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Mondelez CEO Toys with Kosher Cadbury Eggs Idea

April 3, 2014 1:48 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Irene Rosenfeld, the CEO of Cadbury owner Mondelez discussed the possibility of kosher Cadbury Eggs as she addressed the Convention of Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rosenfield detailed Kraft's 2009 takeover of Cadbury before Mondelez was split off.

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Neb. Brewers, Farmers Contest FDA's Spent Grain Proposal

April 3, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

The mutually beneficial practice of brewers selling their spent grains to farmers for livestock feed is under scrutiny as the Food and Drug Administration ponders rules that would require the grain to be packaged before sale or sent to a landfill.

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Celebrity Chef Denied Entry into U.S.

April 3, 2014 12:38 pm | by JILL LAWLESS and JIM HIRSCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Celebrity Chef Nigella Lawson has been prevented from boarding a plane from London to the United States, according to the U.S. Embassy there. While no official reason for denial of entry was given, there are several speculations involving Lawson's lifestyle.

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Yum! and KFC to Train with Google Glass

April 3, 2014 12:28 pm | by Steve Fowler, Interapt | News | Comments

Google Glass is getting its foot in the door with restaurants as Yum! Brands, Inc. and KFC parnter with Interapt to develop employee training featuring the wearable technology. The Vision 2020 platform aims to improve employees' proficiency with hands-free tech.

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Antibiotics and Pigs’ Blood: You Are What What You Eat Eats

April 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | Blogs | Comments

Despite the title, I’m not blogging after too many drinks or while performing some satanic ritual. What I mean to say is: If you are what you eat, then you are also what your food gets its nourishment from. Two recent cases might quell your appetite.

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Consumer Trends: Diners Become Nutritionally Aware

April 3, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

As today's consumers seek healthier menu options, health has grown beyond a fad and into a lifestyle. Technomic says that restaurants can capitalize on this increasing nutrition awareness, but notes that menu terms like "gluten-free," "local" and "natural" are rarely used.

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Texas Distillers Dip into Salty Vodkas

April 3, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

The Lone Star State is a surprising hotbed for the distillation of vodka and other spirits. During the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers detailed the burgeoning industry for liquor in a grandiose region.

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GMO Salmon Caught in FDA Delay

April 3, 2014 10:12 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Genetically modified salmon are the first GMO animals eligible for human consumption. The fast-growing fish have been caught in a net of delay for four years as the Food and Drug Admnistration stalls in deciding whether it will approve the fish for sale.

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Female Brewers Make Their Mark in N. Carolina

April 3, 2014 10:01 am | by TONY KISS, Asheville Citizen-Times | News | Comments

Women are joining the ranks of craft brewers in North Carolina. Nationally, more than 2 million jobs are supported by beer, according to the Brewers Institute trade group. Traditionally, beer has been targeted toward men, but now more ladies are sipping pints.

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White House Garden Sprouts National Health Discussion

April 3, 2014 9:48 am | News | Comments

First Lady Michelle Obama's White House vegetable garden is more diverse this spring with a new grain variety and fruit tree and an emphasis on pollination. The garden was initiated in 2009 to encourage the national discussion about healthier eating and living.

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Ala. Poultry Plant Announces Layoffs

April 3, 2014 9:36 am | News | Comments

Poultry slaughtered at Wayne Farms LLC's Dothan plant will be sent to AlaTrade in Phenix City, company officials said. The deboning lines at the Dothan plant will no longer be necessary, and 560 employees are expected to be laid off by June 8.

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Photos of the Day: Maple Syrup Goes High-Tech

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Maple syrup production has come a long way, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks. But now sugar-makers are harnessing new wireless monitoring technology to keep the precious sap flowing.

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Maple Syrup Makers Tap Wireless Monitoring Technology

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by HOLLY RAMER and LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks. But now sugar-makers are harnessing new wireless monitoring technology to keep the precious sap flowing.

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Climate Change Impacts Global Food Supply

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global crop yields and extreme weather damage already are being impacted by climate change. The report's lead author, Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University, speaks with CBS News.

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Q&A: Prepping for FSMA Whistleblower Provisions

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

OSHA is considering comments on its proposed procedures for handling whistleblower provisions provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Attorney Jonathan Secrest spoke to Food Manufacturing about the new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.

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Motor Brake

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MagnaShear™ motor breaks employ oil shear technology for long-service life in applications like the frequent start/stop cycles seen on conveyors, cranes and other material handling equipment.

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XRF Spectrometer for Milk Powder Analysis

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Epsilon 1 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) benchtop spectrometer is designed for the analysis of milk powder.

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Drive for Air Compressors

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced new drive technology for oil-injected screw compressors with variable speed drive in the 50-125 hp range.

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Calif. Company Buys Failed Northern Beef Packers Plant

April 2, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

The San Francisco-based company bought Northern Beef Packers and its assets in a deal that was mandated to close Friday. Northern Beef filed for bankruptcy, but a judge ruled that the company could be put of for sale in an eleventh-hour decision.

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ISM: March Manufacturing Springs Into Production

April 2, 2014 12:53 pm | by By Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Manufacturing expanded in March as the PMI registered 53.7 percent, an increase of 0.5 percentage points, compared to February’s reading of 53.2 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding.

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