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Dairy vs. Dairy Alternatives: Competition is on the Rise

May 29, 2015 2:20 pm | by Packaged Facts

The ongoing competition between dairy and dairy alternatives is only beginning to reach its apex and will continue to intensify over the next several years as consumers grow more comfortable with milk alternatives and scrutiny of dairy products escalates.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

May 29, 2015 2:00 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 content of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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20-Year-Old Wisconsin Cheddar Makes Debut at $209 a Pound

May 29, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

The cheddar from Hook's Cheese Co. of Mineral Point goes on sale Friday for $209 a pound. Most of the 450-pound supply is already spoken for, with orders coming in after the planned sale went public earlier this year.

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No Beer? Anheuser-Busch Cans Water For Texas Flood Victims

May 29, 2015 11:25 am | by Associated Press

An Anheuser-Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Washington Farmers are Dumping Unprofitable Apples

May 29, 2015 9:35 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Nearly $100 million worth of apples that cannot be sold have been dumped into fields across central Washington, the nation's most productive apple region. The apples are being left to rot and compost in the hot sun, an unusual occurrence for an industry that has found ways to market ever-growing crops.

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Infographic: How Avian Influenza Outbreak is Affecting Global Poultry Markets

May 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Rabobank is predicting that chicken producers in countries with balanced markets will continue to enjoy healthy margins, but stresses the importance that global approaches to deal with the avian influenza are now more important than ever.

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Judge: No Juror Miscondcut in Ga. Peanut Trial Convictions

May 29, 2015 9:05 am | by RUSS BYNUM, KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct.

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Healthy Foods Company Hopes to Add More Than 200 Pennsylvania Jobs

May 29, 2015 8:35 am | by The Associated Press

A company that sells specialty fresh vegetables and healthy party trays plans to add 200 to 250 employees by more than tripling the size of its south-central Pennsylvania operation.

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Mondelez International Reports Good Progress Against Global Well-Being Goals

May 29, 2015 8:10 am | by Mondelez International, Inc.

Mondelez International has published its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress Report. The report details how the world's leading snacking company exceeded many key environmental goals and took significant steps forward to meet its remaining global well-being targets by 2020. 

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Friday Food Funnies

May 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Okay, I admit it: writing about GMOs, acquisitions, monthly sales figures and the deadly bird flu can get a little humdrum. That's why Food Manufacturing is thrilled to present a new weekly series, Friday Food Funnies.

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Mystery of Disappearing Holes in Swiss Cheese Solved

May 28, 2015 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press

A Swiss agricultural institute discovered that tiny specks of hay are responsible for the famous holes in cheeses like Emmentaler or Appenzeller. 

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Nestlé Touts Home Water Delivery

May 28, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The nation's largest bottled water seller sees online sales as an increasingly vital component of its business.

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Survey: Millennials Love Mayonnaise

May 28, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Association for Dressings & Sauces

In a recent U.S. survey by the Association for Dressings and Sauces, Millennials or Generation Y (born between 1980 and 2000) came out on top as frequent purchasers of mayonnaise or whipped dressings in the past month

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Chobani CEO Pledges to Donate Most of Wealth

May 28, 2015 12:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion.

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Falling Chicken Prices Weigh on Sanderson Farms in 2Q

May 28, 2015 11:55 am | by The Associated Press

Sanderson Farms' second-quarter profit jumped almost 40 percent, but declining chicken prices and rising expenses still left the company short of Wall Street expectations.

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Photo of the Day: Food Companies Make Straws Out of Meat, Cookies

May 28, 2015 11:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Thirsty? Hungry? Now you can satisfy both cravings at the same time! From pork to cookies, and everything in between, consumers are enjoying sipping up their drinks with delicious foods.

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Top US Manufacturers View Labor Issues as Increasing Risk

May 28, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Though the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, manufacturers cited a number of risks affecting their ability to grow and innovate, including growth, workforce and innovation.

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EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed

May 28, 2015 10:15 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.

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Ohio House OKs Ban on Pure Caffeine, Powdered Alcohol Sales

May 28, 2015 9:05 am | by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

A bill banning the sale of pure caffeine products in Ohio cleared the state House on Wednesday, one year after a high school senior overdosed on a powdered form of the stimulant and died.

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Bill Would Limit Arsenic in Rice

May 28, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would be required to establish a limit for arsenic levels in rice under a bill introduced in Congress last week.

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