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Study Aims to Predict Environmental Impact of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.

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EPA to Study Impact of Pesticides on Endangered Species

June 26, 2015 7:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A settlement between an environmental advocacy group and federal regulators will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate two common agricultural pesticides.

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Study: Good Appetizer Could Make Your Main Course Less Enjoyable

June 25, 2015 3:00 pm | by Drexel University

A good or mediocre appetizer has the potential to significantly change how the main course is enjoyed, according to one Drexel food science professor.

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Russia Extends Ban on Western Food Imports For a Year

June 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press

President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on the import of many agricultural products for another year.

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General Mills to Slash up to 725 Jobs

June 25, 2015 12:58 pm | by Associated Press

The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Progresso said Thursday that it expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.

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Consumers Want Food Additives Subtracted From Menus

June 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by Technomic

Every week brings new headlines about a national foodservice brand pledging to reduce or remove food additives from their menu or products. Consumer demand is driving these changes, and the experts at Technomic's research group have timely data detailing why consumers want to know more about the food they eat.

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States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 25, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

During the past two years, three New England states enacted labeling laws for genetically modified foods amid increasing concerns from consumers. With only a handful of days remaining in the current fiscal year, however, no additional states targeted GMO food labeling in the past 12 months.

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McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal Orders Opting For Soda

June 25, 2015 9:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.

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NYC: Whole Foods Mislabels Prepackaged Items, Overcharges

June 25, 2015 8:45 am | by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press

Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday.

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Groups Call on Subway to Phase Out Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 8:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Dozens of advocacy groups this week asked Subway restaurants to eliminate their use of meat from animals raised with routine use of antibiotics.

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Survey: Food & Beverage Companies Expect Growth, Risks and Challenges

June 25, 2015 8:05 am | by McGladrey LLP

More than six in 10 food and beverage executives are anticipating growth in both revenues and profits in the near future, according to a new survey released by McGladrey LLP.

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European Grocery Merger Would Create Sixth-Largest US Chain

June 25, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

An agreement to merge two European grocery giants would also create the sixth-largest retail food company in the U.S.

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Photo of the Day: Road Sign Advises to 'Drink More Beer'

June 24, 2015 2:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

An electronic road sign in a small Michigan township was sold for a hefty $600 earlier this week. But this wasn't just any sign, as it advised passersby to "drink more beer."

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McCormick to Purchase Maker of Stubb's Barbeque Sauces

June 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

McCormick & Company will purchase the maker of Stubb's barbeque sauces for $100 million, the spice and flavorings company announced on Wednesday. McCormick said the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based One World Foods Inc. would complement its existing range of grilling products.

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Bills Would Require Food Safety Inspections For Prisons

June 24, 2015 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press

Prison kitchens in Michigan managed by contractors would be required to have food safety inspections under recently introduced bipartisan legislation.  It comes in response to recent news that inmates at a Jackson-area prison found maggots in a food preparation area.

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In the News: Court Delays Sysco-US Foods Deal After Legal Challenge

June 24, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out all the details by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Ranch Salad Dressing

June 24, 2015 12:10 pm | by Pinnacle Foods Group LLC

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing variety, due to the product containing Wish-Bone Blue Cheese Dressing, inadvertently packed in Ranch Salad Dressing bottles.

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Republicans Push Back Against Proposed Dietary Guidelines

June 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press

Congressional Republicans are pushing back against proposed dietary guidelines that urge Americans to consider the environment when deciding what foods to eat.

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Smuggled Meat in China Found Rotting, Dating to 1970s

June 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Chinese officials seized more than 100,000 tons of smuggled meat in June, including portions that had spoiled and others that had been frozen for decades.

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Court Delays $3.5B Sysco-US Foods Deal After Legal Challenge

June 24, 2015 9:45 am | by The Associated Press

A court on Tuesday temporarily blocked Sysco from buying US Foods, a deal opposed by regulators who say it would reduce competition between food supply companies.

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