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In a Galaxy Not So Far Away, There's 'Star Wars' Themed Mac and Cheese

May 11, 2015 | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Let's be honest with ourselves: food tastes so much better when it is shaped like our favorite TV and movie characters. Now, Kraft Foods is taking your favorite galactic warriors from the "Star Wars" series and turning them into Macaroni and Cheese.

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Involve Your Operators In Every Daily Maintenance Plan

August 27, 2015 12:35 pm | by Brad Fulghum

Operators may not know exactly what is causing a problem with the equipment or how to fix it, but they do know that something isn't normal, and chances are good that means it is affecting safety, quality, delivery, and/or cost.

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Friday Food Funnies: Why Were the Two Pumpkins So Close?

August 21, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

In light of the fall-like weather, let's have some fun with this week's Friday Food Funnies with some jokes, puns and silly pictures surrounding pumpkin-related foods.

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Infographic: Refrigeration Compressor Red Flags

August 20, 2015 1:35 pm | by Mike Horst, Division Manager, Stellar

This week, we provide an infographic to help you identify red flags that may signal compressor health issues.

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This Week in Food History: One of the Worst Food Recalls in US History

August 19, 2015 10:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

This week in food manufacturing history, we're taking a look at the trademarks of Life Savers and Spam, as well as one of the largest food recalls in American history.

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Aramark, American Heart Association On Mission to Improve Health, Diet of Millions of Americans

August 14, 2015 11:05 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Aramark — in conjunction with the American Heart Association — is revising its menus and creating healthier recipes for the 2 billion meals it serves each year in schools, hospitals, sports arenas and other settings.  

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Friday Food Funnies: Why Was the Peach Acting Funny?

August 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

August is recognized as National Peach Month, National Sandwich Month and National Brownies at Brunch Month (Yes, apparently that is a thing). That's why I am dedicating this week's Friday Food Funnies those aforementioned foods. 

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This Week in Food History: An Ode to Oreos

August 13, 2015 11:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

This week in food manufacturing history, we’re looking at the invention of Crisco, the debut of the Oreo and the birth of the man behind the Nestle ​ name.

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What Does Your Work Taste Like?

August 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions

One of the biggest challenges to an organization that does its own product development and production is tearing resources away from the chore of maintaining existing products to invest in developing new ones

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Friday Food Funnies: How Do You Make an Apple Turnover?

August 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

It’s officially August and my mind is automatically thinking ahead to fall. (Yes, already.) In my anticipation of an early fall season, this week’s Friday Food Funnies will surround only foods and beverages found in my favorite time of year.

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Friday Food Funnies: What Do Belgians Cry?

July 31, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Before heading out the door today, start your weekend off right with some corny food jokes!

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This Week in Food History: The Humble Spud

July 29, 2015 12:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

This week in food manufacturing history, we’re looking at Britain's first potato, the trademark of Little Debbie's snack cakes and the introduction of the deliciously sweet candy, The Mars Bar.

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Friday Food Funnies: Where Do One-Legged People Eat?

July 24, 2015 1:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Another work week has come and gone, and that means it's time for the Friday Food Funnies. Start your weekend with some laughs!

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The Worst Product Recalls in History

July 21, 2015 10:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

In this month's infographic, we look at some of the worst product recalls the manufacturing industry has seen.

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This Week in Food History: A Giant Ball of Cheese

July 21, 2015 9:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

This week in food manufacturing history, we’ll travel back to Massachusetts' giant cheese ball, the opening of the first Arby's restaurant and a state ban that changed the California food industry, among other stories. 

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Moving Toward a Safer Plant

July 20, 2015 11:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Conveyors are a vital piece of a manufacturing operation. They are a crucial piece of automation that can help increase efficiency and productivity across the plant floor through connectivity and smart technology.

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Friday Food Funnies: Did You Hear About Tony the Tiger's Murder?

July 17, 2015 1:40 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

It's Friday. The sun is shining (at least here in good ol' Madison, Wis. it is) and the clock is ticking down to your release from responsibility! Yay! Let's celebrate with some laughs.

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The Latest in Natural Refrigerants: ATMOsphere America 2015 Recap

July 16, 2015 2:35 pm | by Brandon France, Director of Packaged Solutions, Stellar

While each session at the ATMOsphere conference focused on a specific refrigeration topic, one of the key takeaways from the conference is that rules regulating the use of HFCs will not let up, and the need for natural refrigerants will continue to increase.

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This Week in Food History: The 1st Krispy Kreme Doughnut!

July 16, 2015 1:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

This week in food manufacturing history, we’ll travel back to the first Krispy Kreme doughnut, the birth of Orville Redenbacher, the invention of the Oscar Mayer wienermobile and an acquisition that changed the beer industry.

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Traceability Advances Can Drive a Safe Food Supply (If You Let It)

July 14, 2015 10:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

For organizations that have never experienced a recall before, keep up the good work. But for those of you who have had the misfortune of going through a recall, you know how costly even one small mistake can be.

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Can American Manufacturing Afford A Raise?

July 7, 2015 1:30 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor

How will Obama's plans to extend overtime protection affect economic growth?

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