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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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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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