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News Article | May 18, 2017

Rise and dine with one of these new breakfast varieties from Jack Link's AM, available now: Jack Link's Original Breakfast Sausage Enjoy handheld sausage with your morning coffee this a.m. This breakfast sausage builds off pork's naturally sweet flavor, using ingredients like sage and black pepper, the taste starts out sweet and smoky, but finishes with a savory twist. Find Jack Link's Original Breakfast Sausage at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99 for 4 ounces, and $1.99 for 1.4 ounces. Jack Link's Hot and Spicy Breakfast Sausage For those who are feeling extra wild when the alarm goes off in the morning, Jack Link's Hot and Spicy Breakfast Sausage kicks the original sausage up a notch...or five. With extra black and red pepper, Jack Link's may be the only wake up call you need. Find Hot and Spicy Breakfast Sausage at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99 for 4 ounces, and $1.99 for 1.4 ounces. Jack Link's Applewood Breakfast Bacon Bacon isn't just for weekends anymore. Delicious bacon is complemented with daring Applewood smoke and brown sugar for the perfect combination of salty, sweet and smoky. Find Jack Link's Applewood Bacon at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99 for 2.5 ounces, and $3.99 for 1.25 ounces. Jack Link's Maple Flavored Breakfast Bacon Another reason to eat bacon? Sure, why not. Can't decide if you want pancakes or protein for breakfast? Get the best of both worlds with Jack Link's Maple Flavored Breakfast Bacon. The bold and smoky flavors lead into a caramelized brown sugar and maple taste that'll drive taste buds wild. Find Jack Link's Maple Flavored Breakfast Bacon at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99 for 2.5 ounces, and $3.99 for 1.25 ounces. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

News Article | July 31, 2017

The 10- to 20-minute tests, developed by behaviorists and tweaked by practitioners, ask two basic questions: Will the dog attack humans? What about other dogs? Evaluators may observe the dog react to a large doll (a toddler surrogate); a hooded human, shaking a cane; an unfamiliar leashed dog or a plush toy dog. But these tests have never been rigorously validated. Dr. Bennett’s 2012 study of 67 pet dogs, which compared results of two behavior tests with owners’ own reporting, found that in the areas of aggression and fearfulness, the tests showed high percentages of false positives and false negatives. A 2015 study of dog-on-dog aggression testing showed that shelter dogs responded more aggressively to a fake dog than a real one. Janis Bradley of the National Canine Research Council, co-author with Dr. Patronek of the analysis published last fall, suggested that shelters should instead devote limited resources to “observing the many interactions that happen between dogs and people in the daily routine of the shelter.” But Kelley Bollen, a behaviorist and shelter consultant in Northampton, Mass., maintained that a careful evaluation can identify potentially problematic behaviors. Much depends on the assessor’s skill, she added. In fact, no qualifications exist for administering evaluations. Interpreting dogs, with their diverse dialects and complex body language — wiggling butts, lip-licking, semaphoric ears and tails — often becomes subjective. Indianapolis Animal Care Services, which admitted 8,380 dogs to its municipal shelter in 2016, is often overcrowded and understaffed, yet faces intense scrutiny to save dogs while protecting the public. Last year it euthanized 718 dogs for behavior, based on testing and employee interactions. The agency consulted Dr. Bennett, a shelter specialist, to better manage that difficult balance. Even as she demonstrated assessments for staff members, Dr. Bennett noted another factor that renders results suspect: the unquantifiable impact of shelter life on dogs. Dogs thrive on routine and social interaction. The transition to a shelter can be traumatizing, with its cacophony of howls and barking, smells and isolating steel cages. A dog afflicted with kennel stress can swiftly deteriorate: spinning; pacing; jumping like a pogo stick; drooling; and showing a loss of appetite. It may charge barriers, appearing aggressive. Conversely, some dogs shut down in self-protective, submissive mode, masking what may even be aggressive behavior that only emerges in a safe setting, like a home. Little dogs can become more snippy. But no matter what evaluations may show, they always seem to get a pass. “I’ll warn, ‘He nips and snarls,’” recounted Laura Waddell, a seasoned trainer who does volunteer evaluations for Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, N.J. “And I get back: ‘I don’t care! I’m in love!’” One way to reduce kennel stress, Ms. Sadler, the shelter consultant, said, is through programs like hers, Dogs Playing for Life, which matches dogs for outside playgroups. Shelter directors say it is a more revealing and humane way to evaluate behavior. The approach is used at many large shelters, including in New York City, Phoenix and Los Angeles. The most disputed of the assessments is the food test. Research has shown that shelter dogs who guard their food bowls, as Bacon did, do not necessarily do so at home. The exercise purports to evaluate “resource guarding” — how viciously a dog will protect a possession, such as food, toys, people. Common-sense owners wouldn’t grab a dog’s food while it is eating. But shelters worry about children. Dr. Bennett suggested that Bacon’s bite of the fake hand didn’t necessitate a draconian outcome. With counseling, she said, a household without youngsters would be fine. The shelter workers dearly wanted to save Bacon. But they were so overwhelmed that they did not have the capability to match him appropriately and counsel new owners. So Bacon remained at the shelter for several weeks, waiting. Finally, Linda’s Camp K9, an Indiana pet-boarding business that also rescues dogs, took him on. He settled right down and recently was adopted. Linda Candler, the director, placed him in a home without young children, teaching the owners how to feed him so he wouldn’t be set up to fail. “His potential made him stand out,” Ms. Candler said. “Bacon is amazing.”

