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Junk Foods Widely Available In Schools

February 7, 2012 1:02 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER,AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Between 2006 and 2010, nearly half of public and private schools surveyed sold sweet or salty snack foods in vending machines or other places, the study found. 

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Breads Top List Of Salt Sources In U.S. Diet

February 7, 2012 12:57 pm | by MIKE STOBBE,AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as snacks like potato chips and pretzels. That surprising finding comes in a government report released Tuesday that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Seafood Company Fined $1M

February 7, 2012 12:53 pm | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors say a Torrance, Calif.-based seafood corporation has been ordered to pay $1 million in fines and community service donations for falsely labeling frozen catfish fillets as grouper.

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Consumer Trends: Healthy Snackers To Nibble Their Way Through 2012

February 7, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

According to recent Mintel research, among healthy snackers, 44% say they tend to eat healthfully most of the time and 42% make it a point to snack on foods that are healthy. At the same time, indulgence can be part of a well-rounded lifestyle, as 39% of healthy snackers say they use less-healthy nibbles as an occasional treat.

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United Fresh 2012

February 7, 2012 12:28 pm | Events

United Fresh 2012 features a trade show format customized for each segment of the produce industry. The show offers a combination of cutting-edge education, technical innovations, marketing expertise and networking opportunities.

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2012 AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition

February 7, 2012 12:25 pm | Events

Co-located with the FMI 2012 Show, UFPA's United Fresh 2012 and the NASDA U.S. Food Showcase, the 2012 AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition is scheduled to take place May 1-3, 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

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U.S. Food Showcase

February 7, 2012 12:21 pm | Events

The U.S. Food Showcase will be held, once again, in conjunction with FMI’s Supermarket Industry Exposition at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas April 30 - May 3, 2012.

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FMI 2012

February 7, 2012 12:18 pm | Events

FMI 2012, The Food Retail Show, is co-located with the U.S. Food Showcase, AMI Convention and Exposition and United Fresh 2012 in Dallas, Texas. In conference sessions and on the show floor, find the latest products, displays and equipment.

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Global Food Safety Conference

February 7, 2012 12:02 pm | Events

The 2012 edition of Global Food Safety Conference takes place in Orlando, Florida, and will bring together more than 1,000 leading food safety specialists from more than 60 countries around the world to advance food safety globally. It will also provide the opportunity to meet and network with industry peers, share knowledge in break-out sessions, benefit from thought-provoking presentations from internationally reputed industry experts and use the conference experience as a source of innovative ideas to implement in your workplace.

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Clarifying Calorie Confusion

February 7, 2012 11:00 am | Videos | Comments

Margot Gilman clears up some of the myths about calories for the women of Today.

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Nestle Moves Jobs To Ohio

February 7, 2012 9:57 am | News | Comments

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. said Monday that it is moving its Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets business from Englewood, Colo. to its headquarters in Solon, Ohio.

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Wal-Mart Unveils 'Great For You' Seal

February 7, 2012 9:52 am | by MAE ANDERSON,AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

You may like the food you buy, but is it "Great for You"? Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to help its customers figure that out by adding a new green icon that reads "Great for You" to packaging of some of its house-brand foods. 

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McDonald's Ad Pulled After Pit Bull Owner Outrage

February 7, 2012 9:44 am | by SUE MANNING,Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's has apologized and pulled an ad that came back to bite it. The ad said eating a Chicken McBite was less risky than petting a stray pit bull, shaving your head, naming your son Sue or giving friends your Facebook password. It enraged pit bull owners and their supporters. 

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Production Resumes At Burned Candy Factory

February 7, 2012 9:42 am | News | Comments

Production has resumed at a landmark candy factory near Pittsburgh, where fire destroyed part of a packaging area and smoke damaged the operation's retail store and ice cream parlor last week.

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Slaughterhouse Workers Granted Class-Action Status

February 7, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

A federal judge has granted conditional class-action status to a lawsuit filed on behalf of an estimated 700 workers at a slaughterhouse in Kansas. Monday's ruling would include all hourly production employees subjected to "gang time" compensation practices at Creekstone Farms Premium Beef in Arkansas City for the past three years.

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Photo Of The Day: Is McDonald's Safer Than A Pit Bill?

February 7, 2012 9:35 am | News | Comments

This image provided by Stephanie Filer, communications manager for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and a member of ARL Pit Crew Club, shows an illustration she posted on social media sites on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in protest of a new ad from McDonald's that said eating a Chicken McBite was less risky than, among other things, petting a stray pit bull. McDonald's apologized and pulled the ad after the company started receiving complaints.

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Old Coffee = More Money

February 7, 2012 9:30 am | Videos | Comments

CNN Money looks into an unusual kind of recycling. Used coffee grounds can be re-purposed to save a little cash.

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Robotic Palletizing For Food Manufacturers

February 7, 2012 9:30 am | by Terry Zarnowski, Sales and Marketing Director, Schneider Packaging Equipment | Articles | Comments

Robotic palletizing is an effective way for food manufacturers to ensure proper palletization when preparing pallets of varying shapes and sizes.

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GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network

February 6, 2012 4:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) provides the latest information on company systems, and any changes made to one company's database are immediately provided to all other companies who do business with it.

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Temperature And Humidity Recorder

February 6, 2012 4:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The iTHX-SD transmitter lets users view virtual charts and record temperature, relative humidty and dew point over an Ethernet network or the Internet using only a web browser. The device can trigger an alarm if the temperature or humidity goes above or below a set point that the user determines.

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