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Nelson Peltz Will Join Board of Food Distributor Sysco

August 21, 2015 1:05 pm | by Associated Press

Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund is getting two Sysco board seats after becoming the food distributor's largest shareholder. Sysco said Thursday that Peltz and Trian partner Josh Frank will join its board Friday.

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Lifeway Foods Ramps Up Kefir Production at New Wisconsin Facility

August 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by Lifeway Foods, Inc.

Lifeway Foods, Inc. on Friday announced the beginning of kefir production at the former Golden Guernsey dairy plant in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that it acquired in May 2013 to increase its manufacturing capacity.

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Flagship PACK EXPO Show Among Fastest-Growing US Trade Shows

August 21, 2015 12:10 pm | by PMMI

Since PMMI introduced PACK EXPO in 1956, it has evolved from a single show with 136 exhibitors, 5,000 attendees and 43,116 net square feet of exhibit space into a portfolio with more than seven shows in the United States and Mexico.

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Analysis Puts Coke Ahead of Pepsi in Water Conservation

August 21, 2015 11:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The soft drink industry's biggest rivals each made substantial commitments to mitigate their use of fresh water.

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GM: 'The Most Critical Technology' For Feeding the World

August 21, 2015 10:20 am | by BIOMED CENTRAL

A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification (GM) is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global population.

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Coke to Disclose Details on its Health Efforts

August 21, 2015 9:20 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coca-Cola says it will start publishing information about its health and nutrition efforts after it was criticized for funding a group that many felt touted the company's message.

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Ardent Mills to Acquire Mondelez Canada's Flour Mill

August 21, 2015 8:25 am | by Ardent Mills

Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced today its intent to acquire the Mondelez Canada flour mill located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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Colorado Brewery Out With Another Batch of Count Chocula Beer

August 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Black Bottle Brewery of Fort Collins, Colorado sparked a minor controversy last fall when it bought out nearby grocery stores' entire supplies of General Mills' seasonal Count Chocula cereal.

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McCormick Completes Acquisition of Stubb's Barbeque Sauces

August 21, 2015 7:55 am | by McCormick & Company, Incorporated

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, today announced that it has completed the purchase of 100% of the shares of One World Foods, Inc., seller of Stubb's barbeque sauces.

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The Square Bag

August 21, 2015 7:40 am | by Mondi Group

No additional tooling or adjustments are needed with the Square Bag. It is ready for integration into existing filling lines in diverse packaging applications.

Defender Cell

August 21, 2015 7:30 am | by Rite-Hite Machine Guarding

Rite-Hite Machine Guarding Defender Cell restricts access and provides point-of-operation guarding around potentially dangerous automated and automatic processes including stretch-wrap machine operations.

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State: Skim Milk With No Added Vitamins is 'Imitation'

August 20, 2015 2:25 pm | by BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

The Ocheesee Creamery in the Florida Panhandle produces all-natural skim milk from grass-fed cows with absolutely nothing added, yet the state says they have to call it "imitation."

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Scientists Find How Obesity Gene Works, a Clue to Treatment

August 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.

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Sir Kensington's Raises $8.5M in Effort to Reach More Consumers

August 20, 2015 1:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

New York-based condiments company Sir Kensington's last week announced a round of equity funding worth $8.5 million.

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Popular Foods Taking On New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

August 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don't feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ingredients like beets and carrots isn't always easy.

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Russia Looks to Make Food Smuggling as Serious as Arms Trade

August 20, 2015 12:15 pm | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

Russian customs officials want to make smuggling banned Western foods a criminal offense as serious as dealing in radioactive materials or explosives.

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Tastier Grocery Store Tomatoes are Possible

August 20, 2015 11:00 am | by ACS

Tomato lovers rejoice: adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of this popular fruit sold in the grocery store, according to researchers.

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The First US School to Serve 100-Percent Organic, Non-GMO Meals

August 20, 2015 10:35 am | by Packaged Facts

Later this month California's Sausalito Marin City School District will open its doors and in the process will become the first U.S. school district to provide meals that are 100% organic and non-GMO. 

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Sunny Delight to Close Mass. Facility

August 20, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press

A company spokeswoman says Sunny Delight Beverage Co. is closing a facility in northeastern Massachusetts, which could lead to layoffs of dozens of employees.

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American Whiskey Propels Distilled Spirits Consumption to 18th Straight Year of Growth

August 20, 2015 9:40 am | by Beverage Information & Insights Group

Consumers are expanding their spirits purchases as the economy stabilizes — experimenting with new products, trading up and crossing categories.

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