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Baby Boomers, Millennials Defining US Foodie Culture

August 18, 2015 12:05 pm | by Packaged Facts

Foodies as a subculture of gastronomically adventurous individuals are a smorgasbord of shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and principles. They are, in essence, the personification of the very culinary diversity that has come to define the Foodie movement.

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Cargill Acquisition Hopes to Capitalize on Growing Fish Farm Industry

August 18, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Agribusiness giant Cargill this week announced plans to acquire a Norwegian fish feed company as part of an increasing commitment to aquaculture.

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Russian Police Bust $30M Contraband Cheese Ring

August 18, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

Russian police said Tuesday they have busted an international ring involved in producing contraband cheese worth about 2 billion rubles ($30 million), arresting six people.

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Blue Bell to Resume Distributing Ice Cream to Select Markets

August 18, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell Creameries will resume distributing ice cream to select markets in Texas and Alabama this month after halting sales and production following listeria contamination.

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High Beef Prices Fueling Rustling Revival in Plains States

August 18, 2015 8:45 am | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Cattle prices have been at record levels, and reports of missing or stolen cattle have followed. The nearly 5,800 livestock reported as such in Texas in 2014 was the most in five years, and the value of the animals — in excess of $5.7 million — the most in a decade.

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Starbucks, Panera Tweak Pumpkin Spice Latte Formulas

August 18, 2015 8:30 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Starbucks and Panera are each hyping reformulated versions of their pumpkin spice lattes in a fight to win over fans of the drink in coming weeks.

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Captain Morgan Parent Sues Supplement Maker Over Logo

August 17, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The owner of Capital Morgan rum recently filed a lawsuit against a supplements company over its pirate logo, according to reports.

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Honey: One Food, Many Uses

August 17, 2015 2:25 pm | by Garden Delights Nursery

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the benefits of honey – both raw and filtered. But, what exactly is honey? Where does it come from? Is it just hype or are there legitimate uses for nature's nectar? 

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New York is the Latest to Ban Powdered Alcohol

August 17, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

New York last week became the 21st state to ban powdered alcohol after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation prohibiting its sale.

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Seafood Company Pleads Guilty After Mislabeling Imported Shrimp

August 17, 2015 1:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A North Carolina seafood company will pay a $100,000 fine and forfeit more than 20,000 pounds of shrimp after pleading guilty to falsely labeling its products.

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Beverage Takes Center Stage at Joint PROCESS EXPO, InterBev Process Educational Program

August 17, 2015 12:35 pm | by FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association and NuernbergMesse recently unveiled the joint beverage educational program for PROCESS EXPO and InterBev Process scheduled for September 15-18, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Iowa Town Coping With Loss of Tyson Foods Plant and its 400 Jobs

August 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Associated Press

Officials are working to help Denison, Iowa cope with the closing of a Tyson Foods plant there that employed about 400 people. Mayor Brad Bonner tells the Daily Nonpareil that Tyson's announcement Friday was a surprise, and the city is doing its best to help people who are losing their jobs.

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Center for Trends and Technology Keeps PACK EXPO Attendees Ahead of the Automation Curve

August 17, 2015 8:55 am | by PMMI

Compliance, serialization and line optimization are a few of the session topics complementing a robust display of innovations at The Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner and producer PMMI.

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Gouda News: Maine's Cheese Making Boom Continues Sharp Rise

August 17, 2015 8:50 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

Maine has established itself as the state with the fastest-growing artisanal cheese industry in the country, and state agriculture officials said it's not slowing down.

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Agritourism Growth Sparks Concerns Over Safety, Liability

August 17, 2015 8:25 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

As more farms open themselves up to visitors for apple picking, hay rides and some extra income, experts are advising owners to take steps to prevent accidents — be they small or fatal.

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Study: Wasted Meat Accounts for More Emissions Than Vegetable Waste

August 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Americans widely acknowledge that the amount of food wasted in the country is a problem. Researchers from the University of Missouri, however, suggested that consumers should pay particular attention to the amount of meat that they throw away.

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ARC Flash PPE Quick Reference Guide

August 17, 2015 7:45 am | by Graphic Products

The Arc Flash PPE Quick Reference Guide is an easy-to-use graphic which outlines the four PPE categories used to classify arc flash hazard ranges.

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Fluorescent Dyes For Water Leaks

August 17, 2015 7:20 am | by Food Manufacturing

These super-bright dyes reveal all leaks in static and circulating water systems, boilers, storage tanks and other high-volume containers. 

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Peltz's Investment Fund Buys Stake in Sysco

August 14, 2015 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press

Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has acquired a 7.08 percent stake in Sysco, making it the food distributor's largest shareholder.

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Hillandale Takes Over New England's Biggest Egg Farm

August 14, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is considering a request by a Land O'Lakes subsidiary to transfer active permits to Hillandale Farms, which was involved with Jack DeCoster in the Iowa salmonella outbreak that sickened 1,900 people in 2010, the Sun Journal reported.

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