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Unilever Closing Ice Cream Factory In Florida

July 22, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying off roughly 210 people.                       

Study: Beef Pollutes More Than Pork, Poultry

July 22, 2014 7:51 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per...

U.S. Craft Breweries See Growth Overseas

July 22, 2014 7:45 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States'...

Pot Edibles Burgeoning Into An Industry

July 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical...

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Ag-Gag Laws Face Federal Court Challenges

July 21, 2014 9:25 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

McDonald's, KFC Face Food Scandal In China

July 21, 2014 8:10 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.                

FDA Warns Against Caffeine Powder After Death

July 21, 2014 7:59 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick and Ann Sanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.                     

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'Frankenfood,' Chlorine Chicken Hurt U.S.-EU Trade Talks

July 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement.       

Edible Marijuana Products Recalled In Colorado

July 18, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

The products were recalled because of the "possible contamination from unsanitary equipment" and "use of equipment not intended for food manufacturing," according to the department's Public Health Inspections Division.             

States Sues 5-Hour Energy Over Ads

July 18, 2014 8:13 am | by Steven Dubois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.                      

Health Officials Say Food Label Changes Aren't Enough

July 17, 2014 8:15 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.                  

Hershey Raising Candy Prices

July 16, 2014 8:32 am | News | Comments

The company said Tuesday that prices for ingredients such as cocoa, dairy and nuts have risen since the beginning of the year, and it expects increases for packaging, fuel and other costs.             

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Cappuccino Is Finalist For Lay's Newest Chip Flavor

July 16, 2014 7:57 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S.              

Brewery Boom Is A Bright Spot For New Mexico Economy

July 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development.                   

Sausage Makers Fined $460M For Price-Fixing

July 15, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

Germany's antitrust authority has imposed fines totaling $460 million on 21 sausage manufacturers for colluding on prices.                       

Judge Delays Trial In Salmonella Outbreak

July 15, 2014 7:55 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided.               

Infant Formula Recalled In Ontario

July 15, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

A brand of baby formula is being recalled in Ontario after Walmart shoppers in Brampton and Mississauga reported finding bottles that had been opened and resealed with tape.                  

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Audit Finds Failed Sugar Mill Cost Taxpayers $71M

July 14, 2014 12:10 pm | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | News | Comments

Louisiana lost more than $71 million in taxpayer money on a failed sugar cane mill in Jefferson Davis Parish that was sold for scrap late last year, according to an audit released Monday.           

ConAgra Buying Chinese Potato Processor For $93M

July 14, 2014 11:26 am | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said Monday that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia.              

Lindt Buying U.S. Candy Maker Russell Stover

July 14, 2014 8:16 am | News | Comments

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum.                       

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Another Michigan City In Trouble; Boeing Checks Plane Parts

July 11, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the financial struggles of the birthplace of GM to a train accident that damaged six Boeing commercial airplane bodies.               

Unilever Selling Slim-Fast Brand To Kainos Capital

July 11, 2014 8:05 am | News | Comments

Unilever said it sold its Slim-Fast brand to the private equity firm Kainos Capital. Unilever said it will keep a minority stake in Slim-Fast, which sells weight loss and nutrition products in North America, the U.K., and Ireland.         

New Pecan Liqueur Brand Looks For Niche In Kentucky's Bourbon Country

July 11, 2014 7:53 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The producer of a new high-end pecan liqueur hopes to carve out a niche in Kentucky's bourbon country, adding to the lineup of craft spirits-makers giving new twists and tastes to the state's burgeoning liquor business.       

Southeastern Nebraska Might Get New Poultry Plant

July 10, 2014 9:38 am | News | Comments

The Gage County Board is mulling a special-use permit that would allow a 26,000-chicken poultry operation east of Blue Springs in southeast Nebraska.                  

General Mills Unveils Recipe For Higher Sales

July 9, 2014 3:05 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better for you" cookies to boost the performance of its brands.                

John Wayne Heirs Sue Over 'Duke' Bourbon

July 9, 2014 12:14 pm | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

John Wayne's heirs are dueling with Duke University over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.                 

U.S. Asks Salmonella Victims To Describe Impact

July 8, 2014 11:32 am | News | Comments

Prosecutors are asking the victims of a 2010 salmonella outbreak to share their stories as a judge considers how to punish the corporation and executives responsible.                  

Is This The Soda Tax's Last Stand?

July 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?                          

Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Wants New Trial

July 7, 2014 10:32 am | News | Comments

A former Anheuser-Busch executive who unsuccessfully sued the brewer for gender discrimination is seeking a new trial.                       

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