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ConAgra CEO Says Cost-Cutting Likely to Include Layoffs

September 25, 2015 1:55 pm | by Associated Press

ConAgra Foods' chief executive says employees will learn this week about upcoming changes, including likely jobs cuts and a shuffling of operations that could boost the company's presence in Chicago and lower it in Omaha.


Food Manufacturing's Week in Review

September 25, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-popular stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.


New Study Shows Replacing Salt with Spices and Herbs Can Cut Sodium Intake by Nearly 1,000 mg a Day

September 25, 2015 1:35 pm | by McCormick & Company, Inc.

Recent research from the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University suggests cooking with spices and herbs could close the 1,000 mg gap between the amount of sodium Americans consume on a daily basis, and the amount recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Coke To Implement New Distribution System, Sell Nine Plants

September 25, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Coca-Cola Company recently announced an overhaul of its bottling operations covering nearly all of its U.S. production.


Seminary Puts Pope-Inspired Beer On Tap For Francis' Stay

September 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by Associated Press

A beer inspired by Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this weekend is now on tap at the seminary where he's staying. Philadelphia Brewing Company says it's delivered a half-keg of its playfully named Holy Wooder to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.


Residents Voice Concerns Over Iowa Soybean Processing Plant Expansion

September 25, 2015 1:05 pm | by Associated Press

Neighbors of a soybean processing plant in Des Moines are expressing their concerns over plans to expand the facility.


FPEC Announces First National Certification Program for Service Technicians

September 25, 2015 9:15 am | by Food Processing Education Consortium

At PROCESS EXPO 2015, the Food Processing Education Consortium announced the creation of the Food Industry Technicians Development Program, the first national certification program for service technicians in all segments of the packaging, processing, and food and beverage manufacturing industry.

Cargill will Convert Nebraska Beef Plant to Make Cooked Meat

September 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Cargill plans to convert a beef processing plant in Columbus, Nebraska to make cooked meat, and two other beef plants in Wisconsin and Texas will be expanded to handle the work currently done there.


Report: Farmers Forced to Adjust as Weeds Acclimate to Roundup

September 25, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Roundup originally allowed farmers to cheaply and easily obliterate weeds in their fields while Monsanto crops — engineered to resist the chemical — grew unimpeded.


Tastee Apple, Inc., Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Plain Caramel Apples

September 25, 2015 7:45 am | by FDA

Tastee Apple, Inc., had issued and allergy alert on undeclared peanuts in 3-ounce packages of Tastee Apples Plain Caramel Apples because they may contain undeclared peanuts.


Bulk Bag Discharger

September 25, 2015 7:15 am | by Food Manufacturing

Patented system designed for discharging product into customer’s existing process.

Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagging Machine

September 25, 2015 7:00 am | by Food Manufacturing

Company has introduced a bagger geared to the needs of the snack food sector.

Third Person Dies From Salmonella Linked To Cucumbers

September 24, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal officials this week reported that a third person has died from salmonella traced to cucumbers grown in Mexico.  


Research: Nearly Half of US Seafood Supply Is Wasted

September 24, 2015 1:15 pm | by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

As much as 47 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future suggests.


U.S. Dairy Industry Plays a Leading Role to Build a More Resilient, Sustainable Food System

September 24, 2015 1:00 pm | by Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

2014 Sustainability Report shares the dairy community's progress toward sustainability commitment and goals.


Fast-Casual Restaurants Seek a Slice of $41 Billion Foodservice Pizza Market, Report Says

September 24, 2015 12:45 pm | by Packaged Facts

Americans love pizza as evidenced by its position as the second most popular cuisine at quick-service restaurants — regardless of whether the location is simply a mainstream chain or one that specializes in pizza — and and its top position at full-service pizza restaurants, according to a report by market research publisher Packaged Facts.


Rhode Island Company Recalling Yogurt Due to Potential for Undeclared Allergens

September 24, 2015 12:35 pm | by FDA

Greencore, USA Inc. North Kingston, Rhode Island, is voluntarily recalling approximately 379 pounds (997 individual parfaits) of Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Strawberry and Granola parfaits because the product may contain undeclared almonds.


Anheuser-Busch Adds Los Angeles Craft Brewer

September 24, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Anheuser-Busch on Wednesday bolstered its craft beer holdings with the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing.


Fruit Fly Triggers Florida Farm Quarantine

September 24, 2015 8:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

One of the nation's most productive agricultural regions has been effectively shut down after authorities detected a particularly harmful species of fruit fly.


Man Sentenced in $7 Million Sports Drink Fraud Case

September 24, 2015 7:55 am | by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

A California man who pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud in connection with accusations that he bilked investors out of millions in his sports drink company has been sentenced to federal prison.



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