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Oreo Goes For A Triple Play

August 19, 2011 12:00 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Oreo just unveiled its new Triple Double Oreo, a sugar-laden treat with three chocolate wafers layers of vanilla cream chocolate cream sandwiched between. What do you think of the new cookie? Is it enticing or a little too much?

Sugar Shock: The World’s Largest Box Of Doughnuts

August 17, 2011 11:36 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Voodoo Doughnut has created the world’s largest box of doughnuts, weighing in at 666 pounds–very fitting given the business name. The box contains 3,880 doughnuts contained in 380 smaller boxes stacked to form a pyramid. Voodoo co-owner Tres Shannon called … 

Preservative Could Make Fresh Food Last For Years

August 15, 2011 11:12 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Researchers say they have discovered a natural preservative that can destroy a variety of bacteria, including E. coli, salmonella and listeria. Applying the preservative to freshly made food could allow products to last for years rather than days. Product treated … 

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Olive Garden Scare: Hundreds May Have Been Exposed To Hep A

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

An employee at a Fayetteville, North Carolina Olive Garden tested positive for Hepatitis A, possibly contaminating hundreds of customers with the illness. The Fayetteville Observer reported that hundreds of customers descended on the local health care clinic to receive a … 

State Fair Season: Fried Butter On A Stick

August 10, 2011 11:52 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

It’s state fair season, and with that come all varieties of crazy fried foods, from deep fried Oreos to fried Twinkies. This year at the Iowa State Fair, one vendor is offering fried butter on a stick, complete with a … 

Huffington’s ‘Mealbreakers’

August 9, 2011 11:12 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

You know all those disgusting stories where diners discover gross foreign objects in their prepared foods? Huffington Post has a list of some of its most disturbing “mealbreakers.” Some of the most outlandish include a razor blade in Wal-Mart ice … 

Hershey’s Website Hacked

August 4, 2011 11:22 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Hacking websites seems to be the popular thing to do lately, and the latest hacking incident involves Hershey’s site. However, whoever hacked into the chocolate giant’s website didn’t steal any passwords or personal information; they just changed a recipe. Hershey … 

Wine Could Help Prevent Sunburn

August 3, 2011 11:50 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

If you’re looking for another excuse to justify that glass of wine, here you go: Spanish scientists have discovered that some substances in wine help protect cells from sun damage. Flavanoids in the grapes can stop the chemical reaction in … 

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Man Bites Into Bloody Bandage On Pizza

August 1, 2011 11:04 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A New York man found an unexpected topping on his Pizza Hut pizza when he bit into a blue bandage with dried blood on it. The bloody bandage was allegedly baked into the crust. The man and his wife reportedly … 

Fast Food Wars: Opening A Restaurant A Day

July 29, 2011 11:24 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

McDonald’s is currently opening a new restaurant every other day in China as it competes with fellow fast food giant Yum! Brands for dominance in Asia. McDonald’s company president for Asia says the restaurant should be opening a new franchise … 

200-Year-Old Wine Sets Guinness World Record

July 27, 2011 1:03 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A 200-year-old Bordeaux set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of white wine when it was sold for $117,000. The wine was an 1811 bottle of Chateau d’Yquem, which is the “world’s greatest white wine,” according to … 

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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 … 

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