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Lawsuit: Man Says He Got Meningitis From A Bratwurst

July 25, 2011 2:35 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A West Virginia man is suing Johnsonville Sausage after he claims he got meningitis from one of their bratwursts. The man says he went to the hospital with various complications, including chest pain, nausea, vomiting and neck pain, but the …

World’s Largest McDonald’s Planned For 2012 Olympics

July 21, 2011 12:00 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the Guardian, McDonald’s has plans to build its largest restaurant ever for the 2012 Olympics in London. The two-story, 3,000-square-meter behemoth will be able to host up to 1,500 visitors at a time. This huge restaurant will be … 

Molson Coors To Launch ‘Bloat-Resistant’ Beer For Women

July 20, 2011 11:34 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to TVNZ, Molson Coors is launching a new ale in Britain specifically for women, and it’s designed to be “bloat-resistant.” The booze is called Animee and is described by the company as “lightly sparkling and less bitter” than regular … 

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Southpark Snack To Make Its Wal-Mart Debut

July 19, 2011 2:19 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Fooducate, a taste of the comedy cartoon Southpark will be coming to a Wal-Mart near you. To help celebrate the show’s 15th season, Cartman’s favorite snack, Cheesy Poofs, are being released as a limited edition offering by PepsiCo’s … 

Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Comes To Life

July 18, 2011 2:20 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the NY Daily News, it took Universal Studios chef Steve Jayson three years to perfect the fictional butterbeer drink from the Harry Potter series for the theme park’s Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. To ensure that most fans … 

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Study: 8 Glasses Of Water A Day Not Necessary

July 15, 2011 10:42 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

It’s one of the most enduring bits of health advice known to man: Drink eight glasses of water every day. However, according to some researchers, that’s completely “nonsense.” A new study was published in the British Medical Journal stating that … 

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The Challenge Of Marketing Nutrition

July 13, 2011 10:15 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor It seems more and more emphasis continues to be placed on eating healthy, especially with the ongoing media coverage of the nation’s obesity problem. Government agencies and task forces have stepped up efforts to shrink Americans’ … 

California Milk Board: ‘Got PMS? Get Milk’

July 12, 2011 3:58 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The California Milk Processor Board has created a new ad campaign focusing on milk’s effects on premenstrual syndrome. The ads focus on PMS from the man’s point of view, asking, “Are you a man living with PMS?” The campaign is …

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Most Bizarre State Foods

July 11, 2011 12:50 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Ever wonder where the ice cream cone and Kool-Aid come from? This slide show from The Daily Meal will let you in on the origins of these famous foods, as well as introduce you to some of America’s most bizarre … 

Do You Want Wine With That? Fast Food Joints Sell Alcohol

July 8, 2011 1:46 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

USA Today reported that some fast food restaurants, including Sonic and Burger King, are now offering beer and wine at some of their locations. Starbucks also recently began selling alcohol at some of its Seattle cafes. While the efforts are …

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Woman Lands In Hospital After Overdosing On Energy Shots

July 7, 2011 12:39 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to MSNBC, A 22-year-old woman rushed to the emergency room after she experienced abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and a fever. When her body scan was normal, she was sent home, but returned later even sicker than before. She also …

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World’s Biggest Burger Weighs 777 Pounds

July 6, 2011 11:57 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A record-breaking, 777-pound hamburger was crafted July 2 at the Alameda County Fair. The giant of a sandwich included a 110-pound bun, buckets of ketchup and mayo, 13 pounds of lettuce, 20 pounds of onions and 12 pounds of pickles. …

Nathan’s Famous Competition: A July 4th Tradition

July 5, 2011 11:38 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

While most of us were celebrating Independence Day downing hot dogs and drinks with friends and family, competitive eater Joey Chestnut was taking hot dog consumption to a new level at this year’s Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest. Chestnut …

Forks Are The Devil! Or At Least They Used To Be

July 1, 2011 1:38 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Here’s a fun Friday fact: Forks weren’t always as ubiquitous as they are today, according to Gizmodo. In fact, in the Middle Ages, forks were seen as a sinful vanity of the devil, an unnecessary tool for bringing “God’s gift …

The 2,000-Pound Transformers Cake

June 30, 2011 11:45 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Cake master Buddy Valastro of TLC’s Cake Boss show created a 2,000-pound cake in the shape of a Transformer and a car in celebration of the latest installment of the movie series. Valastro said the cake took about four days …

Best Diet Trick: Finding A Caterpillar In Your Cake

June 28, 2011 2:01 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A woman found a not-so-welcome surprise when she unwrapped her Weight Watchers Country Cake slice: A live caterpillar dropped from the cake onto her desk. Since the cake was pre-wrapped, the woman said she had no idea how the critter … 

Americans Drink More Soft Drinks Than Water, More Beer Than Milk

June 27, 2011 3:22 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Advertising Age, Americans drink more carbonated soft drinks than any other beverage. Water comes in second, followed by beer, which beat out milk for the third spot. Subscribe To Food Manufacturing’s Free Newsletter Like Us On Facebook Follow …

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Freaky Friday

June 24, 2011 12:09 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor

Krystal Gabert, Editor On the last Friday of each month, Food Manufacturing looks back at the most surprising or unusual food-related stories of the month. Here are our top picks for June: It’s not often that a produce giant becomes …

A Taste Of The Apocalypse

June 24, 2011 12:02 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Gizmodo recently posted a taste test of Shelf Reliance’s Thrive line of freeze-dried foods designed specifically for use after an apocalyptic situation. The year’s worth of food can be purchased through Costco for $800 and includes everything from pancakes to … 

Is The Poop Burger Story A Load Of Crap?

June 23, 2011 3:00 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Salon has delved deeper into the mystery of the YouTube video featuring a Japanese scientist who allegedly created a form of meat by extracting protein from human excrement. According to the publication, the video was first released on YouTube in … 

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