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Photo Of The Day: Easter Candy Goes Global

April 5, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

The Easter Bunny has been busy this year with innovative chocolate products taking pride of place on supermarket shelves around the globe this Spring.

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Food's Unlikely Ingredients

April 5, 2012 9:38 am | Videos | Comments

Last week, some consumers balked upon learning that Starbucks uses cochineal extract — made from insects — as a coloring in some of its beverages. CNN's Lu Stout reveals some of the many food products containing this ingredient as well as others that consumers may find strange.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Cloud ERP (Part I)

April 5, 2012 9:25 am | by Douglas Johnson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Acumatica | Articles | Comments

Cloud computing is the most important software technology advancement in many years. If wielded correctly, the cloud can expand your control over your business while lowering your software costs.

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Touchless Soap & Sanitizer Dispensers

April 4, 2012 4:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A brushed stainless design has been added to the family of enMotion™ automated touchless soap and sanitizer dispensers. The units feature an adjustable portion control setting of 0.4 mL and 0.7 mL that helps provide cost savings through prolonged product life and reduced maintenance visits.

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Salmonella Detection

April 4, 2012 4:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit is designed for use with the integrated Hunter real-time PCR instrument and aims to improve the process for detection of the relevant bacteria in food products.

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Modulating Portable Chillers

April 4, 2012 4:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Iceman SM Series is a new line of high-efficiency modulating chillers available in capacities from 5 to 15 Hp. The series utilizes a compressor, capable of providing variable capacity output from 10% to 100% by axially separating internal scroll members.

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Domino's Says 'No' To Customers In New Ad

April 4, 2012 1:23 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The pizza delivery company on Thursday will launch a TV ad campaign that says "No!" to customers who want to add or remove any toppings from its artisan pizzas.

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FDA Seeks To Stop Processing At Fish Plant

April 4, 2012 1:17 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the Department of Justice, is seeking to stop the processing and distribution of fish products at a California company because of a risk of botulism and other food hazards.

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Three Places To Look For Energy Losses

April 4, 2012 1:14 pm | News | Comments

Extensive work with a variety of customers and suppliers has shown that a significant amount of energy loss is actually temperature related.

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Can Manufacturers Support FDA Decision On BPA

April 4, 2012 1:04 pm | News | Comments

“[The] announcement by the FDA’s panel reviewing the science surrounding Bisphenol A reinforces the longstanding consensus that current regulations covering BPA protect U.S. consumers."

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Report: Global Regulators Must Cooperate On Import Safety

April 4, 2012 1:01 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE,AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Food and drug regulators in the U.S., Europe and other developed countries should offer training, technology and expertise to developing nations in Asia, Latin America and other regions to better assure the safety of imported products, states a new report.

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Consumer Trends: Easter Chocolate Innovation

April 4, 2012 12:56 pm | News | Comments

It's that time of year again, when the shops are chock a bloc with Easter goodies and this year could prove to be a bumper year for egg hunters as new research from Mintel finds the number of global Easter egg new product launches has risen a sweet 45% over the past year.

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The Importance Of Capturing Knowledge

April 4, 2012 12:39 pm | by Integration Objects | Articles | Comments

Knowing how to collect and manage the necessary information is where meta-knowledge becomes useful, because ultimately, data and information is valueless unless it is acted upon.

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Buying Amy's And Other Organics

April 4, 2012 10:14 am | Videos | Comments

CNN Money dives into the organic food trade, evaluating earnings and IPO offerings to provide best buy information to savvy food traders.

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Family Settles Feud Over Fla. Citrus Company

April 4, 2012 9:50 am | by GARY FINEOUT,Associated Press | News | Comments

A settlement reached Sunday ended a lawsuit that former State Rep. Baxter Troutman filed more than three years ago against State Sen. J.D. Alexander and his father over how they had run the family company.

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Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging FDA Raw Milk Policy

April 4, 2012 9:48 am | News | Comments

A federal judge in Iowa has rejected a lawsuit that sought to expand access to raw milk by challenging a Food and Drug Administration rule that bans interstate shipments of unpasteurized milk.

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Ham Prices High Heading Into Easter Holiday

April 4, 2012 9:46 am | by JOSH FUNK,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ham prices have been higher than usual for the past two years because the cost of pig feed has gone up, and some major pork producers are spending millions to convert barns as they phase out cramped cages used to confine pregnant sows.

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S.D. Beef Plant To Open After Years Of Delays

April 4, 2012 9:44 am | by DIRK LAMMERS,Associated Press | News | Comments

A long-delayed South Dakota beef-processing plant given new life when Korean investors took over in 2009 is nearly set to begin operations more than six years after it was first proposed.

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FDA Probes Salmonella Outbreak That Has Sickened 90

April 4, 2012 9:42 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE,AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Food and Drug Administration memo.

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Photo Of The Day: Pricey Pigs

April 4, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

In this Thursday, March 29, 2012 photo, Paul Farris, second from left, of Boston, distributes hams and chickens in the Franciscan Food Center food pantry at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. Ham prices have been higher than usual for the past two years because the cost of pig feed has gone up.

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