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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.


Consumers Spending More on Specialty Food

September 30, 2015 1:05 pm | by Specialty Food Association

Specialty food is drawing a new crowd this year. Men are stepping up purchases, less affluent shoppers are buying a wide variety of products like artisanal cheese and single-origin chocolate, and millennials are showing their age at the store. These are some of the findings of new consumer research from the Specialty Food Association in conjunction with Mintel International.


PACK EXPO Las Vegas: PMMI Report Finds Flexible Packaging Market Nearing Maturity

September 30, 2015 12:30 pm | by PMMI

A new report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, finds that the flexible packaging industry — projected to reach $32.7 billion in 2015 — is approaching maturity and can expect to see healthy growth and stability.


Making Coke at Home? Keurig Introduces 'Kold' Machine

September 30, 2015 10:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Making a glass of Coke at home will soon be possible. Keurig Green Mountain says it will start selling a machine that makes single servings of cold beverages including Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper and flavored seltzer waters.


Kellogg Buys Egyptian Cereal Company for $50 Million

September 30, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press

Kellogg said this week that it bought Egyptian cereal company Mass Food Group for $50 million as it seeks to boost its presence in Africa.


Whole Foods to Cut About 1,500 Jobs Over Next 8 Weeks

September 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Grocery chain Whole Foods is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks as it looks to lower prices and keep up with competition.

US Packaging Machinery Market Grows 4.2 Percent in 2014

September 30, 2015 8:45 am | by PMMI

The U.S. packaging machinery market grew 4.2 percent from 2013 to 2014, coming in at $9.41 billion, according to the 2015 PMMI State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report.


Anheuser-Busch Delivers More than 51,000 Cans of Water to Northern California for Those Battling Wildfires

September 30, 2015 8:25 am | by Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — to firefighters and relief workers trying to quell wildfires in Northern California.  


AD-4971 Series Metal Detector

September 30, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

Company's new AD-4971 Series Metal Detector provides high-sensitivity detection on a wide range of different product types, including fresh produce, packaged foods, beverages, and many other products. 

EPA Rules Will Strengthen Pesticide Safety on Farms

September 29, 2015 2:00 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.



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