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Frozen Food Hall Of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees

August 15, 2012 12:58 pm

The American Frozen Food Institute and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association are pleased to announce that the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats has selected three food industry leaders as the 2012 Frozen Food Hall of Fame inductees.

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Organic Group Files Complaint Against Formula Makers

August 15, 2012 12:55 pm

The Cornucopia Institute, a not-for-profit policy research organization based in Wisconsin, filed a formal legal complaint with the USDA against several infant formula manufacturers that are adding two synthetic preservatives to certified organic infant formula.

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Judge Strikes Down Ky. Ban On Stores Selling Liquor

August 15, 2012 12:51 pm | by BRETT BARROUQUERE,Associated Press

Kentucky's seven-decade old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, a federal judge ruled.

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Operators Of Uninspected Slaughterhouse Arrested

August 15, 2012 12:49 pm

Gelio Hernandez and Angel Busurot were arrested last week as a result of their indictment for engaging in the inhumane slaughter of swine and the sale of uninspected and adulterated swine meat for human consumption.

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Consumer Trends: Global Beef Industry Report

August 15, 2012 12:45 pm

A new Q3 report looks at the global beef industry and the production imbalance resulting from the North American drought.

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Utah Company Recalls 38,000 Pounds Of Beef

August 15, 2012 9:52 am

A Draper company is recalling more than 38,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

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Kan. Dairy To Begin Construction On New Plant

August 15, 2012 9:50 am

A groundbreaking ceremony takes place Thursday in southwestern Kansas for a $20 million dairy ingredient and cheese processing plant. The facility will employ 60 people when it is finished.

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U.S. Consumer Prices Flat In July

August 15, 2012 9:49 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER,AP Economics Writer

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July from June, as a small drop in energy costs offset slightly higher food prices. The consumer price index hasn't changed since March, evidence that the weak economy is keeping inflation in check.

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Milk Board Reinstates Mo. Dairy’s Permit

August 15, 2012 9:47 am

A northwest Missouri dairy has resumed operations less than a week after some of its products were recalled by the state Department of Agriculture.

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Lawyer Says Feds Are Investigating Cantaloupe Outbreak

August 15, 2012 9:45 am

An attorney for people who say they were sickened by cantaloupe contaminated with listeria says U.S. Attorney's officials are investigating the outbreak.

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Photo Of The Day: United States Of Obesity

August 15, 2012 9:43 am

The CDC released its 2011 map showing the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. By state, obesity prevalence ranged from 20.7 percent in Colorado to 34.9 percent in Mississippi in 2011.

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Wash. Liquor Sales Fall In June

August 14, 2012 1:00 pm | by SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press

Liquor sales declined slightly in June compared with the same month the previous year, after Washington state businesses and consumers stocked up on spirits in advance of price increases with liquor privatization.

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Pre-Registration Open For International Production & Processing Expo

August 14, 2012 12:58 pm

The International Production & Processing Expo is comprised of three integrated tradeshows, the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and AMI’s International Meat Expo.

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Little Debbie Maker To Expand Va. Facility

August 14, 2012 12:54 pm

The company known for its Little Debbie brand snack cakes is planning to expand production at its Augusta County manufacturing facility, creating 78 jobs.

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Ky. Faces Worst Corn Crop Since 1983

August 14, 2012 12:53 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press

Triple-digit heat and dry conditions that withered crops during a brutal summer could end up producing Kentucky's skimpiest corn yields in nearly three decades, a report said last week.

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Ala. Ranks 4th Nationally For Obesity

August 14, 2012 12:51 pm | by JAY REEVES,Associated Press

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 32 percent of Alabama's adults were obese last year. That was only slightly better than the obesity rates in Mississippi, which led the nation at 34.9 percent; Louisiana, at 33.4 percent; and West Virginia, at 32.4 percent.

Consumer Trends: Hispanic Purchasing Trends

August 14, 2012 12:47 pm

In the Hispanic home, cooking traditional foods goes beyond providing healthy, nutritious meals; it represents the importance of family time and offers a way to keep the Hispanic culture alive.

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Maine Congresswoman Promotes Local Lobster

August 14, 2012 9:46 am

Maine congresswoman Chellie Pingree is urging the cruise ships that bring tens of thousands of visitors to Portland to serve locally caught lobsters to their passengers.

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Turkey Processor Plans $70M Plant

August 14, 2012 9:45 am

A turkey processing company is set to break ground on a $70 million plant in southeastern Indiana that it says will employ hundreds of people.

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Flowers Foods 2Q Income Rises On Higher Prices

August 14, 2012 9:43 am

Baked goods company Flowers Foods' net income edged up in the second quarter as increased prices and better sales of Nature's Own breads and Tastykake products pushed revenue higher.

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