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Political Analysts To Speak At Frozen Foods Convention

July 25, 2012 1:07 pm

Chris Wallace, Donna Brazile and Pat Buchanan will keynote the 2012 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention in Washington, DC. On October 8 & 9 at the Marriott Wardman Park, they will share their insights on the upcoming 2012 Presidential election.

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NRA Says Sugary Drinks Ban Unfairly Targets Restaurants

July 25, 2012 1:03 pm

New York's proposed beverage ban is a misguided and ineffective tactic against obesity and unfairly targets the restaurant industry, the National Restaurant Association told the New York Department of Health in a public hearing on the proposal yesterday.

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Pork Board Responds To Video Of Alleged Abuse

July 25, 2012 1:00 pm

The National Pork Board disagrees with the portrayal of pork production shown in a video produced by Mercy for Animals and released last week.

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72K Pounds Of Meat Recalled For Listeria

July 25, 2012 12:57 pm

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with listeria.

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Consumer Trends: Shoppers Pay More Attention To Nutrition

July 25, 2012 12:45 pm

Nutrition continues to drive decision making in supermarket aisles across the country, according to Shopping for Health 2012, the 20th in a yearly study released by the Food Marketing Institute and Prevention magazine.

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Katy Perry To Endorse Popchips

July 25, 2012 10:03 am

According to a company statement released Wednesday, the pop star has become an investor and representative for the chips. Perry says she'll be its creative partner.

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Menu Label Requirements Lead To Healthier Options

July 25, 2012 10:01 am

A new study has evaluated the real-life impact of menu labeling in King County, Washington, after new regulations were implemented, and has found some improvement, although most entrées continue to exceed recommended nutritional guidelines.

Chobani Opening ‘Yogurt Bar’ In NYC

July 25, 2012 9:55 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer

The country's top Greek yogurt maker, Chobani, is opening up its first "yogurt bar" in New York City on Wednesday as it looks to strengthen its position in a rapidly growing market. Dannon, a long-time industry giant, also opened up a shop in New York City earlier this month called The Yogurt Culture Company that serves both fresh Greek and traditional varieties.

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PepsiCo Profit Falls 21 Percent

July 25, 2012 9:52 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer

PepsiCo Inc.'s second-quarter profit fell 21 percent as costs to restructure its business and a stronger dollar ate into results.

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Pros, Cons Presented On NYC Sugary Drink Ban

July 25, 2012 9:49 am | by SAMANTHA GROSS,Associated Press

Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing Tuesday, saying the plan would protect the public, while opponents accused the city of playing Big Brother and wondered what tasty but unhealthy foods might be targeted next.

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Photo Of The Day: Greek Yogurt Bar

July 25, 2012 9:44 am

Chobani is opening up its first "yogurt bar" in New York City on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 as it looks to strengthen its position in a rapidly growing market.

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Salmonella Scare Prompts Prune Juice Recall

July 24, 2012 1:01 pm | by The Canadian Press

Federal health officials in Canada have announced a recall of Baby Move brand of prune juice because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Indiana Farmers Unload Livestock As Drought Continues

July 24, 2012 12:59 pm | by TOM LoBIANCO,Associated Press

Pig sales are almost double what they were last year in July and have even caused backups in some processing centers trying to handle the flood of farmers unloading their livestock, said Michael Platt, executive director of the Indiana Pork Producers.

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Canada Strengthens Food Safety On Chicken Farms

July 24, 2012 12:58 pm | by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Government of Canada is supporting chicken farmers by strengthening food safety systems on chicken farms across the country. Member of Parliament James Bezan, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of up to $72,500 to the Chicken Farmers of Canada as the organization met for its annual summer meeting in Winnipeg.

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Public Hearing Set For Proposed Sugary Drink Ban

July 24, 2012 12:55 pm | by SAMANTHA GROSS,Associated Press

Whether they think the mayor is combating obesity or infringing on their rights, New Yorkers are scheduled to have their say on a proposed ban on large sugary drinks served at restaurants, movie theaters and other eateries.

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Man Sickened In Ohio E. Coli Outbreak Dies

July 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Health officials investigating an E. coli outbreak in southwest Ohio say a 73-year-old man sickened by the bacteria has died.

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Consumer Trends: Wine Industry Growth Trends

July 24, 2012 12:50 pm

Affordable wines with accessible and appealing flavor profiles are driving the wine industry overall, as demonstrated by Technomic's Top 250 Wine Brands and its roster of the 50 Fastest Growing Wine Brands.

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Delayed Monsoon May Damage India’s Crops

July 24, 2012 9:53 am | by KATY DAIGLE,Associated Press

As cities swelter and farmers helplessly watch their harvests wilt and profits vanish, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the nation Monday the government was ready "to address any situation that may arise due to any rainfall anomalies."

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Vilsack: House Must Pass Drought Help In Farm Bill

July 24, 2012 9:51 am | by DAVID PITT,Associated Press

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed Monday for Congress to act on a farm bill that would reinstate expired disaster assistance programs for farmers experiencing the worst drought in nearly seven decades.

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Economy Hurting McDonald's Profit

July 24, 2012 9:50 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer

The fast food giant is starting to show signs of wear and tear from global economic pressures, intensifying competition and penny-pinching customers who are eating out less often in some hard-hit regions around the world.

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