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VIDEO: Child CEO Builds Cookie Company From Scratch

September 18, 2014 2:38 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

He's the 10-year-old founder and CEO of Mr. Cory's Cookies, and he hopes to conquer the world before graduating high school. Who is this mini mogul?                           

Marijuana Edibles: Sweet Business is Budding

September 18, 2014 2:22 pm | by Holly Henschen, Contributor | Articles | Comments

Denver-based Dixie Elixirs expands its facility to produce THC-infused edibles with a focus on...

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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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. 

PepsiCo Closing 2 Warehouses in Maine

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo has announced it is closing the two beverage warehouses in Portland and Augusta, Maine. The closures are scheduled for the end of October.                              

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.       

North Carolina's Cumberland County Puts Poultry Plant on Hold

September 17, 2014 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County has delayed a decision on a proposed $113 million poultry plant in Cedar Creek near Fayetteville, N.C., after the county commissioners were unable to agree on an incentives package.             

Maine's Oldest Chocolatier Under New Ownership

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Erin Collins of Freeport this week took over 99-year-old Haven's Candies in Westbrook, which counts Intel and HBO among its customers. Haven's was founded in 1915 by Herbert Haven in Portland.                        

Infographic: Milk Production From Farm to Table

September 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Food Insight | News | Comments

Ever wonder where your milk in the grocery store comes from and how it gets there? This seven-step infographic takes you through the entire milk production process from the farm all the way to the grocery store.           

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VIDEO: What's the Difference Between White and Wheat?

September 17, 2014 10:06 am | by Lexicon of Sustainability | Videos | Comments

Consumers learn how to tell the difference between whole wheat and white, while farmers tell the rich story of heritage and identity grains, and innovative bakers reintroduce the grains of their youth.                

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.         

Heinz to Resume Production in Pittsburgh for First Time Since 2002

September 17, 2014 9:22 am | by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | News | Comments

When the ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co. sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods in 2002, the company closed the doors of its Pittsburgh food facility. Now, officials say they will resume food production in the city, making jarred baby food.  

OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2014

September 17, 2014 9:15 am | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                      

'90s Kids Rejoice: Coca-Cola's Surge is Back!

September 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Ready for a totally awesome ‘90s flashback? The Mountain Dew-like, citrus-flavored soda, Surge, is back! The blast from the past is only being sold online via Amazon.com.                  

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Air Scrubber Technology

September 17, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The System REITHER™ air scrubber is sized for 165,000 acfm to control fine dust and odorous sulfur-based gases from three corn fiber dryers and one corn fiber cooler from wet mill corn processing. 

US Consumers Embrace Carbonated Water

September 16, 2014 1:43 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

The U.S. is predicted to have one of the highest growth rates of 12 percent in carbonated packaged water consumption in 2014, compared to an average global growth of 1 percent.                  

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.

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.               

Diageo Welcomes Visitors to Historic Distillery

September 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor giant Diageo PLC said it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch craft still that will bring whiskey production back to the distillery southwest of downtown Louisville.

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.     

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. 

Arizona Dog Food Plant Surveyed After Explosion

September 16, 2014 8:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.                               

FreshPet Files For IPO Valued at up to $100M

September 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

FreshPet Inc. didn't say when it plans to go public or how many shares it plans to sell. FreshPet says it makes its foods out of fresh meats and vegetables in a refrigerated facility and does not use contract manufacturers.        

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.

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