"We set out to create a one-of-a-kind pizza that responded to a desire for a crispy pan pizza straight from the oven," said Mike Niethammer, Vice President of Marketing, Pizza & Snacking, Nestlé USA. "Our bakery experts met the challenge head on, developing a recipe that uses heat technology to bake each pizza to crust perfection in its own specialized pan, and consumers are raving about it." DIGIORNO Crispy Pan Pizza is made with 100 percent real cheese, a preservative-free crust and no artificial flavors. Four 12" x 8" delicious varieties – Pepperoni, Four Cheese, Supreme and Three Meat – are rolling out to grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $8.49 (prices vary by retailer). Each pizza comes with an exclusive single-use baking pan. MORE FROM DIGIORNO Bringing even more enjoyment to the frozen pizza aisle, DIGIORNO is launching additional products this year that complement fun evenings or relaxing moments at home — from snack-sized delights to gluten-free pizza made with no GMO ingredients.2 Pizza Buns New DIGIORNO Pizza Buns are the perfect choice for a delicious and savory snack. Cooked to be golden brown on the outside and soft and airy on the inside, they're stuffed with ingredients like Italian sausage, pepperoni and real mozzarella cheese: DIGIORNO Pizza Buns are available now at select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 (prices may vary by retailer). Ultra Thin Crust Pizza The first-ever DIGIORNO gluten-free product is a thin crust pizza made with carefully selected no GMO ingredients.2  New DIGIORNO Ultra Thin Crust Pizza features a crispy and delicately thin crust and features high-quality toppings: DIGIORNO Ultra Thin Crust Pizzas are available now at select local grocery stores for a suggested retail price of $6.49 (prices may vary by retailer). Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Pizza New DIGIORNO Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Pizzas offer the irresistible combination of DIGIORNO pizza crust stuffed with mouthwatering cheese and Applewood smoked bacon. Topped with a signature sauce made from scratch using California vine-ripened tomatoes, DIGIORNO Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Pizzas come in two varieties: DIGIORNO Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Pizzas are available now at grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $8.49 (prices may vary by retailer). For additional product and brand information, visit, the DIGIORNO Facebook page, @DigiornoPizza on Twitter or DIGIORNO Pinterest page. Named among "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for twenty consecutive years, Nestlé USA is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. By providing choices, from nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE,® Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverages that make good living possible. With 2016 sales of $9.7 billion, Nestlé USA is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company — with 2016 sales of $91 billion.  For product news and information, visit or 1: Datassentials MenuTrends Keynote Report, 1,248 respondents (Gen Population of pizza eaters), October 2014   2 SGS verified the Nestle process for manufacturing this product with no GMO Ingredients

News Article | August 9, 2017

"I was attracted to Shook's premiere trial capabilities in a wide variety of industries," stated Mims who will join Shook's renowned Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Division. "I look forward to collaborating with some of the nation's most respected trial attorneys." "With her complex trial experience, Buffy is a great fit for the firm," said Shook Chair Madeleine M. McDonough, who led and helped grow the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device trial strengths. "Our clients will benefit from her trusted counsel in and out of the courtroom." Mims counsels clients with a particular focus on U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules. In addition, Mims' vast trial acumen includes cases handled in product liability, environmental and natural resources damage, False Claim Act, and federal claims and project development litigation.  She has extensive experience in the defense of corporate clients in complex and mass tort litigation in both state and federal multidistrict proceedings. Shook's attorneys are involved in the defense of product liability, commercial, intellectual property and other litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. In addition, Shook represents multinational companies in a variety of industries including animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics and beverage. "Buffy's keen awareness of regulatory compliance coupled with courtroom prowess will complement our pharmaceutical practice as we navigate emerging trends for clients," said Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Division Chair Alicia J. Donahue, from her San Francisco office. "We're glad she's on our team." Mims will practice nationally from Shook's growing D.C. office which is composed of intellectual property, product liability, public policy, and business and employment litigation attorneys. "Clients turn to Shook for our unparalleled depth of highly skilled trial attorneys and Buffy helps us further that reputation in D.C.," said Phil S. Goldberg, who leads the Washington, D.C. office of Shook. "In addition, Buffy is entrenched in the community which we recognize and value." Part of that commitment to the community includes helping others in the D.C. area by providing pro bono service and working with civil justice organizations including Lawyers for Civil Justice. She served as her prior firm's diversity chair. Mims earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Temple University. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. You can read Mims' full bio here. Founded in 1889, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. has 12 offices in the United States and London, with attorneys and professional staff serving clients in the health, science and technology sectors in areas ranging from product liability defense and commercial litigation to intellectual property prosecution and litigation, environmental and toxic tort, privacy and data security, and regulatory counseling.

