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Food Manufacturing's Week in Review

September 18, 2015 1:45 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.


Soft Cheese Linked to Listeria Death in Ohio

September 18, 2015 1:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio.


Confectionery Manufacturers Find a Sweet Spot at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 18, 2015 1:15 pm | by PMMI

According to research from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, consumer wellness concerns, food safety and other health and safety concerns, are among the biggest drivers steering the confectionery industry today. Confectioners can find a variety of approaches to address these market forces at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.


Aspen Foods Confident in Safety of Its Products

September 18, 2015 12:00 pm | by Aspen Foods

Aspen Foods remains confident in the safety of its raw, breaded, stuffed chicken breast products, which were produced in full compliance with U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations and inspected and passed by USDA, the company said Friday in a statement.  


Feds: Workplace Fatalities Increased In Mining, Manufacturing In 2014

September 18, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Preliminary numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Labor Department showed a sharp increase in the number of workplace fatalities in private-sector goods production in 2014.


From Consumer Demands to Packaging, PACK EXPO Las Vegas Delivers Solutions

September 18, 2015 9:30 am | by PMMI

The year’s most comprehensive processing and packaging event addresses trends and spotlights solutions for meat and food producers.


Hostess Adding Bread To Product Lineup

September 18, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Hostess is back in the bread market, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.


Another Food Fight? Congress Mulls School Meal Standards

September 18, 2015 8:45 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Congress is deciding whether it wants another pitched battle with first lady Michelle Obama and the administration over school lunches that put more whole grains in kids' meals and cut salty foods.


Organic Panel at Expo East Zeroes in on Opportunities for Tomorrow's Organic

September 18, 2015 7:45 am | by Organic Trade Association

A group of organic thought leaders looked into the future on Thursday and agreed that major challenges need to be overcome for organic to fulfill its potential and move significantly beyond its position of nearly five percent of the U.S. food supply.  


Opportunities Flow for Beverage Professionals at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 17, 2015 1:50 pm | by PMMI

Learning, networking and the leading technologies make this year’s event a must-attend for the beverage industry.


Candy Industry Supports 465,000 Jobs Nationwide, Drives 1:7 Multiplier Effect

September 17, 2015 1:30 pm | by National Confectioners Association

Candy making fuels the American economy to great effect, according to a new report released today by the National Confectioners Association.  

Report Gives Top Restaurant Chains Failing Grades On Antibiotics

September 17, 2015 1:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A coalition of advocacy groups took most of the country's top restaurant chains to task this week for the use of antibiotics by their meat suppliers.


Beer Institute Commends Recent FDA Announcements

September 17, 2015 12:35 pm | by The Beer Institute

The Beer Institute commends the Food and Drug Administration on two significant announcements, both of which are important to America's beer brewers, importers and suppliers.


Karoun Dairies, Inc. Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Various Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

September 17, 2015 12:20 pm | by FDA

Karoun Dairies, Inc. announced Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling a variety of cheeses it distributes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.


Reports: AB InBev Floats Takeover Of SABMiller

September 17, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The world's largest brewer is considering a bid to take over its closest competitor in an effort to bolster its holdings in emerging markets, according to reports.


Agriculture Secretary Announces Goal For Cutting Food Waste

September 17, 2015 9:15 am | by KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.


Report: One-Third of US Kids Still Eat Fast Food Every Day

September 17, 2015 9:10 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

About one-third of U.S. children and teens eat pizza or other fast food every day, a new government report shows. That's about the same as it was in the 1990s.


Brands Owned By The World's Biggest Beer Brewers

September 17, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

The world's largest beer brewers have a few things in common: they're very large, very old, and they often have very close relationships with their competitors. That would increase if Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Miller brewer SABMiller, uniting the two largest beer makers.


Morton Salt To Close Chicago Facility

September 17, 2015 8:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

After more than 85 years, Morton Salt will cease its production and warehouse operations at a facility on Chicago's near north side next month.


Organic Trade Association Targets Organic Opportunities with State Agricultural Directors

September 17, 2015 8:45 am | by Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture this week that state agriculture directors are critical in the creation of much-needed policies that provide more choice and opportunity — including the organic option — in today's U.S. agricultural system.



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