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Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 6, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at last week's most-viewed content from the Food Manufacturing website.


USDA: Chicken, Turkey Farms Affected by Bird Flu Can Restock

November 6, 2015 3:35 pm | by Associated Press

Federal agricultural officials say commercial chicken and turkey farms that were infected by the bird flu have been cleared to restock.


Questions, Answers About Toxic West Coast Crabs

November 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Here are some questions and answers about the issue.


Hot Weather is Now Affecting Belgian Beer

November 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by RAF CASERT and MARK CARLSON, Associated Press

One of the most renowned Belgian beer brewers said Friday it is a victim of climate change because increasingly high temperatures have shortened the brewing season by about a month compared with the 1950s.


Feds: Manufacturing Jobs Stagnant In October

November 6, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Although the latest monthly jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department showed strong hiring in October, the growth didn't filter down to the manufacturing sector.


High Toxin Level Delays California Crab Season

November 6, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press

Wildlife authorities delayed the Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast.


Research: Craft Beer Sales Projected to Grow 22% in 2015

November 6, 2015 8:55 am | by Mintel

According to the latest research from Mintel, craft beer is predicted to see 22 percent dollar sales growth in 2015, moving the category to $24 billion.


Report: Online B2B Purchases Nearing Tipping Point

November 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent report suggests that although online sales in the business-to-business sector are growing, those companies should be willing to invest more in e-commerce platforms.


Report: ConAgra's Omaha Layoffs Begin In Earnest

November 6, 2015 8:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A wave of previously announced layoffs at ConAgra's headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, is set to begin this week.

North American Meat Institute Urges Quick Passage of TPP

November 6, 2015 8:25 am | by North American Meat Institute

The North American Meat Institute expressed strong support for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement following the release of the full text of the deal Thursday morning and urged Congress to move quickly to pass the agreement.


Hot Pour Fillers

November 6, 2015 7:00 am | by Food Manufacturing

For temperature-sensitive filling applications, company manufactures filling machines with self-contained heat systems.

40 Cases of E. coli in Northwest Outbreak Linked to Chipotle

November 5, 2015 4:30 pm | by Associated Press

Health officials in Washington and Oregon say a total of 40 people are now on the list of people sickened by E. coli in an outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in the two states.


McVegan: Former McDonald's CEO joining board of Beyond Meat

November 5, 2015 4:00 pm | by Associated Press

Former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is flipping a new type of burger — one made without meat.


Kraft Heinz Secures Tax Breaks From Iowa for Davenport Plant

November 5, 2015 3:10 pm | by BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

Kraft Heinz secured millions in tax breaks from Iowa economic officials on Thursday for a new plant in Davenport, one day after the food company announced it planned to close seven factories in the United States and Canada as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs.


Guinness To Remove Fish Bladders From Brewing Process

November 5, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

One of the world's iconic beers is about to tweak its recipe, but it's unlikely that anyone but strict vegetarians will notice much.


Panera Bread Says it Will Move to Cage-Free Eggs by 2020

November 5, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press

Panera Bread on Thursday became the latest restaurant chain to announce plans to stop using eggs from cage-confined hens.


Molson Coors Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts Despite Lagging Sales

November 5, 2015 10:15 am | by Associated Press

Molson Coors Brewing Co. on Thursday reported a profit for the third-quarter as lower costs helped offset a stronger U.S. dollar that weighed down sales.


Elon Musk's Brother, Kimbal, Is Planting Gardens Across America

November 5, 2015 8:15 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter

Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal, is working on changing the world just like his brother, although he’s going about it a different way.

New Report Offers Respite From Bleak Manufacturing Indicators

November 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The National Association of Credit Management's latest Credit Managers’ Index report showed improvement in the nation's manufacturing and service sectors last month.


Refrigerant Float Switch

November 5, 2015 7:00 am | by Food Manufacturing

The SSLL "SEE-SWITCH"®, a stainless steel liquid level float switch, accurately measures liquid level and is equipped with a new yellow wand to clearly indicate the switch position.


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