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Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distributor Sysco's California operation has been fined nearly $20m for storing perishable food in unrefrigerated sheds.

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food in unrefrigerated storage.

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Singing about foodborne pathogens is "Weird"

With his latest single, comedy genius "Weird Al" Yankovic has accomplished what is likely an industry first: climbing to the top of the charts with a song about foodborne pathogens.

Firm wins Nova water bottle deal in Saudi Arabia

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

Australia

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

The recent surge in the price of domestic gas will lead to a long and deep malaise for Australia’s food production and processing industries, according to an authoritative cross-industry report on the impact of fuel costs on the country’s economy.

Ardagh in £5m sorting and separation recycling deal

Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.

Global Industry News

Cinnamon found to control non-O157 E.coli STEC from FoodQualityNews.com

Cinnamomum cassia oil has the potential to be used as a natural antibacterial agent to control non-O157 STECs in food, according to Washington State University scientists.

Vitamin enriched Coca-Cola anyone? Soda giant patents ‘vitamin-rich fermentates’ from BeverageDaily.com

The Coca-Cola Company has patented what it says is a new method allowing it to naturally fortify beverages including colas with high vitamin levels using a single micro-organism.

Danone slams NZ High Court for 'undue delay' in Fonterra WPC case from DairyReporter.com

Danone has slammed a New Zealand High Court decision to stall its legal battle to recoup money lost as a result of the Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

US dairies dealing with 'new and different' SMP pricing dynamic from DairyReporter.com

US skim milk powder (SMP) prices are now determined by global movements, not domestic events - a change our commodities expert John Geuss describes as "a new and different dynamic." 

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FoodProductionDaily industry movers June 2014
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Industry movers June 2014: International Paper, tna, SOFHT

Who made it into June's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?...

Bühler infrared Sortex K sorters

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which...

Nestlé USA recalls Häagen-Dazs ice cream
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Nestlé USA recalls 10,000 packages of ice cream

Nestlé USA is recalling 10,000 packages of Häagen-Dazs ice cream due to mismatched packaging which does not...

Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser
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Squeeze me! Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser

Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to...