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Taco Bell's 1st Location to be Lifted and Moved

November 19, 2015 9:05 am | by Associated Press

The taco chain said Wednesday that it is saving its first restaurant from demolition by lifting it from its 53-year-old foundation in Downey, California, near Los Angeles, and moving it 45 miles southeast to Taco Bell's headquarters in Irvine.

Infographic: Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes — Worker Injuries And PPE

November 19, 2015 2:45 am | by Magid

In a manufacturing plant, some hazards can't be avoided — and worker injuries can be costly. Luckily, with PPE and proper practices, these injuries can frequently be avoided. Check out some stats on common worker injuries and their costs, and learn a few methods on how to avoid them, courtesy of Magid.


Q&A: GE Digital's Katie Moore On Brilliant Factory Technologies, Food Industry Applications

November 18, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Food Manufacturing recently corresponded with GE Digital's Katie Moore to discuss brilliant factory technologies and how these solutions and concepts can be of benefit to those in the food manufacturing industry.


Tamale Takedown: Traveler Carried 450 Illegal Pork Tamales

November 18, 2015 3:30 pm | by Associated Press

The latest large seizure of illegal contraband at Los Angeles International Airport didn't involve narcotics. Federal authorities seized 450 pork tamales from the luggage of a traveler arriving from Mexico.

Dunkin' Donuts Tests Delivery and On-the-Go Ordering

November 18, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

Dunkin' Donuts is testing delivery and on-the-go ordering.

Report: Free-From Food Trends Reshaping Thanksgiving and Other Meal Occasions

November 18, 2015 9:45 am | by Packaged Facts

There is a growing trend among American consumers, as well as in global markets, toward the avoidance of a host of specific food ingredients and components. The ingredients not found in our foods are scrutinized just as much as the ingredients that are included.


ConAgra Transformation Continues, Spins Off Lamb Weston

November 18, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press

The company said Wednesday that it will split off leading brands such as Chef Boyardee and Healthy Choice into Conagra Brands Inc. It will spin off its frozen potato business under the Lamb Weston name.


Pork Industry Committed to Responsible Antibiotics Use

November 18, 2015 9:20 am | by National Pork Board

The National Pork Board on Wednesday reiterated the proactive steps the U.S. pork industry has taken to ensure responsible antibiotic use on pig farms. Pork industry leaders say calls by various organizations to end antibiotic use on farms are misguided and would have a negative impact on food safety.


Cargill Surpasses 10 Million Hours Without Lost Time Accident at Texas Beef Plant

November 18, 2015 8:05 am | by Cargill

While the company applauds this significant milestone, Cargill's Friona beef plant employees aren't fixated on this record — they're aiming for greater achievements.


CM3570 CombiChecker

November 18, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

The CM3570 CombiChecker system performs two key inspection functions in one simple integrated solution


FDA Releases Proposed Rule to Establish ‘Gluten-Free’ Labeling Compliance Requirements for Fermented, Hydrolyzed and Distilled Foods

November 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released a proposed rule to establish requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed foods, or foods that contain fermented or hydrolyzed ingredients, and bear the “gluten-free” claim. The proposed rule, titled “Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented or Hydrolyzed Foods,” pertains to foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, cheese, green olives, vinegar, and FDA regulated beers.


Worker Killed In Food Service Packaging Accident

November 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press

A 28-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man has died after a workplace accident at a manufacturing plant in Lakeville.


Constellation To Pay $1B For Craft Brewer Ballast Point

November 17, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Constellation Brands, which owns dozens of wine brands and the U.S. distribution rights to Mexican beers Corona, Modelo Especial and Pacifico, announced its acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for a record $1 billion.


Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Product Due to Possible Adulteration

November 17, 2015 9:45 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.


Viral Review Triggers Run on Patti LaBelle Pies at Wal-Mart

November 17, 2015 9:00 am | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

The pie became a viral sensation during the weekend — selling roughly one every second — after a customer sang its praise in a YouTube video.

Top Food & Beverages Trends for 2016

November 17, 2015 8:35 am | by Innova Market Insights

The “clean eating” trend has inspired a back to basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends list for 2016.

Ben & Jerry’s To Debut Vegan Ice Cream

November 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

The celebrated ice cream makers began testing non-dairy alternatives earlier this year.

Taco Bell Extends Food Commitment to Serve Cage-Free Eggs in All US Restaurants by End of 2016

November 17, 2015 7:50 am | by Taco Bell Corp.

Taco Bell on Monday announced that 100% of its U.S. corporate and franchise-owned restaurants will exclusively serve cage-free eggs by December 31, 2016.

Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2016 IPPE

November 17, 2015 7:45 am | by North American Meat Institute

The North American Meat Institute and the American Meat Science Association will jointly host the “Pork 101” education workshop at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo January 26-28, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Smithfield Foods CEO C. Larry Pope to retire on Dec. 31

November 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press

Smithfield Foods, Inc. CEO C. Larry Pope is stepping down at the end of the year.



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