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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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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.

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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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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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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Smithfield Foods To Refinance Debt

July 20, 2012 1:08 pm | by J.M. HIRSCH,AP Food Editor | News | Comments

Smithfield Foods Inc. said that it will refinance its debt with a $650 million public offering of senior notes.

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Lettuce Photo Gets Burger King Workers Fired

July 20, 2012 1:04 pm | News | Comments

Burger King says three workers were fired after a photo posted online appeared to show an employee stepping on lettuce in bins at a northeast Ohio restaurant.

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Senate Kills Measure To Curb Offshoring

July 20, 2012 1:03 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR,Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate Republicans on Thursday killed a measure backed by President Barack Obama that would encourage companies to bring overseas jobs back to the United States.

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Starbucks Opening 3 New Juice Stores

July 20, 2012 12:59 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The Seattle-based company on Friday will announce the opening of three more Evolution Fresh Inc. juice stores, in addition to the one it opened earlier this year.

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Dole May Sell Packaged Foods Business

July 20, 2012 12:56 pm | News | Comments

Dole Food Company Inc. says it is considering a possible sale or spin-off of its packaged foods business as part of its current strategic review of the company.

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Consumer Trends: Aging Population Looks To Food For Health

July 20, 2012 12:53 pm | News | Comments

The rising population of aging health-conscious consumers is driving demand for food products that support good health now, as well as medicinal treatment for conditions that arise in later years.

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Brainstorm: Conveyor Belting

July 20, 2012 11:22 am | by Jessica Jacobson, Marketing Manager, Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc. & Jill Batka, President, Dynamic Conveyor | 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 factors should food manufacturers consider when choosing belting materials for conveying operations?

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Frozen Pizza Trends: Just Out Of The Oven

July 20, 2012 11:06 am | by Bob Grote, President, Grote Company | Articles | Comments

An industry insider reveals the latest developments in frozen pizza processing trends.

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Rain Too Late For Indiana Corn

July 20, 2012 10:09 am | by RICK CALLAHAN,Associated Press | News | Comments

A top federal farm official who spent two days touring drought-stricken Indiana farms said Thursday that most of the state's corn crop is in such bad shape that this week's rainfall likely won't boost yields.

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Cheese Recalled For Improper Pasteurization

July 20, 2012 10:08 am | News | Comments

New York agricultural officials say Tita Corp. of Queens in New York City is voluntarily recalling some fresh cheese products due to improper pasteurization.

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Heat, Drought Make More Flavorful Produce

July 20, 2012 10:06 am | by DINESH RAMDE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Temperatures above 100 degrees and droughtlike conditions have brought an expected benefit for peppers and other crops: Their flavors became unusually concentrated, producing some of the most potent-tasting produce in years.

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