"We are excited to partner with The Orton Foundation to advance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration in eastern North Carolina," said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. "Their commitment will help accelerate longleaf pine restoration through plantings and the application of prescribed fire, which will benefit a wide array of wildlife and plants, including rare species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, Carolina gopher frog and Venus fly trap." "We applaud NFWF in their efforts to restore the iconic and critically threatened longleaf pine," said Louis Bacon, Founder and Chairman of The Moore Charitable Foundation. "We are confident that this partnership will revitalize longleaf habitat and the wildlife that rely upon it." Priorities will include planting longleaf pine in areas chosen for restoration through science-based planning and enhancing existing longleaf forest habitat with prescribed burning. Other activities will include thinning and invasive species removal. Best management practices will benefit longleaf pine-associated wildlife. Public outreach and education efforts will highlight the importance of prescribed burning for restoring and maintaining healthy longleaf pine ecosystems. For more information about the Longleaf Stewardship Fund, please visit About the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores our nation's wildlife and habitats. Chartered by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private contributions. NFWF works with government, nonprofit and corporate partners to find solutions for the most intractable conservation challenges. Over the last three decades, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and committed more than $3.8 billion to conservation projects. Learn more at About Louis Bacon and The Orton Foundation Louis Bacon is a conservation philanthropist who has spent more than two decades supporting efforts to protect natural resources in the United States and abroad. Mr. Bacon is the Founder and Chairman of The Moore Charitable Foundation and its affiliate foundations including North Carolina affiliate The Orton Foundation. The Orton Foundation focuses on protecting the Cape Fear River Basin's unique wetlands, lands, forest and wildlife habitats. The Orton Foundation also supports educational, health care and community programs in the region. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Singh J.,Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering And Technology | Panesar B.S.,Bacon Bacon | Sharma S.K.,National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
Biomass and Bioenergy | Year: 2010

In Punjab, million of tons of agricultural biomass are being generated every year, but it is spatially scattered. The spatial distribution of this resource and the associated costs on collection and transportation are the major bottleneck in the success of biomass energy-conversion facilities. This paper deals with the mathematical model for collection and transporting the biomass from fields to biomass based power plant. The unit transport cost was calculated by using this model. Four systems of transport were conceptualized for two transport modes (tractor with wagon and truck). Three types of agricultural biomass (loose, baled and briquetted) were considered for transport analysis. For all modes of transport, it was observed that unit cost of transport decreases with increase in distance. The transport cost was least for briquetted biomass as compared to loose and baled biomass. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Li J.T.,Bacon Bacon
Scientometrics | Year: 2016

Thomson Reuter’s highly cited database (HiCite) ( is composed of the top researchers in several subspecialties belonging to the 22 essential science indicator fields of the web of science. By analyzing the data collected, we are able to calculate several correlations in the data based upon select areas, view trends of changes in rank, percentage of contribution, and countries, and re-rank the organizations by new standards. The purpose of this is to refocus and highlight previously unaccounted but significant details that are historically ignored, such as economics, specialties, nationality, efficiency, and field, and to evaluate performance of the separate organizations by multiple factors, with an emphasis on the status of the United States of America. © 2016 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary

Bacon Bacon | Date: 2013-02-15

The present invention relates to a food package and food packaging system that minimizes the handling of food during preparation and cooking. In particular, the invention relates to a system for packaging to form a rolled food package.

News Article | November 16, 2016

HAMILTON, Texas, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacon Bash Texas, a Texas-based 501(c)3 organization, plans to distribute over $35,000 in camp and Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) scholarships to children with Type 1 Diabetes. Scholarship applications are available at...

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