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Nestle Waters Engages iGPS Logistics for Shipping

September 30, 2014 2:00 pm | by iGPS Logistics

iGPS Logistics and Nestle Waters' North America have announced an agreement to introduce iGPS pallets as the shipping platform for Poland Spring brand natural spring water to customers throughout the North East.           

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'Convenient,' 'Healthy' and 'Creative/New' the Trends in Refrigerated Meals and Meat Market

September 30, 2014 11:15 am | by Packaged Facts

Major trends in the category of branded refrigerated meals and meats products are centered on making products more convenient, healthier and more creative or original in their approach to flavors and ingredients, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts.

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Hawaii Restaurant Fined for Removing Sign Stating Violations

September 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press

The Hawaii Department of Health fined a Honolulu noodle restaurant for breaking food safety rules and for taking down a sign that stated the violations. Officials say a restaurant manager removed the sign for a weekend.     

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Group Makes 1,126-Pound Bowl of Hawaiian Rice Dish

September 30, 2014 8:25 am | by Associated Press

Hawaii's Fifth Annual Rice Festival is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of 600 pounds of rice, 200 pounds of ground beef, 300 scrambled eggs and 200 pounds of gravy. That's some serious loco moco! 

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HoneyBaked Ham to Hire 10K Employees

September 30, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

HoneyBaked is already gearing up for the holiday season. The company is preparing for the annual rush on its signature Honey Baked Hams, Turkey Breasts and other products by providing part-time jobs for more than 10,000 people.     

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Reiser Honors Ruiz Foods' 50 Years by Gifting Vemag DP3

September 29, 2014 3:00 pm | by Reiser

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Ruiz Foods, Reiser participated in the celebration in Denison, Texas by gifting them a Vemag DP3. Ruiz Foods purchased their 100th Vemag earlier this year, and Reiser made good on their promise of "Buy 100 Vemags and then get one free."

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Research Shows Consumers Are Spending More on Specialty Food

September 29, 2014 2:40 pm | by Specialty Food Association

Shoppers say they are spending one in four of their food dollars on specialty food, up from one in five in 2013. Their top picks? Chocolate, olive oil and cheese are purchased most but tea is gaining, making it into the top 10 specialty foods consumers report buying this year.

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Survey: Consumers Would Rather Give Up Booze Than Coffee

September 29, 2014 1:45 pm | by Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms' recent survey asked consumers what they would be willing to do or give up in order to get their daily coffee fix. The surprising results include giving up booze rather than giving up coffee.           

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Bakers Push Congress to Address Grain Shipping Crisis

September 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by American Bakers Association

The American Bakers Association urged the Senate to continue its oversight of the freight rail shipping crisis. Bakers have struggled to receive flour shipments in a timely fashion, which is a major concern for the baking industry.     

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Futurists Forecast What Consumers Will be Eating in 2050

September 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists

Leading futurists from the Institute of Food Technologists believe that in the year 2050, the food on consumers' plates will be tailored to meet their specific health needs.                      

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Nestle to Sell 2 German Baby Food Brands

September 29, 2014 12:30 pm | by Associated Press

The Swiss-based food and drink company Nestle SA is selling two baby food brands in Germany to an investor consortium for an undisclosed sum. The company says it plans to concentrate its baby food business in Germany and Austria.     

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How Cloud ERP Drives Rapid Growth

September 29, 2014 11:38 am | by Plex

Take part in the upcoming webinar: How Cloud ERP Drives Rapid Growth by Plex. The Wednesday, Oct. 1 conversation will focus on how to build a high-growth, value-added operation.                   

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Infographic: The Story Inside Your Cup

September 29, 2014 10:07 am | by Rainforest Alliance

In honor of National Coffee Day, many restaurants, such as Dunkin' Donuts, are giving away free cups of joe! Check out this infographic from Rainforest Alliance to learn the story behind that steaming hot drink in your mug.       

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Hummus-Maker to Expand Va. Plant, Double Production Capacity

September 29, 2014 9:24 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer

Sabra Dipping Co. is doubling its production capacity and creating 70 jobs in 2015 by expanding its Virginia operations. Sabra first opened its factory in 2010, making 4,000 tons of hummus monthly.              

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Man Accused of Abandoning 37K Pounds of Rotten Chicken Found

September 29, 2014 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Idaho officials have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned the trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop. Police say the trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop for nearly a month before it was discovered. 

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Charges Expected in Vaughan Foods' Beheading

September 29, 2014 8:45 am | by Associated Press

The man suspected of attacking two women, beheading one of them, at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma is expected to face charges. The suspect is expected to face murder and other charges from the attack at the food distribution center.     

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North Dakota's Flour Mill to Become Largest Wheat-Grinding Factory in US

September 29, 2014 8:35 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

North Dakota's state-owned flour mill is currently undergoing a $27 million expansion that will make it the largest wheat-grinding factory in the U.S. The mill's manager said the expansion is necessary to meet growing flour demand.     

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Groups Launch Oregon Campaigns on GMO Labeling

September 29, 2014 8:00 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Pres

If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. It would be effective January 2016.  

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USDA: Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Montana

September 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The USDA has found unregulated genetically modified wheat in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties can pose a potential threat to U.S trade.

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No Charges Will be Filed in Toxic Tea Incident at Utah Eatery

September 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

The attorney for a Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a Dickey's Barbecue says the family will enter into mediation with the business instead of immediately filing a lawsuit.       

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