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Restaurant Fare Gets Dramatic with NYC's 'Sleep No More'

November 26, 2013 10:54 am | by MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer | News | Comments

A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu. The British theater company Punchdrunk unveils a chic eatery as part of its genre-bending show "Sleep No More," promising patrons savory pies and something else.

Alternative Thanksgiving Dinners Greet Guests with Dietary Restrictions

November 26, 2013 10:39 am | News | Comments

Across the country this Thursday, tables will be set to accommodate everyone from vegans and vegetarians to those trying to eat like cavemen. The complicated feasts reflect the growing ranks of Americans paying closer attention to the food they eat.

Magnetic Flow Meter

November 26, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Siemens Sitrans FM MAG 1100F magnetic flow meter has received the FDA's Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) certification, which is necessary in the U.S. to sell into the milk and dairy market.

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The Science Behind a Delicious Thanksgiving and the Ensuing Food Coma

November 25, 2013 1:09 pm | News | Comments

A food scientist and International Food Technology spokesperson deconstructs the turkey-day menu by giving the low-down on why all the flavors and textures go together so well and if tryptophan is the real culprit behind our post-meal food coma.

Q&A: Traceability in the Dairy, Deli and Bakery Supply Chain

November 25, 2013 12:00 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, International Dairy Foods Association and GS1 US recently released a new traceability guideline. Food Manufacturing spoke with Michael Bromme of Trace One about the new guideline and how it can improve traceability throughout the dairy, deli and bakery supply chain.

E. Coli Outbreak in Tenn. Linked to Raw Milk Producer

November 22, 2013 9:33 am | by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee health officials said that a strain of E. coli that sickened nine children has been matched to animal waste collected at a dairy farm that sells raw milk. Five of the nine children were hospitalized and three developed a severe kidney problem.

Daily Sound Bite: Raw Milk Producer Claims Free Speech in Advertising Ban

November 20, 2013 12:51 pm | News | Comments

Interstate raw milk sales are illegal, but an Oregon raw milk producer is claiming free speech rights are being hampered amid a ban on in-state advertising. Oregon farmers who sell milk on the farm directly to consumers are prohibited from advertising.

Raw Milk Producer Sues Oregon over Advertising Ban

November 20, 2013 11:45 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oregon milk producer filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the state's ban on advertising raw, unpasteurized milk for sale at the farm. The suit says the ban violates free speech rights. Federal law prohibits the sale of raw milk from state to state.

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New 'Old-Fashioned' Ice Cream

November 18, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The Smitten Ice Cream shop, located in San Francisco, Calif., is using a super-cold liquid nitrogen "Brrr" machine to create made-to-order ice cream. Nothing is frozen until the customer orders it, and everything is made from scratch in the shop.

Milk-Powder Analyzer

November 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

DairyGuard™ milk powder analyzer is a near infrared (NIR) spectrometer developed for food suppliers and manufacturers.

Consumer Trends: Greek Yogurt Beyond the Dairy Case

November 15, 2013 12:00 pm | News | Comments

A new study shows the potential for Greek yogurt to expand beyond the dairy case and become the next super trend in consumer packaged goods. Results identified close to a dozen product ideas that could extend Greek yogurt across new categories in food and other markets.

Barry Callebaut Opens Plant in Japan

November 14, 2013 12:12 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The opening of a Swiss-owned chocolate factory northwest of Tokyo is a small but sweet milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's crusade to lure foreign investment to Japan after decades of keeping local industries protected from outside competition.

Wis. Committee Passes Raw Milk Bill

November 12, 2013 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Wisconsin dairy farmers could sell raw milk directly to customers on their farms under a bill that's passed a Senate committee. The latest version of the raw milk bill passed on a 3-2 vote Tuesday, with all Republicans in support and both Democrats against.

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Dean Foods 3Q Profit Jumps

November 12, 2013 9:58 am | News | Comments

Dean Foods' third-quarter net income jumped, bolstered by a large gain from selling stock of its former subsidiary WhiteWave. Its adjusted earnings missed Wall Street's view, but revenue topped analysts' expectations. The company lowered its full-year adjusted earnings forecast.

New Campaign Puts Chocolate Milk on Olympic Stage

November 12, 2013 9:51 am | News | Comments

The got chocolate milk? campaign salutes winter sports athletes and will feature them in the new BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign, which debuts in early November. The campaign features USA Hockey star Zach Parise plus Women's Ski Jumping USA athletes.

Nebraska Cheese Plant Closes

November 11, 2013 12:38 pm | News | Comments

The cheese plant at Ravenna in central Nebraska has closed as expected, costing the city more than 170 jobs. Friday was the last day of production at the Leprino Foods plant. Plant officials had blamed a diminishing dairy supply for the plant's closure.

WhiteWave Shares Jump on 3Q Results

November 11, 2013 9:50 am | News | Comments

WhiteWave Foods Co.'s shares jumped Friday after the maker of Horizon Organic milk and Silk soy products reported a better-than-expected third quarter. The company earned 19 cents per share for the period on an adjusted basis with revenue of $638.5 million.

Daily Sound Bite: Phase-Out of Trans Fats May Be Enacted Swiftly

November 7, 2013 12:33 pm | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a ban Thursday on unhealthy trans fats and a mandatory phase-out of the ingredient. The director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest expects the process to happen quickly.

WhiteWave Foods' 3Q Earnings Fall, Profits Exceed Expectations

November 7, 2013 11:57 am | News | Comments

WhiteWave Foods' third-quarter net income fell 8 percent, dragged down by increased expenses. Its adjusted profit and revenue beat Wall Street's expectations.The company behind Horizon Organic milk and Silk beverages was spun off by Dean Foods last year.

Consumer Trends: Probiotics Market Benefits from Functional-Foods Fad

November 5, 2013 11:00 am | News | Comments

According to a new report, the probiotics market has been one of the prime beneficiaries of the recent fad over functional foods. Rising levels of health consciousness and ageing baby boomer population are few of the drivers helping the growth of the market.

PROCESS EXPO and Dairy Show Announce 2015 Show Dates

November 5, 2013 9:41 am | News | Comments

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) have announced that the next PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show will take place September 15-18, 2015 in Chicago's McCormick Place.

Consumer Trends: Top Ten Food Trends for 2014

November 4, 2013 11:00 am | News | Comments

Sterling-Rice Group has identified the top ten food trends that will be served on restaurant menus and line supermarket shelves across the U.S. in 2014. Consumers will continue to seek healthy options, but with an occasional indulgent splurge.

NY Cheese Maker to Expand

November 1, 2013 12:05 pm | News | Comments

Empire Specialty Cheese Co., a maker of ricotta and mozzarella cheese, says it's retooling an idle food-processing facility in western New York to make more cheese. Company owner Antimo Caparco says the company is using tax credits to add jobs and expand its product line.

November/December 2013 - Tasting Success: 2013's Top Innovators

October 31, 2013 12:20 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

We review the top five innovative food manufacturers we've covered this year, highlighting each company's unique efforts.

International Dairy Show

October 30, 2013 2:41 pm | Events

Moving back to a biennial format, dairy, food and beverage processors will see technology and innovations in formulation, processing, packaging, distribution, food safety, and more.

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