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’Healthifying’ Junk Foods

March 30, 2011 10:54 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Everyone loves a good “unhealthy” snack like chips and soda once in a while, but according to the Food Politics blog, “junk” food companies may be in trouble due to the new trend of healthy foods. In fact, many companies, … 

FDA Crackdown On Raw Milk Cheeses Was Exaggerated

March 29, 2011 12:16 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to The Atlantic, speculations by The Washington Post and The New York Times that the FDA was planning on limiting or banning the manufacture of raw milk cheeses were greatly exaggerated. This is good news for artisan cheese makers, …

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The Impact Of Science On Food

March 24, 2011 11:39 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Nathan Myhrvold, author of Modernist Cuisine, discusses how using meticulous science can improve the quality of food. 

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Vintners Try Out New Wine Pouch

March 23, 2011 12:10 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Slashfood has reported that Indulge Wines, a California company, is now selling wine in a pouch. Each pouch equals two 750mL wine bottles, and apparently, it’s eco-friendly. Fewer fossil fuels are needed to transport the product in a pouch versus … 

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Burrito Price Dispute Leads To Shootout

March 22, 2011 11:02 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to My San Antonio, a man became slightly more than agitated after he found out that Taco Bell’s Beefy Crunch Burritos were no longer 99 cents. In fact, he decided to shoot an air gun at the restaurant’s manager, …

Banning Happy Meal Toy Bans

March 21, 2011 11:38 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city’s ban on Happy Meal toys has led to other states taking legislative action to ban their cities from banning the fast food toys. Legislation recently passed by Arizona’s House prevents cities from … 

Japan Tests Food For Radiation

March 18, 2011 2:21 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Slashfood, the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan has several countries fearing that Japan’s food may be contaminated with radiation. Italy has banned all Japanese food imports, and Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Singapore and China have … 

Who’s Second To Coke? Diet Coke, Of Course

March 17, 2011 11:34 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Chicago Breaking Business, Diet Coke has officially unseated Pepsi as the No. 2 soda behind Coca-Cola. This is a huge blow to Pepsi in the Cola Wars, as Pepsi and Coke been fighting each other for the “king …

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NFL Lockout Could Hurt Chicken Wing Industry

March 16, 2011 10:47 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Yahoo!, a long-lasting NFL lockout would be “devestating” to the chicken wing industry. Chicken wings are one of the more popular items at sports bars and restaurants, and prices for the wings typically increase during football season. …

Delicious Ideas: Portion-Controlled Packaging

March 15, 2011 4:10 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to GOOD, A British student has designed a portion-controlled spaghetti package that allows you to make just the right amount of pasta for up to six people. 

Iowa Man To Drink Only Beer For Lent

March 11, 2011 10:57 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A newspaper editor in Corning, Iowa plans to celebrate the season of Lent by drinking only water and four pints of beer per day. According to Today, the man is trying to recreate the way Franciscan monks observed Lent centuries … 

Couple Arrested For Smuggling Contaminated Cheese

March 10, 2011 10:35 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the Miami New Times, a couple has been arrested for importing cheese known to be contaminated with bacteria like salmonella. After suspecting that the imported cheese was contaminated, the FDA took away the couple’s authorization to import the … 

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Fish Armageddon: A Million Dead Sardines Wash Ashore In California

March 9, 2011 11:14 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the Wall Street Journal, a million dead sardines washed ashore in a Southern California harbor, the largest fish kill known in the state. Scientists tested the surrounding waters for oil and chemicals, but found nothing. It’s theorized that …

Cereal Boxes Could Cause Cancer

March 8, 2011 11:11 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the Daily Mail, the recycled cardboard used in some food packaging like cereal boxes often contain harmful mineral oils. The oils, which come from the ink from recycled newspapers used to make the packaging, can seep through to … 

Lady Gaga Sues Over Breast Milk Ice Cream

March 7, 2011 11:06 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the London Evening Standard, Lady Gaga is suing the ice cream company responsible for the ice cream made from human breast milk. The celebrity says that the ice cream, named Baby Gaga, is “nausea inducing” and “intended to … 

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A McDonald’s Terrorist Group And The Future Of Ronald McDonald

March 4, 2011 11:01 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A Finnish food activists group recently kidnapped a Ronald McDonald statue, holding it hostage, while demanding that McDonald’s answer it’s demands to answer questions regarding quality and ethics. When the fast food chain failed to answer, the group beheaded the … 

Jimmy Fallon Breaks Food World Records, Gets His Own Ice Cream

March 3, 2011 11:31 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Jimmy Fallon has broken two food-related world records on his show: “The most fast food items tasted in 30 seconds” and “The most hot dogs stuffed into a t-shirt in 30 seconds.” Also, in honor of the show’s 2nd anniversary, … 

The Zero-Second Rule

March 2, 2011 11:51 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Dr. Roy M. Gulick, the five-second rule for food should probably be renamed “the zero-second rule.” In the New York Times, he said that bacteria clings to food almost on immediate contact, so the amount of time food …

Chicken Lays Giant Egg

March 1, 2011 11:36 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

An Australorp chicken in Iowa has laid a 4.1 oz. egg, according to the Des Moines Register. The egg measures 3.5 in. long and 6.5 in. in circumference, making it twice the size of a large egg, said an Iowa …

Nutropolitan Museum Of Art Highlights PB&J

February 28, 2011 11:01 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Peanut Butter & Co. is celebrating National Peanut Butter Month in March with a three-day PB&J art exhibit at Openhouse Gallery in NYC. According to Gothamist, The exhibit is a partnership with the National Peanut Board, which is launching a … 

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