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Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies

March 2, 2015 8:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It is said that nostalgia plays a major role in limited-time holiday flavors. One of the most notorious holiday foods this time of year is, of course, the McDonald's Shamrock Shake.

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Bolthouse Farms Releases #Urwhatupost Campaign to Promote Healthy Choices

March 2, 2015 11:00 am | by urwhatupost.com | News | Comments

Social media is changing the way America eats. According to a Harris Interactive survey, more than half of Americans who use social media agree that seeing photos of fruits and vegetables motivates them to eat healthier.

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NY Farmers Lobby Congress For Immigration Reform, Food Rules

March 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers in New York state are asking Congress to push for immigration reform and changes to new federal food safety rules. The organization is also seeking to expand school lunch programs that use New York products.

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Video Addresses Myth That BSE is a Common Health Threat

March 2, 2015 10:20 am | by NAMI | News | Comments

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a major concern for beef producers around the world and generates headlines on the rare occasions it is found, but the newest Meat MythCrusher video rebuts the claim that it is a ‘common’ threat to human and animal health.

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Lager, Stout Yeast Share DNA

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

There are few drinks as iconic as a pint of Guinness. It might surprise beer connoisseurs to learn that the DNA of the all-important brewing yeast is the same as that which encodes the yeast required to brew a clean, crisp lager.

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Regulating Genome-Edited Crops That Aren't GMOs

March 2, 2015 9:10 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A survey of rice, wheat, barley, fruit, and vegetable crops found that most mutants created by advanced genetic engineering techniques may be out of the scope of current genetically modified organism (GMO) regulations.

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Possible Listeria Contamination in Toronto Deli Meat; Illnesses Reported

March 2, 2015 8:00 am | by The Canadian press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says illnesses have been reported among people who ate meat being recalled by a Toronto deli. The CFIA says Lady York Foods is recalling its sliced Mortadella products.

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High Torque Mid-Series Gearmotors

March 2, 2015 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new selection of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers are perfect for the food & beverage, packaging and material handling industries.

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Gas Prices Lead to 'Positive Near-Term Economic Outlook'

February 27, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation anticipates modest economic growth in 2015, in large part due to the impact of lower gas prices on consumer spending.

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Oklahoma's Controversial State Vegetable: The Watermelon

February 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Oklahoma lawmakers are facing some difficult decisions this year: healthcare, public school financing and whether the watermelon should remain the official state vegetable. The what?

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Study: Chemical 'Emulsifiers' in Food Are Making Us Fat

February 27, 2015 2:10 pm | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

Emulsifiers can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows.

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The Impact of Supermarkets on Children's Diets

February 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center/ New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new study says locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be "food deserts" may not result in healthful dietary habits or reductions in childhood obesity.

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As Tastes Change, Big Food Makers Turn to Hipster Offerings

February 27, 2015 11:45 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year.

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VIDEO: Why Some Foods Can Cause a Drug-Like Addiction

February 27, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Two new studies explore how some of us may be "addicted" to food. The research suggests certain types of food may attract people the same way as heroin and cocaine. 

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New Ultrasensitive Test For Peanut Allergies

February 27, 2015 9:55 am | by University of Connecticut | News | Comments

With an estimated three million people in the U.S. allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, having a more precise and reliable allergy test could prevent hospitalizations and allow for better monitoring of individuals suffering from peanut allergies.

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Common Foodborne Illnesses Becoming Resistant to Drugs

February 27, 2015 9:25 am | by EFSA | News | Comments

Salmonella and Campylobacter are among two of the most common bacteria showing significant levels of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. 

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Wisconsin Moves Closer to 'Right-to-Work' Status

February 27, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Wisconsin state Senate passed "right-to-work" legislation late Wednesday, moving the state one step closer to prohibiting membership in a union as a condition of employment.

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PepsiCo to Utilize E-Commerce For India Sales

February 27, 2015 8:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo is preparing a big push into India's burgeoning e-commerce market. The company plans to sell imported products exclusively through online platforms in the world's second-largest nation.

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When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become the Front Line For 'All Natural'

February 27, 2015 8:25 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Blogs | Comments

There’s certainly an “ick” factor to artificial additives, even though they enhance flavor and color, helping us “taste the rainbow” in our favorite sweets. Controversy has swirled around the potential health risks of synthetic dyes since studies began linking them to ADHD and other behavioral problems.

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Nebraska Meat Plant Closure to Cost 125 People Their Jobs

February 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Land O' Frost meat plant in West Point, Nebraska told its employees that production will continue into the second quarter of the year at the former Wimmer's plant, giving them time to find other jobs.

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Food Compactor

February 27, 2015 7:57 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Food Compactor Systems are tailored to the specific needs of diverse processing requirements to handle food waste and byproducts.

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