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E. coli outbreak spreads to 23 states | 2019-12-09

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ATLANTA — An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas region of California has spread to 23 states, according to the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.). Health officials traced the outbreak to three farms in the region but are still investigating the exact source. A......
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D.O.C. ends 2017 sugar trade amendments with Mexico | 2019-12-09

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce said it terminated on Dec. 7 the 2017 amendments to the Agreements Suspending the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations on Sugar from Mexico in compliance with the U.S. Court of International Trade’s final judgment to vacate the amendments issued Oct. 18. As......
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Protein Today – ADM 2019

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Protein Today, Protein-Plus Tomorrow G iven the steady changes in consumer attitudes and eating habits, the time is ripe for the next evolution of plant-based proteins: "protein plus." The plus in this case, is ingredients with positive nutrition and functional benefits. Like a rapidly growing crop, fueled by fortunate circumstances......
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Fermentation finds roles in reducing sugar, enhancing flavor | 2019-11-27

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KANSAS CITY — Taste often becomes an issue when formulating products with plant-based protein or reduced sugar. In both cases, fermentation is proving valuable, and in some cases cost-effective, when used with beets, mushrooms and other plants. Florida Food Products, Eustis, Fla., uses a lactic acid fermentation process that lowers the......
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Schwan’s taps former PepsiCo exec for c.m.o. | 2019-12-09

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BLOOMINGTON, MINN. — Roberto Rios has been named chief marketing officer at Schwan’s Co. Mr. Rios previously was global c.m.o. at PepsiCo, where he led brands including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Aquafina and LifeWater. Before that, he was c.m.o. of food service and senior vice-president of marketing for PepsiCo North......
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Scientists sequence ‘most complete’ sugarcane genome | 2019-12-09

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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — An international group led by Brazilian scientists announced it has mapped 99.1% of the total commercial sugarcane genome after almost 20 years of research. The group mapped 373,869 genes of the total genome, opening possibilities for biotechnology, genetic improvement and gene editing. The endeavor was supported......
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Batory Foods acquires Polypro International | 2019-12-09

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ROSEMONT, ILL. — Batory Foods is acquiring Minneapolis-based Polypro International, Inc., one of the largest distributors of hydrocolloids in the United States and the Americas. Polypro is a prominent supplier of Procol food grade guar gum, which is used as a thickening, stabilizing, suspending and binding agent. With the completion......
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Former Deloitte c.e.o. joins McDonald’s board | 2019-12-09

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CHICAGO — Catherine M. Engelbert has been elected to the board of directors of McDonald’s Corp. Ms. Engelbert is the first-ever commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association (W.N.B.A.). Prior to joining the W.N.B.A. in July, Ms. Engelbert was chief executive officer at Deloitte from 2015-19. In addition to McDonald’s,......
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Advances in carcass treatments enhance food safety | 2019-12-06

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KANSAS CITY — New trends and research for antimicrobial carcass treatments, as well as advances in cleaning carcasses are resulting in greater food safety for consumers, say experts in the meat and poultry industry. Elis Owens, director of technical services for Birko Corp., said the current trend in antimicrobial carcass treatments......
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Imbibe predicts top 2020 beverage trends | 2019-12-06

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NILES, ILL. — Beverage nutrition is going back to the basics, according to Imbibe’s newly released 2020 trend predictions. The Chicago-based beverage development company expects more companies will incorporate well known nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, in the year ahead. “We’ve seen novel ingredients be incorporated into products, but they......
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New rules to alter SNAP program | 2019-12-06

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new work requirement rules on Dec. 4 for certain people receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamps. The rule goes into effect on April 1, 2020. The rule will move more able-bodied adults......
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Rabobank recognizes Bimbo, Wegmans for leadership efforts | 2019-12-06

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NEW YORK — Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., Wegmans and Pivot Bio have been recognized by Rabobank for demonstrating significant progress across innovation, sustainability and market leadership. The three companies were selected from hundreds of companies across three categories as part of Rabobank’s 2019 Food and Agribusiness Industry Leadership Awards.......
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Slideshow: New products from General Mills, Kraft Heinz, Butterball | 2019-12-06

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KANSAS CITY — New snacks are sailing into supermarkets. General Mills, Inc. has teamed up with Mars, Inc. to create a new yogurt candy mashup: Starburst flavored Yoplait yogurt. Containing 150 calories per 6-oz container, the low-fat yogurt comes in in three Starburst candy-inspired flavors: cherry, strawberry and orange. After......
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DoorDash, Impossible Foods among fastest-growing brands | 2019-12-06

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WASHINGTON — The food and beverage industry dominated Morning Consult’s fastest-growing brands ranking this year. More than half of the top 20 spots were claimed by food brands and delivery services. With a 14-point purchasing consideration increase, DoorDash was the fastest-growing brand for the second year in a row and......
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Big data, tech drive Barry Callebaut’s supply chain transformation | 2019-12-06

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Barry Callebaut sourced 51% of its ingredients sustainably this year, including 47% of cocoa and 54% of other ingredients. The company is on track to achieve 100% sustainable chocolate sourcing by 2025, said Antoine de Saint-Affrique, chief executive officer at Barry Callebaut Group. Using only sustainable ingredients......
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Kroger steps away from small store format | 2019-12-06

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CINCINNATI — Inertia is a death sentence in modern retail. Yet the new endeavors needed to attract and retain customers require capital investment and offer no guarantee of success. During the third quarter of fiscal 2019, The Kroger Co. saw upside from some endeavors and had to take write downs......
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Storytelling takes top spot in Innova’s 2020 trends | 2019-12-06

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PARIS – Consumer interest in authenticity and transparency almost demands companies tell a story about their products, which is a main reason why Innova Market Insights ranked storytelling as the No. 1 trend among its top 10 trends for 2020. Survey findings from Innova show 56% of global consumers say......

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