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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 2, 2015 1:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Food recalls always seem to be in the news. From candy to meat to apples, food traceability is important so that the products can be traced back to their source if and when a risk is identified. Check out this infographic on recalls to learn more.

Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 2, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily...

Federal Report Identifies Sources of Recent Foodborne Illnesses

March 2, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators recently announced improved practices for identifying sources of foodborne...

Bolthouse Farms Releases #Urwhatupost Campaign to Promote Healthy Choices

March 2, 2015 11:00 am | by urwhatupost.com | News | Comments

Social media is changing the way America eats. According to a Harris Interactive survey, more...

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Video Addresses Myth That BSE is a Common Health Threat

March 2, 2015 10:20 am | by NAMI | News | Comments

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a major concern for beef producers around the world and generates headlines on the rare occasions it is found, but the newest Meat MythCrusher video rebuts the claim that it is a ‘common’ threat to human and animal health.

Possible Listeria Contamination in Toronto Deli Meat; Illnesses Reported

March 2, 2015 8:00 am | by The Canadian press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says illnesses have been reported among people who ate meat being recalled by a Toronto deli. The CFIA says Lady York Foods is recalling its sliced Mortadella products.

Study: Chemical 'Emulsifiers' in Food Are Making Us Fat

February 27, 2015 2:10 pm | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

Emulsifiers can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows.

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The Impact of Supermarkets on Children's Diets

February 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center/ New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new study says locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be "food deserts" may not result in healthful dietary habits or reductions in childhood obesity.

VIDEO: Why Some Foods Can Cause a Drug-Like Addiction

February 27, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Two new studies explore how some of us may be "addicted" to food. The research suggests certain types of food may attract people the same way as heroin and cocaine. 

New Ultrasensitive Test For Peanut Allergies

February 27, 2015 9:55 am | by University of Connecticut | News | Comments

With an estimated three million people in the U.S. allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, having a more precise and reliable allergy test could prevent hospitalizations and allow for better monitoring of individuals suffering from peanut allergies.

Common Foodborne Illnesses Becoming Resistant to Drugs

February 27, 2015 9:25 am | by EFSA | News | Comments

Salmonella and Campylobacter are among two of the most common bacteria showing significant levels of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. 

When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become the Front Line For 'All Natural'

February 27, 2015 8:25 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Blogs | Comments

There’s certainly an “ick” factor to artificial additives, even though they enhance flavor and color, helping us “taste the rainbow” in our favorite sweets. Controversy has swirled around the potential health risks of synthetic dyes since studies began linking them to ADHD and other behavioral problems.

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Oat Breakfast Cereals May Contain Common Mold-Related Toxin

February 26, 2015 1:35 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A new study reports that some oat-based breakfast cereals in the U.S. contain a mold-related toxin called ochratoxin A (OTA) that's been linked to kidney cancer in animal studies. The findings could have implications for consumer health.

First Lady: US Experiencing 'Culture Change' Around Food

February 26, 2015 1:10 pm | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelle Obama says the U.S. has seen a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. The first lady says food companies are "racing like never before" to create and sell more nutritious food.

American Food Trends 'Heat Up' Via Social Food Sharing

February 26, 2015 10:25 am | by National Pork Board | News | Comments

Based on social media posts shared by Americans across all 50 states, a new study revealed that nearly half of socially shared food content included smoked, hot and spicy flavors paired with popular proteins, while the most common ethnic flavor was Cajun.

Fruits, Veggies to Get Celebrity-Studded Marketing Push

February 26, 2015 8:30 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A new campaign looks to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities to shill for fruits and vegetables.

Agriculture Secretary: Smartphones Could End Debate Over GMO Labeling

February 26, 2015 8:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

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#ThanksMichelleObama: How US School Meals Compare to Those Around the World

February 25, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Photos of school lunches from around the world are going viral. There's only one problem: the photo of the U.S. meal doesn't even come close to comparing to those in Italy, Brazil, South Korea and others around the globe.

Lawsuit Claims Purina Brand is Killing Dogs

February 25, 2015 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company's dry dog food. The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze and a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.

Q&A: How Low-Calorie Diets Slow Aging

February 25, 2015 9:45 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor, Laboratory Equipment Magazine | Articles | Comments

Scientist Stephen Ginsberg of the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Nathan Kline Institute says that a low-calorie diet can stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain.

Peanut Allergies a Popular Topic in Food Industry

February 24, 2015 1:40 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

From food recalls to food studies, peanuts and peanut allergies have been in the news quite a bit of late. Find out the latest by taking a comprehensive look at the topic.

Calif. Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 1:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

FDA Looks to Develop Improved Method For Attributing Foodborne Illness

February 24, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A new report by the FDA, USDA and CDC finds that at least 80 percent of E. coli illnesses between 1998 and 2012 were linked to beef and vegetable row crops, mainly leafy vegetables. 

Eating Alone: Market Opportunity — And a Step Toward Obesity?

February 24, 2015 9:15 am | by The Hartman Group | Blogs | Comments

The act of eating together  helps regulate food portioning and consumption. It also reinforces social bonds, gives families a reliable time to communicate and ideally reinforces the social structure of the group through division of labor involved in cooking, serving and cleaning up meals.

Plethora of Food Choices May Increase Obesity Rates

February 24, 2015 9:00 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers found that having too many food choices increases the obesity problem. In fact, researchers found that having a choice of a high-fat and low-fat diet does not help — offspring in this situation tended to eat even more.

Early Exposure to Peanuts May Help Prevent Allergies in Kids

February 24, 2015 8:10 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Exposing infants to peanuts before age 1 actually helped prevent a peanut allergy, lowering that risk by as much as 81 percent, doctors found. Instead of provoking an allergy, early exposure seemed to help build tolerance.

VIDEO: Experimental Food Allergy Therapy Gives Sufferers New Hope

February 23, 2015 12:55 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Every three minutes in the U.S., someone visits an emergency room with a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food. One experimental treatment called "oral immunotherapy" is confronting allergy dangers head-on, and it's part of a clinical trial at Stanford University.

General Mills Marks 10 Years of Health Improvements

February 20, 2015 3:40 pm | by General Mills | News | Comments

General Mills has improved the health profile of 76 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005, when it first established its "Health Metric" to encourage progress on nutrition and health improvements. These improvements include enhancing positive nutrition such as increasing protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, or reducing limiters such as calories, sodium, sugar and fat.

Nestle CEO: Why We Removed Artificial Coloring

February 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Nestle CEO speaks about earnings and the company's decision to remove artificial additives from its products.

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