Relying on evidence of compositional differences between milk from cows treated with rbST/rbGH and milk from untreated cows, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an Ohio state ban on labels pertaining to the use of artificial hormones in dairy products ( IDFA et al v. Boggs , U.
In September 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published "Draft Guidance for Industry: Acidified Foods", which provides recommendations on manufacturing, storage, packaging, distribution processes, and appropriate quality control procedures for acid foods, acidified foods, and fermented foods.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. has opened its new gum and candy research center in Switzerland, where it will develop new products for top candy brands such as Trident. The company said Tuesday it has spent more than $14 million on the European Kraft Foods Gum and Candy Research & Development Center in Eysins.
LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola will no longer use Wayne Rooney's image on cans and bottles following allegations over the English forward's private life. Following newspaper allegations that he cheated on his then-pregnant wife with a prostitute, Coca-Cola Co. announced Monday that it had stopped using his image to promote its Coke Zero drink.
University Park, Pa. -- A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress. Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids -- like the alpha linolenic acid found in walnuts and flax seeds -- can reduce low density lipoproteins (LDL) -- bad cholesterol.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. is launching limited edition orange and yellow versions of its tomato soup this fall, as the company focuses more effort on marketing its soups. The world's largest soup maker said Monday the two new editions, Sun-Ripened Yellow Tomato soup and Harvest Orange Tomato soup will be available in more than 10 cities while supplies last.
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a way to turn off the immune system’s allergic reaction to certain food proteins in mice, a discovery that could have implications for the millions of people who suffer severe reactions to foods, such as peanuts and milk. The findings, published online in the journal Nature Medicine , provide hope that the body could be trained to tolerate food allergies that lead to roughly 300,000 emergency room visits and 100 to 200 deaths each year.
SAN PEDRO, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast opened a cocoa processing factory Friday that will push its processing capacity to the largest in the world, an official said. The West African country is already the world's largest cocoa bean grower and exporter. Bohoun Bouabre, minister of planning and development said Friday that the new plant is part of a strategy to diversify the economy and move away from exporting only raw unprocessed resources.
CANTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina trout farmer thought something was fishy when one of her ponds wasn't fishy enough. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Sunburst Trout Farm owner Sally Eason and her husband noticed Thursday that the pond had virtually no fish in it. Thieves had made off with 600 pounds of trout.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has a long history of bold public health and environmental stances, going after everything from plastic bags in grocery stores to cigarettes to sugary drinks. The latest target: Ronald McDonald. A proposed city ordinance would ban McDonald's from putting toys in Happy Meals unless it adds fruit and vegetable portions and limits calories.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Roy Floyd is used to opening the coolers at his Peach Orchard Deer Processing plant and finding dozens of deer carcasses left by hunters overnight. But one morning last year, he opened the door and discovered something completely different a huge gator carcass.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. has completed its $3.4 billion buyout of the North American operations of its largest bottler, part of the company's plans to control more of its distribution to better react to changing customer tastes. The world's largest soft drink maker on Sunday closed the deal for the domestic unit of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Five states and communities across the country will receive a total of $1.9 million for sodium (salt) reduction efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The awards will support policy strategies to create healthier food environments and help reduce sodium intake in the population for a three-year funding period.
Lately, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has come under fire, resulting in a proposed name change from HFCS to simply “corn sugar”. While it’s unclear what effects this possible name change will have, consumers are continually concerned about the controversial food additive. According to Mintel , 65% of consumers believe manufacturers or brands themselves should be responsible for disclosing how much HFCS a food or drink contains.
DENVER (AP) — The quest for top honors in American craft brewing has come here, to a hotel ballroom marked "restricted access." More than 140 bottles of American-style India Pale Ale sit stacked in donated Bud Light and King Cobra boxes, labors of hop love brewed by a cast of characters that includes an organic chemist, a man with a grim reaper tattoo and a guy who wants to make a beer that tastes like orange sherbet mixed with hot fudge ice cream.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Hostess Brands, Inc., on Thursday said it is recalling chocolate chip mini-muffin multi-packs because some may contain banana nut muffins with walnuts that aren't mentioned on the label. Walnuts can cause serious illness or a life-threatening reaction in those who are allergic.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General Mills Inc. is adding about 80 jobs as the company expands production of Yoplait brand yogurt in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Gov. Phil Bredesen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber joined Rutherford County officials in congratulating the Minneapolis-based company on its decision to invest $100 million in expanding the plant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it. Passage of the child nutrition bill, which would improve lunches in schools and expand feeding programs for low-income students, has been a priority for Democrats and hunger groups for years.
PHOENIX (AP) — While the immigration debate can get as hot as a chili pepper, one spice company is spreading a message that Arizona's cuisine can conquer its differences. Penzeys Spices has introduced a new blend called Arizona Dreaming, with the message that Mexican culture is a beloved part of the state's — and the country's — food heritage.
MADERA, California (AP) — California farmers may be the big beneficiaries of a U.S. ban on Iranian pistachios that began Wednesday. President Barack Obama signed the ban on July 1 in response to Iran's nuclear policies. It went into effect as California's farmers were in the midst of their harvest.