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In the News: 1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Ammonia Leak at Ontario Food Company

July 7, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

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EPA Orders New Restrictions on Insecticide

July 7, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Under the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency, propoxur would be restricted in hospitals, food-handling establishments and other facilities where children may be present.

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1 Dead, 2 Taken to Hospital After Ammonia Leak at Ontario Food Company

July 7, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press

Authorities say one person has died and two others have been hospitalized after an ammonia leak at a food company in Fort Erie, Ontario.

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Starbucks: Prices for Some Drinks to Rise by 5 to 20 Cents

July 7, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press

A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. That would bring the price of a large coffee to $2.45 in most U.S. stores.

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Ingredient Company Highlights Hidden Costs of Trans Fat Ban

July 7, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A food ingredient supplier touted its range of trans fat alternatives after the federal regulators issued new restrictions last month. But a top official with Corbion said the transition could prove costly for the food industry as a whole.

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PROCESS EXPO 2015 Introduces Innovation Showcase

July 7, 2015 7:10 am | by FPSA

The Innovation Showcase is a dedicated section of the PROCESS EXPO exhibits designed to help food and beverage professionals identify the latest innovations in food and beverage processing and packaging.

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Court: Georgia Official can Set Vidalia Onion Packing Date

July 7, 2015 7:00 am | by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday in a dispute between state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Bland Farms, a major grower of the sweet onions.

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Farm Use of Drones to Take Off as Feds Loosen Restrictions

July 6, 2015 1:15 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Agricultural use of drones is about to take off after being grounded for years by the lack of federal guidelines. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved more than 50 exemptions for farm-related operations since January.

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Mondelez Spins Off Coffee Brands

July 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Snack food giant Mondelez announced plans to spin off its coffee brands, which will combine with the labels owned by D.E Master Blenders 1753 B.V. in a new joint venture.

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Oreos Get Thin, Going for 'Sophisticated' Air

July 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week

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Pet Food Maker Stella & Chewy's Recalls Some Products

July 6, 2015 12:45 pm | by Associated Press

Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs.

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Is Ice Cream More American Than (Apple) Pie?

July 6, 2015 12:35 pm | by Mars Chocolate North America

A new online survey from Mars Ice Cream, conducted on their behalf by Harris Poll in June 2015 among over 2,000 U.S. adults, reveals this holds true with two out of three (65%) Americans who say ice cream is among their favorite food to eat during the summer.

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Concerns Over US Winter Wheat may Boost Low Crop Prices

July 6, 2015 12:30 pm | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run up in recent weeks to wheat prices.

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Federal Government to Step up Bird Flu Monitoring this Fall

July 6, 2015 8:45 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

The federal government recently announced plans to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.

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Wine Ice Cream, Maple Water: 5 Foods of the Future?

July 6, 2015 8:30 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny. Those were some of the alternate-universe products at last week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find, but could signal coming trends.

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1 Death Reported from Salmonella Outbreak at NC Restaurant

July 6, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

State health officials say one person has died in connection with a salmonella outbreak at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant.

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Bourbon Boom: Kentucky Inventory Reaches 40-Year High

July 6, 2015 8:00 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

The Kentucky Distillers' Association says the state's bourbon inventory reached a 40-year high last year with nearly 5.7 million barrels aging in warehouses.

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Outraged Over Peas in Guac? Wait Until you try Brocamole!

July 6, 2015 7:45 am | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is?

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Whole Foods Apologizes for Pricing Problems

July 6, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats.

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Milk Surplus Hurting Dairy Sales

July 2, 2015 4:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Dairy prices worldwide are down nearly 40 percent as forecasters predict another year of record milk production in 2015. Farmers in the U.S., however, appear to have little incentive to cut back at the moment.

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