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Starbucks: Mobile Order-and-Pay Now Available Nationally

September 22, 2015 9:40 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Starbucks says its mobile app that lets people order and pay in advance will be available nationally starting Tuesday. That means lattes, breakfast sandwiches and other items you want could theoretically be waiting for you by the time you arrive.

General Mills 1Q Profit Jumps, Beats Forecasts

September 22, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press

General Mills reported a 24 percent boost in first-quarter profit as it lowered costs and increased volume. The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods had net income of $426.6 million, or 69 cents per share.


Iowa Company Gets First USDA License for Bird Flu Vaccine

September 22, 2015 9:15 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

The first license to develop a bird flu vaccine has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a crucial step toward preventing another devastating outbreak like the one that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring.


With 40+ Sessions in Place, PMMI Releases Final Innovation Stage Schedule for PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 22, 2015 8:45 am | by PMMI

Presenters to address food safety, regulatory compliance, automation, workforce engagement and more.


In the News: IRS Says Coca-Cola Owes $3.3 Billion in Back Taxes

September 22, 2015 8:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out everything you need to know by browsing this compilation of media coverage.


ConAgra Reports 1Q Loss

September 22, 2015 7:55 am | by Associated Press

The maker of Chef Boyardee, Hebrew National hot dogs and other packaged foods on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.24 billion in its fiscal first quarter.

Absorbent Pads

September 22, 2015 7:15 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new eco-friendly line of Oil Eater Naturals pads, rolls and socks is designed to provide a safer and cleaner workplace and help companies to meet OSHA and EPA requirements.

Quad Pulse Package PX Dust Collector

September 22, 2015 7:05 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new Quad Pulse Package PX dust collector offers high performance in a compact unit designed for processes that produce hazardous dusts in high concentrations.


Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years in Prison for Outbreak

September 21, 2015 4:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case. The outbreak in 2008 and 2009 killed nine Americans and sickened hundreds more, and triggered one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.


Peanut Exec's Family Asks Judge to Show Mercy in Salmonella Case

September 21, 2015 2:35 pm | by Associated Press

The family of a former peanut executive is asking a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing him for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. Stewart Parnell faces up to 803 years in prison. He was convicted a year ago of knowingly shipping contaminated peanut butter and faking results of lab tests.


Survey Shows Less Optimism Among Manufacturers

September 21, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Although most mid-sized manufacturers still expect to grow their revenues this year and next, recent survey results reflect diminished expectations compared to recent years.


McDonald's Shareholder Calls For Stronger Steps On Antibiotics

September 21, 2015 1:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Congregation of Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas last week filed a shareholder proposal calling on McDonald's to add beef and pork to previously announced plans to end purchases of chickens raised with antibiotics.


PACK EXPO Las Vegas Brings the World of Automation Together with the Center for Trends and Technology

September 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by PMMI

The drivers and technologies shaping today’s automated machinery are on display throughout PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015. And they are in the spotlight at The Center for Trends and Technology: Improving Production Through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program.


State Fairs Won't Press Broiler Industry's Bird Flu Luck

September 21, 2015 12:45 pm | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

The South is the heart of U.S. broiler chicken production and escaped the deadly bird flu virus that devastated flocks in the Midwest this spring. Autumn, however, brings the possibility that migrating wild birds will carry the virus to the lower half of the U.S.


Florida Candy Factory Makes Angel Mints For Higher Purpose

September 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by TRACEY MCMANUS, Tampa Bay Times

It was only after he lost his biggest customer that candy maker Scott Rehm realized who cared most about his peppermints.


Report: Growing Consumer Concerns on Sugar Intake Pave Way for Sugar-Reduced Dairy

September 21, 2015 12:05 pm | by DSM

Based on an international survey, the report zooms in on consumer perceptions around sugar in dairy. Despite the fact that 62% of consumers surveyed are concerned about the sugar content in their dairy, sugared dairy is still preferred over sugar-reduced or no added sugar varieties.


North Dakota Bottling Company Suing PepsiCo Over Contract

September 20, 2015 2:30 pm | by Associated Press

A North Dakota Pepsi distributor is accusing the soft drink company of breaking a 60-year-old contract on exclusive sales rights.


Peanut Executive in Salmonella Case Faces Sentencing

September 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

A year after a federal jury convicted him of crimes behind a salmonella outbreak blamed for killing nine people and sickening hundreds more, former peanut executive Stewart Parnell returns to court facing possible imprisonment for the rest of his life. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Monday in Albany, Georgia, for the 61-year-old former owner of Peanut Corporation of America.


Burger King's Black Burger Headed to U.S.

September 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Burger King is reportedly preparing to celebrate Halloween by offering its U.S. customers a chance to try a "black burger." The fast food chain debuted the unique-looking hamburger in Japan. The first iteration of the "Kuro" used bamboo charcoal to create black buns and infused its sauce with squid link.


Bakers Find New Ways to Respond To Operational Demands & Consumer Trends at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by PMMI

Baking and snack manufacturers will leave Las Vegas with food for thought.



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