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Survey Says… Americans Celebrating Easter with Chocolate

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WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Roughly 90 percent of Easter baskets will include chocolate or candy, according to a national survey by the National Confectioners Association. “Americans enjoy having chocolate and candy to help make celebrations like Easter even more fun and special,” said John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association. “Consumers understand the unique role …

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IDFA President and CEO Urges Congress to Address Risk Management for Milk Processors and Farmers in Testimony Before House Agriculture Committee

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WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), testified today before the House Committee on Agriculture about dairy policy and its impact on potential provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. Dykes said that IDFA’s top priority is to enhance demand for U.S. dairy products—both at home and in the global market. “First and foremost, …

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CED Report Shows Substantial Economic Impact from U.S. Food and Beverage Industry

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WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released a report detailing the U.S. food and beverage industry’s economic impact on the nation’s economy. The non-partisan, business-led public policy organization presented the findings at a forum comprised of industry leaders at the National Press Club. The report is part of a series …

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U.S. Plant Based Foods Industry Tops $5 Billion in Annual Sales

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New Retailer Sales Data Released by the Plant Based Foods Association Shows the Plant Based Milk Category at $4.2 Billion, with Cheese Alternatives Experiencing the Highest Growth at Almost 19 Percent Over Past Year SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) MARCH 06, 2017 Today, the Plant Based Foods Association released new data from SPINS, the leading retail sales data company for the natural …

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JBT Corporation Acquires Avure, a Leading Provider of High Pressure Processing Solutions

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CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), a global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, announced today it has purchased Avure Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high pressure processing (HPP) systems. Privately held Avure is headquartered in Erlanger, KY, with a manufacturing center in Middletown, OH. HPP is a cold …

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Taylor Farms Recalls Chicken and Pork Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

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Class I Recall 012-2017 Health Risk: High Feb 11, 2017 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Felicia Thompson (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2017 – Two Taylor Farms establishments, located in Dallas, Texas and in Tracy, California, and headquartered in Salinas, California, are recalling approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria …

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Hans Kissle Company, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due To Potential Processing Deviation

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Class I Recall 009-2017 Health Risk: High Jan 20, 2017 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Sarah R. Lichtman (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 – Hans Kissle Company, LLC., a Haverhill, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,348 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential process defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the …

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Provisur Set to Unveil New Beluga Separation Technology in “Big Splash” at IPPE in Atlanta, January 31- February 2

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Chicago, IL – Olivier Kerdiles, Vice President of Provisur Technology’s Separation Business Unit, today announced the company’s intention to make a “Big Splash” at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA, by unveiling their new Provisur Beluga Separation Technology on Jan. 31. “Meat and poultry processors involved in sausage production, as well as a wide variety …

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FPSA Dairy and Beverage Councils Annouce Speakers for 2017 Annual Conference

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For Immediate Release January 12, 2017 Media Contact: Dolores Alonso Senior Director of Membership and Business Development 703.663.1226 dalonso@fpsa.org McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the slate of speakers for the dairy and beverage breakout sessions for the 2017 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 15-17 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California. The …

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Celiac Disease Rate Stable, But More People Eating Gluten-Free

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Results of a new paper in Mayo Clinic Proceedings show that between 2009 and 2014, more people went gluten-free, even though the rate of celiac disease remained stable. In addition, the rate of undiagnosed celiac disease dropped significantly. Here are the highlights: In the five years of the study, the number of Americans with celiac disease remained stable at about …