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Canada Seeks $3B in US Tariffs as Meat Labeling Fight Continues

June 5, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press

Canada has filed a request to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on the United States in the latest move in an ongoing trade dispute.

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Smucker Shares Fall on Lower 4Q Sales and Forecast

June 5, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press

J.M. Smucker said sales of its jams and jellies, Folgers coffee, Pillsbury baking mixes and frostings, Crisco shortenings and Jif peanut butter all fell in its latest quarter, and its outlook was short of Wall Street estimates.

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Slow Booze? Not Anymore — Making Whiskey at Whip Crack Speed

June 5, 2015 8:35 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press

Everyone knows the secret to great whiskey is long, slow aging in oak barrels tucked away in cellars and warehouses for a decades-long nap. Or is it?

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US to Allow Dutch Egg Imports in Wake of Bird Flu

June 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Netherlands will soon become the only European country allowed to export eggs into the U.S. as an avian influenza outbreak hammers the domestic egg industry.

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PepsiCo Looking to Launch 'Craft' Fountain Sodas

June 4, 2015 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press

PepsiCo is looking to launch a line of "craft" fountain sodas made with sugar in hopes of appealing to people who may shun big soda brands.

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Kraft Shareholders to Vote on Heinz Merger as Workers Brace For Cuts

June 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Shareholders of Kraft Foods Group are preparing to vote on the proposed merger with H.J. Heinz Co. amid concerns about what the deal could mean for Kraft employees.

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First Lady Boosts Pollinating Insects at Garden Harvest

June 4, 2015 9:28 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food eaten daily in the U.S. Therefore, it's important to help the bees, butterflies and other creatures that spread the pollen that helps food grow.

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Maplehurst Bakeries to Build New Tenn. Facility, Create 147 Jobs

June 4, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press

A leading bakery products producer is investing $103 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County that's expected to create 147 jobs.

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USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Not Good Enough For Outbreak

June 4, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press

A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

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Taco Bell to Serve Alcohol at Chicago Location

June 4, 2015 8:35 am | by The Associated Press

Taco Bell says it will serve beer, wine and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open in Chicago this summer.

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Subway Joins Companies Dropping Artificial Ingredients

June 4, 2015 8:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The sandwich chain known for its marketing itself as a fresher alternative to hamburger chains told The Associated Press it will remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its menu in North America by 2017.

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7 Projects to Make Progress on Global Food Security in 5 Years

June 3, 2015 1:35 pm | by JOHN HOPKINS MEDICINE

With the world's population likely to exceed 9.5 billion by the year 2050, the global community faces an enormous challenge — how do we ensure that everyone will have enough nutritious and safe food to secure a desirable level of health?

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Kraft Shareholders Will Vote July 1 on Heinz Merger

June 3, 2015 1:25 pm | by Associated Press

Shareholders of Kraft Foods will vote July 1 on whether to sell their company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co. The deal announced in March will create one of the world's largest food companies with revenue of about $28 billion.

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Coke Unveils First Entirely Plant-Based Plastic Bottle

June 3, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

The Coca-Cola Company on Wednesday debuted the world's first plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials.

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In the News: Federal Eateries Join White House Effort to Curb Animal Antibiotic Use

June 3, 2015 11:55 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

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

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Meat Industry, Environmentalists Critique White House Antibiotic Efforts

June 3, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Meat producers said antibiotics used on livestock and poultry are strictly regulated and safe for humans. Environmental advocates, meanwhile, said the policy would continue to enable the drugs’ "irresponsible" use on farms.

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5 Ways Food Brands Can Get 'FIT' For the Future

June 3, 2015 9:50 am | by Technomic Inc.

The food industry will eclipse $2 trillion in annual sales by 2025, but restaurants, retailers and manufacturers will be locked into an intense competition for market share and must continually innovate to grow their businesses.

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Kraft, Mondelez Seek Dismissal of Price Manipulation Charges

June 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Kraft and Mondelez on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss two counts in a civil lawsuit over alleged wheat price manipulation.

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New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

June 3, 2015 8:25 am | by RIK STEVENS, Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday vetoed a measure that would have allowed some images of minors to grace alcoholic beverage labels as long as they didn't encourage young people to drink.

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Maggi Noodles Ordered Off Shelves Due to Lead Level

June 3, 2015 8:00 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.

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