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Sysco Pulling Out of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press

Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Commission legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the two food-service companies.

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Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Voluntary Recalls Limited Quantity Of Atkins Chocolate Candies

June 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Atkins Chocolate Candies because it may contain Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candies.

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Indiana Crops See Projected $300M Hit from June Flooding

June 29, 2015 7:55 am | by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

This month's heavy rains and flooding across much of Indiana have already reduced the state's corn and soybean crop by nearly $300 million, agriculture experts estimated Friday, adding that the damage could escalate with more wet weather.

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USDA Proposes Healthier Fare for Child, Adult Day Cares

June 29, 2015 7:45 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press

As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.

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Legal Fight Centers on Recipes of 'M-A-S-H' Hot Dog Eatery

June 29, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.

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Farm, Development Groups Call for Coordinated, Agriculture-Based Effort to Meet Global Food Security Needs

June 29, 2015 7:15 am | by Farm Journal Foundation

A coalition of farm and international development organizations and agriculture-related foundations sent a letter last week to congressional committees calling for a coordinated approach from the federal government to meeting global food security needs. 

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Photos of the Day: Pizza Chain Smashes World Record For Most People Tossing Pizza Dough

June 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by Papa John's

Central London was covered in flour and dough earlier today as Papa John's staff broke a Guinness World Record title to celebrate the launch of the pizza chain's 300th store in the United Kingdom.

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Governors Urge EPA to Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 26, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press

The EPA says it's reducing the volumes because infrastructure inadequacies limit how much can be consumed. However, corn growers and other supporters of the higher standard say they're needed to force oil companies to improve infrastructure at gas pumps to deliver ethanol fuel blends above the current 10 percent mix.

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Flag Smut Infecting Kansas Wheat For First Time Since 1930s

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

A fungal infection not seen on Midwestern wheat since the Great Depression is now reported to be spreading, according to reports.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 26, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Food Industry Hails Passage of Trade Authority Legislation

June 26, 2015 11:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Food, beverage and agriculture groups praised congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority this week and predicted the bill would eventually help the industry develop new markets around the globe.

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Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 271K

June 26, 2015 10:35 am

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market.

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A Chocolate That Doesn't Melt

June 26, 2015 10:20 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

With summer in full bloom, candy lovers can agree that melted chocolate all over your hands can be sticky and annoying. Now, a company has developed a way to keep chocolate in solid form (without melting) at temperatures as high as 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Beck's Beer Drinkers Awarded Settlement in Lawsuit

June 26, 2015 8:25 am | by CBS This Morning

The world's largest brewer Anheuser Busch InBev has reached a preliminary settlement with a group of beer drinkers. Their class-action lawsuit accuses the company of deceiving customers who bought Beck's. The problem: the beer they thought was imported from Germany was actually made in Missouri.

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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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