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2014 Record Apple Crop Slightly Less Than Forecasted

December 11, 2014 8:20 am | by Associated Press

The final tally is shy of the forecast of 155 million boxes because of a November freeze and a port slowdown that prompted many packing companies to divert more fruit to processors for apple sauce or juice, said Jon DeVaney, president of the association.

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Anheuser-Busch Shifts Jobs From St. Louis

December 11, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

One of St. Louis' most prominent corporations plans to shift an undetermined number of jobs to New York as part of a restructuring of its sales and marketing operations. Anheuser-Busch will move some top executives to a U.S. commercial strategy office in New  York.

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McDonald's to Trim Menu, Examine Ingredients

December 10, 2014 1:14 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

McDonald's is planning to simplify its menu and maybe even in the number of ingredients it uses in its food as it fights to hold onto customers. CEO Don Thompson sought to reassure investors Wednesday that changes will help strengthen the chain's appeal.

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Can Organic Crops Compete With Industrial Agriculture?

December 10, 2014 12:50 pm | by University of California - Berkeley

A recent study at the University of California finds a smaller than expected gap in yields between organic and conventional farming. The researchers found the yields depend upon the type of crop being grown.           

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Study: Control Obesity With Potato Extract

December 10, 2014 12:25 pm | by McGill University

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

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As Beef Prices Rise, Cattle Herds Go Missing in Idaho

December 10, 2014 12:13 pm | by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press

Three ranchers say roundup searches in recent weeks in the hills and gulches on the remote summer range where the cattle graze have come up empty in two counties. The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000.

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Congress Eases Whole Grain Standards For School Lunches

December 10, 2014 11:35 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods.

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Lawmakers to Review Genetically Modified Labeling

December 10, 2014 10:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The FDA typically has shied away from the subject, leaving the issue of labeling GMO's to the states. But Congress has weighed in as the food industry has faced a potential patchwork of state laws requiring the labeling.  

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Parents of Teen Killed by Caffeine Overdose Seek Ban on Stimulant

December 10, 2014 9:45 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press

Because caffeine powder is sold as a dietary supplement, it's not subject to the same federal regulations as certain caffeinated foods. Users add it to drinks for a pick-me-up before workouts or to control weight gain, but it is almost impossible to measure with common kitchen tools.

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Food Service Firms Admit to Cheating US Military

December 10, 2014 8:40 am | by Associated Press

Several foreign companies have pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy for overcharging the U.S. military in connection with a contract to provide food and water to troops in Afghanistan. Documents say the privately held firms fraudulently inflated the price of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Large UK Pub Chain, Heineken Clash Over Beer Cost

December 10, 2014 8:15 am | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press

One of the United Kingdom's biggest pub chains has dropped Heineken products from its 926 properties in a confrontation over the Dutch brewer's demand to sell products at higher prices in the Republic of Ireland.          

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Almond Industry Generates More Than 100K Calif. Jobs

December 10, 2014 8:00 am | by Almond Board of California

According to a study, the almond industry supports California's economy by generating more than 100,000 jobs and more than $21 billion in gross revenue across all industries in the state, adding about $11 billion to the size of its total economy.

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Consumer Trends: How Americans Are Enjoying Their Wine

December 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by E. & J. Gallo Winery

As a whole, the survey told us that Americans are enjoying wine more often than ever before by bringing it into dining, entertaining and even the most casual experiences — all while demonstrating an eagerness to experiment with various flavors and formats.

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Food Company Fined After Nebraska Worker's Death

December 9, 2014 1:35 pm | by Associated Press

Regulators found five safety violations after a 23-year-old worker died earlier this year at Michael Foods Inc.'s operation in Wakefield, Nebraska. The Labor Department has proposed fining the MInnesota-based company $30,900 for violations found after the June 19 death.

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Bud Light Adding Messages to Bottle Labels

December 9, 2014 12:25 pm | by Bud Light

Each of the new bottles of Bud Light will feature a different "Up For Whatever" message on its label that is intended to inspire spontaneous fun, no matter where or when it's enjoyed. Some Bud Light bottles, for example, will be labeled as "The perfect beer for leaving your comfort zone in another time zone."

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Food Sentry Makes Food Risk Ratings Free to Consumers

December 9, 2014 12:03 pm | by Food Sentry

Food Sentry has changed its model so that it helps businesses and organizations discover risks to their import food supply chain. This change has allowed them to make available their proprietary consumer Food Risk Ratings Guide at no cost through their website.

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80 Years of Bays English Muffins

December 9, 2014 11:50 am | by Bays Corporation

This year, Bays English Muffins celebrates eighty years of baking the world's best English muffins. It all began in 1934 when George Bay opened a bakery in Chicago's Loop selling English muffins with a recipe his English grandmother brought to the U.S. in the 1800's.

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Infographic: The Importance of Forklift Safety

December 9, 2014 11:20 am | by National Positions and Lift Truck Capacity Calculator

Forklifts in a warehouse are a vital part of any operation. Whether you require one to move boxes of products, pallets or other storage equipment, these machines are an indispensable part of smooth warehouse operations.        

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Study Shows That Calorie Labeling Reduces Weight Gain by 50 Percent

December 9, 2014 9:00 am | by Obesity Society

Recent guidance from the United States' Affordable Care Act and the United Kingdom's Responsibility Deal encourage calorie labeling in chain restaurants, yet there have been mixed results as to the effects of calorie labeling on consumers' meal choices and weight status. 

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Produce Company to Open $52M Atlanta Facility

December 9, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

The Castellini Group is investing $52 million in a new produce processing and distribution center in metro Atlanta and will create 300 new jobs over the next several years. The facility will be built in Conley, about 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

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