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Alabama Chicken Producer Slammed With Labor Violations

October 30, 2014 | by OSHA | Comments

OSHA issued 11 citations to the poultry processing plant, including nine serious, one repeat and one other-than serious violation. The investigation was initiated after the agency received a complaint from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Proposed penalties total $102,600.

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Changing Tastes: Kellogg's Cereal Sales Fall Again

October 30, 2014 11:06 am | by Associated Press

The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, is contending with growing competition in the breakfast category, with people turning to alternatives such as Greek yogurt or breakfast sandwiches from fast-food chains.         

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Simple Paper Keeps Produce Fresh Up to 2-4 Times Longer

October 30, 2014 10:55 am | by The Lempert Report

Fenugreen, a simple piece of paper infused with a mixture of organic spices and botanicals that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and extend the life of quickly perishable produce, is featured in the week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series.

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Organizations Team Up to Provide Effective Recall Management Course

October 30, 2014 10:39 am | by Inmar

Inmar announced that its product recall management experts will team up with GS1 US and the Grocery Manufacturers Association to facilitate “Efficient and Effective Product Recall Management,” a course for manufacturers and their retail trading partners.

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10 Food Trends Worth Watching

October 30, 2014 10:15 am | by Innova Market Insights

The Top 10 Trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its ongoing analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.         

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Dutch Company Announces New Food Packaging Plant in Georgia

October 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Associated Press

A Netherlands-based company has announced plans to build a new plant in Augusta. Royal DSM plans to build a new polymer plant with focus on making materials that are used in food packaging. The facility is expected to be complete by mid-2016. 

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Nearly One-Third of US Shrimp May be Mislabeled, Study Says

October 30, 2014 9:28 am | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press

Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico. The group found about 30 percent of 143 shrimp products bought from 111 vendors were not what the label said.

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Infographic: How Talk Can Drive Unnecessary Controversy, Ingredient Avoidance

October 29, 2014 1:42 pm | by George Mason University

A recent study evaluated consumer media coverage that included the release of scientific research on food ingredients, specifically high fructose corn syrup, and how that perpetuates consumer ingredient avoidance.          

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Is Ebola Affecting Cocoa Production? Experts Say 'No'

October 29, 2014 1:23 pm | by Food Nutrition & Science

West Africa is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans with an estimated 73 percent of the world's beans coming from the area, according to the International Cocoa Association. To date, the disease has not affected cocoa production.   

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Penn. to Host Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to the US

October 29, 2014 12:24 pm | by Manufacturers Resource Center

The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announced that they will be hosting Mr. Harry Moser, Founder of the National Reshoring Initiative, on November 5th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Hanover Office Plaza. All Pennsylvania manufacturers are invited to attend at no cost, but registration is required.

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Minnesota Pushes For Affordable, Healthy Food Through Charter

October 29, 2014 12:09 pm | by Minnesota Food Charter

The Food Charter is a roadmap designed to guide policymakers and community leaders in providing all Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe and healthy food regardless of where they live — access that has the potential to improve the state's economy.

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FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Updates to Redbook

October 29, 2014 10:27 am | by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold an open meeting on December 9, 2014 to receive input from the public on updating the Guidance for Industry “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” also known as the “Redbook.”

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Economy 101: 5 Things to know About US Growth

October 29, 2014 10:04 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Is the U.S. economy accelerating — finally? If it is, which sorts of Americans stand to benefit most? And why is it doing better than other major economies? Such are the questions surrounding a report coming Thursday on economic expansion in the July-September quarter. 

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Bar Sues Florida For Restricting Beer Sales

October 29, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press

A Florida craft beer bar is suing the state over its ban on half-gallon, refillable beer jugs known as growlers. The bar, Crafted Keg, said the state law is hurting its beer sales and called the ban illogical.           

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Hershey's 3rd-Quarter Results Mixed

October 29, 2014 9:37 am | by Associated Press

Hershey's third-quarter net income fell 4 percent as costs rose. The chocolate bar and candy maker's adjusted profit missed analysts' expectations, while revenue met Wall Street's view.                

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US Dairy Industry Calls For Replacement of Japan's Import System

October 29, 2014 9:23 am | by International Dairy Foods Association

Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation is the state-trading enterprise that administers the country's manufacturing milk quotas and imports of dairy products under tariff rate quotas. IDFA believes that ALIC operates in a trade-distorting and inconsistent manner.

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Belgian Food Trucks Ride the Insect Trend

October 29, 2014 9:08 am | by VIRGINIA MAYO, Associated Press

Belgium takes its food seriously — and adventurously — so when the American-style food trucks rolled in, there was little doubt the result would be a bit different. The "crickets on a stick" are a best seller with Belgian foodies.     

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Nigeria Sues Coca-Cola For Half-Filled Cans

October 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

Nigeria filed a suit Monday against Coca-Cola for allegedly refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council over two half-empty cans of evaporating Sprite.                    

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Top 10 Food Trends That Will Flavor the Foodscape in 2015

October 28, 2014 2:45 pm | by Sterling-Rice Group (SRG)

Next year, consumers' food preferences will be driven by a continued interest in global cuisines, balanced nutrition, community connections, and a desire for adventurous eating experiences. Cannabis cuisine is just one of the culinary trends expected to expand.

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Not a 'Cronut': Dunkin' Plans 'Croissant Donut'

October 28, 2014 2:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

John Costello, Dunkin's president of global marketing and innovation, said that bakers around the country have been mixing doughnuts and croissants for at least 20 years. He said Dunkin' is constantly tracking consumer and bakery trends and has been looking at pastry "combinations" for several years now.

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Restaurant Industry Calls For Transparency in Canadian Chicken Prices

October 28, 2014 12:45 pm | by Restaurants Canada

Canada's restaurant industry purchases approximately $2.2 billion a year in Canadian chicken.  It is a popular menu item at many of our members' restaurants, and Restaurants Canada has long said it would like to be a full partner in promoting the growth and further development of the chicken industry.

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