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Gottlieb calls for easing restrictions on indoor gatherings as COVID-19 cases drop

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gottlieb calls for easing restrictions on indoor gatherings as COVID-19 cases drop – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says many areas of the U.S. are “at a point in time where we......

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo The White House’s efforts to boost coronavirus vaccinations across the country as demand for the inoculation starts to wane are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.  As of Saturday, nearly 58 percent of the U.S.......

Kellogg first quarter sales, earnings strong

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BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Fueled principally by strong results in non-US markets, Kellogg Co. enjoyed solid growth in first-quarter sales and earnings and raised its guidance for the 2021 fiscal year. Net income at Kellogg in the first quarter was $368 million, equal to $1.07 per share on the common......

Pfizer and BioNtech begin the process of seeking full FDA approval for their Covid vaccine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Sun City Anthem Community Center vaccination site in Henderson, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Roger Kisby | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech said they’ve started the process of......

CDC can consider lifting indoor Covid mask mandates now, former FDA chief says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can start to consider lifting indoor mask mandates now, as more and more Americans are vaccinated.  “I think we should start lifting these restrictions as aggressively as we......

River Roasters Coffee making move into wholesale

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POMEROY, OHIO — River Roasters Coffee Co. has announced plans to invest approximately $171,000 to construct a new building, invest in a commercial roaster, and build a commercial kitchen for food production. The new facility will enable the company to supply business customers such as restaurants, groceries and other coffee......

Sports nutrition formulators focus on flavor choices

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KANSAS CITY — With the sports nutrition category pushing further into the mainstream, formulators are putting a greater focus on flavor choices to deliver a competitive edge. Sports nutrition products traditionally have been sold largely on efficacy, with taste often a secondary consideration. While health aspects and cost remain the......

EXCLUSIVE Lilly hit by staff accusations, FDA scrutiny at COVID drug factories

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File photo: An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar Eli Lilly & Co (LLY.N) employees have accused a factory executive of altering documents required by government regulators in an effort to downplay serious quality......

Lancaster locks up winning formula with Chick-fil-A

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WESTERVILLE, OHIO — Sauce and dressing licensing programs have been a winning formula for Lancaster Colony Corp. over the past couple years. Now, the company’s partnership with Chick-fil-A stands to take Lancaster to the next level. Chick-fil-A sauces alone accounted for about 8 percentage points of growth in Lancaster’s Retail......

Bunge buoyed by improved crush output

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ST. LOUIS — Building on momentum over the past several quarters, Bunge Ltd. delivered strong financial results in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, reaching a new high watermark for crush capacity utilization, and executing well in the marketplace through strong customer service, innovation and agility. Bunge net income in......

Kerry sees seven trends impacting flavor development

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BELOIT, WIS. — Sriracha macaroni and cheese burgers, ghost pepper donuts and brown butter cheese dip may give a clue to where flavor trends are headed in 2021, according to Kerry’s new Global Taste Trends report. The taste and nutrition company found nostalgic flavors are gaining momentum as consumers continue......

Tattooed Chef to acquire Mexican foods maker

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PARAMOUNT, CALIF. — Plant-based foods maker Tattooed Chef, Inc. has entered into agreements to acquire New Mexico Food Distributors, Inc. and Karsten Tortilla Factory, LLC (collectively referred to as Foods of New Mexico) for approximately $35 million in cash. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Foods of New......

Pfizer plans to file for full FDA approval of Covid vaccine at the end of this month

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Pfizer said Tuesday it plans to......

F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by early next week, according to federal officials familiar with the agency’s plans, opening......

Lavazza to open its first US roasting, packing plant

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NEW YORK — Lavazza North America, part of global Italian coffee company Lavazza Group, has begun construction on its first US roasting and packing plant. The new plant, which is an expansion of Lavazza’s facility in West Chester, Pa., is slated to open in October and will serve the US......

7-Eleven seeks to carve out niche in QSR space

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IRVING, TEXAS — 7-Eleven Inc. continues to make inroads in the quick-service restaurant space with new concept stores in Manassas, Va., that feature two restaurant options in one location— the company’s Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits restaurant and Parlor Pizza, an on-site pizzeria with hand-tossed made-to-order pizzas. The two......

Gottlieb predicts 10M kids would get inoculated before fall if Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is authorized

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday predicted that ten million kids would be vaccinated against coronavirus before fall if the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use on younger teens.  During an appearance on......

Gottlieb says U.S.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gottlieb says U.S. “locking in” gains against COVID-19 as vaccinations continue – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says the nationwide effort to vaccinate Americans has been a “monumental achievement.” Be the first......

FDA to propose ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, packs of menthol cigarettes sits on a table, November 15, 2018 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will propose a ban on menthol-flavored......

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