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Sweet Stock Activity for Krispy Kreme

January 10, 2013 9:38 am | Videos

Doughnut maker and unofficial symbol of American gluttony, Krispy Kreme, is seeing a surge in stock activity after the first of the year. Though few have answers for the sudden spike, the stock jumped about 15 percent in only a few days.

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Pick Sanitary Heater Disassembly

January 9, 2013 3:57 pm | by Pick Heaters | Videos

The Pick Sanitary Heater is a 3-A authorized design and meets USDA & FDA requirements. The Pick heater body can be easily disassembled for periodic cleaning as may be called for by COP, or clean-out-of-place requirements. With its sanitary clamp design, the Pick mixing chamber can quickly be pulled from system piping at one steam and two liquid connections.

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Process Heating Solutions - Salsa Application

January 9, 2013 3:48 pm | by Pick Heaters | Videos

Salsa applications, as well as any application requiring non-shear cooking of bite-size pieces, are excellent for the Pick sanitary heater. The salsa contains onions, peppers, tomatoes, salts, spices and starch binders. The Pick heater improves salsa processing by eliminating kettles and time-consuming batch cooking.

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Author: Wheat as Addictive as Crack

January 9, 2013 9:44 am | Videos

Love bread? Author Dr. William Davis says that feeling might be more than love; it might be addiction. His book Wheat Belly explores what he calls wheat's addictive properties. His follow-up book, Wheat Belly Cookbook arms consumers with what he deems better alternatives.

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Thought of the Day: All It Takes Is a Little Zap

January 8, 2013 1:20 pm | Videos

A new food processing technology that zaps food with microwaves to slow bacteria growth may increase shelf life. MicroZap, Inc. says this technology, when used in the bakery industry, can keep bread mold-free for up to 60 days. In this technology, some see a first step in solving the world's food shortage.

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IPPE Coverage: IPE + AMI = IPPE

January 8, 2013 1:05 pm | Videos

Dr. Scott Carter of Novus International discusses the inclusion of the American Meat Institute (AMI) with this year's International Poultry Expo (IPE) to form the first ever International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) later this month.

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New FDA Rules Could Hit Farmers Hard

January 8, 2013 9:16 am | Videos

The FDA's newly proposed rules to beef up food safety standards across the U.S. and prevent deadly foodborne illness outbreaks like the ones we've seen in recent years will increase the regulatory burden across the food chain. These rules and the cost of compliance could be especially burdensome for farmers.

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Solving an Age-Old Ketchup Problem

January 7, 2013 9:36 am | Videos

Business Insider reports on the development of a new water-resistant, plant-based coating. The new technology, developed by students at MIT can be applied to the interior surfaces of food and condiment containers to help consumers get every last drop out of their ketchup bottles.

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Whisky Maker Mixes Drinking And Driving

January 4, 2013 9:39 am | Videos

Millions of people around the globe toasted the new year with a glass of one of Scotland's best exports but only one traditional whisky also provides fuel for your car. Ivor Bennett reports from the Scottish distillery, Tullibardine, which has gone into business with Celtic Renewables, part of Napier University, to convert its whisky leftovers into auto fuel.

Learn How to Clean Your Conveyor and Get Back to Making Money

January 3, 2013 4:31 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor Corp. | Videos

DynaClean™ conveyors, manufactured by Dynamic Conveyor, give food processors the ability to quickly clean and sanitize and get back to processing and making money. Fabricated with chemical and corrosion resistant plastic materials, the patent pending design meets NSF, FDA, USDA and BISCC standards. DynaClean conveyors are designed for quick cleaning without the use of tools and can be reconfigured when needs change.

Vertical Farms Solve Land Problem

January 3, 2013 9:31 am | Videos

Though their popularity in the U.S. has been niche and their adoption here slow, vertical farms are really catching on in Singapore, where the scarcity and expense of land is prompting a growing number of farmers to think "up" instead of "out."

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Chobani Founder Discussed Greek Yogurt Biz

January 2, 2013 9:35 am | Videos

Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish immigrant, a billion dollar business owner and a food industry revolutionary. Ulukaya has not only built his yogurt brand from nothing, but he has changed the way Americans eat by offering a quality product to fill a market void.

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Twinkies: A Retrospective

December 20, 2012 11:32 pm | Videos

As the year comes to a close, so does a legacy as the Hostess bankruptcy is forcing a liquidation of the company's assets and the end of Twinkies as we've come to know and love them. CNNMoney reviews the history of the 82-year-old dessert.

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Monk-Run Bakery Serves Up Holiday Treats

December 20, 2012 9:28 am | Videos

For 25 years, the Trappist monks at Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri have been baking and selling holiday fruitcakes to support themselves. Some say the dark, spicy cake is a taste of heaven on earth. The monks explain their business and how they view their duty to serve their community.

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Greek Yogurt Craze Revives NY Manufacturing Town

December 19, 2012 8:59 am | Videos

The growing popularity of Greek yogurt in the United States has revived at least one town in upstate New York when Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya decided to buy a closing yogurt factory in New Berlin, N.Y. He's grown the staff from five employees to over 1,300 people.

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Rise Of The Jelly Bean

December 18, 2012 8:56 am | Videos

CNN Money talks with top executives at Jelly Belly, the world's most popular jelly bean company. The company got a big lift in the 1980s due to President Ronald Reagan's well publicized love of the company's products. Jelly Bean now produces 50 official flavors.

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Craft Beer Giant Stock On The Rise

December 17, 2012 9:13 am | Videos

Shares of Boston Beer Co Inc., the maker of Sam Adams, surged late last week on strong guidance. The uptick, however, was not enough to help the world's largest craft brewer catch up to Big Beer, as the stock still lags well behind SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch.

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Food Poisoning Test On The Way

December 14, 2012 9:09 am | Videos

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, talks to Charlie Rose and Gayle King about a new test that could make it easier to diagnose food poisoning. Some people are expressing concern, however, because the test could make it harder to track the source of future contaminations.

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New Sandwich Helps McDonald's Bring Home Bacon

December 12, 2012 5:43 pm | Videos

McDonalds is crediting a limited sandwich offering — the Cheddar, Bacon and Onion (BCO) — with the strong same store sales the company reported in November.

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Dairy Food Safety

December 12, 2012 9:07 am | Videos

A husband and wife dairy farming team, Kerry and Christiana Estes talk about dairy farming in Indiana. They describe milk production and processing and the importance of food safety in dairy production.

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