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Lawyer: Dickey's Barbecue in Utah Had Another Chemical Burn

August 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

After a woman nearly died unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant, a second victim has come forward. The woman's attorney said an employee at Dickey's Barbecue burned her tongue on the same substance. 

Is the Death of the Twinkie Near...Again?

August 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The closure of the Hostess Brands Schiller Park bakery has me wondering: are healthier options...

3 Things to Consider to Mitigate Risk in the Food Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 9:10 am | by Bill Tomasi, Global Director of Product Management, IBS | Articles | Comments

The government has in recent years boosted its oversight of the food supply chain through the...

Infographic: Gen X, the Overlooked Generation When it Comes to Food

August 22, 2014 9:00 am | by The Hartman Group | News | Comments

Sandwiched between Millennials and Baby Boomers, Generation X seems barely a whisper in...

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Top 20 Tips to Mark 20 Years of National Food Safety Month

August 22, 2014 8:30 am | by National Restaurant Association | News | Comments

This year's National Food Safety Month, held annually in September, marks 20 years of commitment to food safety. To commemorate the anniversary, the NRA is featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.        

Noodles: Friend or Foe? S. Koreans Defend Their Diet

August 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by FOSTER KLUG, JUNG-YOON CHOI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Instant noodles carry a broke college student aura in America, but they are an essential part of life for many in South Korea and across Asia. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a U.S. study that linked instant noodles consumption as a risk for heart disease.

Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K For Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 9:00 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined Cargill, the largest beef processing plant in Canada, $80,000 for failing to immediately report intentionally diluted wastewater samples from the company's High River plant.             

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Seafood Substitutions Expose Consumers to Dangerously High Levels of Mercury

August 21, 2014 8:45 am | by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | News | Comments

Fishery "substitutions"— which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin — are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to University of Hawai‘i at Manoa scientists. Mislabeling can expose consumers to high levels of mercury.

A Close Look at Energy Drinks From LA Top Distributor

August 21, 2014 8:00 am | by LA Top Distributor | News | Comments

Energy drinks are becoming the go-to choice for people on the go and the convenience stores that keep them supplied. LA Top Distributor, a leader in offering retailers the best in wholesale convenience store supplies, takes a deeper look into the energy drink phenomenon.

Leak Detection System

August 21, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

PIVT leak detection system is ideal for packages that contain a brine or juice such as hot dogs, sliced luncheon meats and sausages.

#FeelingSick: Can Twitter Help Better Identify Foodborne Illness Cases?

August 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

What if Twitter could be used to track foodborne illness cases and more quickly identify the source of the problem? New research by Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public.

Report Compares Food Traceability Regulations of 21 Countries

August 20, 2014 2:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

A new report evaluates the traceability regulations and requirements of 21 countries, including the U.S., Canada and the EU among others. The authors ranked each country based on aggregated responses to a series of questions developed to assess their policies.

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Eggland's Best Drops Calorie Count for its Eggs

August 20, 2014 1:30 pm | by Eggland's Best | News | Comments

Eggland's Best has reduced the calorie count for its large eggs from 70 to 60 calories. Three different outside labs were used to confirm the lower calorie content. In addition to 10 fewer calories, compared to ordinary eggs Eggland's Best has 25 percent less saturated fat.

WhiteWave to Remove Critical Ingredient from Horizon, Silk Milks

August 20, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

After much criticism in some circles, and natural-food advocates pointing to animal studies that suggest it causes gastrointestinal inflammation, WhiteWave Foods is removing carrageenan from its Horizon milks and Silk beverages within the next two years.

Salmonella Strikes Again, This Time From NY Facility

August 20, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York company is recalling some of its peanut and almond butters for possible salmonella contamination after it learned of the risk from a routine FDA testing. Among the brand names being recalled are Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha almond and peanut butters.

Defense Grills Plant Manager in Salmonella Trial

August 19, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A defense attorney on Tuesday grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak.                   

Process Solutions For Adding Gluten-Free to Your Product Mix

August 18, 2014 8:30 am | by Kevin Wilson, Senior Project Engineer, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Food facilities that work with allergen products can design dedicated process lines to avoid cross-contamination issues. Yet, with gluten-free products being relatively new, retrofitting an existing plant to incorporate this allergen into the current product mix can be challenging.

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Infographic: Improving the Seafood Aisle

August 18, 2014 8:00 am | by Greenpeace USA | News | Comments

In the eighth annual Greenpeace USA report Carting Away the Oceans, supermarkets and their seafood departments were under the microscope. Take a look at how these top retailers compete when it comes to policy, initiative and red listers.  

VIDEO: America is Falling in Love With Specialty Spreads

August 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Consumers are falling in love with specialty spreads. Everything from nut butters to hummus to chocolate, the trend is taking over. Move over PB&J's, with so many options tempting Americans today, spreads have become an easy way to add protein to the diet.

Ex-Peanut Plant Manager Says He Lied About Salmonella

August 15, 2014 1:57 pm | by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The former manager of the Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak says he lied to investigators to protect the company he worked for but then decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened.

Researchers Develop Food Safety Social Media Guide

August 15, 2014 1:00 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

What if your company could effectively communicate to key audiences about foodborne illnesses and how the risk can be reduced? Now you can. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a guide to help your company participate in online communities.

Food Allergies More Widespread in Big Cities

August 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A new study shows that young inner-city children appear to suffer from food allergies more than others. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that at least one in 10 children from four large U.S. cities has a food allergy.    

Whole Foods Recalls 368 Pounds of Ground Beef

August 15, 2014 8:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that two Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef for possible contamination of a popular bacteria. So far, three people have fallen ill.

Utah Woman Critically Injured By Toxic Sweet Tea at Restaurant

August 14, 2014 2:01 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dickey's Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah is under investigation after a woman drank the restaurant's sweet tea, which was laced with an industrial cleaning chemical. The 67-year-old woman suffers severe burns on her mouth and throat.

Infographic: Top 10 Eating Occasions in American Food Culture

August 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

Research by the Hartman Group shows three basic types of eating occasions in contemporary food culture: instrumental, savoring and inspirational. Here are the top 10 eating occasions in American food culture today.          

VIDEO: Will Produce Trump the Cookie Aisle in the Future?

August 14, 2014 10:41 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

When given the option between a cookie and a piece of produce, which one do you reach for? In five years, you could be spending more time and money in the produce aisle. Author Michael Moss says produce marketers are going to figure out how to really drive sales upwards.

McCormick Recalls Oregano for Possible Contamination

August 14, 2014 10:05 am | by McCormick & Company, Incorporated | News | Comments

McCormick & Company is recalling its Ground Oregano products due to possible contamination of Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The company has alerted customers and outlets to dispose of this product.

Group Challenges Constitutionality of Oregon Right to Farm Act

August 14, 2014 9:58 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuit was brought by 17 residents of the Cedar Valley area north of Gold Beach, who were victims last fall of herbicides meant for neighboring timberlands. The lawsuit seeks a ruling that the immunity granted to pesticide applicators is unconstitutional. 

Burger King 'Satisfries' Did Not Satisfy

August 14, 2014 9:37 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Burger King is nixing the lower-calorie french fries called "Satisfries" after realizing the fries weren't as well received as it had hoped. This is just one of the gambits by Burger King since investment firm 3G Capital took it public again in 2012.

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