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Bulk Bag Discharger

April 15, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Patented system designed for discharging product into customer's process. Unit possesses several stainless steel features including the Flo-Lock discharge spout closure system which quickly halts material flow for partial bag discharge.

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Five Benefits You Should Be Receiving From Your Supplier

April 14, 2015 1:45 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The big question for manufacturers is — is your supplier offering you the most valuable benefits available? Craig Anderson, PFI’s strategic accounts manager, walk through the top five considerations you shouldn’t be going without. 

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This Beer is Literally Out of This World

April 14, 2015 1:10 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.

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Coke to Return First Names to Bottles

April 14, 2015 12:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company announced Tuesday that first names will return to its soda bottles as part of an expanded packaging campaign beginning May 1.

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In the News: Egg Executives Sentenced to Jail

April 14, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this story by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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$260 Bar of Chocolate Comes From Rare 19th Century Cacao Trees

April 14, 2015 12:15 pm | by To’ak Chocolate | News | Comments

Many people are wondering how To'ak Chocolate can charge $260 for a single bar of chocolate. New DNA tests confirm that one of the reasons is genetics; To'ak Chocolate is sourced from cacao trees that represent one of the last genetically-pure remnants of a rare heirloom variety called Nacional.

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Study: College Educations Drive US Economic Growth, Including Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 11:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce said although the percentage of manufacturing jobs plummeted from 40 percent to 10 percent of all U.S. jobs since the end of World War II, output in those jobs climbed from $100,000 per person to $300,000.

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Energy Bars Hit Americans' Sweet Spot

April 14, 2015 11:05 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

KIND's founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky says his company has roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, a period during which Americans gobbled up more than one billion of its bars.

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How Did Single-Serve Coffee Become the 'In' Thing?

April 14, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Kevin Sullivan, chief technology officer at Keurig Green Mountain, maker of single-serve coffee machines, got his start in aerospace and defense. He talks to Susan Spencer about the high-tech challenge, and how coffee pods are now used in a third of all U.S. homes.

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Breaking Down the Organic Shopper

April 14, 2015 10:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Nearly 70 percent of consumers purchase some sort of organic product today. "Going organic" is a trend that has been moving steadily upward for the past nine years, but did you know that 38 percent of all organic shoppers are new consumers in the industry?

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Penn. Slaughterhouse Recalls 1.8K Pounds of Uninspected Veal

April 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pennsylvania slaughterhouse is recalling 1,800 pounds of veal carcasses that were sold to families for Orthodox Easter without being inspected. They didn't bear the Agriculture Department's mark of inspection.

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First Bacteria-Infected Olive Trees Felled in Italy

April 14, 2015 9:10 am | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

The xylella fastidiosa bacteria has ravaged olive trees in the Puglia region and contributed to a 35 percent drop in the region's olive oil production last year. Its spread has so alarmed the EU that France announced a boycott of Puglian vegetables.

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MillerCoors to Open 2nd Small Blue Moon Brewery in Denver

April 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Blue Moon Brewing Company | News | Comments

MillerCoors is building a second small brewery in Denver for its Blue Moon Belgian-style wheat beer. The brewery will develop and test new Blue Moon recipes and also include a tasting room and outdoor space for events.

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West Coast Sardine Season Called Off Amid Population Decline

April 14, 2015 8:25 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fisheries managers have decided to call off the West Coast sardine fishing season that starts in July because of rapidly dwindling numbers, hoping to save an iconic industry from the kind of collapse that hit in the 1940s and lasted 50 years.

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NY Lawmakers Mull Warning Labels on Sugary Beverages

April 14, 2015 8:00 am | by DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

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Egg Execs' Jail Sentences Send Strong Message to Industry

April 14, 2015 7:55 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two former egg industry executives received jail sentences Monday for their roles in a major 2010 salmonella outbreak, representing the latest high-profile victory for government officials hoping to emphasize food safety.

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All-Servo Wrap-Around Case/Tray Packer

April 14, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The HCP wrap-around case packer handles cases with inner or outer fifth flaps as well as trays of product. Applications include confectionery, food & beverage and pet foods.

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VIDEO: The Kind Bar Strategy

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | Videos | Comments

Snack foods are a $374 billion market and Kind thinks it has found a way to raise the bar. Kind can be found in more than 150,000 retail stores and sales have nearly doubled in the last year. CEO Daniel Lubetzky discusses the company's snack products.

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Pepsi to Replace Coke in NBA Marketing Deal

April 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi. The league said Monday that it's struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola.

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Veggies Take Center Plate as Healthy Fast Food Chains Expand

April 13, 2015 2:20 pm | by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press | News | Comments

They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

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