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US firm launches high-protein health snack
US firm launches high-protein health snack
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No checklists? Your food safety plan is incomplete
No checklists? Your food safety plan is incomplete
There's a reason Santa and Mom always use checklists. They work. It's no different in the realm of food safety.
Monsanto shares up on rumors of Bayer buyout
Monsanto shares up on rumors of Bayer buyout
A year after Monsanto Co. sparked a massive consolidation race in the agrochemical industry by bidding for a rival, the world's largest seed company now finds itself in the uncomfortable role of takeover target. According to Reuters, Monsanto shares ra...
Oplodex: Botanical flavorings on the horizon for food industry
Oplodex: Botanical flavorings on the horizon for food industry
Mainstream consumers are paying more attention to the ingredients in the food products they buy. Clean labels, where the presence of synthetic or modified ingredients is reduced to the minimum, have become a frequent request by consumers and are influe...
The 11 states that will determine the 2016 election
The 11 states that will determine the 2016 election
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bring unique strengths and weaknesses to their general-election clash. But after months of polling, the Electoral College landscape on which they will compete largely mirrors the one that has determined the presidency i...
Codex agrees on salmonella and parasite control guidelines
Codex agrees on salmonella and parasite control guidelines
Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork and on hygiene to control foodborne parasites were among the decisions taken during the first day of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting. The commission also agreed on a maximum level of i...
Dairy items register highest organic price premiums
Dairy items register highest organic price premiums
Organic price premiums were especially high for eggs, yogurt and milk in a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, but the prices did not keep consumers from buying the items. The USDA's Economic Research Service used Nielsen's Homescan data for 2004-20...
Tracking system could cut billions of dollars in food waste
Tracking system could cut billions of dollars in food waste
A new global standard for measuring food loss and waste will help countries and companies step up efforts to store, transport and consume food more efficiently, its backers said recently.
Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas
Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas
More rain is in the forecast for many flood-ravaged areas, but in areas where floodwaters have receded, public health officials are warning people to not eat fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens or commercial growing fields that were under water...
Burger King's latest fast food monstrosity is sadly genius
Burger King's latest fast food monstrosity is sadly genius
On Wednesday, Burger King announced a solution to eat a favorite dish - mac 'n cheese - on-the-go. But in doing so, it did something that seems to defy the healthy-eating moment we seemed to be in: It also announced that its deep fried sticks of macaro...
Pizza industry: Food labeling law doesn't fit all sizes
Pizza industry: Food labeling law doesn't fit all sizes
Chain restaurants like McDonald's and Panera's are posting nutritional information along with prices on their menu boards. As part of a little-known aspect of the Affordable Care Act, the Food and Drug Administration is requiring food chains with 20 or...
Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products' nutrition, fund healthy eating research
Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products' nutrition, fund healthy eating research
As the Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a Healthier America, the company also is demonstrating that what is good for Americans' ...
Good and bad news about salmonella in retail meat, poultry
Good and bad news about salmonella in retail meat, poultry
A new interim report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration measuring anti-microbial resistance in salmonella isolated from raw retail meat and poultry found both encouraging and concerning trends. The report included whole-genome sequencing data f...
Two new corn diseases found in 2015
Two new corn diseases found in 2015
For more than 40 years there had not been a new corn disease in Illinois, but in 2015, two were found. Researchers are wondering what it might mean for this year's crop and the future.
How meat and meat alternatives successfully co-exist
How meat and meat alternatives successfully co-exist
The meat department is one of the most important categories for many food retailers. A successful meat department can help a store differentiate itself from the competition and be a significant driver of sales and foot traffic, according to "The 2016 P...
The next kale could be kelp
The next kale could be kelp
You've heard that you should eat more kale. Now a small but growing industry wants you to eat more kelp.
Consumers seek information from unreliable sources
Consumers seek information from unreliable sources
As more food and nutrition information becomes available, more consumers are seeking and trusting information from unreliable sources, defining healthy food by what it does not contain, showing mixed opinions about sugar and bioengineered foods and are...
New sugar labeling a boon for alternative sweeteners
New sugar labeling a boon for alternative sweeteners
The added sugars portion of the newly revamped nutrition facts labels for food products will provide a significant opportunity for purveyors of alternative sweeteners, an industry expert says.
