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Caffeine: Use responsibly

January 7, 2013

Like alcohol, sugar, fat and salt, caffeine used in moderation is relatively safe and has benefits as well.


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Regulatory Watch

Majority of Americans think Fed should stay out of milk pricing

January 7, 2013

When the 2012 Farm Bill stalled in the US House of Representatives this fall, dairy processors doubled down in their opposition to a key provision—the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, under which the government could act to keep milk prices from falling below certain levels.


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Plant Openings & Expansions: January 2013

January 7, 2013

Unique Pretzels Bakery, Inc. broke ground on a new 36,000-sq.-ft. factory and 37,500-sq.-ft. warehouse expansion project in Reading, PA.


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Industry & People: January 2013

January 7, 2013

Fristam Pumps announced the addition of Zach Suardini as an application engineer. He will be responsible for providing in-house and in-field technical support and customer service.


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Tyson Foods

CDC: Tyson Foods chlorine gas incident due to employee language barrier

Spanish-language employee couldn’t read warnings on chemical barrels.
December 11, 2012
Tyson Foods disputes the findings, saying the employee was misidentified.
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Food Allergies

Dutch firm pushes for global harmonization on allergy labeling

Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards
December 11, 2012
Food research facility wants consensus among key stakeholders on allergen thresholds and labeling standards.
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Corn

Purdue economist: US unlikely to dominate future corn exports

Other nations are producing their own, buying from other countries.
December 11, 2012
Ethanol, drought and a comparative lack of new acreage are contributing to the trend.
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MCOOL

Report: Mandatory country-of-origin labeling has not increased demand for US meat

The 2009 regulations have not significantly impacted demand.
December 11, 2012
While demand has not been impacted, costs for producers are up.
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Does manufacturing still matter?

December 5, 2012

In opening remarks to the media during the recent Rockwell Automation Fair, Craig A. Giffi, Deloitte vice-chairman, US leader, consumer & industrial products, posed the question, “Does manufacturing still matter?”


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Improved outlook for Farm Bill?

December 5, 2012

The 2012 election has maintained the status quo in Washington, which may slightly improve the outlook for passage of the Farm Bill in the lame duck session of Congress.


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