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Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 23, 2015 9:45 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 stories of last week from the Food Manufacturing website.


Oregon and Washington Delay Crab Season Because of Toxin

November 23, 2015 9:05 am | by Associated Press

Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.


Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new study by Canadian and British researchers linked neonicotinoid pesticides to potentially decreased crop quality.


Scientists Say Feeding Fish Soy, Not Fish, More Sustainable

November 23, 2015 8:50 am | by DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press

Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.

Chipotle Bounces Back After End-of-Week Sell-Off

November 23, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

Chipotle rebounded from a heavy sell-off in shares to end last week after it was discovered that the E. coli outbreak connected to restaurant chain had spread from the Pacific Northwest to a number of other states.


E. coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Expands to 6 States

November 20, 2015 4:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

An outbreak of E. coli that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states. New cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases were discovered late last month in Oregon and Washington, and more recently in Minnesota.


New Still Added as Part of Maker's Mark Expansion

November 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Crank up the flow of red wax: Maker's Mark is boosting its bourbon output. The producers of the Kentucky whiskey are pouring about $67 million into an expansion that features a new still.


Sugar, Corn Industries Settle Sweetener Spat; Terms Secret

November 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement. Both sides announced the deal that puts an end to a trial that began nearly three weeks ago in Los Angeles federal court pitting sugar against high fructose corn syrup.


Kellogg Company's US Brands Debut New Products Reflecting Hot Trends

November 20, 2015 9:25 am | by Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company's U.S. brands will debut more that 40 new products in early 2016, each reflecting new or emerging consumer needs and preferences.

Tyson Closing Plants in Chicago, Wisconsin

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

Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson said in a statement Thursday that the closures are necessary because of changing product needs, the age of the facilities and prohibitive renovation costs, as well as the Chicago plant's distance from its raw material suppliers.


The World's Largest Rooftop Farm

November 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Gotham Greens

The pioneers behind the nation's first commercial urban hydroponic greenhouses are now builders of one of the world's largest. Thursday, Gotham Greens announced their biggest and most ambitious expansion to date with a brand new facility, located in the historic Pullman area on Chicago's South Side.

Coke Seeks To Join Rapidly Growing Sparkling Water Market

November 20, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Coca-Cola Co. plans to begin selling a carbonated version of its enhanced water brand in select markets this month. The bubbly variety of Smartwater will initially be sold in one-liter bottles at selected retailers in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, the company announced Wednesday.

Aberdeen, S.D. Mayor: Once-Shuttered Beef Plant Processing Cattle

November 20, 2015 9:05 am | by DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press

The new owners of an Aberdeen (S.D.) beef plant that closed in 2012 have fired up the equipment and are processing dozens of cattle a day, the city's mayor said. That's welcome news for ranchers in the region who are tired of having to truck their animals hundreds of miles south to Nebraska.


What's For Dinner? Genetically Engineered Salmon OK'd by FDA

November 20, 2015 9:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Critics call it "frankenfish," but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be available in a couple of years.


NAMI Announces Additional Free Education Programming for 2016 IPPE

November 20, 2015 9:02 am | by North American Meat Institute

The North American Meat Institute announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo, scheduled to take place January 26-28, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

US Eyes Food Exports to Growing Asia Under TPP Trade Pact

November 20, 2015 8:57 am | by KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended Friday a recently agreed-to 12-nation Pacific trade pact, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide a counterbalance to China's growing influence in the region while also opening up promising Asian markets with their burgeoning middle class.

New Report Identifies Trends that Drive Sales in the Foodservice Packaging Supply Chain

November 20, 2015 8:55 am | by Foodservice Packaging Institute

Foodservice Packaging Institute’s 2015 Trends Report shows overarching themes of sustainability, customization across the supply chain.


Genetically Modified Salmon OK'd For Human Consumption in US

November 19, 2015 10:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal allowed for human consumption in the United States.


DuPont Says New Beer Enzyme Could Shorten Brewing Process

November 19, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

DuPont last week introduced a new enzyme at a trade show in Germany that it says could both shorten and improve beer's maturation process.

Blue Bell Resumes Production in Texas Plant After Listeria

November 19, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell has resumed limited operations at its flagship creamery in the Central Texas town of Brenham, seven months after shutting down production out of fear of listeria contamination



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