Halted in bird flu outbreak, federal egg inspections resume
Halted in bird flu outbreak, federal egg inspections resume
The Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation's worst bird flu outbreak.
GMO food labeling advocates attack bipartisan Senate deal on industry-based labeling rules
GMO food labeling advocates attack bipartisan Senate deal on industry-based labeling rules
Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect. The deal announced recently by the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Commi...
USDA could say 'cheese' to $150 million bailout for dairy farmers
USDA could say 'cheese' to $150 million bailout for dairy farmers
Dairy farmers could receive a government bailout for tens of thousands of tons of cheese, pending a response from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Frozen vegetable recall ripples through supply chain to JR Simplot, Dutch Treat Foods
Frozen vegetable recall ripples through supply chain to JR Simplot, Dutch Treat Foods
Dutch Treat Foods Inc. issued a recall for more than 3,000 pounds of Sweet Pea Pasta Salad because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes, saying its supplier recalled one of the salad ingredients. The supplier, J.R. Simplot Co. notifie...
FDA to re-evaluate definition of 'healthy'
FDA to re-evaluate definition of 'healthy'
The Food and Drug Administration will re-evaluate its definition of "healthy," which could eventually change how a range of foods are marketed. In light of evolving research, the FDA said it believes "now is an opportune time to re-evaluate the regulat...
Listeria outbreak spurs CRF to expand frozen food recall
Listeria outbreak spurs CRF to expand frozen food recall
CRF Frozen Foods has expanded its recall of certain frozen fruits and vegetables to include everything produced in its Pasco, Washington, facility since May 2014 after learning seven people have become sick with listeria infections. Two have died.
New sweetener combines stevia, honey, sugar
New sweetener combines stevia, honey, sugar
Truvia Nectar, a new liquid sweetener sold in a squeeze bottle at retail, offers the sweetness of honey but with half the calories, according to Cargill.
The future is now for America's food safety programs
The future is now for America's food safety programs
Optimism was running high at the Food Safety Summit Thursday when four heavy hitters took the stage for a town hall session where 2016 was characterized as a tipping point.
A snappier way to use food stamps
A snappier way to use food stamps
On July 1, the Agriculture Department was supposed to announce the results of a pilot program that could help the poorest Americans eat healthier, The Washington Post's Rachel Premack reported. The only problem? The program had not even begun.
Why Coca-Cola is investing in aloe-based drinks
Why Coca-Cola is investing in aloe-based drinks
Coca-Cola has acquired a minority stake in an organic aloe water beverage startup, one of several investments the soda maker has recently made beyond its core business as soda sales soften in the United States.
Top 10 functional food and drink trends from the US
Top 10 functional food and drink trends from the US
The rise of single male households and an aging population were the top two of 10 key food and drink trends that will dominate the food industry this year offering opportunities for manufacturers, according to the influential Chicago-based Institute of...
Research project improves renewable electric energy on dairy farms
Research project improves renewable electric energy on dairy farms
The typical dairy uses a large amount of energy, especially during milking. This stems from milking frequency, cooling milk and cleaning equipment with hot water. Renewable energy systems generally become more economically efficient as energy demands r...
Which consumer brands are the most innovative? CircleUp picks the top 25 for 2016
Which consumer brands are the most innovative? CircleUp picks the top 25 for 2016
What's the next Just Mayo, KRAVE or Sparkling ICE? If you're looking for some entrepreneurs to watch over the next couple of years, check out CircleUp's 2016 list of the 25 most innovative consumer brands of 2016, 15 of which are in food/beverage.
Nestle's voluntary sodium target support aligns with its health-focused strategy
Nestle's voluntary sodium target support aligns with its health-focused strategy
Nestle voiced its support for the Food and Drug Administration's potential voluntary targets for sodium reduction in the U.S. food supply, apart from many others in the industry who have called foul on the government's initiative.
The baby food category is ripe for reinvention, says OrgaNums
The baby food category is ripe for reinvention, says OrgaNums
Refrigerated babyfood presents merchandising challenges for retailers, but has the potential to create a new super-premium subsegment in a category in need of fresh thinking, says Ashley Rossi, founder of organic baby food brand OrgaNums, which debuted...
