Advertisement
News
Subscribe to Food Manufacturing News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Today in Food Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

Son of Victim to Attend Deadly Salmonella-Tainted PB Trial

July 28, 2014 8:10 am | by Associated Press

The upcoming trial of the Peanut Corporation of America's salmonella outbreak of 2008 has a Minnesota son, who lost his mother after she ate tainted peanut butter, hoping to send a message to food manufacturers on peddling contaminated food.

TOPICS:

Iowa Town to Lose 450 Jobs From Tyson Foods Closure

July 28, 2014 8:00 am | by Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa

Approximately 450 employees of the Cherokee, Iowa Tyson Foods will lose their jobs with the upcoming closure of the plant. The company, which is the second-largest employer of the city, is also closing plants in Buffalo, New York and Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

TOPICS:

Coors President, CEO to Retire

July 25, 2014 3:06 pm | by Associated Press

Molson Coors Brewing Company said its President and CEO Peter Swinburn, 61, is retiring at the end of the year. The brewing company, which is based in Denver and Montreal, is known for its Coors Light, Molson Canadian and Blue Moon brands.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Consumers Say Beer Brands Reflect Sense of Individual Style

July 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Mintel

When it comes to craft beer, consumers like bold flavors. But they also place importance on what the beer may say about them. Research by Mintel shows 70 percent of drinkers think the brand of beer reflects their lifestyles and 66 percent say the style of the beer does the same.

TOPICS:

Alaska Gov. Asks Feds to Buy 1M Cases of Canned Salmon

July 25, 2014 2:45 pm | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell wants the USDA to purchase $37M worth of canned pink salmon under a law that allows for buying surplus food from farmers and donating it to food banks. Parnell's request is to reduce inventories to help slow the price decline.

TOPICS:

Court Reverses Ruling On Public Hearings About Antibiotics in Livestock Feed

July 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

A federal appeals court ruled the FDA isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed. The court said the FDA isn't required to hold hearings because it has made no official finding that antibiotics pose a health risk.

TOPICS:

Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

A federal appeals court threw out claims against Chiquita Brands made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. The lawsuits accused Chiquita of assisting in the killings by paying $1.7 million to a violent right-wing paramilitary group.

TOPICS:

Infographic: Foodservice Needs, Behaviors Show Generation Gap

July 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Technomic

Generation Z, the first true digital generation, prioritizes speed of service, technology and having what they want, when they want it. Information on Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers is also included as part of a study conducted by Technomic.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Wake Up, America! 10 Hours of Energy in One Shot

July 25, 2014 9:57 am | by LXR Biotech, LLC

Eternal Energy TR introduces a new patented time-released energy blend that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours. That's twice as long as the category leader. The company said it saw a need for a product that gets you through the entire work day.

TOPICS:

Munch on This: Chips That Are Actually Good For You

July 25, 2014 9:51 am | by Quest Nutrition

The latest innovation in the snacking industry is here. Quest Protein Chips are the first high-protein snack potato chip that are actually good for you, instead of just "less bad." Each personal size bag boasts a full 21 grams of high-quality whey-based protein.

TOPICS:

Pork Giant WH Group Makes Second IPO Attempt

July 25, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press

WH Group, the Chinese pork producer that attempted a $5.3 billion initial public offering earlier this year before scrapping it, is making a second IPO attempt. The company, which bought U.S. producer Smithfield Foods last year, said the deal would raise $2 billion.

TOPICS:

Premiumization is Key to Increased Distilled Spirits Consumption

July 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Beverage Information & Insights Group

According to the Beverage Information & Insights Group's 2014 Liquor Handbook, premium distilled spirits are coming back strong in today's economy. Consumers seem to be drinking less in general, but when they do indulge, they enjoy premium brands.

TOPICS:

Coca-Cola Sales Jump Nearly 9 Percent in 2Q

July 25, 2014 9:20 am | by Associated Press

Coca-Cola Enterprises, an Atlanta-based company, reported an increase in its earnings this quarter by 8.8 percent. The adjusted profit topped analysts' expectations. Profits increased from $182 million in the same quarter last year to $198 million this quarter.

TOPICS:

Infographic: How Useful is Nutritional Information?

July 25, 2014 8:42 am | by Hartman Group

The Hartman Group's report How America Eats explores the intersections of food cultures, eating behaviors and consumer perceptions of healthy eating and weight management. How useful do the different generation gaps find nutritional information?

TOPICS:

Bolthouse Farms Gets Colorful With New Kids Line

July 24, 2014 3:05 pm | by Bolthouse Farms

Bolthouse Farms, known for its baby carrots and juice beverages, announced a new line of kids snacks that is based around real fruits and vegetables with no added preservatives and is designed for maximum kid craveability. The company is hoping to make healthier products for children.

TOPICS:

Diageo Sips on Savings by Reducing Carbon Footprint 95 Percent

July 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by Diageo

Liquor Giant Diageo is expanding its commitment to purchase green natural gas in Canada for its Manitoba and Quebec locations. Purchasing green natural gas for these facilities will reduce the sites' carbon footprints by 95 percent and 80 percent, respectively.

TOPICS:

Consumer Trends: Income Does Not Determine Shoppers' Label Preference

July 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Integer Group

In a new study, research shows that while income groups differ slightly on their perception about private labels, their behaviors are very similar. Most shoppers across income groups say they routinely compare prices between private labels and national brands.

TOPICS:

Alcohol Deliveries Drive a Trend in Denver

July 24, 2014 12:30 pm | by Drizly

Denver joins Chicago and New York City as cities experiencing the magic of Drizly alcohol delivery. Beginning today, Denverites can get their favorite beer, wine and liquor delivered in just 20-40 minutes, for the same price that they pay for products in the store.

TOPICS:

Colorado's JBS USA Workers Approve 5-Year Contract to Up Wages

July 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

United Food and Commercial Workers Union officials say JBS USA'S meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado has approved a five-year agreement that would increase employee wages. The agreement would include $1.80 hourly pay raises over the next five years.

TOPICS:

Scientists Compare Environmental Costs of Beef to Other Proteins

July 24, 2014 11:30 am | by Weizmann Institute of Science

A new study conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science looked at the five main sources of protein in the American diet: dairy, beef, poultry, pork and eggs. They calculated the environmental inputs, or costs, per nutritional unit. Find out the real price of steak.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading