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Nigeria Sues Coca-Cola For Half-Filled Cans

October 28, 2014 | by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press | Comments

Nigeria filed a suit Monday against Coca-Cola for allegedly refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council over two half-empty cans of evaporating Sprite.                    

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Infographic: How Talk Can Drive Unnecessary Controversy, Ingredient Avoidance

October 29, 2014 1:42 pm | by George Mason University

A recent study evaluated consumer media coverage that included the release of scientific research on food ingredients, specifically high fructose corn syrup, and how that perpetuates consumer ingredient avoidance.          

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Is Ebola Affecting Cocoa Production? Experts Say 'No'

October 29, 2014 1:23 pm | by Food Nutrition & Science

West Africa is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans with an estimated 73 percent of the world's beans coming from the area, according to the International Cocoa Association. To date, the disease has not affected cocoa production.   

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Penn. to Host Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to the US

October 29, 2014 12:24 pm | by Manufacturers Resource Center

The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announced that they will be hosting Mr. Harry Moser, Founder of the National Reshoring Initiative, on November 5th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Hanover Office Plaza. All Pennsylvania manufacturers are invited to attend at no cost, but registration is required.

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Minnesota Pushes For Affordable, Healthy Food Through Charter

October 29, 2014 12:09 pm | by Minnesota Food Charter

The Food Charter is a roadmap designed to guide policymakers and community leaders in providing all Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe and healthy food regardless of where they live — access that has the potential to improve the state's economy.

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FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Updates to Redbook

October 29, 2014 10:27 am | by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold an open meeting on December 9, 2014 to receive input from the public on updating the Guidance for Industry “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” also known as the “Redbook.”

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Economy 101: 5 Things to know About US Growth

October 29, 2014 10:04 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

Is the U.S. economy accelerating — finally? If it is, which sorts of Americans stand to benefit most? And why is it doing better than other major economies? Such are the questions surrounding a report coming Thursday on economic expansion in the July-September quarter. 

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Bar Sues Florida For Restricting Beer Sales

October 29, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press

A Florida craft beer bar is suing the state over its ban on half-gallon, refillable beer jugs known as growlers. The bar, Crafted Keg, said the state law is hurting its beer sales and called the ban illogical.           

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Hershey's 3rd-Quarter Results Mixed

October 29, 2014 9:37 am | by Associated Press

Hershey's third-quarter net income fell 4 percent as costs rose. The chocolate bar and candy maker's adjusted profit missed analysts' expectations, while revenue met Wall Street's view.                

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US Dairy Industry Calls For Replacement of Japan's Import System

October 29, 2014 9:23 am | by International Dairy Foods Association

Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation is the state-trading enterprise that administers the country's manufacturing milk quotas and imports of dairy products under tariff rate quotas. IDFA believes that ALIC operates in a trade-distorting and inconsistent manner.

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Belgian Food Trucks Ride the Insect Trend

October 29, 2014 9:08 am | by VIRGINIA MAYO, Associated Press

Belgium takes its food seriously — and adventurously — so when the American-style food trucks rolled in, there was little doubt the result would be a bit different. The "crickets on a stick" are a best seller with Belgian foodies.     

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Top 10 Food Trends That Will Flavor the Foodscape in 2015

October 28, 2014 2:45 pm | by Sterling-Rice Group (SRG)

Next year, consumers' food preferences will be driven by a continued interest in global cuisines, balanced nutrition, community connections, and a desire for adventurous eating experiences. Cannabis cuisine is just one of the culinary trends expected to expand.

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Not a 'Cronut': Dunkin' Plans 'Croissant Donut'

October 28, 2014 2:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

John Costello, Dunkin's president of global marketing and innovation, said that bakers around the country have been mixing doughnuts and croissants for at least 20 years. He said Dunkin' is constantly tracking consumer and bakery trends and has been looking at pastry "combinations" for several years now.

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Restaurant Industry Calls For Transparency in Canadian Chicken Prices

October 28, 2014 12:45 pm | by Restaurants Canada

Canada's restaurant industry purchases approximately $2.2 billion a year in Canadian chicken.  It is a popular menu item at many of our members' restaurants, and Restaurants Canada has long said it would like to be a full partner in promoting the growth and further development of the chicken industry.

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Supplements Increase Revenue For Food Bloggers

October 28, 2014 10:32 am | by Perfect Supplements

While the number of Food Bloggers has exploded over the last 3 years, the ability for these bloggers to make money from their passion has remained stagnant. Perfect Supplements, LLC announces a new affiliate program that will pay food and health bloggers at four times the industry average.

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GMA Calls Food Rating System 'Severely Flawed'

October 28, 2014 9:59 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association

In response to a new food rating scheme called Food Scores, the Grocery Manufacturers Association says the food ratings are severely flawed and will only provide consumers with misinformation about the food and beverage products they trust and enjoy.

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Quota Cuts Dishearten Maine Elver Fishermen

October 28, 2014 9:27 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

Federal regulators have cut Maine's fishermen's quota for elvers by nearly 18 percent to allow the stock of the lucrative baby eels to rebuild. The move came after a federal panel had recommended a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers for next year. 

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Report: Moms More Likely Than Dads to Check For Sugars on Food Labels

October 28, 2014 8:35 am | by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health

According to a recent poll, mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases. Sugars (total sugar and added sugar) topped the list of "very important" nutrients that parents consider overall.

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No Settlement Reached For Wheat Claims Against Monsanto

October 28, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

Prospects are dimming for a settlement on remaining claims in lawsuits over the May 2013 discovery of genetically engineered Monsanto wheat in an Oregon field. Growers of soft white wheat who sued apparently have reached a tentative deal with the company.

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Pass Go. Collect Chocolate: Childhood Games Remade With Sweets

October 27, 2014 2:46 pm | by Gamesformation

Gamesformotion announced the release of classic childhood board game favorites which will all exclusively feature game pieces that you can eat. All of the chocolate games have the same essential features as their famous counterparts, except that their cards and letter tiles have been replaced with the finest Belgian milk chocolate.

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Chiquita Accepts $681M Deal With Brazilian Bidders

October 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by Associated Press

Chiquita Brands International Inc. has agreed to sell itself to two Brazilian companies for approximately $681 million. The deal comes just days after the fresh produce company's shareholders rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.

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