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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus

November 26, 2014 8:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply.

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US Tea Sales Increased 5.9 Percent Last Year

November 26, 2014 2:15 pm | by American Botanical Council | News | Comments

Tea is the world's second most-consumed beverage after water. According to a new report published in the current issue of HerbalEGram, sales of loose, bagged, concentrated, and herbal tea in the United States increased by 5.9 percent in 2013.

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Q&A: Why Pick Domestic Manufacturing?

November 26, 2014 1:45 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

When starting a company, one of the most important decisions to make is whether to manufacture your product domestically or abroad. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Allen Klevens, the CEO and founder of Tooshlights, to discuss his choice to select a domestic manufacturer.

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VIDEO: Edibles Makers Cash in on 'Green Friday' Deals

November 26, 2014 1:20 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

At the Dixie Elixir marijuana edibles company in Denver, Colorado, workers are preparing a special holiday edible to get a piece of the holiday shopping rush. Manuel Bojorquez reports.                  

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Infographic: Drink in the Opportunities

November 26, 2014 12:40 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

In an infographic by PMMI, it is revealed that nearly one-third of the top 100 CPG companies in the United States are located within a 200 mile radius of Philadelphia. PMMI will bring its latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast in February.

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Fuji Food to Expand to Chicago Suburbs, Create 110 Jobs

November 26, 2014 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California-based fresh food manufacturer, Fuji Food Products Inc., is expanding in the Chicago suburbs. The company is opening a $2.5 million food processing and distribution facility in South Elgin that is expected to create 110 jobs.   

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Here's What the Astronauts Are Having For Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 11:45 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, ECN magazine | Blogs | Comments

On Thursday, while you're nestled in your home, enjoying food with friends and family, take a minute to think about how lucky you are that your Thanksgiving turkey isn't freeze-dried. This fact alone puts the meal miles ahead of Thanksgiving in space. 

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Tentative Deal to Settle XL Foods Beef Recall Lawsuit

November 26, 2014 11:23 am | by John Cotter, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Lawyers have brokered a tentative deal to settle part of a class-action lawsuit filed over an E. coli outbreak and the largest meat recall in Canadian history. The lawsuit is against XL Foods Inc., which operated a meat-packing plant in southern Alberta during the tainted beef recall in 2012.

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VIDEO: This 100 Year Old Turkey is Delicious

November 26, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The Koch family farm is the turkey company in the United States that breeds turkeys with a 20th century ancestry. Duane Koch, COO of Koch's Turkey, says the specific breed of turkey is leaner and holds a unique taste that consumers enjoy, increasing sales rapidly.

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True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped From Turkey

November 26, 2014 9:35 am | by True Source Honey | News | Comments

The True Source Honey CertificationTM Program, whose mission it is to protect consumers, retailers and manufacturers from illegally sourced honey, has issued an alert concerning honey labeled as coming from Turkey. The U.S. has had repeated problems with honey that is illegally shipped from China to avoid anti-dumping duties. 

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Kentucky Whiskey Maker Fetches More Than $28K For 1st Bottle of Bourbon

November 26, 2014 9:20 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold. Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, said he doesn't know of any other bottle that sold for that amount or higher. All of the money will go to a local charity.

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Cargill Reveals How 2015's Top Trends Translate Into Cocoa, Chocolate Applications

November 26, 2014 9:00 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

Aimed at manufacturers working in range of sectors including confectionery, bakery and dairy, Cargill's webinar helped identify how the top food trends for 2015 will translate into applications for the cocoa and chocolate industry.     

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9 Ways to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 8:45 am | by FoodTank | Articles | Comments

Unfortunately, while we are giving thanks for the harvest, we are also wasting massive amounts of food. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. In one year, Americans alone waste about 34 million tons. 

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Tator Tots Appealing to Hipsters as Comfort Food Celebrates 60 Years

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The comfort (and kid) food staple, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has been making it big on the bar scene, showing up as a crispy snack recently everywhere from neighborhood holes-in-the-wall to upscale craft bars.   

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Oregon Food Label Measure Headed For Recount

November 26, 2014 8:20 am | by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.             

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Sanitary Bulk Bag Filler With Metal Detection

November 26, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This stainless steel, sanitary Bulk Bag Filler is equipped with an integral metal detector/separator that detects metal in the free-fall stream of material entering the filler, and then ejects it through a chute that discharges into a removable drum at the rear of the unit. 

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Finding Hygienic Designs that Work for Equipment Starts With One Voice

November 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence recently released “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.” The guidance document establishes a framework, including risk assessment, to determine equipment design for wet- and dry-clean environments. 

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Photos: How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals

November 25, 2014 2:00 pm | by Hannah Rothstein, Painter | News | Comments

In this Thanksgiving special, artist Hannah Rothstein portrays through images how famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, would plate up their Thanksgiving meals.                   

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Maui GMO Ban Supporters Seek to Dismiss Lawsuit

November 25, 2014 1:25 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of moms and environmental groups are among those who are asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging a new Maui ban on genetically modified organisms. The coalition filed a motion to either dismiss the lawsuit or let a state court decide the issue.

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Brainstorm: Energy Management Part 2

November 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor | Articles | Comments

The Brainstrorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry. In the second installment of this three-part series, we ask: What are some areas of investment that food manufacturers should utilize to improve their energy management?

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VIDEO: Veggie Ice Cream?

November 25, 2014 12:45 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

We all know we should be eating our vegetables every day, but isn't there a more delicious way to get those greens? ABC's Tina Trinh samples the vegetable version of one of America's favorite desserts: ice cream.          

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