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Moving Toward a Safer Plant

July 20, 2015 11:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Conveyors are a vital piece of a manufacturing operation. They are a crucial piece of automation that can help increase efficiency and productivity across the plant floor through connectivity and smart technology.

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What Happens When You Put 10 Apple Engineers in a Kitchen?

July 20, 2015 10:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The June smart oven recognizes your food, determines how it should be cooked, and texts you when it's ready.

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Chubby Cartoon Characters Make Kids Eat More Junk Food, Study Says

July 20, 2015 10:15 am | by University of Colorado Boulder | News | Comments

Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

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How to be Prepared for the Food Safety Modernization Act

July 20, 2015 9:45 am | by Steve Phillabaum, Jason Edelman, The Graham Company | Articles | Comments

With 2016 just around the corner, food producers need to be ready for the effects of the FSMA. These regulations will require more proactive measures, so why not put them in place now?

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Innovative Sodium Reduction Ingredient Provides Meaningful Reductions in Sodium Intake

July 20, 2015 9:20 am | by FOODMINDS LLC | News | Comments

New research, published this month in Food Science & Nutrition, provides the most recent estimates of sodium intake among the U.S. population and assesses the potential impact of a sodium reduction technology on sodium intake via a modeling analysis.

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Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness of Probiotics

July 20, 2015 9:00 am | by American Society For Microbiology | News | Comments

The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to research published on in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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Blue Bell: $125M Investment Necessary to Remain Operational

July 20, 2015 8:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell's chief executive told shareholders last week that Texas billionaire Sid Bass will lend the company up to $125 million, and that the investment is essential for the popular ice-cream maker to remain in business, according to a published report.

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Big Green Monster Cukes? Rooftop Garden Thrives at Fenway Park

July 20, 2015 8:45 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall. The Boston Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden. The produce is used in food and cocktails sold at the concessions, at nearby restaurants and in the team's flagship restaurant that prepares meals for about 40,000 people during home games.

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The Billionaire Behind Blue Bell’s Comeback Bid

July 20, 2015 8:35 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Articles | Comments

Sid Bass, who made his fortune off oil, has invested an undisclosed amount in the marred ice cream company to help get their sweet treats back on shelves.

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American Frozen Food Institute Adds Food Safety Topics to PROCESS EXPO University Forum

July 20, 2015 8:15 am | by FPSA | News | Comments

The Food Processing Suppliers Association recently announced the addition of three sessions to the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2015. These session are being organized by the American Frozen Food Institute and admission will be free of charge for all registered attendees of PROCESS EXPO.

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Waterproof Connectors for Harsh Environments

July 20, 2015 7:45 am | by Mencom Corporation Mencom Corporation Product Releases | Comments

There are as many terms used to describe waterproof connectors as there are reasons for needing one, such as water resistant, water repellent, and watertight.

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Report: Foods Responsible For Majority of E. coli Outbreaks

July 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.

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Better Chocolate With Microbes

July 17, 2015 2:05 pm | by American Society For Microbiology | News | Comments

For decades, researchers have worked to improve cacao fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. Now, a team of Belgian researchers has discovered that the same species of yeast used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

July 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Friday Food Funnies: Did You Hear About Tony the Tiger's Murder?

July 17, 2015 1:40 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It's Friday. The sun is shining (at least here in good ol' Madison, Wis. it is) and the clock is ticking down to your release from responsibility! Yay! Let's celebrate with some laughs.

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Top 4 Innovations to Reduce Food Waste

July 17, 2015 1:25 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

We talk a lot about food waste and we've all heard the devastating numbers on just how much America sends to our landfills. But while it seems that we may be struggling to find a solution, a renewed energy and focus on this problem has meant a flurry of innovative ideas.

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Heading Upstream: Technology Takes Robotics Up the Packaging Line

July 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by PMMI | Articles | Comments

Advanced networking, integration and controls drive the implementation of robots beyond end-of-line applications.

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Study Says Rural Landscapes Pose Potential Risk For Salmonella Infection

July 17, 2015 12:40 pm | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Salmonella infections are one of the top causes of gastrointestinal disease in the U.S., and while regulatory agencies have made progress in reducing foodborne transmission of the pathogen, other infection sources, including exposure to water, have not been as thoroughly examined.

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Insects May Be the Answer to Consumer Demand For More Protein

July 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The growing consumer demand for protein -- and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock -- could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium at IFT15.

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Cover Story Extra: Success With Second Chances

July 17, 2015 11:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

After spending 15 years in prison, Dave Dahl made the most of his second chance. And the company that bears his name — Dave’s Killer Bread — is allowing many of its employees the opportunity to do the same.

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