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Friday Food Funnies (On a Thursday): 4th of July Edition

July 2, 2015 11:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With the impending Fourth of July holiday (which just so happens to be the greatest holiday of the year), what better way to prepare than with some jokes?

Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change

July 2, 2015 10:15 am | by UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA | News | Comments

The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to...

4th of July Survey Shows Consumer Food Trends

July 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Instantly, Inc. | News | Comments

The survey results show baked beans (51 percent), corn on the cob (60 percent) and potato salads...

JBS USA Agrees to Buy Cargill Pork Business

July 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the company's U.S.-based pork...

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This Week in Food History: Cheez Whiz is Born

July 1, 2015 1:35 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the first domestic case of Mad Cow Disease, the creation of two important food acts and the introduction of Cheez Whiz.

US Opening Market to Argentina, Brazil Beef Imports

July 1, 2015 7:45 am | by ALMUDENA CALATRAVA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban.

Mixer/Grinder

July 1, 2015 7:30 am | by Hollymatic | Product Releases | Comments

The Hollymatic Model 180A Mixer/Grinder provides three critical characteristics in one machine: high speed production, superior mixing capabilities, and an easy to clean design.

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The Chemistry of Grilling

June 30, 2015 2:15 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

If you’re firing up the barbecue this week for an Independence Day (or Canada Day!) cookout, you don’t want to miss this week’s Reactions video. We’ve got chemistry knowledge that will impress your guests like, “why is red meat red?” You’ll also learn about the amazing Maillard Reaction that turns that red meat into delicious grilled brown. We also settle, once and for all, the age-old debate of gas vs. charcoal.

Legal Fight Centers on Recipes of 'M-A-S-H' Hot Dog Eatery

June 29, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.

Friday Food Funnies for June 26

June 26, 2015 2:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

As we prepare for the upcoming Fourth of July goodies like burgers, brats, BEER and family time, let's kick back and enjoy some laughs. In our fifth installment of the Friday Food Funnies, we've cooked up some pretty hilarious ones for you.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 26, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Study Aims to Predict Environmental Impact of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.

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Groups Call on Subway to Phase Out Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 8:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dozens of advocacy groups this week asked Subway restaurants to eliminate their use of meat from animals raised with routine use of antibiotics.

Smuggled Meat in China Found Rotting, Dating to 1970s

June 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chinese officials seized more than 100,000 tons of smuggled meat in June, including portions that had spoiled and others that had been frozen for decades.

Food Supplier Sues Egg Farm Alleging Breach of Contract

June 24, 2015 8:20 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michael Foods Egg Products Co., a subsidiary of St. Louis-based cereal-maker Post Holdings Inc., filed a lawsuit in federal court in Des Moines on Monday alleging Hawkeye Pride Egg Farms in Corwith is in breach of a Jan. 27, 2014, contract.

Sioux City Approves Land Sale For $264M Pork Plant

June 23, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sioux City officials have approved a land sale for a planned $264 million pork processing plant that's expected to employ around 1,100 people after its anticipated 2017 opening.

Monthly Egg Report Reveals Depth of Impact of Bird Flu

June 23, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A monthly report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation's egg producers.

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GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold For Meat in France

June 23, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat.

Jonah Crabs Booming in Value as Managers Seek Fishery Plan

June 22, 2015 11:20 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

New England lobstermen are catching and selling more of a long-overlooked crab species in their traps, leading regulators to try to craft a management plan for the fishery before it becomes overexploited.

Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu Items

June 22, 2015 9:05 am | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms this spring.

Chinese Eateries Hold Dog Meat Festival Amid Outcry

June 22, 2015 8:00 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurant owners say eating dog meat is traditional during the summer, while animal rights activists say the festival has no cultural value and was merely invented to drum up business. As many as 10,000 dogs, many of them stolen pets, are slaughtered for the festival.

Friday Food Funnies, Wk. 4

June 19, 2015 2:40 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The work week has (almost) officially come to an end, or at least for those 9-5 Monday through Friday workers like myself. For just a few minutes, I want you to forget about work. Let's laugh the stress and struggles away with this week's Friday Food Funnies, shall we?

Photos of the Day: The Largest US Fish Auction

June 19, 2015 2:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Selling fresh fish to the highest bidders based on market value and quality, the United Fishing Agency holds this large fish auction every year. Most of the buyers are wholesalers, but there are some local restaurants and markets who purchase the fish, too.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Lobster Prices Rise as Summer Season Gets Off to Slow Start

June 18, 2015 12:15 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine lobstermen and retailers say the summer staple is selling in the $6 or $8 per pound range to consumers. That is an average increase of about $1 to $2 over last year. Lobstermen are also getting about a dollar more per pound for lobster at the dock.

Update: Foster Farms Suspends 5 After Undercover Video Shows Abuse

June 18, 2015 9:00 am | by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.

Police Investigate Foster Farms After Undercover Video Found

June 17, 2015 8:20 am | by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.

Automated Box Chilling System

June 17, 2015 6:45 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Meat, poultry and seafood currently packed with water ice or dry ice in boxes can be chilled more safely and efficiently when using the DRI PACK automated box chilling system which uses the chilling power of carbon dioxide (CO2) snow.

Bird Flu Likely Spread on Equipment, Workers, Rodents, Wind

June 16, 2015 8:10 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bird flu that's devastated some Midwestern farms likely spread by several means — on machinery and workers, by rodents and possibly even on the wind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a new report released Monday.

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