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Brushless Motors

April 8, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The DCmind Brushless direct current motor series includes the TNi21 and SMi21 models that feature integrated electronics, power capabilities from 60-150 Watts and high accuracy.

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Removable Retaining Walls for Conveying

April 8, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company has designed removable retaining walls for its DynaClean food conveying systems.

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USDA Provides Funding for Pest, Disease Management

April 7, 2014 1:05 pm | News | Comments

The USDA has allocated $48.1 million provided by the new farm bill to projects across the country that will help to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten America's agriculture economy and the environment.

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A Reliable Effort Creates Quick ROI

April 7, 2014 12:58 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO, @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

With the cost of downtime in some applications valued in the thousands of dollars per minute, it’s safe to say manufacturers who take a reliability-centered strategy are hedging their businesses against potentially catastrophic impacts.

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Schreiber Foods Plans New Facility to Meet Yogurt Demand

April 7, 2014 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Schreiber Foods will begin construction of a distribution center this month in Richland Center, Wis., to meet the growing demand for yogurt. The dairy giant has spent more than $100 million in the last five years on its two Richland Center yogurt plants.

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Grocery Price Wars May Hurt Food Industry in Canada

April 7, 2014 12:46 pm | by Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The grocery price wars that have pushed a kilogram of bananas below the price of a chocolate bar may be good news for consumers' wallets, but those who watch the food industry see a race to the bottom that may leave shoppers with less selection.

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Farmers Face New Conservation Rules Under Farm Bill

April 7, 2014 12:42 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly erodible lands and protect wetlands to qualify for crop insurance subsidies.

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Infestation Forces Closure of NYC Cronut Bakery

April 7, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

Health officials on Friday shut down New York City's Dominique Ansel Bakery, famous for serving up delicious croissant-doughnut hybrid treats called Cronuts, because of a "severe mouse infestation" that requires professional pest control.

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Consumer Trends: What Your Taste Buds Say About You

April 7, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Chances are, most of us have defined someone's character as plain or "vanilla." After all, these descriptions perfectly emphasize just how unexciting a person is. But, according to a study commissioned by Danio, it seems we've been mistaken all along.

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Adjusting Calcium, Acidity Levels May Improve Dressings and Sauces

April 7, 2014 10:53 am | News | Comments

Adjusting the calcium and acidity levels could be the key to developing better-tasting, more eye-appealing and creamier reduced-fat sauces, desserts and salad dressings that could be on the market soon, according to a study supported by ConAgra Foods.

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Federal Judges to Review COOL Ruling

April 7, 2014 10:34 am | News | Comments

A full federal appeals court will review meat labeling rules that would require country-of-origin information on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat. The meat industry went to court in an effort to block the government regulation, which went into effect last year.

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McDonald’s Pulls Out of Crimea

April 7, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

McDonald's has closed its three restaurants in Crimea as it evaluates the "evolving situation" on the Black Sea peninsula. The chain said Friday that the closures were "strictly a business decision which has nothing to do with politics."

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Heineken Invests $100M in Haiti Brewery

April 7, 2014 10:28 am | by TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Heineken is investing $100 million in its production plant in Haiti, a country where many international companies have been reluctant to spend money because of a business climate hampered by red tape, corruption allegations and a weak infrastructure.

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NLRB Seeks Injunction to End Kellogg Lockout

April 7, 2014 10:22 am | News | Comments

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday authorized its lawyers to seek an immediate injunction in U.S. Federal Court against the Kellogg Company for the food maker's role in the long-running lockout at its cereal plant in Memphis, Tenn.

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Photos of the Day: Decoding DNA to Fight Deadly Food Poisoning

April 7, 2014 10:17 am | News | Comments

The nation's disease detectives are launching a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

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Experts Fight Food Poisoning by Decoding Germ DNA

April 7, 2014 10:13 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nation's disease detectives are launching a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

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Ooho: The Edible Water Bottle

April 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Huffington Post | Videos | Comments

A trio of Spanish design students have created "Ooho," a gelatinous membrane that encapsulates water. Users can simply puncture the membrane to drink, or they can also pop the entire blob in their mouth and chomp down for a burst of hydration.

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The Nuts & Bolts of MRO: Using Inventory Data to Strengthen Your Supply Chain

April 7, 2014 9:36 am | by Brian Norris, Vice President of Inventory Management, Grainger | Articles | Comments

Successful inventory management programs start with a thorough understanding of the inventory itself. Identifying who uses the inventory, how they use it, why they use it and where they store it is the first step to determining the type of inventory management solution best for business needs.

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CAT Intelligent Drive

April 7, 2014 9:29 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

iPOS8010 CAT intelligent drive is fully digital with an embedded motion controller. Product is for use with brushless, DC brush, step and linear motors.

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Thermoforming Packaging Line

April 7, 2014 9:25 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Turnkey, end-to-end thermoforming packaging line with all line components from one source allows for full integration of the line modules, the right interfaces, single uniform operator guidance and one person to contact.

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