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California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in 2013 Raisin Bread Contest

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The California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in the sixth annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest. This year’s finalists will attend International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas on Oct. 6-9 and demonstrate their skills on the show floor.


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Bagels get the cold shoulder

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Is it true? Consumer demand is shifting away from fresh and frozen sections when it comes to the bagel category, says market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago. But sales of refrigerated bagels have increased in the 52 weeks ended Dec. 30, 2012.


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Keeping it clean

Simply 7 Snacks cuts fat and sodium but keeps its great taste
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The latest trend in bar manufacturing is creating clean, wholesome products that deliver on taste.
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Eco food labels thrive in 2013, but beware

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The amount of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to swell this year, and this proliferation could have adverse consequences, according to the research group Organic Monitor.


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Hurricane Sandy, drought cost U.S. $100 billion

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Two of the biggest and costliest global disasters of 2012 were Hurricane Sandy, with a cost of $65 billion, and the year-long Midwest/Plains drought, which cost $35 billion.


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Study: U.S. Microwaveable Packaging 2012 to 2016

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The U.S. microwaveable packaging market is expected to hit $2 billion by 2016, reflecting revenue growth of 9.4% per year during the next five years, according to a new study from Allied Development, Burnsville, Minn. One factor driving market growth is the rapid adoption of microwaveable packaging within food product categories that require increased packaging functionality.


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Bunge announces leadership changes in Canada

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Karl Gerrand will join Bunge North America as managing director, Canada, upon the retirement of Richard A. Watson.


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Snack maker Pirate Brands offers tips for healthier Super Bowl snacking

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Pirate Brands, maker of Pirate’s Booty rice-and-corn puffs and other all-natural snacks, is offering consumers tips for healthier snacking just in time for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.


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Breakfast to-go

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Today’s consumers lead busy lives, which sometimes means eating on-the-run. Fortunately, many bakeries are offering convenient grab-and-go breakfast items like muffins and donuts.


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Hormel Foods buys Skippy peanut butter brand

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Hormel Foods is buying Skippy, the country's number two peanut butter brand, from Unilever for about $700 million. Skippy debuted on the market in 1932 and is a staple in American pantries. Hormel says it hopes the brand will boost its presence in the center aisles of the supermarket, where shelf-stable foods are sold. It also gives the company a clearer path for growth overseas, where Hormel is also looking to expand its Spam line, reports The Associated Press.


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