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Pilgrims: Stove Top Is Only For Thanksgiving

April 5, 2012 12:57 pm | News | Comments

Stove Top Stuffing is strictly for Thanksgiving. At least that's what the Pilgrims would have you believe. In an ad campaign that launches Monday, Kraft Foods Inc. will use humor to try and boost sales of the 40-year-old brand by marketing the holiday dish as a yearlong staple.

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Consumer Trends: MLB Ballparks To Serve 20.5M Hot Dogs This Season

April 5, 2012 12:55 pm | News | Comments

In an election year where nothing seems certain, Americans are frank about their top concession at the ballpark as the hot dog remains the favorite food for fans from Fenway to San Francisco Bay.

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Sugar Toxicity

April 5, 2012 10:11 am | Videos | Comments

In this in depth report, Dr. Sanjay Gupta delves into the latest scientific research into sugar, which suggests that the sweetener might not only contribute to weight gain but may, in large quantities, be toxic to humans.

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Burger King To Go Public Again

April 5, 2012 9:58 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's No. 2 hamburger chain, which is in the midst of overhauling its menu and stores, says it expects to relist its shares on the New York Stock Exchange within the next three months.

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The World Celebrates Easter With Chocolate

April 5, 2012 9:56 am | News | Comments

“There is something to make everyone smile, from a traditional Christian chocolate cross and royalty-themed chocolate ducks to real egg shells filled with praline, decorate your own eggs and a cocktail egg from Brazil,” says Cesar Pereira, Global Director of Product Launch Analytics at Datamonitor.

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More Young Farmers Needed To Provide Adequate Food Supply

April 5, 2012 9:54 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN,Associated Press | News | Comments

 U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan says the country’s farmers are getting older, and there are fewer people standing in line to take their place. 

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Some Processors Label 'Pink Slime'

April 5, 2012 9:49 am | by DAVID PITT,Associated Press | News | Comments

Some beef processors plan on labeling beef containing the meat product commonly known as "pink slime" in hope that such a designator will help restore consumer confidence.

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Dog Deaths May Be Linked To Jerky Treats

April 5, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

A woman whose 9-year-old fox terrier, Sampson, became fatally ill after consuming chicken jerky treats earlier this year has launched a breaking campaign on Change.org urging Nestle Purina to stop selling treats she links to her dog’s death.

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Photo Of The Day: Easter Candy Goes Global

April 5, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

The Easter Bunny has been busy this year with innovative chocolate products taking pride of place on supermarket shelves around the globe this Spring.

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Food's Unlikely Ingredients

April 5, 2012 9:38 am | Videos | Comments

Last week, some consumers balked upon learning that Starbucks uses cochineal extract — made from insects — as a coloring in some of its beverages. CNN's Lu Stout reveals some of the many food products containing this ingredient as well as others that consumers may find strange.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Cloud ERP (Part I)

April 5, 2012 9:25 am | by Douglas Johnson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Acumatica | Articles | Comments

Cloud computing is the most important software technology advancement in many years. If wielded correctly, the cloud can expand your control over your business while lowering your software costs.

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Touchless Soap & Sanitizer Dispensers

April 4, 2012 4:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A brushed stainless design has been added to the family of enMotion™ automated touchless soap and sanitizer dispensers. The units feature an adjustable portion control setting of 0.4 mL and 0.7 mL that helps provide cost savings through prolonged product life and reduced maintenance visits.

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Salmonella Detection

April 4, 2012 4:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit is designed for use with the integrated Hunter real-time PCR instrument and aims to improve the process for detection of the relevant bacteria in food products.

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Modulating Portable Chillers

April 4, 2012 4:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Iceman SM Series is a new line of high-efficiency modulating chillers available in capacities from 5 to 15 Hp. The series utilizes a compressor, capable of providing variable capacity output from 10% to 100% by axially separating internal scroll members.

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Domino's Says 'No' To Customers In New Ad

April 4, 2012 1:23 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The pizza delivery company on Thursday will launch a TV ad campaign that says "No!" to customers who want to add or remove any toppings from its artisan pizzas.

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FDA Seeks To Stop Processing At Fish Plant

April 4, 2012 1:17 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the Department of Justice, is seeking to stop the processing and distribution of fish products at a California company because of a risk of botulism and other food hazards.

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Three Places To Look For Energy Losses

April 4, 2012 1:14 pm | News | Comments

Extensive work with a variety of customers and suppliers has shown that a significant amount of energy loss is actually temperature related.

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Can Manufacturers Support FDA Decision On BPA

April 4, 2012 1:04 pm | News | Comments

“[The] announcement by the FDA’s panel reviewing the science surrounding Bisphenol A reinforces the longstanding consensus that current regulations covering BPA protect U.S. consumers."

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Report: Global Regulators Must Cooperate On Import Safety

April 4, 2012 1:01 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE,AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Food and drug regulators in the U.S., Europe and other developed countries should offer training, technology and expertise to developing nations in Asia, Latin America and other regions to better assure the safety of imported products, states a new report.

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Consumer Trends: Easter Chocolate Innovation

April 4, 2012 12:56 pm | News | Comments

It's that time of year again, when the shops are chock a bloc with Easter goodies and this year could prove to be a bumper year for egg hunters as new research from Mintel finds the number of global Easter egg new product launches has risen a sweet 45% over the past year.

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