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Weetabix Cereal Sold to Post in £1.4 Billion Deal

April 20, 2017

The cereal was sold by Shanghai-based Bright Food, which acquired a controlling stake in the company in 2012.

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UK Government Sets Recommendations for Sugar Reduction in Food Industry

April 12, 2017 - Health Canada has put forward a proposal to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils, which currently represent the main source of industrially produced trans fats in the food supply.

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UK Government Sets Recommendations for Sugar Reduction in Food Industry

March 31, 2017 - The UK government agency, Public Health England (PHE) has released voluntary guidelines aimed at reducing children’s sugar intake by the year 2020.

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Memphis Meats Produces World’s First Poultry from Animal Cells

March 17, 2017 - Silicon Valley-based food manufacturing company, Memphis Meats, has produced the world’s first “clean poultry” by growing chicken and duck cells outside the animals.

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General Mills Invests $500,000 in Wheat Alternative Grain

March 9, 2017 - Cereal giant, General Mills, has contributed $500,000 in research funding for Kernza, a perennial grain related to wheat.

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Canadian Meat Producers Can Now Irradiate Beef to Improve Food Safety

March 6, 2017 - Health Canada has announced that meat producers will soon be permitted to sell fresh and frozen ground beef that’s been irradiated.

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Coca-Cola backs WHO’s Guidelines for Daily Sugar Intake

March 1, 2017 - According to the new CEO of Coca-Cola Co., James Quincey, the company will support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines for recommended daily sugar consumption limits.

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Popeyes to Join Burger King and Tim Hortons as Recent Acquisition of Restaurant Brands

February 22, 2017 - Restaurant Brands International (RBI) has announced their intention to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8 billion in cash.

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Shelf Engine Predictive Ordering System Could Reduce Fresh Food Waste

February 15, 2017 - Shelf Engine uses data provided by the food supplier or grocery chain – including previous orders and sales data, shelf life and gross margins – to create more accurate order lists.

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Researchers Decode Quinoa Genome

February 10, 2017 - In a recent article published in the journal, Nature, researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have reported on the first high-quality sequence of the Chenopodium quinoa genome.

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Guinness to Begin Brewing in the US

February 3, 2017 - The new plant will be the first US facility to brew the brand’s beers in over 60 years.

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Canadian Government to Update Food Safety Regulations

January 30, 2017 - The new rules – known as the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations – will be available for public comment for the next 90 days.

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USDA to Fund Research to Combat Citrus Greening Disease

January 23, 2017 - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced a $13.6 million investment in research on citrus greening disease – also known as Huanglongbing (HLB).

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Obama Administration Releases New Rules to Stop Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing

January 5, 2017 - The Obama Administration has launched a new initiative, known as the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, designed to prevent the importation of illegally fished seafood and mislabeled fish.

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USDA Changes to Date Labeling Aims to Reduce Food Waste

December 19, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), has updated its guidance on date labeling to help food manufacturers reduce unnecessary waste.

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Nestlé To Reduce Added Sugars in Chocolate, Without Compromising Taste

December 5, 2016 - According to Nestlé, maker of Kit Kats and Aeros, their scientists have developed a way to restructure the sugar molecules, allowing them to dissolve more quickly to give an equivalent level of sweetness to the products.

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Brexit to Affect Cost of Mr. Kipling Cakes in UK

November 25, 2016 - According to Gavin Darby, CEO of Premier Foods, the British food manufacturer has already been in talks with retailers about the impending cost increases.

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Frozen Foods Sector Sees Clean Label Overhaul

November 22, 2016 - Consumers are increasingly paying attention to ingredients lists, and turning to products with a shorter, simpler label.

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UK Scientists Apply for Clearance for Genetically Modified Wheat Trial

November 8, 2016 - The UK, along with much of Europe, has traditionally taken a tougher stance on genetically modified crops, compared to the US.

