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Tyson Hopes To Rid Chicken Of Antibiotics By 2017

April 28, 2015 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The move comes as restaurants demand more natural produce and amid concerns that widespread antibiotic use can lead to drug-resistant germs.

Food Industry Tries To Block Vermont's GMO Labeling Laws

April 27, 2015 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The legal skirmish comes a year after Vermont passed a law aimed at making it the first state in...

Chipotle Transition To Non-GMO Ingredients Complete

April 27, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chain said it was the first national restaurant chain to disclose the presence of GMOs in...

Recalls Of The Week: Listeria Outbreak A “Wake-up Call” For Ice Cream Industry

April 24, 2015 2:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The incident of the simultaneous listeria contaminations at separate manufacturing plants has...

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nebraska inspectors found a sample of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams to be contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that can cause serious illness and be fatal in some cases.

The Top 5 Food Recalls Of 2015

April 23, 2015 1:53 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Food Manufacturing has compiled a list of the top five food recalls to happen thus far in 2015 and is happy to present it to you, our readers, in this exclusive presentation.

Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste Into Beer

April 23, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Instead of discarding unsold bread, a local project arranged to dry and cut the leftovers and give them to the brewery, where they replace about 30 percent of the barley that would ordinarily be used in the brewing process.

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EU Executive Body Wants Member States To Rule On GM Crop Ban

April 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Giving nations the possibility to opt out from EU laws goes counter to many EU initiatives, which traditionally seek a common stance on EU policies.

Food Companies Mark Earth Day With Lobbying Effort

April 22, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ceres, a nonprofit group focused on sustainability issues, organized the Earth Day lobbying effort by a slew of Fortune 500 companies, including Kellogg, Unilever, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Nestle and Mars.

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 inventories led to a recent drop in commodity prices. That, in turn, led to projections for 2015 of the lowest farm income levels in six years.

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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked ice cream contaminated with listeria to three deaths at a Kansas hospital.

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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 trying to follow their customers in that direction.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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