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Photo Of The Day: New Dr Pepper 'Not For Women'

October 11, 2011 4:52 am | News | Comments

(AP) — This video frame grab provided by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, shows the new Dr Pepper TEN beverage. It's not often that a major brand tries to block out an entire segment of the population, but that's exactly what Dr Pepper is doing with the launch of its latest product, Dr Pepper TEN.

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ERP And Master Data Management Software

October 10, 2011 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Version 6.7 of Data Sync Direct is a 1SYNC certified solution, supporting Item Alignment via GS1 Standards and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). A new catalog feature allows users to create and manage their Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) within catalogs. A "jump to" feature enables quick access to attribute information, and an enhanced dashboard highlights key activities important to each user.

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Feed Your Face

October 10, 2011 6:27 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Jessica Wu's new book claims that what you eat can have an over 50 percent effect on your skin's complexion. She reveals the foods that will keep your skin firm and clear.

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Getting Innovation Down To A Science

October 10, 2011 6:14 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The newly-formed Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) provides scientific solutions regarding food safety, nutrition and processing technology through the collaboration of the food industry, government and academics. The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has functioned as a scientific collaboration between the university, the food industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since it was established in 1988.

Marijuana-Shaped Candy Causes Controversy

October 10, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Candy shaped like marijuana that's showing up on store shelves around the country won't get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti-drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it represent a new low. "We're already dealing with a high amount of drug abuse and drug activity and trying to raise children so they don't think using illegal substances is acceptable," said City Councilmember Darius Pridgen.

Conn. Oystermen Struggle To Rebuild After Irene

October 10, 2011 5:20 am | News | Comments

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic River. They worry a shutdown of more than a month will result in a permanent loss of customers and express irritation over what they consider a slow process to get permits for winter harvesting from the river and growing oysters in indoor tanks to extend their season.

UN: Food Prices To Remain Volatile, High

October 10, 2011 5:13 am | News | Comments

ROME (AP) — Prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase — and poor farmers and consumers particularly in Africa will be hurt most, the U.N. food agencies said Monday. In an annual report on the state of food insecurity around the world, the U.

Brainstorm: Remote Monitoring

October 10, 2011 5:08 am | by Ed Orvidas, Strategic Account Manager, Culligan International | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What is the most important factor food manufacturers should consider when implementing a remote monitoring system in their facilities? In the food and beverage industry, water is used in nearly every stage of production.

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Foreign Insects, Diseases Invade Food Supply

October 10, 2011 5:06 am | News | Comments

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that threatened the quality of the nation's food supply.

Sara Lee Sells More Bakery Businesses

October 10, 2011 5:03 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Lee Corp. said Monday that it is selling its fresh bakery businesses in Spain and Portugal for 115 million euros ($156.5 million) to Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baking company that is buying its North American fresh bakery division. It's the food company's latest step to slim down its business.

Photo Of The Day: Activists Alarmed Over 'Pot Pops'

October 10, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

(AP) — An Oct. 6, 2011 photo, shows Felicia Williams, Community Liason for Buffalo City Council member Darius Pridgen, holding a "Pot Pop" lollipop in Buffalo, N.Y. The marijuana-shaped candy that’s showing up on store shelves around the country won’t get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti-drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it represent a new low.

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Food Safety In A Global Market

October 10, 2011 4:45 am | Videos | Comments

Boston's Fox 25 talks to a food safety expert about what consumers and businesses should do in the wake of the recent rash of foodborne illness outbreaks. &#a0;

Mich. Beer Kegs To Require With Tracking Tags

October 7, 2011 4:31 am | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Next month, Michigan will join 30 other states requiring beer kegs to be sold with tags that can identify who bought them. Buyers will have to sign a receipt containing their name, address, telephone number and driver license or state I.D. card number. Retailers will have to attach a tag on each keg and record the tag number on the receipt.

Dry Conditions Create Fire Risk For Farmers

October 7, 2011 4:31 am | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farmers usually hope for sunny weather to help speed their harvest, but weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures have dramatically increased the risk of field fires, prompting growers to take extra precautions as they navigate equipment through dry crops. Thousands of acres of farmland already have caught fire recently, including giant blazes this week in central Nebraska and south-central South Dakota.

Explosion Injures Two At Pasta Plant

October 7, 2011 4:29 am | News | Comments

STEELEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An explosion at a southern Illinois pasta-making plant has left two workers injured. Gilster-Mary Lee spokesman Tom Welge says the workers on Thursday were performing maintenance to equipment at the Steeleville plant when the explosion occurred. Welge says the workers were taken to a St.

Alaska University Sees Green In Golden Potato

October 7, 2011 4:28 am | News | Comments

TRAPPER CREEK, Alaska (AP) — Golden birch trees marked the edge of Greg Kalal's fields, but the dentist-turned-farmer was more interested in hues beneath the soil on his land south of Mount McKinley. Among the thousands of colorful potatoes — from yellow German Butterballs to Magic Mollys with flesh so purple it's nearly black — is a half-row of red potatoes with yellow flesh that University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers believe could become a popular and profitable niche product in a state not known for its agriculture.

Labatt Loses Legal Faceoff With Molson Coors

October 7, 2011 4:27 am | News | Comments

TORONTO (THE CANADIAN PRESS) — Labatt Breweries of Canada has lost the latest round in its legal faceoff with rival Molson Coors over National Hockey League sponsorship rights. Labatt disclosed Thursday that it had received confirmation that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice had dismissed its suit against the NHL and Molson Coors.

Neighbors Help Dairy Farmers Hit By Irene

October 6, 2011 11:58 am | Videos | Comments

When Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont, the dairy cows of Liberty Hill Farm got an impromptu swimming lesson and a rescue from local residents who pitched in to help out in a time of crisis.

Photo Of The Day: Peepmobile Takes The District

October 6, 2011 8:49 am | News | Comments

(PRNewswire) — Just Born, Inc.'s retail division, is kicking off its D.C. Monumental Weekend at its National Harbor store on Friday, October 7th at 4 pm and continuing through Sunday, October 9th. On Friday, October 7th at 4 pm., Peeps & Company will usher in the fall season with delicious free treats, mascot appearances, coupons from neighboring retailers and chances for savings on some great new store items.

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Risky Business

October 6, 2011 8:49 am | by Mike Miclot, VP of Marketing, Industrial Solutions Division, Belden Jeff Cody, Industrial Ethernet Technical Support Engineer, Hirschmann (a Belden Brand) | Articles | Comments

The proliferation of industrial Ethernet is putting manufacturing at risk for inadvertent and deliberate intrusions. Security measures tailored specifically for production environments are imperative for keeping operations protected. Over the past few years, industrial Ethernet (i.e.

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