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Mom Sues McDonald’s Over Happy Meals

April 20, 2011 11:30 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Reuters is reporting that  a California mother is suing McDonald’s for allegedly using its Happy Meal toys to lure children into its restaurants. She claims the fast food giant’s popular kid’s  meal violates the state’s consumer protection laws. McDonald’s wants … 

Words To Lose Your Job By

April 20, 2011 10:21 am | by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO

I’ve never been fired from a job before. I’d like to think I’ve been pretty responsible, for the most part, since I started working at age 15—the exception being the time I accidentally locked myself … 

The Princess And The Jelly Bean

April 19, 2011 12:27 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Slashfood, one lucky Brit has landed himself a mango jelly bean featuring the visage of Kate Middleton. With the royal wedding approaching quickly, the man says he hopes to sell the confection on eBay for at least 800 … 

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New Film Detects Spoiled Meat

April 18, 2011 10:58 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Fast Company, the Fraunhofer Institution in Munich has developed a film that changes color when packaged meat has gone bad. The film works by detecting the chemicals that make rotten meat smell. The research team has also developed … 

BP Documents Reveal Company Tried To Influence Oil Spill Research

April 15, 2011 10:58 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to BP’s internal documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the company made attempts to influence the independent research of scientists examining the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill that devasted the Gulf seafood industry. Photo … 

A Hot Tub Of Corn Syrup

April 14, 2011 11:18 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

That’s how much high fructose corn syrup the average human will eat in a lifetime. That’s a little over an ounce a day and about 4 gallons a year. The New York Times featured this graphic along with an article … 

The Dietary Guidelines Of 1861

April 13, 2011 10:39 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

America has changed a lot since the Civil War began in 1861, but apparently its food advice hasn’t. Food Politics discusses the dietary guidelines of 1861 and how nutritional guidance hasn’t changed much in 150 years.

High Food Prices? Blame The Bats

April 8, 2011 11:16 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Fast Company, an epidemic is wiping out U.S. bats, which are responsible for consuming large amounts of pests every day. In fact, the industrious little brown bat eats up to 1,200 insects per hour– a very large feat … 

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NYC Wants To Get In On The Happy Meal Toy Ban

April 6, 2011 10:46 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A New York City councilman has introduced legislation to ban toys from fast food meals that don’t meet certain nutrition guidelines. San Francisco enacted a similar ban last year. According to the ban’s supporters, nixing the toys will lessen the … 

Cows Genetically Modified To Produce ‘Human’ Milk

April 4, 2011 10:47 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to The Telegraph, scientists have successfully genetically engineered 300 cows to produce humanlike breast milk. Human genes were introduced into the cows in an attempt to make their milk more nutritious. The researchers are hoping the altered milk will … 

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Food Fight: BPA– Use It Or Lose It?

April 1, 2011 10:15 am | by LindDr. John Rost, Chairman, North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. (NAMPA)

Controversy has heated up in recent years over the safety of Bisphenol A (BPA), a common additive used in the plastic lining found inside most food cans …

Freaky Friday: March’s Weirdest Food News

April 1, 2011 10:08 am | by Krystal Gabert, Associate Editor

On the last Friday of each month (or, in this case, a week late), Food Manufacturing looks back at the most surprising or unusual food-related stories of the month. Here are our top picks for March: A … 

Is Chicken Feed Causing Cancer?

March 31, 2011 11:12 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Author and journalist David Kirby wrote a piece for The Huffington Post discussing the possibility that arsenic in chicken feed may be causing “cancer clusters,” or areas of the country that have significantly more instances of cancer than the rest …

’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. 

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 … 

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