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Internet of Things Food Safety System Launched To Wirelessly Monitor Food Temperature

October 27, 2016 - Telecommunications company, TELUS, has joined with Internet of Things (IoT) tech firm, Digi International, to offer automated monitoring of food temperature to Canadian food companies.

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PepsiCo to Reduce Sugar in Over 60 Percent of Soft Drinks

October 18, 2016 - Its target is to reformulate at least two thirds of its soft drinks by 2025, so that they have less than 100 calories from added sugar per 12 oz. can.

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Farmed Salmon Has Half The Omega-3s It Did Five Years Ago

October 11, 2016 - While the news is worrying, the researchers say that farmed salmon is still one of the best sources of the essential nutrient.

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New Company Aims To Prevent Food Allergies In Children Through Exposure

October 6, 2016 - A new company, Before Brands, hoping to prevent food allergies in children before they develop, was launched yesterday with $13.1 million in funding from biotech and food companies alike.

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Bulk Of Organic Shoppers Are Millennials

September 26, 2016 - According to a new survey conducted by the Organic Trade Association, over 50 percent of organic shoppers are parents belonging to the millennial generation.

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Bayer Seeks To Buy Monsanto in $66 Billion Deal

September 21, 2016 - Best known for the discovery of aspirin, Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto would make it the world’s largest seed and crop spray supplier.

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Wal-Mart’s Solution To Waste In The Food Industry

August 26, 2016 - The initiative represents just one of the steps being taken by the major retailer to reduce food waste.

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Dannon To Unveil Yogurt Made With Non-GMO Ingredients, New Transparent Labeling

July 26, 2016 - Dannon says their brands – including Danimals, Oikos and Dannon – will all eventually move towards the use of non-GMO ingredients.

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Major Beer Manufacturers To Include Nutritional Information On Label

July 14, 2016 - The Beer Institute – an industry trade group that represents major brewers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors – is urging its members to add nutritional information to their product labels.

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Portable Sensor Detects Gluten In Foods For Those With Celiac Disease

July 8, 2016 - Since even small amounts of the protein can trigger serious reactions, how can someone be sure a menu item really is “gluten-free”?

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General Mills Recalls Flour After E. coli Outbreak

July 5, 2016 - Consumers are being warned by both the FDA and the CDC not to consume any raw products containing flour, including cookie dough and cake batter.

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Cheerios300 photo Cheerios300_zps6ezxz0pl.jpg General Mills Partners With South Dakota State University To Improve Sustainability Of Oats

June 29, 2016 - In an effort to improve the quality and sustainability of the oats crop, food giant General Mills has teamed up with South Dakota State University (SDSU) researchers

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Earlier Detection Of Foodborne Pathogens Using Nanoparticle Biosensor

June 21, 2016 - Earlier detection using nanoflower-based biosensors could help prevent cases of foodborne illness, as well as reduce costs associated with food recalls.

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Wrigley Expansion Mirrors Growth Of Confectionary Food Brand

June 20, 2016 - Last week, confectionary company Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, opened a new addition to its manufacturing facility in Yorkville, Illinois, USA.

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FDA Issues Warning Letter To Whole Foods After Detecting Listeria

June 17, 2016 - The FDA has issued a warning letter to Whole Foods after identifying multiple violations – including Listeria contamination – at one of their multiple food manufacturing facilities.

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Brexit Could Negatively Impact Trade For Food Manufacturers

June 9, 2016 - UK-based food companies which trade with various other members of the EU, currently benefit from a fairly inexpensive and easy trade process between member countries.

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FDA Urges Food Industry To Reduce Sodium In Processed Products

June 8, 2016 - The US Food and Drug Association (FDA) has issued draft guidance aimed at encouraging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodiumlevels in processed and commercially prepared foods.

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FDA To Track Sales Of Antibiotics To Livestock Farmers

May 11, 2016 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently released its final rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to report sales data for all antibiotics used in various types of food-producing livestock..

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Folic Acid Enrichment Of Corn Masa Flour Approved By FDA

April 18, 2016 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the voluntary fortification of corn masa flour with folic acid.

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