New study: WIC food improves preschool children's diet quality
New study: WIC food improves preschool children's diet quality
One in five American children entering elementary school is overweight, highlighting the critical need to improve the diets of younger children. And that makes the findings of a new research study even more compelling. A University of California study ...
Proposed olive oil testing would look for unpure or mislabeled products
Proposed olive oil testing would look for unpure or mislabeled products
Amid growing questions about the alleged mislabeling of olive oil, a congressional committee is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test imports to look for unpure or misbranded products. But members of the industry in Baltimore and elsewhe...
US beef exports look to rebound
US beef exports look to rebound
As the U.S. beef industry was going through a herd reduction during the past several years, it put strain on both U.S. and export markets. Now, as it enters a period of herd expansion, wider availability of cuts typically exported to Asia should provid...
USDA guide highlights 'healthy' convenience store opportunities for manufacturers
USDA guide highlights 'healthy' convenience store opportunities for manufacturers
The Agriculture Department has released a guide for the food and beverage industry and community organizations to strategize how to bring more healthy foods into convenience stores. Convenience stores are now a primary food and beverage retail channel ...
New developments in foods for babies and toddlers
New developments in foods for babies and toddlers
Baby and toddler foods grow more important each day, already raking in nearly $30 billion in sales. Capitalizing on this growing market means attracting ingredient-jaded millennial moms with simple healthy foods featuring better-for-you ingredients.
Study: Millennial dads doing most of the grocery shopping
Study: Millennial dads doing most of the grocery shopping
Ibotta, a Denver-based mobile shopping app, released findings of a consumer shopping study that found a significant increase in grocery shopping among fathers.
Antimicrobial-resistance applications sought
Antimicrobial-resistance applications sought
The Agriculture Department is making available $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance. The funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and is being administere...
Meat exports benefit corn producers
Meat exports benefit corn producers
The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently commissioned a study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of beef, pork and lamb. The independent study was conducted by World Perspectives, a leading agricultural cons...
Survey: 'Best by' dates confuse consumers, may contribute to food waste
Survey: 'Best by' dates confuse consumers, may contribute to food waste
Sell by and "best by" date labels found on food packaging are confusing to consumers, and may be contributing to food waste in the United States, says a survey released by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the National Consumers League ...
How manufacturers can tap conveyor suppliers for safety insights
How manufacturers can tap conveyor suppliers for safety insights
Manufacturers are scrutinizing plant floor equipment, including conveyors, to comply with new FSMA regulations and the preventive controls rule to reduce the risk of recalls.
Oprah Winfrey files trademark for food and beverage line
Oprah Winfrey files trademark for food and beverage line
Oprah Winfrey may be adding a chef's cap to her collection of talk show tiaras. On May 19, Winfrey filed a request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark myriad culinary products branded under "Oprah's Kitchen," extending her reach int...
Why General Mills and Campbell Soup are investing in up-and-coming food brands
Why General Mills and Campbell Soup are investing in up-and-coming food brands
With cereal sales taking a dive over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and younger consumers, in particular, gravitating toward healthy, organic snacks or fresh fruits and vegetables, CPG giants are looking for ways to innovate and enter new ...
Green packaging makes food seem healthier — but not for discerning organic shoppers
Green packaging makes food seem healthier — but not for discerning organic shoppers
Discount shoppers believe a product tastes healthier if it comes in a "healthy," green packaging — but organic shoppers have a more critical eye and are less affected by packaging, researchers have found.
Study: Iron in cows' drinking water affects milk
Study: Iron in cows' drinking water affects milk
Even a small amount of iron contamination in cows' drinking water, or a milk processing plant, can cause changes in milk protein composition and oxidation in the final milk product, a Virginia Tech study shows.
A different breed: Grocery marketing for a new generation
A different breed: Grocery marketing for a new generation
Members of Generation Z (born 1995 and after) are quickly approaching a status of being powerful consumers for brands and retailers. These 60 million-plus consumers are entering the most influential stages of their lives and are developing consumer hab...
FDA to America: 'Raw dough's a raw deal'
FDA to America: 'Raw dough's a raw deal'
The Food and Drug Administration cautioned Americans to just say no to raw cookie dough, according to a consumer update.
