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Morton Salt To Close Chicago Facility

September 17, 2015 8:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

After more than 85 years, Morton Salt will cease its production and warehouse operations at a facility on Chicago's near north side next month.


Organic Trade Association Targets Organic Opportunities with State Agricultural Directors

September 17, 2015 8:45 am | by Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture this week that state agriculture directors are critical in the creation of much-needed policies that provide more choice and opportunity — including the organic option — in today's U.S. agricultural system.


Di Stefano Cheese Co. Recalls Ham Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection

September 17, 2015 8:30 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Di Stefano Cheese Co., a Pomona, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,280 pounds of Parma Boneless Ham produced in Italy that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.


International Supply Chain Standards Approved

September 17, 2015 8:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The joint panel's approval officially establishes the GS1 measures as ISO and IEC standards, which will help government and industry regulators, as well as software providers, incorporate them across global trade networks.


Report Spotlights Evolving Consumer Perceptions about Fat

September 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Credit Suisse AG

The Credit Suisse Research Institute today released a report entitled "Fat: The New Health Paradigm" which explores the influence of medical recommendations on fat consumption globally and the recent change in consumer perceptions of fat.


Report: 19% of U.S. Adults Purchase Ancient Grains on Menus or at Retail

September 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Packaged Facts

Data published by market research firm Packaged Facts in the report Food Formulation Trends: Ancient Grains and Sprouted Ingredients indicate that nearly a fifth (19%) of American adults have purchased menu or grocery items featuring ancient grains in the past 30 days, the same percentage as for sprouted grains/ingredients.


Minnesota Salmonella Cases Linked To Chipotle

September 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Minnesota health officials believe that dozens of cases of Salmonella are linked to Chipotle restaurants. The state's health department said that 45 cases were reported since Sept. 2, but that the actual number of people sickened was likely much higher.


Obama Nominates FDA's No. 2 Official to Lead Agency

September 16, 2015 2:01 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

President Barack Obama has nominated the Food and Drug Administration's second-highest ranking official, Dr. Robert Califf, to lead the agency, which regulates consumer products ranging from medications to seafood to cigarettes.


5 Key Trends Shaping Food and Beverage Packaging

September 16, 2015 8:40 am | by Packaged Facts

Dramatic changes in demographics, lifestyles, and eating patterns are creating new opportunities for food and beverage packaging.


Limited Precautionary Recall of 5oz Organicgirl Baby Spinach Announced

September 16, 2015 7:40 am | by FDA

Organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of September 13 due to test results indicating the presence of trace levels of the naturally-occurring element cadmium.


Industrial Cleaner

September 16, 2015 7:05 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new eco-friendly Oil Eater Original is a powerful, water-based cleaner-degreaser for industrial use. It quickly dissolves grease, oil and grime from machinery, equipment, concrete floors, tools, walls and more.

Vibratory Tables

September 16, 2015 6:55 am | by Food Manufacturing

These versatile vibratory tables are used for settling product contents in drums, bulk bags, portable bins, bulk boxes, gaylords, lever packs, concrete, foundries and moulds.

Carlsberg Recalls Staropramen Beer After Tainted Kegs Found

September 15, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press

Danish brewer Carlsberg says it's recalling more than 4,600 kegs of Staropramen beer in Sweden after identifying two cases where the kegs were filled with cleaning solution, injuring two people.


MillerCoors To Close Brewery, Add To Craft Beer Holdings

September 15, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

MillerCoors this week announced plans to close one of its eight U.S. breweries while bolstering its holdings in the craft beer market.


Company Warns Florida Schools About Recalled Apple Slices

September 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

A Pennsylvania company says bagged red apple slices voluntarily recalled last week may have been distributed in a Florida school district.


Subway: Co-Founder of Sandwich Chain DeLuca Dead at 67

September 15, 2015 12:15 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. He was 67.

Kellogg Company and Tolaram Announce New, Long-Term Partnership to Expand Presence in Africa

September 15, 2015 12:10 pm | by Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company announced today a new, long-term partnership with leading food company Tolaram Africa, significantly increasing Kellogg's presence in the growing African market and advancing the company's breakfast, snacks and emerging market strategies to drive future growth.  


Legumex Walker Lays Out Plan to Liquidate After Selling Special Crops Business

September 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press

Legumex Walker's battered shares shot up Monday after the Winnipeg-based handler of canola and specialty food crops said it hopes to sell its main assets and then wind up operations.


Wine and Tapas? Taco Bell to Serve Them in Chicago

September 15, 2015 9:25 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Taco Bell will open a location that serves wine, beer, sangria and frozen mixed drinks in Chicago next week, marking the first time the chain will serve alcohol in the United States. The new restaurant will also feature a variety of trends the chain says it is seeing among millennials: a menu of "tapas-style" appetizers, a mural by a local artist and an open kitchen.


Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

September 15, 2015 9:05 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Target is testing the online grocery delivery waters. The move comes as the discounter aims to bolster its online business under CEO Brian Cornell, who came on board in August 2014 and is reshaping its business.



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