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Manufacturing gains offer encouraging news for automation industry
Food & Beverage Packaging
As U.S. manufacturing recorded the greatest monthly increase so far in 2014, a recent survey involving members of the Control System Integrators Association also points to an upswing in the automation industry. According to the J.P. Morgan/CSIA System Integrator Survey, the automation industry is experiencing a "steady lift" entering the second quarter.
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Food marketers be warned: Whether your labels are FDA compliant or not, you're fair game
Food Navigator-USA
While POM Wonderful's Supreme Court victory over Coca-Cola doesn't have any direct impact on the wave of consumer class action lawsuits over false advertising engulfing the trade, it still makes uncomfortable reading for regulatory affairs bosses at food and beverage companies, say attorneys.
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Connecting the dots from ag to food
Food Navigator-USA
Is the farm-to-table movement all it's cracked up to be? Is a healthy dialogue about GMOs even possible? Can we fix growing income disparities in the developed world? A group representing many points on the agribusiness value chain weighed in.
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Consumer Reports calls for ban on 'natural' label on food
PR Newswire via Digital Journal
According to a new national survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, 59 percent of consumers check to see if the products they are buying are "natural," despite there being no federal or third-party verified label for this term. To close the gap between consumer expectations and reality, Consumer Reports is joining with TakePart in calling for a ban on the "natural" label on food.
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Processors reformulate for allergen-free food and beverage products
Food Processing
Annie's Homegrown Foods has been making macaroni and cheese and other prepared foods since 1989. The products are certified organic and/or made with organic ingredients. But in addition, the Berkeley, California-based company offers a substantial portfolio of gluten-free products.
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Fruit-based ingredients offer formulation functionality beyond health
Food Processing
From recently introduced foods like Tropicana's new Trop50 Raspberry Acai beverage with raspberry, banana and acai purees to Fruigees' Kalefornia Grape fruit snack, food processors know consumers love fruit-based products. Fruits are doubly blessed. They have desirable sensory properties and generally wear a halo of health.
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New sensor to detect food-borne bacteria on site
Gizmag
According to the CDC, around 48 million people in the US get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die as a result of foodborne illnesses every year. One of the main culprits is listeriosis (or listeria), which is responsible for approximately 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths.
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New facility expands Preferred Freezer Services footprint in California
Preferred Freezer Services
Preferred Freezer Services, a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, has completed a 250,000-square-foot facility in San Leandro, California, making it the company's seventh cold storage facility in the state and its 33rd facility worldwide.
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Grocery delivery startup Instacart brings home $44 million in funding
Mashable
Grocery delivery services, particularly those that can complete an order on the same day, are among the most popular but crowded spaces in the startup service market. With $44 million in new funding, add another name to the marketplace: Instacart.
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Kroger turns former Army base into state-of-the-art distribution center
Refrigerated & Frozen Food
The Kroger Co. has announced plans to open a 1 million-square-foot, $175 million state-of-the-art distribution center at Fort Gillem, a former U.S. Army base in Jonesboro, Georgia.
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