Subscribe to Food Manufacturing News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Today in Food Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

Survey: Majority of Manufacturers Plan to Bolster Mobile App Use

February 3, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

A recent poll found a majority of manufacturers plan to increase their use of mobile apps this year. Of the 111 professionals surveyed, 55 percent indicated their organizations would increase their use of mobility, while 43 percent said they did not expect any changes.


Ky. Bourbon, Tenn. Whiskey Sales Up in US; Exports Top $1B

February 3, 2015 12:20 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey scored another round of U.S. sales growth in 2014, while exports topped $1 billion for the second straight year. Mixed together, U.S. revenues for bourbon and Tennessee whiskey rose by 9.6 percent to $2.7 billion.


Photos of the Day: Frozen Chicken Gets Barbecued in Truck Crash

February 3, 2015 10:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Nothing makes your stomach rumble quite as badly as blackened, highway-roasted chicken. Mmmm — wait, what? A semi-truck carrying 25,000 pounds of frozen chicken crashed into a truck transporting thousands of bees. The result of the crash? Cooked chicken.


Budweiser Ad Stirs Controversy Among Craft Brewers, Drinkers

February 3, 2015 9:59 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Regardless of which team you were cheering for during the Super Bowl, chances are you probably had a beer in your hand. Many beer drinkers were offended by Budweiser's "Brewed the Hard Way" commercial because of its slap to the craft brew industry.


Hundreds Express Opposition to Sanderson Farms' NC Poultry Plant

February 3, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press

Sanderson Farms says it is no longer planning to build a $95 million poultry processing plant in Cumberland County, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from turning out for a public hearing in which most speakers opposed the project.   


How Obama Would Spend Your Money in 2016

February 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Here is an agency-by-agency look at how President Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning Oct. 1. In the agricultural department, for example, Obama has proposed a new food safety agenda dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe.


Vermont's Dairy Industry Milking in the Money, Study Says

February 3, 2015 8:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A new study says Vermont's dairy industry brings in big money. The assessment, which was funded by the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council, looks at the value that the state's top agriculture product brings to its people. Find out what some of the top findings are here.


Coca-Cola Bets the Farm on 'Premium Milk'

February 3, 2015 8:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Fairlife, which Coca-Cola formed in partnership with dairy cooperative Select Milk Producers in 2012, says its milk goes through a filtration process that's akin the way skim milk is made. Fairlife says its milk has 50 percent more protein than regular milk and is lactose free.


Obama Proposes New Agency to Make Americans' Food Safer

February 2, 2015 2:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is proposing a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. It would consolidate parts of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration.        


Milk Does a Body Good? A Look at the Science

February 2, 2015 2:15 pm | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign last week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? Here then is a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.


North American Meat Institute Honors 121 Meat and Poultry Plants with Environmental Recognition and Achievement Awards

February 2, 2015 2:05 pm | by North American Meat Institute

The NAMI Environmental Achievement Awards are won by member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an innovative plant upgrade or environmental program.       


Flowers Foods Issue Voluntary Recall on English Muffins

February 2, 2015 2:00 pm | by Flowers Foods, Inc.

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.


Saputo Completes Sale of Bakery Division

February 2, 2015 1:00 pm | by Saputo Inc.

The Bakery Division produces, markets and distributes mainly snack-cakes in Canada, which are sold almost exclusively in the retail market. It is the largest manufacturer of snack-cakes in Canada and also sells, on a small scale, in the U.S.


Court Upholds Deceptive Ad Claims Against POM

February 2, 2015 9:35 am | by PETE YOST, Associated Press

A federal appeals court said Friday that many advertising claims for POM Wonderful juice were deceptive in asserting that it curbs the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and is clinically proven to work.  


Sale of Deflategate Chocolate Football Nets $20K for Charity

February 2, 2015 9:30 am | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity. The ball created by Sarris Candies of Canonsburg was auctioned off Friday on KDKA radio to benefit the Dollar Energy Fund, which provides utility assistance for poor residents.


CDC Study: Toddler Food Often has too much Salt, Sugar

February 2, 2015 9:15 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

About seven in 10 toddler dinners studied contained too much salt, and most cereal bars, breakfast pastries and snacks for infants and toddlers contained extra sugars, according to the study by researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They advise parents to read food labels carefully and select healthier choices.

Sysco in Deal to Sell 11 Distribution Centers

February 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Food supply company Sysco has agreed to sell 11 distribution centers to Performance Foods Group in order to alleviate Federal Trade Commission concerns over its pending $3.5 billion acquisition of rival U.S. Foods.     


Bacon-Scented Lottery Tickets a Big Hit in New Hampshire

February 2, 2015 8:45 am | by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

New Hampshire's $1 bacon-scented tickets with a top prize of $1,000 hit the market in early January. Lottery officials went with a conservative print run just in case they were a bust but now expect the tickets to sell out within three months. Sales are far outpacing other $1 scratch tickets, some of which have been for sale for as long as eight months.


Hatfields, McCoys Make Moonshine Legally in Southern W.Va.

February 2, 2015 8:30 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press

After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.


South Carolina Schools Head Partially Lifts Junk Food Ban

February 2, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press

State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman has lifted a complete ban on selling unhealthy snacks in schools. Some sales can take place for certain, approved fundraisers, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.      



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.