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Newly Relaunched InterBev to Co-Locate with PROCESS EXPO

March 25, 2014 12:22 pm

The Food Processing Suppliers Association and NüernbergMesse announced they will co-locate PROCESS EXPO and the newly relaunched InterBev Process in Chicago, beginning in 2015. The two shows, along with additional co-location partner the International Dairy Show, will take place Sept. 15-18, 2015.


Study Showcases Benefits of Canned Foods

March 25, 2014 12:18 pm

A Michigan State University study shows that canned foods are nutritious, affordable and safe, helping people increase their fruit and vegetable intake regardless of what area of the country they live, what time of year it is or how much money they make.


Arkansas Designated a Primary Peanut Producer

March 25, 2014 12:13 pm | by CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press

Arkansas has produced an average of at least 10,000 tons of peanuts within the past three years, and it's now getting some recognition for it. The National Peanut Board announced Monday that the state has been designated a primary peanut-producing state.


Maryland Committee Delays Plan to Allow Raw Milk Sales

March 25, 2014 12:11 pm | by NICK TABOR, Associated Press

A proposal to legalize raw milk sales in Maryland has been pushed back another year. The bill's chief sponsor hopes a report from Johns Hopkins University will give it the necessary push in 2015. Del. James Hubbard withdrew his bill on Monday.


Klingon Warnog Joins Federation of Star Trek Beers

March 25, 2014 12:09 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Klingon Warnog, the first Star Trek themed beer to hit the U.S., will soon be available to Klingons — and Klingon fans — throughout the country. Tin Man Brewing of Evansville, Ind., brewed the beverage in partnership with the Federation of Beer.


Free OEE Calculator Can Boost Food Manufacturer Efficiency, Savings

March 25, 2014 10:02 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged

Peak efficiency, reduced downtime and maximized productivity and product quality. It’s a food manufacturer’s dream. The Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence recommends its free new OEE Calculator for testing Overall Equipment Effectiveness to make that dream a reality.


Wendy’s to Accept Mobile Payments

March 25, 2014 9:59 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Wendy's is rolling out a program that lets customers pay using their smartphones. The Wendy's Co. has been testing the mobile payment option over the past year and said the majority of its U.S. locations are ready to accept the payments.


Breads Recalled for Listeria in Canada

March 25, 2014 9:55 am

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. is recalling some Co-op and Market Town Co-op brands of bread because of possible listeria contamination. Co-op California Garlic Bread and Garlic/Cheese bread, along with Market Town Co-op Pizza Bread have been pulled.


Swiss Emmentaler Named 2014 World Championship Cheese

March 25, 2014 9:52 am

An international panel of judges has named a Swiss Emmentaler as the 2014 World Championship Cheese. Cheesemaker Gerard Sinnesberger from Kaserei Sinnesberger in Gams, Switzerland, took top honors out of 2,615 entries for his Original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler.


Bankrupt Peanut Butter Plant Gets Last-Minute Bid

March 25, 2014 9:47 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press

A last-minute $25 million cash offer threatens to derail last week's bankruptcy court auction for Sunland Inc., a defunct New Mexico peanut butter plant. Sunland Inc. trustee Clarke Coll on Monday asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge David Thuma to let him consider the offer from Golden Boy Foods of Canada.


Photos of the Day: Chefs Fight Calif. Law Against Bare-Hand Contact

March 25, 2014 9:43 am

California is a straggler in banning bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Forty-one other states have a version of the legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown, which will require California chefs to wear gloves or use utensils in food and drink preparation starting in July.


Chefs Fight for Bare-Hand Contact in California

March 25, 2014 9:37 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

California is a straggler in banning bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Forty-one other states have a version of the legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown, which will require California chefs to wear gloves or use utensils in food and drink preparation starting in July.


Consumer Trends: Technomic Says Snack Consumption Is Rising

March 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Snack consumption is on the rise, as half of today's consumers say they eat snacks at least twice a day, an increase from the 48 percent who said the same in 2012. And about a third of consumers told Technomic they're snacking more frequently than they were just two years ago.


Canadian Officials Want to Fine Meat Plants for Food Safety Problems

March 24, 2014 12:43 pm | by John Cotter, The Canadian Press

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is proposing to give itself the power to fine meat processors that break hygiene and other operating rules meant to protect human health. But meat industry representatives and a food safety expert say they are skeptical. 


BeBevCo Launches Cheech and Chong Relaxation Ice Cream

March 24, 2014 12:40 pm

Bebida Beverage Company (BeBevCo) announced that its subsidiary, Relaxation Solutions, Inc., has secured a licensing agreement to brand its new line of Relaxation Ice Cream using Cheech and Chong. The ice cream treats are infused with hemp and supplements.


Yum CEO’s Pay Drops as KFC Struggles in China

March 24, 2014 12:34 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Yum CEO David Novak saw his pay package drop 22 percent to $10 million last year as the parent company fell short of its performance targets. The drop in pay from $12.8 million the previous year reflects the troubles that have beset KFC's China division.


Minn. Company Recalls Food Products for Listeria

March 24, 2014 12:31 pm

Parkers Farm Acquisition is recalling some of its peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads after authorities discovered some samples of the products contained listeria. The company is cooperating with an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


Anheuser-Busch Reaches Deal with Teamsters

March 24, 2014 12:27 pm

Anheuser-Busch and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal on a five-year contract for workers at the beverage maker's 12 U.S. breweries. The deal is subject to ratification by the union members.


Judge Schedules Sale of Northern Beef Packers

March 24, 2014 10:05 am

A bankruptcy judge has set a closing date for the sale of Northern Beef Packers, a failed South Dakota beef packing plant. A San Francisco-based investment banking firm still holds the top bid of $44.4 million for the plant, which filed for bankruptcy last summer.


PepsiCo CEO’s Pay Increased by 5 Percent

March 24, 2014 10:02 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi got a pay package worth $13.2 million last year, representing a 5 percent increase from the previous year. The pay bump was the result of a higher performance-based bonus, reflecting the company's improved financial results.



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