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In the News: ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

October 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out all the details by taking a look at this compliation of media coverage.


Ready Pac Foods To Provide Job Opportunities For Refugees

October 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

The fresh foods company has committed to train and hire refugees from among the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected from the recent White House announcement.


Wyandot Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Yellow Round Tortillas

October 2, 2015 8:15 am | by FDA

Wyandot Inc. is recalling select packages of Yellow Round Tortillas due to potential milk contamination.


Combustible Gas Leak Detector

October 2, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

Product is ideal for finding leaks in natural gas systems, propane tanks, pipelines, regulators and valves, heat exchangers and much more. The unit detects natural gas, propane, ammonia, methanol, ethanol, ethane, butane and other gases.

Managers of Georgia Peanut Plant Get Prison for Salmonella

October 1, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict.


Nestlé To Sell High-End Swiss Chocolate In U.S., Europe

October 1, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Swiss food giant is now selling its premium Cailler chocolate in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. The brand will expand to China next month.


US Manufacturing Barely Expands as Global Economy Slows

October 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.


Mars Expands Operations, Acquires Mexican Manufacturer Grupo Turin

October 1, 2015 1:20 pm | by Mars, Inc.

Mars announced this week it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grupo Turin, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolates in Mexico since 1928 and owner of iconic brands such as Conejos and Turin.


ALDI Removes Synthetic Colors, PHOs, MSG from Exclusive Brands

October 1, 2015 1:10 pm | by ALDI

ALDI announced that it has removed certified synthetic colors, removed partially hydrogenated oils and removed added MSG from all of its exclusive brand food products. The announcement is part of the company's efforts to expand store offerings and address customers' preferences and needs about particular ingredients in their food.


Coca-Cola to Tweak Vitaminwater Labels to Settle Lawsuit

October 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

Coca-Cola will tweak the labeling for Vitaminwater to settle a lawsuit that it was making misleading health claims about the drinks.  


Food Industry CEOs Call For 'Sound' Deal on Climate Change

October 1, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press

The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation's conference on climate change later this year in Paris. The 10 companies, including cereal maker General Mills and candy maker Mars Inc., will run an open letter as a full-page ad in the Financial Times and Washington Post on Thursday.


Fall Protections, Hazard Communications Top List Of Workplace Safety Violations

October 1, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Failure to implement proper protection against falls topped the latest annual list of workplace safety violations, federal labor officials announced Tuesday.


ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

October 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

ConAgra Foods will eliminate 1,500 jobs — which represents 30 percent of its office-based workforce — and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska, with the goal of creating a more-efficient packaged food company.


Officials: Key Fishing Area for Atlantic Cod in Dire Shape

October 1, 2015 8:45 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.


USDA: Pig Virus that Struck US Similar to China Strain

October 1, 2015 8:30 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

A virus that killed more than 8 million baby pigs in 2013 and 2014 nearly matches the DNA of a virus found in China and was likely carried into the United States on reusable tote bags used in international trade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.


1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting at Western Kentucky Food Plant

October 1, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

A Kentucky woman has died of what police say appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and another person was injured in a shooting at a ConAgra Foods plant.

Coke Ending Sponsorship of Dietitians Group

September 30, 2015 1:45 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coca-Cola says it will not renew its sponsorship of a professional group for dietitians, bringing to a halt one of the many outreach efforts on health by the world's biggest soda maker.


Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Service to More Locations

September 30, 2015 1:35 pm | by Associated Press

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding its online grocery service to eight more locations.


Whole Foods to Stop Selling Products Made by Inmates

September 30, 2015 1:25 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Whole Foods says it will stop selling products made by a prison labor program after a protest against the practice at one of its stores in Texas.

PMMI Report Shows Three Common Threads in Global Packaging Markets

September 30, 2015 1:15 pm | by PMMI

Health and wellness, recycling and environmental concerns, and the growth of the middle class are making an impact in every region.



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