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Brewery Seeks to End Uproar Over Gandhi Beer Name, Label

January 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Connecticut brewery that drew condemnation in the U.S. and India for its beer that carries the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi says it has received threats and is seeking a way to end the uproar.        


Organic Egg Farm Planned for Michigan Township

January 8, 2015 9:35 am | by ROSEMARY PARKER, Kalamazoo Gazette | News | Comments

The northwest corner of Otsego Township is zoned for agriculture, and an egg producer hopes to bring half a million laying hens to produce organic eggs there. The proposed $8.2 million project has raised interest but also concerns among neighbors of the proposed facility.


Dunkin' Donuts Strikes Deal to Open 1,400 Stores in China

January 8, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dunkin' Donuts said Wednesday it struck a deal to open more than 1,400 locations in China over the next 20 years. Dunkin' Donuts ended the most recent quarter with about 3,200 international locations. In the U.S., it had about 8,000 locations, giving it more than 11,100 locations worldwide.


VIDEO: An Avocado a Day to Keep Bad Cholesterol at Bay?

January 8, 2015 9:00 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, new research shows that an avocado a day can keep cholesterol at bay! Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the best diets for your heart.    


5 Notable Changes to Look Out For in the USDA's 2015 Dietary Guideilnes

January 8, 2015 8:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Whether consumers choose to follow the recommendations or not, the new guidelines will more than likely affect nutritional patterns throughout the country. From school lunches to labels on food products, the Dietary Guidelines are sure to pose an impact in American lives.


Photo of the Day: 3D Systems and Hershey Team Up

January 8, 2015 8:00 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced the CocoJet, a chocolate 3D printer developed in collaboration with The Hershey Company.                                       


Floor Signs

January 8, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This company offers smart Floor Signs that enable your floors to communicate critical information about safety instructions clearly and effectively.


VIDEO: Lifeway Foods Bets on Kefir in Effort to Become Global Icon

January 7, 2015 2:30 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Lifeway Foods president and chief executive Julie Smolyansky details the company's new brand campaign touting cultured dairy product kefir as part of a healthy lifestyle.                     


Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

January 7, 2015 2:00 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE | News | Comments

In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels.   


Growing Consumer Interest in Tea Due to Rising Awareness of Health Benefits

January 7, 2015 1:25 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

There’s National Chocolate Day, National Beer Day and pretty much a time of year dedicated to every popular food or beverage item you can think of. But did you know January is deemed National Hot Tea Month?         


Tracing Trends in Manufacturing, Construction: Q&A With Dan Parkinson

January 7, 2015 1:00 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, | Articles | Comments

As the national economy gains momentum, industries like manufacturing are migrating South to take advantage of states' right-to-work statuses. I recently had the chance to talk about these trends with Dan Parkinson, Industrial Market Sector Leader at Brasfield & Gorrie.


VIDEO: Natural Ice Cream Future Awaits as Vanillin Compound Isolated

January 7, 2015 12:40 pm | by Reuters Plus | News | Comments

Producing vanillin — the major compound in vanilla flavoring — is an inefficient and mostly polluting process. But a Danish researcher wants to change that, having identified the compound's biosynthetic pathway in the vanilla orchid.    


Judge Upholds Sanctions For No-Show in Burger Needle Lawsuit

January 7, 2015 12:05 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clark Bartholomew, a retired soldier, violated a court order when he didn't attend the September conference to settle the lawsuit over needles he found in a Burger King sandwich at a Hawaii Army base. He had filed the lawsuit after swallowing the needles. 


Frozen Sandwich Maker to Hire 200 Workers For Mississippi Plant

January 7, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Raybern Foods, a California company, will soon be making sandwiches in a former meat processing factory near Tupelo. The company plans to invest more than $10 million and hire 200 people to make frozen deli sandwiches in a 130,000 square foot building in Shannon.


VIDEO: What the US, Cuban Policy Changes Mean For Food

January 7, 2015 10:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos | Comments

According to a recent article published by the Associated Press, U.S. exports to Cuba have hit one of their lowest points in more than a decade. The hit is a demonstration of the longstanding barriers to trade that will hamper President Barack Obama's recent move to expand ties.


FDA Responds to Concerns of Hazard Analysis, Preventive Controls for Human Food Proposed Ruling

January 7, 2015 10:20 am | by Smitha Stansbury, Anne Allen, King & Spalding Law Firm | Articles | Comments

This proposed rule would, among other things: (1) modernize the current good manufacturing practice (“cGMP”) requirements for human food; and (2) require registered food facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food. 


Ex-Manager of US Halal Food Supplier Agreed to Cooperate in Fraud Case

January 7, 2015 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A fired manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier accused of fraud agreed to cooperate with prosecutors months ago under a plea deal. The agreement shows Phillip Payne agreed to "fully and completely cooperate" in the investigation of the Midamar Corp.


Human Tooth Found in McDonald's Japan Fries

January 7, 2015 9:40 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the fast-food eatery. 


Idaho, Texas Companies to Build $100M Meatpacking Plant in SW Idaho

January 7, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. and Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers plan to build a $100 million meatpacking plant in southwestern Idaho. Simplot officials in an announcement yesterday said the plant near Kuna will employ 600 workers.    


Anheuser-Busch: The Return of the Puppies and the Clydesdales

January 7, 2015 8:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Regardless of the two teams that actually end up playing, the new ads always seem to be a top reason for watching the game. And this year, Anheuser-Busch — one of the top advertisers for Super Bowl XLIX — has announced the return of the puppies and the Clydesdales.



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