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Milk Board Reinstates Mo. Dairy’s Permit

August 15, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

A northwest Missouri dairy has resumed operations less than a week after some of its products were recalled by the state Department of Agriculture.

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Lawyer Says Feds Are Investigating Cantaloupe Outbreak

August 15, 2012 9:45 am | News | Comments

An attorney for people who say they were sickened by cantaloupe contaminated with listeria says U.S. Attorney's officials are investigating the outbreak.

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Photo Of The Day: United States Of Obesity

August 15, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

The CDC released its 2011 map showing the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. By state, obesity prevalence ranged from 20.7 percent in Colorado to 34.9 percent in Mississippi in 2011.

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Checkweigher Rapid Availability Program

August 15, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company launched a rapid availability checkweigher program in North America and Europe to address a variety of time-critical issues ranging from crisis response for recalls to production disruptions due to equipment failure.

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Programming Interface For Industrial Robots

August 15, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company has released a new interface supporting NI LabVIEW programming of Motoman® industrial robots.

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Pressure Transmitters

August 15, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cerabar M PMC51 and PMP51 pressure transmitters are suitable for accurate absolute and gauge pressure measurements in gases, steams and liquids, as well as for level, volume or mass measurements in liquids.

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Wash. Liquor Sales Fall In June

August 14, 2012 1:00 pm | by SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor sales declined slightly in June compared with the same month the previous year, after Washington state businesses and consumers stocked up on spirits in advance of price increases with liquor privatization.

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Pre-Registration Open For International Production & Processing Expo

August 14, 2012 12:58 pm | News | Comments

The International Production & Processing Expo is comprised of three integrated tradeshows, the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and AMI’s International Meat Expo.

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The Cloud: Still A Work In Progress

August 14, 2012 12:55 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

The cloud computing "ecosystem" failed Mat Homan, and his plight should serve to remind individuals and companies that store sensitive data in “the cloud” that the technology (while oozing with upside and potential) remains very much a work in progress.

Little Debbie Maker To Expand Va. Facility

August 14, 2012 12:54 pm | News | Comments

The company known for its Little Debbie brand snack cakes is planning to expand production at its Augusta County manufacturing facility, creating 78 jobs.

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Ky. Faces Worst Corn Crop Since 1983

August 14, 2012 12:53 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press | News | Comments

Triple-digit heat and dry conditions that withered crops during a brutal summer could end up producing Kentucky's skimpiest corn yields in nearly three decades, a report said last week.

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Ala. Ranks 4th Nationally For Obesity

August 14, 2012 12:51 pm | by JAY REEVES,Associated Press | News | Comments

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 32 percent of Alabama's adults were obese last year. That was only slightly better than the obesity rates in Mississippi, which led the nation at 34.9 percent; Louisiana, at 33.4 percent; and West Virginia, at 32.4 percent.

Consumer Trends: Hispanic Purchasing Trends

August 14, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

In the Hispanic home, cooking traditional foods goes beyond providing healthy, nutritious meals; it represents the importance of family time and offers a way to keep the Hispanic culture alive.

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Epoxy for Food Applications from Master Bond

August 14, 2012 11:48 am | by Master Bond | Videos | Comments

Master Bond Polymer System EP42HT-2FG is a room temperature setting, two component epoxy adhesive, sealant and coating specially formulated for food applications. It has been independently tested and certified by a leading national laboratory to meet the stringent requirements of FDA CFR 175.300. It was also toxicologically evaluated to meet the NSF/ANSI 51.4.1 (2009) standard for food equipment materials. EP42HT-2FG has wide applicability in the food industry.

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Maine Congresswoman Promotes Local Lobster

August 14, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

Maine congresswoman Chellie Pingree is urging the cruise ships that bring tens of thousands of visitors to Portland to serve locally caught lobsters to their passengers.

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Turkey Processor Plans $70M Plant

August 14, 2012 9:45 am | News | Comments

A turkey processing company is set to break ground on a $70 million plant in southeastern Indiana that it says will employ hundreds of people.

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Flowers Foods 2Q Income Rises On Higher Prices

August 14, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

Baked goods company Flowers Foods' net income edged up in the second quarter as increased prices and better sales of Nature's Own breads and Tastykake products pushed revenue higher.

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Rain, Cooler Weather Helping Crops

August 14, 2012 9:42 am | by DAVID PITT,Associated Press | News | Comments

Cooler weather and rain in the middle of the country have slowed the deterioration of the nation's corn and soybean crops, but experts said the drought isn't over and the recent respite won't make much of a difference.

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Penny, Plastic Found In Penn State Ice Cream

August 14, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

The Berkey Creamery at Penn State is warning patrons that plastic pieces and a penny have been found in containers of ice cream.

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Ethanol Debate Heats Up

August 14, 2012 9:40 am | Videos | Comments

As a drought in the Midwest cuts into U.S. corn yields, some experts are reviving the old debate about whether earmarking 40 percent of corn for ethanol production is worth the loss in food production.

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