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VIDEO: A Breakup of Campbell Soup Could Prove Tasty For Investors

March 27, 2015 10:55 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

A breakup of Campbell Soup may be the best recipe for the food giant to revive investor interest, as shoppers increasingly turn their noses up at the company's core simple meals and beverages offerings.

Diet Sodas Fall in US; Pepsi Returns to No. 2 Spot

March 27, 2015 8:35 am | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

 Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more...

Kudos to Food Manufacturers That Sweeten the Pot for Mom Bloggers

March 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by Wendy Hirschhorn, CEO, Wendy's Bloggers | Articles | Comments

While Mom Bloggers love to review food and food-related products, they really appreciate food...

Heinz-Kraft Deal: The Stories Behind the Brands

March 26, 2015 8:00 am | by DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The combination of H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. will bring many of America's oldest...

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Professional Help Increases Health Food Consumption in Schools

March 25, 2015 10:00 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

According to a recent article published online by JAMA Pediatrics, it was only after schools began hiring chefs to enhance meals that fruit and vegetable consumption began to increase in school aged children.

Cereal's Big Comeback

March 24, 2015 11:15 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

After years of steady decline, what food is on the rise again? According to a new report, the cereal industry's revenue will climb by 0.9 percent annually through 2020, when it will reach 11.6 billion dollars.

Infographic: Bigger Not Necessarily Better For Restaurants

March 23, 2015 1:50 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a 4 percent increase, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion. But some of the biggest brands among them, namely Subway and McDonald's, lost ground to focused-menu competitors and emerging fast-casual chains and reported overall sales decreases for the year.

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Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To?

March 23, 2015 1:10 pm | by Hugh Lenz, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials | Articles | Comments

In the first part of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

Ramen: Not Just For Eating Anymore

March 23, 2015 12:45 pm | by LINDA LOMBARDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Japan, ramen isn't just for eating: There are entire museums devoted to it. Yokohama, a short train ride from Tokyo, has one museum for instant ramen and another for handmade ramen, and both offer samples to taste or take home.

Farmers Fund New Research to Breed Gluten-Free Wheat

March 23, 2015 12:00 pm | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming.

Love Whoppers? Now You Can Smell Like One

March 23, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Who doesn't love walking into a restaurant and getting a whiff of char-grilled burgers cooking? Unless you're a vegetarian, pretty much everyone. Now, Burger King Japan is taking it to a whole new level with its Eau De Whopper.

Maple Syrup Producer Taps Into Vermont With Plans to be Biggest in North America

March 23, 2015 8:10 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmers. Could a large-scale operation, tapping into thousands of acres of maple trees in a remote northeastern part of the state, be as sweet?

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Diageo to Add Alcohol-Content, Nutrition Information to Labels

March 20, 2015 7:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Global alcohol giant Diageo says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on the labels of its products. The label will include information like the drink's alcohol by volume, fluid ounces of alcohol, calories, carbohydrates, and fat content based on a typical serving size.

Study: Fast-Food Limits Didn't Cut Obesity Rate in South LA

March 19, 2015 1:10 pm | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.

Trendy California Creation: Pop Tart Doughnut

March 19, 2015 12:43 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Southern California doughnut shop has come up with yet another guilty pleasure gone viral: a gigantic doughnut stuffed with a Pop Tart filling. Donut Bar, with outlets in Fountain Valley and San Diego, calls the 1-pound creation the "Big Poppa Tart Donut."

Wisconsin Likely to Allow Liquor Samples in Stores

March 19, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Wisconsin shoppers will soon be able to add booze to their free sample options in supermarket aisles. The state Senate adopted legislation Tuesday that would allow grocery and liquor stores to provide one half-ounce sample of hard liquor per day to customers.

Starbucks Delivery to Start in Seattle, NYC

March 18, 2015 12:45 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

In Seattle, Starbucks said it will team up with a company called Postmates to deliver to homes and offices within specific areas. In New York City, delivery will be from existing or newly setup Starbucks shops in certain buildings, starting with the Empire State Building.

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Maryland Bill Would Restrict Ingredients, Chemicals in School Meals

March 18, 2015 11:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Legislation under consideration in Maryland would ban a wide range of ingredients and chemicals from meals served in the state's public schools.

Chilean Cuisine Rises By Going Back to its Roots

March 18, 2015 9:15 am | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Latin American cuisine has gained respect globally thanks to culinary maestros like Peru's Gaston Acurio, who has opened more than a dozen restaurants worldwide, including the Astrid & Gaston franchise. Now, Chile is starting to appear on the world's gastronomical radar.

America Has Entered a New Era of Sports Nutrition

March 17, 2015 4:05 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Among the most popular functional foods are sports drinks and nutrition bars. According to market research publisher Packaged Facts, 36 percent of all U.S. adults consume sports drinks. Meanwhile, dollar sales in the nutrition bar segment grew an impressive 8 percent last year.

Eating Red, Processed Meats: A Dietitian's Thoughts on the US Dietary Guidelines

March 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing sat down with Jennifer Christman, Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutrition Manager at Medifast, to discuss her thoughts on the dietary guideline suggestions of meat intake.

Prime Time For Private Label Brands

March 17, 2015 11:25 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Are we about to head into the Golden Age of private label? Phil Lempert of The Lempert Report says the days of store brand labels being seen as "cheap alternatives" are gone.

Battle of the Coffee Pods: Keurig vs. Recyclables

March 17, 2015 11:00 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig, the single-serve coffee industry's leader, produced enough plastic coffee pods last year to circle the earth more than 10 times, according to one analyst's estimate, often cited by Keurig's critics.

Hunt Brothers Rules Rural Pizza Market from Gas Stations

March 17, 2015 8:05 am | by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hunt Brothers Pizza is quietly winning over the rural South by slipping into places big-name pizza chains probably couldn't survive. It has installed its pizza ovens at so many gas stations and convenience stores that it has more U.S. locations than either Domino's or Pizza Hut.

Mountain Dew Creates New Craft Soda

March 13, 2015 2:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Mountain Dew is joining the craft craze with its new DEWshine, expected to hit the store shelves on March 23. But even though the product has yet to hit store shelves, the beverage giant is taking some grief for going craft.

Flavor is Encoded in Your Brain

March 13, 2015 1:35 pm | by German Institute of Human Nutrition | News | Comments

The ability to taste is crucial for food choice and the formation of food preferences. Now, a team of researchers has revealed how taste is encoded in patterns of neutral activity in the human brain.

Got the Munchies? Snack Delivery Services Have a Box For That

March 13, 2015 8:25 am | by MICHELE KAYAL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Meal delivery services have been a booming business for a while. But what about between meals? During the past five years, a growing number of companies have rushed to help snackers who want their afternoon and midnight munchies satisfied by mail.

NAMI Foundation Releases Updated Consumer Resource Guide on Meat and Poultry

March 12, 2015 11:10 am | by North American Meat Institute | News | Comments

The North American Meat Institute Foundation released an updated version of its popular Yellow Pages, a meat and poultry resource guide that provides important consumer information and answers to commonly asked questions about the meat supply, preparation and cooking and nutrition. 

San Francisco Could Require Health Warnings on Soda Ads

March 12, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

San Francisco lawmakers hope to add warning labels to advertisements for soft drinks in the city, a move that they believe would "make our communities healthier and better informed."

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