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Stonyfield reveals Greek yogurt alternative

July 30, 2014

As consumer trends come and go, protein-packed Greek yogurt has staying power among its cultured counterparts. But for those not into it, Stonyfield is hoping to capture the protein trend with a new alternative known as Petite Crème.

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Tyson closes plants in Iowa, New York and New Mexico

July 30, 2014

Tyson Foods, Inc. will shut down operations and close three plants in Cherokee, Iowa; Buffalo, New York; and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, as part of an ongoing effort to improve performance in the prepared food business, the company said last week.

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UGA partners with CMS Technology to focus on secondary processing in the poultry industry

July 30, 2014

With poultry consumption on the rise, CMS Technology and the University of Georgia (UGA) have launched an alliance to focus on secondary processing and food safety in the poultry industry.

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Indonesian ready-to-eat food market set to increase

July 29, 2014

With economic growth, an increasing working class population and lifestyle changes, the Indonesian ready-to-eat food market is projected to rapidly expand throughout the next five years, according to a report from TechSci Research.

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MISAF awards scholarships to university students across the US

July 29, 2014

The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation (MISAF) awarded seven $10,000 scholarships to college students in the US, the most in foundation history.

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Tyson to sell Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses

July 28, 2014

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced Monday it has reached an agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil.

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Coalition says Oregon’s GMO labeling law would cause confusion, raise prices

July 28, 2014

After Oregon approved placing a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law on the November ballot, the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food says the initiative would cause confusion and raise prices at the grocery store.

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FSIS issues public health alert for processed breaded chicken

July 28, 2014

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for processed breaded chicken products manufactured at VU Foods, LLC.

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Beef takes highest environmental toll

July 25, 2014

It has been suggested beef production is bad for the environment, but researchers out of the Weizmann Institute of Science have put an actual cost on the industry and say beef takes the highest toll when compared with other animal-derived foods.

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US partners with Mexico to strengthen produce safety

July 25, 2014

Representatives from FDA and the government of Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) have signed a statement of intent to form a partnership promoting the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.

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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


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