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Bakery Depositor

May 23, 2014 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bakery manufacturers can portion a smooth flow directly from the depositor with this product. No heavy lifting is required. Ideal for batters, fillings, mousse, icing and sauce.

VIDEO: Sweets and Snack Expo Teases the Appetite

May 23, 2014 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

Thousands of new confectionery and snack foods were revealed May 20–22 during the 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. The expo featured the hottest new products from 650 companies. Trends include ancient grains, coconut and bacon flavors.

Drug Rehab Experts: Limit Access to Marijuana Edibles

May 22, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

Experts from the Suncoast Rehab Center in Florida say access to marijuana-infused foods should be reduced for the good of the public health. They say eating these edibles can trap consumers into overdosing on THC, the active chemical in marijuana.


PACK EXPO to Discuss Revenue Rise in Snack Foods

May 22, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

PACK EXPO International 2014 plans are underway to discuss the world of baking and snack manufacturers. The show will connect professionals with solutions from thousands of exhibitors. On-floor education sessions will be present throughout the show. 

Sweets and Snacks Trends: Savory with Grains

May 20, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

New trends in the candy and snack industries are being revealed at this year's Expo in Chicago. Over 650 companies are featured. Everything from ancient grains to super foods to coconut and bacon are changing the face of the snacking industry. 

Nutella is 50: Let the Cronut Frenzy Continue

May 19, 2014 3:02 pm | News | Comments

Food fan favorite Nutella, the famed hazelnut spread, is fifty years old today. What better way to celebrate than collaborating with another foodie obsession, cronuts. The free Nutella cronut holes available in NYC are probably delicious history by now.

GMO Labeling Campaign Incited by Oregon Activists

May 16, 2014 10:06 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require food manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. The measure would not apply to food served in restaurants.

Infographic: The Nitty Gritty on Gluten Free

May 16, 2014 9:00 am | by Buzzback | News | Comments

Online researcher Buzzback conducted a study to decipher the details around consumers' use of gluten-free products. From reasons for eating gluten-free foods, to demographics and brands, this infographic paints a holistic picture of an oft-misunderstood market.


Food Helps Push Consumer Prices to 10-Month High

May 15, 2014 10:27 am | News | Comments

Rising food and gas costs pushed April consumer prices to 10-month highs. Food prices jumped 0.4 percent for the third straight month, driven by the largest increase in the cost of meat in 10 years. Produce costs rose amid ongoing drought in California.

Pasta Maker Settles Advertising Lawsuit

May 12, 2014 9:50 am | by Dave Kolpack, AP | News | Comments

A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade. The deal also calls for new labeling.

Group Petitions Dunkin' Brands Over Nanotechnology Use

May 9, 2014 9:00 am | by As You Sow | News | Comments

Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow filed a disclosure request on behalf of Dunkin' Brands investors, asking that the company disclose its use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in its white powdered donuts. Consumers are recently weary of many ingredients.

Grocery Association Fights Back Against Demonizing Documentary

May 8, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a leading trade association in retail food, renewed its campaign to discredit a film that blames the American obesity epidemic on food manufacturers. "Fed Up" was directed and narrated by journalist Katie Couric.

VIDEO: Molecular Sensor Gadget Reports Nutrition Facts

May 8, 2014 9:00 am | by SCiO | Videos | Comments

SCiO, a handheld molecular sensor, scans the molecular fingerprint of an object and relays that data, including nutrition information. Users can log, record and share the information digitally. The gadget could be a new frontier in science and foodie-ism.


PHOTOS: NFL Draft Prospect Immortalized in Sandwich Sculpture

May 8, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

Sub sandwiches are a popular snack for football fans gathered to watch a game. But what if the sandwich was in the form of a player? Subway constructed a larger-than-life food sculpture of NFL draft prospect Anthony Barr. No word as to if it was eaten.

Comments Sought on International Food Safety Standard

May 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Sandrine Tranchard Communication Officer, International Organization for Stardards | News | Comments

The International Organization for Standardization is revising its food safety standard, originally published in 2005. If you represent industry, consumers, governments, regulators, laboratories or any food industry organization, they'd like to hear from you.

VIDEO: What is Gluten? Jimmy Kimmel Asks Health-Conscious Passersby

May 7, 2014 9:00 am | by Jimmy Kimmel Live! | Videos | Comments

The gluten-free diet is a driving trend in several food categories, but what exactly do consumers know about gluten? Late night host Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live! sends a camera crew to an LA exercise spot to ask passersby who seem to have a lot to learn.

James Beard Foundation Honors Cronut King

May 6, 2014 9:00 am | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor | News | Comments

The James Beard Foundation, whose namesake was a leading American chef, honors those in the culinary profession that incite new and unique food trends. Cronut creator Dominique Ansel has become a household name since his croissant-donut hybrid went viral.

Dunkin' Donuts Expands to Europe

May 5, 2014 11:27 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

After beating a retreat in the 1990s, American sweet bakery restaurant chain Dunkin' Donuts has been quietly building up its presence in Europe and now has 120 outlets, mostly in Germany but also in Russia, Spain, Bulgaria and most recently, Britain.

Video: Green Giant Creates Shelf-Stable Veggies

May 2, 2014 10:24 am | by By Aaron Byrd, The New York Times | Videos | Comments

Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins offer vegetables in puréed form to those who routinely avoid them. The company is attempting to help consumers make up the produce shortfall in their diets. But will consumers buy it? And is it actually a decent stand-in for veggies?

Consumer Trends: Americans Crave Salty Snacks

May 1, 2014 1:00 pm | News | Comments

More than 90 percent of households in the U.S. report consuming a salty snack in the past 30 days, according to Research and Markets. Two out of three American households routinely have at least three varieties of salty snacks on hand.

Colo. Task Force Works on New Rules for Edible Pot

April 30, 2014 10:07 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Colorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.

Venezuela Food Giant Halts Production, Furloughs Workers

April 30, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

Empresas Polar, Venezuela's biggest food company, said Tuesday that it is halting work and furloughing workers at one of its pasta facilities because of government delays in allotting the company dollars to purchase wheat from foreign suppliers.

Hain Celestial Acquires Rudi’s Organic Bakery

April 29, 2014 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Organic and natural food company The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Rudi's Organic Bakery, Inc. In 2013, Rudi's generated approximately $60 million in net sales and is expected to be accretive to Hain Celestial's earnings in fiscal year 2015.

Photos of the Day: Belgian Waffles Celebrate 50th Anniversary in America

April 22, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

A family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles to the American public 50 years ago. The waffles, topped with fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries, were served to visitors to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

Belgian Waffles a Sweet Sensation at 1964 World’s Fair

April 22, 2014 9:58 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of global cuisine and foodie websites. But that's what happened at the 1964 New York World's Fair, when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles.

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