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Budweiser Maker Finalizes $107 Billion Bid for SABMiller

November 11, 2015 9:25 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Wednesday a final agreement to buy SABMiller for 71 billion pounds ($107 billion), in a deal that will combine the world's two biggest brewers and create a company that makes almost a third of the world's beer.


Outside Chipotle Outbreak, Foodborne Illness a Wider Problem

November 11, 2015 9:20 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | News | Comments

As Chipotle prepares to reopen its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest this week after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people, health experts say foodborne illnesses are more common than the public realizes.


McDonald's Won't Pursue Real Estate Investment Trust

November 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest hamburger chain, which is in the midst of a turnaround plan, had been considering forming a real estate investment trust partly because of the potential tax advantages it could provide.


The Basics of Ammonia Refrigeration

November 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Brian McFadden, Graphic Products | Articles | Comments

Artificial cooling systems keep industry running, and many of these systems use anhydrous ammonia as a refrigerant. How do these systems work? What are the hazards of ammonia refrigeration, and what can be done to keep workers safe?


Starbucks Touts Christmas Coffee After Flap Over Red Cups

November 11, 2015 8:45 am | by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor on Tuesday touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" — one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores.

USDA Expects Record Soybean Crop, Third-Largest Corn Crop

November 11, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

With most of this year's corn and soybeans harvested, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting its expectations for the size of the crops. An update Tuesday says farmers are expected to produce a record soybean crop totaling 3.98 billion bushels, up 1 percent from last year.

360° Wireless Remote Controlled LED Spotlight

November 11, 2015 7:00 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Company continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 40-watt wireless remote controlled LED light that offers pan and tilt control, spot to flood adjustability, and strobe and SOS functionality with the push of a button.

Three Ways That Smarter Mobility Is Transforming Efficiency On The Manufacturing Floor

November 10, 2015 3:45 pm | by Mark Kirstein | Articles | Comments

Mobility strategies have already begun making big differences in manufacturing.


3 Ideas Shaking up The World of Food Packaging

November 10, 2015 3:30 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Articles | Comments

Packages that tell the whole truth, extending shelf life and the truth behind "biodegradable"


Justices Skeptical of Tyson Foods in Class-Action Case

November 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court appears likely to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.


Chipotle Reopening Northwest Restaurants After Outbreak

November 10, 2015 8:50 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipotle said Tuesday that it is reopening the 43 Pacific Northwest restaurants it closed amid an E. coli outbreak after tests at the Mexican food chain came back negative for the bacteria.


Cloverdale Foods Company Recalls Beef and Pork Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

November 10, 2015 8:00 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service | News | Comments

Cloverdale Foods Company is recalling approximately 5,208 pounds of beef and pork jalapeño cheddar bratwurst product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.


KIND to Reduce Added Sugar Across Fruit & Nut Line as Part of Ongoing Commitment to Nutrition, Taste

November 10, 2015 7:45 am | by KIND Healthy Snacks | News | Comments

KIND earlier this month announced that it is reducing added sugar across its original Fruit & Nut bar portfolio. This effort, which started in late 2014, is part of KIND's brand promise to offer wholesome and tasty snack choices.


X5C X-Ray Inspection System

November 10, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The new X5c (Compact) model is aimed at food manufacturers, processors and packers running multi-product, retail ready lines that are keen to make the switch to X-ray technology for the first time or as an end-of-the-line product quality checker.

Mobile Power Distribution Center

November 10, 2015 7:05 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Company has released a mobile distribution system that steps down 240 volts AC electrical current to 120 volts AC.

The True Costs Of ERP Customization

November 9, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jay Deakins | Articles | Comments

Should a manufacturer require a unique capability, custom changes to the code can be made to fulfill their needs. Given any issue, customization is indeed the fastest way to solve a problem the first time. It is also, however, the worst way to solve a problem long term.


R&D Tax Credit Could be a Boon for Food Manufacturing Industry Facing New FDA Regulations

November 9, 2015 4:00 pm | by Chai Hoang | Articles | Comments

The impending effective compliance date for new FDA regulations has put the food manufacturing industry on high alert. These regulations will require significant industry investment to meet the challenges put before them by the new rules. Now, more than ever, it appears that the R&D tax credit is not merely an important option for the manufacturing industry to utilize, but one which it would need to use to remain competitively viable.


Popular Noodles Back on Shelves in India After Lead Scare

November 9, 2015 3:30 pm | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maggi noodles are back on shelves in India five months after the popular snack was found to contain lead above permissible limits.


Boulder Natural Meats Recalls Beef, Pork and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

November 9, 2015 3:15 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service | News | Comments

Boulder Natural Meats is recalling approximately 3,607 pounds of beef, pork and poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.


Maine Farm Market Recalls Milk Over Pasteurization Issue

November 9, 2015 2:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine agricultural officials say a Farmington farm market is recalling whole milk after testing uncovered a problem with pasteurization.


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