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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

August 14, 2015 1:45 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 the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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OSHA Cites Case Farms For 55 Safety Violations

August 14, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal labor officials this week issued dozens of citations to a North Carolina chicken processor after finding that its workers routinely risk amputation, electrocution and falls.

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Tyson Foods Ends Beef Production at Iowa Plant

August 14, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods said Friday it will end beef production at a plant in Denison, Iowa, laying off about 400 workers as it cuts back on its capacity.

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More Details on Origins of World's Favorite Beer-Making Microbe

August 14, 2015 11:15 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison

The invention of lager beer happened centuries before Louis Pasteur proved that fermentation is caused by microbes in the mid-1800s, so it's hard to imagine monks who knew nothing about microbiology deliberately crossing the two species that created lager yeast.

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Dr Pepper Takes Stake in Gatorade Rival BodyArmor

August 14, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press

Dr Pepper Snapple is making a $20 million investment in BodyArmor, a rival of PepsiCo's Gatorade brand.

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YOPO: New Jersey Brewer Releasing Pope Francis-Inspired Beer

August 14, 2015 10:30 am | by The Associated Press

A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month.

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As You Sow Files Notice of Legal Action Against Soylent Super Food

August 14, 2015 10:00 am | by As You Sow

The 60-day notice alleges violation of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act for failure to provide sufficient warning to consumers of lead and cadmium levels in the Soylent 1.5 product.

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Food Banks Struggle to Meet Surprising Demand

August 14, 2015 9:10 am | by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

While reliance on food banks exploded when the economy tanked in 2008, groups said demand continues to rise year after year, leaving them scrambling to find more food.

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Using Cloud-Based Software for Employee Time and Attendance Management

August 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Scott Mulka

Cloud technology enables managers to review and process information through web-based software applications, rather than from a direct server connection or one computer. 

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Avian Influenza Outbreak Highlights Urgent Need to Protect Eggs Throughout the Supply Chain

August 14, 2015 8:35 am | by Tosca

With egg prices steadily on the rise in the wake of one of the worst outbreaks of avian influenza on record, and in anticipation of a resulting nationwide egg shortage, egg suppliers, distributors, and retailers should take extra steps now to protect their investments, according to experts at Tosca, one of the nation's largest reusable packaging and supply chain solutions providers.

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ISBT Offers Education Sessions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

August 14, 2015 8:15 am | by PMMI

The International Society of Beverage Technologists is hosting education sessions for the beverage industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

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Global Non-GMO Food, Beverage Market Reaches $550B

August 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Packaged Facts

New non-GMO product launches in the U.S. have been estimated to be about 2,000 per year up from just a few hundred a decade ago. 

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New Mexico Green Chile Growers Want New Guest Worker Program

August 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

New Mexico chile growers say a new guest worker program is needed to provide temporary immigrant laborers in order for farmers to survive the decline.

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Infographic: Today's Wine Trends

August 13, 2015 3:15 pm | by Technomic

Following strong volume growth earlier in the decade, the wine industry's upward trajectory continues, but the rate of growth has decelerated. In 2014, total wine volume rose 1 percent, and projections for 2015 and beyond call for a similar pace of industry expansion.

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Dean Foods Says it is Cooperating in Investigation

August 13, 2015 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press

The former chairman of Dean Foods is the subject of an investigation into insider trading, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Beer of Champions? Wheaties Teams Up With Brewery

August 13, 2015 2:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Wheaties says it is partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer. The 16-ounce cans will only be available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting Aug. 26, according to Wheaties parent company General Mills.

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In the News: Kraft Heinz Slashing 2,500 Jobs in US, Canada After Merger

August 13, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out more about this story by browsing a compilation of media coverage.

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Health Officials Say 134 Cases of Salmonella Linked to Pork

August 13, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press

Washington state health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties.

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India Court Orders New Tests on Nestle's Maggi Noodles

August 13, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press

Food and drinks giant Nestle is hopeful of selling Maggi noodles in India again after a court on Thursday ordered fresh testing of the popular snack banned across India for unsafe levels of lead.

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Russia Expands its Food Imports Ban to Some Non-EU Nations

August 13, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press

Russia's prime minister says he has signed an order banning imports of agricultural products from several non-EU European nations that have joined the European Union's sanctions against Russia.

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