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Oregon Seafoods Touts Sea Fare Pacific

March 4, 2013 12:34 pm | Videos

Mike Babcock of Oregon Seafoods discusses the company's line of Sea Fare Pacific Albacore Tuna. The company's tuna is pouched and cooked in a retort machine for a high quality, healthy seafood product. Be on the lookout for Food Manufacturing's March issue for more on Oregon Seafoods.

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2012's Recalls: A Sign of Things to Come

March 1, 2013 11:52 am | Videos

ExpertRECALL’s Vice President of Recalls, Mike Rozembajgier, shares insights on recalls in the last quarter of 2012 and what the changing regulatory landscape means to the food industry in 2013 under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Food Safety Expert Discusses FSMA

February 28, 2013 1:36 pm | Videos

Joe Levitt, a partner at Hogan Lovells and the former Director for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, discusses what food companies need to know about the Food Safety Modernization Act and how best to comply with new regulations.

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Scandals & Missteps: What's Up with the Food Industry?

February 28, 2013 9:39 am | Videos

HuffPost Live covers some of the food industry's more recent scandals, headaches and boondoggles, including Monsanto's fight against an Indiana farmer, the ongoing horsemeat saga and the questionable state of seafood labeling in the U.S.

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SLIDESHOW: Gulf Seafood Processors Ride Out Stormy Seas

February 28, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Videos

Gulf coast seafood processors have faced many challenges, including the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig and, more recently, the devastation of Hurricane Isaac. The industry is slowly getting back on its feet in the wake of these setbacks.

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McIlhenny Keeps Things Hot

February 27, 2013 9:59 am | Videos

Paul McIlhenny, CEO of McIlhenny Co., which makes Tabasco hot pepper sauces, died over the weekend. In this video from earlier this year, McIlhenny takes CBS on a tour of the facility in south Louisiana that makes the world-famous Tabasco sauces.

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USDA Concerned About Sequester Cuts

February 26, 2013 9:32 am | Videos

Top officials at the USDA are concerned about the possible impact of automatic budget cuts that would result from sequestration and would slash $2 billion from the agency's budget. These officials say the cuts would result in a one-third reduction in staff, including food inspectors.

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SLIDESHOW: A Better Kind of Tunafish

February 26, 2013 9:00 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Videos

Oregon Seafoods operates out of a small manufacturing space in Coos Bay, Ore. The facility turns locally caught albacore tuna into packaged products for grocery and foodservice customers. Be on the lookout for Food Manufacturing's March 2013 issue, in which we profile this growing business.

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Digesting Kraft's 72 Percent Decline in Profit

February 25, 2013 9:38 am | Videos

Kraft's CEO put a positive spin on the company's 72 percent dip in profit. Stock prices are up this year overall, indicating investors don't seem too concerned about the nosedive, which is believed to be related to the company's spinoff of its snack business last year.

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Horsemeat Unlikely to Make It to U.S. Supply

February 22, 2013 8:42 am | Videos

The U.S. meat supply is likely safe from the horsemeat contamination sweeping across Europe. Due to import restrictions imposed by the U.S. government, the horsemeat supply is unlikely to have crossed the ocean for inclusion in U.S. food products.

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Study: Antioxidants Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be

February 21, 2013 9:39 am | Videos

Antioxidants have long been believed to prevent a host of illnesses including cancer and heart disease. A new study from Harvard that followed over 5,000 people for 14 years found that antioxidants had little to no impact on dementia, Alzheimer's disease and stroke.

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The Debate Over Sugar Toxicity

February 20, 2013 9:52 am | Videos

Dr. Robert Lustig, a University of California San Francisco professor, obesity expert and author of "Fat Chance," talks to CBS's Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about the health dangers of sugar and processed foods, adding another voice to the growing chorus of health experts espousing the dangers of sugar.

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Horsemeat Scandal: How Consumers React

February 19, 2013 9:50 am | Videos

Kat Kinsman of CNN Eatocracy discusses the impact of Europe's horsemeat scandal and how the revelation of mislabeled food could continue to impact consumer confidence and buying decisions. Kinsman also describes some of the potential public health threats this mislabeled meat could pose.

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Death by Soda?

February 14, 2013 4:31 pm | Videos

A coroner in New Zealand has named excessive consumption of Coca-Cola as a "substantial factor" contributing to the heart attack that killed 31-year-old Natasha Harris. The country's food and beverage industry association says it will not consider placing warning labels on soda containers.

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The Battle Against Regulation

February 14, 2013 4:11 pm | Videos

The U.S. food industry is fighting against food regulations that could make junk food harder to access and impose stricter standards on food advertising. The food and beverage industry's combined lobbying efforts make the industry one of the nation's largest political campaign donors.

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Obama Talks Food Safety

February 14, 2013 9:51 am | Videos

President Barack Obama details the mission of FDA, USDA and the Department of Agriculture. The president describes his administrations plan and vision for the role of government in ensuring the availability of safe food to all Americans.

From Field to Little Red Box

February 13, 2013 9:54 am | Videos

Sun-Maid are the industry's most recognizable raisin brand. See how they make their way from field to box in this video showcasing the company's processing and high-speed packaging plant. Over 100,000,000 tons of raisins are processes and packed at the facility each year.

World-Class Brewery Fears Fracking Will Ruin Product

February 12, 2013 9:36 am | Videos

In Cooperstown, NY, the CEO of Brewery Ommegang is proud of what his company brews, and he notes a great deal of the company's success is made possible by good quality water. As fracking in the region continues, he fears the process may harm his most valuable ingredient.

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Punishment in Horsemeat Scandal Expected

February 11, 2013 9:41 am | Videos

A scandal that began when burgers sold in UK grocery stores were found to contain horsemeat quickly spread across Europe — along with the discovery of horsemeat contamination — eroding consumer confidence across the continent. The UK and France are now promising sanctions for the parties found to be responsible.

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Dr. Oz Finds "Toxic" Chemicals in Food Products (Part IV)

February 8, 2013 9:30 am | Videos

In part four of this four-part series, television's Dr. Oz sounds the alarm on what he calls "the dangerous chemicals you don't know you're eating." The TV doc talks with his guests about "hidden health threats" and "toxic chemicals" in well-known food and beverage brands.

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