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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. …

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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 … 

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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 … 

The $23 Ice Cream Cone, Complete With Breast Milk

February 25, 2011 10:24 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

If you’re taste buds are looking for an ice cream flavor more exciting than vanilla, then you may want to try the latest treat from a London ice cream parlor. According to Gawker, Icecreamists is offering an all natural …

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Russians Admit Beer Is Alcohol

February 24, 2011 10:32 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Here’s a fun fact: Until recently, beer wasn’t classified as alcohol in Russia; it was designated a “foodstuff.” According to Gawker, many Russians treat beer as a soft drink, even drinking it on their way to work. The classification of … 

Alcohol In Moderation May Prevent Heart Disease

February 23, 2011 1:46 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to BBC News, moderate drinkers may experience between a 14 and 25 percent decrease in their risk for heart disease, compared with non-drinkers. However, before you decide to tip the bottle, experts say this is not a reason to …

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French Bread From A Vending Machine

February 22, 2011 2:47 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Pastry chef David Lebovitz recently discovered a vending machine in France that bakes freshly ordered bread before dispensing it. How does it taste? Lebovitz says he doesn’t “think they’re going to put any bakeries out of business soon.” Photo source: … 

Has Coca-Cola’s Recipe Been Leaked?

February 16, 2011 10:45 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

An episode of NPR’s This American Life claims it may have found the original recipe for Coca-Cola. Where has it been hiding all this time? In a 1979 newspaper, of course. 

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McDonald’s Sued Over Glass In Chicken Sandwich

February 14, 2011 10:48 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Reuters, a woman is suing McDonald’s after being injured from a large piece of glass inside her spicy McChicken. She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

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