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Infographic: How Safe is X-Ray Inspection of Food?

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO

For more than 20 years, food manufacturers have been using x-ray inspection to ensure product safety and quality. But, is x-ray inspection safe?                             

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Diageo Taps Tech Start-Ups to Tackle Irresponsible Drinking, Retail Theft

September 8, 2014 1:00 pm | by Diageo

Diageo, the world's largest maker of spirits, has created a technology to help find solutions to some of the liquor industry's most pressing problems.                             

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Obama Administration to Limit Profitability of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting their addresses abroad in an effort to reduce their U.S. taxes. The maneuver is known as a corporate inversion. The Obama administration is deciding what actions to take to make it less profitable for companies to shift overseas.

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Pesticide Drift is Persistent Problem For Organic Farmers

September 8, 2014 12:00 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Organic growers are trying to profit off the rising consumer interest in locally grown, natural foods. But those smaller farms are often islands surrounded by a sea of conventionally grown crops that get sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

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Bud Light's 'Whatever' Contest Winners Left Stranded, Angry

September 8, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press

The company said the travel delays stemmed from a large number of people trying to depart the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport after the two-day event.                         

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Campbell Soup Posts 4Q Profit

September 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press

Its adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short of estimates. Its profit outlook for this fiscal year also disappointed investors, and shares fell in morning trading Monday.               

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Global Food Supply May Not Meet Escalating Demand

September 8, 2014 10:22 am | by University of Virginia

A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal, Earth’s Future, examines global food security and the patterns of food trade that — until this analysis — have been minimally studied.     

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The World's Most Valuable Soft Drinks Brands

September 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Canadean

A look at the top end of the global top 20 most valuable soft drinks ranking for 2013 reveals no surprises, with the Coca-Cola brand in pole position, followed by Pepsi-Cola on the strength of their global reach.         

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Anheuser-Busch Converts Trucking Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

September 8, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press

The CNG conversion comes as the 2014 football season kicks off one of the company’s busiest shipping periods of the year with 17 million cases of beer shipped by the Houston fleet during the third quarter.               

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Processing Alligators For Food is a Growing Business

September 8, 2014 9:30 am | by CHAD GILLIS, The News-Press

Processing facilities must be certified by the USDA in order to legally sell meat to the public or restaurants. Securing the certification is not the only challenge. The smell produced when skinning and processing alligator meat is somewhat gamey — somewhere between a fish market and a pile of hamburger meat.

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Mars Chocolate Recalls Twix Candy

September 8, 2014 9:22 am | by Mars Chocolate North America

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX Brand Unwrapped Bites Stand Up Pouches.                                        

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Photo: Campbell Soup Kicks Off Football Season in a Different Way

September 8, 2014 9:13 am | by Campbell's Chunky Soup

To kick off the NFL season, Campbell’s Chunky soup is celebrating its newest Mama’s Boy — NFL cornerback Richard Sherman — by creating a statue lined with Campbell’s Chunky soup cans and labels. 

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Infographic: Acrylamide in Food

September 5, 2014 2:37 pm | by European Food Safety Authority

EFSA has produced a new infographic on acrylamide to help increase awareness about this public health issue. Find out more about how acrylamide forms and in which foods, and read basic tips from Member States on reducing acrylamide exposure in the diet.

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Survey: Milk Prices Top Concern of Northeastern Organic Dairy Farmers

September 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station

This survey is the first to assess the educational needs of organic dairy farmers in the region. While this finding won’t come as news to dairy farmers, it may surprise organic milk consumers who pay considerably more for organic milk than conventional milk at the grocery store.

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Aug. Hiring Was Slowed by Manufacturing, Retail

September 5, 2014 12:45 pm | by Associated Press

Several industries basically stopped hiring. Retailers shed 8,400 jobs, led primarily by food and beverage stores. Compare that with the previous five months, when retailers added an average of 28,040.      

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Dietary Recommendations May Be Tied to Increased Gas Emissions

September 5, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Michigan

Martin Heller and Gregory Keoleian of U-M's Center for Sustainable Systems looked at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of about 100 foods, as well as the potential effects of shifting Americans to a diet recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Raw Pork Recalled in Alberta for Possible E. Coli Outbreak

September 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the two Alberta food companies, V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh Trading in Edmonton, are recalling some of their raw pork products due to possible E. coli contamination.       

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Meat, Cheese Maker to Build Indiana Plant

September 5, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press

Boar's Head Brand, maker of premium meats and cheeses, announced its plans to build a meat processing plant in central Indiana. The company says the facility will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.        

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Experts Report a 'Significant Step Forward in Safeguarding Food Supply'

September 5, 2014 10:00 am | by NSF International Food Division

NSF International food safety experts say challenge will be an effective implementation as food fraud is a global issue that will require international cooperation and action.                    

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Sodexo Pledges to Buy More Vermont Food

September 5, 2014 9:45 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

Sodexo, a multinational company, is promising to buy more Vermont-produced food for the schools, colleges and businesses it serves in the state. The company's mission is to help create more local jobs and provide the best-quality food to its customers.

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