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Monarch Beverage Co. Keeps Up Indiana Liquor Law Fight

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co., the state's largest beer distributor, has filed documents seeking a liquor wholesaler's permit for a separate corporate entity.                  

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Infographic: America's Most Wanted Food Labels

September 9, 2014 8:20 am | by Consumer Reports | News | Comments

How's a consumer to know all the standards and regulations (or loopholes, for that matter) behind the seal itself? Consumer Reports gives us this simple, exhaustive infographic that breaks down the pluses and minuses of the most common animal welfare labels.

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VIDEO: The Story Behind 3M Petrifilm Plates

September 9, 2014 8:00 am | by 3M Food Safety | Videos | Comments

For more than 25 years, food safety professionals all over the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. For a quarter of a century, the little red dot has been changing the way scientists across the globe look at microbiology testing. 

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Food-Grade Mill

September 9, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Simpactor FID pin mill is the perfect solution for milling dry food ingredients to precise fine particle sizes of 50-200 mesh with no screens to blind and an easy to clean mill area. 

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Bulk Bag Discharger

September 9, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This bulk bag discharging system is designed for discharging whole grain organic flour.

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ISM: Numbers Up On Strong Demand

September 8, 2014 2:24 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 

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Infographic: How Safe is X-Ray Inspection of Food?

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

For more than 20 years, food manufacturers have been using x-ray inspection to ensure product safety and quality. But, is x-ray inspection safe?                             

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Diageo Taps Tech Start-Ups to Tackle Irresponsible Drinking, Retail Theft

September 8, 2014 1:00 pm | by Diageo | News | Comments

Diageo, the world's largest maker of spirits, has created a technology to help find solutions to some of the liquor industry's most pressing problems.                             

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Obama Administration to Limit Profitability of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting their addresses abroad in an effort to reduce their U.S. taxes. The maneuver is known as a corporate inversion. The Obama administration is deciding what actions to take to make it less profitable for companies to shift overseas.

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Pesticide Drift is Persistent Problem For Organic Farmers

September 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Organic growers are trying to profit off the rising consumer interest in locally grown, natural foods. But those smaller farms are often islands surrounded by a sea of conventionally grown crops that get sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

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Bud Light's 'Whatever' Contest Winners Left Stranded, Angry

September 8, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said the travel delays stemmed from a large number of people trying to depart the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport after the two-day event.                         

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Campbell Soup Posts 4Q Profit

September 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Its adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short of estimates. Its profit outlook for this fiscal year also disappointed investors, and shares fell in morning trading Monday.               

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Global Food Supply May Not Meet Escalating Demand

September 8, 2014 10:22 am | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal, Earth’s Future, examines global food security and the patterns of food trade that — until this analysis — have been minimally studied.     

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VIDEO: How Food Regulations Make Us Less Healthy

September 8, 2014 10:17 am | by Learn Liberty | Videos | Comments

How do you choose what to eat? Most people don't realize what big impact government policy has over the food they buy and consume. Rentseeking, lobbying and regulatory barriers all change the way food is produced.                   

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Technological Advances in Food Processing Creates Regulatory Gaps

September 8, 2014 10:05 am | by Eric Esson, Rite-Hite, Machine Guarding National Sales Manager | Articles | Comments

New industrial safety regulations are always coming down the line and it’s critical that managers of food manufacturing and storage facilities keep up on the latest safety technologies available to match the right product to the right process.   

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The World's Most Valuable Soft Drinks Brands

September 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Canadean | News | Comments

A look at the top end of the global top 20 most valuable soft drinks ranking for 2013 reveals no surprises, with the Coca-Cola brand in pole position, followed by Pepsi-Cola on the strength of their global reach.         

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Anheuser-Busch Converts Trucking Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

September 8, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CNG conversion comes as the 2014 football season kicks off one of the company’s busiest shipping periods of the year with 17 million cases of beer shipped by the Houston fleet during the third quarter.               

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Processing Alligators For Food is a Growing Business

September 8, 2014 9:30 am | by CHAD GILLIS, The News-Press | News | Comments

Processing facilities must be certified by the USDA in order to legally sell meat to the public or restaurants. Securing the certification is not the only challenge. The smell produced when skinning and processing alligator meat is somewhat gamey — somewhere between a fish market and a pile of hamburger meat.

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Mars Chocolate Recalls Twix Candy

September 8, 2014 9:22 am | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX Brand Unwrapped Bites Stand Up Pouches.                                        

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Photo: Campbell Soup Kicks Off Football Season in a Different Way

September 8, 2014 9:13 am | by Campbell's Chunky Soup | News | Comments

To kick off the NFL season, Campbell’s Chunky soup is celebrating its newest Mama’s Boy — NFL cornerback Richard Sherman — by creating a statue lined with Campbell’s Chunky soup cans and labels. 

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