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Fresh is best? Not always, nutritionists say
You may have heard that "fresh is best," but now there's new evidence that cheaper canned and frozen food can have hidden benefits.
McDonald's faces risk of mass shutdown in Russia as checks spread
McDonald's Corp. is facing a possible mass shutdown of its restaurants in Russia in what appears to be a thinly-veiled retaliation at U.S. sanctions on the country for its role in stoking the Ukrainian conflict.
Related: Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants (Reuters)
GMO labeling measure makes Colorado's November ballot
The Washington Post
A proposal to require the labeling of genetically modified food qualified for Colorado's November ballot, the secretary of state's office announced Wednesday.
Related: Colorado voters to take up GMO question on ballot (KUSA-TV)
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The 65 people who might run for president in 2016
There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side.
Driving the Day: Immigration politics upended
Politico pundits Anna Palmer and James Hohmann discuss how immigration reform has taken a back seat in the 2014 midterm elections.
Clinton seeks Iowa redemption
Hillary Clinton is seeking redemption in the state that threw her 2008 presidential bid into turmoil. Clinton will be the star guest at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry in Iowa on Sept. 14.
Blueberry formats mean reductions in sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and the ability to tout the product’s nutritional benefits. Blueberries' offer fresh appeal and natural high sugar levels that help remove the sour taste associated with yogurt products. Consumers view blueberries as a value-added, healthy ingredient adding real flavor bursts, lush mouth feel and delicious sweet-tart blueberry flavor.
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Bill Marler fending off subpoenas over 'pink slime' stories
Puget Sound Business Journal
Attorney Bill Marler, a well-known food safety litigator, has hired attorney Bruce Johnson to fight off a subpoena that journalists for his publication, Seattle-based Food Safety News, last month received from Beef Products Inc.
Related: Long road back continues for BPI (Sioux City Journal)
'Gluten-free' labeling on food begins
Under a rule announced a year ago, food manufacturers had until Aug. 5 to ensure that anything labeled gluten-free contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten — ensuring that those products are technically free of wheat, rye and barley.
FSIS amends poultry slaughter inspection proposal
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is amending the poultry products inspection regulations to establish a new inspection system for young chicken and all turkey slaughter establishments.
Does snacking have a place in dietary guidelines?
Snacking does have its place in health promotion campaigns, but there are communication barriers to overcome, and recommendations must consider age and meal behavior, a review finds.
EU traceability requirements rank top in global food safety regulations
European Union countries rank highest when it comes to global food traceability regulations and requirements, according to a new report from The Global Food Traceability Center.
Maersk says large volumes at sea to be returned after Russia food ban
A "significant" amount of produce out at sea needs to be returned to its original senders after Russia imposed a ban on food imports from Western countries, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk said in a regular newsletter to shippers.
Related: US official seeks Japan's help on Russia sanctions (The Wall Street Journal)
Sprouts outpaces Whole Foods with cheaper organic fare
Americans have for decades been turning toward organic and local produce as they become increasingly concerned about their health and the environment. Whole Foods has been the most successful grocer to latch onto the trend, but Sprouts' practice of heavily discounting produce is winning shoppers.
Related: Hain Celestial soars as sales hit record on organic food (Bloomberg)
Hormel earnings top expectations
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Hormel Foods said its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 21 percent, as the packaged-foods maker reported strong profit gains and higher sales in its refrigerated foods and Jennie-O Turkey store segments.
How to protect against hidden dangers of automated stretch wrap machines
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
In response to incredible technological strides in manufacturing processes in the food industry, industrial safety standards are being updated to keep pace. However, plant managers who haven't been keeping up with these developments might find what they did in years past is no longer adequate.
Packaging design inspiration gallery: Ready meals
Food Production Daily
Thanks to increasing consumer hunger for convenience and quality, ready-meal products are on the rise — and so are creative ready-meal packages. Here are some packaging examples to whet your appetite.
Slowdown in natural claims 'inevitable,' say market researchers
Natural claims on food and beverage products appear to be leveling off, according to recent product launch data from market research firms Datamonitor and Mintel.
How to turn food waste into bioplastic
Chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, according to scientists.
Packaged Facts culinary research spotlights protein-rich diets
With many consumers looking to get more protein into their diets, protein-rich foods have come to the center of food development, menu, R&D and merchandising discussions in the food industry, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts.
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