Study: Top four emerging trends impacting global dairy packaging market
Study: Top four emerging trends impacting global dairy packaging market
The global market for dairy packaging will grow moderately during the forecast period and will post a steady compound annual growth rate of over 4 percent by 2020, according to Technavio. A noteworthy factor that will spur the prospects for growth in ...
Researchers develop tool using bacterial genomes to identify isolates
Researchers develop tool using bacterial genomes to identify isolates
Thanks to some Cornell University scientists, the food industry has a new tool for identifying specific isolates behind foodborne illness which utilizes the genomes of Bacillus cereus. The study was published Aug. 9 in the journal BMC Genomics.
USDA urged to speed up 'long overdue' label revision
USDA urged to speed up 'long overdue' label revision
The Safe Food Coalition has urged the Agriculture Department to "not delay any longer" on revising a label for raw and partially cooked meat and poultry products.
National Frozen Foods corporation recalls frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because o...
National Frozen Foods corporation recalls frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because o...
National Frozen Foods Corporation is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of not-ready-to eat frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause ...
'Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way'
'Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way'
Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from 5 billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the internet of things will be rapid, according to Mindshare media agency.
Eat your art out ... intellectual property protection for food
Eat your art out ... intellectual property protection for food
Properly applied, intellectual property law is flexible enough to protect creative food designs from substantial copying, but with built-in limitations that safeguard against stifling collaboration in the food industry, says Foley Hoag attorney Natasha...
H-E-B will start offering home delivery in San Antonio
H-E-B will start offering home delivery in San Antonio
H-E-B customers in San Antonio finally will be able to get their groceries delivered to their homes. H-E-B is partnering with mobile apps Instacart and Shipt to to begin grocery deliveries in San Antonio starting this month.
Food prices prompt Canadians to ditch the fresh, go frozen
Food prices prompt Canadians to ditch the fresh, go frozen
Some Canadians are snubbing expensive fruits and vegetables, instead turning to frozen produce and juice as less-pricey alternatives, a new survey by researchers from two universities has found.
Cargill researchers reduce saturated fat in shortenings
Cargill researchers reduce saturated fat in shortenings
Cargill scientists showed how starches, vegetable waxes and emulsions may be used to reduce saturated fat by up to 40 percent in shortenings during the annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society held May 1-4 in Salt Lake City. The scientists ...
Latin America: US meat exporters hail red tape cuts
Latin America: US meat exporters hail red tape cuts
Free trade agreements and less red tape have supported growth in South America, but consumers need educating on American protein, the U.S. Meat Export Federation has warned.
A balancing act: Why experts say food and beverage M&A is not in a downturn
A balancing act: Why experts say food and beverage M&A is not in a downturn
Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions activity has been sleepy at best in 2016. Unlike 2015, this year has had few "mega deals" that push the needle, save the recently announced Danone-WhiteWave tie-up. But instead of the industry being in turmoil...
Fashionable shoppers could foil healthy eating guidelines by inflating market prices
Fashionable shoppers could foil healthy eating guidelines by inflating market prices
Healthy eating guidelines could fall flat as lower income shoppers are increasingly priced out of a market catering for prestige-seekers, a new study suggests.
The bizarre way Americans are treating one of their favorite foods
The bizarre way Americans are treating one of their favorite foods
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/10/the-rise-of-pasta-window-shopping-the-weirdest-food-trend/
'Stealth health' could be strategy of the past as consumers embrace healthy reformulations
'Stealth health' could be strategy of the past as consumers embrace healthy reformulations
New research from market intelligence company CivicScience suggests changing consumer attitudes about healthy eating could mean manufacturers can shed their years-old "stealth health" approach to product reformulation without fear that sodium-, sugar- ...
The big business of humanely raised food
The big business of humanely raised food
Perdue Foods is planning a feathered revolution, overhauling how it treats chickens from when they hatch until they're "harvested" for the dinner plate. Perdue said it will retrofit chicken houses with windows, providing light for the animals, and it w...
Agricultural groups comment on FDA risk assessment of manure use
Agricultural groups comment on FDA risk assessment of manure use
Nine agricultural groups recently submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration on its proposal to conduct a risk assessment of foodborne illnesses associated with pathogens found in manure applied to land on which produce is grown.
