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Infographic: Eggscellent Facts About the US Egg Industry

March 13, 2015 8:00 am | by American Egg Board | News | Comments

This egg business is a growing industry and today there are approximately 175 egg producing companies in the U.S. with flocks of 75,000 hens or more. Take a look at this infographic to see which five states are the largest egg producers in the nation.

Photo of the Day: Food-Inspired Fashion Becoming Growing Trend

March 3, 2015 10:27 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Just when you thought you'd seen it all with Lady Gaga's dress made of raw meat, TV reality star...

Infographic: Consumer Perspectives on Sustainability

February 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

How consumers perceive companies and their products in terms of sustainability can be divided...

Photo of the Day: Grainger Says Safety Impacts Everybody, Every Industry

February 18, 2015 12:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The 2015 Grainger Show, held in Orlando, Fla., welcomed more than 17,000 attendees this week,...

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Photo of the Day: Kikkoman Bottle Symbolizes Soy Sauce Worldwide

February 10, 2015 8:25 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Kenji Ekuan, the Japanese industrial designer who crafted the soy sauce dispenser, passed away at 85 last Saturday. The Kikkoman bottle has become a symbol of soy sauce not just in Japan, but around the entire world.         

10 Facts About Bagels You Probably Didn't Know

February 9, 2015 10:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

If your go-to breakfast (or any-time-of-the-day) item is a bagel, then you may be excited to learn that today, Feb. 9 is National Bagel Day. Take a look at these 10 random facts about bagels and find out why there is a hole in the middle of them, for example.

Infographic: How Much Do You Know About Processed Meats?

February 6, 2015 12:20 pm | by North American Meat Institute | News | Comments

According to NAMI, data in the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee showed that followers of the Mediterranean diet — the diet hailed by many for its good nutrition and health outcomes — consume twice as many processed meats as included in the USDA's food patterns.

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Photos of the Day: Frozen Chicken Gets Barbecued in Truck Crash

February 3, 2015 10:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Nothing makes your stomach rumble quite as badly as blackened, highway-roasted chicken. Mmmm — wait, what? A semi-truck carrying 25,000 pounds of frozen chicken crashed into a truck transporting thousands of bees. The result of the crash? Cooked chicken.

Photo of the Day: Global Private Label Supply Chain Transparency

January 21, 2015 10:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A recent survey by Trace One asked global supply chain executives that serve as private label retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to report on their company's correlation between transparency, productivity and consumer spending. 

Photo of the Day: NY to Ban Plastic Food Containers From Restaurants

January 8, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Starting this summer, New York City will join the environmental sustainability trend by banning restaurants and other food establishments from using plastic foam containers.                     

Photo of the Day: Study Reveals Causes of Apple Skin Spotting

January 6, 2015 12:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A newly released study, published in the American Society for Horticultural Science, found that “skin spots,” a disorder commonly found in Elstar and Golden Delicious apples, usually appear on the apples’ skin after the fruit has been transported or moved from storage.

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.

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Photo of the Day: NY Brewery Builds Christmas Tree Out of 300 Kegs

December 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Shawn Dowd | News | Comments

A two-story Christmas tree made of 300 half-barrel beer kegs lights up the sky outside the Genesee Brew House in downtown Rochester, N.Y. The keg tree is trimmed with 600 feet of green lights and topped by a rotating Genesee sign.     

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. 

Infographic: Smart Appliances & The Kitchen of Tomorrow

December 5, 2014 11:30 am | by Pennywell | News | Comments

From dishwashers with digital interfaces to smartphone apps that can manage entire home heating systems, this shift in home appliances means that the household of tomorrow will be drastically different to that of today. Enjoy this Infographic, courtesy of Pennywell.

Photo of the Day: Record 4.16-Pound Truffle to be Auctioned

December 5, 2014 7:50 am | by AP Photo/Sotheby's | News | Comments

This photo provided by Sotheby's shows a record-setting 4.16-pound white truffle at the U.S. Sabatino headquarters in West Haven, Conn. The truffle was found a week earlier in Umbria, Italy and is scheduled to go on the auction block in New York on Saturday, Dec. 6. 

