protect the wild bison herds. They say the Yellowstone animals face numerous threats; that includes a capture and slaughter program that has killed more than 3,600 bison since 2000 to prevent the spread of disease carried by many bison.

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Cold Front Helps Wake Up Wheat, Corn Prices

November 14, 2014 10:49 am | by Steve Rothwell, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of wheat for December delivery climbed 11 cents, or 2 percent, to $5.54 on Thursday, taking its gains for the week to 7.6 percent. If the crop holds its current level it will be the biggest weekly price surge since March.     

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Pinnacle Foods to Buy Canadian Protein Foods Maker, Garden

November 14, 2014 10:43 am | by Pinnacle Foods Group Inc.; Garden Protein International Inc. | News | Comments

Pinnacle Foods Inc., maker of Birds Eye frozen brands, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canada-based Garden Protein International Inc., the rapidly-growing manufacturer of the plant-based protein brand gardein.

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Photos: Chef Aims For Gingerbread House World Record

November 14, 2014 10:13 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough. That's what Manhattan chef Jon Lovitch needs to build the world's largest collection of gingerbread houses.

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Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban

November 14, 2014 10:00 am | by Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuit filed by Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit in federal court in Honolulu asks a judge to immediately prevent a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms from taking effect.       

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Lawsuit Against Capital Brewery Dismissed

November 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dane County Judge Peter Anderson has dismissed a lawsuit by minority shareholders against Capital Brewery which claimed misconduct by company executives. Anderson says the minority shareholders haven't shown they had standing to sue.    

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Mass. Regulators Probe State's Beer Industry

November 14, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators for the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission have issued subpoenas to several breweries, distributors and retailers for records to determine whether they are paying for, or demanding payments for, access to taps and shelf space. 

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This Thanksgiving: Bring on the Turkey, Not the Food Safety Incidents

November 14, 2014 9:23 am | by Keri Dawson | Articles | Comments

Every year, a significant number of people suffer from food poisoning and other related foodborne illnesses during the holiday season. Faced with these statistics, food companies are under significant pressure to strengthen their quality and safety measures.

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Nutrition Guidelines: Pitfalls of Focusing on Nutrients Instead of Whole Foods

November 14, 2014 8:15 am | by Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) | News | Comments

The "Straight Talk about Nutrition Guidelines" symposia will look at the challenges posed by the "nutrient-focused" approach used in dietary guidelines, which has largely ignored the impact of real, whole foods on health.     

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New York Loosens Rules For Craft Beer, Spirits

November 14, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New York is eliminating some restrictions on craft beer, wine and spirits producers to encourage the growing interest in locally made alcoholic beverages.                           

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Voice Command/Audible Alarm Systems

November 14, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Smart Alert is an audible alarms system used for commercial, manufacturing and industrial settings to quickly and clearly alert individuals of an emergency or critical situation. 

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Minneapolis' Grain Belt Sign Could Shine Again

November 13, 2014 2:00 pm | by August Schell Brewing | News | Comments

August Schell Brewing Company, the Minnesota-based brewer of Grain Belt Beer, has reached an agreement to purchase one of Minneapolis' most-recognized landmarks — the iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on Nicollet Island.          

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PACK EXPO 2014 Attendance Tops 2012 By 6.5 Percent

November 13, 2014 1:45 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

Packaging and processing professionals gathered in Chicago last week for PACK EXPO International. With preliminary figures topping 48,600 attendees, the show owner and producer PMMI anticipates recording a 6.5 percent attendance jump over 2012. 

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FDA Guards Against Food Spoilage, Contamination

November 13, 2014 1:30 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

Specialists in a FDA laboratory in Arkansas use their sense of smell to detect odors of decomposition to make sure domestic and imported seafood and seafood products are fit for consumption.                 

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