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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

April 24, 2015 3:16 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 content of the past week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Blue Bell Closing All 3 Creameries for Training, Cleaning

April 24, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and...

Diet Pepsi Ditching Aspartame on Customer Concerns

April 24, 2015 9:40 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and...

Unusual Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

April 24, 2015 8:15 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria...

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni's says contamination was found in a random sample by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The company said Thursday it was unaware of any related illnesses and was trying to determine the bacteria's source.

Inventure Foods Recalls Frozen Vegetables, Jamba Smoothie Kits Due to Possible Health Risk

April 24, 2015 6:45 am | by Inventure Foods, Inc. | News | Comments

Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables, as well as select varieties of its Jamba "At Home" line of smoothie kits, due to the finding of Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.

Study: Sugar, Carbs Are the Obesity Culprits, Not Lack of Exercise

April 23, 2015 1:20 pm | by BMJ | News | Comments

Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine published online today. It's time to bust the myth that anyone -- and that includes athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they say.

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Is the FDA's GMO Safety Declaration Misleading the Nation?

April 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by Institute for Responsible Technology | News | Comments

The FDA's declaration that the genetically engineered non-browning apple and potato "are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts" is the second time they have officially declared a GMO safe; but it turns out that it's not really their official position at all and it is misleading consumers.

Food Babe Blogger Taking Heat Over Health Science

April 23, 2015 11:30 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food Babe blogger has led numerous successful online petitions to persuade food industry giants to rid their products of ingredients she deems unacceptable. But critics say she doesn't a background in related sciences or nutrition. And since starting her blog in 2011, she's made mistakes that have landed her in a feeding frenzy.

Forget the Makeup, This Beer Can 'Make You Beautiful'

April 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

As someone who hopes to maintain my healthy skin as I age, I have been diligent in slapping on the sunscreen and following a daily skincare routine for years. But what if I told you that a new collagen beer is said to achieve the same results without all that extra effort?

The Top 5 Food Recalls of 2015

April 23, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Every week, popular food products are being pulled off supermarket shelves and marked as "inedible" thanks to undeclared allergens, the daunting presence of deadly bacterium and bits of metal, plastic or other foreign matter that doesn't belong in food.

Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage is Recalled

April 22, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA announced that Massachusetts-based sausage maker Kayem Foods is recalling more than 59,000 pounds of Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage. The product is sold at Trader Joe's stores nationwide.

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Food Companies Mark Earth Day With Lobbying Effort

April 22, 2015 11:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Several large food companies, including Kellogg, Unilever, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Nestlé and Mars, will send representatives to Washington this week to urge Congress to combat climate change.

US Lets In Thai Fish Caught By Slaves Despite Law

April 22, 2015 10:20 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press National Writer | News | Comments

In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets.

With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts on Potential Vaccine

April 22, 2015 9:40 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already cost Midwest turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March.

Sweet Potato Naturally 'Genetically Modified'

April 21, 2015 2:20 pm | by GHENT UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Sweet potatoes from all over the world naturally contain genes from the bacterium Agrobacterium. Sweet potato is one of the most important food crops for human consumption in the world. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural GMO.'

Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

April 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

So far the virus has been found at farms housing 2.3 million turkeys, all of which have died of the disease, or have been killed or soon will be in order to stem the spread of avian flu. Most of the birds were in Minnesota, which is the largest turkey-producing state in the U.S.

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US Senator Says School Yogurt Program is Expanding Nationwide

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal program adding Greek yogurt to items available for school lunches is expanding nationwide. The federal Department of Agriculture pilot program began in 2013 with New York, Tennessee, Idaho and Arizona, adding eight more states last year.

In The News: Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products

April 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

Environmentalists Contest Broadened Use of New Herbicide

April 21, 2015 11:05 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

Blue Bell Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Listeria Concerns

April 21, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

A Silicon Valley Superfood That Makes You 'Bulletproof'

April 21, 2015 9:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In the late 1990s, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey was overweight and struggling to stay focused. Many adventures later, his "bio-hacking" endeavors led him to create Bulletproof Coffee, a brew he claims gives you steady energy throughout the day and suppresses your appetite for hours. 

Why McDonald's is Still a Powerhouse, Despite Recent Troubles

April 21, 2015 8:55 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. But don't write the obituary just yet. McDonald's has many strengths that the rivals biting at its heels can only envy.

Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amid record harvests of corn and soybeans last year, some farmers are turning to an unlikely source to increase their bottom lines: non-GMO seeds.

No. 1 Egg-Producing State Aims to Keep Bird Flu Out

April 20, 2015 12:00 pm | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple.

More Schools Are Offering Breakfast in the Classroom

April 20, 2015 11:25 am | by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an effort to increase the number of children eating breakfast, more schools are serving it in the classroom. A national survey by the Food Research and Action Center found that 50 of 62 districts polled offered breakfast in class or had outside carts with food items that children could bring into the classroom.

Blue Bell Working to Get Past Listeria Contamination Scare

April 20, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries will survive the crisis caused by a recent recall of products prompted by a finding of bacterial contamination in some of its products, but it will take a lot of work and a lot of money, experts said.

Kraft Mac and Cheese to Get a Healthy Makeover

April 20, 2015 9:15 am | by Kraft Foods Group | News | Comments

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese announced today that starting in January 2016, Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in the U.S. will no longer be made with artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.

Recall Review: April 13-17

April 20, 2015 7:55 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Here is a roundup of the food industry recalls that were in the news last week.

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