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Health Groups Laud Trans Fat Ban as Potential Litigation Looms

June 17, 2015 11:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's long-expected move to ban trans fat drew raves from public health groups and litigation concerns from some representing the food industry.

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Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chickens in US

June 17, 2015 9:10 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.

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Starbucks Closing La Boulange Shops by September's End

June 17, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press

The company said there has been strong growth in food sales since the $100 million acquisition three years ago, but that running the 23 La Boulange restaurants, which are mostly found in San Francisco, is no longer sustainable.

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Police Investigate Foster Farms After Undercover Video Found

June 17, 2015 8:20 am | by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.

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Coke Acquires Stake in Monster Beverage Corp.

June 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Coca-Cola Company last week officially acquired a minority stake in energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp.

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What is Trans Fat? A Look at the Different Kinds of Fat

June 16, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press

The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats.

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Infographic: How Sustainable Water Use Can Boost Food Security Worldwide

June 16, 2015 2:30 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists

Amid growing public awareness that water is not an unlimited resource, scientists and policy makers alike are working to reduce the water footprint of food production and ensure a safe ocean habitat for future supplies of fish and seafood.

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Is Snacking Contagious?

June 16, 2015 2:25 pm | by Sullivan Higdon & Sink

Snacking is fundamentally changing the way consumers eat food in America, with 81 percent of consumers saying they snack at least once a day. New research details Americans' continued obsession with snacking and outlines five distinct snacker consumer segments.

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Food Trucks Are on the Rise, But Many Have Never Eaten at One

June 16, 2015 12:45 pm | by Saint Leo University Polling Institute

Despite food trucks' popularity and a projected market share jump to 3 or 4 percent in the next five years, a recent survey indicated that nearly half of respondents both nationally and statewide have never purchased food from such trucks.

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In the News: FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

June 16, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out everything you need to know by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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Photos: One of the Last Remaining Old-Fashioned Soda Fountains

June 16, 2015 10:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

With a history that dates back to 1860, the Wilton Candy Kitchen in Wilton, Iowa quickly gained reputation as one of the last remaining old-fashioned soda fountains in operation today.

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FDA Tells Food Industry to Phase out Artificial Trans Fats

June 16, 2015 9:35 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely.

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After Lead Scare, Nestlé India to Destroy $50M of Noodles

June 16, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press

Nestle India said it will destroy instant noodles worth 3.2 billion rupees ($50 million) following a sales ban imposed by Indian food safety authorities for unsafe levels of lead.

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Kashi Agrees to Pay $4M Settlement Over All-Natural Label

June 16, 2015 8:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Kellogg Co. could pay nearly $4 million to settle a Florida class-action lawsuit over "all-natural" claims on products under its Kashi brand.

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Bird Flu Likely Spread on Equipment, Workers, Rodents, Wind

June 16, 2015 8:10 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

The bird flu that's devastated some Midwestern farms likely spread by several means — on machinery and workers, by rodents and possibly even on the wind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a new report released Monday.

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Legislation Would Curb Beer, Wine Taxes

June 16, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Under the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, the current $7 per barrel excise tax would be cut to $3.50 per barrel for the first 60,000 barrels produced by domestic breweries with an annual output of less than 2 million barrels.

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Barley Research Key to Long-Lasting 'Super' Pita

June 15, 2015 2:15 pm | by Univ. of Adelaide

Researchers in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine have been investigating different varieties of barley to find ones that have higher levels of Vitamin E and other antioxidants at harvest and after storage.

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CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell ice cream as the Texas-based company identified the source of the contamination at its Oklahoma plant.

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In the News: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out the latest on this story by browsing a compilation of media coverage.

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North Dakota's State-Owned Flour Mill Plans Expansion

June 15, 2015 11:45 am | by The Associated Press

North Dakota's state-owned flour mill in Grand Forks is undergoing a $4.4 million expansion that will include nine new bulk storage bins.

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