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The Latest Ingredient for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Efficiency – The Cloud

March 18, 2015 8:50 am | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor | Articles | Comments

The food and beverage industry remains a highly competitive and fast-paced environment. Manufacturers must continue to invest in updated technology and processes or they will eventually fall behind. Deploying critical business applications in the cloud could be a viable solution for manufacturers to increase profitability and maintain growth, while still being cautious of underlying costs.

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Tyson Reveals $47M Expansion of Nebraska Plant

March 18, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has revealed a $47 million expansion of its existing beef processing plant in central Nebraska.

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Kraft Recalls 6.5M Boxes of Mac and Cheese

March 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

 Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

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Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

March 18, 2015 7:50 am | by Aalborg Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Applications include flow measurement and control, environmental, analytical, life sciences, R&D, food and beverage, pharmacology, gas sampling, and pilot plants.

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America Has Entered a New Era of Sports Nutrition

March 17, 2015 4:05 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Among the most popular functional foods are sports drinks and nutrition bars. According to market research publisher Packaged Facts, 36 percent of all U.S. adults consume sports drinks. Meanwhile, dollar sales in the nutrition bar segment grew an impressive 8 percent last year.

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March/April 2015: A Firm Grasp on its Craft

March 17, 2015 3:41 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Griffin Claw Brewing Company prides itself on producing beer with a mix of tradition and technology at its Birmingham, Michigan facility. To read this cover story, exclusive features on robotics in the food plant and ways to introduce ... 

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Brown-Forman Descendant First to Run Old Forester in Nearly 100 Years

March 17, 2015 3:15 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Liquor producer Brown-Forman Corp. is putting a descendant of its founder in charge of its original whiskey, the latest sign that it intends to rejuvenate the long-struggling Old Forester bourbon brand.

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More States Targeting Microbeads

March 17, 2015 2:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Personal care products that contain tiny plastic pellets are increasingly in the crosshairs of state lawmakers amid concerns over their environmental impact.  In addition to pollution concerns, scientists said the microbeads' resemblance to fish eggs could lead other animals to eat them, thus introducing them to the food supply.  

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Why the Gender Gap Matters For Manufacturing

March 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In West Virginia, a woman who works full-time year-round will make 67.3 cents for every dollar made by her male coworker, according to Employment and Earning.

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Eating Red, Processed Meats: A Dietitian's Thoughts on the US Dietary Guidelines

March 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing sat down with Jennifer Christman, Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutrition Manager at Medifast, to discuss her thoughts on the dietary guideline suggestions of meat intake.

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Canada's Food Safety Watchdog Suspends Costco Fish Import License

March 17, 2015 12:50 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the retail giant is not following food safety controls on a consistent basis. The agency says Costco is in violation of federal fish inspection regulations and the suspension of its license went into effect on Feb. 26.

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2 Dead at Napa County Vineyard in Apparent Murder-Suicide

March 17, 2015 12:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in a Napa County vineyard following a bitter business dispute. Napa County sheriff's deputies are still investigating Monday's shooting in the famed wine region of Northern California.

Prime Time For Private Label Brands

March 17, 2015 11:25 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Are we about to head into the Golden Age of private label? Phil Lempert of The Lempert Report says the days of store brand labels being seen as "cheap alternatives" are gone.

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Battle of the Coffee Pods: Keurig vs. Recyclables

March 17, 2015 11:00 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig, the single-serve coffee industry's leader, produced enough plastic coffee pods last year to circle the earth more than 10 times, according to one analyst's estimate, often cited by Keurig's critics.

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Minn. Senator Wants to Train Correctional Facility Inmates to be Butchers

March 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Warmer temperatures means grilling season is back! But instead of heading over to your local grocery store, you can now pick up some fresh cuts at the Minnesota correctional facility.

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EPA, FDA Sign Data Sharing Agreement

March 17, 2015 9:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration signed an agreement to share data relating to pesticides and toxic substances.

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Best Practices for Food Companies Considering Mergers and Acquisitions

March 17, 2015 8:45 am | by Jeffery M. Cross, Freeborn & Peters LLP | Articles | Comments

For food companies considering a merger or acquisition, what are best practices in regard to getting the merger through the antitrust process? There are three main areas of focus.

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2B

March 17, 2015 8:40 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.

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Hunt Brothers Rules Rural Pizza Market from Gas Stations

March 17, 2015 8:05 am | by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hunt Brothers Pizza is quietly winning over the rural South by slipping into places big-name pizza chains probably couldn't survive. It has installed its pizza ovens at so many gas stations and convenience stores that it has more U.S. locations than either Domino's or Pizza Hut.

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Meat Industry Fires Back at Federal Dietary Recommendations

March 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. meat industry is fighting back against proposed federal dietary guidelines that recommend eating less red and processed meat, which trade groups said go "outside the purview" of nutrition research.

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