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Coca-Cola brings back Surge

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Thanks to social media, a passionate fan base and a love for ‘90s nostalgia, Surge, the citrus flavored beverage from the Coca-Cola Company, has returned after a 12-year hiatus.


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Report: Federal policy could reduce childhood obesity

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As the US battles childhood obesity rates, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that enacting federal policies could impact, and decrease, the prevalence of obesity among American children, particularly among minorities.


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Ground black pepper recalled for Salmonella risk

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Gel Spice Company, Inc. of Bayonne, NJ has issued a voluntary recall of 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper because of a possibility the product was contaminated with Salmonella.


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Kellogg’s, General Mills ranked in Working Mother’s ‘100 Best Companies’

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Both the Kellogg Company and General Mills were named to Working Mother’s 2014 “100 Best Companies” list.


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China’s love of the West draws packaging changes

As China’s population changes eating habits and shopping behaviors in response to Western influences, manufacturers need to meet new packaging needs
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Chocolates, coffee, cheese, ice cream and soft drinks are among the most desired Western products.


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Too much salt!

A new report from CDC reveals 90 percent of US children consume more than their recommended amounts of sodium every day
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Children ages six to 18 eat an average of 3,300mg of sodium a day, 1,000mg higher than the recommended daily allowance.


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Time to think digital

New report highlights benefits for early movers embracing the future as the consumer packaged goods industry approaches a “digital tipping point”
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By embracing a digital approach early, companies can establish leading positions that later will prove difficult for others to overtake.


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Bottled water market one of the fastest expanding industries

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Increasing health concerns and a rise in disposable income are contributing to the growth of the global bottled water market which was worth $157.3 billion in 2013, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.


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Heineken rejects offer from SABMiller

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Heineken N.V. addressed recent speculation Sunday by confirming SABMiller plc did approach the company regarding a potential acquisition, but Heineken has rejected the offer.


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New Mexico firm recalls beef jerky

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An undetermined amount of beef jerky products are being recalled by Albuquerque, NM-based Jerky By Art because they were produced without USDA inspection.


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