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Vermont Adopts GMO Labeling Rules

April 21, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Vermont passed the GMO labeling law, which would also prohibit marketing foods with genetically engineered ingredients as "natural," last year; the measure is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016.

Some Farmers Look To Capitalize On Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Genetically modified crops continue to gain prominence in the U.S. food market, but high grain...

Blue Bell Creameries Issue Recall Of All Products

April 21, 2015 12:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first recall in the family-owned creamery's 108-year history was issued last month after the...

Kraft Mac & Cheese Ditching Artificial Coloring

April 20, 2015 3:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There has been a huge shift away from processed foods in the U.S. and larger food producers are...

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Almonds Get Roasted In Debate Over California Drought

April 20, 2015 10:46 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Since each tiny nut requires a gallon of water, almonds are consuming 1.07 trillion gallons annually in the state, one-fifth more than California families use indoors.

Heinz, French's Each Target The Other's Condiment Dominance

April 17, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The companies hope to capitalize on changing consumer palates, with French's touting a ketchup that's free of preservatives and artificial flavors and Heinz increasingly introducing new flavor options in its condiments.

Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

April 17, 2015 3:04 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This week we have a winner who has set their sights on new factories and growth, while the loser has become the focus of statewide bans and legal resistance.

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Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries To Get Ahead Of State Bans

April 16, 2015 10:39 am | by Alanna Durkin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palcohol will come in small pouch that's equivalent to one shot of alcohol. By adding water, juice or soda, one can make vodka or rum drinks.

KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Last month the FDA sent a warning letter to the company for labeling several of their fruit and nut bars as “healthy”— because they do not meet federal standards.

How Did Single-Serve Coffee Become The 'In' Thing?

April 14, 2015 3:32 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

It turns out it does take a rocket scientist to make a good cup of Joe.

FDA: ‘Medically Important’ Antibiotics Increase In Food Animals

April 13, 2015 2:54 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Producers can use antibiotics to promote faster growth in animals or to prevent disease, but critics believe the practice helps create bacteria that resist those drugs.

Oregon Ballot Initiative Could Allow GMO Restrictions

April 10, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The spat is just the latest fight over GMOs in Oregon and nationally; an Oregon legislator introduced bills that would establish where GMO crops could be grown, but the proposals received a cool reception during a committee hearing last month.

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Consumer Group Asks FDA, FTC To Investigate Soda Giants For False Advertising

April 9, 2015 3:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

It's no secret that both Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi products are sweetened with artificial sweeteners — Diet Coke uses aspartame and Diet Pepsi uses aspartame and acesulfame potassium. So is this really a case of deception and false advertising?

European Regulators Find Few Violations Of Pesticide Standards

April 9, 2015 2:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The European Food Safety Authority's latest analysis examined nearly 81,000 samples from 27 EU member nations as well as Iceland and Norway, including apples, cabbage, leeks, lettuce, milk, peaches, pork, rye, oats, strawberries, tomatoes and wine.

Number Of People Sickened By Listeria Outbreak Grows

April 9, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries on Tuesday announced a third product recall as a result of the contamination. The company, based in Brenham, Texas, has recalled more than 25 of its products since last month.

USDA Unveils App To Help Prevent Wasted Food

April 7, 2015 10:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The app specifically includes pages for more than 400 items, tips for proper cooking, notifications about products nearing the end of their shelf lives and an "Ask Karen" feature for other questions that can be directed to the USDA.

Consumers Want 'Natural' Foods, But What Does That Even Mean?

April 7, 2015 10:46 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

More and more shoppers are choosing "natural" food. But after decades of debate, there is still no generally accepted definition of a "natural" food product.

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Commodity Supplies Send Food Prices Sliding

April 7, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's food price index — a measure of cereal, dairy, meat, sugar and oilseed price changes — fell 2.6 points last month amid a year-long slide due to an oversupply of commodities.

Will We See More Kraft, Heinz Like Mergers?

April 6, 2015 2:48 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Morgan Stanley Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Jim Head discusses the mergers and acquisitions environment. 

U.S. Agency Charges Kraft, Mondelez With Wheat Price Rigging

April 2, 2015 2:27 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Faced with high wheat prices starting in the summer of 2011, Kraft and Mondelez used a strategy to buy $90 million of wheat futures for delivery in December 2011, amounting to a six-month supply of wheat, the CFTC said.

McDonald's Revamps Grilled Chicken To Cut Chemicals

April 2, 2015 10:17 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The change comes as McDonald's fights to hold onto customers amid the growing popularity of places like Chipotle that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives to traditional fast-food.

Next-Generation GMOs Could Be Pink Pineapples, Purple Tomatoes

April 1, 2015 9:44 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The companies and scientists that have created these foods are hoping that customers will be attracted to the health benefits and convenience and overlook any concerns about genetic engineering.

A Firm Grasp On Its Craft

March 31, 2015 3:08 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Griffin Claw produces half-barrels, quarter-barrels, bottles and cans, and its beers are available at approximately 1,200 retailers, bars and restaurants throughout Michigan.

Century-Old NYC Matzo Factory Faces A High-Tech Future

March 30, 2015 10:30 am | by Verenda Dobink, The Associated Press | News | Comments

These are not great-grandmother's matzos, kneaded and shaped by hand. Mass-produced and machine-packaged, they're a modern effort to preserve tradition.

Will Japanese Whiskey Become The New Scotch?

March 27, 2015 2:39 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Takeshi Niinami, Suntory Holdings CEO, sits down with Charles Passy to talk about the Japanese whiskey market, its acquisition of Jim Beam and its U.S. marketing efforts. 

Recalls Of The Week: Listeria Contaminations Linger

March 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

"Testing products works and being transparent with that information, as required by the FDA, will save lives."

Feds: Monsanto Released Dangerous Chemicals At Idaho Plant

March 26, 2015 2:41 pm | by Keith Ridler, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials say the chemicals released are hazardous and can pose serious health risks to workers and the community.

Proposed Bill Would Create Organic-Type Labels For Non-Modified Foods

March 25, 2015 10:21 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under the legislation, the Agriculture Department would oversee the certification, as it does with organics.

HJ Heinz Buying Kraft, Building A $28 Billion Food Giant

March 25, 2015 8:07 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

"This is my kind of transaction," said Buffett in a printed statement. "Uniting two world-class organizations and delivering shareholder value. I'm excited by the opportunities for what this new combined organization will achieve."

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