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Ice Creams or Frozen Desserts Do Not Cause COVID-19, IICMA Says

May 15, 2020

Indian Ice cream Manufacturer’s Association (IICMA) requests people not to fall prey to wrong information and consume ice creams during this summer like always. IICMA urges everyone to maintain hygiene, wash hands often, wear a mask while travelling in crowded places, eat balanced diet food, exercise, and most importantly to absorb information only from reliable […]

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J&J Snack Foods Launches Minute Maid® 100% Juice Sticks

May 15, 2020

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is introducing Minute Maid® 100% Juice Sticks, which are available in two variety packs, featuring classic Minute Maid® flavors. Each 28 g stick has 25 calories, 5 grams of sugar, and is free from common allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, gluten and soy. The product also contains no sweetener. […]

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US Pork Exports Are Becoming A Threat to Food Security

May 15, 2020

US meat companies warn of potential meat shortages, as the coronavirus sickens and kills slaughterhouse workers. Meanwhile, pork exports to China have surged, according to a Reuters analysis. US pork exports to China started to increase in August 2018, when China first detected the African swine fever, which has killed up to half its herd. […]

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JSC Fish Redesigns Packages, Cuts Plastic by 60%

May 14, 2020

Grimsby-based JSC Fish redesigned its BigFish™ range of frozen salmon products in new packs that have cut the use of plastic packaging by around 60%. The new designs feature an image from some 25 years ago of JCS founder, Andrew Coulbeck, holding a large salmon. The new design appears on cardboard packaging across the BigFish […]

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Employment in US Restaurant Industry Falls to 1989 Level

May 14, 2020

The restaurant industry lost more jobs than any other industry in the last two months, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA) analysis of preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Eating and drinking places – which are the primary component of the total restaurant and foodservice industry – lost 5.5 million […]

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Ponnath Launches Vegan Burgers and Fish Fingers

May 14, 2020

Meat-free burger and fish fingers for pan and oven have been available from the Vantastic Foods brand in brick-and-mortar stores since the end of March. “Vantastic Burger” are manufactured by Rodag Food GmbH, a company of the Ponnath Group. Both products have been available in brick-and-mortar stores since the end of March. Rodag Food GmbH, […]

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COVID-19 Outbreak at Ellensburg, Washington Frozen Vegetable Plant

May 14, 2020

Kittitas County authorities are testing all employees of a frozen vegetable plant in Ellensburg, Washington, in response to COVID-19 cases associated with the Twin City Foods company. The county’s incident management team implemented the mass testing on May 8, after the first new case of COVID-19 in the county since mid-April was reported at the […]

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IARW and WFLO Announce Board Members for 2020-2021

May 14, 2020

The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) announced new officers and board members during a virtual membership meeting. Ron Buford, Premier Refrigerated Warehouse, was elected as the 2020-2021 Chairman of the IARW Board of Directors. Other new IARW officers elected for the coming year were Manuel C. Kabana […]

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McDonald’s Canada Launches ‘Fries for Good’ Initiative for COVID-19 Relief

May 14, 2020

McDonald’s Canada recently announced ‘Fries for Good’, a nationwide initiative to support COVID-19 relief efforts and other recent Canadian tragedies. From May 8-21, 2020, McDonald’s Canada will donate a portion of the proceeds from all fries sold in Canada to the Canadian Red Cross, supporting the Canadian Emergencies & COVID-19 Response Fund, the Nova Scotia […]

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The Bakery Cos. Invests In Croissant US Production

May 14, 2020

The Bakery Cos. has begun work on a 50,000-square-foot expansion of its Nashville operation to produce frozen, thaw-and-serve croissants for the retail, in-store bakery and foodservice channels. According to the company, the new bakery will boast one of the nation’s largest high-speed croissant production lines as well as enough cold storage space to house an […]

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