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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.

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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.

Cheese Technology Expo Opens In Milwaukee

April 10, 2012 1:07 pm | News | Comments

Dairy manufacturers and suppliers from around the world are gathering in Milwaukee this week for the International Cheese Technology Exposition. The event starts Tuesday and ends Thursday in downtown Milwaukee.

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Sara Lee Buys Brazilian Espresso Company

April 10, 2012 1:05 pm | News | Comments

Sara Lee Corp. today announced the acquisition of Expresso.Coffee, a business specialized in selling espresso coffee in the out-of-home small business, vending and bakeries (padarias) segments in Brazil, for an undisclosed amount.

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FDA Chief: More Inspectors Needed At Savannah Port

April 10, 2012 1:02 pm | by RUSS BYNUM,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration's top official said Monday she wants more inspectors at the booming Port of Savannah, where the agency keeps a lookout for safety hazards ranging from spoiled fish to counterfeit drugs.

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Ark. Poultry Plant To Expand, Add 182 Workers

April 10, 2012 1:00 pm | News | Comments

A Fort Smith-based poultry company plans to hire 182 people as part of a $7 million expansion of its processing facilities.

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