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Chobani Selected as Greek Yogurt Provider For School Lunches

June 30, 2015 9:10 am | by KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.

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ConAgra to Sell Store-Brand Food Business

June 30, 2015 8:30 am | by The Associated Press

ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp.

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Kellogg's Unveils 40+ New Products

June 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company is introducing more than 40 new products across its U.S. lineup with a wave of foods that fit the latest trends in nutrition, taste and convenience. 

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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 29, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

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GOP Bill to Privatize Wine, Liquor Sales Under Construction

June 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press

A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans, with votes possible in the coming days, an architect of the plan said late last week.

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Cattle ID System Shows its Muzzle

June 29, 2015 1:20 pm | by INDERSCIENCE PUBLISHERS

Researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. 

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In the News: Sysco Pulling Out of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out everything you need to know about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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Photo of the Day: Beer Fizzics

June 29, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Have you ever been drinking a can of beer at home and wished it had that frothy head of foam that only seems to apply to draft beer? Well, beer aficionados are in luck, as a new innovative technology introduced at the CE Week gadget show in New York this week promises to deliver just that.

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Monsanto to Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 29, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto plans to upgrade a Louisiana chemical plant in order to help produce a new line of herbicide.

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Infographic: How Consumers Opt to Reduce Excess Sugar Intake

June 29, 2015 10:00 am | by DSM

Based on an international survey conducted in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France and Australia, DSM published findings that show approximately two-thirds of consumers are concerned about excess sugar.

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Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Pungent Fungus Prized by Foodies

June 29, 2015 9:35 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

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Sysco Pulling Out of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press

Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Commission legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the two food-service companies.

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Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Voluntary Recalls Limited Quantity Of Atkins Chocolate Candies

June 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Atkins Chocolate Candies because it may contain Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candies.

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Indiana Crops See Projected $300M Hit from June Flooding

June 29, 2015 7:55 am | by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

This month's heavy rains and flooding across much of Indiana have already reduced the state's corn and soybean crop by nearly $300 million, agriculture experts estimated Friday, adding that the damage could escalate with more wet weather.

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USDA Proposes Healthier Fare for Child, Adult Day Cares

June 29, 2015 7:45 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press

As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.

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Legal Fight Centers on Recipes of 'M-A-S-H' Hot Dog Eatery

June 29, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.

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Farm, Development Groups Call for Coordinated, Agriculture-Based Effort to Meet Global Food Security Needs

June 29, 2015 7:15 am | by Farm Journal Foundation

A coalition of farm and international development organizations and agriculture-related foundations sent a letter last week to congressional committees calling for a coordinated approach from the federal government to meeting global food security needs. 

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Photos of the Day: Pizza Chain Smashes World Record For Most People Tossing Pizza Dough

June 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by Papa John's

Central London was covered in flour and dough earlier today as Papa John's staff broke a Guinness World Record title to celebrate the launch of the pizza chain's 300th store in the United Kingdom.

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Governors Urge EPA to Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 26, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press

The EPA says it's reducing the volumes because infrastructure inadequacies limit how much can be consumed. However, corn growers and other supporters of the higher standard say they're needed to force oil companies to improve infrastructure at gas pumps to deliver ethanol fuel blends above the current 10 percent mix.

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Flag Smut Infecting Kansas Wheat For First Time Since 1930s

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

A fungal infection not seen on Midwestern wheat since the Great Depression is now reported to be spreading, according to reports.

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