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McDonald's Profit Plunges in 3Q

October 21, 2014 9:27 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

In the U.S., McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers amid intensifying competition and shifting tastes toward food people consider more wholesome. To improve its performance, McDonald's launched a social media campaign inviting customers to ask questions about its food.

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Coke Profit Falls as Soda Volumes Remain Flat

October 21, 2014 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker, Coca-Cola, reported a lower profit and revenue in the third quarter as global soda volume remained flat. The company plans to reduce costs by $3 billion a year by 2019.            

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The Organic Label Beyond Food Becomes Hazy

October 21, 2014 8:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

USDA doesn't regulate organic products — like household cleaners and cosmetics — unless they're made entirely from food or agriculture products overseen by its National Organic Program.               

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The 150 Best and Worst Foodie Cities For Your Wallet

October 20, 2014 3:47 pm | by WalletHub | News | Comments

WalletHub's recent study of 2014's Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet analyzed the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 18 key metrics. Find out where your city falls when it comes to cost of groceries, number of coffee shops per capita and more.

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Can Paid Internships Help to Bridge the Gap in Manufacturing?

October 20, 2014 3:26 pm | by Megy Karydes, Communications Consultant for IIE | Articles | Comments

For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from their community in, it’s an opportunity to teach them skills they can use both within their manufacturing firm and beyond while also helping to reduce the unemployment rate locally.

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A Holistic Approach to Loading Dock Safety, Security and Productivity

October 20, 2014 3:19 pm | by Troy Bergum, Rite-Hite Corporation | Articles | Comments

According to the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 100 workers are killed and 95,000 injured every year while operating forklifts. Many of these accidents are related to turnovers or when a forklift operator drives off the dock.

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VIDEO: Study Suggests Soda Can Shorten Your Life

October 20, 2014 3:07 pm | by CBS Evening News | Videos | Comments

Soft drinks are a $61 billion-a-year business in the U.S. But could drinking soda shorten your lifespan? A new study in the American Journal of Public Health suggests the answer might just be yes.               

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Frozen Meals vs. Fast Food: Which is Better?

October 20, 2014 2:59 pm | by Nestle USA | News | Comments

New data presented shows those who reported eating frozen meals had better nutritional profiles than those who reported eating meals from quick service restaurants. By average, frozen meal eaters consume 253 fewer calories per day than fast food eaters.

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VIDEO: What's So Sweet About Ice Cream?

October 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Cooler weather doesn't always mean warmer foods. Ice cream is often an indulgence that many consumers enjoy year round. Reactions looks at the chemistry involved in making the treat creamy and sweet.             

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WTO Rejects US Country-of-Origin Labels for Meat

October 20, 2014 2:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage.

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Colorado Seeks Ban on Marijuana Edibles

October 20, 2014 2:05 pm | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids.               

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Now Serving: 10 Food Trends of 2015

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

The restaurant industry is evolving faster than ever, according to leading food research. Technomic lays out 10 trends that its consultants and experts believe may be transformative in 2015.              

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Nevada Leads the Nation in School Nutrition

October 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by Voices for Healthy Kids | News | Comments

The American Heart Association is thrilled to share that the Nevada Department of Agriculture recently adopted a new and robust School Wellness Policy that provides two key provisions that help our kids grow up healthy.   

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Are You Paying For Health or Disease at the Grocery Store?

October 20, 2014 11:45 am | by The Yum Project | News | Comments

With so many choices, people can become overwhelmed and lose sight of the fact that what they put in their grocery cart can directly impact their overall health. Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project, names five things you may be putting in your cart when you opt for unhealthy, processed foods.

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Manufacturers Gear Up For More Energy Efficiency

October 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Wayne Kovach | Articles | Comments

The Better Plants Program recently recognized 11 manufacturers for their efforts in reducing energy consumption. The energy-efficiency based government initiative enrolls businesses that commit to reducing their energy intensity by 25 percent over a ten-year span. 

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Here's What Marketers Should Learn About Generation Alpha

October 20, 2014 11:01 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

Generation Alpha — children born since 2010 — will be the most highly educated, diverse and technologically proficient yet. Since they are still very young, though, their consumption patterns are being shaped by their socially, ecologically and budget-conscious Millennial parents. 

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Maryland Firm Recalls Nearly 28K Pounds of Lamb Products

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by FDA | News | Comments

E.&B.’s Natural Way is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA-FSIS Import Inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.  

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VIDEO: Is Craft Soda the Next Big Thing?

October 20, 2014 10:37 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Judann Pollack, deputy editor of Ad Age, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss who is getting in on the craft soda game.                                  

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VIDEO: Businessman Hopes to Save Oldest Distillery in the World

October 20, 2014 10:31 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

The Chinese drank 11 million liters of Baijui last year, making it the most consumed spirit by volume. After suffering a significant loss in revenue, CEO of China's Sichuan Swellfun Jim Rice is hoping to save the oldest distillery in the world.  

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Photos: Greek Bakers Encircle Monument With 1.35 Tons of 'Koulouri'

October 20, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bakers put the final touches on a giant "koulouri" (bread ring similar to a bagel or pretzel) that encircled the medieval White Tower, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. The product weighed 1.35 tons before baking.      

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