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Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Coca-Cola officials vowed to be more transparent about the company’s research funding but criticized a recent report for creating "confusion" about its practices.

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General Mills Selling Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765M

September 3, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press

General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.

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Sausage Patties Recalled After Complaints of Metal Pieces

September 3, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press

A Wisconsin company is recalling roughly 89,000 pounds of pork sausage patties after officials say consumers complained of finding small pieces of metal.

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State Orders California Firm to Stop Tapping Sierra Springs

September 3, 2015 9:05 am | by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is then bottled and sold in stores. It would be the first such action taken this year under tight drought restrictions, officials said Wednesday.

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True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped from Thailand and Taiwan

September 3, 2015 8:15 am | by True Source Honey

The non-profit True Source Honey Certification Program, whose mission it is to protect consumers, retailers and manufacturers from illegally sourced honey, has issued an alert concerning honey labeled as coming from Thailand or Taiwan.

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Report: Food Companies Likely To Support School Nutrition Guidelines

September 3, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week called on lawmakers to renew the current school nutrition program before it expires in a matter of weeks.

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Hygienic Pumps

September 3, 2015 7:00 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new high performance Saniflo HS pumps comply with EHEDG, 3-A, CE, ATEX, USP Class VI, 1935/2004/EC and FDA CFR 21.177 requirements for use in a wide variety of hygienic applications.

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Egg Group Scrambled Over Eggless Mayo Maker

September 2, 2015 1:45 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling. The American Egg Board, which is responsible for the "Incredible, Edible Egg" slogan, waged a campaign to counter the emergence of Hampton Creek's Just Mayo spread, and even tried to prevent its sale at Whole Foods grocery stores, according to documents provided to The Associated Press.

Manufacturing Productivity Up, Labor Costs Down In Second Quarter

September 2, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Productivity in the U.S. manufacturing sector increased during the second quarter of 2015 while labor costs declined, according to newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Study: NYC Children’s Meals Bill Would Improve Health

September 2, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new study suggests that a proposed ordinance would end up creating healthier children's meals at New York City fast food restaurants.

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In the News: Protein Could Create Ice Cream That Does Not Melt

September 2, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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

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JBT Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Liquid Foods Solutions Provider

September 2, 2015 12:45 pm | by JBT Corporation

JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries, announced Wednesday the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the shares of A&B Process Systems, a leading provider of processing systems for the beverage and food industries.

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PROCESS EXPO University Sets Registration Record

September 2, 2015 12:35 pm | by FPSA

This year’s program includes over 35 hours of sessions that take place throughout the show during PROCESS EXPO 2015 at Chicago's McCormick Place from September 15-18, 2015 and admission to all sessions is free of charge to all registered attendees.

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McDonald's Will Launch All Day Breakfast on Oct. 6

September 2, 2015 9:15 am | by MARLEY JAY, AP Business Writer

If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.

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In the News: Chipotle Sued in Class Action for Claiming its Menu is GMO-Free

September 2, 2015 9:05 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out more by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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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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