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Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

PACK EXPO Coverage: What To Expect At PACK EXPO

October 2, 2012 9:23 am | Videos

PMMI's Marketing Manager, Christine Maple, explains the attendee highlights for 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space, featuring integrated processing-packaging solutions, breakthrough technology, on-site demonstrations and revolutionary product launches, opening new possibilities for improved safety, security, sustainability and cost savings.

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School Lunch Photos Spark Boycott

October 1, 2012 10:06 am | Videos

If a picture says a thousand words, one of them could definitely be "yuck." The students of Capac High school in Mussey, Mich., have launched a boycott after new federal guidelines meant to improve the nutritional quality of school lunches led their school to add some questionable items to its menu.

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Say 'No' To GMOs

September 28, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

Supporters of a California ballot initiative aimed at mandating the labeling of GMOs on food products has released this video, which advocates for greater food industry transparency and calls into question the safety of genetically modified foods.

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Say 'No' To No GMOs

September 27, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

No on Prop. 37, an group of food industry actors opposing a new California ballot measure aiming to require GMO labeling on food packaging, has released a series of short, sweet and to-the-point ads, like the following.    

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The Safest Stores In The U.S.

September 26, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

NBC's Dateline goes undercover for a special report the network is calling "Dateline's Supermarket Sweep." In the report, the network reveals which of the country's top 10 grocery retailers have high food safety standards and which ones just don't make the grade.

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Rat Meat Sold At Market

September 25, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

A market on Ridley Road in east London has been caught selling meat from cane rats in addition to large quantities of illegal and unsafe meat, according to BBC London. Tensions flair as BBC reporters confront shopkeepers selling illegal and possibly contaminated meat.

Study: Yogurt Lowers Blood Pressure

September 24, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

A new study shows adding more yogurt to your diet may help lower your risk of high blood pressure. Researchers report that participants who ate yogurt had 31 percent lower blood pressure than did those who did not. Doctors and nutritionists recommend adding yogurt to your diet to achieve these possible benefits.

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France Reconsiders GMOs

September 21, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

In the wake of a new study, which revealed that rats that were fed GMOs developed mammary tumors and liver problems, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is poised to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified organisms.

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Rice Contains 'Significant' Levels Of Arsenic

September 20, 2012 9:59 am | Videos

A new report by Consumer Reports reveals what scientists there call "significant" and "worrisome" levels of arsenic in various brown and white rice products. The report claims that this rice has also found its way into breakfast cereals and baby food.

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Can BPA Make You Fat?

September 19, 2012 9:59 am | Videos

Earlier this year, processors utilizing standard plastic packaging scored a win when BPA avoided a ban in the Eurpoean Union. But new research now suggests the compound, found in many polymers and plastics used in the food industry, may be linked to obesity.

Kraft Gets Booted From Dow

September 18, 2012 9:18 am | Videos

Kraft Foods is booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average — the list of 30 leading U.S. stocks — in favor of United Health. As Kraft prepares to split its business in two — forming the smaller Kraft brand for its U.S. grocery business and the much-buzzed-about Mondelez for its international snack business — it is no longer eligible to be included among the big players in the Dow.

Will Menu Board Calorie Counts Help Consumers?

September 17, 2012 9:55 am | Videos

As McDonald's and other fast food eateries get a jump on new federal menu labeling requirements by unveiling menu boards with calorie information prominently displayed, some nutritionists wonder if the boards will really help consumers make healthy choices.

NYC Consumers Angry Over Soda Ban

September 14, 2012 9:46 am | Videos

After New York City's Board of Health voted to approve Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, New Yorkers took to the streets, outraged over the city's intrusion into their right to slurp, gulp and sip to their hearts' content.

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Campbell's Soup Is HOT: Is The Economy Cooling?

September 13, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

Shares of Campbell's Soup Company are up sharply. While this is certainly good news for the company and its investors, the fact that more people are buying the company's inexpensive soups and other products — presumably in lieu of more expensive items — may signal bad news for the economy.

Food Packaging Gone Wrong

September 12, 2012 10:14 am | Videos

When food packaging fails, consumers frustrations flair. In this cheeky YouTube video, a man struggles with some common (and not-so-common) food packaging failures. From broken esay-open tabs to peel-away lids that just won't peel, these packages keep this consumer from enjoying his favorite foods.

How Animal Health Impacts Food Safety

September 11, 2012 9:48 am | Videos

The Council for Agriculture Science & Technology reports that in order to promote high productivity in animal agriculture, researchers need to examine nutrition, management systems, and animal care practices including the use of antibiotics and vaccines.

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Red Wine's Antioxidant Properties

September 10, 2012 10:09 am | Videos

Doctors report that red wine has beneficial properties for blood pressure levels and heart health. But not so fast — doctors recommend non-alcoholic red wine for patients looking to improve health, as alcohol can counteract many of red wine's benefits.

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Ben & Jerry's Sues Porn Studio

September 7, 2012 9:38 am | Videos

A porn company's new line of feature films, produced under the name Ben & Cherry's and featuring titles such as Boston Cream Thigh, features cover art that is strikingly similar to ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's logo.       

Tennis Star Takes On Sweet New Venture

September 6, 2012 12:00 am | Videos

Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis player ranked number three in the world, is getting in to the candy business. Sugarpova, her new line of premium candy will feature gummy candies in the shape of lips, bears and — of course — tennis balls.

When Size Matters

September 5, 2012 8:00 am | Videos

The Science Squad meet the researchers who are taking big steps on the nano scale, developing revolutionary new methods for the production of lighter and cheaper plastics, manipulating food structures to reduce fat content while increasing flavor and looking at how our genes have evolved in an attempt to better understand genetic diseases.

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