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Pizza Hut Tests Out 'Skinny Slice'

September 17, 2014 2:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The tests of the "Skinny Slice" pies began this week at several dozen restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Palm Beach, Florida. The pies simply use less of the same dough used for regular pies and are lighter on the toppings, said Doug Terfehr, a Pizza Hut spokesman.

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Folgers Unveils Portable Coffee Enhancers

September 17, 2014 2:31 pm | by J.M. Smucker Company | News | Comments

The makers of Folgers coffee have introduced a new Folgers Flavors line of flavored coffee enhancers that make it easy to personalize a perfect cup of coffee. Flavors include vanilla, hazelnut, caramel and mocha.           

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Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America

September 17, 2014 2:20 pm | by OpenTable | News | Comments

OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has released the 2014 Diner's Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America. Winning restaurants span 29 states.         

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Food Industry Leaders Together Sell 6.4 Trillion Fewer Calories

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | News | Comments

Sixteen major food and beverage companies, including ConAgra Foods and Unilever, sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.   

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Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

September 17, 2014 1:58 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The work suggests the sweeteners change the composition of normal, beneficial bacteria in the gut. That appears to hamper how well the body handles sugar in the diet, which in turn can result in higher blood sugar levels.        

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Group Levels Abuse Allegations Against NM Dairy

September 17, 2014 1:00 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Mexico Livestock Board is launching an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded a secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables.       

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North Carolina's Cumberland County Puts Poultry Plant on Hold

September 17, 2014 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County has delayed a decision on a proposed $113 million poultry plant in Cedar Creek near Fayetteville, N.C., after the county commissioners were unable to agree on an incentives package.             

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Maine's Oldest Chocolatier Under New Ownership

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Erin Collins of Freeport this week took over 99-year-old Haven's Candies in Westbrook, which counts Intel and HBO among its customers. Haven's was founded in 1915 by Herbert Haven in Portland.                        

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Infographic: Milk Production From Farm to Table

September 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Food Insight | News | Comments

Ever wonder where your milk in the grocery store comes from and how it gets there? This seven-step infographic takes you through the entire milk production process from the farm all the way to the grocery store.           

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VIDEO: What's the Difference Between White and Wheat?

September 17, 2014 10:06 am | by Lexicon of Sustainability | Videos | Comments

Consumers learn how to tell the difference between whole wheat and white, while farmers tell the rich story of heritage and identity grains, and innovative bakers reintroduce the grains of their youth.                

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Hidden Video Exposes Pizza Cheese Supplier Factory Animal Abuse

September 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Mercy For Animals | News | Comments

An undercover video from Mercy For Animals exposes animal cruelty at Winchester Dairy, a supplier to Leprino Foods — the world's largest pizza cheese supplier factory farm. The footage shows workers viciously kicking and whipping the cows.         

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Anti-GMO Measure Allowed on Maui Ballot

September 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Monday's decision dissolves a temporary restraining order after those who support genetically modified organisms sued to remove the measure. They argued its wording was deceptive, misleading and would confuse voters.         

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Anheuser-Busch Among Sponsors Voicing NFL Disapproval

September 17, 2014 9:34 am | by MAE ANDERSON, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch and other major sponsors have spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee.

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Heinz to Resume Production in Pittsburgh for First Time Since 2002

September 17, 2014 9:22 am | by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | News | Comments

When the ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co. sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods in 2002, the company closed the doors of its Pittsburgh food facility. Now, officials say they will resume food production in the city, making jarred baby food.  

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2014

September 17, 2014 9:15 am | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                      

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'90s Kids Rejoice: Coca-Cola's Surge is Back!

September 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Ready for a totally awesome ‘90s flashback? The Mountain Dew-like, citrus-flavored soda, Surge, is back! The blast from the past is only being sold online via Amazon.com.                  

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Cooling Technology

September 17, 2014 7:54 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The technology cools in a stable manner, which makes it possible to achieve the same optimum temperature of just above zero degrees Celsius everywhere in the refrigerator. As a result, the quality of fresh fruit and vegetables will last longer.

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Air Scrubber Technology

September 17, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The System REITHER™ air scrubber is sized for 165,000 acfm to control fine dust and odorous sulfur-based gases from three corn fiber dryers and one corn fiber cooler from wet mill corn processing. 

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US Consumers Embrace Carbonated Water

September 16, 2014 1:43 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

The U.S. is predicted to have one of the highest growth rates of 12 percent in carbonated packaged water consumption in 2014, compared to an average global growth of 1 percent.                  

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Infographic: Around the World in Various Meats

September 16, 2014 1:34 pm | by MeatLust | News | Comments

Call yourself a meat lover? A real meat lover knows all anyone could ever know about meat. Did you know that Australia is the only country that eats its national emblem? This infographic gives you meatlicious facts from around the globe.  

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