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Food manufacturers look for ways to save water during drought
KQED-TV
As California's drought persists, local food manufacturers are feeling the pressure to cut water use in their factories without changing the taste and quality of the products they sell. The food processing and manufacturing sector produces everything from salsa, to baked goods, to bottled beverages.
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Which new food and beverage products had the highest purchase intent scores in July?
Food Navigator-USA
Snacks dominate the July edition of Instantly's shelf score ranking of new products, with Reese's snack mix, Jif peanut butter & chocolate bars, and Clif's Berry Pomegranate Chia energy bars all notching up strong purchase intent scores.
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GMA petitions FDA for specific uses of PHOs
Food Business News
The Grocery Manufacturers Association on Aug. 5 said it has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to approve specific low-level uses of partially hydrogenated oils in food products.
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Food prices fall to 6-year-low as dairy slumps
CNBC
Food prices have hit their lowest level since September 2009, dragged down by high supplies of milk in Europe and soy and palm oil in South East Asia and South America, respectively.
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Organic food companies refrain from lobbying despite increasing prominence
Manufacturing.net
Organic food companies continue to grow dramatically as consumers increasingly turn to healthier grocery options. In at least one area, however, the conventional food industry maintained its complete dominance over the organic sector: Capitol Hill.
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Food safety innovations are in demand
Food in Canada
A study from Frost & Sullivan finds that all throughout the supply chain companies are looking to adopt new food safety technologies; publicized cases of foodborne illnesses are creating more awareness among consumers.
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Temperature control: A critical food safety element
Food Safety News
A critical element of food safety is maintaining proper temperatures from the field to the fork. In practical terms, this means keeping produce cold enough to inhibit pathogen growth or spoilage from the time it leaves the farm or orchard until it's in the customer's possession.
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Russia food fight reignites with bonfire of the cheeses
CNBC
Russian authorities continued their clampdown on food imported from the West with a symbolic bulldozing and burning of confiscated food — despite the country's people struggling with rising food prices.
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Organic farmers face growing pains as demand outpaces supply
USA Today
When Andrew and Melissa Dunham took over a 150-year-old corn, soybean and cattle farm from a relative in 2006, the 80-acre spread northeast of Des Moines, Iowa, couldn't support a full-time farmer.
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Demand for natural colors increases as 80 percent of parents cite artificial color safety concerns, survey finds
Food Navigator-USA
While consumer demand for natural colors in the U.S. lags behind that in the U.K., it is nearing "a tipping point" as parents' concerns increase about the potential impact on children's health of artificial colors and more natural options become available, according to recent industry research.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Poll: Americans favor farmers and food during drought (The Associated Press via San Jose Mercury News)
California legislators jockey to find water solution (Fresno Bee)
Companies have found something to give their workers instead of raises (The Washington Post)
The new 365 store format is going to have 'very, very competitive prices,' says Whole Foods (Food Navigator-USA)
Kerry hails progress toward Trans-Pacific Trade Pact, despite delays (The New York Times)

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