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Maraschino Cherry Owner Kills Himself Amid Drug Raid On Factory

February 26, 2015 12:46 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The owner of Dell's Maraschino Cherries committed suicide yesterday after his marijuana-growing operation was discovered at the Brooklyn factory.

EU Investigating Proposed Chocolate Acquisition

February 26, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

European Union authorities recently announced an investigation of a proposed deal between...

$100M Settlement For Hundreds In Florida Tobacco Lawsuits

February 26, 2015 10:17 am | by Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of...

Report: Vitamin Supplement Market Expected To Increase By 60 Percent By 2020

February 25, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A new report expects the global market for vitamin supplements to jump from $37.4 billion in...

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California Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 25, 2015 10:27 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

FTC Moves To Block Sysco's $3.5B Purchase Of US Foods

February 20, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Antitrust regulators are challenging the $3.5 billion sale of US Foods to Sysco, saying the deal would hurt customers by reducing competition between food supply companies.

Reynolds American Delving Deeper Into Nicotine Gum Business

February 20, 2015 9:29 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is partnering with a pharmaceutical consultancy to develop products that help people stop smoking.

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Ball Buying Metal Beverage Can Maker Rexam In $6.64B Deal

February 19, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ball is buying metal beverage can maker Rexam in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.64 billion in order to stay competitive against other packaging companies.

Boston Scientific Will Pay Johnson & Johnson $600M

February 18, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific will pay $600 million to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006.

Actavis Plans Name Change To Allergan

February 18, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker Actavis plans a name change once it finishes its acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan in a $66 billion deal that the company announced last fall.

Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ For Food

February 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.

FDA Panel To Review Application For 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

February 13, 2015 10:58 am | 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.

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3D Printing Aims To Rewrite The Script On Cooking And Tech

February 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Michelle Locke, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fresh meeting of taste and technology has chefs exploring what 3-D printing might mean for the future of food.

Kraft's Capri Sun To Drop High-Fructose Corn Syrup

February 11, 2015 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

How The Cognac Market Is Growing In The U.S.

February 9, 2015 11:23 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Michael Quinttus, president and CEO of Vintus, discusses the growing market for premium cognac.                                             

Macarons Go Mainstream: A Small Maker's Story

December 10, 2014 12:21 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Looka Patisserie, a small maker of desserts, had to quickly ramp up production when Walmart came knocking.                                         

U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling Against National Meat Labels

December 1, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.                         

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When Fake 'Super Meat' Is Better Than The Real Thing

November 18, 2014 4:41 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," is aiming at the heart of the carnivorous market. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can revolutionize the way we eat. 

Brazil's Drought Brews High Coffee Price

November 13, 2014 12:34 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Coffee drinkers hold on to your wallets. The worst drought in 80 years has hit Brazil, the world's biggest producer and exporter of coffee, and prices have surged to their highest levels in two years.               

Meat Labeling Gets Push Back From WTO

October 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Monday that it has rejected U.S. rules that would require country-of-origin labeling on packaged beef and pork products. While the labeling would have helped U.S. ranchers, the WTO said the requirements would put Canadian and Mexican meats at an unfair disadvantage.

Town Creates 80 Percent Of All Canned Pumpkin Consumed In U.S.

October 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The small central Illinois town of Morton has its hands at a seemingly endless line of pumpkins — millions of them — that'll become countless pies and loaves of sweet, fresh-baked pumpkin bread.                

Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds Of Chicken

September 29, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.                 

FDA Says Georgia Plant Waited To Disclose Salmonella

August 8, 2014 9:06 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified Thursday.

FDA Rules Ga. Peanut Plant 'Not Fit' To Produce Food

August 7, 2014 9:55 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped food to customers that lab tests confirmed was tainted, failed to clean production equipment of possible contaminants and didn't ensure a peanut roaster was hot enough to kill bacteria, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.

China: No Evidence Spoiled Meat Made It To Japan

August 6, 2014 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An ongoing investigation into the food safety scandal that hit several popular fast food chains last month has uncovered no evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, Chinese food safety regulators told their Japanese counterparts.     

McDonald's: China Meat Scandal Hurting Sales

August 5, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's said Monday that a scandal over a meat supplier in China is hurting sales in the region and its global sales forecast for 2014 is "at risk."                 

Judge Delays Trial In Salmonella Outbreak

July 15, 2014 9:29 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 Friday.                 

California Chicken Tied To Salmonella Strain Recalled

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Dalton, Associated Press | News | Comments

A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said.     

Cheese Makers Upset With FDA Cutting Into Tradition

June 10, 2014 12:56 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it will not permit American cheese makers to age cheese on wooden boards. While this won’t create a huge problem for large cheese manufacturers like Kraft, it will be a problem for small businesses and artisan cheese makers.

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