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Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Coca-Cola officials vowed to be more transparent about the company’s research funding but criticized a recent report for creating "confusion" about its practices.

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19 People in 7 States Ill in E. coli Outbreak Tied to Costco

November 24, 2015 4:40 pm | by Associated Press

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 19 people in seven states have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad.


Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 4:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


General Mills Sets Goal to Buy All Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

November 24, 2015 4:00 pm | by Associated Press

General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.


Plans for Alcohol, Wine at Utah Starbucks on Hold

November 24, 2015 3:55 pm | by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

Utah regulators declined to rule Tuesday on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses.


Pinnacle Foods Buying Boulder Brands for About $710 Million

November 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press

Pinnacle Foods is buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million in a move that adds a line of health and wellness food brands to Pinnacle's offerings that include Birds Eye frozen foods, Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes.


Emails Reveal Coke's Role in Anti-Obesity Group

November 24, 2015 9:15 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network.


Campbell Soup Shares Soar on Strong Earnings, Outlook

November 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Campbell Soup jumped to a 16-year high after the soup, snacks and pasta maker's fiscal first-quarter adjusted profit topped analysts' estimates and the company increased its full-year earnings forecast.


Shares of Spam Maker Hormel Soar After Strong 4Q Earnings

November 24, 2015 7:35 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Hormel Foods jumped to an all-time high Tuesday after the maker of Spam canned ham and other foods surprised Wall Street with strong results for the fourth quarter and offered a better-than-expected earnings outlook for the year.


New Processing Plant Prepares Traditional Alaska Native Food

November 24, 2015 7:30 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press

The facility in Kotzebue, a commercial hub of 3,100 people in northwest Alaska, is incorporating traditional foods donated by hunters into the regular menu — a practice that's gaining interest nationally under a new federal law.


15 Die in Russia from Drinking Illegal Alcohol

November 23, 2015 10:45 am | by Associated Press

Russian investigators say 15 people have died in the past two weeks from drinking illegally produced alcoholic beverages, including five in a Siberian town who drank fake American whiskey.


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among its Thai Seafood Suppliers

November 23, 2015 10:20 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

The unusual disclosure comes from Geneva-based Nestle SA itself, which in an act of self-policing planned to announce the conclusions of its yearlong internal investigation on Monday. The study found virtually all U.S. and European companies buying seafood from Thailand are exposed to the same risks of abuse in their supply chains.


Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 23, 2015 9:45 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 stories of last week from the Food Manufacturing website.


Oregon and Washington Delay Crab Season Because of Toxin

November 23, 2015 9:05 am | by Associated Press

Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.


Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new study by Canadian and British researchers linked neonicotinoid pesticides to potentially decreased crop quality.

Scientists Say Feeding Fish Soy, Not Fish, More Sustainable

November 23, 2015 8:50 am | by DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press

Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.

Chipotle Bounces Back After End-of-Week Sell-Off

November 23, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

Chipotle rebounded from a heavy sell-off in shares to end last week after it was discovered that the E. coli outbreak connected to restaurant chain had spread from the Pacific Northwest to a number of other states.


E. coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Expands to 6 States

November 20, 2015 4:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

An outbreak of E. coli that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states. New cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases were discovered late last month in Oregon and Washington, and more recently in Minnesota.


New Still Added as Part of Maker's Mark Expansion

November 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Crank up the flow of red wax: Maker's Mark is boosting its bourbon output. The producers of the Kentucky whiskey are pouring about $67 million into an expansion that features a new still.


Sugar, Corn Industries Settle Sweetener Spat; Terms Secret

November 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement. Both sides announced the deal that puts an end to a trial that began nearly three weeks ago in Los Angeles federal court pitting sugar against high fructose corn syrup.


Kellogg Company's US Brands Debut New Products Reflecting Hot Trends

November 20, 2015 9:25 am | by Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company's U.S. brands will debut more that 40 new products in early 2016, each reflecting new or emerging consumer needs and preferences.


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