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Teamsters Warn of Antitrust Obstacles to Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 29, 2014 8:45 am | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters warned industry analysts and investors about possible antitrust obstacles connected to the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods. The merger is currently under antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Infographic: The Value of Traceability

August 29, 2014 8:20 am | by Brady Corporation

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.                                                             

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Vermont Bistro Scolded For Removing its Bacon Sign

August 29, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

Sneakers Bistro and Cafe in Winooski, Vermont removed its bacon advertisement and was called insensitive to vegans and Muslims for doing so. Comments were posted in an online forum by "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household."    

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Consumer Trends: What Would Entice Americans to Try New Foods?

August 28, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mintel Group

What truly drives consumers to choose healthy items over the potentially more enticing, yet unhealthy options? New research finds that more often than not, diners eat with their eyes, not their stomachs.            

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Researchers Discover Why Listeria Bacterium is So Hard to Fight

August 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by Nucleic Acids Research

The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes. Now, research from the University of Southern Denmark uncovers exactly how cunning Listeria is and why it is so hard to fight. The discovery can help develop more efficient ways to combat the bacteria. 

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Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 12:45 pm | by WASH

The lawsuit, filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner."               

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Godiva Takes Chocolate Lovers Around the World in 6 Bites

August 28, 2014 12:30 pm | by GODIVA Chocolatier

GODIVA Chocolatier launched its new Chef Inspirations- Flavors of the World limited edition collection. The chocolates incorporate surprising flavor profiles to allow fans to travel the world in six bites.           

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Are South Korea's Dog-Eating Days Over?

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer

The long tradition of eating dog meat in South Korea is such that a respected 17th century book on Korean medicine extols its health benefits. But today it is an increasingly tough sell and a less attractive dining option for young South Koreans.

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Bait Dumping Offers Invaders Path to Great Lakes

August 28, 2014 11:00 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Researchers with Central Michigan University and the University of Notre Dame tested water samples from tanks containing small fish for sale as bait at more than 500 shops across the eight states on the lakes and found that 27 tested positive for invasive species' DNA.

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GMA to Assess the Safety of Ingredients Used in Food Products

August 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association announced a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food products. Read on to find out what steps they plan to take.       

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Infographic: Scary Facts About Food Security

August 28, 2014 10:02 am | by CGIAR

What are we doing to help our world food situation? Here are some startling facts about food production and what that means for us globally.                              

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Utah Approves Winery in Town With Polygamous Sect

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

A Utah town largely controlled by a polygamous sect moved one step closer to opening its first commercial winery, a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.          

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NJ Company Recalls Chicken Cutlets Over Listeria Concerns

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press

Federal officials announced Tnuva USA, a Fairfield-based company, is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.                      

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Government Says Tyson Foods Must Sell Sow-Buying Business

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Justice said Tyson Foods must sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.                 

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Farmers Fuel Energy Through Coffee Wastewater

August 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by UTZ Certified

Latin America produces around 70 percent of the world's coffee and is the continent where 31 percent of the world's freshwater resources are located. Yet, coffee production generates a great amount of wastewater that is regularly released untreated into rivers.

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Infographic: Lunch-Time Trends

August 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by Technomic

Convenience and speed of service are key needs when it comes to lunch. However, today's consumers are also calling for higher-quality fare (80 percent, up from 70 percent in 2011) and unique and innovative lunch items.          

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 27, 2014 2:02 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

The FDA in February sent a letter to Rockland-based Linda Bean's citing the firm for "significant violations" in the way it processed seafood. As one of Maine's largest lobster processors, the company is now under investigation by the federal agency.

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10 Things to Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 27, 2014 12:45 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

The merging of Tim Hortons with Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country. The transaction is called a corporate inversion, a maneuver that is becoming popular among companies lokoing to lower their tax bills.

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Consumer Trends: 10 Signs You May Be a Foodie Groupie

August 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon, a restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional critics and bloggers, released the top 10 signs of the food obsessed super fan. This list highlights common activities of super foodies.        

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Jack Daniel's Drinks its Way to Higher Results

August 27, 2014 11:30 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent thanks to its flagship brand, Jack Daniel's. While other brands, such as Southern Comfort and Finlandia, experienced slowed performance, the Jack Daniel's brand grew.

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