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German Beer Production Increases

August 1, 2011
Warm weather and a strong export market in the first six months of the year have helped German brewers reverse a long decline in beer production, Reuters reported. The total
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Factory Worker Dies After Falling Into Sausage Grinder

July 26, 2011
On Tuesday, July 12, an employee of the Bar-S Foods manufacturing facility in Lawton, Okla. was involved in a tragic accident while cleaning a piece of equipment, the company reported
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Asia Pizza Demand Boosts US Cheese Exports

July 18, 2011
Bloomberg reports, Asia’s growing appetite for pizza and cheeseburgers means the U.S. is exporting the most cheese ever, boosting commodity costs for companies including Kraft Foods Inc. Wholesale cheddar-cheese prices
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FDA Says Bristol-AstraZeneca Diabetes Drug May Cause Cancer

July 18, 2011
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and AstraZeneca Plc’s new diabetes pill may cause breast and bladder cancer, according to U.S. regulators weighing whether to clear sales of the medicine, reports Bloomberg. While
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Beef Contaminated by Radiation Intensifies Food-Safety Concerns in Japan

July 18, 2011
Beef contaminated by radiation from Fukushima prefecture has been eaten by consumers in Japan, intensifying food-safety concerns and stoking criticism against a government testing program that checks only selected products,
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Union Threatening Strike at Budweiser Distributor

July 11, 2011
Bizjournals.com reports, teamsters at an Anheuser-Busch InBev distributor in Ohio are threatening to walk off the job after contract negotiations broke down. The union is accusing Heidelberg Distributing Co.,
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Fuwei Films Signs Supply Letter of Intent with Coca-Cola

July 11, 2011
PRNewswire reports, Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei")
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Reynolds Group to Buy Graham Packaging for $1.68 Billion

June 20, 2011
The Associated Press reports, Graham Packaging Company Inc. is being purchased by New Zealand''s Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. for about $1.68 billion, after rival bidder Silgan Holdings Inc. failed to
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PepsiCo Announces Test of Reduced-Sugar Cola Innovation, Pepsi NEXT

June 20, 2011
PepsiCo, Inc. announced at the Beverage Digest Wall Street Smarts conference that the company will test, beginning in July, a new reduced-sugar cola, Pepsi NEXT, in two markets in Iowa
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Bunting® Expands Metal Detection Product Line

June 6, 2011
Bunting® Magnetics Co. has added the Meatline 05 0 Metal Detector to their metal detection product line. The Meatline is designed for integration in vacuum fillers to examine liquid and
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