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Portable Stand-Alone Printer

April 11, 2012 4:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DuraLabel Toro is a sign and lable printer featuring a chemical identification database and doesn't require network connectivity or IT support.

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Austrian Thieves Make Off With 2 Tons Of Coffee

April 11, 2012 1:12 pm | News | Comments

In a heist that could fill the mother of all bottomless cups, thieves in Austria have made off with 2 tons of coffee.

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Hispanic Group Sues Grape Grower Over Wages

April 11, 2012 1:10 pm | News | Comments

A Hispanic advocacy group is suing a grape grower in California's Central Valley to recover wages for Latino employees it claims were forced to work extra hours without pay.

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Vilsack: Agro-Defense Facility Crucial To Ensure Safe Food Supply

April 11, 2012 1:06 pm | by JOHN MILBURN,Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University should move forward and not be considered a "parochial" issue relevant only to Kansas. After a Landon Lecture Tuesday, Vilsack said having the proposed $650 million research facility was important to ensure the United States would continue to have a safe and adequate supply for its citizens and the world.

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FDA: Drug Companies Should Help Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

April 11, 2012 1:03 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE,AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a decades-old practice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.

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Pasta Maker Fined $231K For Plant Explosion

April 11, 2012 1:01 pm | News | Comments

Federal workplace-safety officials are levying a $231,000 fine against a company that operates a southern Illinois pasta plant for violations linked to an explosion that injured two workers last October.

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Consumer Trends: Whole Grain, Fiber Market To Hit $27.6B By 2017

April 11, 2012 12:58 pm | News | Comments

Whole grains emerged as the focus area for food manufacturing companies, with food and beverage companies having adopted whole grains as a major strategy for revitalizing their products and brands. By providing whole grain products that provide long-term health benefits, food companies are allowing consumers to make a transition towards healthy diet.

Kentucky Bourbon Business Booming

April 11, 2012 10:26 am | Videos | Comments

Jim Beam's master distiller talks about the "bourbon renaissance" as the liquor reaches historic sales figures.

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Export Demand For U.S. Soybeans And Corn May Increase

April 11, 2012 9:47 am | by SANDY SHORE,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A drought that damaged crops in South America could send more overseas buyers to the U.S. for soybeans, the USDA said Tuesday. The agency also said that an early start to the planting season and softer demand from ranchers and ethanol producers could cause corn supplies to build by summer's end. But for now, it's leaving its forecast unchanged.

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R.I. Beverage Companies Blast Soda Tax Proposal

April 11, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

A legislative proposal to tax sugary beverages in Rhode Island is falling flat with the state's beverage industry. Representatives from several beverage companies came to the Statehouse Tuesday to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal, which they say unfairly singles out their industry.

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Alabama Outlaws Commercial Turtle Harvesting

April 11, 2012 9:41 am | by ANDY BROWNFIELD,Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama has outlawed commercial harvesting of turtles from the state's freshwater bodies, leaving Asia's thriving market to look elsewhere for the highly desirable meat.

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N.D. Food Products Promoted On China Trade Mission

April 11, 2012 9:39 am | by DAVE KOLPACK,Associated Press | News | Comments

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who led a recent overseas trade mission, said China's increased purchasing power has expanded its import tastes from raw foods to processed products like flour, which is produced at North Dakota's state-owned mill.

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FDA Shuts Down Seafood Plant

April 11, 2012 9:37 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators have shut down a Maine seafood processing plant for what were described as "numerous violations" of federal laws and health regulations. The Food and Drug Administration also ordered Portland Shellfish Co., which processes lobster and shrimp, to recall and destroy seafood the company's president says is worth about $25,000.

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Photo Of The Day: Dairy Sustainability Awards

April 11, 2012 9:31 am | News | Comments

The first U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® honors those who practice sustainable dairy processes, improving businesses, communities and the environment.

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Will Obama’s Job Council Actually Create Jobs?

April 10, 2012 4:50 pm | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

President Obama's Jobs Council is supposed to work collaboratively with all agencies and offices within the Executive Office of the President toward the fulfillment of these goals. The 26-member jobs council has set a specific goal for companies to create 1 million jobs within two years by approximately February 2013.

Evaluating Actuators For Washdown In Food Applications (Part II)

April 10, 2012 4:31 pm | by Aaron Dietrich, Electric Products Manager, Tolomatic, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Actuators used in the food and beverage industry must be manufactured from appropriate materials and designed in a way that eliminates collection points where bacteria can flourish.

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Modified Starch

April 10, 2012 4:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CLEARAM® is a range of modified cook-up starches for sauces, soups and milk products obtained from native starches that have been chemically modified to confer specific properties. The product provides viscosity resistant to process conditions and stable in preservation modes.

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Powder And Seasoning System

April 10, 2012 3:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Model POD lifts seasonings, powders and granular products up to 30 ft. without high-maintenance auger or vacuum systems. Powder On Demand (POD) uses energy-efficient dense phase conveying to move powders to seasoning applicators, mixers and other processing and storage equipment.

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Non-GMO Flavors

April 10, 2012 3:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Natural, Organic and Non-GMO Flavors are offered in a wide range of consistencies, including liquids, powders, emulsions and advanced extractions. Applications include sweet or savory, bakery and beverage, nutriceutical, dairy, food service and prepared meals.

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Drinking Up Success

April 10, 2012 1:15 pm | Articles | Comments

Servicing thousands of accounts over the last 25 years, LinPepCo is no stranger to the soft drink and vending product distribution process.

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