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Wash. Company Recalls 83K Pounds of Egg Products

April 15, 2014 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Nutrion LLC, based in Lacey, Wash., is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The majority of the product included in this expansion was originally identified in a public health alert issued on March 26.

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Adhesives and Sealants: Your Secret Maintenance Weapons

April 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

When applied correctly, adhesives and sealants can improve equipment reliability, lower operating costs and save large amounts of time and money. To ensure you’re using these products correctly, it’s important to understand the differences in various adhesives.

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Consumer Trends: Rice Boosts Diet Quality, Improves Health Markers

April 15, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

New research shows that consumers can improve their diets simply by eating rice as part of their daily meals. The study analyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey datasets and evaluated the association of rice consumption with overall diet quality.

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Coca-Cola Sells More Drinks But Soda Sales Slide

April 15, 2014 11:55 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn't because of soda. The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of non-carbonated drinks.

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U.S. Consumer Prices Inch Higher

April 15, 2014 11:50 am | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing. Food prices jumped 0.4 percent, led by increases in eggs, milk, butter, oranges, pork chops, ground beef and poultry.

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Whitefish Shortage Wreaks Havoc on Passover Plans

April 15, 2014 11:47 am | by JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in the traditional recipe for gefilte fish.

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'Innovations in Food Safety & Processing' Seminars Set for April

April 15, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

Coperion K-Tron, in collaboration with Eriez, ROTEX and Coperion, announce the joint presentation of complimentary food processing seminars, “Innovations in Food Safety & Processing," to be held on April 22 in Rosemont, Ill., and on April 24 in Kansas City, Mo.

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AMI Awards Meat and Poultry Plants for Environmental Practices

April 15, 2014 10:09 am | News | Comments

The American Meat Institute (AMI) presented 119 plants with Environmental Recognition awards during its 2014 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment. This year, 40 plants received the highest level Tier Four awards.

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Nestle 1Q Sales Climb amid Deflation in Europe

April 15, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago despite deflationary pressures in Europe. The company said sales of $23.7 billion were held back by a strong franc and by a flat retail environment keeping prices down in Europe.

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Voodoo Doll Study: Snacks May Help Prevent ‘Hangry’ Spouses

April 15, 2014 10:02 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A quick candy bar could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That's because low blood sugar can make spouses "hangry," a combination of hungry and angry, said Ohio State University psychology researcher Brad Bushman.

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Photos of the Day: Japan Whaling Supporters Plan to Continue Hunts

April 15, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members on Tuesday gathered at a meeting and vowed to continue whale hunts despite an international court ruling that brought Japan's Antarctic whaling program to an abrupt halt.

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Japan Pro-Whaling Contingent Vows to Continue Hunts

April 15, 2014 9:51 am | News | Comments

Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members on Tuesday gathered at a meeting and vowed to continue whale hunts despite an international court ruling that brought Japan's Antarctic whaling program to an abrupt halt.

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Is That Bag of Chips Half Full or Half Empty?

April 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Mike Kuebler, Technical Director, Smithers Pira Testing Laboratory, @michaelkuebler | Articles | Comments

Distribution testing of packaged products can deliver material-efficient design with assured product protection, which are essential elements of any approach to sustainability. Testing food products through the supply chain before a product arrives on the shelf can save manufacturers both time and money.

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A Recipe for Cutting Food Waste

April 15, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks | Videos | Comments

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans are tossing up to 40 percent of the food supply each year. In this TED Talk, NRDC executive director Peter Lehner explores solutions that can reduce food waste and save money for both consumers and companies.

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Filling and Portioning Depositors

April 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's C-Frame Depositors have improved the way many processors deposit fillings for stuffed sandwiches, multiple layered products, stuffed seafood, appetizers and rolled or wrapped product.

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Supercritical Fluid Extractor

April 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The SFT-250 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) is designed to perform a variety of extractions in supercritical fluid and is engineered to meet the day-to-day rigors of the research lab.

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Dry-Aging and Dry-Curing Technology

April 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Meat processors can now create distinctive dry-aged and dry-cured meats in-house using DryAgePro® technology and an ordinary refrigeration unit.

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J&M Foods Reduces Labor Costs

April 14, 2014 4:37 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor | Videos | Comments

Being BSQF certified, J&M Foods appreciates that the DynaClean conveyor is easy to clean - taking half the time that their old conveyor took to clean. Watch and listen to Scott Thibault, president of J&M Foods, talk about how easy the DynaClean conveyor is to break down, clean by pressure washing it or dry wiping it and putting it back together.

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Maxwell House Announces Brand Refresh

April 14, 2014 3:12 pm | News | Comments

Maxwell House is redefining its 121-year-old brand by debuting new packaging graphics, a new logo and new product varieties. The brand's new campaign, "Say Good Morning to a Good Day," emphasizes the benefits of starting your day with coffee.

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Scientists Study Origins of Lager-Making Yeasts

April 14, 2014 12:57 pm | News | Comments

An analysis of Saccharomyces eubayanus, the wandering parent of hybrid lager yeast, revealed its closest affinity to one of two diverse Patagonian populations, confirming it was the cold-loving microbe that 500 years ago found its way to the caves and monastery cellars of Bavaria where lager beer was first concocted.

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