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Countries React to Fonterra Botulism Scare

August 6, 2013 2:58 pm | by euronews | Videos

Malaysia, China, Russian and Vietnam have yanked products produced by dairy giant Fonterra from shelves after botulism-causing bacteria were found in the company's products. The discovery is causing big concerns, especially in China, which has had its own share of milk safety concerns in recent years.

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Study Investigates Sugary Drinks & Childhood Obesity

August 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos

A new study investigates the link between childhood obesity and highly sweetened beverages like soda and juices with high levels of sugar. The study finds that children who consume as few as one sugary beverage per day see a significantly elevated risk of childhood obesity.

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FDA Seeks to Define 'Gluten-Free'

August 5, 2013 9:49 am | by CBS News | Videos

Though the label "gluten-free" can be seen on food packaging throughout grocery stores, the term currently has no agreed-upon definition. For consumers with Celiac disease, even trace amounts of gluten can present serious issues, and the sale of gluten-free products has risen nearly 800 percent since 2004.

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Inside Budweiser's Largest Brewery

July 31, 2013 2:29 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Take a peek inside Anheuser-Busch's largest brewery in St. Louis and see how Anheuser-Busch InBev brews and bottles dozens of brands. The facility has been in operation for over a century and was purchased by InBev as part of an acquisition deal inked in 2008.

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Lettuce Bots Take Field by Storm

July 30, 2013 5:11 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Taylor Farms in Salinas, Calif., has added a new worker to its lettuce harvesting operations — a robot. The lettuce-picking robot can harvest twice the lettuce in half the time, which has yielded benefits not just for the farm operators, but for the employees as well. Harvesters have seen a slight increase in pay as well as improved working conditions.

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Wash Your Hands. Wash Your Produce.

July 29, 2013 2:52 pm | by NBC News | Videos

TODAY show correspondent Nancy Snyderman is urging consumers to wash their hands and produce as a foodborne parasite spreads across the U.S. The CDC is investigating the outbreak of cyclospora, which has spread to at least nine states and has led to the hospitalization of ten people.

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FDA's New Import Rules

July 29, 2013 9:17 am | by CBS News | Videos

Last week the FDA announced it would be taking further action to protect the food supply by imposing stricter regulations on imported food. Currently, though over 150 countries import food into the U.S., only 2 percent of the imported food is inspected upon entry into the country.

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Wendy's CEO Talks New Products

July 26, 2013 9:31 am | by CNBC | Videos

Emil Brolick, the CEO of fast food burger chain Wendy's, says the company plans to sell over 400 corporate store locations to private franchisees as the company invests in new product development, bringing "product innovation" to the fast food market.

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Cyclospora Outbreak Hits 9 States

July 25, 2013 9:45 am | by ABC News | Videos

The CDC continues to investigate the source of a stomach bug outbreak that has spread across eight states and sickened hundreds of people. The Cyclospora outbreak could stem from contaminated food and is rare in North America, typically found in the tropics.

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Hershey Cornering Chinese Candy Market

July 24, 2013 9:15 am | by CBS News | Videos

Despite its storied history here in the United States and around the world, chocolate giant Hershey's is just beginning to tap into the Chinese candy market. CBS's Seth Doane reports on how the brand is positioning itself in this growing market.

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Something to Chew On: Wrigley's & RFID

July 17, 2013 4:17 pm | by Cisco | Videos

Peter Granger, Senior Industry Solutions Manager for Cisco, presents the success achieved by Wrigley's — the largest producer of chewing gum in the world — as the company uses RFID with their Cisco wireless network to improve visibility to the plant floor, reduce losses and save time.

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Tasting the New Twinkies

July 17, 2013 12:59 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman taste tests the newly re-released Twinkie — back from hiatus after the bankruptcy and liquidation of the company that produced the spongy cakes — for CNN Money to find out how it compares to the the Twinkies we all grew up eating. Kinsman finds some unexpected changes.

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Robots May Soon Replace Farmers

July 16, 2013 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | Videos

Engineers are now developing intelligent machines to do farm work and help ease a worsening labor shortage on American farms. See the engineers test the Lettuce Bot, a machine that can "thin" a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the job by hand.

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Even Starbucks CEO Can't Believe You Spend $7 on a Cup of Coffee

July 15, 2013 2:58 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz tells CNN's Poppy Harlow he's "stunned" by the number of Starbucks customers who buy the company's "premium drinks," but he also points out that the company has divesified its product offerings to include lower-cost beverages for budget-conscious consumers.

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FDA's New Apple Juice Rules

July 15, 2013 9:35 am | by ABC News | Videos

ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser discusses new regulations lowering acceptable limits of arsenic in apple juice. The FDA announced the new regulations last week following last year's scrutiny of the beverage, popular with children.

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Taking Food Safety to the Next Level

July 11, 2013 2:32 pm | by NBC News | Videos

In the wake of several high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a plan to heighten food safety standards and implement a food-tracking system in order to better secure the U.S. food supply.

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Smithfood: Food Safety Threat?

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Concerns deepen over a recent deal by which Chinese meat processor Smithfield Foods would buy American meat giant Smithfield Foods. Critics of the deal are now saying that increasing U.S. exports to China could have a serious and negative impact on U.S. food safety.

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Taking a Bite out of the Fancy Food Show

July 9, 2013 3:49 pm | by FOX News | Videos

Fox & Friends stopped by this summer's Fancy Food Show in New York City last week to get a taste of some of the summer's hottest food trends. The 59th Annual Fancy Food Show featured over 180,000 products in the specialty food and beverage category.

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China Tries to Ease Food Safety Fears

July 9, 2013 10:18 am | by AlJazeera | Videos

Amid ongoing food safety scandals in China, nations that import the country's products are growing uneasy. The U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee has heard testimony that China's poor human rights record contributes significantly to the low quality of goods produced there. In an attempt to ease concerns, China has introduced new food safety controls.

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Deadly Listeria Outbreak Moves Through Midwest

July 8, 2013 9:47 am | by ABC News | Videos

A deadly Listeria outbreak linked to cheese manufactured by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese and sold in Whole Foods stores has swept through Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. At least one person has died as a result of the outbreak, and five reportedly have been sickened.

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