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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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Nigeria Sues Coca-Cola For Half-Filled Cans

October 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

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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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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New Jersey Firm Recalls Packages of Cashews

October 28, 2014 9:45 am | by FDA

Chetak New York L.L.C. of Edison, NJ is recalling its 5560 packages of 7oz., 3840 packages of 14oz., & 1920 packages of 28oz. "DEEP RAW CASHEW PIECES" because they have the potential to be contaminated.            

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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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Penn. Company Recalls Nearly 32K Pounds of Chicken Products

October 27, 2014 2:06 pm | by Food Safety

Murry’s Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin.                   

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Infographic: The Global State of Agriculture

October 27, 2014 12:25 pm | by US AID

According to this infographic by US Aid, the world population is expanding and food production must rise in order to meet these demands. In order to meet needs, global food production must increase 70 percent by the year 2050.     

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Wine Trails Forming in West Virginia

October 27, 2014 12:09 pm | by JUDY E. HAMILTON, The Charleston Gazette

On a recent afternoon, winemakers and distillery producers in the western part of West Virginia met to discuss the creation of a trail that would link wineries and distilleries located within close proximity to each other for the benefit of them all.

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Coca-Cola Shuts Down Great Falls Bottling Division

October 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Great Falls is no longer bottling Coca-Cola products. The plant ceased bottling operations last week, but will continue as a distribution facility with about 50 employees.             

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Obama Takes Action to Push Manufacturing

October 27, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press

President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.       

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First Annual 'Good Food Org Guide' Highlights More Than 400 Groups

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Food Tank

The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank developed the first annual "Good Food Org Guide" to highlight nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the U.S. in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.

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Voters Weigh Expansion of Bottle Deposit Law

October 27, 2014 10:20 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press

Proponents of the measure that would expand the scope of the law say a variety of beverages that were largely unheard of on store shelves at the time have become consumer staples — all the while adding to the state's litter woes.

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