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Photo: Craft Beers Tap Into Trends by Region

July 28, 2014 9:26 am | by Mintel | News | Comments

New research from Mintel says over half of craft beer drinkers like to share their knowledge of beer with others, which has helped thrust many small brewers into the limelight, as word of mouth is often their strongest ally. So, what is each region saying about the trend?

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VIDEO: The 9 Lives of Coconut Water

July 28, 2014 9:17 am | by New York Times | Videos | Comments

Coconut water is everywhere. As a $400 million global food craze, it began nearly a decade ago making claims as a superfood able to fight illness. Now, this clear liquid drink is being sold as a somewhat more healthful type of water, with a growing host of added flavors.

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Soylent... It's Not What You Think

July 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

I recently read about a product that “hacks” a part of life that I happen to rather enjoy — eating. Soylent is a liquid food replacement made of a slurry of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates that its inventors are calling the future of food. 

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US Meat Supplier OSI to Withdraw All Products in China

July 28, 2014 8:30 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

OSI Group, a food company based in Aurora, Illinois, is pulling all products made by its Shanhai Husi Foods unit from the marketplace. Last week, the plant was thrust into the spotlight for repackaging old beef and chicken and calling it new.

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Friend or Fad? Backlash Has Begun Against Gluten-Free Dieters

July 28, 2014 8:30 am | by ELLEN McCARTHY, The Washington Post | News | Comments

The gluten-free backlash reached an apex last month, when comedian Jimmy Kimmel remarked on his late-night show that in Los Angeles, gluten was "comparable to Satanism," and sent a film crew to ask gluten-free dieters whether they knew what gluten was. (Most didn't.)

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Honduran Brothers Bring Cheese-Making Business to Nebraska

July 28, 2014 8:20 am | by TYLER ELLYSON, The Columbus Telegram | News | Comments

After fleeing from their crime-ridden homeland, two brothers brought their dreams to reality when they opened their U.S. cheese-making business in October 2013. Central American Foods LLC is working to produce 50,000 pounds of cheese a month.

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Son of Victim to Attend Deadly Salmonella-Tainted PB Trial

July 28, 2014 8:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The upcoming trial of the Peanut Corporation of America's salmonella outbreak of 2008 has a Minnesota son, who lost his mother after she ate tainted peanut butter, hoping to send a message to food manufacturers on peddling contaminated food.

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Iowa Town to Lose 450 Jobs From Tyson Foods Closure

July 28, 2014 8:00 am | by Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa | News | Comments

Approximately 450 employees of the Cherokee, Iowa Tyson Foods will lose their jobs with the upcoming closure of the plant. The company, which is the second-largest employer of the city, is also closing plants in Buffalo, New York and Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

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Air/Gas Flow Meter

July 28, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The air/gas flow meter, which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing natural gas flow control for industrial ovens, heat chambers and furnaces to reduce process and plant fuel costs.

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Protein Chips

July 28, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

New protein chips are positioned to be an alternative to protein bars and shakes commonly used for post-workout recovery snack.

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The Revival of American Manufacturing and the Middle Class

July 25, 2014 3:14 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturers that need to be addressed with action (not rhetoric).

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Coors President, CEO to Retire

July 25, 2014 3:06 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Molson Coors Brewing Company said its President and CEO Peter Swinburn, 61, is retiring at the end of the year. The brewing company, which is based in Denver and Montreal, is known for its Coors Light, Molson Canadian and Blue Moon brands.

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Consumers Say Beer Brands Reflect Sense of Individual Style

July 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

When it comes to craft beer, consumers like bold flavors. But they also place importance on what the beer may say about them. Research by Mintel shows 70 percent of drinkers think the brand of beer reflects their lifestyles and 66 percent say the style of the beer does the same.

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Alaska Gov. Asks Feds to Buy 1M Cases of Canned Salmon

July 25, 2014 2:45 pm | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell wants the USDA to purchase $37M worth of canned pink salmon under a law that allows for buying surplus food from farmers and donating it to food banks. Parnell's request is to reduce inventories to help slow the price decline.

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Court Reverses Ruling On Public Hearings About Antibiotics in Livestock Feed

July 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court ruled the FDA isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed. The court said the FDA isn't required to hold hearings because it has made no official finding that antibiotics pose a health risk.

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Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court threw out claims against Chiquita Brands made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. The lawsuits accused Chiquita of assisting in the killings by paying $1.7 million to a violent right-wing paramilitary group.

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Infographic: Foodservice Needs, Behaviors Show Generation Gap

July 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Generation Z, the first true digital generation, prioritizes speed of service, technology and having what they want, when they want it. Information on Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers is also included as part of a study conducted by Technomic.

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Wake Up, America! 10 Hours of Energy in One Shot

July 25, 2014 9:57 am | by LXR Biotech, LLC | News | Comments

Eternal Energy TR introduces a new patented time-released energy blend that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours. That's twice as long as the category leader. The company said it saw a need for a product that gets you through the entire work day.

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Munch on This: Chips That Are Actually Good For You

July 25, 2014 9:51 am | by Quest Nutrition | News | Comments

The latest innovation in the snacking industry is here. Quest Protein Chips are the first high-protein snack potato chip that are actually good for you, instead of just "less bad." Each personal size bag boasts a full 21 grams of high-quality whey-based protein.

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Pork Giant WH Group Makes Second IPO Attempt

July 25, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

WH Group, the Chinese pork producer that attempted a $5.3 billion initial public offering earlier this year before scrapping it, is making a second IPO attempt. The company, which bought U.S. producer Smithfield Foods last year, said the deal would raise $2 billion.

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