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Organic Food Maker's Shares Soar In Debut

March 28, 2012 1:34 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Investors are gobbling up shares of pasta maker Annie's Inc., the latest sign of the pull of natural and organic foods for consumers.

Bill For Stronger Beer Heads To Miss. Governor

March 28, 2012 1:33 pm | by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,Associated Press | News | Comments

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he'll sign or veto a bill that would allow the sale of stronger beer in the state, including some craft brews that have been unavailable because of current regulations.

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Co-op Votes Down Israeli Product Ban

March 28, 2012 1:24 pm | News | Comments

A New York City co-op's proposed boycott against Israeli products to protest the Israeli government's policies toward Palestinians has been overwhelmingly defeated.

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Group Seeks Right To Keep Common Food Names

March 28, 2012 1:22 pm | News | Comments

A number of food producers and organizations from multiple countries today launched the Consortium for Common Food Names, an international initiative that seeks to stop efforts to restrict the use of generic food names, including such efforts by the European Commission.

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Governors To Visit 'Pink Slime' Plant

March 28, 2012 1:15 pm | by KRISTI EATON,Associated Press | News | Comments

The leaders of at least four states plan a visit to the only place where a beef product known as "pink slime" is still made, an effort aimed to support its embattled manufacturer, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

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Consumer Trends: Americans Fuel Their Morning With A Mix Of Eating And Drinking

March 28, 2012 1:08 pm | News | Comments

U.S. consumers, from ages two and up, fuel themselves for the day with a variety of eating and drinking occasions from the time they awake in the morning until 11 a.m., according to a recently published morning meal study

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Organic Food Maker Prices IPO

March 28, 2012 10:04 am | News | Comments

Natural and organic food maker Annie's Inc. priced its initial public offering of 5 million shares at $19 late Tuesday, according to Renaissance Capital.

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Rising Costs Hurt McCormick Profit

March 28, 2012 10:03 am | News | Comments

Spice and flavoring maker McCormick & Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 3 percent as higher costs offset the benefit of raising prices.

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Black Farmers File Claims In USDA Discrimination Settlement

March 28, 2012 10:01 am | by ADRIAN SAINZ,Associated Press | News | Comments

The 1999 settlement of the Pigford v. Glickman lawsuit provided about $1 billion to 15,000 farmers who say the agency unfairly turned them down for loans because of their race between 1981 and 1996.

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Talk Is Cheap

March 28, 2012 10:00 am | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

While many businesses recognize the value of protecting themselves from potentially disastrous security incidents, they fall short in their attempts to do so.

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Judge Dismisses Utah Liquor Suit

March 28, 2012 9:56 am | by JOSH LOFTIN,Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday challenging Utah's prohibitions on drink specials and limited bar licenses unless the attorneys for bar and restaurant owners clarify their arguments.

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Tyson Warns 'Pink Slime' Scandal Will Hurt Beef Supply

March 28, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

Tyson's top executives said they expect demand to recover quickly, but the market will have to adjust. They estimate there will be a 2 percent to 3 percent reduction in supply. Shrinking supplies traditionally drive up costs for consumers.

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Photo Of The Day: Black Farmers File Claims In USDA Settlement

March 28, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

In a Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 photo, black farmers and their relatives file claim applications related to a settlement of their lawsuit against the Agriculture Department in Memphis, Tenn. Black farmers had sued the department, claiming discrimination in USDA loan application from 1981 to 1996.

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What It Takes To Feed The World

March 28, 2012 9:30 am | Videos | Comments

CNN global food experts weigh in on issues impacting food security around the world.

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Slow Motion Sandwich

March 28, 2012 9:30 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Whether it’s on an automotive production line or over bins of lettuce and banana peppers, there is always an opportunity to succeed just as much as there is one to fail. Do you know which members of your team are choosing which outcome for your business?

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Sorter for Cherry Packing

March 27, 2012 3:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Optyx® sorters designed specifically for packers of fresh sweet cherries including Bing, Chelan, Skeena and other varieties. The sorter uses color cameras and lasers to inspect each cherry’s size, shape, color, and structural properties.

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Twin- And Single-Screw Extruders

March 27, 2012 3:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers 14 different sizes of twin- and single-screw extruders with capacities from 100 kg/hour to more than 20 tons/hour.

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Food Safety Management Certification

March 27, 2012 3:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FSSC 22000 is a complete certification scheme for food safety management systems. It was initially based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard, ISO 22003 and PAS 220, a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers.

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NYC Food Co-op To Vote On Israeli Product Boycott

March 27, 2012 12:34 pm | News | Comments

A New York City food co-op will be voting on a proposed boycott against Israeli products to protest the Israeli's government's policies toward Palestinians.

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Coastal Cleanup Finds 940,000 Pieces Of Food Packaging

March 27, 2012 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Volunteers around the world collected nearly 9 million pounds of cigarettes, bottles and other trash during a coastal cleanup campaign last year, according to a report released Tuesday.

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