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NM Peanut Processing Plant's Future Still Unknown

November 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian food supplier Golden Boy Foods has yet to comment on the future of a New Mexico peanut process plant eight months after completing a $26 million deal to buy Sunland Inc. The company recently posted a sign at the former plant but largely has remained mum.

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VIDEO: Marine Biologist on Tuna Preservation

November 10, 2014 10:53 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

The population of bluefin tuna near Japan is threatened due to overfishing. Marine biologist Shana Miller joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" to discuss how the world is working to save the fish.               

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91-Year Old Meat Processing Company on a Roll

November 10, 2014 10:45 am | by ARNOLD S. PLATOU, The Herald-Mail | News | Comments

Hoffman's Quality Meats has increased its business and employment since it was purchased in 2011 by a family partnership headed by two young entrepreneurs who wanted to find, nurture and grow longtime businesses like Hoffman's.    

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Burger King Enters 100th Country With Opening of First Restaurant in India

November 10, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Burger King Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of the first Burger King restaurant in New Delhi. This event marks not only its debut in India, but also a milestone for the Burger King brand, which is now operating in its 100th country.   

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US Marine Brews Up a Birthday Gift For the Corps

November 10, 2014 10:24 am | by Fidelis Beer Company | News | Comments

Brian Magee, the owner and founder of Fidelis Beer Company, recently took on a new challenge that draws on the Marine Corps' interesting history with beer. Born by an act of Congress on November 10, 1775, the Corps' first recruiting station was in a Philadelphia tavern.  

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Showdown Looms as Calif. Eyes Pesticides

November 10, 2014 10:14 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chief among the complaints of organic growers: The California Department of Food and Agriculture's pest-management plan says compulsory state pesticide spraying of organic crops would do no economic harm to organic producers, on the grounds that the growers could sell sprayed crops as non-organic instead.

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USDA Approves a Genetically Modified Potato

November 10, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in animals.               

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Shopping Apps Offer Cash Back at the Grocery Store

November 10, 2014 9:58 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

SavingStar, Snap, Checkout 51, and others, let users earn money back if they buy certain products. Recent offers include getting $5 back for buying a Jennie-O frozen turkey, 25 cents back on a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter and $1 back on Dole pineapple juice.

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Lawsuit Blames Bad Meatloaf For Deaths of WV Lawmaker, Husband

November 10, 2014 9:34 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Delegate Virginia Starcher's family filed the lawsuit last month against New Albany, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms in Jackson County Circuit Court. The lawsuit blames the restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of the former state lawmaker and her husband.

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Ingredion Debuts Non-GMO Ingredients Video

November 7, 2014 3:29 pm | by Ingredion | News | Comments

The video, which features interviews with farmers growing Ingredion corn for over 40 years, walks the viewer through the company’s traceability standards and practices that provide the industry with one of the broadest, most secured sources of non-GMO ingredients available today. 

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Mondelez Invests $50M For UK Coffee Site

November 7, 2014 3:24 pm | by Mondelez International | News | Comments

Mondelez International, the second largest player in the global coffee market, announced plans to invest $50 million (£30 million) in its Banbury, UK factory to build two new lines that will manufacture Tassimo beverage capsules.  

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MES Toolkit an Easy Solution for Manufacturers

November 7, 2014 3:19 pm | by LNS Research | News | Comments

In today's manufacturing realm, challenges can emerge quickly. Manufacturers looking for an easy solution should adopt the next-generation Manufacturing Execution System, or MES.                    

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VIDEO: The World's Most Expensive Bubbly

November 7, 2014 2:45 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Krug has released a 2003 vintage champagne that sells for $2,000. Cristina Alesci breaks down the value of the world's most expensive bubbly.                              

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Automatic Film Splicer

November 7, 2014 2:36 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The product, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, will increase line efficiency in sleeved packaging operations by eliminating film roll change downtime. 

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Grocers Association Applauds GMO Labeling Campaign Efforts

November 7, 2014 2:24 pm | by National Cooperative Grocers Association | News | Comments

The National Cooperative Grocers Association wishes to thank the Right to Know Oregon and Colorado GMO campaigns for their hard work to pass Measure 92 and Proposition 105 to label GMO foods. The campaigns drew support from a broad range of grassroots organizations.

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What is Your Manufacturing Innovation Quotient?

November 7, 2014 2:04 pm | by Tom Comstock | Articles | Comments

If you seek to improve innovation, then a good strategy is to maximize your quotient. The first step is to have good processes and systems in place to diligently watch your surrounding marketplace including customer behaviors and competitive actions. 

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81-Year-Old Charged With Looting Tangerine Grove

November 7, 2014 1:50 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Deputies in Florida say an 81-year-old man picked thousands of tangerines — 11 truckloads worth — and then sold the stolen bounty at a nearby market. Herman Southall was charged with transporting citrus without a certificate, grand theft and trespassing. 

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VIDEO: Name Confusion Causes Meltdown For Chocolate Maker

November 7, 2014 1:39 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

What's in a name? For the Belgian chocolate maker Libeert, it might just be its fate as a company. Until recently, the company's name was Isis.                              

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ISM: Manufacturing Continues Strong Growth Trajectory

November 7, 2014 11:08 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Businesses Urge Presidential Involvement in Port Dispute

November 7, 2014 10:57 am | by Stephen Schatz, National Retail Federation | News | Comments

A diverse coalition including retailers, manufacturers and farmers sent a letter to President Obama today urging the government's immediate involvement in contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

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