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Chipotle: Still No Pork at 40 Percent of Restaurants

July 22, 2015 8:35 am | by The Associated Press

Chipotle says it still doesn't have carnitas at about 40 percent of its more than 1,800 restaurants, following the suspension of a pork supplier earlier this year.


Food Industry Groups Call on House to Support GMO Labeling Program

July 22, 2015 8:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Hundreds of food industry groups called on lawmakers Tuesday to pass legislation that would pre-empt states’ GMO labeling requirements.


Nebraska-Lincoln Tackles Food Safety, Allergens and Extrustion Processing at PROCESS EXPO

July 22, 2015 8:05 am | by FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) on Tuesday announced the details of three sessions being presented as part of the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2015 by experts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Higher Prices Bring in More Profit For Coca-Cola

July 22, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola said its profit rose in its second quarter as it raised prices, cut costs and benefited from a gain related to its purchase of a stake in energy drink maker Monster Beverage.


MillerCoors Aims for More Consistent Marketing

July 21, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

MillerCoors' new marketing chief plans a more consistent messaging approach in an effort to simultaneously grow two of the company's flagship beers.


Poll: Manufacturers' Growth Expectations Cool in Second Quarter

July 21, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Top manufacturing executives tempered their optimism about the U.S. economy in the latest quarterly survey from PwC. Overall, 69 percent of respondents to the second quarter PwC Manufacturing Barometer were optimistic about the U.S. economy during the next 12 months.


Rocker Neil Young Offers Support to Vermont Food Label Law

July 21, 2015 12:45 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press

Young, who performed in concert Sunday at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, appeared earlier with Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and donated $100,000 to a fund devoted to defending Vermont's genetically modified organism, or GMO, labeling law from legal challenges.


EU Authorities Clear Cargill-ADM Chocolate Deal

July 21, 2015 12:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

European regulators last week approved Cargill's acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business provided Cargill sells off a German ADM chocolate plant.


California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine for Taking Water

July 21, 2015 12:35 pm | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought. It would be the first such fine against an individual or district with claims to water that are more than a century-old, known as senior water rights holders.


Packaged Facts: Pet Treat Market Grows 6%, Exceeds $5 Billion

July 21, 2015 12:30 pm | by Packaged Facts

The U.S. market for pet treats has a lot to bark about. Market research publisher Packaged Facts estimates that total U.S. retail sales of pet treats exceeded $5 billion in 2014.


Subway's Chief Marketing Officer to Leave Company

July 21, 2015 9:40 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Subway's chief marketing officer Tony Pace is leaving the company to start a marketing consultancy. The news comes nearly two weeks after the home of the chain's long-time pitchman Jared Fogle was raided by federal and state authorities.


Bass' Investment Represents Good News for Blue Bell Creameries

July 21, 2015 8:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Since announcing in April that it was recalling all of its ice cream products after some were found to be contaminated with listeria, Blue Bell Creameries has regularly found itself in the news. But the Texas company received some good news last week when was announced that Texas billionaire Sid Bass agreed to become a partner in the company.


Drought Dings Quality of Winter Wheat in Northwest

July 21, 2015 8:10 am | by ALISON NOON, Associated Press

Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service classified a large percentage of the region's winter wheat as below-average quality this month.


UC Davis Addresses Water Usage and Sustainability at PROCESS EXPO

July 21, 2015 8:05 am | by FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association recently announced the details of two important topics for the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2015.


Food Companies Team Up For S'mores Season

July 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Three rival food companies are collaborating on a social media campaign in an effort to bolster sales of their respective s'mores ingredients.


USDA Secretary Not Ready to Declare Bird Flu Outbreak Over

July 20, 2015 1:15 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over.


A&P Grocery Chain Files Bankruptcy For 2nd Time in 5 Years

July 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press

The grocery chain has faced tougher competition from companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. expanding their grocery options. 


JBT Corporation Acquires Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider

July 20, 2015 12:35 pm | by JBT Corporation

JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries, recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the shares of Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V., a leading filling and sterilization solutions provider.


Survey: Manufacturers Prioritizing Product Lifecycle Analysis

July 20, 2015 12:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Leading manufacturers are prioritizing broader examinations of their products amid rapidly shifting economic conditions, according to a new survey from IDC Manufacturing Insights.


Futurist: Food Producers Must Embrace Innovation to Succeed With Next Generation

July 20, 2015 11:50 am

The most successful food producers and manufacturers in the next decade will be the ones who harness the rapid advancements in science and technology to meet the demands of the first fully digital generation as they become adults.



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