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Growing Controversy Over Craft Beer Trademarks

March 16, 2015 10:10 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Naming beer is harder than you might think. Passionate brewers are going up against each other over something as simple as the name and image. With more than one new craft brewery opening up in the U.S. every day, that's a lot of competition, and a battle over naming beer is emerging.

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GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA 'Workshop on Coexistence'

March 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent "coexistence" workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops.

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Officials: Listeriosis Linked to Ice Cream Not Cause of 3 Deaths, May be Factor

March 16, 2015 9:15 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday. But listeriosis didn't cause the deaths, according to a Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman.

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Coca-Cola Teams Up With Nutritionists to Push Coke as Healthy Treat

March 16, 2015 8:25 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.

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New Bird Flu Strain Has Poultry Farmers Scrambling

March 16, 2015 8:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.

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In The News: Powdered Alcohol

March 16, 2015 8:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Palcohol has been a popular topic of late, and the powdered alcohol product received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau last week. Find out more about Palcohol by taking a look at a compilation of media coverage on the topic.

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Discharge System with Electronic Pressure Control

March 16, 2015 7:45 am | by Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

 This Discharge System is used in conjunction with planetary mixers and multi-shaft mixers designed for processing high viscosity applications. After the mixing cycle, the vessel is simply rolled over to the Discharge System which is programmed to maintain a desired platen pressure. 

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Industrial Batter Depositing Lines

March 16, 2015 7:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial Batter Depositing Lines can be manufactured with many automatic module options.

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Consumers Will Pay More For Safer Potatoes

March 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.

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Sugar Industry Played Role in '70s Dental Program

March 13, 2015 3:20 pm | by UC San Francisco | News | Comments

A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and '70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay in American children.

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It Will Take Decades to Close Gender Wage Gap, Study Says

March 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research forecasts the national gender wage gap will close in the year 2058. That means women will not receive equal pay for the next 43 years. In some states, it will take even longer.

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Mountain Dew Creates New Craft Soda

March 13, 2015 2:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Mountain Dew is joining the craft craze with its new DEWshine, expected to hit the store shelves on March 23. But even though the product has yet to hit store shelves, the beverage giant is taking some grief for going craft.

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What Happens to Grain During Cooking?

March 13, 2015 1:55 pm | by ACS | News | Comments

Researchers, trying to understand wheat-related health problems, have found new clues to how the grain’s proteins, including gluten, change when cooked and digested.

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Flavor is Encoded in Your Brain

March 13, 2015 1:35 pm | by German Institute of Human Nutrition | News | Comments

The ability to taste is crucial for food choice and the formation of food preferences. Now, a team of researchers has revealed how taste is encoded in patterns of neutral activity in the human brain.

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Litigation Abounds When Competitors Hire One Another's Employees

March 13, 2015 1:00 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A recent case gives flavor to the types of claims that are often brought when one competitor hires one or more employees of another competitor. It also serves as a reminder of the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” when hiring experienced employees.

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Why Manufacturers Should Care About MES

March 13, 2015 12:20 pm | by Andrew Waycott | Articles | Comments

It’s a brutal, cost-driven world for manufacturers. Increasingly, those who don’t use Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to drive down variability and costs will be left by the wayside.

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How to Pronounce 22 Tricky Types of Wine

March 13, 2015 11:10 am | by Food Beast | Videos | Comments

Sick of feeling dumb every time you hit the wine list at your favorite restaurant? What about those hours spent in the wine aisle trying to pronounce those labels? No more — we got you.

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Predictive Analytics: Turning Data Into Inventory Insights

March 13, 2015 10:25 am | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

Margins are tight in manufacturing today and there is constant pressure to reduce working capital. Controlling inventory is, as a result, a critical part of managing resources, controlling waste and keeping cash flowing.

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5 Barrels of Stolen Bourbon Found in Backyard

March 13, 2015 9:10 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Another iconic bourbon brand in Kentucky has been targeted in a heist, but this time authorities say they have arrested a suspect caught with the stash of pricey whiskey in his backyard.

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3 Keys to Handling Crisis Communications for Your Food Manufacturing Plant

March 13, 2015 8:55 am | by Matt McGrogan, Project Manager, Stellar | Articles | Comments

Construction projects do not always run as planned, sometimes resulting in emergencies that require immediate reactions. Here are three keys to an effective crisis communications approach.

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