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Most Consumers Don't Know Their Daily Calorie 'Budget'

September 10, 2014 9:45 am | by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | News | Comments

A 2,000-calorie benchmark is what the FDA considers a reasonable daily calorie intake for adults. Nutrition labels on food sold in the U.S. are based on it. The key to translating labels and using them to make healthy food choices may be understanding this fact.

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New Mexico's Green Chile Harvests a Growing Demand

September 10, 2014 9:36 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The seasonal attention highlights a growing demand for the New Mexico-grown hot peppers, even as the number of acres planted and harvested each year has been shrinking.                       

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Infographic: How Do Moms Value the Importance of Sustainability?

September 10, 2014 9:30 am | by IFIC | News | Comments

A report by the International Food Information Council shows that moms are twice as likely than other consumer groups to say they have increased purchasing sustainable food and beverage products.               

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Maker Reaches 60th Year in Business

September 10, 2014 9:11 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Celebrating his 60th year in the business, Jimmy Russell has overseen production of about 3 million barrels of bourbon as Wild Turkey's master distiller — enough to fill about 20 million cases, according to the brand's parent company, Italian-based Gruppo Campari.

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CDC: More Than 40 Percent of Sodium Comes From 10 Common Foods

September 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | News | Comments

This report provides the most recent data detailing how much sodium school-age children eat and where it comes from. Researchers determined that about 43 percent of sodium eaten by children comes from the 10 foods they eat most often.    

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Jake Leinenkugel Retires From Craft Brewery

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Leinenkugel's, with its 147 years of family history, picturesque Northwoods brewery and expanding line of flavored beers, has been a near-perfect fit for the millennial market. Eighteen- to 25-year-olds crave variety, but they also want authenticity. 

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The Importance of Leadership, Employee Engagement in Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 8:04 am | by Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

While automation, IT and software solutions can play an important part of many Operational Excellence initiatives, in reality technology can only be as effective as the people and processes to which it supports.           

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VIDEO: Cookies Are Crazy!

September 10, 2014 8:00 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

Baking is definitely more of a science than an art — requiring precise measurements, exact temperatures and specific ingredients — and this video explains the scientific process of baking cookies in digestible terms.         

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No-Ledge Coupling

September 10, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling is designed for food and light industry conveying of fragile materials or materials requiring a high degree of sanitation.

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Fresh-Frozen Market Husker

September 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Along with husking corn, the Fresh Husker removes stems and debris from fruit such as citrus and apples, and vines. It also can remove tops and debris from beets, carrots, onions, potatoes and radishes.

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Chocolate Production Solutions to be Presented at PACK Expo

September 10, 2014 7:00 am | by Sollich North America LLC | News | Comments

Sollich KG of Germany is a leading global supplier of enrobers, tempering systems, cooling tunnels, and bar forming equipment with a complete line of optional auxiliary equipment.                   

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Infographic: Traceability For Standard Compliance, Process Improvement

September 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mettler Toledo | News | Comments

Good traceability helps a manufacturer comply with legal and regulatory requirements and also shows how the right systems and equipment can contribute to production efficiency. Find out more by taking a look at this infographic from Mettler Toledo.

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Are You Meeting Demand?

September 9, 2014 2:28 pm | by Thierry Giroux, Global Account Manager, Nestle EMEA | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers have to balance the demands associated with branded products versus private label to maintain a foothold in existing markets, while competing against global and local food manufacturers in emerging markets, such as China, India and Latin America.

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies

September 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Voices for Healthy Kids | News | Comments

The findings come as school districts implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards, which set basic limits on the fat, salt, and calories in foods and beverages sold through vending machines, school stores, and a la carte cafeteria menus.

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Food Traceability Driving Force Behind Software Platform

September 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Radley Corporation | News | Comments

Radley Corporation has introduced x/DC4, the 4th generation of its technology platform to bring additional features and functionality that will assist with numerous Food Traceability Initiatives being driven by customer needs and requirements.

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Budweiser, Facebook Now Let You E-Gift Beer to Friends

September 9, 2014 1:00 pm | by Anheuser-Busch | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch has launched two new programs, Bud Light Birthday and Buds for Buds, in Denver and Chicago. Now Facebook users can gift their friends a free Bud Light or Budweiser to complement their traditional celebratory wishes.     

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Photos: Louisville Bourbon Scene

September 9, 2014 12:15 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Kentucky's bourbon country, the classic American whiskey isn't just for sipping anymore. Louisville touts itself as the gateway to bourbon country, and for many visitors the restaurants and bars are part of a day-night bourbon experience. 

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Mondelez Highlights Progress Against Well-Being Goals

September 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Mondelez International | News | Comments

Mondelez International released its first ever Call For Well-Being Progress Report, which details how the company is tracking against its global well-being goals.                         

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5 Tips For Equipment Financing in 2014

September 9, 2014 9:52 am | by Kurt Kolesha, Sales Manager, EverBank Commercial Fiance's Packaging & Plastics Group | Articles | Comments

Today, banks are healthy and offering lower rates, which means manufacturers in the packaging space can pursue growth by employing strategic financing models. As a result, many would suggest that it is a perfect time to access capital.   

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McDonald's Aug. Sales Continue to Plummet From China Scandal

September 9, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's Corp. said earlier this month that it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt its sales and reputation.                     

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