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Consumer Trends: Wine Industry Growth Trends

July 24, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Affordable wines with accessible and appealing flavor profiles are driving the wine industry overall, as demonstrated by Technomic's Top 250 Wine Brands and its roster of the 50 Fastest Growing Wine Brands.

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Delayed Monsoon May Damage India’s Crops

July 24, 2012 9:53 am | by KATY DAIGLE,Associated Press | News | Comments

As cities swelter and farmers helplessly watch their harvests wilt and profits vanish, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the nation Monday the government was ready "to address any situation that may arise due to any rainfall anomalies."

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Vilsack: House Must Pass Drought Help In Farm Bill

July 24, 2012 9:51 am | by DAVID PITT,Associated Press | News | Comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed Monday for Congress to act on a farm bill that would reinstate expired disaster assistance programs for farmers experiencing the worst drought in nearly seven decades.

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Economy Hurting McDonald's Profit

July 24, 2012 9:50 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The fast food giant is starting to show signs of wear and tear from global economic pressures, intensifying competition and penny-pinching customers who are eating out less often in some hard-hit regions around the world.

Pepsi To Sponsor Super Bowl Halftime Show

July 24, 2012 9:46 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The soda giant says it struck a multiyear deal with the National Football League to sponsor the big game's musical performance.

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Plans Stall For Horse Slaughter Plant

July 24, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

The primary backer of a proposed horse slaughtering operation in western Missouri said she isn't giving up, even though plans have stalled because of legal problems surrounding the plant that was to be used for the business.

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Photo Of The Day: A Delayed Deluge

July 24, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

Indians have grown increasingly desperate waiting for the long-delayed monsoon, the annual rains that replenish rivers and quench crops to keep this agricultural nation of 1.2 billion fed through the year.

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Improving Food Safety: Insights From Mars' And Dole's Product Recalls

July 24, 2012 9:30 am | by Mike Roberts, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Adverse food safety events can have disastrous effects on branding and profitability. As information today can go viral in a matter of hours, companies in the food and beverage industry are faced with increasing pressures to operate seamlessly, with little or no room for error.

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HACCP Update: Regulatory Compliance

July 24, 2012 8:00 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

The HACCP Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our readers insight into the state of HACCP implementation and compliance across the Industry. We received hundreds of responses to this month's survey on regulatory compliance.

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Trans Fat Ban Transforms A City

July 24, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

New York's 4-year ban on trans fat is being considered a success, as New Yorkers are now consuming an average of 2.4 fewer calories of trans fat per day.

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Wine Maturation Barrel

July 24, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

While allowing the right amount of oxygen molecules to permeate the vessel's sidewall, Bulk Barrel's proprietary design is virtually impermeable to water and alcohol vapor, which eliminates the leaking and routine topping requirements associated with oak barrel maturation.

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Natural Functional Sugar

July 24, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trehalose (TREHA™) is a non-reducing disaccharide existing in nature in foods like mushrooms, seaweed, shellfish, yeast and products in which yeast is used.

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Stainless Steel Proximity Sensors

July 24, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s line of round bodied stainless steel inductive proximity sensors now includes 3-wire NPN output versions in 8-, 12-, 18- and 30-mm models; unshielded 3-wire 12, 18 and 30mm models are also offered.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Hurt By Lower Volume

July 23, 2012 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., which bottles the soda company's products in Europe, said Monday that its second-quarter net income fell 17 percent as sales volume declined and the dollar strengthened.

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Companies Convicted For Illegal Oyster Practices

July 23, 2012 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Department of Justice officials announced Friday the convictions of multiple defendants on felony charges related to fishing operations that took more oysters from the Delaware Bay than allowed.

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Peet’s Coffee & Tea Goes Private For $977.6M

July 23, 2012 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Peet's Coffee & Tea is being taken private by a German conglomerate for approximately $977.6 million.

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Opposing Sides Face Off Ahead Of Sugary Drink Hearings

July 23, 2012 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Advocates on both sides of the New York City proposal to limit the size of soda and other sugary drinks in eateries are facing off a day before public hearings.

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Aflatoxin Found In Chinese Baby Formula

July 23, 2012 12:21 pm | by ALEXA OLESEN,Associated Press | News | Comments

A cancer-causing toxin linked to mildewed cattle feed has been found in baby formula in China, an official said Monday, the latest quality problem to plague the nation's dairy industry since a 2008 tainted formula scandal that caused six babies' deaths.

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Consumer Trends: Americans Seek Out Ethnic Foods

July 23, 2012 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Americans increasingly want more ethnic foods and ingredients in their diets, many of which offer unique flavor and texture, and a variety of health benefits.

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Flowers Foods Closes Lepage Buyout

July 23, 2012 9:53 am | News | Comments

Flowers Foods Inc., maker of Nature's Own bread, Tastykake treats and other baked goods, has completed its $370 million acquisition of Lepage Bakeries Inc.

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