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McDonald's To Use Chicken Without Human Antibiotics

March 4, 2015 11:17 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company says the chicken change will take place within the next two years. It says suppliers...

Manufacturers Occupy Forbes Billionaires List

March 4, 2015 10:01 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

From renewable energy to chocolates, find out which trades are booming...

How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 1:31 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Recalls, especially those within the food industry, seem to always be in the news. Some of the...

EU Nations Get Power To Ban Genetically Modified Crops

March 3, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically...

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Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies

March 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Happy March to all our readers out there! It’s another month closer to the warm temperatures many of us look forward to for more than half of the year. Being a Wisconsin gal myself, I can certainly understand and share in your excitement that the snow *should* be melting...

NY Farmers Lobby Congress For Immigration Reform, Food Rules

February 28, 2015 7:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers in New York state are asking Congress to push for immigration reform and changes to new federal food safety rules. The New York Farm Bureau released its 2015 priorities during a recent trip to Washington to meet with the state's congressional...

Is The Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 27, 2015 3:02 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses his beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox.                         

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When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become The Front Line For ‘All Natural’

February 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Last week, Nestle announced it’d be ditching artificial additives from its line of products including Smarties, KitKats and Crunch bars by the end of 2015. For anyone hoping to see artificial additives like food dyes banished from Americans’ diet, the...

#ThanksMichelleObama: How U.S. School Meals Compare To Those Around The World

February 26, 2015 10:06 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Students unhappy with school meals have been taking it out on first lady Michelle Obama by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama. The first lady has become a symbol of healthier school meals as she has pushed standards implemented in 2012 that require more...

Report: FDA Recalls Fell In Fourth Quarter Of 2014

February 26, 2015 9:24 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A recent report found that recalls of products overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fell during the final quarter of 2014 but the number of affected units increased. According to the latest recall index from Indianapolis-based ExpertSOLUTIONS, the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries saw 398 recalls the final three months of last...

CA Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker seeks to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort. Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning, a Democrat from Carmel, earlier this month introduced legislation requiring sweetened beverages...

Study: Climate Change Extremely Harmful To Wheat Production

February 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken. Vara Prasad, professor of crop ecophysiology and director of...

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NY Attorney General Expands Herbal Supplement Investigation

February 24, 2015 1:13 am | by Mary Esch, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three weeks after ordering four major retailers to pull store-brand herbal supplements off their shelves following DNA tests that found little or none of the listed herbs, New York's attorney general is targeting manufacturers of the popular products. Attorney General Eric...

Company Delivers Alternative To Fish-On-Fish Cannibalism

February 23, 2015 12:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

We remove fish faster than they can repopulate, and the oceans are running out of fish. Although many of the fish we eat now come from fish farms, smaller fish found in oceans provide the food for farmed fish. The supplies of smaller “forage fish,” such as sardines and...

Attack On Sugars, Caffeine Has Beverage Makers Upset With Dietary Committee

February 20, 2015 3:02 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

For the first time in history, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee is considering putting limitations on added sugars, noting its continued problem for younger people especially. But the American Beverage Association is not so keen on some of the recommended...

Recalls Of The Week: Eat Cumin With Caution

February 20, 2015 1:23 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Food news dominated recall headlines. On Wednesday, the FDA issued an alert for cumin spice that might contain unlabeled traces of peanuts. The peanuts-in-your-cumin problem is not new—Adams Foods issued a recall in December, and Whole Foods and Goya Foods issued recalls earlier...

Study Finds Healthier Options Are No Match For Junk Food Cravings

February 20, 2015 10:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

While the food market may contain more fruits, veggies and other healthy options than ever before, a new study says the world is still hungry for junk food. The study, which was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Britain's Medical Research Council, was published in the Lancet Global Health journal as part of an ongoing obesity...

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Five Facts On Girl Scout Cookie Production

February 20, 2015 9:54 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Girl Scout Cookie manufacturing practices ensure your favorite cookies are safe, sustainable, and scrumptious.                        

Hershey Moves To Ban Cadbury Chocolates In U.S.

February 19, 2015 10:34 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

For more than 30 years, importers of British goods brought English Cadbury Chocolate into the United States, but as a lawsuit between American chocolate behemoth Hershey and British importers draws to a close, fans of milky English bars of chocolate are anticipating...

4,300 Pounds Of Pork Sausage Products Recalled

February 18, 2015 12:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say a business is recalling about 4,300 pounds of pork sausage products in Michigan due to mislabeling and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall late Tuesday by Bay City-based Michigan Brand Inc. There are no reports...

Barefoot Contessa Files Lawsuit Against CA Company Over Frozen Dinners

February 18, 2015 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Barefoot Contessa says in a lawsuit that a California company sold unauthorized look-alikes of her frozen dinners. Newsday says Ina Garten sued OFI Imports Inc. on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The host of the Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa" cooking show filed...

Report Chronicles Dangers Of Flavoring Chemical

February 18, 2015 11:18 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A chemical long known to cause rapid, severe lung damage remains unregulated by federal labor officials, according to a recent report. The report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel concerns diacetyl, which is used in its liquid form to flavor an array of food products, including as candy, chips and...

Ex-Smucker Employee Sentenced To Prison For Stealing $4.1M

February 17, 2015 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former employee of the J.M. Smucker Co. in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for stealing $4 million from the company over a 16-year-period. A news release says 54-year-old Mark Kershey of Akron was sentenced to 58 months Friday. He was the Orrville, Ohio, company's chief...

Apples Modified To Resist Browning Receive Federal Approval

February 14, 2015 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Don't expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced. The development could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses. Arctic Golden and Arctic...

Brewers Battle Over Who Can Distribute Beer In Kentucky

February 13, 2015 3:23 pm | by Adam Beam, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tensions between the emerging craft beer industry and one of the world's largest brewers have erupted into a regulatory fight about who can distribute beer in Kentucky. Anheuser-Busch owns two distributors in Kentucky and has attempted to buy others. But independent brewers worry they would be frozen...

Consumer Health Group Finds Toxic Chocolate Valentine Surprise

February 13, 2015 3:17 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A consumer health protection organization, As You Sow, filed notices of legal action Wednesday against Hershey's, See's Candies and Mars for allegedly violating California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.  Under the Act, manufacturers are required to protect its consumers and the state's...

FDA Panel To Review Application For 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

February 13, 2015 3:10 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

A Food and Drug Administration panel is planning to review smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee has scheduled a two-day meeting beginning...

A Look At The Upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines

February 11, 2015 10:47 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt? An advisory committee's recommendations for the nation's dietary patterns are due soon, and some advice may be changing. The committee is expected to downplay...

Breyers Ice Cream Says 'No' To Artificial Hormones

February 9, 2015 5:27 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

In the latest scoop, Breyers ice cream has announced it will stop using any milk or cream from cows treated with the hormone rBST. Recombinant bovine somatoropin, or rBST, is a chemical used in place of the natural growth hormones produced by dairy cows. According to CNN Money, critics say it allows for cattle to develop when...

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