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Can a New Marketing Chief Put the Fizz Back Into Coke Sales?

October 23, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

Coca-Cola is naming a new chief marketing officer as the world's biggest soda maker works to boost flat soda sales. The Atlanta-based company says Marcos De Quinto, a company veteran, will replace Joe Tripodi starting Jan. 1.     

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US Halal Food Supplier Indicted Over Beef Exports

October 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' import requirements.             

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Goya Foods to Open New Calif. Facility to Support Healthy Product Line

October 24, 2014 12:49 pm | by Goya Foods, Inc.

As the only Hispanic food company to offer consumers an entire line of low sodium, organic, diet and sugar free products, the 250,000 square foot facility will boost Goya's distribution capabilities of healthy and authentic Latin food and strengthen the company's position and growth in the West.

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Think Discrimination Claims Will Never Be Filed Against Your Business?

October 24, 2014 12:40 pm | by FrankCrum

Running a business is hard enough without worrying about liability and litigation related to discrimination claims.  Even the most careful business owners may encounter this issue at one time or another. Knowing the elements of a claim and what can lead to a claim can go a long way toward preventing them. 

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Health Food Companies Interested in Expanding in Mexico to Meet at Summit

October 24, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Mexican Healthy Products Summit

The Mexican Healthy Products Summit offers an exclusive opportunity for healthy products companies interested in beginning or expanding distribution in the Mexican retail marketplace. Over 60 buyers representing six sectors of Mexican retailers will attend. 

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Scientist Works to Increase Protein, Fiber in Food Products

October 24, 2014 11:45 am | by South Dakota State University

Food science professor Padmanaban Krishnan received a grant geared toward getting corn co-products to the food market. With a $576,000 project budget for the grant, he will work with food and ethanol industries with the goal of bringing food-grade dried distiller’s grain to the commercial marketplace.

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Infographic: Restaurant Industry's Equation For Career Success

October 24, 2014 10:00 am | by National Restaurant Association

This infographic shows that multiple career pathways, competitive salaries and consistent pay raises pave the way for career advancement within the restaurant industry. More than 91 percent of restaurant employees said they have advanced to a higher-paying job in the industry.

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Mars Recognized as One of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces

October 24, 2014 9:48 am | by Mars, Incorporated

Mars, known for its M&M's, Snickers and Twix brands, was recognized as one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work. Employees benefit from free candy, Mars drinks and opportunity to bring their pet to work. 

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FDA Develops Online Module to Help Ensure Proper Seafood Labeling

October 24, 2014 9:29 am | by FDA

Proper identification of seafood is important throughout the seafood supply chain to ensure that appropriate food safety controls are implemented and that consumers are getting the type of seafood they expect and for which they are paying.  

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Colorado GMO Labeling: Food Giants Spend Big Money to Defeat Measure

October 24, 2014 9:17 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Colorado and Oregon are battlegrounds in a national war over genetically modified organisms, or organisms that have been altered at the molecular or cellular level. So-called GMOs now make up almost the entirety of many staple crops, such as corn and soybeans, which are used in many items on grocery store shelves.

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Brazilian Companies Raise Chiquita Offer

October 23, 2014 2:32 pm | by Associated Press

Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.     

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Infographic: What Drives Late-Night Restaurant Visits

October 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by Technomic

Consumers consider dinner their main meal of the day, and rarely skip it. While most dinners are prepared at home, 53 percent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week. What sends them away from home?     

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Self-Service Technology is Changing the Landscape of Society

October 23, 2014 1:49 pm | by AVT, Inc.

Many industries are beginning to embrace self-service technology. The world's largest fast-food chain, McDonald's, has even installed the self-service kiosks with touch-screen terminals in Europe to allow customers to order and pay electronically.

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Research: No-Till Farming May Not Bring Boost in Global Crop Yields

October 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by University of California - Davis

No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy that avoids conventional plowing and otherwise disturbing the soil, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, according to an extensive new meta-analysis.   

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Turning Whiskey Waste into Fuel?

October 23, 2014 12:45 pm | by American Chemical Society

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whiskey-making into fuel.                   

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Kentucky Officials Start Food-Focused Website to Promote Culinary Tourism

October 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press

Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state. The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism says the website will serve as the initial source for information on culinary destinations across the state.

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France Reclaims Title as World's Largest Wine Maker

October 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent. Total world wine production is set to fall 6 percent this year to 271 million hectoliters.     

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Study: Olive Oil Healthier For Frying Foods

October 23, 2014 9:58 am | by American Chemical Society

Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food — think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. 

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Sustainable Food Production: How it Will Impact Agronomic Practices

October 23, 2014 9:50 am | by American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

Food companies, agribusinesses and retailers have recently been making commitments to shift their production practices to be more sustainable. What does that mean for and how will it impact agronomic production practices on the farm?    

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Coca-Cola Tops 3Q Earnings Expectations

October 23, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press

Coca-Cola Enterprises reported third-quarter net income of $238 million. The seller of Coca-Cola drinks in Europe posted revenue of $2.14 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts.                  

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Food Giants Funding State Ballot Initiatives

October 23, 2014 9:34 am | by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

The millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures to be considered next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. Food industry giants Monsanto, the J.M. Smucker Co., Coca-Cola and Pepsi are spending $3 million opposing an Oregon ballot measure that would require vendors to label genetically modified foods.

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