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Rising Beef Prices Driving Burger Industry Innovation

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Technomic

Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic's report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong value proposition.

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Tuna Company Agrees to $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death

August 12, 2015 2:19 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges in the death of a Los Angeles-area worker who was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna.

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Report: IoT To Generate Increase In Demand For Predictive Data

August 12, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report anticipates a dramatic jump in the need for data analysis as the Industrial Internet of Things continues to expand.

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Water Company to Utilize Paper-Based Bottles

August 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Swiss packaging company recently debuted its paper-based bottle in the U.S.

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How Food Manufacturing Companies Can Reduce Risk and Eliminate Coding Errors

August 12, 2015 12:45 pm | by Videojet Technologies

Food manufacturers with fast-moving production lines are likely to have experienced coding errors, but solutions that are able to identify errors before products make their way into the supply chain can help.

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Sysco Profits Decline After Failed Merger Attempt

August 12, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Sysco Corp. reported a 71 percent drop in profits in its latest quarterly report after abandoning a bid to acquire rival US Foods.

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Washington Apple Crop May Be 3rd Largest Ever

August 12, 2015 9:30 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Washington's new apple crop, easily the nation's largest, is projected to be 125.2 million 40-pound cartons this season, the third largest in state history. The Washington Apple Commission last week projected this year's crop will be 10.5 percent lower than last year's record crop.

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Kraft Heinz Slashing 2,500 Jobs in US, Canada After Merger

August 12, 2015 9:19 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined. About 700 of the cuts were coming in Northfield, Illinois, where Kraft had been headquartered.

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Colorado May Ban 'Candy' Name on Marijuana Treats

August 12, 2015 9:15 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators. The state may also ban the word "candy" from edible pot products, even if they're sweets such as suckers or gummy chews.

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Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria

August 12, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

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Syngenta Breaks Ground on $20M Expansion of North America Seedcare Institute

August 12, 2015 8:00 am | by Syngenta

Syngenta leaders on Tuesday broke ground for construction of a 38,000-square-foot building that will be nearly five times the size of the present facility.

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Alternative Processing Technologies Part of Educational Program at PROCESS EXPO

August 12, 2015 7:45 am | by FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association released the details of four sessions of the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2015 to be presented by speaker Dr. Tatiana Koutchma of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Guelph Food Research Center and novelfoodsciences.com.

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Dog Food Processing Methods Answering Questions

August 11, 2015 3:40 pm | by American Society of Animal Science

Approximately 53% and 58% of dogs and cats, respectively, in the US were overweight and obese in 2014. These numbers have steadily increased since 2010. However, most pet owners (90%) do not realize and cannot identify that their pets are overweight/obese.

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McDonald's Begins Rollout of Mobile App

August 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press

McDonald's has started rolling out its new mobile app in the U.S., and one of the main features is a loyalty program for the chain's drinks.

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Impulsive Millennials Put Grocers to the Test

August 11, 2015 2:00 pm | by MSLGROUP

Millennials' food purchase decisions are driven by their unique consumption patterns, constraints on budget and spontaneity. These factors differ from older generations and offer brands major challenges and big opportunities to attract these shoppers.

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High Hopes for High-Pressure Food Processing

August 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Maryland packaging company is home to a rare machine that could revolutionize how food is processed.

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Coca-Cola: 'Energy Balance,' Not Calories, is the Answer to Obesity

August 11, 2015 11:20 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

An epidemic of obesity continues to balloon across the United States and many developed countries. But whether sedentary lives or unhealthy diets are the main cause remains a matter of contention.

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Indian Government Seeking Damages From Nestle India

August 11, 2015 11:00 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press

The Indian government is seeking damages from Nestle India, accusing it of unfair trade practices and false labeling after several states found its popular brand of instant noodles contained unsafe levels of lead.

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Keeping Beef in the Center of the Plate

August 11, 2015 10:30 am | by American Society of Animal Science

Despite the four-decade decline in cow numbers, the beef industry has actually increased its outputs over time. This phenomenon is almost entirely thanks to the adoption of smarter, more resourceful animal husbandry techniques nationwide.

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Londoners Buzz Over Breathable Booze

August 11, 2015 9:40 am | by ASHLEY CHAN, Associated Press

The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapor into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the "Cloud" by breathing in the vapors and by soaking it in through the skin and eyes.

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