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'More Meat' Among 20 Global Food Trends For 2015 and Beyond

January 12, 2015 1:20 pm | by Gulfood | News | Comments

Influenced by a multitude of factors including growing populations, changing demographics, improved access to education and rising incomes, global food trends are constantly evolving. Here are a look at 20 current and emerging food trends.   

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Winter Lobsters Could Bolster Fishery During Shrimp Shutdown

January 12, 2015 1:00 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many Maine lobstermen use the shrimp season as a source of income during the winter, when lobsters are both in lower demand and harder to catch. But regulators have shut down the shrimp season for two straight years because of a collapsed shrimp population.

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VIDEO: Ramen Makers Open 'School of Ramen' Learning Lab For Diners

January 12, 2015 12:35 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Ramen, the traditional Japanese noodle soup, is booming in popularity in the U.S. Sun Noodle, a major ramen manufacturer, has opened the Ramen Lab, a small eatery in New York City where diners can learn about the dish from a Japanese chef.  

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Food Manufacturers Downgraded on Foreign Exchange Woes

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

A number of food manufacturer shares slipped after a Citi analyst lowered his rating on some of the biggest names in the sector. Analyst David Driscoll does not expect sales volumes to improve, given economic challenges overseas and ongoing soft sales in the U.S. 

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Q&A: Communications on the Factory Floor

January 12, 2015 11:35 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Mike Lanciloti, vice president of product management and marketing at Colorado-based Spectralink, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about mobile communications in manufacturing settings.       

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Cargill Celebrates 150 Years

January 12, 2015 11:00 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

In 1865, William Wallace Cargill became the owner of a single grain warehouse in Conover, Iowa, at the end of the McGregor Western Railroad. Today, the company he founded is one of the largest privately-held enterprises in the world.     

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Canadian Agency Recalls Apple Slices Over Listeria Concerns

January 12, 2015 10:30 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A recall of apple products is being expanded to P.E.I. due to concerns over possible listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling its apple slices.         

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Tea is Becoming a Booming Business For Kids

January 12, 2015 10:00 am | by Christine Wheeler, Drazil Foods maker of Drazil Kids Tea | Articles | Comments

What has no sugar, no calories, but is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?  Tea! And herbal teas (otherwise known as tisanes) are naturally caffeine-free, thus making them a perfect beverage choice for kids.      

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The Future of the Frozen Foods Market and How 'Natural' Products Could Save It

January 12, 2015 9:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

It's no surprise that today's food industry is learning to cater to what consumers want. And what do they want? Food marked as fresh, all-natural and healthy, of course. In a recent release, Packaged Facts Research Director David Sprinkle said frozen foods of every kind are being challenged.

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China Arrests More Than 100 People For Selling Pork From Diseased Pigs

January 12, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country's latest food safety scandal. More than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork and 48 tons of cooking oil produced from the meat have been seized in the operation.

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Exports of Budvar Beer Reach Record Highs in 2014

January 12, 2015 8:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The Czech state-owned brewery Budejovicky Budvar, which has been in a legal battle with the U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch for years, says its overall output and beer exports reached record highs in 2014.             

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US Senator Seeks Crop Insurance For Barley Growers

January 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will visit a downtown Albany brewery to launch his effort to establish a crop insurance program for Capital Region farmers who grow malt barley. The crop is crucial to continued growth of the area's burgeoning craft beer and distilling industries.

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Cargill to Close Missouri Meat Plant, Lay Off More Than 100 Workers

January 12, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cargill Inc. says it plans to close its Springfield meat slicing and packaging plant and move the work to two other states. The move will cost about 118 people their jobs when the plant closes on March 11.            

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Dry Ingredient Depositor

January 12, 2015 7:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new dry ingredient depositor is ideal for dry, free flowing products such as sugar, sprinkles, chocolate chips, oat flakes, sliced nuts, dry low fat streusel and flour. 

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All-Plastic Pallet

January 12, 2015 7:45 am | by ORBIS Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The all-plastic pallet is designed to optimize the supply chain of small footprint retailers by eliminating product touches during the order replenishment process, from distribution center to store to floor. 

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US Employment Changes Since 2004, At a Glance

January 9, 2015 2:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After 5½ years of recovery, the economy has recovered all the 8.7 million jobs that vanished during the Great Recession — and created an additional 2 million. The unemployment rate hit 5.6 percent in December, its lowest level since June 2008.

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Research Finds Salt Tolerance Gene in Soybean

January 9, 2015 2:10 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE | News | Comments

The researchers, at the University of Adelaide in Australia and the Institute of Crop Sciences in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, have identified a specific gene in soybean that has great potential for soybean crop improvement.

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Manufacturing Job Growth Up in 2014

January 9, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andrew Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to numbers from the federal Labor Department released Friday.                          

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Weekly Recall Roundup: Apples and Pet Treats and Beef — Oh My!

January 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

In case you missed any of this week's top recalls, we've got you covered. In Food Manufacturing's first edition of the "Weekly Recall Roundup," you'll learn about the latest food and beverage items that have been pulled off store shelves and why. 

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How Choosing the Right Glove Can Ensure Food, Worker Safety

January 9, 2015 12:42 pm | by Sharon Ann Quinn, Ansell | Articles | Comments

Research shows that the classic approach of selecting hand protection through risk categories — mechanical, chemical and liquid protection — does not work for the food industry. It is, rather, the protection needs themselves that best determine the most suitable glove.

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