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America’s top tailgating trends

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With the start of football season, grills around the country heat up for weekends of tailgating. Despite their different team allegiances, when it comes to what’s on the grill, Americans are in agreement, reports the results of the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey.


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Researchers ‘smart labels’ could detect pathogens in food

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Professors at the University of Alberta are developing new technology they are calling ‘smart labels’ that could detect pathogens such as E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella in spoiled meat before consumers take it home.


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Investigation underway after E. coli kills Oregon child

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An Oregon county has opened an investigation into two cases of E. coli that killed one child and hospitalized another.


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Despite national rise, manufacturing jobs down in Pennsylvania

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Manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania declined 1 percent in the past year despite a national average gain of 1.4 percent reported by the Labor Department, according to the 2015 Pennsylvania Manufacturers Register, a database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc.


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Many consumers unaware of recommended daily calories

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A new study shows most American adults are unaware that FDA’s nutrition labels are based on 2,000-calorie-a-day diets, though a simple text message reminder can go a long way.


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Halloween candy sales on the rise in the US

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As seasonal themed products seem to creep their way into stores earlier each year, the reason is clear, candy is big business and sugary products of the Halloween variety are enjoying an increase in sales.


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Parents favor nutrition standards for school food

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A new poll of parents with school-aged children finds parents support national nutrition standards by a 3-1o-1 margin, according to the research conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA).


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Sodium consumption high among US children

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A new report from CDC confirms not only do 90 percent of US children eat more than their recommended amounts of sodium, but 40 percent of sodium comes from just 10 common foods.


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Report: Food packaging technology and equipment markets to rise

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The addition of new food safety regulations is driving growth in both the food packaging technology and food packaging equipment markets during the next five years, according to a new study from MarketsandMarkets.


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McDonald’s sales continue to fall after food safety scandal

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The McDonald’s Corporation said its global comparable sales (sales at all restaurants in operation at least thirteen months) decreased 3.7 percent in August.


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