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ConAgra Posts 4Q Loss

June 21, 2012 9:52 am | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc. reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, weighed down by a charge related to pension accounting changes. But its adjusted earnings and revenue topped Wall Street's expectations as did its fiscal 2013 earnings forecast.


Ice Cream Man Not Laughing At Good Humor Shortage

June 21, 2012 9:49 am | by DAVID DISHNEAU,Associated Press | News | Comments

Good Humor's parent company Unilever PLC said a sales spike during the unusually warm spring and challenges linked to next month's closing of its Hagerstown manufacturing plant have limited its ability to supply ice cream trucks with Toasted Almond, Candy Center Crunch and Chocolate Eclair bars.


Starbucks Opening First Tazo Tea Shop

June 21, 2012 9:47 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The Seattle-based cafe chain says its first Tazo tea shop will open near its headquarters and will include a tea bar where customers can blend their own tea mixes with the help of a store worker the company is calling a "tea partner."


Ammonia Leak Forces Tyson Plant To Close For A Day

June 21, 2012 9:45 am | News | Comments

Officials say an ammonia leak Wednesday forced a beef slaughterhouse in western Iowa to close down for a day.


Senate Retains Sugar Program

June 21, 2012 9:42 am | by JIM ABRAMS,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate voted Wednesday not to tamper with the Depression-era program that protects U.S. sugar growers as it sped toward completion of a $500 billion bill to operate farm and food programs over the next five years.


Photo Of The Day: Tea Time

June 21, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday, June 20, 2012, that it is planning to open its first tea shop, under its Tazo Brand.


Behind The Scenes At McDonald's

June 21, 2012 9:36 am | Videos | Comments

McDonald's Canada reveals how its burgers are primped for primetime with a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a McDonald's commercial shoot.


The Inside Dirt On CIP

June 21, 2012 9:22 am | by David McCarthy, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriCore, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A CIP system is kind of like an automated washing machine connected to your food processing equipment. Do it right and you will save time and money, do it wrong and you could have a real mess to clean up.  Want the inside dirt on CIP?


Robotic Stacking System

June 21, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The high velocity Twin Spider Automated Robotic Stacking System is designed for Company's RSM Rotary Die Cutting Machines.

Dual Extrusion Cell Fixture

June 21, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TA-DEC Dual Extrusion Cell Fixture is designed to test the extrudability of a wide variety of products including foods.


Motor-to-Gearbox Online Configurator Tool

June 21, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The "motor to gearbox" option for Company's online Product Configurator portal fills the gap between the online Product CAD Generator and the cymex® servo sizing software.


Brainstorm: Frozen Packaging

June 20, 2012 1:09 pm | by Ronald Cotterman, Executive Director of Sustainability, Sealed Air Corporation & Robert E. Hogan, Director of Global Marketing, Zip-Pak | 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 reduced packaging options that are appropriate for frozen applications?


Burger King Returns To NYSE

June 20, 2012 1:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's No. 2 hamburger chain had last traded as a public company between 2006 and 2010 before it was purchased and taken private by investment firm 3G Capital.


Getting The Most Nutrients From Your Salad

June 20, 2012 12:57 pm | News | Comments

The vegetables in salads are chock-full of important vitamins and nutrients, but you won't get much benefit without the right type and amount of salad dressing, a Purdue University study shows.


Uneviscerated Fish Recalled Due To Botulism Risk

June 20, 2012 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. is recalling fish that was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.


Senate Rejects Proposal To Trim Food Stamp Program

June 20, 2012 12:52 pm | by JIM ABRAMS,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate on Tuesday began plowing through 73 amendments to a $500 billion bill that will set farm policy and fund the food stamp program over the next five years. One of its first votes was to reject a proposal to trim food stamp spending.


Suit Claims Hebrew National Products Aren’t Kosher

June 20, 2012 12:49 pm | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc. says a lawsuit that claims its products aren't really kosher is without merit. The suit claims that ConAgra, based in Omaha, Neb., charges premium prices for Hebrew National meats, which it says aren't really 100 percent kosher.


Consumer Trends: Americans Want Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

June 20, 2012 12:45 pm | News | Comments

A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports.


Dairy Farmers Welcome New Immigration Policy

June 20, 2012 10:01 am | News | Comments

The Dairy Farmers of America said they "are pleased to see the White House use administrative authority to address an important component of the immigration debate. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the agriculture sector continues to face labor shortages and deeper changes are needed."


Incident Report: Averting Disaster

June 20, 2012 9:59 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

Last year’s plant safety and food contamination incidents dominated the news and shocked food processors into action. We review the biggest disasters of 2011 and determine what could have been done differently to better protect workers and consumers.



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