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Research Center Now Offers HACCP Award for Food Companies

September 12, 2014 9:45 am | by Leatherhead Food Research

Leatherhead will now be offering Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturers with HABC, as well as Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing.                                 

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Infographic: Top 5 Trends in Food Inspection

September 12, 2014 9:00 am | by Thermo Scientific

Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. However, with the enactment of the FSMA and continuing recalls, the intensity has been turned up even higher. Here are the top five trends we see in the packaged product inspection industry. 

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Hershey Wins Dow Jones Sustainability Award, North America Index

September 12, 2014 8:48 am | by The Associated Press

Hershey’s heritage of engaging with consumers and communities began with the company’s founding more than 120 years ago and is rooted in a tradition of ethical business practices, remarkable employees and giving back to its communities.   

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USDA: Lower Corn Prices Could Lead to a Decline in Beef, Chicken Costs

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

The expectations have driven corn and soybean prices significantly lower. However, since the grains are staples in livestock feed, lower prices could eventually lead to a decline in the cost of beef, pork, chicken and milk.             

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PepsiCo Launches 'Purple On!' Anti-Bullying Campaign

September 11, 2014 2:50 pm | by PepsiCo, Inc.

The campaign supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day on October 16, which inspires millions of Americans to wear purple to take a united stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.      

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Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Food Trends

September 11, 2014 2:45 pm | by Weber-Stephen Products LLC

According to the just-released tailgating statistics from the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, the pre-game fare that takes the top spot on the grill is once again the all-American hamburger.         

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In 5-Week Salmonella Trial, Defense Takes 1 Hour

September 11, 2014 2:30 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant.

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Puerto Rican Businessman Pleads Guilty to Selling Putrid Pork

September 11, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press

Jose Suarez of Joshua Enterprises Inc. could face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to selling meat products unfit for human consumption.                                  

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Dates Extended for Pork Product Recall From Edmonton Retail Store

September 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Canadian Press

Vinh Fat Foods originally recalled frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold between July 10 and Sept. 5. On Wednesday, the latter date was extended to Sept. 8. The CFIA has designated the recall a Class 1, or high hazard recall.

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Infographic: From Bud to Bottle, the Life of a Grape

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Vinepair

In order to illustrate how grapes get from vine to glass, here's the story of one little grape, and its journey from birth through its transformation into wine.                            

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Manufacturers Should Prepare for EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance

September 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Videojet Technologies

Manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.  This includes manufacturers located within and outside of the EU. 

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Infographic: The World of Food Segmentation

September 11, 2014 9:28 am | by The Hartman Group

The World of Food describes how consumers orient to food, based upon the intensity of their involvement in or commitment to following developments in food culture. Three consumer segments show significant differences in attitudes and behavior that cannot be explained by demographics.

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4 Tips For Choosing Sustainable Wines

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | by Wine Institute

According to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind.             

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MGP Offers Food Facilities Non-GMO Proteins, Starches

September 11, 2014 9:09 am | by MGP Ingredients

MGP is uniquely qualified to help address this issue by offering food manufacturers a host of non-GMO solutions for a highly diverse mix of product formulations.                              

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Salmonella Defendant Claims He Was a Customer, Not a Conspirator

September 11, 2014 8:45 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Prosecutors say the Parnell brothers conspired to ship contaminated peanuts and hide positive salmonella tests from customers. The attorney for one of the three people charged in the deadly outbreak says his client was a customer, not a co-conspirator.

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Photo: Illinois Grills Up a 100-Foot-Long Bratwurst

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, Illinois

Silver Creek Saloon in Illinois hosted a practice run for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, by carefully grilling a 100-foot-long bratwurst.            

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Morton Salt Girl Could Make Advertising Industry History

September 10, 2014 2:00 pm | by Morton Salt, Inc.

The Morton Salt girl could make advertising industry history as the first girl icon voted into the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame at advertising week. Supporters are encouraged to vote for her in the poll.               

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Westernization in Chinese Market Will Lead to Changes in US Packaging Needs

September 10, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean

Canadean predicts that consumer packaged goods providers will capitalize on the trend of Westernization for new experiences and integrate more Western groceries onto their shelves.                      

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Ajinomoto to Acquire US Frozen Foods Maker Windsor

September 10, 2014 12:30 pm | by Kyodo News International, Tokyo

A U.S. subsidiary of Ajinomoto, known widely as the producer of the MSG seasoning, will acquire all shares in Windsor in early November. Ajinomoto hopes to increase frozen food sales in North America from $130 million forecast for the current fiscal year to around 100 billion yen by fiscal 2020.

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Infographic: Food Biotechnology Breakdown

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by IFIC

A 2014 report by the International Food Information Council shows that Americans have a high interest in nutrition and health-related benefits of food biotechnology.                        

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