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Charges Expected in Vaughan Foods' Beheading

September 29, 2014 8:45 am | by Associated Press

The man suspected of attacking two women, beheading one of them, at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma is expected to face charges. The suspect is expected to face murder and other charges from the attack at the food distribution center.     

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North Dakota's Flour Mill to Become Largest Wheat-Grinding Factory in US

September 29, 2014 8:35 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

North Dakota's state-owned flour mill is currently undergoing a $27 million expansion that will make it the largest wheat-grinding factory in the U.S. The mill's manager said the expansion is necessary to meet growing flour demand.     

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Groups Launch Oregon Campaigns on GMO Labeling

September 29, 2014 8:00 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Pres

If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. It would be effective January 2016.  

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USDA: Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Montana

September 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The USDA has found unregulated genetically modified wheat in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties can pose a potential threat to U.S trade.

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No Charges Will be Filed in Toxic Tea Incident at Utah Eatery

September 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

The attorney for a Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a Dickey's Barbecue says the family will enter into mediation with the business instead of immediately filing a lawsuit.       

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Police: Woman Beheaded at Oklahoma Food Processing Plant

September 26, 2014 12:45 pm | by Associated Press

Oklahoma police say that a man recently fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.      

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Texas Beef Packer Recalls 12 Tons of Meat

September 26, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall involving Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas. The meat packer has recalled nearly 12 tons of beef trimmings products due to possible E. coli contamination.             

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Salmonella Concern Sparks Sausage Recall

September 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of sausage is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall covers four sausage products in various packages.                   

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Study: No Signs of Health Problems From GMO Livestock Feed

September 26, 2014 9:39 am | by Journal of Animal Science

A new review from the University of California finds that the performance and health of food-producing animals consuming genetically engineered feed has been comparable to that of animals consuming non-GE feed.           

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Food Safety Summit Serves Contaminated Chicken Marsala

September 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report that says the chicken Marsala served at a buffet lunch in April at the 2014 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore caused a gastroenteritis outbreak that sickened 216 attendees.  

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Calif. May Impose Steep Restrictions on Common Pesticide

September 26, 2014 9:22 am | by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Regulators are proposing heavy restrictions — but not an all-out ban — on chlorpyrifos, used to treat crops like grapes and almonds. The pesticide, in use since 1965, has sickened dozens of farmworkers in recent years.        

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1 Killed, 1 Injured in Stabbing at Oklahoma Food Company

September 26, 2014 9:16 am | by Associated Press

Two women were stabbed — one of them killed — at Vaughan Foods' distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City. The suspect was said to be an "angry employee."                         

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Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds of Chicken

September 26, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press

Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products. The chicken products were produced on Aug. 5 and shipped from the company's plant in Farmerville, Louisiana to warehouse locations in various states.

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Brown-Forman Announces Whiskey Row Project

September 25, 2014 3:45 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

The company revealed its plans to invest about $30 million to transform two historic buildings into the production facility and tourist attraction along a stretch of downtown Louisville that was known as "Whiskey Row" from the city's liquor-making heyday.

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VIDEO: New WakeUp Drink Offsets Post-Lunch Fatigue

September 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Inno-Bev Ltd.

Backed by research at the Rambam Health Care Campus and the Technion medical faculty in Haifa, Israel, the new "WakeUp® post-lunch waker" daily beverage helps alleviate after-lunch fatigue.              

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NutraSweet to Cease Aspartame Production

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition. The privately held company expects to shut down a major portion of the plant by year-end as a result.           

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Photo: World's First Sports Performance Jelly Beans Add 2 New Flavors

September 25, 2014 10:39 am | by Jelly Belly Candy Company

Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans adds two new flavors to their line-up: Juicy Pear and Green Apple. The additions expand the flavor offering of the world's first sports performance jelly beans designed for the endurance athlete.   

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35K Pounds of Frozen Chicken Found Abandoned After Ransom Attempt

September 25, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press

The 53-foot trailer, dripping with rancid juices of rotting chicken, was discovered near the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula, Montana. The 35,000 pounds of chicken were worth $80,000.                 

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USA #1? Not When it Comes to Drinking Beer

September 25, 2014 9:54 am | by Retale

When you think of beer, which countries come to mind? With Oktoberfest drawing near, Retale decided to take a closer look. Enjoy an interactive spin around the globe to see the top 50 beer-drinking countries.           

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Insects as Ingredients Could be $350M Business Within 10 Years

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by New Nutrition Business

Entrepreneurial companies are already making snacks and ingredients from bugs, presenting them in attractive and convenient ways by targeting lifestyle consumers — the niche of people who kick off new trends that often eventually become mass-market.

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