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Rising to the Occasion

July 17, 2015 9:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Oregon-based Dave's Killer Bread, which recently expanded its distribution to all 50 states, prides itself on its hand-crafted/seed-encrusted line of breads.

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What's New at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

July 17, 2015 8:30 am | by PMMI | News | Comments

Fast-changing consumer preferences require a rapid response from manufacturers, driving demands for processing and packaging technologies that yield greater flexibility, sustainability and efficiency. This fall, the destination for solutions is PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28-30, 2015).

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PROCESS EXPO Asks: 'Where Have All The Bakers Gone?'

July 17, 2015 8:15 am | by FPSA | News | Comments

Where Have All the Bakers Gone? is just one of the sessions of this year's PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY program. This year’s program includes 35+ hours of education addressing a wide variety of important topics that cover all major segments of the food and beverage industry.

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25kg Bag Fillers

July 17, 2015 7:45 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Our 25kg bag filling systems comply with food and dairy hygiene standards. 

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Company Debuts Recyclable K-Cup

July 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company credited with inventing the paper coffee filter is producing the first single-serve coffee pod that's completely recyclable.

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The Latest in Natural Refrigerants: ATMOsphere America 2015 Recap

July 16, 2015 2:35 pm | by Brandon France, Director of Packaged Solutions, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

While each session at the ATMOsphere conference focused on a specific refrigeration topic, one of the key takeaways from the conference is that rules regulating the use of HFCs will not let up, and the need for natural refrigerants will continue to increase.

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Headquarters of Kraft Business Heading to Downtown Chicago

July 16, 2015 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Heinz says it is relocating the headquarters of the Kraft business from Northfield, Illinois, to downtown Chicago early next year.

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Monsanto Will Fund Review of Study Linking Weed Killer to Cancer Risk

July 16, 2015 1:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto plans to fund a panel of scientists to review a study that linked its popular agricultural weed killer to an increased risk of cancer.

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This Week in Food History: The 1st Krispy Kreme Doughnut!

July 16, 2015 1:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we’ll travel back to the first Krispy Kreme doughnut, the birth of Orville Redenbacher, the invention of the Oscar Mayer wienermobile and an acquisition that changed the beer industry.

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General Mills Plans to Close Illinois Facility

July 16, 2015 1:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the union that represents the facility. The food maker is looking to get rid of excess cereal and dry dinner capacity as part of its ongoing effort to meet consumers' changing tastes.

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How Food Manufacturers Can Find Project Financing with the New Markets Tax Credit

July 16, 2015 12:45 pm | by Charlie Spies, CEO of CEI Capital Management, LLC | Articles | Comments

As businesses increasingly seek a triple-bottom-line model, there is a financing tool designed to support their investments in not just growing their businesses, but in revitalizing the communities in which they work and live.

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PROCESS EXPO 2015 Q&A with FPSA President David Seckman

July 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

In advance of September's PROCESS EXPO, Food Manufacturing corresponded with David Seckman, President and CEO of FPSA, Producer of PROCESS EXPO, to learn about what attendees can expect to see at this year’s show. 

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US Foods Opens New Distribution Center in Mississippi

July 16, 2015 12:05 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The new 272,000 square foot facility will service more than 4,000 chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice operators throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. It is also the company’s 6th LEED-certified facility, featuring an environmentally conscious design maximized for energy efficiency.

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Providence Targets Old Laws to be Friendlier For Food Trucks

July 16, 2015 11:00 am | by AMY ANTHONY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials are looking into revising a decades-old ordinance that requires restaurants-on-wheels to abide by the same rules as hawkers or peddlers, including the two-hour limit in parking spaces around the capital city. This is just one of the restrictions that local food truck vendors have said is killing their business.

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Mars Inc. to Expand Candy-Making Plant in Kansas

July 16, 2015 10:35 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company's first new plant in 35 years.

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Scientists in Oregon Develop Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

July 16, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented.

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Brad Pitt, Bill Maher Slam Costco, Speak Up For Caged Hens

July 16, 2015 9:45 am | by SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

Brad Pitt and Bill Maher say Costco contributes to animal cruelty by selling eggs from caged hens.

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Food Safety Update: Plant Equipment & Sanitation

July 16, 2015 9:25 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

We recently surveyed Food Manufacturing readers from across all segments of the industry on various trends, topics and considerations when it comes to purchasing plant equipment, and how equipment acquisition meshes with sanitation efforts and existing food safety plans at their facilities.

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Q&A: Robotics and Automation with Intelligrated's Matt Wicks

July 16, 2015 9:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently spoke with Matt Wicks, Vice President, Product Development, Manufacturing Systems, at Intelligrated about robotics and automation in the food manufacturing industry.

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PROCESS EXPO 2015 Preview: Nine Advances in Aseptic Processing and Packaging

July 16, 2015 8:10 am | by Steve Smith, Processing Specialist, Purdue University | News | Comments

In advance of PROCESS EXPO 2015, here are nine advancements in the processing and packaging side of aseptic processing.

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