This frozen food company can't figure out what caused a massive listeria outbreak
This frozen food company can't figure out what caused a massive listeria outbreak
After recalling hundreds of thousands of pounds of its products, CRF Frozen Foods is working to reopen its processing plant in Pasco, Washington. The company has yet to discover what actually caused the massive outbreak, though CRF consultant Gene Grab...
New polymer coatings for food-contact surfaces resist microbes
New polymer coatings for food-contact surfaces resist microbes
Special new coatings being investigated by researchers are more resistant to bacteria and other microbes than food-contact surfaces used today, according to a report on a recent symposium hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists.
Hormel continues to 'innovate and adapt'
Hormel continues to 'innovate and adapt'
Hormel Foods Corp. continues to make progress toward its goal of generating $3 billion in sales from products created since 2000. That and other company successes were noted in the 2015 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report issued June 7.
USDA finalizes rules for Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
USDA finalizes rules for Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
The Agriculture Department has announced final rules implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that officials say will improve access to healthy food and insure consistent standards for food marketed and served to students.
Colorado bans letters, numbers, symbols on restaurant reports
Colorado bans letters, numbers, symbols on restaurant reports
He does not make much use of the veto power and he is the former owner of a popular Denver brew pub. Both of those facts make it unlikely that Gov. John Hickenlooper will veto popular House Bill 16-1401, which ups fees and sets new policy for restauran...
Managing oven airflow a key production strategy
Managing oven airflow a key production strategy
If a manufacturer can manage oven airflow, particularly the breakpoint air stream that cooks product, it can improve products and production processes to boost top and bottom lines, Jason Vana, marketing director at Fusion Tech Integrated, wrote in Foo...
Inside Clinton's plan to win over millennials
Inside Clinton's plan to win over millennials
Now that Hillary Clinton has dispatched Bernie Sanders, she's making a big play for one of his core fan bases: young voters. The first high-profile Sanders staffer, specializing in college student outreach, decamped recently, joining other battleground...
Whole grains consumption increases thanks to plant-forward diet, focus on new flavors
Whole grains consumption increases thanks to plant-forward diet, focus on new flavors
Once shunned for their distinct taste and texture, whole grains are gaining acceptance among more Americans for these same attributes, thanks in part to innovative restaurateurs and chefs who are using them to round out increasingly popular plant-forwa...
FDA warns acidified food maker, seafood processor
FDA warns acidified food maker, seafood processor
An acidified food manufacturing facility in Hamptonville, North Carolina, and a ready-to eat seafood and deli salad maker in Hamtramck, Michigan, received warning letters in April from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA's Atlanta District sent a...
The biggest change in fast food isn't about food — and it should terrify chains that can't ...
The biggest change in fast food isn't about food — and it should terrify chains that can't ...
Whether in Starbucks or Pizza Hut, mobile ordering is taking over the fast-food industry. Orders placed via smartphone will make up more than 10 percent of all quick-service restaurant sales by 2020, Business Insider Intelligence projects.
Fortified isn't automatically better when it comes to food
Fortified isn't automatically better when it comes to food
Fortification has been a public-health triumph, successfully eradicating diseases that were caused by deficiency of a single nutrient. But the modern nutrition landscape is different now, meaning that some kinds of fortification carry concerns.
Study: Outbreak and sporadic foodborne illnesses share traits
Study: Outbreak and sporadic foodborne illnesses share traits
A study just published in Emerging Infectious Diseases compared characteristics of outbreak and sporadic, or nonoutbreak, foodborne illnesses caused by four different pathogens and found evidence that most were similar regarding patients' illness sever...
Target trials coolers in the baby aisle as HPP baby food gains traction
Target trials coolers in the baby aisle as HPP baby food gains traction
Target is trialing endcap coolers in the baby food aisle in 65 stores in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Dallas in partnership with new brand Once Upon a Farm to test consumer demand for refrigerated, high-pressure processed baby food.
Hog producers take risk for future
Hog producers take risk for future
When Dwight Mogler and his family started talking about expanding their hog operation, it was not with just the next decade in mind.
GMO labeling deal 'close'
GMO labeling deal 'close'
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, said that she and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, are "narrowing the issues" surrounding genetically modified organism labeling legislation and are "close" to reaching a deal — but have not shared a draft in the Sena...
