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Things to Know About the Battle of the Sweeteners

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

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake for both sides in a federal court case that's shaping up as the battle of the sweeteners. Here are a few things to know about the two saccharine substances as a trial begins Tuesday.


Things to Know About the E. coli Outbreak Tied to Chipotle

November 3, 2015 9:30 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. Here are five things to know about the outbreak.


FDA Orders Juice Company To Shut Down

November 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal regulators last week ordered an Idaho juice maker to stop production amid concerns about its compliance with food safety requirements.


Blue Bell Expands Ice Cream Distribution in Texas, Oklahoma

November 3, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell has expanded its ice cream distribution to more Texas and Oklahoma markets as it works to put its listeria contamination crisis behind it.


Whiskey Fungus Nuisance Case Against Diageo Can Move Ahead

November 3, 2015 8:20 am | by Associated Press

Some Kentucky residents who claim a whiskey warehouse is causing black fungus to grow on their homes have received a court's permission to press their lawsuit against liquor giant Diageo.


Studies Raise Questions About Impact of Menu Calorie Counts

November 3, 2015 8:00 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.


Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

November 2, 2015 4:00 pm | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward.

Federal Jury to Settle Bitter Battle Between Sweeteners

November 2, 2015 3:45 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing.


Company Says Mayo Should Be Regulated Differently Than Mayonnaise

November 2, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Food startup Hampton Creek told federal regulators that their definition of mayonnaise shouldn't necessarily apply to its abbreviated name.


ConAgra Selling Private Label Unit to TreeHouse Foods

November 2, 2015 8:50 am | by Associated Press

ConAgra Foods Inc. is selling its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods Inc. for about $2.7 billion as part its plan to focus more on name brands including Chef Boyardee and Slim Jim.


General Mills To Close New Zealand, UK Plants

November 2, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

General Mills last week announced plans to close facilities in New Zealand and the U.K., which would eliminate 285 jobs.


Blue Moon Sued Over Craft Beer Marketing

November 2, 2015 8:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A California man plans to amend his lawsuit alleging that MillerCoors deceived consumers by marketing its Blue Moon beer as a craft brew.

E. coli in Northwest Marks Chipotle's 3rd Outbreak This Year

November 2, 2015 8:25 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people — prompting renewed scrutiny of a company that touts its use of fresh ingredients and farm-sourced fare.

Meat Processor Recalling 167,427 Pounds of Ground Beef

November 2, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

A meat company based in Nebraska is recalling 167,427 pounds of ground beef that might be tainted with E. coli bacteria.


Top 2016 Food Trends

November 2, 2015 7:45 am | by Technomic

Food research and consulting firm Technomic lays out 10 trends that may prove transformational in 2016, ranging from menu tweaks to technological and social upheavals.

Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

October 30, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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 last week from the Food Manufacturing website.


EPA May Ban Common Pesticide Used on Fruits and Vegetables

October 30, 2015 3:00 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

A common pesticide used on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops would be banned under a proposal announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Kraft Heinz Could Close Three N.Y. Plants, Cut More Than 900 Jobs

October 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Cost-cutting efforts in the wake of the merger between Heinz and Kraft could affect more than 900 jobs in upstate New York, according to reports.


Kellogg Company Broadens Commitment to Animal Welfare, Will Source 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

October 30, 2015 9:34 am | by Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company announced Thursday its plans to build on its commitment to animal welfare by sourcing only cage-free eggs for its foods and eliminating gestation stalls from its pork supply chain by the end of 2025.

AB InBev Earnings Up, Driven by 3 Core Global Beers

October 30, 2015 9:28 am | by Associated Press

Beer giant AB InBev says that its key earnings shot up by 9.6 percent in the third quarter of 2015, driven by a strong performance of its global beers Stella, Budweiser and Corona.



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