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Photo Of The Day: Odd Flavors Overseas

May 7, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

While Americans might get squeamish at the thought of their favorite snacks being tweaked, what works in the U.S. doesn't work everywhere. Tastes can vary greatly in unexpected ways in different corners of the world.


ERP Software

May 4, 2012 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ross ERP 7.0 offers improved interoperability, increased collaborative capabilities, enhanced usability, new mobility features and more advanced traceability that can lead to higher productivity, faster decision-making, and reduced costs and risk.


Iowa Packing Plant To Close By Yearend

May 4, 2012 1:05 pm | News | Comments

An Ohio-based company has told employees that its northwest Iowa meat plant in Orange City will close by the end of the year.


Sara Lee Reports Small Loss Ahead Of Spinoff

May 4, 2012 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Sara Lee Corp. reported a small loss for its fiscal third quarter on Thursday, as the packaged food company wrote down one-time costs related to the planned spinoff of its coffee and tea business.


Band Train Takes On Wine

May 4, 2012 1:00 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE,For The Associated Press | News | Comments

Backstage with the rock band Train before a performance at San Francisco's hallowed Great American Music Hall may not be quite what you expect from a Grammy-winning, multiplatinum group. What's missing from the dressing room — groupies, bling and that we're-about-to-trash-this-place vibe. What you get instead — a small table set with a few glasses and a bottle of the band's Save Me San Francisco wine which they are making in concert with ACME Wine Movers, a newly formed division of The Wine Group.


Kraft Profit Boosted By Higher Prices

May 4, 2012 12:56 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday that the growing popularity of its cookies and chocolates in developing markets -- and the higher prices it charged around the world -- helped its profit edge up in the first quarter.


14 People Ill Following Dog Food Recall

May 4, 2012 12:52 pm | News | Comments

Fourteen people in nine states are infected with salmonella linked to dry dog food that was subject to a nationwide recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Consumer Trends: Can Cookies Be Good For You?

May 4, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Can cookies be good for you? Perhaps if it’s a cookie formulated with innovative ingredients including whole-grain flours, new sweetener alternatives, or healthier fats.


The Dangers Of Process Automation

May 4, 2012 12:41 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Articles | Comments

When attempting to improve process performance, automation is a tempting solution. While automation can be very effective, otherprocess problems should be addressed first in order for an investment in automated systems to pay off.


Quality Egg Settles Harassment Case

May 4, 2012 10:09 am | by RYAN J. FOLEY,Associated Press | News | Comments

Two female workers at a notorious Iowa egg farm who claimed they were sexually harassed by a supervisor will receive compensation under a settlement reached on their behalf by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, attorneys said Thursday.


Let Them Eat Cake

May 4, 2012 10:00 am | Videos | Comments

Fighting for economic stability during tough financial times, Kim Nelson has found a recipe for success in an unlikely place.

Q&A With Paul Humphreys, Atlas Copco

May 4, 2012 9:50 am | by Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation | Articles | Comments

Atlas Copco's Paul Humphreys talks with IMPO about the worrying maintenance trends we've seen since the downturn — and how we can fix them.


Poultry Advocates: Chickens Deserve Respect, Too

May 4, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

On Saturday, May 5 United Poultry Concerns will leaflet at the White House from Noon to 3pm. The group will display its banner of a beautiful mother hen and her baby chick proclaiming "What Wings are For!" 


Cheese Plant Fined $241K For OSHA Violations

May 4, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

Federal safety inspectors have cited a Buffalo cheese factory for 13 violations of workplace safety standards and proposed $241,000 in fines. The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Sorrento Lactalis Inc.'s plans for managing potentially hazardous ammonia at the facility are inadequate.


Indiana: Right-To-Work Suit Can't Be Amended

May 4, 2012 9:45 am | News | Comments

State attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to bar a union from amending its lawsuit challenging Indiana's new right-to-work law, arguing that most of the new claims are the same as those in the original complaint filed in February.


Economists: 'Fat Tax' Not Efficient Or Effective

May 4, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

A 'sin tax' applied to sweetened goods on store shelves is not the most efficient, effective method of lowering caloric intake from sweet food and would be more disruptive to consumers than necessary, according to Iowa State University research.


Photo Of The Day: Respect For Chickens

May 4, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

May is International Respect for Chickens Month and May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day. United Poultry Concerns launched International Respect for Chickens Day in 2005 to celebrate chickens and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.


Food Processing Lubricants

May 3, 2012 4:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Company's SHC Cibus Series is a family of synthetic lubricants that deliver wear protection and long-term oxidation stability for equipment that is commonly used in the food and beverage processing and packaging and animal feed manufacturing.



May 3, 2012 4:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Company has rebranded the MassTracker Insertion Turbine Flowmeter to the RIM10 Rotor Insertion Flowmeter. The new brand will provide the same features and benefits as the former.


Ozone Analyzer

May 3, 2012 3:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for food and beverage applications, the IN-2000-L2-LC utilizes UV absorption technology to continuously measure low concentrations of ozone in the gas phase.



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