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Is Your Favorite Seasonal Food On The Naughty List?

December 1, 2011 11:02 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Huffington Post recently released it’s ‘Naughty & Nice’ list of this year’s seasonal restaurant items, which includes everything from a gingerbread martini to red velvet hot chocolate. While some of these concoctions look rather tasty, some should go straight to …

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Giving Packaging A Clean Bill Of Health

November 30, 2011 11:32 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Health foods have become a booming business, but nutrition experts say food companies should take care, lest their products be viewed as more hype than wholesome. A recent study indicates that selling “better-for-you” foods and beverages …

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The $100,000 Haircut

November 22, 2011 12:31 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO

“Justin Bieber’s haircut cost me $100,000!” And I thought my haircuts were expensive, which is why the above headline jumped out at me from CNN.com. Much to my surprise (and despite its odd keywords), the … 

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Cheese Not So Bad For Cholesterol, After All

November 21, 2011 11:31 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

New research released by Danish scientists, and sponsored by the Danish dairy industry, has found that cheese and butter affect LDL (bad) cholesterol levels differently. The study tested 50 people over several months, with some consuming butter and others cheese. …

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Sour Candy Is Almost As Bad For Teeth As Battery Acid

November 18, 2011 12:03 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A report by Northwest Dentistry says sucking on sour candy can be nearly as bad for your teeth as consuming battery acid. Teeth start losing enamel at pH 4, and many sour candies have a pH of 3 or less. … 

The Latest Feast Trends: Piglet-Shaped Pork, Turkey-Shaped Breasts

November 17, 2011 12:14 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Consumerist recently reported about a pork roast shaped like a piglet, and it turns out the same company that produces the molded pork also makes turkey breast molded into the shape of a whole turkey. So if you’re looking … 

‘Cheese Lady’ Creates Delicious Art

November 15, 2011 11:44 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Sarah Kaufmann, also known as “the Cheese Lady,” makes her living sculpting cheese. This has been her full-time job for the last three years, and she has carved cheese creations for weddings, Super Bowl parties, corporate groups and dairy associations. … 

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Customs Officials Seize Marijuana Hidden In Watermelons

November 11, 2011 12:46 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

An Arizona ABC affiliate reported that Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana, worth about $1.5 million, hidden in a shipment of watermelons. A man attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with the shipment was referred … 

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Caffeinated Jerky: The Latest Military Technology

November 10, 2011 12:34 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Washington Post is reporting that military food scientists have developed their own version of caffeinated jerky, which contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. The technologists are also creating foods with supplements like omega … 

Study: School Soda Bans Don’t Lower Consumption

November 8, 2011 11:29 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A new study has found that banning soda in schools has little impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students consume at school. First of all, most of these bans only cover soda — not other sugary drinks …

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The Daily Show Investigates Hot Dog Safety

November 7, 2011 12:35 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Daily Show recently looked at the danger of hot dogs to public safety by interviewing National Hot Dog and Sausage Council President Janet Riley. Riley defended the safety of the hot dog against claims by a doctors’ group. “While …

Who Would You Hire?

November 2, 2011 2:10 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net Recently, I saw a burst of news on the issue of “long-term unemployment” in America. A frightening large number of people have been unable to find jobs for a year or more, which creates of … 

Tasting Tomatoes With A ‘Magnetic Tongue’

October 31, 2011 11:41 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Gizmodo reported that researchers at the University of Copenhagen have come up with a “magnetic tongue” that could be used by food processors to “taste” the flavor of tomatoes during the canning process. The scientists said they were able to …

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Freaky Friday- October 2011

October 28, 2011 2:08 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor

Krystal Gabert, Editor After a summer hiatus, Freaky Friday has returned. 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 October: …

Consumers Prefer Necco’s Artificial Ingredients

October 27, 2011 12:09 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Natural food ingredients have become increasingly popular over the years, but when Necco Wafers began using natural flavors and colors in 2009, its customers quickly complained about the new product. Customers were put off by the new colors of the …

Which Cereals Are The Worst For You?

October 26, 2011 11:45 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Daily Beast has unveiled its own list of the 20 unhealthiest cereals, according to calorie, saturated fat, carb and sugar content. While you would expect sugary kids’ cereals to make the list, there are some surprises from cereals consumers … 

Cheese Is Most Stolen Food In The World

October 24, 2011 11:51 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A report by the UK’s Center for Retail Research found that cheese is the most stolen food in the world. It turns out that about 4 percent of cheese goes missing from stores. The researchers say the cheese disappears most … 

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Can Manufacturing Go Mobile (Part II)

October 20, 2011 10:13 am | by Joel Hans, Associate Editor, IMPO

A World of Choice Mobile components for many enterprise-level software systems already exist, and the reasons for integrating mobile are many. It’s hard to list — or even approximate — the various types of mobile … 

Can Manufacturing Go Mobile?

October 19, 2011 10:37 am | by Joel Hans, Associate Editor, IMPO

One could argue that manufacturing helped spark today’s mobile world. Decades ago — long before the iPhone or Android — manufacturers needed better ways to put data in the hands of their plant floor and supply chain employees. Ironically, but … 

Waffle Taco, Anyone?

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

If you’re looking for a new product idea, College Humor has you covered with its list of “10 Foods That Should Exist.” Some highlights from the list include waffle tacos, sushi burritos and french fry bread. Subscribe To Food Manufacturing’s … 

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