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'McPick 2': McDonald's New Deal to Replace Dollar Menu

November 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

McDonald's hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. The fast-food chain will launch the "McPick 2" menu in January, which will let customers pick two of the following items for $2: a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks.

Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 16, 2015 10:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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


Food Safety and Inspection Service Releases New Guide to Help Food Processors Control Potential Allergens, Other Hazards

November 16, 2015 9:55 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger adverse reactions among consumers with allergies or other sensitivities.


San Francisco Students Battle Campus Sugary Drink Contract

November 16, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press

Students at a San Francisco university are objecting to plans to give "pouring rights" to Coca-Cola, Pepsi or another sugary drink company.

Washington State's New Wine Center on a Quest for Quality

November 16, 2015 9:30 am | by KATHERINE LONG, Seattle Times

With its new, $23 million wine science center in the Tri-Cities, Washington State University now runs what it calls one of the most advanced experimental winemaking facilities in the world.


Pork Company Announces More Corrective Actions Over Video

November 16, 2015 9:25 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

A Minnesota pork processor that's a major supplier to Hormel Foods said Friday that it has taken additional corrective measures in response to Hormel's concerns over actions depicted on an undercover video shot by an animal welfare group at an Austin slaughterhouse.


Most of Texas to Have Blue Bell Ice Cream by Mid-December

November 16, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press

Consumers in most of Texas and parts of Alabama will have Blue Bell treats available next month, as ice cream sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup at some of its plants.


Hershey Kisses Artificial Flavors Goodbye in Some Chocolates

November 16, 2015 9:15 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

Hershey wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet. The candy company said last week that its milk chocolate Hershey's Kisses and bars are now being made with flavor from real vanilla instead of an artificial flavor.


Tecumseh Farms' Nebraska Poultry Plant Opens 30,000-Square-Foot Addition

November 16, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press

Tecumseh Farms has opened a new 30,000-square-foot addition to its poultry processing plant in the southeastern Nebraska city of Tecumseh, expanding its production capacity by 50 percent.


Consumers Behind Accelerated Shift to Cage-Free Eggs in US

November 16, 2015 9:05 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Large chains like McDonald's, Starbucks, Costco, and, most recently, Panera Bread have begun requiring suppliers to go cage-free over the next decade.


US Agriculture Secretary Visits Cuba to Build Trade Momentum

November 16, 2015 9:00 am | by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent Friday morning discussing soil management and crop diseases at a cooperative farm in central Cuba, part of an American push to cement detente with the communist island before President Barack Obama leaves office.


Year After Sale, 10 Barrel Owners Make No Apologies

November 16, 2015 8:45 am | by BEAU EASTES, The Bulletin

A year after selling 10 Barrel Brewing Co. to Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Cox brothers are still gainfully employed and 10 Barrel is still producing award-winning beer, albeit in a much different Oregon craft-brew landscape that the two brothers helped create with their decision to merge with what is the largest beer company in the world.

Goal of New Produce Safety Rules: Prevent Illness Outbreaks

November 13, 2015 9:45 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods.


Campbell Soup Recalls 355,000 Cans of SpaghettiOs

November 13, 2015 9:40 am | by Associated Press

Campbell Soup is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original in the U.S. due to a possible choking hazard.


Boats Sit Idle as Algae Threatens Dungeness Crab Season

November 13, 2015 9:30 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf typically bustles this time of year as workers prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals. But crab pots are sitting empty on docks, boats are idled and fishermen are anxiously waiting for California authorities to open the lucrative Dungeness crab season.


Sausage Makers Settle Dust-Up Over 'Backyard Brat'

November 13, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

Two Wisconsin sausage companies have settled their legal battle over who can call their product a "backyard brat."

North Dakota Flour Mill Expansion Will Make it Biggest in US

November 13, 2015 7:45 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

North Dakota's state-owned flour mill, which has stood for nearly a century as a symbol of the state's socialist past, is coming off a record year and is poised to become the largest wheat-grinding facility in the nation, its chief executive said Thursday.


Infographic: Facts About Pizza You Never Knew

November 13, 2015 7:30 am | by Lavu, Inc.

This interesting infographic contains some facts about pizza you need to know.

Foodborne Illness Continues to Plague Food Chains

November 12, 2015 4:04 pm | by Lockton

Restaurants might lose more profit than they thought.


Big Beer Merger Leaves Future Uncertain for Competitors

November 12, 2015 4:00 pm | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years and have loyal drinkers around the world. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such mid-size brewers without a clear way forward.



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