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3 Found Guilty in Georgia Salmonella Trial

September 19, 2014 2:45 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury convicted three people Friday in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was found guilty of conspiracy and other charges after a seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia.

Jury Won't Consider Deaths in Georgia Salmonella Trial

September 19, 2014 9:30 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The jury ended its first full day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of...

7 Supermarket Trends Now and in the Future

September 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Institute of Food Technologists Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the changing...

Rooting Out Horse-Meat Fraud in the Wake of Recent Food Scandal

September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The United Kingdom is forming a new crime unit...

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Photo: Quaker Oats Man Gets a Makeover

September 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by MilkPEP | News | Comments

For the first time since 1877, the Quaker Oats Man, affectionately known as Larry, is donning a new accessory — the iconic Milk Mustache.                                   

Study: Gut Bacteria May Induce Metabolic Changes From Artificial Sweeteners

September 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

For years researchers have been puzzling over the fact that non-caloric artificial sweeteners do not seem to assist in weight loss, and some studies have suggested they may even have an opposite effect.             

USDA Approves Genetically Modified Corn, Soybean Seeds

September 18, 2014 10:11 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. The agriculture industry has been anxiously awaiting the approvals, as many weeds have not become resistant to glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide on corn and soybeans.

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Colbert: The Battle Over Olive Garden's Breadsticks

September 18, 2014 10:00 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

Host Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" talks about a major investor's attempts to take over a restaurant chain, but their corporate tactics may incite a populist uprising.                     

Infographic: Look Who's Buying Organic

September 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

As consumer understanding of organic and natural foods evolves, people gain more awareness of and knowledge about these topics than ever before. This infographic shows which generation groups are buying organic.           

Pizza Hut Tests Out 'Skinny Slice'

September 17, 2014 2:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The tests of the "Skinny Slice" pies began this week at several dozen restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Palm Beach, Florida. The pies simply use less of the same dough used for regular pies and are lighter on the toppings, said Doug Terfehr, a Pizza Hut spokesman.

Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America

September 17, 2014 2:20 pm | by OpenTable | News | Comments

OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has released the 2014 Diner's Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America. Winning restaurants span 29 states.         

Food Industry Leaders Together Sell 6.4 Trillion Fewer Calories

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | News | Comments

Sixteen major food and beverage companies, including ConAgra Foods and Unilever, sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.   

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Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

September 17, 2014 1:58 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The work suggests the sweeteners change the composition of normal, beneficial bacteria in the gut. That appears to hamper how well the body handles sugar in the diet, which in turn can result in higher blood sugar levels.        

VIDEO: What's the Difference Between White and Wheat?

September 17, 2014 10:06 am | by Lexicon of Sustainability | Videos | Comments

Consumers learn how to tell the difference between whole wheat and white, while farmers tell the rich story of heritage and identity grains, and innovative bakers reintroduce the grains of their youth.                

Anti-GMO Measure Allowed on Maui Ballot

September 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Monday's decision dissolves a temporary restraining order after those who support genetically modified organisms sued to remove the measure. They argued its wording was deceptive, misleading and would confuse voters.         

OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2014

September 17, 2014 9:15 am | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                      

Infographic: Around the World in Various Meats

September 16, 2014 1:34 pm | by MeatLust | News | Comments

Call yourself a meat lover? A real meat lover knows all anyone could ever know about meat. Did you know that Australia is the only country that eats its national emblem? This infographic gives you meatlicious facts from around the globe.  

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Burger King Wants Hawaii Needle Lawsuit Dismissed

September 16, 2014 1:18 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clark Bartholomew sued after he said he was injured in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker from a Burger King on a Hawaii base. The former Army sergeant's lawsuit said one needle pierced his tongue and another was lodged in his small intestine.

When a Worker Loses an Arm, Who Knows About it?

September 16, 2014 1:13 pm | by Dr. David Michaels | Articles | Comments

Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report not only all work-related fatalities within eight hours, but also in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye within 24 hours.

Captain Citrus to the Rescue! Face of Florida OJ Gets a Makeover

September 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a talking orange wearing a cape. Now, he's being transformed into a Marvel Comics superhero to promote the benefits of orange juice in a country where carb-conscious dieters are increasingly turning away from the beverage.

Consumer Trends: Beverage Promotes Healthy Sleep

September 16, 2014 12:37 pm | by Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc. | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control reports that 50 to 70 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders of sleep or wakefulness. Most Americans who suffer from poor sleep are too overworked to easily fall asleep at night.       

NJ Company Recalls Ground Black Pepper

September 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Gel Spice Company, Inc. | News | Comments

New Jersey's Gel Spice Company issued a recall for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because it has the possibility to be contaminated with an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.         

Researchers Find 'Most Famous Wheat Gene'

September 16, 2014 8:00 am | by Washington State University | News | Comments

The discovery clears the way for breeders to develop wheat varieties with the disease- and pest-resistance traits of other grasses, using a legion of genetic tools that can reduce crop losses and pesticide use while foregoing the cost, regulatory hurdles and controversy of GMOs.

FreshPet Files For IPO Valued at up to $100M

September 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

FreshPet Inc. didn't say when it plans to go public or how many shares it plans to sell. FreshPet says it makes its foods out of fresh meats and vegetables in a refrigerated facility and does not use contract manufacturers.        

Infographic: Manufacturers Notice Consumer Sweetener Indifference

September 15, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

Mintel's team hit the supermarket aisles to better understand new food and beverage product introductions in the U.S. market, paying particular attention to: "No HFCS" claims, other health-related claims and product introductions switching back to formulations with high fructose corn syrup. 

VIDEO: Fresh vs. Frozen Foods

September 15, 2014 2:00 pm | by AsapSCIENCE | Videos | Comments

Thanks to freezers, we're able to keep our food lasting longer than ever before. But is there a difference in fresh and frozen produce in terms of nutrition? Your instinct may be to shout out that fresh food is better because it is fresh, but is it really? 

Salmonella-Tainted Peanuts Case in Hands of Jury

September 15, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell has been on trial since Aug. 1, accused of shipping tainted peanuts and peanut butter to customers. This is the first time a U.S. food producer has been tried in U.S. District Court in a food poisoning case.

Infographic: Drinking Up the Fastest Growing Beverage Flavors

September 15, 2014 12:20 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

A fifth of today's consumers say that beverages play an important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals. This increase is primarily driven by consumers who tend to use beverages for a wide variety of occasions, including snacks and social visits.

Challenges With Sugared Beverages Being Ignored

September 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nestlé Waters Canada | News | Comments

A recent survey on behalf of Nestle Waters Canada reveals that, on average, mothers are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week.                               

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