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Kessler International Warns Consumers of the Dangers of Buying Food from Online Retailers

December 24, 2014 8:25 am | by Kessler International | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation by Kessler of counterfeit food products disclosed that some online retailers were selling counterfeit food products. These products included dairy and fish products, condiments, alcoholic spirits, and spices.  

VIDEO: Menu Makeover — What Are the New Menu Rules?

December 23, 2014 8:35 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

The FDA recently announced new rules that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and...

Red Robin Serves Up The Cure Burger for Holiday Hangover Relief

December 23, 2014 8:00 am | by Red Robin | News | Comments

The Cure Burger – a fire-grilled gourmet patty topped with chili, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon,...

Hershey Unveils World’s First Public 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing Exhibit

December 19, 2014 10:30 am | by The Hershey Company | News | Comments

The Hershey Company, in partnership with 3D Systems, this week announced the December 19 debut...

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Food Year in Review: 2014 — A Year of Battle Lines Drawn Over Dinner

December 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor | News | Comments

If there was any theme to the food world in 2014, it was the prevalence of polarizing issues. Whether we were tussling over genetically modified organisms, or debating how healthy is too healthy for school lunches, or scolding one another for our gluten choices, this year our collective culinary consciousness seemed mired in disputes.

15 Top Diet Trends For 2015

December 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by Pollock Communications | News | Comments

Nutrition experts say that consumers still look to gluten-free eating, while low-fat diets have fizzled. They also agree that consumers care about GMO-free, along with locally grown food and high quality protein.      

US Food Additives Market to Register Around 7% Growth Until 2019, Report Says

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechSci Research | News | Comments

Rising consumption of processed and packaged food coupled with increasing inclination towards all natural ingredients to drive the U.S. food additives market in the coming years.                    

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Alcohol Calorie Counts to be on Menus by Next Year

December 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. The idea is that people often don't know — or even think about — how many calories they are imbibing.

McDonald's in Japan Limits Serving Size of Fries

December 17, 2014 2:30 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's in Japan began rationing its fries Wednesday. It said prolonged labor negotiations with port workers on the West Coast have made it difficult to meet demand despite an emergency airlift of 1,000 tons of processed spuds and an extra shipment from the U.S. East Coast by sea.

US Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent in November

December 17, 2014 2:00 pm | by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food prices, rose 0.1 percent in November. For the past 12 months, overall inflation has risen 1.3 percent while core inflation has increased 1.7 percent. Both annual gains are well below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent inflation target.

VIDEO: Starbucks Brews Up Delivery, But Not For Free

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that the company's upcoming delivery service will be profitable because 'people will pay an additional surcharge for delivery.'                         

Coca-Cola Outlook Falls Short as Consumers Shy Away From Soda

December 17, 2014 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said that it expects earnings growth in 2015 in line with this year's gain, which is short of the company's target. The Atlanta-based company has been struggling with declining soda consumption in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

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Study: Consumers Trust Farmers 'Far More' Than Scientists, Nutritionists

December 16, 2014 2:15 pm | by Bayer CropScience | News | Comments

More than half of American consumers would like to talk to a farmer even though the vast majority indicated in a recent survey that they have no connection with agriculture or farming. The reason: consumers trust farmers far more than scientists or nutritionists.

Pure Maple Syrup is Becoming a Staple in American Diet

December 16, 2014 1:40 pm | by The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers | News | Comments

National Maple Syrup Day helps raise awareness of pure maple syrup as a versatile ingredient beyond simply a breakfast topping: from a natural energy booster, to a flavorful ingredient in glazes and rubs, to an unexpected twist in classic cocktails. 

Infographic: New Opportunities Emerge as Weight Wellness Hits Tipping Point

December 16, 2014 1:15 pm | by New Nutrition Business | News | Comments

The weight wellness market is at a tipping point, and in 2015 big name brands like Weight Watchers will continue to see sales plunge. Even Special K, the world's biggest food company for weight management, has experienced a sudden 10 percent drop in sales.

VIDEO: Is Organic Here to Stay?

