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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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Flower Foods to Buy Dave's Killer Bread For $275M

August 13, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press

Bakery goods company Flowers Foods is buying organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread for about $275 million in cash.

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Coca-Cola Names Company Veteran to No. 2 Position

August 13, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola says it named company veteran James Quincey as president and chief operating officer, creating a new No. 2 position in its chain of command.

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Nestle Net Profit, Sales Down Slightly in First Half of Year

August 13, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press

Food and drinks giant Nestle says sales and net profit declined slightly in the first half due to currency fluctuations and a recall of Maggi noodles in India.

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Rising Beef Prices Driving Burger Industry Innovation

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Technomic

Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic's report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong value proposition.

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Tuna Company Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death

August 12, 2015 2:19 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges in the death of a Los Angeles-area worker who was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna.

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Report: IoT To Generate Increase In Demand For Predictive Data

August 12, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report anticipates a dramatic jump in the need for data analysis as the Industrial Internet of Things continues to expand.

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Water Company to Utilize Paper-Based Bottles

August 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Swiss packaging company recently debuted its paper-based bottle in the U.S.

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How Food Manufacturing Companies Can Reduce Risk and Eliminate Coding Errors

August 12, 2015 12:45 pm | by Videojet Technologies

Food manufacturers with fast-moving production lines are likely to have experienced coding errors, but solutions that are able to identify errors before products make their way into the supply chain can help.

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Sysco Profits Decline After Failed Merger Attempt

August 12, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Sysco Corp. reported a 71 percent drop in profits in its latest quarterly report after abandoning a bid to acquire rival US Foods.

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Washington Apple Crop May Be 3rd Largest Ever

August 12, 2015 9:30 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Washington's new apple crop, easily the nation's largest, is projected to be 125.2 million 40-pound cartons this season, the third largest in state history. The Washington Apple Commission last week projected this year's crop will be 10.5 percent lower than last year's record crop.

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Kraft Heinz Slashing 2,500 Jobs in US, Canada After Merger

August 12, 2015 9:19 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined. About 700 of the cuts were coming in Northfield, Illinois, where Kraft had been headquartered.

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Colorado May Ban 'Candy' Name on Marijuana Treats

August 12, 2015 9:15 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators. The state may also ban the word "candy" from edible pot products, even if they're sweets such as suckers or gummy chews.

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