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IFIC Foundation Research Highlights Changes in Consumers’ Perceptions of Food Safety Risks

September 2, 2015 8:55 am | by International Food Information Council Foundation

The top food safety concern among Americans is no longer “foodborne illness,” having been overtaken by “chemicals in food,” according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey.

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Report: Manufacturing Mergers Remain Active In First Quarter

September 2, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Mergers in the manufacturing and distribution industries are off 2014's pace but remain high relative to recent years, according to a new report.

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Poultry Industry Recognizes Cargill Turkey Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

September 2, 2015 7:45 am | by Cargill

Four Cargill turkey facilities were recognized in an awards program for outstanding safety performance by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.

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NY Governor: Long Island Plant Will Turn Food Waste Into Energy

September 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Associated Press

The so-called anaerobic digester project is slated for a 62-acre site in Yaphank. It will be operated by American Organic Energy at its compost facility and is expected to be completed in August 2016.

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Bonduelle USA Recalls Frozen Corn Because Of Possible Health Risk

September 1, 2015 1:15 pm | by FDA

Bonduelle USA Inc. is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not received any complaints in relation to this product and is not aware of any illnesses associated with the product to date.

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Protein Could Create Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

September 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Scottish researchers believe that a protein found in some Asian foods could eventually produce ice cream that melts much more slowly.

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In the News: Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After Listeria Recall

September 1, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out all the details by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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More Than 500K Pounds of Beef Patties Recalled Due to Misbranding

September 1, 2015 12:30 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Holten Meat Inc., is recalling 501,509 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

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7-Eleven Expands Home Delivery, But Slurpees Not Included

September 1, 2015 12:15 pm | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business News

7-Eleven expanded its home delivery service to three cities Tuesday, but its most well-known item, the Slurpee, isn't on the menu for now.

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FDA Issues Warning Letters to Powdered Caffeine Distributors

September 1, 2015 12:05 pm | by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.

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Hershey Ranked a Top 10 Brand for Millennials

September 1, 2015 8:45 am | by The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company has been recognized as a top company and workplace for millennials in the Youth 100 VoxBurner Report and 2015 Millennial Career Survey by the National Society of High School Scholars.

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Seattle-Based Frozen Seafood Producer Opens Georgia Plant

September 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press

Trident Seafoods announced Monday that its plant has opened in Carrollton, about 50 miles west of Atlanta.

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Potato Nutrition From A to Z

September 1, 2015 8:15 am | by United States Potato Board

Potato pop quiz! Are potatoes healthy? Yes! According to a National Eating Trends survey, potatoes are America's favorite side dish, and that's great news, America, because the potatoes you love are good for you, too.

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New Research Looks to Improve Crop Yields

September 1, 2015 8:00 am | by Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience LP and Elemental Enzymes Ag and Turf LLC on Tuesday announced a research initiative focused on improving crop productivity.  Working together and building on their respective innovation expertise, the two companies look to create breakthrough technologies that will enhance agricultural sustainability and help meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population.

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Ocho Rios Recalls Corned Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

September 1, 2015 7:45 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Ocho Rios, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,228 pounds of canned corned beef produced in Brazil 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 announced Monday.

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PROCESS EXPO Innovations Showcase Already a Success

September 1, 2015 7:30 am | by FPSA

The Innovations Showcase is a self-guided tour of processing and packaging innovations for the food and beverage industry from 40 PROCESS EXPO exhibitors

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KFC To Debut Fryerside Chats With Col. Sanders

September 1, 2015 7:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

KFC, which earlier this year revived its late founder for TV and web ads, will add yet another promotion to Colonel Sanders’ repertoire.

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Growers See Strong Apple-Picking Season in New England Region

August 31, 2015 1:00 pm | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press

As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year's and 18 percent above the region's five-year average.

Chipotle Sued In Class Action For Claiming Its Menu Is GMO Free

August 31, 2015 12:40 pm | by Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle's marketing and advertising campaign that claims its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms is actually deceptive and misleading to consumers because many of Chipotle's menu items actually do contain GMOs. 

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Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After Listeria Recall

August 31, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination.

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