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International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Names Top Distributors In Foodservice

September 22, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 8th Annual Distributor Awards. The prestigious awards acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The winners will be celebrated at Presidents Conference, Nov. 2-5, 2014, co-hosted by...

Tesco Suspends Execs Over Inflated Profit Report

September 22, 2014 10:43 am | by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives...

Infographic: Anticipated Impact Of FSMA On Manufacturers

September 19, 2014 3:41 pm | by PMMI | Articles | Comments

Food industry stakeholders appear to be confused about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...

Pabst Brewing To Be Sold To Russian Company

September 19, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an...

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FDA Tweaks Food Safety Rules For Next Year

September 19, 2014 10:36 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business.The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the revised rules Friday. The FDA is tweaking earlier proposals that included...

PepsiCo CEO Criticizes NFL

September 18, 2014 2:05 pm | by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity." The boss of the...

Nestle Creates 8K New Positions In Europe

September 18, 2014 11:48 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.The alliance of major companies, including Nestle and Google, aims to create tens of thousands additional...

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GA Peanut Plant Undergoes Trial For 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

September 18, 2014 4:43 am | by Russ Bynum - Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter. Former Peanut Corporation of...

Horse Power Gains Favor With Small-Scale Farmers

September 18, 2014 2:44 am | by Mary Esch - Associated Press | News | Comments

While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules. He readily admits that horse-powered farming takes more time and effort than tractor...

Anheuser-Busch Among Sponsors Voicing NFL Disapproval

September 17, 2014 11:32 am | by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including...

VIDEO: How Food Regulations Make Us Less Healthy

September 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Learn Liberty | Videos | Comments

Considering how government regulations impede competition and how subsidies affect pricing, this video asks, "is government the best way to promote food quality, health, and nutrition?" Learn Liberty argues that a freer market without distortions would allow consumers to buy cheaper, healthier foods...

HJ Heinz To Make Jarred Baby Food In PA

September 17, 2014 8:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods. Heinz officials say they're scheduled to begin making jarred baby food. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports...

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Mars Chocolate Site Achieves Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

September 16, 2014 3:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced today that its new manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kan., has earned LEED Gold certification--an internationally accepted benchmark for designing, constructing, and operating green buildings--from the U.S. Green Building Council. The roughly...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

USDA Boosts Record Corn, Soybean Harvest

September 12, 2014 5:34 pm | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's corn and soybean farmers will bring in by far the largest harvest ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report. Corn farmers are expected to harvest nearly 14.4 billion bushels of corn, up from...

Manufacturers Should Prepare For EU Food Labeling Directive

September 11, 2014 11:04 am | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

In light of the European Union’s 1169/2011 directive, manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.  This includes manufacturers located...

Hershey Wins Dow Jones Sustainability Award, North America Index

September 11, 2014 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hershey Company today announced that it has been selected to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Index. Hershey is one of only 13 companies from the Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Industry in the World Index and ranked in...

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Ajinomoto To Acquire U.S. Frozen Foods Maker Windsor

September 10, 2014 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ajinomoto Co. said Wednesday that it will acquire U.S. frozen foods maker Windsor Quality Holdings LP for about $800 million (about 84 billion yen) in a bid to increase its presence in the vast North American...     

Infographic: U.S. Mothers And The Importance Of Sustainably Manufactured Food

September 10, 2014 11:16 am | by IFIC | News | Comments

This infographic from the 2014 IFIC Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology Survey of U.S. Adult consumers shows how mothers value sustainable products. It reveals that over one-third of moms are willing to pay more for sustainable food and beverage products, that moms are twice as likely as other consumers to say they have increased purchasing sustainable...

Alkaline Water And Marsh Reach Midwest Markets

September 9, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alkaline Water Company Inc., developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process that has been packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to enjoy another step forward in its ongoing national expansion plan with...

NFL Team Takes A Stand On Sustainable Food Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 6:12 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This former St. Louisan is beaming with pride at the new announcement that the STL Rams’ Edward Jones Dome will be serving sustainably-manufactured hot dogs and burgers this upcoming football season. In a fun twist, last year’s starting Rams’ linebacker Will Witherspoon is the owner of the AWA-certified Shire Gate Farm in Owensville, MO, whose grass-fed meats were...

General Mills Announces Acquisition of Annie's

September 8, 2014 5:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills, Inc. said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Annie's, Inc., a leading U.S. producer of branded organic and natural food products with net sales of $204 million in its latest fiscal year (completed March 2014). Annie's will join General Mills' U.S. natural and organic products portfolio, which includes...

Processing Alligators For Food, Leather Is A Growing Business

September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by Chad Gillis, The News-Press | News | Comments

Thousands of hunters are plying Florida waters every night this time of year, searching the swamps for a prize alligator to take during the state's annual 11-week public hunt. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued nearly 6,000 permits to the public this year, with each permit allowing... 

Mars Chocolate Recalls Twix Candy Bars

September 8, 2014 9:35 am | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX® Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch with the code date: 421BA4GA60. Fewer than 25 cases of the stand-up pouches in this single lot code may contain...

Boar's Head To Build Plant In New Castle, IN

September 5, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand plans to build a meat processing plant in New Castle, Indiana that company executives say will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years. The Sarasota, Florida-headquartered maker of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses announced...

In Quake, Wine Barrels Became Quarter-Ton Projectiles

September 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a quarter-ton each came cascading down, renewing worries about...

Maine Company Recalls More Than 25K Pounds of Beef

September 3, 2014 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maine company is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease. State officials announced Friday that Bubier Meats of Greene is recalling fresh beef because...

Civil Disobedience Expected In Fast-Food Pay Fight

September 3, 2014 9:54 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's, Wendy's, and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said...

Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Business To Crown Holdings

September 2, 2014 5:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.Heineken acquired the business in 2010 as part of a $7.9 billion deal...       

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