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CM3570 CombiChecker

November 18, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

The CM3570 CombiChecker system performs two key inspection functions in one simple integrated solution


FDA Releases Proposed Rule to Establish ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling Compliance Requirements for Fermented, Hydrolyzed and Distilled Foods

November 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released a proposed rule to establish requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed foods, or foods that contain fermented or hydrolyzed ingredients, and bear the “gluten-free” claim. The proposed rule, titled “Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented or Hydrolyzed Foods,” pertains to foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, cheese, green olives, vinegar, and FDA regulated beers.


Worker Killed In Food Service Packaging Accident

November 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press

A 28-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man has died after a workplace accident at a manufacturing plant in Lakeville.


Constellation To Pay $1B For Craft Brewer Ballast Point

November 17, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Constellation Brands, which owns dozens of wine brands and the U.S. distribution rights to Mexican beers Corona, Modelo Especial and Pacifico, announced its acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for a record $1 billion.


Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Product Due to Possible Adulteration

November 17, 2015 9:45 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.


Viral Review Triggers Run on Patti LaBelle Pies at Wal-Mart

November 17, 2015 9:00 am | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

The pie became a viral sensation during the weekend — selling roughly one every second — after a customer sang its praise in a YouTube video.

Top Food & Beverages Trends for 2016

November 17, 2015 8:35 am | by Innova Market Insights

The “clean eating” trend has inspired a back to basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends list for 2016.

Ben & Jerry’s To Debut Vegan Ice Cream

November 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

The celebrated ice cream makers began testing non-dairy alternatives earlier this year.


Taco Bell Extends Food Commitment to Serve Cage-Free Eggs in All US Restaurants by End of 2016

November 17, 2015 7:50 am | by Taco Bell Corp.

Taco Bell on Monday announced that 100% of its U.S. corporate and franchise-owned restaurants will exclusively serve cage-free eggs by December 31, 2016.

Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2016 IPPE

November 17, 2015 7:45 am | by North American Meat Institute

The North American Meat Institute and the American Meat Science Association will jointly host the “Pork 101” education workshop at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo January 26-28, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Smithfield Foods CEO C. Larry Pope to retire on Dec. 31

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

Smithfield Foods, Inc. CEO C. Larry Pope is stepping down at the end of the year.


'McPick 2': McDonald's New Deal to Replace Dollar Menu

November 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

McDonald's hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. The fast-food chain will launch the "McPick 2" menu in January, which will let customers pick two of the following items for $2: a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks.

Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 16, 2015 10:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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


Food Safety and Inspection Service Releases New Guide to Help Food Processors Control Potential Allergens, Other Hazards

November 16, 2015 9:55 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger adverse reactions among consumers with allergies or other sensitivities.


San Francisco Students Battle Campus Sugary Drink Contract

November 16, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press

Students at a San Francisco university are objecting to plans to give "pouring rights" to Coca-Cola, Pepsi or another sugary drink company.

Washington State's New Wine Center on a Quest for Quality

November 16, 2015 9:30 am | by KATHERINE LONG, Seattle Times

With its new, $23 million wine science center in the Tri-Cities, Washington State University now runs what it calls one of the most advanced experimental winemaking facilities in the world.


Pork Company Announces More Corrective Actions Over Video

November 16, 2015 9:25 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

A Minnesota pork processor that's a major supplier to Hormel Foods said Friday that it has taken additional corrective measures in response to Hormel's concerns over actions depicted on an undercover video shot by an animal welfare group at an Austin slaughterhouse.


Most of Texas to Have Blue Bell Ice Cream by Mid-December

November 16, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press

Consumers in most of Texas and parts of Alabama will have Blue Bell treats available next month, as ice cream sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup at some of its plants.


Hershey Kisses Artificial Flavors Goodbye in Some Chocolates

November 16, 2015 9:15 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet. The candy company said last week that its milk chocolate Hershey's Kisses and bars are now being made with flavor from real vanilla instead of an artificial flavor.


Tecumseh Farms' Nebraska Poultry Plant Opens 30,000-Square-Foot Addition

November 16, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press

Tecumseh Farms has opened a new 30,000-square-foot addition to its poultry processing plant in the southeastern Nebraska city of Tecumseh, expanding its production capacity by 50 percent.



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