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Love Whoppers? Now You Can Smell Like One

March 23, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Who doesn't love walking into a restaurant and getting a whiff of char-grilled burgers cooking? Unless you're a vegetarian, pretty much everyone. Now, Burger King Japan is taking it to a whole new level with its Eau De Whopper.

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 5

March 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

This week, Food Manufacturing is counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers. Today, we start with calibration functionality.

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Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

March 23, 2015 10:05 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

It seems like it's in just about every product on store shelves: High fructose corn syrup. What is it and how is it different from regular old sugar? Reactions is here to answer those sweet questions. 

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Dogs Rescued From Asian Meat Farms Brought to Calif.

March 23, 2015 9:35 am | by KRISTIN J. BENDER, AP Exchange | News | Comments

Trembling and with their tails between their legs, the dozens of dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm were in rough shape both physical and mentally when they arrived in Northern California this week to start new lives.

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Why Food Will Continue to Get Safer

March 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) | News | Comments

From E. coli to salmonella, the headline-grabbing pathogens that can contaminate our food supply are meeting their match, thanks to an array of technology advancements that will impact both food producers and consumers, say food safety research and policy leaders.

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The List of Wines Cited in California Lawsuit as Having High Arsenic Levels

March 23, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit last week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels.

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Maple Syrup Producer Taps Into Vermont With Plans to be Biggest in North America

March 23, 2015 8:10 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmers. Could a large-scale operation, tapping into thousands of acres of maple trees in a remote northeastern part of the state, be as sweet?

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Martin-Brower to Build Food Distribution Facility in Louisiana

March 23, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Martin-Brower Company plans a $16 million capital investment to build a new facility in Walker, La. The project will help retain 160 existing jobs and create 30 new jobs.

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Xtreme Metal Detector

March 23, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The metal detector offers greater sensitivity with its multiple frequency range and vibration immunity. An integrated beacon and configurable inputs and outputs enable easy installation.

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Fire at NY Poultry Farm Kills 50,000 Chickens

March 23, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border late last week.

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Infographic: 20 Amazing Water Facts

March 20, 2015 3:05 pm | by Able Skills | News | Comments

This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day. It's a day to celebrate water. It's a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water-related issues. It's a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

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Popular Weed Killer Deemed 'Probable Carcinogen' by UN

March 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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Herring Rules Could Change as Feds Look to Protect Key Fish

March 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

 The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.

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How Counterfeits Can Impact Your Manufacturing Process

March 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Tom Grace | Articles | Comments

The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a problem that continues to rise each year; currently, it is estimated to make up five to seven percent of world trade or $1.77 trillion in 2015.

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Managing Food and Beverage Supply in a Constrained World: Segmenting Your Suppliers

March 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by Dave Donnan, Partner and Leader of A.T. Kearney’s Global Food and Beverage Practice | Articles | Comments

Due to a series of supply-and-demand pressures — from a growing middle class in developing markets to increasing weather volatility — the global food industry is rapidly transforming. As a result, leading food and beverage companies are rethinking their supplier relationships

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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples as Safe

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe, saying they are as nutritious as their conventional counterparts. The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Co. and two varieties of apples from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.

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Prison Sentences for Egg Theft Scheme in Cuba

March 20, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a dozen people in Cuba have been sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison for conspiring to divert millions of eggs to the black market.

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Napa Winemaker's Life, Finances Unspooling Before He Shot Investor, Self

March 20, 2015 10:00 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley's famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded — for a while.

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Food Service Companies Vow to Go Cage-Free For Liquid Eggs

March 20, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Three of the largest food services companies each announced in recent weeks that they would purchase liquid eggs exclusively from cage-free poultry facilities by 2020.

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Are You in Compliance? OSHA's 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 9:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards.

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