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VIDEO: Coca-Cola's Strangest Flavors

February 5, 2015 1:45 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Most soda drinkers have a favorite flavor in their choice of carbonated beverages. But did you know Coca-Cola has some of the strangest flavors worldwide? From Green Tea Coke to pine nut flavored, would you be caught sipping one of these unique drinks?

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US Beer Industry Welcomes Reform of Federal Beer Tax

February 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

The American beer industry welcomed bipartisan legislation introduced today to comprehensively reform the federal beer tax imposed on brewers and beer importers. The bill would remove barriers to growth in the industry, encouraging capital and workforce investment.

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Should Arsenic in Food Be a Concern?

February 5, 2015 12:35 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Arsenic is a naturally occurring trace element that exists in both organic and inorganic forms and has a presence in many plant-derived food products, including juices and rice. Researchers explain how levels of consumer exposure to arsenic are still below toxic levels.

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Frozen Food Industry Supports Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

February 5, 2015 12:05 pm | by The American Frozen Food Institute | News | Comments

The American Frozen Food Institute expressed support for bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that will protect food makers and consumers from unnecessary food price increases by reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Dunkin' Sales Slow as Breakfast Competition Intensifies

February 5, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said U.S. sales for Dunkin' Donuts edged up 1.4 percent in the period, down from the growth of 3.5 percent a year ago. The slowdown comes as competitors have pushed into the breakfast category, a relative bright spot in the fast-food industry.

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Brainstorm: Pest Control Pt. 2

February 5, 2015 10:40 am | by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services | Articles | Comments

In part two of this three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.

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US Head of FDA Stepping Down; Chief Scientist to Take Over

February 5, 2015 10:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is resigning her post in March after six years in the position. The FDA's chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, will serve as acting commissioner.         

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VIDEO: The Science of Sugar Addicition

February 5, 2015 9:50 am | by SciShow | Videos | Comments

With a month of 2015 already behind us, many consumers are struggling to keep their New Year's resolutions of eating healthier. But don't beat yourself up too much, because new research says our brains are actually hardwired to love sugary foods. 

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CA Ban on Inhumane Farm Animal Cages Upheld

February 5, 2015 9:25 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Egg farmer William Cramer was once again dismissed when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the earlier decision of a lower court to toss out Cramer’s lawsuit, which challenged a law which bans inhumane caging of egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and veal calves.

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Cocktails Go Sky High as Airline Drink Options Take Off

February 5, 2015 8:50 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Flying, at least for non-millionaires, has gotten grimmer in recent years. But things are looking up on the drinks cart. Alaska Air, for example, took a crafty approach, teaming with local distilleries Sun Liquor in Seattle and Bendistillery in Oregon.

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Calif. Attorney General to Appeal Reversal of Foie Gras Ban

February 5, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris gave notice that she will appeal last month's ruling, which barred California from enforcing its ban on selling fatty goose or duck liver produced out of state. The ban took effect in 2012.       

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PCS100 Active Voltage Conditioner

February 5, 2015 8:20 am | by ABB | Product Releases | Comments

Auckland, New Zealand-based Fonterra is the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, reaching over 100 countries. Globally, the company produces over 22 billion liters of milk each year, of which 750,000 liters are handled at their Takanini facility located just outside of Auckland. 

How Businesses Can Fight Food Waste

February 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Research shows that proper packaging helps food last longer and lessens food waste. There are many ways manufacturers can help combat food waste while limiting the environmental impact of packaging. Here are three of the most important.

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Form Fill Seal Machine

February 5, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for manufacturing and filling small to medium-sized cups, the P300 FFS Machine can produce up to 63,000 portion cups per hour and comes equipped with an integrated case packing system.

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US Dairy Industry Concerned on Geographical Indications and Common Food Name Issues

February 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by The Consortium for Common Food Names | News | Comments

The U.S. Dairy Export Council briefed U.S. and EU negotiators on deep-set concerns with the EU's current approach to protections for geographical indications (GIs). The presentation was made during the stakeholder briefings in conjunction with this week's U.S.-EU talks on the TTIP.

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Why Your Expansion Plan Needs Supply Chain Modeling

February 4, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jason Duff and Donald A. Hicks, LLamasoft | Articles | Comments

As the food processing industry continues to flourish, many manufacturers are faced with the need to increase capacity. Whether it’s adding a new process line or expanding an existing facility, conducting a supply chain analysis can lead to more efficient capital expenditures.

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Trust is Key in Growing US Meat Market

February 4, 2015 1:55 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

The huge meat market in the U.S. is projected to grow steadily over the next few years, driven by the increasing popularity of private label and frozen meat products. However, new brands must establish themselves as being trustworthy and reliable, a new study finds.

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Worker Dies at Chattanooga's Wrigley Plant

February 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | News | Comments

The Chattanooga Wrigley plant, home of Altoids and Life Savers, has a reputation for being dangerous; however it seems to have solidified it this week when a 54-year-old man died on the job, making it the second employee death at the plant within the last 16 months.

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VIDEO: The Never-Ending Confusion of Salt Intake

February 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Thirty years ago, The Lempert Report reported on the FDA's new ruling on salt labeling. But 30 years later, are we still just as confused on the issue of salt? There still continues to be a wide array of consumer confusion as to how much salt one should consume. 

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Haddon House Food Products to Expand Chester County Operations

February 4, 2015 12:05 pm | by South Carolina Department of Commerce | News | Comments

The largest privately-owned distributor, importer and exporter of specialty, natural, organic, ethnic and kosher foods, is expanding its Chester County operations. The company is investing $4.6 million to expand its operations in Richburg, S.C.

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