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German Brewery Cartel Fined $319M for Price Fixing

April 2, 2014 10:18 am

Germany's antitrust authority has fined a group of brewers 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for their part in alleged illegal beer-price fixing — the second round of punishment in the case. Info from the German branch of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA aided the suit.

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Coke Weighs World Cup Sponsorship Tone on Brazilian Unrest

April 2, 2014 10:11 am | by ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

As the company launches its biggest World Cup marketing campaign, Coca-Cola's executive vice president, Joe Tripodi, told The Associated Press it would react rapidly to any outbreak of protests in an attempt to reflect the mood of the nation.

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Infographic: National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day by the Numbers

April 2, 2014 8:00 am

In honor of National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day today, the makers of Welch’s® PB&J Snacks surveyed people across the United States about their peanut butter and jelly preferences. One key finding: A slight majority of Americans choose creamy peanut butter over the crunchy variety.

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Recalled Fish Products May Cause Botulism

April 1, 2014 12:59 pm

Lao Thai Nam Corp. is recalling Number One Sompa Salted Fish because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

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Groups Ask FDA to Exempt Brewers from Grain Regulation

April 1, 2014 12:55 pm

The Beer Institute on Monday filed joint comments with the American Malting Barley Association arguing that it is unnecessary for the Food and Drug Administration to add additional regulation to brewers’ spent grain and other brewing by-products.

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Starbucks Reintroduces Cake by Popular Demand

April 1, 2014 12:50 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Starbucks will bring back its cake slices, available in banana, iced lemon and pumpkin flavors, in response to customer feedback. The coffee chain had been getting rid of the slices as part of a staggered rollout of its new, pricier baked goods.

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Airlines Offer In-Flight Craft Beer

April 1, 2014 12:47 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer

More airlines are adding craft beers to their in-flight offerings. The assumption is that as more drinkers switch from mass market beers to specialty brews, they'll be happier if they don't have to give up the good stuff when they're in the air.

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Q&A: Will Court Ruling End Japan’s Whaling?

April 1, 2014 12:42 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Japan's whaling program is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice halted the program, concluding that the supposed research program is a guise for commercial whaling. This week's ruling cannot be appealed, but Japan has other options to consider.

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Sparkling Waters Flood into Soda Sales' Territory

April 1, 2014 12:38 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Sparkling water is chipping away at the dominance of traditional sodas like Coke and Pepsi, particularly in the diet category. Last year, a small brand called Sparkling Ice saw sales more than double to $302.4 million from the previous year, according to IRI.

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Consumer Trends: Diners Drawn to Distinctive Digs

April 1, 2014 12:00 pm

Data released by Technomic indicates that the 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 3.5 percent annual sales increase in 2013, a significant decline from 4.9 percent the prior year. Technomic says brands must differentiate themselves to gain market share.

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UPDATE: BPI Responds to Lawsuit Blog

April 1, 2014 11:05 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology, @IndustrialAnna

After the blog we ran Monday on the lawsuit filed against ABC News, BPI Inc. — makers of lean finely textured beef — contacted us with some feedback on the image that ran with the article. The original image is one that has been widely used to represent “pink slime,” but BPI says this isn’t its product.

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April Is National Soyfoods Month

April 1, 2014 10:20 am

This April, the Soyfoods Association of North America is celebrating National Soyfoods Month by spreading awareness of the benefits of soy-based foods. This year's theme, "Soyfoods: Endless Possibilities," promotes the versatility and sustainability of the plant-based proteins.

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Oregon Officials Drop Proposed Ban on Pot-Laced Foods

April 1, 2014 10:13 am | by CHAD GARLAND, Associated Press

Officials backed off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at Oregon medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of emailed comments opposing the ban. A March 19 draft of the rules would have banned the sale of all cakes, cookies, candy and gum that contain the drug.

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USDA Projects Fewer Corn Acres as Farmers Switch to Soybeans

April 1, 2014 10:08 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press

The amount of American cropland devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more acres to soybeans. The USDA said it expects 91.7 million acres of corn to be planted this year, down from 95.37 million acres last year.

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George Dickel Sues Tennessee over Liquor Storage Requirement

April 1, 2014 10:03 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Whiskey maker George Dickel is suing to overturn a Tennessee law that requires liquor to be stored in or around the county where it is distilled. The lawsuit comes following a legislative fight over the state's legal definition of Tennessee whiskey.

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U.S. Soda Sales Drop to 1995 Lows

April 1, 2014 9:57 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, according to a report released Monday by Beverage Digest. That represents a steeper drop than the 1.2 percent decline in 2012 and brings total soda volume to the lowest level since 1995.

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Photos of the Day: Global Warming May Trigger 'Hotspots of Hunger'

April 1, 2014 9:52 am

Global warming will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in a report issued Monday.

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Global Warming Worsens Food, Hunger Problems

April 1, 2014 9:47 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee.

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International Partnership Aims to Boost Wheat Yields by 50 Percent

March 31, 2014 12:51 pm

The new International Wheat Yield Partnership seeks to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. The partnership brings together research funders, international aid agencies, foundations, companies and major wheat research organizations.

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Brewers Boil over Proposed FDA Rule on Leftover Grains

March 31, 2014 12:40 pm

The FDA has proposed a rule that would make it more difficult for breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed. Beer makers say that if the new rules are adopted, they would be forced to dump millions of tons of grains into landfills.

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