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VIDEO: Big Data Just Killed Happy Hour

September 23, 2014 8:20 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

One of the hottest fields in high-tech right now is big data — making sense of huge amounts of information on everything from shopping to dating. And now for beer. Bloomberg's Elliott Gotkine reports.              

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How to Swab For Bacterial Contamination in Your Brewery

September 23, 2014 8:00 am | by Puritan Medical Products | Blogs | Comments

Sanitation is essential to producing the best product possible, and as Oktoberfest approaches, more and more small-scale breweries are ramping up their production, and thus, their sanitation procedures.

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Electronic Thermometers

September 23, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Tel thermometers are optimized for use in demanding food processing, dairy engineering, and process industry environments.  

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Water: It's What's on Tap

September 22, 2014 1:45 pm | by Dow Water & Process Solutions | News | Comments

Treating source water with reverse osmosis elements removes the minerals to create a blank slate, allowing brewers to have control over taste, quality and composition of the beer.                   

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Brainstorm: Innovations in Sanitation Pt. 1

September 22, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Articles | Comments

In part one of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in sanitation should food manufacturers be aware of and how do they aid in regulatory compliance, as well as boosting consumer confidence?             

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Ancient Grains Making a Modern Day Comeback With Hot Cereals Line

September 22, 2014 1:00 pm | by Ancient Harvest | News | Comments

The first brand to bring quinoa to the United States in the 1980s, Ancient Harvest, is now serving up ancient grains for breakfast with the debut of its line of hot cereals. The cereals will be available nationwide this winter.       

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4 Ways to Increase Manufacturing

September 22, 2014 12:52 pm | by Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Articles | Comments

In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production and need to be engaged with at every step.

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Organic Trail Mix Recalled For Undeclared Allergen

September 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by Giant Food of Landover, Md. | News | Comments

Woodstock Farms Manufacturing has recalled its Nature's Promise Organic Campfire Trail Mix for possibly containing cashew kernels, when the ingredient label does not list them.                     

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The Secret to High-Fiber 'Super Spaghetti'

September 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Lead South Australia | News | Comments

Australian scientists have spent two years determining how to make a bowl of spaghetti healthier without compromising on taste. Two lines of durum wheat not currently being used in pasta production were discovered to possibly be able to increase fiber by up to 20 percent.

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Consumer Trends: Cast a Spell With New Orange Scream Milk

September 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Dean Foods Company | News | Comments

TruMoo, a leader in ready-to-serve refrigerated chocolate milk, has introduced Orange Scream just in time for Halloween. The orange milk was inspired by an orange frozen pop with vanilla ice cream.                  

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Infographic: Consumers Gravitate Toward More Flavorful Beers

September 22, 2014 10:36 am | by Technomic | News | Comments

Changing consumer taste preferences, varied levels of cost-consciousness and competition from spirits and wine are converging to re-shape the beer industry and its growth opportunities in 2014 and beyond.            

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VIDEO: Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes?

September 22, 2014 10:26 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

In an attempt to stay healthy, millions of Americans use sugar substitutes or testosterone supplements. New developments signal that both could pose health risks. Dr. David Agus joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss the science.  

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Anheuser-Busch Blames Personal Conduct, Not Alcohol in NFL Problems

September 22, 2014 10:18 am | by Alcohol Justice | News | Comments

Though Roger Goodell has shown progress in recognizing that domestic violence is a serious problem in the NFL, he and the sport's biggest sponsor — Anheuser-Busch InBev — continue to blame individual behavior as the cause.       

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Calif. Adopts Olive-Oil Labeling Standards to Prove Authenticity

September 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved labeling standards for California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil.              

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Peanut Butter Prompts M&M's Recall

September 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Some of the 3.4-ounce Theater Box M&M’s may contain packages of Peanut Butter M&Ms so they are being voluntarily recalled. It’s not marked that way on the box, but the packages inside are correctly marked, the company said.   

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Explosion at Nestle Purina Halts Production of Arizona Plant

September 22, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Flagstaff, Arizona pet food plant's explosion will stop production for several weeks. Four contract workers were injured in Nestle Purina's explosion last week.                         

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US Meat Supplier in China Meat Scandal Lays Off 340 Workers

September 22, 2014 9:36 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been under investigation since July, when the company was acused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains.                             

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Craft Beer: The Worries of a Niche Industry

September 22, 2014 9:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

From 2012 to 2013, the U.S. has seen a 15.3 percent increase in craft breweries. While there seems to be no shortage of people willing to jump into the craft brewing industry, the distribution channels, shelf space and tap handles aren’t so quick to expand.

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Custom Engineered Tanks

September 22, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Custom engineered tanks are built in ASME-code certified plants and can be designed for virtually any use, application or environment. These tanks can include agitators, heating jackets or coils, insulation, thermowells, sanitary finish, passivated surfaces and special coatings or tank liners.

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PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment

September 19, 2014 3:00 pm | by PepsiCo | News | Comments

PepsiCo announced a goal that by 2020 all of its future point-of-sale equipment (coolers, vending machines and fountain dispensers) purchased in the United States, will be free of hydroflourocarbons.            

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