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135 Meat, Poultry Plants Recognized for Worker Safety Performance

April 23, 2015 8:10 am | by North American Meat Institute

The North American Meat Institute recognized 135 meat and poultry plants for achieving high levels of workplace safety performance as part of the industry’s continuing effort to reduce occupational injury and illness rates

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Officials: Rogue Workers Targeted Big Bourbon Distilleries

April 22, 2015 2:10 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

A bourbon theft ring targeting the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries operated for years as a lucrative business, involving tens of thousands of dollars in whiskey, and the scheme began to unravel only when stolen barrels were discovered behind a shed, officials said.

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Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage is Recalled

April 22, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press

The USDA announced that Massachusetts-based sausage maker Kayem Foods is recalling more than 59,000 pounds of Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage. The product is sold at Trader Joe's stores nationwide.

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Hawaii Gets its Own Flavor of Spam

April 22, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press

To thank Hawaii for being the country's number one consumer of Spam, the brand will add a new flavor to the rainbow of canned meat options available in the state's grocery store aisles.

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The Internet of Things Really is a Thing

April 22, 2015 12:45 pm | by Mitch Maiman

There is tremendous potential for the use of IoT in many unusual and novel ways, as well as continued potential for inclusion of products and technologies which actually pre-date the phrase and formed the basis for its inception. 

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Nestlé USA Announces All 23 Factories Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

April 22, 2015 12:05 pm | by Nestlé USA

Nestlé USA announced today that all of its 23 factories – spanning confections, dairy, frozen and refrigerated meals, ice cream, baking ingredients, and beverages – are now landfill-free, contributing zero waste for disposal.

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Food Companies Mark Earth Day With Lobbying Effort

April 22, 2015 11:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Several large food companies, including Kellogg, Unilever, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Nestlé and Mars, will send representatives to Washington this week to urge Congress to combat climate change.

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Expanding Global Food Production in a Warming World

April 22, 2015 10:50 am | by Institute of Food Technologists

Agriculture can be both a victim and a cause of climate change, say global warming experts. But new sustainable strategies that can help farming adapt to hotter conditions may help reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint, too.  

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US Lets In Thai Fish Caught By Slaves Despite Law

April 22, 2015 10:20 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press National Writer

In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets.

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With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts on Potential Vaccine

April 22, 2015 9:40 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

The USDA is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March.

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EU Executive Body Wants Member States to Rule on GM Crop Ban

April 22, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press

The European Union has started legislative work that would allow individual nations to ban the imports of genetically modified crops even if approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc.

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Coke Profit Tops Expectations, Helped by Price Hikes

April 22, 2015 8:50 am | by The Associated Press

The maker of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks said its global volume rose 1 percent, reflecting gains in both soda and non-carbonated drinks.

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Pilgrim's Pride to Cut Antibiotics From 25 Percent of Chickens

April 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The nation's second-largest poultry producer expects a quarter of its chickens to be completely free of antibiotics by 2019.

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Sweet Potato Naturally 'Genetically Modified'

April 21, 2015 2:20 pm | by GHENT UNIVERSITY

Sweet potatoes from all over the world naturally contain genes from the bacterium Agrobacterium. Sweet potato is one of the most important food crops for human consumption in the world. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural GMO.'

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Vermont Adopts GMO Labeling Rules

April 21, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Vermont is one step closer to becoming the first state to require companies to clearly label food produced with genetic modification. The office of Attorney General Bill Sorrell formally adopted rules to implement the labeling law this week.

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Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

April 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press

So far the virus has been found at farms housing 2.3 million turkeys, all of which have died of the disease, or have been killed or soon will be in order to stem the spread of avian flu. Most of the birds were in Minnesota, which is the largest turkey-producing state in the U.S.

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US Senator Says School Yogurt Program is Expanding Nationwide

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal program adding Greek yogurt to items available for school lunches is expanding nationwide. The federal Department of Agriculture pilot program began in 2013 with New York, Tennessee, Idaho and Arizona, adding eight more states last year.

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In The News: Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out everything you need to know about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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Environmentalists Contest Broadened Use of New Herbicide

April 21, 2015 11:05 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press

Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

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Taco Bell Returns to Japan After 20-Year Absence

April 21, 2015 10:40 am | by Tomoyuki Tachikawa

Taco Bell Corp., a major U.S. fast food chain, opened a restaurant in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Tuesday, returning to the Japanese market ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after an absence of about two decades.

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