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Oranges vs. Orange Juice: Which One Might Be Better For Your Health?

January 22, 2015 11:55 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

While many health advocates advise consumers to eat an orange rather than opt for a serving of sugary juice, scientists found that there are certain nutrients in orange juice that might be easier for the body to absorb.        

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VIDEO: Famous Portland Whole Grain Bread Goes National

January 22, 2015 11:20 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Going against the gluten-free fad, Portland, Ore.-based Dave's Killer Bread has gained legions of fans for its seeded, nutritious sandwich loaves. Now it has plans to expand to every single state in the U.S. by the end of 2015.     

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VIDEO: This is How McDonald's Fries Are Made

January 22, 2015 10:20 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

After showing us how Chicken McNuggets and McRib patties are made, McDonald's is back with another video. "Are the fries even made from potatoes?" And "Are they ground up and mushed into the fry shape?" These are just a couple of questions that customers are asking.

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Organic vs. Conventional Milk: What's Really in Your Cup?

January 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

While most consumers believe that a $6 gallon of organic milk is healthier than the $4 conventionally-produced kind, New Zealand researchers argue that the "differences" aren't so different after all.               

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Report Says BPA is Safe, But Will This Change the Game?

January 22, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Blogs | Comments

In a recent report, the EFSA has concluded that bisphenol A poses “no consumer health risk” to anyone at any age. This is just the latest in an ongoing back and forth between scientists, government officials and industry insiders on just how dangerous BPA might be.

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VIDEO: Will This Delivery Service Kill the Grocery Store?

January 22, 2015 9:10 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Less than three years after opening, Blue Apron delivers more than 1 million meals per month to customers across the country. Will it kill grocery stores?                           

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Dairy Processors Commend Obama on TPA, US Trade Agreements

January 22, 2015 8:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the International Dairy Foods Association issued a statement on the U.S. trade agreements. The IDFA represents 550 dairy foods companies and their suppliers.     

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Elder Boom: How Food Makers Can Appeal to the Senior Demographic

January 22, 2015 8:20 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

An unparalleled demographic shift is taking place worldwide as record numbers of people are living longer — sometimes much longer. For food and beverage makers and retailers, this change opens up huge and exciting opportunities.   

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Tabletop Conveyors

January 22, 2015 8:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The tabletop conveyors are versatile in handling many types of packages and products. The heavy-duty 5 1/2" deep frame and 12 gauge frames help ensure durability. 

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World's Smartest Oven Knows What to Cook

January 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development Magazine | Articles | Comments

The aptly named MAID Oven knows what to cook, how to cook it, and will even learn your personal preferences and stream your favorite cooking show. The founders wanted everyone to be able to cook — a task that is harder for some than others. 

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Homogenizer

January 22, 2015 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The compact homogenizer is the perfect solution for the micronization of dairy products, fruit juices, liquid food, food additives and ingredients.

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FDA Removing Non-Renewed Food Facility Registrations from its Database

January 21, 2015 1:42 pm | by Registrar Corp | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food facilities to renew their FDA registrations every even-numbered year between October 1 and December 31. Any food facility that did not renew its registration by December 31, 2014 should re-register with FDA before it continues to ship food products to the United States, as its registration is now invalid.

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Food Industry Executives Should Look Out: The Gov't Might Come A 'Knocking

January 21, 2015 1:40 pm | by Angela T. Puentes-Leon, Marissel Descalzo, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt | Articles | Comments

The Government is using a new tool to attack companies and executives in the food industry — prison.  Food industry executives are appearing to be easy targets to the Government, resulting in several high profile criminal prosecutions in recent years.

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Proposed Standards Aim to Cut Down on Salmonella in Poultry

January 21, 2015 1:11 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed standards apply to the most popular poultry products — chicken breasts, legs and wings, and ground chicken and turkey. They are voluntary but designed to pressure companies to lower rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in their products.

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Can Walnuts Improve Memory? Researchers Say 'Yes'

January 21, 2015 1:05 pm | by California Walnut Commission | News | Comments

Eating walnuts may improve performance on cognitive function tests, including those for memory, concentration and information processing speed according to new research from the David Geffen School of Medicine at The University of California, Los Angeles.

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Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon Dies at 95

January 21, 2015 12:40 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95. Melvin Gordon ran the Chicago-based company for 53 years. It produces 64 million Tootsie Rolls a day, among other favorites such as Junior Mints, Charleston Chews and Tootsie Pops.   

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Ultra-High Pressure Processing May Increase Salmon Shelf-Life

January 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Although salmon is often vacuum-packed, smoked, frozen or even canned to help increase the shelf life, the quality of the meat is often decreased during these processes. Researchers found that meat treated with UHP can increase the shelf life while improving taste.

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Pasture Feeding May Improve Nutritional Benefits of Red Meat

January 21, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

It probably comes as no surprise that cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of early mortality. In the Western world, this has largely been attributed to diets rich in saturated fat. And according to health experts nationwide, red meat is to blame.

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Photo of the Day: Global Private Label Supply Chain Transparency

January 21, 2015 10:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A recent survey by Trace One asked global supply chain executives that serve as private label retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to report on their company's correlation between transparency, productivity and consumer spending. 

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Avocados, Blueberries and Cocoa Beans: The ABC's of Keeping the Doctor Away

January 21, 2015 9:50 am | by Drug Discovery & Development Staff | Articles | Comments

Times have changed. It used to be that an apple a day kept the doctor away. But three recent studies indicate this mantra could be changed to “a blueberry- avocado-cocoa-bean-smoothie a day” keeps the doctor away — if the doctor is a cardiologist.

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