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Small stuff: Corn processing machines geared toward the little guys

The Hughes Equipment Fresh Cutter, and its companion the Fresh Husker, are geared toward low-capacity processing operations.

23-Jul-2014 - Hughes Equipment is offering two small-scale corn processing machines designed for operations with lower capacity and smaller footprint than other processors.

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Walmart, Trader Joe's fruit recalled in Listeria scare

A fruit packaging company is recalling peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to contamination concerns; the recall is affecting Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

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Wrigley discovers ‘pectin surprise’ for gelatin-free chewy candies from ConfectioneryNews.com

Wrigley has filed a patent to develop chewy confectionery products without animal-derived texturizing agents such as gelatin.

Russian manufacturers should target dairy-hungry over 55s: Canadean from DairyReporter.com

Russian dairies are overlooking the opportunities that lie with older consumers, who eat traditional products such as kefir out of habit rather than for reasons of health or aging.

a2 Milk Company to resume China infant formula shipments from DairyReporter.com

The a2 Milk Company has received approval from Chinese authorities to resume shipments of its a2 Platinum brand infant formula after a break of more than two months.

Monster Energy 'truly sorry' for teen’s heart attack injury but denies responsibility from BeverageDaily.com

Monster Beverage Corporation has moved to quell investor disquiet as a jury trial starts to decide if it is liable for injury suffered by a teen whose mother claims its drinks caused his heart attack.

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

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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
Patent Watch

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...