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McDonald’s plans to “refocus core” to win back customers

The company says the timeline of last year’s menu additions stressed many restaurants.
March 26, 2014

This year, McDonald’s will play up its classics, plus the quality of its coffee.


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Rabobank says virus will cause two-year shortfall in North American hog market

The firm forecasts significant impacts from PEDv, including an opportunity for poultry to step up.
March 26, 2014

A simultaneous drop in beef production could exacerbate the dynamic.


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Industrial packaging manufacturers look to innovation to keep prices down

Low-cost recycled materials and new logistics strategies are helping manufacturers deal with new challenges.
March 26, 2014

A serious supply shortage is placing pressure on manufacturers.


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Case history: Yeast foam detected, overflow stopped

Yeast is an essential ingredient of the fermentation process for brewers, but it can also be a problem for the brewery.
March 26, 2014
Recently, Baumer helped the Carlsberg brewery solve a problem with leftover yeast from the fermentation process by using the CleverLevel switch.
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White House cybersecurity officials to speak at April seminar

The event is sponsored by the Automation Federation, ISA and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.
March 26, 2014

Administration officials will discuss the recently unveiled US Cybersecurity Framework.


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ISA announces Cybersecurity Conference for June 2014

The conference will be held from June 9-14 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI.
March 26, 2014
It will be held as a sub-conference of THE BIG M Manufacturing Convergence.
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Rootworm evolving to eat GMO corn, say scientists

The insects were unable to survive exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis-infected corn, but resistance has been growing.
March 26, 2014
Scientists say the first examples of resistance were found in 2009 in Iowa.
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UK Trading Standards Service cuts could hinder food safety enforcement

Public analysis labs for food testing have dropped from 15 to 11 over three years.
March 26, 2014
In the wake of the horse meat scandal, one food safety expert says supply chain integrity is endangered by cuts.
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TECH FLASH

Food safety and auditing scholarships available now

The Food Marketing Institute is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
March 26, 2014

Students majoring in food and agricultural science are welcome to apply.


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New auction set for Sunland peanut butter plant

A federal bankruptcy judge ordered the new auction after the high bid came in late.
March 26, 2014
A federal bankruptcy judge ordered the new auction after the high bid came in late.
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