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Bakery Sector Keeps Rising With the Times

September 19, 2014 2:15 pm | by By Ken Hagedorn, Vice President of Sales, Naegele Inc.; Food Processing Suppliers Association Board of Directors | Articles | Comments

During the past year, the bakery sector has been active in addressing key topics that have popped up in recent times. And one of the most important involves the sanitary design of equipment.          

Pepsi Latest Sponsor to Voice NFL Concern

September 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The boss of the maker of Pepsi, Gatorade and Doritos, one of the NFL's biggest advertisers and...

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 1:00 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg , AP Business Writer | News | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay...

New Trends in Sanitary Equipment Are Improving Food Safety Standards

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

In this day and age of heightened throughput and...

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7 Supermarket Trends Now and in the Future

September 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Institute of Food Technologists Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the changing landscape of today's supermarket. Successful retailers will be those who adapt to changes in consumer product preferences, technology and lifestyle needs. 

Nestle Creates 8K New Positions in Europe

September 18, 2014 10:20 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The alliance of major companies, including Nestle and Google, aims to create tens of thousands of additional jobs for Europe's young jobseekers over the next several years. Nestle has created 8,000 of the 20,000 new positions it promised to generate by 2016. 

Change: A CEO's Job in the 21st Century

September 18, 2014 9:17 am | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Significant changes are in store — and in many cases already underway — for all businesses. That's why a successful company needs to deploy appropriate strategies for proactively driving change and sustainable growth.      

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Food Industry Leaders Together Sell 6.4 Trillion Fewer Calories

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | News | Comments

Sixteen major food and beverage companies, including ConAgra Foods and Unilever, sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.   

Group Levels Abuse Allegations Against NM Dairy

September 17, 2014 1:00 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Mexico Livestock Board is launching an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded a secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables.       

Hidden Video Exposes Pizza Cheese Supplier Factory Animal Abuse

September 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Mercy For Animals | News | Comments

An undercover video from Mercy For Animals exposes animal cruelty at Winchester Dairy, a supplier to Leprino Foods — the world's largest pizza cheese supplier factory farm. The footage shows workers viciously kicking and whipping the cows.         

Anheuser-Busch Among Sponsors Voicing NFL Disapproval

September 17, 2014 9:34 am | by MAE ANDERSON, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch and other major sponsors have spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee.

When a Worker Loses an Arm, Who Knows About it?

September 16, 2014 1:13 pm | by Dr. David Michaels | Articles | Comments

Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report not only all work-related fatalities within eight hours, but also in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye within 24 hours.

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Consumer Trends: Beverage Promotes Healthy Sleep

September 16, 2014 12:37 pm | by Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc. | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control reports that 50 to 70 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders of sleep or wakefulness. Most Americans who suffer from poor sleep are too overworked to easily fall asleep at night.       

General Mills Among the Top 5 Best Companies

September 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by General Mills | News | Comments

General Mills was recognized among the top five "2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms.               

September 2014: Sweet Business is Budding

September 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Food Manufacturing | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to check out a Denver food company's dive into the new edibles business, focusing on transparency, technology and consumer-education in a new, controversial market.   

Market to Manufacturing: It's Time to Digitize

September 16, 2014 9:53 am | by John Paul Williams, Director of Industry Solutions, Polycom | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation, but companies need to leverage big data, cloud, social and mobile capabilities to create businesses that get them closer to their customers.     

Supermarkets Launch Anti-Bottle Deposit Campaign

September 16, 2014 9:16 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supermarket chains are launching an ad campaign in hopes of persuading voters to reject a ballot question that would expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.         

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Hop Growers Face Worker Shortages as Craft Beer Industry Booms

September 16, 2014 9:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

To keep up with the surging growth of a national craft beer industry that opens a brewery a day, Washington commercial growers, located exclusively in the Yakima Valley, boosted their hop acreage by 7 percent and expect the largest crop in five years. 

VIDEO: Why is Ketchup so Hard to Pour?

September 16, 2014 8:45 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

Ever go to pour ketchup on your fries and nothing comes out? Or the opposite happens, and your plate is suddenly swimming in a sea of red? George Zaidan describes the physics behind this frustrating phenomenon.                

Infographic: Manufacturers Notice Consumer Sweetener Indifference

September 15, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

Mintel's team hit the supermarket aisles to better understand new food and beverage product introductions in the U.S. market, paying particular attention to: "No HFCS" claims, other health-related claims and product introductions switching back to formulations with high fructose corn syrup. 

How Sustainable Design is Good For Your Business, Brand

September 15, 2014 1:15 pm | by Julia Russell, Editor, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

From a business standpoint, incorporating things like sustainable design makes sense because it helps the bottom line. But having a strong message of sustainability associated with a business is also advantageous in the food and beverage industry from a branding perspective.

Challenges With Sugared Beverages Being Ignored

September 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nestlé Waters Canada | News | Comments

A recent survey on behalf of Nestle Waters Canada reveals that, on average, mothers are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week.                               

10 Tips For a Successful ERP Implementation

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor | Articles | Comments

For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       

Large Number of Salmon Return to Columbia River

September 15, 2014 10:25 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fish hatcheries have been used to help rebuild fish populations, with mixed results, and millions of dollars have been spent on dam passage improvements. Thirteen species of salmon and steelhead are now listed as endangered or threatened in the Columbia River basin.

Consumers Can Now Make Direct Investments into Food Companies

September 15, 2014 10:20 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers, is allowing consumers to make direct investments big or small into local food businesses.              

Craft Brewers Placing Greater Emphasis on Quality

September 15, 2014 10:12 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Craft brewers increasingly are turning to employees of much larger shops like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to tap their experience in creating beer with a consistent flavor and quality time after time on a large scale.          

Why Synchronize Time? 3 Ways it Benefits Manufacturers

September 12, 2014 2:00 pm | by Dieter Pape | Articles | Comments

Worrying about whether your clocks display the same, accurate time — and how that impacts your maintenance crews, the start and stop time of shifts, timestamps and reporting or compliance issues — doesn’t have to be an extra item on your plate. 

How Millennials Are Making Their Mark on Food Packaging

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by Janet Forgrieve, Freelance Writer, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

This generation cares more about the benefits of the products, so the goodness should be spelled out on the packaging. Millennials are also on the lookout for sustainable packaging, and studies show the group flocks toward shelf-stable cartons instead of cans.

Research Center Now Offers HACCP Award for Food Companies

September 12, 2014 9:45 am | by Leatherhead Food Research | News | Comments

Leatherhead will now be offering Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturers with HABC, as well as Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing.                                 

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