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Beverage Group Sues City Over Soda Warnings, Advertising Ban

July 27, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

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Equipment Boosts Arkansas Brewery's Production

July 27, 2015 9:10 am | by JOHN MAGSAM, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Ozark Beer Co. is expanding, adding new equipment that will allow it to brew 50 percent more beer. But Ozark Beer isn't alone; Several breweries in northwest Arkansas are making various moves to meet what they say is steadily growing demand.

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Dr. Pepper Quarterly Numbers Beat Forecasts

July 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

Beverage giant Dr Pepper Snapple Group this week reported second-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts' expectations.

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US Virgin Islands to File Violations Against Rum Operations

July 27, 2015 8:20 am | by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

The U.S. Virgin Islands' environmental agency plans to file a violation order against two rum producers on St. Croix as residents of several communities complain of a black mold persistently staining their properties, cars and boats.

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Burger King's Sales Get Another Boost From Chicken Fries

July 27, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press

After taking Chicken Fries off the menu in 2012, Burger King had said last year it was bringing back the long, deep-fried piece of chicken as a limited-time offer in response to customer demands.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

July 24, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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

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Proposed Label Would Give Context to Sugar in Foods

July 24, 2015 1:45 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out.

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Fat Sense: Scientists Show We Have a Distinct Taste for Fat

July 24, 2015 1:00 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

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Coke Partners With Startup to Develop Bioplastic Material

July 24, 2015 12:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A newly announced partnership between Coca-Cola and a New Jersey startup aims to develop soda bottles partly from carbon dioxide.

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Life Sentence Urged in Peanut Salmonella Case

July 24, 2015 11:00 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.

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Starbucks Profit Jumps as Customer Visits, Spending Increase

July 24, 2015 10:33 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The Seattle-based coffee chain said sales rose 8 percent in its flagship Americas unit. In the U.S., which makes up the majority of the unit, the company has been pushing up sales with price hikes and offerings like S'more Frappuccinos and Flat White espresso drinks that cost a little more.

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Culinary Tourists Driving Growth in US Tourism

July 24, 2015 9:00 am | by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes.

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Report: Packaged Food Market to Exceed $3 Trillion by 2020

July 24, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Growing demand from emerging economies is expected to increase the global market for packaged foods to $3.03 trillion by 2020.

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As Sales Fall in US, McDonald's Eyes Variety of Changes

July 24, 2015 8:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

McDonald's is looking at a variety of changes to win back customers in the U.S.: A new value message to replace the Dollar Menu, breakfast all day, and nips and tucks to improve the taste of its burgers.

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Rutgers University Food Science to Make PROCESS EXPO Debut

July 24, 2015 7:55 am | by FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association this week announced the details of two educational sessions scheduled to make their debut at PROCESS EXPO 2015.

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Applauds U.S. House Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

July 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association

“(Thursday's) bipartisan passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR 1599) clearly demonstrates the growing support for this critically important legislation,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. 

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Report: Ice Cream Graduates to Snack Status

July 23, 2015 4:02 pm | by Packaged Facts

Packaged Facts survey data reveals that frozen dessert consumption is so common that about 86% of the population reports eating ice cream all year round. 

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House Passes Bill to Prevent Mandatory GMO Labeling

July 23, 2015 4:00 pm | by Associated Press

Companies would not have to disclose whether their food products contain genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

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Ice Cream is Not Just For Dessert Anymore

July 23, 2015 2:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Ice cream! Ice cream! We all scream for ice cream! There aren't many people that don't love this delicious treat — as a new report shows that 90 percent of U.S. households purchase ice cream and other frozen dessert products.

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Rogue Minnesota DQ Makes Up Own Rules For Ice Cream Treats

July 23, 2015 1:35 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press

The recipe seems to be working for one of the few DQs in the country still operating under a 66-year-old contract that allows them to dish up throwback treats alongside the standard corporate-approved items, a combination that turns Main Avenue and 8th Street into a hopping, slightly retro summer hangout.

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