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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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Food Manufacturing's Week in Review

October 9, 2015 2:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.


Labatt Announces Purchase of Craft Brewer Mill Street Brewery

October 9, 2015 2:20 pm | by Labatt Breweries of Canada

Labatt Breweries of Canada today announced that it has purchased Mill Street Brewery, an award-winning craft brewer based in Toronto.


Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Scare

October 9, 2015 2:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Routine sampling by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found listeria monocytogenes in an uncut wheel of Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese.


USDA Lowers Corn, Soybean Harvest Estimates By 1 Percent

October 9, 2015 2:05 pm | by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its corn and soybean harvest estimates based on updated harvest figures across the U.S.


Chemical Treatment Helps Extend Shelf Life of Bananas

October 9, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A chemical that occurs naturally in egg yolks and soya beans could help significantly extend the shelf life of bananas, according to a recent study.


Report: Manufacturing Skills Gap Could Hit 2M Jobs By 2025

October 9, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report estimates that a majority of needed manufacturing jobs could go unfilled over the next decade without better cooperation by industry, government and higher education.


Federal Agency Investigates CO2 Leak at General Mills Plant

October 9, 2015 9:31 am | by Associated Press

A federal agency is investigating a report of a carbon dioxide leak at a General Mills plant in Kansas City. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it's looking into the incident at the General Mills plant that led to the evacuation of 110 employees Wednesday after a carbon dioxide alarm went off.


Research Beefing up Steaks, Hamburgers with Healthy Omega-3s

October 9, 2015 9:29 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed — even marine algae — with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice.


SABMiller Meets With Investors Amid Takeover Bid

October 9, 2015 9:21 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

NCA Survey: Retail Sales of Halloween Candy in 2015 Projected to be $2.6B

October 8, 2015 1:45 pm | by National Confectioners Association

NCA projects that retail sales of Halloween candy in 2015 will be $2.6 billion, a boost to the U.S. economy that helps support 55,000 manufacturing jobs and hundreds of thousands of jobs in related industries.


South Bend Community College Exploring Indoor Farming

October 8, 2015 1:40 pm | by Associated Press

A proposal is under consideration in South Bend for a private company to build a $3 million indoor farming operation at Ivy Tech Community College.


New England Natural Bakers Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Wheat and Tree Nuts (Pecans) in Coconut Cranberry Granola

October 8, 2015 1:35 pm | by FDA

New England Natural Bakers Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola. 


Denali Name Change Trickles Down to Fast-Food Burger

October 8, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

The name change of North America's tallest mountain is rippling down to a fast-food chain. The extra-large sized McKinley Mac available at Alaska McDonald's restaurants will now be marketed as the Denali Mac.


Feds: Eels Prized by Fishermen Aren't a Threatened Species

October 8, 2015 9:22 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen who catch the increasingly valuable species. The wildlife service rejected a petition from the California-based Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability to list the eels — prized in Asian cuisine — as threatened.


JetBlue Plants a Seed with Farm-to-Tray-Table Concept

October 8, 2015 9:15 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city — opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.


Crown Royal Becomes First Spirits Brand To Include Serving Facts Panel On Packaging

October 8, 2015 9:00 am | by Diageo

Diageo announced this week that it has begun shipping cases of Crown Royal which include macro-nutritional information on the product. This is the first alcohol beverage brand to include a serving facts panel on its packaging.


Gov. Cuomo Touts NY's Alcohol Industry, Vows More Help

October 8, 2015 8:50 am | by Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomed business leaders from around the state to Albany on Wednesday for the third annual Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit. The Democratic governor touted the state's efforts to reform Prohibition-era laws to take advantage of the national trend favoring locally produced wine, beer and cider.


Monsanto to Eliminate 2,600 Jobs to Cut Costs

October 8, 2015 8:45 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Business Writer

Monsanto Co. said this week it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red.


Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls All Cut, Wrapped And Weighed Papillion Organic Roquefort Cheeses Because Of Possible Health Risk

October 8, 2015 8:40 am | by FDA

Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold in all stores nationwide that came from its supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


Hamburgers Might Be On the Menu for Russian Astronauts

October 8, 2015 8:38 am | by Assocaited Press

Hamburgers could soon be debuting on Russian menus in space. The Russian research institute responsible for designing meals for the country's astronauts said Thursday it was not opposed to adding the American fast-food staple to their menus.



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