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The 3 Topics Food and Beverage Executives Are Thinking About

January 16, 2015 9:45 am | by Chris Nay, Senior Managing Director, Food and Beverage, GE Capital | Articles | Comments

GE Capital recently surveyed c-suite executives at middle market food and beverage companies. The survey found that in addition to maximizing financial performance, food and beverage leaders are looking to maximize their engagement with consumers by responding to their evolving tastes. 

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Why Stainless Refrigerant Piping is a Better Investment than Carbon Steel

January 16, 2015 9:36 am | by Luke Facemyer, Director of Design, Stellar | Articles | Comments

When deciding on refrigerant piping for your food processing facility, you’re faced with two major options: carbon steel or stainless. While carbon steel, or black pipe, is the industry standard, stainless is a far better investment for your food manufacturing plant due to lifetime costs, maintenance and durability.

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VIDEO: What Food Items Will Cost More in 2015?

January 16, 2015 9:20 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Consumers paid more for groceries in 2014, and they most likely will again this year. Droughts, animal activists and trade agreements are just a few of the reasons why Americans may pay more in food prices in 2015.         

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Former NY Beech-Nut Factory Being Demolished

January 16, 2015 8:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A familiar industrial landmark for Thruway motorists in the Mohawk Valley is slowly disappearing as crews demolish a century-old baby food factory. Crews have begun tearing down the 850,000-square-foot Beech-Nut factory complex, located 45 miles northwest of Albany.

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Babies on Beer Bottles? New Hampshire Considers Alcohol Label Change

January 16, 2015 8:30 am | by RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Currently, a bottle of Breakfast Stout crafted by Founders Brewery Co., is illegal in the Granite State but legislation proposed this year would permit brewers to peddle their ales, stouts, porters and lagers even if the label shows images of minors.

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More Schools Serve Students Dinner as Demand Expands

January 16, 2015 8:00 am | by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the 2014 fiscal year, 104 million suppers were served to students, up from about 19 million in 2009. Participation is still lower than in the nation's long-running breakfast and lunch programs, which serve more than 12 million and 31 million students, respectively.

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Conductivity Transmitter

January 16, 2015 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Smartec CLD18 toroidal conductivity transmitter is for applications including the monitoring phase separation of product/water mixtures in the beverage industry, CIP systems, liquid concentration and others.

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OSU, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture to Offer Food Safety Training

January 16, 2015 7:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

This training is designed for small fruit and vegetable producers and processors, dairies and milk processors, shell egg producers and feed manufacturers. It will provide necessary knowledge of preventive controls and food security to assist producers in meeting the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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VIDEO: Cheese Ban Hits Seattle

January 15, 2015 2:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos | Comments

Sorry cheese lovers, but there will be no cheeseburgers or cheese and crackers for you tomorrow; at least not in the Seattle area. The city manager of Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County, Washington, has installed a ban on cheese consumption or possession. Find out why!

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Microsoft's Predictions For Manufacturing in 2015

January 15, 2015 2:10 pm | by Sanjay Ravi | Articles | Comments

By now, most everyone is aware of the impact the Internet of Things (IoT) is having on the manufacturing industry. The challenge for 2015 is to create smarter data — the year that IoT will become the Internet of Your Things. 

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Gluten-Free Food Industry Reaches $973M, Report Says

January 15, 2015 1:45 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The gluten-free market is cementing its staying power as more than a mere dietary fad and continues to make national headlines, including a recent announcement by popular foodservice chain Pizza Hut that it will begin offering gluten-free pizza. 

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Judge: Dairy Pollution Threatens Washington Valley's Water

January 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ruled that a large industrial dairy in eastern Washington has polluted drinking water through its application, storage and management of manure, in a case that could set precedents across the nation.        

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Study: When Chocolate Milk Removed From Schools, Total Milk Intake Drops

January 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by CANADIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING (NRC RESEARCH PRESS) | News | Comments

Researchers measured milk consumption by children and found that when chocolate milk was removed from schools, the overall consumption dropped drastically by about 41 percent. Additionally, of the students who chose plain milk, there was a greater amount of milk wasted.

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Connecticut Brewery Settles Dispute With Anchor Brewing

January 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Hartford brewery and restaurant has agreed to change the label on its bottled beers following a trademark dispute with the Anchor Brewing Co. in California. A settlement calls for City Stream Brewing to change the name on its bottle beer from "City Steam" to "Citysteam."

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Phoenix Restaurants Out to Show Super Bowl Visitors it's a Foodie Oasis

January 15, 2015 11:30 am | by TERRY TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Feeding Super Bowl visitors a year after New York's restaurant scene did it is a hard act for any city to follow. But for downtown Phoenix, the NFL's big game is a chance to simply score some points as a major culinary player.       

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What's Ahead in 2015? Five Mom Bloggers Share Advice For Food Makers

January 15, 2015 10:50 am | by Wendy Hirschhorn, CEO, Wendy's Bloggers | Articles | Comments

You don’t’ need a crystal ball to predict that food manufacturers and Mom Bloggers will continue to forge great partnerships throughout the year. So I asked the Mom Bloggers in my network what trends food manufacturers should be aware of in the new year.

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The Play Off Nostalgia Continues: Strawberry Honeycomb Cereal is Back!

January 15, 2015 10:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Following the recent trend of bringing back old brands, Post Foods, LLC has decided to bring its Strawberry Honeycomb cereal back to the breakfast table. The cereal was first introduced in 1983 as a limited edition item but quickly became a big hit.

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Safe, Compliant Ammonia Management Reduces Risk

January 15, 2015 10:00 am | by Michael J. Curato, P.E., Senior Vice President, Woodard & Curran | Articles | Comments

Most manufacturers of food and beverages have a common concern: the need to keep ingredients, processes and the final product cold. In most applications, the refrigerant of choice is anhydrous ammonia, but recent changes to OSHA’s enforcement approach have created new risks.

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US Wholesale Prices Drop 0.3 Percent in December

January 15, 2015 9:40 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Labor Department said that its producer price index declined 0.3 percent last month, the biggest decline since a similar drop in October 2011. In November, wholesale prices dipped 0.2 percent.               

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Hawaiian Host to Buy Rival Firm Mauna Loa

January 15, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaiian Host, maker of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, said it's buying macadamia nut processor Mauna Loa from The Hershey Co. The deal brings Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. under the control of Hawaii-based owners for the first time in 15 years.

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