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UV Light Can Kill Foodborne Pathogens on Certain Fruits

July 28, 2015 | by Washington State University | Comments

The growing organic produce industry may soon have a new way to ensure the safety of fresh fruits. Scientists have shown that ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits. 

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Photos of the Day: Subway Sandwich Artists Set World Record

August 3, 2015 9:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

On Saturday, more than 1,481 Subway employees and franchisees convened in Las Vegas to set a Guinness World Record for the most people making sandwiches simultaneously.


A Glance of the Basic Rules for Keeping Kosher

August 3, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press

The laws for keeping kosher are complex. Here is a breakdown of the basic rules.


Survey Shows Americans Favor Farmers and Food During Drought

August 3, 2015 9:10 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.


Tyson Misses 3Q Profit Forecasts

August 3, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $343 million.


Report: Proteins Market Expected to Grow Significantly

August 3, 2015 8:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent report expects the global market for protein ingredients to grow substantially over the next five years and approach $34 billion by 2020.


Kraft Recalls 36K Cases of Cheese

August 3, 2015 8:00 am | by The Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed.


By the Numbers: The State of Women in Manufacturing

July 31, 2015 4:00 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Here's a look at how women are faring in manufacturing, by the numbers.


Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Over Brewery Keg Explosion

July 31, 2015 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press

A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit over a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery.


Countering Pet Obesity By Rethinking Feeding Habits

July 31, 2015 2:20 pm | by American Society of Animal Science

The most common form of malnutrition for Americans and their companion animals results not from the underconsumption, but the overconsumption of food.


Study: Modified Rice Sharpley Curtails Methane Emissions

July 31, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Rice engineered with genes from barley could substantially cut the amount of methane released during rice production, according to research by Swedish scientists.


Mondelez to Invest in Mexican Facility, Cut 600 Jobs in Chicago

July 31, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Snack food giant Mondelez International will cut hundreds of jobs in Chicago after electing to upgrade production lines at its new plant in Mexico.


Sugar Alters the Chemistry of Tea, Coffee

July 31, 2015 11:00 am | by Univ. of York

The research published in Food and Function reveals new insights into the way in which caffeine, sugar and water interact at the molecular level to affect the taste of hot beverages.


The Expanding World of Food Delivery

July 31, 2015 9:55 am | by The Lempert Report

How can supermarkets keep consumers interested in cooking at home with the ever expanding world of food delivery?


Rise in Food Recalls Catalyzes Development of Improved Safety Tech

July 31, 2015 9:30 am | by Frost & Sullivan

Recent food product recalls due to potential health hazards have created the need for detailed monitoring of food safety at every step along the supply chain. 


Mondelez Tops Street 2Q Forecasts

July 31, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press

Shares of Mondelez International Inc. jumped Thursday after the snack maker reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter due to reduced expenses.


Higher Wages a Surprising Success For Seattle Restaurant

July 31, 2015 8:50 am | by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.


Man Says Cracker Company Failed to Pay For Broken Tooth

July 31, 2015 8:25 am | by The Associated Press

A Maine man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that a cracker company failed to pay for his dental bill after he broke his tooth eating one of their crackers.


Avian Flu Forces Manufacturers to Find Egg Replacements, Many Turn to Soy

July 31, 2015 8:00 am | by Soyfoods Association of North America

While consumers will see impact from these outbreaks, the most substantial concern is shortages of egg products used in food manufacturing.


End-of-Production LED Lighting Increases Red Pigmentation in Lettuce

July 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by American Society for Horticultural Science

Growing vegetables in greenhouses extends crop production seasons in northern latitudes, but the greenhouse environment is far from ideal for providing plants with optimal photosynthetic light.


Coca-Cola Enterprises Beats Street 2Q Forecasts

July 30, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $176 million.



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