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YOPO: New Jersey Brewer Releasing Pope Francis-Inspired Beer

August 14, 2015 10:30 am | by The Associated Press

A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month.

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As You Sow Files Notice of Legal Action Against Soylent Super Food

August 14, 2015 10:00 am | by As You Sow

The 60-day notice alleges violation of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act for failure to provide sufficient warning to consumers of lead and cadmium levels in the Soylent 1.5 product.

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Food Banks Struggle to Meet Surprising Demand

August 14, 2015 9:10 am | by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

While reliance on food banks exploded when the economy tanked in 2008, groups said demand continues to rise year after year, leaving them scrambling to find more food.

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Using Cloud-Based Software for Employee Time and Attendance Management

August 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Scott Mulka

Cloud technology enables managers to review and process information through web-based software applications, rather than from a direct server connection or one computer. 

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Avian Influenza Outbreak Highlights Urgent Need to Protect Eggs Throughout the Supply Chain

August 14, 2015 8:35 am | by Tosca

With egg prices steadily on the rise in the wake of one of the worst outbreaks of avian influenza on record, and in anticipation of a resulting nationwide egg shortage, egg suppliers, distributors, and retailers should take extra steps now to protect their investments, according to experts at Tosca, one of the nation's largest reusable packaging and supply chain solutions providers.

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ISBT Offers Education Sessions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

August 14, 2015 8:15 am | by PMMI

The International Society of Beverage Technologists is hosting education sessions for the beverage industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

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Global Non-GMO Food, Beverage Market Reaches $550B

August 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Packaged Facts

New non-GMO product launches in the U.S. have been estimated to be about 2,000 per year up from just a few hundred a decade ago. 

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New Mexico Green Chile Growers Want New Guest Worker Program

August 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

New Mexico chile growers say a new guest worker program is needed to provide temporary immigrant laborers in order for farmers to survive the decline.

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Infographic: Today's Wine Trends

August 13, 2015 3:15 pm | by Technomic

Following strong volume growth earlier in the decade, the wine industry's upward trajectory continues, but the rate of growth has decelerated. In 2014, total wine volume rose 1 percent, and projections for 2015 and beyond call for a similar pace of industry expansion.

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Dean Foods Says it is Cooperating in Investigation

August 13, 2015 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press

The former chairman of Dean Foods is the subject of an investigation into insider trading, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Beer of Champions? Wheaties Teams Up With Brewery

August 13, 2015 2:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Wheaties says it is partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer. The 16-ounce cans will only be available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting Aug. 26, according to Wheaties parent company General Mills.

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In the News: Kraft Heinz Slashing 2,500 Jobs in US, Canada After Merger

August 13, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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Health Officials Say 134 Cases of Salmonella Linked to Pork

August 13, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press

Washington state health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties.

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India Court Orders New Tests on Nestle's Maggi Noodles

August 13, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press

Food and drinks giant Nestle is hopeful of selling Maggi noodles in India again after a court on Thursday ordered fresh testing of the popular snack banned across India for unsafe levels of lead.

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Russia Expands its Food Imports Ban to Some Non-EU Nations

August 13, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press

Russia's prime minister says he has signed an order banning imports of agricultural products from several non-EU European nations that have joined the European Union's sanctions against Russia.

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Flower Foods to Buy Dave's Killer Bread For $275M

August 13, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press

Bakery goods company Flowers Foods is buying organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread for about $275 million in cash.

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Coca-Cola Names Company Veteran to No. 2 Position

August 13, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola says it named company veteran James Quincey as president and chief operating officer, creating a new No. 2 position in its chain of command.

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Nestle Net Profit, Sales Down Slightly in First Half of Year

August 13, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press

Food and drinks giant Nestle says sales and net profit declined slightly in the first half due to currency fluctuations and a recall of Maggi noodles in India.

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Rising Beef Prices Driving Burger Industry Innovation

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Technomic

Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic's report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong value proposition.

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Tuna Company Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death

August 12, 2015 2:19 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges in the death of a Los Angeles-area worker who was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna.

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