December 16, 2014 9:40 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Shoppers may love their favorite organic food and beverage brands, but this love may quickly dissolve if their go-to brand is scooped up by a major non-organic corporation. Recent data indicates the potential for major financial implications for the acquiring companies.

VIDEO: McDonald's Serves Up Some Unusual Dishes

December 16, 2014 9:10 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

From hot dogs to shellfish, CNN Money takes a look at some of the weirdest items served at McDonald's worldwide. Would you try any of these dishes?                             

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Fish Farming Finds its Way to the Midwest

December 15, 2014 9:55 am | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

With global consumption of seafood outpacing wild fish populations, many have turned from roving the world's waters to aquaculture, using coastal net pens or ponds to raise freshwater and saltwater species. But the emerging trend of indoor aquaculture is bringing the surf to America's turf.

Consumer Trends: Top Dishes of the Year

December 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Urbanspoon | News | Comments

Which dishes resonated most with Americans this year? From the classic filet to the bacon-topped donut, the list reveals American's favorite meals of this year. Read on for Urbanspoon's most popular dishes and cuisines of 2014.   

VIDEO: Cafe Serves 120 Varieties of Cereal, 13 Flavors of Milk

December 12, 2014 2:20 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Cereal Killers, a new London eatery, has opened serving 120 different types of cereal with 13 different flavors of milk. The cafe is the United Kingdom's first-ever specialty cereal shop. The owner says the cereals come from the U.S., Australia, South Africa and South Korea.

75 Years of Coffee Innovation: White Coffee Corporation Marks Milestone

December 12, 2014 9:35 am | by White Coffee Corporation | News | Comments

Gold or diamond commemoratives should accompany an anniversary this noteworthy. Instead, White Coffee Corporation's goal was to meet its customer's increasing demand for single serve coffees.                

In Crowded Marketplace, Breweries Search For Unique Identities

December 11, 2014 2:30 pm | by TONY KISS, Asheville Citizen-Times | News | Comments

Breweries everywhere are constantly on the lookout for clever names for their products. And it is getting more difficult, with 3,100 craft breweries across the country. After deciding on a name, many breweries search online to see if others have already claimed it. 

VIDEO: How 3D Printing Will Impact the Future of Food

December 11, 2014 1:45 pm | by IFTlive | Videos | Comments

Hod Lipson, Ph.D., Director of Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University, talks about 3-D printing in conventional manufacturing and how it is creating new opportunities for food companies to create not only a variety of food products, but customizable ones, too.

Cargill Opens Cocoa Facility in Indonesia to Serve Growing Asian Market

December 11, 2014 12:40 pm | by Cargill | News | Comments

Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand amongst Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill's cocoa facility in Gresik, Indonesia.

Sale of Oregon Craft Brewery Provokes Backlash Among Fans

December 11, 2014 9:45 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

What did the brewers do to provoke such a backlash? Change the hops or yeast? Abandon a favorite ale recipe? No, the furor erupted after 10 Barrel Brewing announced last month that it was being bought by the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Infographic: Consumers Increasingly Want to Know What's in Their Food

December 11, 2014 9:30 am | by Technomic, Inc. | News | Comments

Today's healthy food tells a story, and consumers want to hear it. Recent research by Technomic shows that most consumers want restaurants to be more transparent about menu-item ingredients. Further, two in five consumers cite a rising concern over food additives. 

VIDEO: Macarons at Walmart? A Small Maker's Story

December 11, 2014 9:05 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Hosting a party this holiday season? Looka Patisserie, a small maker of desserts, is trying to tempt you to visit Walmart to pick up its treats. Looka Patisserie's President and CEO Marta Spasic and CEO Frank Spasic talk to Bloomberg's Julie Hyman.

Chinese Demand For Dairy Products Spurs US Exports

December 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

What’s behind this trend, and how can U.S. processors benefit? Milk and cheese are relatively new to the Chinese diet, says Todd Shilk, dairy category manager at Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, but consumers’ taste for them is growing.   

McDonald's to Trim Menu, Examine Ingredients

December 10, 2014 1:14 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's is planning to simplify its menu and maybe even in the number of ingredients it uses in its food as it fights to hold onto customers. CEO Don Thompson sought to reassure investors Wednesday that changes will help strengthen the chain's appeal.

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