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A Chocolate That Doesn't Melt

June 26, 2015 10:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With summer in full bloom, candy lovers can agree that melted chocolate all over your hands can be sticky and annoying. Now, a company has developed a way to keep chocolate in solid form (without melting) at temperatures as high as 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Clear Flexible Food Packaging Showcases Freshness, Visual Appeal

June 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Kevin Young and Markus Hoedebeck, Mondi North America, Consumer Goods Packaging | Articles | Comments

See-through flexible packaging is one of the hottest trends in the food industry. Fueling the trend are both technical and social forces.

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Watch How a Legendary Bourbon Beer is Made

June 26, 2015 9:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chicago-based Goose Island is one of the most well-known and respected craft beer companies in the U.S., and their signature product is the limited edition Bourbon County Stout. Aged for a year in bourbon barrels, the intensely flavorful 14% ABV stout has become a legend among craft beer fans, selling out almost immediately when it is released on Black Friday every year. 

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3D Printing Cafe Brews Creativity

June 26, 2015 9:00 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

3-D printers are still too expensive for most people to own. A number of cafes, like this one in London, now offer 3-D printing and design classes along with the caffeinated beverages on the menu.

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Beck's Beer Drinkers Awarded Settlement in Lawsuit

June 26, 2015 8:25 am | by CBS This Morning | News | Comments

The world's largest brewer Anheuser Busch InBev has reached a preliminary settlement with a group of beer drinkers. Their class-action lawsuit accuses the company of deceiving customers who bought Beck's. The problem: the beer they thought was imported from Germany was actually made in Missouri.

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Study Aims to Predict Environmental Impact of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.

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EPA to Study Impact of Pesticides on Endangered Species

June 26, 2015 7:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A settlement between an environmental advocacy group and federal regulators will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate two common agricultural pesticides.

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Handy Safety Knife

June 26, 2015 7:45 am | by HTK Company | Product Releases | Comments

This high-quality, low-cost knife is worn on the hand like a ring, so it’s always handy. It is a professional grade utility knife that is strong enough to be a part of most any manufacturing process and can be worn over work gloves if needed.

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Horizontal Flow Wrapper

June 26, 2015 7:30 am | by Campbell Wrapper Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Campbell Revolution Horizontal Flow Wrapper produces packages for a wide range of applications such as bakery and confectionery products, frozen foods, snack bars, school lunches and sandwiches.

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Study: Good Appetizer Could Make Your Main Course Less Enjoyable

June 25, 2015 3:00 pm | by Drexel University | News | Comments

A good or mediocre appetizer has the potential to significantly change how the main course is enjoyed, according to one Drexel food science professor.

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Get an Umbrella Before it Rains

June 25, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jon Wikstrom | Blogs | Comments

Over the past century, we have witnessed the rise of economies on a massive scale. Many countries have grown incredibly wealthy and their growth has been fueled by innovative business practices and aggressive manufacturing of products demanded by billions all over the world.

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Russia Extends Ban on Western Food Imports For a Year

June 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on the import of many agricultural products for another year.

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Why Hire a Veteran?

June 25, 2015 1:00 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Since 2009, the Call of Duty Endowment has placed more than 12,000 U.S. veterans in jobs, with a goal of having 25,000 jobs filled by 2018. CODE's Dan Goldenberg and Gen. James Jones discuss why companies, especially in the manufacturing and industrial sector, should hire veterans.

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General Mills to Slash up to 725 Jobs

June 25, 2015 12:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Progresso said Thursday that it expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.

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Consumers Want Food Additives Subtracted From Menus

June 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Every week brings new headlines about a national foodservice brand pledging to reduce or remove food additives from their menu or products. Consumer demand is driving these changes, and the experts at Technomic's research group have timely data detailing why consumers want to know more about the food they eat.

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States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 25, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

During the past two years, three New England states enacted labeling laws for genetically modified foods amid increasing concerns from consumers. With only a handful of days remaining in the current fiscal year, however, no additional states targeted GMO food labeling in the past 12 months.

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3 Ways to Prevent Food Plant Electrical System Malfunctions

June 25, 2015 11:20 am | by Jud Walker, Stellar | Articles | Comments

Do you give enough care and consideration to your food processing facility’s electrical equipment? Jud Walker, a senior electrical engineer for Stellar, discusses electrical safety, systems maintenance and more in this article.

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'Fitness' Label on Food May Lead to Weight Gain

June 25, 2015 10:45 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new study warns slapping the word "fitness" on food labels may actually cause you to eat more and exercise less. Dr. Holly Phillips joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the hidden power of food labels.

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Increasing Efficiency Through iQagent. Q&A With Bob Meads

June 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In manufacturing, machine failure and unplanned downtime can be exceptionally costly. Efficiency becomes the name of the game, and that’s where iQagent comes in.

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Food Research at the Microscale

June 25, 2015 9:30 am | by Jeffrey McGinn, President and Director of Instrument Sales at McCrone Microscopes and Accessories, Westmont, Ill. | Articles | Comments

Recent advances in polarized thermal stage microscopy have served to enhance the research performed in laboratories within the food industry, and allow for the study of a wide range of substances.

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