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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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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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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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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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FDA: Shellfish From N.Y. Harbor May Be Contaminated

July 23, 2012 9:52 am | News | Comments

The FDA is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York's Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.

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Lobstermen Finding More Odd Colors In Their Catch

July 23, 2012 9:49 am | by CLARKE CANFIELD,Associated Press | News | Comments

In recent years, accounts of bright blue, orange, yellow, calico, white and even split lobsters — one color on one side, another on the other — have jumped, leading scientists to ask why they're getting more reports of rare-colored lobsters showing up in fishermen's traps.

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U.S. Has Fewest Cattle In 4 Decades

July 23, 2012 9:46 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN,Associated Press | News | Comments

A widespread drought that's forcing ranchers to sell off animals has helped shrink the nation's cattle herd to its smallest number in at least four decades.

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Cargill Recalls 30,000 Pounds Of Beef

July 23, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Hannaford Supermarkets is alerting consumers that Cargill Beef is voluntarily recalling 29,339 pounds of ground beef that may contain salmonella.

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Photo Of The Day: Quirky Crustaceans

July 23, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange, yellow and calico-colored lobsters in the past two years, leading them to ask why they're getting more reports of rare-colored lobsters showing up in fishermen's traps.

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Pizza Crust Counter And Stacker

July 23, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Genesis Pizza Crust Counter/Stacker is a high-speed servo-operated machine featuring the Genesis Top Load Indexing System.

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Compact Heat Exchangers

July 23, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Compact Cabinet Coolers cool electronics to slightly above the outside ambient air temperature with air-to-air models. Air-to-water units perform below ambient cooling.

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Variable Radio Frequency Technology

July 23, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The VRF series uses Variable Radio Frequency (VRF) to determine the optimal operating frequency for greater sensitivity and stability.

China Cracks Down On Food Safety Crimes

July 20, 2012 1:44 pm | Videos | Comments

As food safety crimes continue to make news in China, the government has issued notices that require the investigation of dereliction of duty and bribery in cases of food safety outbreaks.

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