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Getting the Most Out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom

October 8, 2014 2:48 pm | by American Physiological Society (APS) | News | Comments

As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developing nations, fish and seafood often comprise a large portion of the diet. Aquaculture is a booming business and the fastest growing form of global food production.     

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Daughter of Oklahoma Beheading Victim is in 'Utter Shock'

October 8, 2014 2:27 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelli Hufford, daughter of the woman beheaded at the Oklahoma food plant last week, says she felt "complete and utter shock" when she learned how her mother had been killed. The plant employee who attacked her mom will face the death penalty. 

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Mars Chocolate to Launch Wide Range of New Products

October 8, 2014 2:17 pm | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced a wide range of new products that will hit store shelves in the coming months, and two of the items are back by popular demand. Fan favorites M&M'S Brand Crispy Chocolate Candies and SNICKERS Xtreme Bar will join newcomers.

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Minn. Firm Recalls 62K Pounds of Meat Products For Possible Listeria

October 8, 2014 1:55 pm | by Food Safety | News | Comments

A Burnsville, Minnesota establishment is recalling approximately 62,488 pounds of meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria. The products were produced on various dates between July and September, and then shipped nationwide.

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Beer Industry Mourns Lost Youth

October 8, 2014 10:57 am | by Donna Hood Crecca, Senior Director, Technomic, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The consumer group once owned by the major brewers now spreads the love among spirits, wine and beer. Beverage selection is driven not only by cost, but also by occasion, desired flavor attributes, food and the suggestions of those around them.

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VIDEO: Heirs of Real 'Aunt Jemima' Sue For $2B

October 8, 2014 10:48 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

The descendants of a woman who they say portrayed Aunt Jemima are suing Quaker Oats for $2 billion over profits they claim the company promised to their great-grandmother.                     

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VIDEO: Chobani Founder Pledges $2M For ISIS Refugees

October 8, 2014 10:42 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, is giving $2 million to refugees displaced by the terrorist group ISIS.                                      

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Snack Food Manufacturer Expands, Creates More Than 250 Jobs

October 8, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America will set up a factory in a former BMW warehouse in Senatobia, Mississippi. Officials say the company will invest $51.1 million and will create 254 jobs over the next five years.      

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Big Name Restaurants Reduce Calories in Their Menus

October 8, 2014 9:57 am | by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | News | Comments

Researchers say this could herald a trend in calorie reduction in anticipation of expected new federal government rules requiring large chain restaurants — including most fast-food places — to post calorie counts on their menus.      

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Pumped About Pumpkins: Just a Health Hype, or the Real Deal?

October 8, 2014 9:41 am | by Baylor University | News | Comments

Pumpkin spice cake donuts, pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin lattes. While pumpkin has many health benefits, how much are consumers truly benefiting from pumpkin-laced candy? Afterall, it's still just candy...right?           

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Regulators Consider Options For Maine's Elver Fishing

October 8, 2014 9:29 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Elvers, also called glass eels, are sold overseas as seed stock for Asian aquaculture companies that raise them to maturity and sell them as food. Prices topped $1,800 per pound in 2012 and 2013, and the fishery is Maine's second most valuable, behind only lobsters.

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Pepsi Sells Artisanal Soda 'Caleb's Kola'

October 8, 2014 9:22 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Pepsi is hoping to keep up with the times with a soda called "Caleb's Kola" that will come in a glass bottle. The name is a nod to a pharmacist from North Carolina who is credited with creating Pepsi's formula in the 1890s.       

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Bulk Bag Filler

October 8, 2014 7:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

High output filling system features a Power-Lift system for powered fill head height adjustment and an Easy-Load rotary bag hanger system.

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Nestle's Animal-Welfare Move in Line With Consumer Concerns

October 7, 2014 2:26 pm | by Hartman Group | Blogs | Comments

In a recent study by The Hartman Group, 76 percent of consumers said they prefer companies that avoid inhumane treatment of animals. Many people believe that content animals who lived good lives will provide more nutritious meat.     

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October is 'Get to Know GMOs' Month

October 7, 2014 2:15 pm | by GMO Answers | News | Comments

This month GMO Answers invites the public to "Get to Know GMOs."  With consumers' conscious efforts to know more about how their food is grown, GMO Answers provides an online resource for information on GMOs and how food is grown.   

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Report: Rising Demand for Natural Sweeteners

October 7, 2014 2:04 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

The food trend towards whole foods and natural products has also meant a growing demand for natural sweeteners made from herbs. In 2013, approximately 20 percent of new non-caloric soft drinks were based on natural sweeteners.      

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Consumer Trends: Growing Interest in Cold 'Ready to Drink' Coffee

October 7, 2014 1:57 pm | by Multi-sponsor Surveys, Inc. | News | Comments

According to Multi-sponsor Surveys' newly released 2014 U.S. Coffee Study, frequent consumption of RTD canned/bottled cold coffee drinks (including espresso and cappuccino)  increased over the past two years, particularly among Millennials and Hispanics.  

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Cargill's Illinois Pork Plant Reaches 6 Million Work Hours With No Injuries

October 7, 2014 1:50 pm | by Cargill | News | Comments

Cargill's pork processing facility in Beardstown, Illinois employs more than 2,000 workers and produces more than 1 billion pounds of pork annually. It was April 2013 when the most recent lost-time injury took place at the plant.     

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3 Lawsuits Pending, Whiskey-Maker Responds to Allegations

October 7, 2014 1:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Whiskey maker Templeton Rye has been under scrutiny after revealing they use a stock rye whiskey from an Indiana distillery before blending it with more ingredients in Iowa. At least three lawsuits claiming the company deceived customers are pending. 

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4 Reasons to Start Eating Insects

October 7, 2014 1:35 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

While the practice of eating insects may seem extreme, it’s been the way of life for many people around the world for centuries. If Americans could just get over the ick-factor, perhaps they would see the nutritional benefits insects actually provide.

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