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CDC: More Than 40 Percent of Sodium Comes From 10 Common Foods

September 10, 2014 8:50 am | by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This report provides the most recent data detailing how much sodium school-age children eat and where it comes from. Researchers determined that about 43 percent of sodium eaten by children comes from the 10 foods they eat most often.    

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Jake Leinenkugel Retires From Craft Brewery

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press

Leinenkugel's, with its 147 years of family history, picturesque Northwoods brewery and expanding line of flavored beers, has been a near-perfect fit for the millennial market. Eighteen- to 25-year-olds crave variety, but they also want authenticity. 

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Chocolate Production Solutions to be Presented at PACK Expo

September 10, 2014 7:00 am | by Sollich North America LLC

Sollich KG of Germany is a leading global supplier of enrobers, tempering systems, cooling tunnels, and bar forming equipment with a complete line of optional auxiliary equipment.                   

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Infographic: Traceability For Standard Compliance, Process Improvement

September 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mettler Toledo

Good traceability helps a manufacturer comply with legal and regulatory requirements and also shows how the right systems and equipment can contribute to production efficiency. Find out more by taking a look at this infographic from Mettler Toledo.

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies

September 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Voices for Healthy Kids

The findings come as school districts implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards, which set basic limits on the fat, salt, and calories in foods and beverages sold through vending machines, school stores, and a la carte cafeteria menus.

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Food Traceability Driving Force Behind Software Platform

September 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Radley Corporation

Radley Corporation has introduced x/DC4, the 4th generation of its technology platform to bring additional features and functionality that will assist with numerous Food Traceability Initiatives being driven by customer needs and requirements.

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Budweiser, Facebook Now Let You E-Gift Beer to Friends

September 9, 2014 1:00 pm | by Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch has launched two new programs, Bud Light Birthday and Buds for Buds, in Denver and Chicago. Now Facebook users can gift their friends a free Bud Light or Budweiser to complement their traditional celebratory wishes.     

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Photos: Louisville Bourbon Scene

September 9, 2014 12:15 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

In Kentucky's bourbon country, the classic American whiskey isn't just for sipping anymore. Louisville touts itself as the gateway to bourbon country, and for many visitors the restaurants and bars are part of a day-night bourbon experience. 

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Mondelez Highlights Progress Against Well-Being Goals

September 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Mondelez International

Mondelez International released its first ever Call For Well-Being Progress Report, which details how the company is tracking against its global well-being goals.                         

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McDonald's Aug. Sales Continue to Plummet From China Scandal

September 9, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press

McDonald's Corp. said earlier this month that it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt its sales and reputation.                     

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US Wine Consumption At 'All-Time High'

September 9, 2014 9:19 am | by Beverage Information & Insights Group

U.S. wine consumption has expanded for the 20th straight year, surpassing France as the largest wine market.  Relaxed restrictions on direct winery shipments contributed to the wine industry's success in 2013.        

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Study: CPG Companies Must Plan For a Digital Future

September 9, 2014 9:05 am | by The Boston Consulting Group

A report by The Boston Consulting Group highlights how CPG companies can best position themselves for growth and unlock digital and e-commerce opportunities.                         

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General Mills to Buy Annie's For $820M

September 9, 2014 8:45 am | by Associated Press

Annie's will join General Mills' U.S. natural and organic products portfolio, which includes the Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, LARABAR and Food Should Taste Good brands. The acquisition will expand General Mills' fast-growing natural and organic foods business. 

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Monarch Beverage Co. Keeps Up Indiana Liquor Law Fight

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press

Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co., the state's largest beer distributor, has filed documents seeking a liquor wholesaler's permit for a separate corporate entity.                  

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Infographic: America's Most Wanted Food Labels

September 9, 2014 8:20 am | by Consumer Reports

How's a consumer to know all the standards and regulations (or loopholes, for that matter) behind the seal itself? Consumer Reports gives us this simple, exhaustive infographic that breaks down the pluses and minuses of the most common animal welfare labels.

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Infographic: How Safe is X-Ray Inspection of Food?

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO

For more than 20 years, food manufacturers have been using x-ray inspection to ensure product safety and quality. But, is x-ray inspection safe?                             

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Diageo Taps Tech Start-Ups to Tackle Irresponsible Drinking, Retail Theft

September 8, 2014 1:00 pm | by Diageo

Diageo, the world's largest maker of spirits, has created a technology to help find solutions to some of the liquor industry's most pressing problems.                             

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Obama Administration to Limit Profitability of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting their addresses abroad in an effort to reduce their U.S. taxes. The maneuver is known as a corporate inversion. The Obama administration is deciding what actions to take to make it less profitable for companies to shift overseas.

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Pesticide Drift is Persistent Problem For Organic Farmers

September 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Organic growers are trying to profit off the rising consumer interest in locally grown, natural foods. But those smaller farms are often islands surrounded by a sea of conventionally grown crops that get sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

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Bud Light's 'Whatever' Contest Winners Left Stranded, Angry

September 8, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press

The company said the travel delays stemmed from a large number of people trying to depart the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport after the two-day event.                         

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