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Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

Ameri-cone Dream Tour

March 20, 2013 9:00 am | Videos

Ben & Jerry's rewarded ice cream fans — or, rather, critics — with a very special Wonka-like factory tour. The ice cream giant invited dissatisfied customers to take a tour of its processing facility in Waterbury, Va., to see for themselves how the company makes its magic.

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The Story of an Egg

March 19, 2013 9:00 am | by PBS | Videos

The PBS Online Film Festival, which closes this Friday, March 22, features "The Story of an Egg," a short film that aims to shed light on the real story behind food industry terms like "cage free," "free range," and "pasture raised." 

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Makin' a Bacon Bowl

March 18, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Insider | Videos

In honor of a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine in which researchers found a link between elevated consumption of bacon and sausage an premature death, Business Insider has created this instructional video about how to make a Bacon Bowl.

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Barcodes: Preventing Future Mislabeling Scandals

March 15, 2013 10:30 am | Videos

GS1 is a company that creates standardized barcodes for use across various food industry sectors. Euronews spoke with the company's CEO who touts the benefits — for consumers as well as industry — of using barcodes to track ingredients. By using this kind of technology, the food industry could avoid future mislabeling mishaps like the horsemeat scandal in Europe.

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Moms vs. Kraft

March 14, 2013 10:30 am | by ABC News | Videos

A group of mommy bloggers have banded together to petition food giant Kraft to change the recipe of one of its most iconic brands. The moms, led by the proprietors of 100daysofrealfood.com and foodbabe.com, are asking the food giant to remove Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 food dyes from its products, including its famous macaroni and cheese.

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Horsemeat & Food Safety

March 13, 2013 10:30 am | Videos

Richard Seeber, the European People's Party Spokesperson on Food and Security, and Tonio Borg, the Eurpoean Commissioner for Health, respond to the recent horsemeat contamination scandal in Europe, with Borg saying that the scandal "is not a food safety issue."

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Coke Looks to Take a Big Gulp of Profit

March 12, 2013 10:11 am | Videos

Coca-Cola's Chairman and CEO, Muhtar Kent, spoke with CNN Money about the strength and future direction of the company. The CEO says he's excited about global economic progress and believes the soda giant can sell even more product based on growing market share and changing consumer tastes.

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The Nutty Professor

March 11, 2013 10:28 am | by ABC News | Videos

A new study conducted by Spanish researchers and published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine examines the role of a plant-based Mediterranean diet in cardiovascular health. The study finds a link between heart health and the consumption of nuts and olive oil.

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BPA Back in the News

March 7, 2013 2:43 pm | by CBS News | Videos

It's the story that just won't quit. After the packaging and chemical industries have spent years beating back rumors of alleged health risks associated with bisphenol A, a chemical found in most common plastics, a new study purports to have found a link between the chemical and asthma.

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King of the Beer Market Faces Legal Challenge

March 7, 2013 9:28 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CNN Money tackles the case ot the watery beer, delving into a recent lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev. The lawsuit claims that the King of Beer is watering down its product in order to fortify its own profits. A-B InBev denies the claims.

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Lubricate Equipment and Prevent Recalls

March 6, 2013 4:42 pm | by LPS Laboratories | Videos

LPS manufactures a complete line of high-quality food safe lubricants and cleaners specially packaged with metal detectable plastic components to prevent foreign object contamination.

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Your Seafood Has a Story

March 6, 2013 9:37 am | Videos

Gulf Seafood Trace aims to connect consumers with the U.S. Gulf seafood products they eat. The program relies on data housed within the Electronic Traceability Platform to tell seafood's unique story from Gulf to ship to processor to plate.

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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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