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Lawsuit Alleges Organic Infant Formula Contains Non-Organic Ingredients

June 8, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The lawsuit, filed in the eastern New York federal court on behalf of parents in New York and California, alleges that 26 of the 49 ingredients in Abbott Laboratories' Similac Advance Organic formula "are not allowed in organic foods," while at least one additional component includes genetically modified foods in violation of federal organic standards.

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5 Reasons Why US Employers are Showing Confidence in Economy

June 8, 2015 8:30 am | by JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press

Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. They added 280,000 jobs — a surprisingly robust total at a time when consumers are hesitant to spend and the economy appears less than fully healthy. Some key industries, from energy to manufacturing, have been struggling.

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Taco Bell: Artificial Ingredients OK For Cap'n Crunch Treat

June 5, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press

Taco Bell says it will roll out Cap'n Crunch-covered balls of dough nationally — and that they're exempt from its recent pledge to remove artificial ingredients.

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FDA Announces Expedited Food Import Review Process

June 5, 2015 3:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal regulators this week announced a faster screening process for foods imported from countries with proven safety records.

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Survey Says Millennial Parents Drive the Demand For Responsible Food

June 5, 2015 2:25 pm | by Foster Farms

New data reveals that Millennial parents are driving the tidal shift in consumer demand for responsibly-raised products and are largely influenced by traditional family values and peer/community feedback when making household food decisions.

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WTO: India Unfairly Blocking US Poultry, Egg Imports

June 5, 2015 1:15 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The WTO has upheld a ruling that India is unfairly blocking imports of U.S. poultry and eggs. The Obama administration called the decision a major victory that should greatly expand export opportunities for American farmers.

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ADM Acquires Nut Processing Operation

June 5, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Archer Daniels Midland this week announced the acquisition of nut and seed processing facilities from California Gold Almonds.

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Workers Begin Cooking Up Spam in $36M Iowa Plant Expansion

June 5, 2015 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press

Workers in Dubuque have begun cooking up Spam — a pork product loved by many and mocked by others — after the completion of a $36 million expansion of a Hormel Foods plant.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 5, 2015 11:05 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

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

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Recall Affects 49K Pounds of Pork Sausage Products

June 5, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press

 A Michigan-based business is recalling about 49,000 pounds of pork sausage products shipped to institutions nationwide that may be contaminated with foreign materials.

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Canada Seeks $3B in US Tariffs as Meat Labeling Fight Continues

June 5, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press

Canada has filed a request to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on the United States in the latest move in an ongoing trade dispute.

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Smucker Shares Fall on Lower 4Q Sales and Forecast

June 5, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press

J.M. Smucker said sales of its jams and jellies, Folgers coffee, Pillsbury baking mixes and frostings, Crisco shortenings and Jif peanut butter all fell in its latest quarter, and its outlook was short of Wall Street estimates.

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Slow Booze? Not Anymore — Making Whiskey at Whip Crack Speed

June 5, 2015 8:35 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press

Everyone knows the secret to great whiskey is long, slow aging in oak barrels tucked away in cellars and warehouses for a decades-long nap. Or is it?

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US to Allow Dutch Egg Imports in Wake of Bird Flu

June 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Netherlands will soon become the only European country allowed to export eggs into the U.S. as an avian influenza outbreak hammers the domestic egg industry.

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PepsiCo Looking to Launch 'Craft' Fountain Sodas

June 4, 2015 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press

PepsiCo is looking to launch a line of "craft" fountain sodas made with sugar in hopes of appealing to people who may shun big soda brands.

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Kraft Shareholders to Vote on Heinz Merger as Workers Brace For Cuts

June 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Shareholders of Kraft Foods Group are preparing to vote on the proposed merger with H.J. Heinz Co. amid concerns about what the deal could mean for Kraft employees.

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First Lady Boosts Pollinating Insects at Garden Harvest

June 4, 2015 9:28 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food eaten daily in the U.S. Therefore, it's important to help the bees, butterflies and other creatures that spread the pollen that helps food grow.

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Maplehurst Bakeries to Build New Tenn. Facility, Create 147 Jobs

June 4, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press

A leading bakery products producer is investing $103 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County that's expected to create 147 jobs.

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USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Not Good Enough For Outbreak

June 4, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press

A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

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Taco Bell to Serve Alcohol at Chicago Location

June 4, 2015 8:35 am | by The Associated Press

Taco Bell says it will serve beer, wine and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open in Chicago this summer.

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