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Survey: Milk Prices Top Concern of Northeastern Organic Dairy Farmers

September 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station | News | Comments

This survey is the first to assess the educational needs of organic dairy farmers in the region. While this finding won’t come as news to dairy farmers, it may surprise organic milk consumers who pay considerably more for organic milk than conventional milk at the grocery store.

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Aug. Hiring Was Slowed by Manufacturing, Retail

September 5, 2014 12:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Several industries basically stopped hiring. Retailers shed 8,400 jobs, led primarily by food and beverage stores. Compare that with the previous five months, when retailers added an average of 28,040.      

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Dietary Recommendations May Be Tied to Increased Gas Emissions

September 5, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Martin Heller and Gregory Keoleian of U-M's Center for Sustainable Systems looked at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of about 100 foods, as well as the potential effects of shifting Americans to a diet recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Raw Pork Recalled in Alberta for Possible E. Coli Outbreak

September 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the two Alberta food companies, V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh Trading in Edmonton, are recalling some of their raw pork products due to possible E. coli contamination.       

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Meat, Cheese Maker to Build Indiana Plant

September 5, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand, maker of premium meats and cheeses, announced its plans to build a meat processing plant in central Indiana. The company says the facility will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.        

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Experts Report a 'Significant Step Forward in Safeguarding Food Supply'

September 5, 2014 10:00 am | by NSF International Food Division | News | Comments

NSF International food safety experts say challenge will be an effective implementation as food fraud is a global issue that will require international cooperation and action.                    

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Sodexo Pledges to Buy More Vermont Food

September 5, 2014 9:45 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sodexo, a multinational company, is promising to buy more Vermont-produced food for the schools, colleges and businesses it serves in the state. The company's mission is to help create more local jobs and provide the best-quality food to its customers.

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Infographic: Recreate 36 World Cuisines With 3 Spices

September 5, 2014 9:45 am | by Kit Stone | News | Comments

This infographic has 36 regions of the world and gives you 3 ingredients to add to your cooking to give it an exotic flair. Meatloaf Monday is boring, but Moroccan Meatloaf Monday sounds better.           

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Infographic: Keep Food Safe

September 5, 2014 9:20 am | by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | News | Comments

During National Food Safety Education Month in September, keep food safe and your grocery bill in check with food storage advice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods' public awareness campaign: Home Food Safety.

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Peanut Allergies and the Nutty Truth

September 5, 2014 9:04 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

According to a report from the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of food allergies among children increased 50 percent from 1997 to 2011. When I was in school, it was a rarity to see kids with severe allergies. Now, they are everywhere. What happened?

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St. Louis Rams Move the Chains on Responsibly-Sourced Meat

September 5, 2014 8:45 am | by Animal Welfare Approved | News | Comments

This football season, the St. Louis Rams are taking a stand on sustainable food production. Football fans at the Rams' stadium will enjoy the first ever high-welfare, sustainable hot dogs and burgers served by stadium concessions.    

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VIDEO: US Now No. 3 Among World's Most Competitive Economies

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Ranking by the World Economic Forum showed the U.S. rising from No. 7 in 2012 to No. 3 currently.                                            

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VIDEO: Should We All Be Eating Insects?

September 5, 2014 8:00 am | by AsapSCIENCE | Videos | Comments

Have you ever considered that insects could be more nutritious, environmentally-friendly and abundant than most other foods? This video compares 100 grams of crickets to 100 grams of chicken, beef and pork. Take a look at these shocking findings!

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Muffin Batter Depositors

September 5, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Stand-alone muffin batter depositing machines and industrial muffin systems are the most widely used depositors in the food industry. 

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Homogenizer

September 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The benefit of homogenization is well known throughout the food sector. It provides a much more stable product, with a better shelf life, and it also reduces the use of additives and helps manufacturers to optimize the composition of products.

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Consumer Trends: 91 Percent of Americans Eat Breakfast for Dinner

September 4, 2014 2:00 pm | by Krusteaz | News | Comments

A variety of factors contribute to the rising popularity of breakfast for dinner, with the main appeal being ease of preparation versus a traditional dinner meal. Today, 91 percent of Americans say they eat breakfast items for an evening meal. 

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Save More, Work Smart: Top 3 Tips for Manufacturers

September 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by David Schnitt | Articles | Comments

Purchase orders are typically issued by a manufacturer for specific goods and raw materials. They are a legal document that specifies pricing and quantities when ordering product. What’s happened, however, is that many manufacturers now issue POs for every transaction.

Lead, Cadmium Found in Some Chocolate Bought in Brazil

September 4, 2014 12:45 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The researchers tested 30 milk, dark and white chocolate products bought in Brazil. Most were Brazilian brands, some of which are also sold in the U.S. They found that dark chocolates had the highest amounts of lead and cadmium.     

USDA to Buy Up to $13M in Canned Pink Salmon

September 4, 2014 12:25 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA has agreed to buy the canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen. Earlier this year, the agency purchased $20 million worth of canned salmon.                 

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Blue Bunny Ice Cream Plant Closes its Doors

September 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Daily Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa | News | Comments

The maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, Wells Enterprises, said it would close its ice cream plant in St. George, Utah, and move production to its Le Mars facility. The Utah plant is expected to be closed by the end of 2014.           

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