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VIDEO: Are You Eating Plastic For Dinner?

October 30, 2014 1:55 pm | by National Geographic | Videos | Comments

This video dives into how our consumption of plastics has affected marine species deaths and increased human health risks, and it explores possible long-term solutions. Motion graphic artist Andreas Tanner educates viewers on all aspects of plastic production, consumption and breakdown.

Consumer Trends: Online Grocery Sales Will Near $100B by 2019

October 30, 2014 1:28 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The online grocery business has become crowded...

FTC Sues Gerber For False Advertising Claims

October 30, 2014 1:16 pm | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators announced Thursday they were...

Organizations Team Up to Provide Effective Recall Management Course

October 30, 2014 10:39 am | by Inmar | News | Comments

Inmar announced that its product recall...

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Jimmy Kimmel: What's a GMO?

October 30, 2014 10:26 am | by Jimmy Kimmel Live | Videos | Comments

What's a GMO? Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Is it just OMG backwards? Television host Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to a local farmers market to ask real people why they try to avoid GMOs and, more importantly, what GMO even means.

10 Food Trends Worth Watching

October 30, 2014 10:15 am | by Innova Market Insights | News | Comments

The Top 10 Trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its ongoing analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.         

Alabama Chicken Producer Slammed With Labor Violations

October 30, 2014 9:58 am | by OSHA | News | Comments

OSHA issued 11 citations to the poultry processing plant, including nine serious, one repeat and one other-than serious violation. The investigation was initiated after the agency received a complaint from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Proposed penalties total $102,600.

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Nearly One-Third of US Shrimp May be Mislabeled, Study Says

October 30, 2014 9:28 am | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico. The group found about 30 percent of 143 shrimp products bought from 111 vendors were not what the label said.

Infographic: How Talk Can Drive Unnecessary Controversy, Ingredient Avoidance

October 29, 2014 1:42 pm | by George Mason University | News | Comments

A recent study evaluated consumer media coverage that included the release of scientific research on food ingredients, specifically high fructose corn syrup, and how that perpetuates consumer ingredient avoidance.          

Is Ebola Affecting Cocoa Production? Experts Say 'No'

October 29, 2014 1:23 pm | by Food Nutrition & Science | News | Comments

West Africa is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans with an estimated 73 percent of the world's beans coming from the area, according to the International Cocoa Association. To date, the disease has not affected cocoa production.   

VIDEO: Variety is Key in Halloween Candy Sales

October 29, 2014 1:12 pm | by New York Times | Videos | Comments

Chocolate sales and prices are rising, and the variety pack may have the biggest impact this Halloween. News flash: chocolate candy sales for last holiday were up 12 percent and chocolate-makers have many ways to keep us wanting more.   

Minnesota Pushes For Affordable, Healthy Food Through Charter

October 29, 2014 12:09 pm | by Minnesota Food Charter | News | Comments

The Food Charter is a roadmap designed to guide policymakers and community leaders in providing all Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe and healthy food regardless of where they live — access that has the potential to improve the state's economy.

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FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Updates to Redbook

October 29, 2014 10:27 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold an open meeting on December 9, 2014 to receive input from the public on updating the Guidance for Industry “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” also known as the “Redbook.”

Fireball Whisky Dispels Internet Rumors

October 29, 2014 9:16 am | by Fireball Cinnamon Whisky | News | Comments

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its customers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America. Late last week Sazerac, the makers of Fireball, was contacted by its European bottler about an ingredient that was out of compliance with regulations.

Belgian Food Trucks Ride the Insect Trend

October 29, 2014 9:08 am | by VIRGINIA MAYO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Belgium takes its food seriously — and adventurously — so when the American-style food trucks rolled in, there was little doubt the result would be a bit different. The "crickets on a stick" are a best seller with Belgian foodies.     

Top 10 Food Trends That Will Flavor the Foodscape in 2015

October 28, 2014 2:45 pm | by Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) | News | Comments

Next year, consumers' food preferences will be driven by a continued interest in global cuisines, balanced nutrition, community connections, and a desire for adventurous eating experiences. Cannabis cuisine is just one of the culinary trends expected to expand.

Rate Your Plate: What Score is Your Food?

October 28, 2014 2:17 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

I think the idea of providing detailed information about our food products is a beneficial and healthy-minded decision. While I already consider myself knowledgeable about the food I choose to eat — or more importantly not eat — many Americans are not so educated.

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Supplements Increase Revenue For Food Bloggers

October 28, 2014 10:32 am | by Perfect Supplements | News | Comments

While the number of Food Bloggers has exploded over the last 3 years, the ability for these bloggers to make money from their passion has remained stagnant. Perfect Supplements, LLC announces a new affiliate program that will pay food and health bloggers at four times the industry average.

GMA Calls Food Rating System 'Severely Flawed'

October 28, 2014 9:59 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

In response to a new food rating scheme called Food Scores, the Grocery Manufacturers Association says the food ratings are severely flawed and will only provide consumers with misinformation about the food and beverage products they trust and enjoy.

New Jersey Firm Recalls Packages of Cashews

October 28, 2014 9:45 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Chetak New York L.L.C. of Edison, NJ is recalling its 5560 packages of 7oz., 3840 packages of 14oz., & 1920 packages of 28oz. "DEEP RAW CASHEW PIECES" because they have the potential to be contaminated.            

Creating America's Favorite Treat: National Chocolate Day!

October 28, 2014 9:36 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28. While there are many chocolate-related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.             

Report: Moms More Likely Than Dads to Check For Sugars on Food Labels

October 28, 2014 8:35 am | by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health | News | Comments

According to a recent poll, mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases. Sugars (total sugar and added sugar) topped the list of "very important" nutrients that parents consider overall.

No Settlement Reached For Wheat Claims Against Monsanto

October 28, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Prospects are dimming for a settlement on remaining claims in lawsuits over the May 2013 discovery of genetically engineered Monsanto wheat in an Oregon field. Growers of soft white wheat who sued apparently have reached a tentative deal with the company.

VIDEO: Local vs. Organic Foods

October 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

What's more important, that your food is organic or you know who and where it comes from? Two farmers weigh in on local vs. organic and why a piece of paper may not ensure you're getting the best food available.          

Penn. Company Recalls Nearly 32K Pounds of Chicken Products

October 27, 2014 2:06 pm | by Food Safety | News | Comments

Murry’s Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin.                   

VIDEO: Cocoa May Boost Brain Function

October 27, 2014 11:03 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

New studies show that cocoa may boost your memory at an old age. A small group of healthy, older volunteers took a special drink that contained either high or low levels of antioxidants called flavonols.            

First Annual 'Good Food Org Guide' Highlights More Than 400 Groups

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Food Tank | News | Comments

The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank developed the first annual "Good Food Org Guide" to highlight nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the U.S. in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.

Regional Meeting Set to Discuss New Food Rules For Vermont

October 27, 2014 10:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Agriculture agency and the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture will host a Nov. 17 hearing to offer farmers and food processors an opportunity to comment on the new supplemental rules proposed by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

Maui GMO Debate Heats Up as Election Nears

October 27, 2014 9:26 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The dueling campaigns over a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would prohibit the growing of genetically modified organisms until studies show they're safe isn't just a local issue in a county of only 160,000 residents in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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