SNAP store limits, organic livestock rules under fire
SNAP store limits, organic livestock rules under fire
The Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee will meet to advance a fiscal 2017 spending bill for the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA extends comment period on treated produce assessment
FDA extends comment period on treated produce assessment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended by 60 days the comment period on the risk of foodborne illness associated with eating produce from fields where raw manure is used as a fertilizer.
Wendy's serves up big kiosk expansion as wage hikes hit fast food
Wendy's serves up big kiosk expansion as wage hikes hit fast food
Wendy's said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages.
EFSA warns of cyanide risk from eating raw apricot kernels
EFSA warns of cyanide risk from eating raw apricot kernels
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Mintel report: Grocery retailers compete with food service sector to grab US snackers
Mintel report: Grocery retailers compete with food service sector to grab US snackers
According to data by Mintel, 41 percent of surveyed consumers agreed that "packaged snacks from grocery stores are better than items from snack shops," which means consumer packaged goods retailers are stiff competition for the food service industry wh...
What are the top 10 selling ice creams in the world?
What are the top 10 selling ice creams in the world?
The ice cream and frozen dessert market is full of well-known brands, but who takes the top spots in worldwide sales? Using data from Euromonitor International, we take a look at the top 10 brands from 2015 both worldwide and in each region.
What is driving the booming sales growth of plant-based products?
What is driving the booming sales growth of plant-based products?
Sales of plant-based alternatives to animal products are booming, thanks in large part to improved sensory qualities, expanded availability and increased consumer access to information about their health and environmental impacts, according to category...
Scientists tell Congress genetically engineered food is safe
Scientists tell Congress genetically engineered food is safe
The first genetically modified food to hit the market 22 years ago was a tomato that did not win any taste tests. But it did pass the food safety test, and genetically engineered food has ever since turned out to be as safe as any other.
Brazil to overtake US as world's top meat exporter
Brazil to overtake US as world's top meat exporter
Brazil will continue to challenge the U.S. for the position of being the world's biggest meat producer and exporter over the next decade, according to government estimates.
Italy sets example on reducing food waste
Italy sets example on reducing food waste
Italy adopted new laws to cut down drastically on food waste - the second such law in Europe, joining France's. So what's the United States doing to reclaim the 30 percent of its food that's simply thrown away?
Rice University spore research could boost food safety efforts
Rice University spore research could boost food safety efforts
Deciphering how bacteria respond to stress could yield new clues for combating food spoilage and for controlling foodborne pathogens, and that goal is closer now that a team led by Rice University bioengineering research has decoded the mechanism that ...
The app that matches surplus food with the hungry
The app that matches surplus food with the hungry
Plenty of businesses throw a ridiculous amount of catering into the garbage every day, often as people go hungry on the streets outside their office buildings. What if there was a push-button way of matching the surplus with the demand? What if an app...
Illinois lawmakers propose soda tax to combat state's budget woes
Illinois lawmakers propose soda tax to combat state's budget woes
A bipartisan group of Illinois legislators is proposing a soda tax to reduce the state's debt. Under the plan, a one cent per ounce tax would be leveled on sugary drinks.
Dairy waste-processing studied
Dairy waste-processing studied
Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure-management techniques on preventing the occurrence and spread of anti-microbial-resistant bacter...
Why fast-food and snack-food brands are introducing smaller signature offerings
Why fast-food and snack-food brands are introducing smaller signature offerings
As consumers cut sugar and salt from their diets, fast-food and snack-food brands are fighting for survival. And part of their survival strategy is to downsize, with many brands slashing product sizes or introducing smaller versions of signature offeri...
Global frozen fruits market expected to reach millions of pounds
Global frozen fruits market expected to reach millions of pounds
Persistence Market Research delivers key insights on the global frozen fruits market in its latest report titled "Global Market Study on Frozen Fruits: Upsurge in Demand from Industrial Customers to Drive Market Growth Over the Forecast Period 2016-20...
USDA announces $130 million in agricultural research funding
USDA announces $130 million in agricultural research funding
The Agriculture Department National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $130 million in funding will be made available for education, research and Cooperative Extension projects that seek to improve plant and animal production systems.
