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Heinz, French's Each Target the Other's Condiment Dominance

April 17, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Although ketchup and mustard often accompany one another on hot dogs, Americans for decades have largely bought different brands of each condiment. Ketchup-maker Heinz and mustard-maker French's, however, recently set their sights on the other's flagship product.

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Wearables Gaining Popularity in Business

April 17, 2015 12:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter

Warehouses, manufacturing shop floors, and field maintenance sites already use smart glasses in some cases. Google Glass retreated from the public but has remade itself as a workplace tool. Smart glasses are being tested in warehouses and customer service as well.

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Slow Start to Elver Season Means High Price For Baby Eels

April 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

Elvers, also called glass eels, are sold overseas as seed stock for Asian aquaculture companies that raise them to maturity and sell them as food. Maine fishermen are by far the largest supplier of elvers in the U.S. Some end up back in America in restaurants as sushi.

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From Beef Tongue to Beef on Weck, Menus Tell Culinary Story

April 17, 2015 12:03 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

An array of restaurant menus amassed by the Buffalo History Museum offers a taste of the city's culinary story — from yesterday's mock turtle soup and creme de menthe cocktails to today's mesclun greens and fried calamari.

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All About GMOs: Science, Technology Can Benefit the Consumer

April 17, 2015 10:30 am | by USA.gov / GobiernoUSA.gov

According to the FDA, foods that have been genetically modified, like fruits, vegetables, oils, cereals, etc., were introduced to the market in the 1990s. Since then, they've been sold in stores and supermarket. What do they mean for you as a consumer?

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Study: 'All-Natural' Preservative Includes Synthetic Ingredients

April 17, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Saginaw Valley State University tested a preservative based on kimchi, a traditional Korean combination of fermented cabbage and radish.

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USDA Says Bird Flu Outbreak Could Prove 'Devastating'

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.

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NAMI Celebrates 25 Years of Support for ‘Meating the Need’ Partnership with Feeding America

April 17, 2015 7:50 am | by North American Meat Institute

Food banks in the Feeding America network have received an estimated 200 million pounds of surplus meat and poultry from Institute members during the last 25 years.

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Hannaford Recalling Pine Nuts That Might be Contaminated

April 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella.

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MIT Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.

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Infographic: How America Eats Fruit and Yogurt

April 16, 2015 2:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

To honor the upcoming Fruit 'n Yogurt Day holiday, the Welch's Fruit Snacks team conducted a survey to find out how consumers eat their fruit and yogurt. 

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Cargill Executive Chairman Maps Path to a More Food-Secure World

April 16, 2015 12:55 pm | by Cargill

Speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food Security Symposium on Thursday, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page urged attendees to be mindful of four principles that can help ensure all people have access to safe, affordable and nutritious food.

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Washington Dairy Recalls Cream Amid Listeria Scare

April 16, 2015 12:30 pm | by Associated Press

The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reports that no illnesses have been reported, but routine testing by the state Department of Agriculture found listeria bacteria in raw cream produced by Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt.

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Will Feature Its Largest-Ever Show Floor

April 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by PMMI

The Sept. 28-30 event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center will bring together more than 2,000 exhibitors showing their processing and packaging innovations to 30,000 attendees in over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Registration for the event is now open.

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Health Advocates, Agribusiness Spar Over Weed Killer

April 16, 2015 12:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The decades-long debate over the health risks of a popular weed killer took another turn last month when an international agency classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen.

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Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries to Get Ahead of State Bans

April 16, 2015 8:55 am | by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder.

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USDA to Propose Standards For Organic Seafood Raised in US

April 16, 2015 8:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish year this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years — but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them.

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India's Die-Hard Hindus Push For Beef Slaughter Ban

April 16, 2015 8:00 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Despite Hindu beliefs that cows are sacred — and the fact that their slaughter is banned in most of the country — India is the world's fifth-largest consumer and second-largest exporter of beef. 

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Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food After Glass Found in Jar

April 15, 2015 2:35 pm | by Beech-Nut

Beech-Nut today has issued a voluntary recall of its Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken in 4oz glass jars. The recall follows a single report of a small glass piece found in a jar of the product.

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Heinz Recalls Baby Food

April 15, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Canadian Press

A batch of Heinz brand baby food is being recalled across the country due a potential loss of the container seal, which could cause the product to spoil.

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Consumers Buying More Organic Products, New Data Shows

April 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The organic industry says U.S. sales of its products jumped 11 percent last year alone, to more than $39 billion, despite tight domestic supplies of organic ingredients. And the number of U.S. organic operations has grown by 250 percent since the government started certifying organic products in 2002, according to new Agriculture Department data released Wednesday.

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