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Heinz, French's Each Target the Other's Condiment Dominance

April 17, 2015 4:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Although ketchup and mustard often accompany one another on hot dogs, Americans for decades have largely bought different brands of each condiment. Ketchup-maker Heinz and mustard-maker French's, however, recently set their sights on the other's flagship product.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

April 17, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Do you want to stay on top of what's in the news and find out what's trending? Here's a recap of Food Manufacturing's most-viewed stories of the week

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Wearables Gaining Popularity in Business

April 17, 2015 12:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter

Warehouses, manufacturing shop floors, and field maintenance sites already use smart glasses in some cases. Google Glass retreated from the public but has remade itself as a workplace tool. Smart glasses are being tested in warehouses and customer service as well.

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Slow Start to Elver Season Means High Price For Baby Eels

April 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

Elvers, also called glass eels, are sold overseas as seed stock for Asian aquaculture companies that raise them to maturity and sell them as food. Maine fishermen are by far the largest supplier of elvers in the U.S. Some end up back in America in restaurants as sushi.

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From Beef Tongue to Beef on Weck, Menus Tell Culinary Story

April 17, 2015 12:03 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

An array of restaurant menus amassed by the Buffalo History Museum offers a taste of the city's culinary story — from yesterday's mock turtle soup and creme de menthe cocktails to today's mesclun greens and fried calamari.

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All About GMOs: Science, Technology Can Benefit the Consumer

April 17, 2015 10:30 am | by USA.gov / GobiernoUSA.gov

According to the FDA, foods that have been genetically modified, like fruits, vegetables, oils, cereals, etc., were introduced to the market in the 1990s. Since then, they've been sold in stores and supermarket. What do they mean for you as a consumer?

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Study: 'All-Natural' Preservative Includes Synthetic Ingredients

April 17, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Saginaw Valley State University tested a preservative based on kimchi, a traditional Korean combination of fermented cabbage and radish.

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USDA Says Bird Flu Outbreak Could Prove 'Devastating'

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.

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High-Flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth

April 17, 2015 8:40 am | by Rabobank Group

Pork prices are sharply lower, as robust global supply growth (driven by the US, Russia and Brazil) has outpaced rather subdued demand, dragging producer profitability into negative territory.

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NAMI Celebrates 25 Years of Support for ‘Meating the Need’ Partnership with Feeding America

April 17, 2015 7:50 am | by North American Meat Institute

Food banks in the Feeding America network have received an estimated 200 million pounds of surplus meat and poultry from Institute members during the last 25 years.

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Hannaford Recalling Pine Nuts That Might be Contaminated

April 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella.

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MIT Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.

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Infographic: How America Eats Fruit and Yogurt

April 16, 2015 2:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

To honor the upcoming Fruit 'n Yogurt Day holiday, the Welch's Fruit Snacks team conducted a survey to find out how consumers eat their fruit and yogurt. 

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Cargill Executive Chairman Maps Path to a More Food-Secure World

April 16, 2015 12:55 pm | by Cargill

Speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food Security Symposium on Thursday, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page urged attendees to be mindful of four principles that can help ensure all people have access to safe, affordable and nutritious food.

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Washington Dairy Recalls Cream Amid Listeria Scare

April 16, 2015 12:30 pm | by Associated Press

The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reports that no illnesses have been reported, but routine testing by the state Department of Agriculture found listeria bacteria in raw cream produced by Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt.

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Will Feature Its Largest-Ever Show Floor

April 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by PMMI

The Sept. 28-30 event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center will bring together more than 2,000 exhibitors showing their processing and packaging innovations to 30,000 attendees in over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Registration for the event is now open.

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Health Advocates, Agribusiness Spar Over Weed Killer

April 16, 2015 12:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The decades-long debate over the health risks of a popular weed killer took another turn last month when an international agency classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen.

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Photo of the Day: Pamela Anderson Serves Veggie Meals in US Jail

April 16, 2015 9:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Inmates at a Phoenix jail were surprised to see actress Pamela Anderson serving up their lunches. The former "Baywatch" star and animal rights activist turned up at the Maricopa County jail on Wednesday to show support for the jail's vegetarian meal initiative.

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Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries to Get Ahead of State Bans

April 16, 2015 8:55 am | by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder.

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USDA to Propose Standards For Organic Seafood Raised in US

April 16, 2015 8:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish year this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years — but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them.

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