Four food and beverage categories facing steep challenges from FDA's Nutrition Facts overhaul
Four food and beverage categories facing steep challenges from FDA's Nutrition Facts overhaul
When the Food and Drug Administration announced details for the long-anticipated Nutrition Facts overhaul last month, the industry responded with mixed reactions, ranging from full support to just short of outrage. Among the changes making the most wav...
Raw labels and better cooking instructions are not enough
Raw labels and better cooking instructions are not enough
Manufacturers of raw, frozen, breaded and prebrowned stuffed chicken products should expect a visit this summer by inspectors from the field operations office of Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to FSIS s...
FDA warns Whole Foods after finding listeria in its kitchen
FDA warns Whole Foods after finding listeria in its kitchen
The Food and Drug Administration found serious violations — including pathogenic listeria — at a "multiple food manufacturing facility," owned by Whole Foods Markets Inc., according to a warning letter.
Timing running out for a federal GMO bill, warns US feed industry
Timing running out for a federal GMO bill, warns US feed industry
Feed organizations and producer groups are calling on the U.S. government to pass a federal genetically modified organism labeling compromise before a Vermont law takes effect.
FDA: US and Canadian food safety systems comparable
FDA: US and Canadian food safety systems comparable
Food and Drug Administration and Canadian food authorities will cooperate on a range of food safety issues after agreeing that their food safety systems are comparable. FDA announced that it had reached an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection ...
Study: 23 percent of consumers more likely to trust Nestle following salt reduction announcement
Study: 23 percent of consumers more likely to trust Nestle following salt reduction announcement
About 15 percent of U.S. adults said they would be more likely to buy Nestle products because of the company's recent announcement to voluntarily reduce salt in products throughout its portfolio, according to a survey conducted by CivicScience. Howeve...
Kellogg taps protein and ancient grains trends with breakfast and snacks NPD
Kellogg taps protein and ancient grains trends with breakfast and snacks NPD
Kellogg has unveiled a raft of new breakfast and snacking products as it looks to tap key consumer trends including demand for protein and ancient grains.
Farm drone use 'here to stay,' House panel told
Farm drone use 'here to stay,' House panel told
Just days after the Federal Aviation Administration released regulations governing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a House subcommittee heard about the agricultural possibilities of the devices more commonly known as drones. Witnesses told ...
This candy company is ready to cash in on a viral mashup of 2 iconic treats
This candy company is ready to cash in on a viral mashup of 2 iconic treats
Hershey's may have a mega-hit on its hands, as rumors that a Reese's Pieces-Reese's Peanut Butter Cup will debut this summer are already going viral. The rumors apparently began with a Facebook post by Marlena Courchain on April 28, containing blurry p...
A low-energy formula for safeguarding food
A low-energy formula for safeguarding food
Highly resistant fresh food, preserved for months at the room temperature, may look as a picture cut from a science fiction scenario. However, this goal could be achieved, as the results of the ongoing studies are encouraging. Over recent decades, rese...
Are 'zapcodes' the next big thing for AR cartons? SIG Combibloc thinks so
Are 'zapcodes' the next big thing for AR cartons? SIG Combibloc thinks so
SIG Combibloc has partnered with Zappar to launch its first carton packs with "zapcodes," which use augmented reality to engage consumers in "real time" with interactive experiences such as games or marketing campaigns.
Coca-Cola shakes up international structure
Coca-Cola shakes up international structure
The Coca-Cola Co. has unveiled a new streamlined international structure designed to better align its operating units against its global bottling footprint. The changes include the promotion of several key Coca-Cola leaders.
Poultry dangers: Live birds blamed for 7 ongoing outbreaks
Poultry dangers: Live birds blamed for 7 ongoing outbreaks
Seven separate salmonella outbreaks across 35 states sickened more than 300 people in the first four months of this year and are ongoing. All the outbreaks are being blamed on live poultry from "backyard flocks."
USDA: 75 percent of WIC benefits are redeemed in large stores
USDA: 75 percent of WIC benefits are redeemed in large stores
In fiscal 2015, expenditures for the Agriculture Department's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) totaled $6.2 billion, making it USDA's third largest food and nutrition assistance program. WIC benefits are...