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Wi-Fi Connected Data Logger

April 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The TR-72wf-H contains an integrated Wi-Fi function that enables it to automatically upload recorded data from the logger to Company's free cloud-based WebStorage device.

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Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger

April 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The HRS-Rotex is a rotary scraped surface heat exchanger that brings new technology to the market.

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Plane Bearing Insert

April 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new Poly-Round® Plus plane bearing insert has a stainless pin on the outer diameter to facilitate drop-in installation into bearing housings without utilizing a set-screw as an anti-rotation device.

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Lightning Kills More Than 60 Dairy Cows in Chile

April 9, 2014 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Ranchers in southern Chile say that a series of lightning strikes has killed more than 60 of their dairy cows, costing the cattle owners thousands of dollars. Storms erupted on Sunday, spawning the lightning strikes in south-central Chile.

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NY Holds Summit on Beer, Wine and Cider Industries

April 9, 2014 12:28 pm | by JOSEFA VELASQUEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's alcoholic beverage industry was on display at a summit Tuesday organized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to focus on bolstering the business. New York is home to more than 600 wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries and ranks third in the nation in wine and grape production.

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Matzo, Kosher Wine Maker Manischewitz Sold to Investment Firm

April 9, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Matzo and kosher wine maker Manischewitz has been sold, just in time for the Passover Seder meal. Sankaty Advisors, an arm of private equity firm Bain Capital, bought the company from a group including investment firm Harbinger. The price was not disclosed.

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Japanese Worker Able to Poison Food Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 12:20 pm | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. The food poisoning affected thousands of consumers in Japan.

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P&G Abandons Foods, Sells Pet Food Brands to Mars for $2.9B

April 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Procter & Gamble is shifting away from the edible business so it can focus on its core brands like Tide detergent and Pampers diapers. The world's biggest consumer products maker is selling 80 percent of its pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion.

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Consumer Trends: More Shoppers Grab Nut-Based Spreads

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

More and more consumers are shopping for nut-based and sweet spreads, according to Mintel. New research indicates that, despite very high household penetration rates, there is still room for growth in this multi-billion dollar category.

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Affecting Change to Improve Business Health (Part II)

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Articles | Comments

To plan your business change, either slow and steady or drastic and urgent, pretend you are changing your personal health. Make a plan to change your personal health, and then translate it to a business context. It’s one of my favorite planning methods.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Rating Lowered on Struggling Soda Sales

April 9, 2014 10:35 am | News | Comments

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. declined Tuesday as an analyst lowered her rating on the beverage company, saying she believes it is overexposed to the U.S. carbonated soft drink category. Dr Pepper Snapple has been dealing with Americans cutting back on soda.

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Virus Kills Millions of Baby Pigs, Drives Up Pork Prices

April 9, 2014 10:31 am | by M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, never before seen in the U.S., has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year. With little known about how the virus spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

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Target to Offer Exclusive Organic, Sustainable Products

April 9, 2014 10:25 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Target has hand-selected 17 of the leading natural, organic and sustainable brands that already sell to its stores and has challenged them to come up with new products or new twists. The new products will be offered exclusively at Target.

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Ex-Broker Gets Prison Time for Bribing Buyers at Kraft, Frito-Lay

April 9, 2014 10:20 am | News | Comments

Two former officials with one of the nation's leading tomato processing companies were sentenced in a federal price-fixing case. Randall Rahal was sentenced to three years in prison. Prosecutors say the former SK Foods broker bribed buyers at food giants like Kraft Foods, Safeway Inc. and Frito-Lay.

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Photos of the Day: South Korea's Signature Seafood Dish Smells Like Garbage

April 9, 2014 10:17 am | News | Comments

The aroma of one of South Korea's most popular delicacies often is compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms. The unusual dish is typically made by taking dozens of fresh skate, a fish that looks like a stingray, stacking them up in a walk-in refrigerator and waiting.

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South Koreans Crave Fish That Smells Like Garbage

April 9, 2014 10:13 am | by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The aroma of one of South Korea's most popular delicacies often is compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms. The unusual dish is typically made by taking dozens of fresh skate, a fish that looks like a stingray, stacking them up in a walk-in refrigerator and waiting.

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A Buyer’s Perspective on FSMA at the Food Safety Summit

April 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor | News | Comments

Regulatory compliance and business practices can meld under the Food Safety Modernization Act in the practice of food safety quality assurance, Jorge Hernandez, senior vice president for food safety & quality assurance at US Foods, said Tuesday at the Food Safety Summit.

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Ergonomic Order Picking

April 9, 2014 9:44 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Ergo-Label Beam combines the comfortable, ergonomic order selection of the Ergo Beam® with the abuse resistance and barcode label protection inherent in the structural Label Beam®.

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Sanitary Conveyors

April 9, 2014 9:37 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Sanitary Conveyors are designed with stainless steel construction and are built to food industry and plant specific needs.

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Cartoning and End-of-Line Packaging

April 9, 2014 9:30 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers two different approaches for cartoning and end-of-line packaging. To pack light-weight products, new delta robotic technology ensures smooth transfer of the packages for flexible pack patterns.

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