Infographic: Drink in the Opportunities

November 26, 2014 12:40 pm | by PMMI | News | Comments

In an infographic by PMMI, it is revealed that nearly one-third of the top 100 CPG companies in the United States are located within a 200 mile radius of Philadelphia. PMMI will bring its latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast in February.

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Photos: How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals

November 25, 2014 2:00 pm | by Hannah Rothstein, Painter | News | Comments

In this Thanksgiving special, artist Hannah Rothstein portrays through images how famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, would plate up their Thanksgiving meals.                   

Photo of the Day: Man Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey in 10 Minutes, Wins Contest

November 25, 2014 9:20 am | by Dana Jensen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California won first place in the World Turkey-Eating Championship at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone in just 10 minutes.        

Photos: 400-Foot-Long Hallaca

November 17, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Venezuelan cooks set a record for making the world's biggest hallaca — Venezuela's version of the tamale that is traditionally eaten in December. The creation features pork, beef, chicken, olives and raisins folded into corn dough and wrapped in a banana leaf.

Photos: Chef Aims For Gingerbread House World Record

November 14, 2014 10:13 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough. That's what Manhattan chef Jon Lovitch needs to build the world's largest collection of gingerbread houses.

Photo: Sesame Street Celebrates 45 Years, Now Represents Healthy Foods

November 3, 2014 11:56 am | by AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine, File | News | Comments

In this photo, "Sesame Street" characters Elmo and Super Grover pose with four new muppets representing healthy food groups; fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains as part of their "Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget" initiative.    

Infographic: American Spending Trends on Halloween

October 31, 2014 2:57 pm | by Shift Communications | News | Comments

Nearly half of all Americans won't be buying Halloween candy this year, and certain areas of the country get much more into the holiday than others. This infographic details how consumers celebrate the holiday.

Pass Go. Collect Chocolate: Childhood Games Remade With Sweets

October 27, 2014 2:46 pm | by Gamesformation | News | Comments

Gamesformotion announced the release of classic childhood board game favorites which will all exclusively feature game pieces that you can eat. All of the chocolate games have the same essential features as their famous counterparts, except that their cards and letter tiles have been replaced with the finest Belgian milk chocolate.

Infographic: Restaurant Industry's Equation For Career Success

October 24, 2014 10:00 am | by National Restaurant Association | News | Comments

This infographic shows that multiple career pathways, competitive salaries and consistent pay raises pave the way for career advancement within the restaurant industry. More than 91 percent of restaurant employees said they have advanced to a higher-paying job in the industry.

Say Cheez-It: Beloved Cracker Inspires Fans to Make Crazy Concoctions

October 23, 2014 1:43 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press | News | Comments

Devotees of the crispy, salty snack are thinking outside the box when using it as an ingredient. One bakery even used the Cheez-Its as a main cake ingredient, smothered it with vanilla buttercream frosting and then sprinkled Cheez-Its on top.

Infographic: Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee

October 21, 2014 11:01 am | by Ilovecoffee.jp | News | Comments

Coffee and beer aren't just two of the world's most popular beverages, they are also the most popular drugs. We'll let ilovecoffee.jp explain.                             

Photos: Greek Bakers Encircle Monument With 1.35 Tons of 'Koulouri'

October 20, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bakers put the final touches on a giant "koulouri" (bread ring similar to a bagel or pretzel) that encircled the medieval White Tower, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. The product weighed 1.35 tons before baking.      

Infographic: Women Will Shape the Adult Beverage Industry

October 14, 2014 2:56 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

The majority of women in the U.S. are of legal drinking age — and they're increasingly engaged, experimental and educated consumers of spirits, wine and beer. Young and ethnic women, in particular, will shape the future of the adult beverage industry, according to Technomic.

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