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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 15, 2015 10:26 am | by MITCH STACY, Associated Press

Listeria was discovered during routine swabbing that is part of the monitoring process, and the Columbus-based company is taking steps to figure out how it got into the plant, CEO John Lowe said in a statement on the company's website.

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Majority of Adults Favor Ban on Powdered Alcohol

June 15, 2015 9:35 am | by University of Michigan Health System

After this year's legalization of powdered alcohol, some states have already banned it — a move that the majority of the public supports, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

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Authorities Investigate Alleged Abuse at Colorado Dairy

June 15, 2015 9:25 am | by COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press

Authorities are investigating whether any of the workers at a Colorado dairy farm filmed kicking and hitting cows should be charged with a crime. But they could have a hard time finding the workers and prosecuting them if they do.

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Got Pot? San Fran. to Host Medical Marijuana Food Fair

June 15, 2015 9:00 am | by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

Marijuana is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn't stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms of the drug from putting on an outdoor food festival to showcase their wares.

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Calif. Orders Large Water Cuts For Farmers

June 15, 2015 8:45 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

As California grapples with a relentless drought, state regulators on Friday ordered farmers and others who hold some of the strongest water rights in the state to stop all pumping from three major waterways in one of country's prime farm regions.

Maine Lobster Marketers Look to Re-Brand 'Shedders' as Treat

June 15, 2015 8:20 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

Newly-molted lobsters, sometimes called "shedders" in New England, are crustaceans that have recently grown out of their old shells. Shedders tend to cost a little less than harder or "old shell" lobsters at restaurants and lobster pounds that sell both.

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Brown-Forman Buys Southern Indiana Mill

June 15, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press

 A Kentucky company that's a top maker of whiskey and other spirits is buying a southern Indiana lumber mill that will turn out wooden segments for its bourbon barrels.

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New Bird Flu Cases Slow, Focus Turns to Preventing Repeat

June 12, 2015 3:35 pm | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.

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EU Regulators: Acrylamide a Public Health Concern

June 12, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

European regulators classified a chemical naturally occurring in a wide range of foods as a public health concern.

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New Polymer Could Bolster Food's Texture, Taste, Health Benefits

June 12, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

More than two decades after its discovery, Oregon State University recently began licensing a patented polymer that could transform production of dairy products and other materials.

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US Wholesale Prices Jump in May, Led By Eggs

June 12, 2015 1:40 pm | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price of eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza.

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Milk Proteins May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

June 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences

Researchers have determined that dietary compounds formed in milk-based products lowered serum total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglycerides in mice.

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Researchers Examine How to Minimize Drought Impact on Important Food Crops

June 12, 2015 12:55 pm | by Indiana University

The worldwide demand for legumes, one of the world's most important agricultural food crops, is growing; at the same time, their production has been adversely affected by drought.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 12, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

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 the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Whole Foods: New Chain to be Named For '365' Store Brand

June 12, 2015 12:10 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Whole Foods says it will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its "365 Everyday Value" house brand.

Photos of the Day: The World's Largest Bag of Beef Jerky

June 12, 2015 10:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Today, June 12, marks the fourth annual National Jerky Day and this year hunger doesn't stand a chance. Meatzilla is the world's largest bag of beef jerky. Take a look at these crazy pictures!

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Ahead of the Bell: Krispy Kreme Rises

June 12, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press

Krispy Kreme's stock is rising in Thursday premarket trading as the doughnut chain's first-quarter profit beat analysts' estimates.

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Hops Growers Rush to Meet Rising Demand From Craft Brewers

June 12, 2015 9:25 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Hops are in short supply because of the dramatic increase in the popularity of craft breweries. That has growers in the Yakima Valley, which produces 75 percent of the nation's hops, rushing to expand their production.

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Judge Rejects DOJ Plan to Notify Food Posioning Victims

June 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.

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Americans May be Wasting More Food Than They Think

June 11, 2015 3:35 pm | by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Most Americans are aware that food waste is a problem, are concerned about it, and say they work to reduce their own waste, but nearly three-quarters believe that they waste less food than the national average, new research suggests.

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