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Strike May Cause Twinkies Shortage on Grocery Shelves

Twinkies are here today, but for how long?

Hostess, which has made the Twinkie since 1933,  is facing a labor strike at 23 of its 36 baking plants and is considering to “permanently close certain locations due to our inability to resume full-scale production,”

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Minnesota And Wisconsin Farmers Can Rest Easy After Failed California Vote On Genetically-Modified Foods Fails

It was a win for the food industry along with farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin as California voters rejected a vote to mandate labeling for food products that have been genetically modified. Part of the reason that the election went the way it did was an investment from the food industry to lobby potential voters;  Those investments included money from local companies

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Source: Mike Baird via flickr
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Fast Food Wars: Taco Bell Ups The Ante With New Options

The age-old adage in business is to "get big or get out" - and it appears that Taco Bell subscribes to that theory.  The fast-food chain is rolling out new menu options aimed at targeting outside of their usual customer demographics.

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Holiday Shoppers Can Preview Black Friday Deals Right Now

Holiday shopping is right around the corner, and some are in dread of the event. With large crowds, impulse buying, and limited sale merchandise, many opt for internet shopping. For those who prefer to shop "in store," there are great deals to be had now because inventory is plentiful, the stores are less crowded and your stress level isn’t so high you’ll be making bad decisions.

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New Business Provides a Snuggle for an Hourly Fee, While Some Claim More Than Snuggling is Happening [VIDEO]

Guys lets face it. There are times when we all need a little "cuddle" action, someone to "snuggle" up with right? This can sometimes present a  problem, unless you live in Rochester N.Y. Jackie Samuel live there, and she'll do the snuggle with you for $60 an hour. She owns a company called "The Snuggery" that she runs  out of her home.

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Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Jalapeno Variety Of Kraft String Cheese

A voluntary recall of Kraft Foods jalapeno-variety of string cheese has issued - with concerns that a thin layer of plastic film from the package may remain adhered to the product, resulting in a choking hazard.

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Source: Virginia Sea Grant via flickr
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One Persons Trash Is Another Persons Dinner; Fish Mongers Are Expanding What Americans Eat

A fish monger in Houston is slowly expanding the dining horizons of restaurant patrons - one fish at a time.  PJ Stoops has made a business for itself by buying the "secondary" fish - the "trash fish" if you will - that usually get thrown away, and selling them to inventive restaurants to show up as dinner on your plate

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Changes are Coming to the Nutrition Labels on the Foods You Buy

The Food and Drug Administration is making changes to the nutrition labels you see on the products you buy at the grocery store.  The alterations are aimed at helping customers make "health choices".

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Who Has the Slowest Fast Food Drive-Through? Burger King Comes in Last Place in a New Study

A recent study performed by QSR Magazine ranked the speed at which orders get completed by national fast food drive-throughs.  At the top of the list is Wendy's;  At the bottom:  Burger King.

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Rachel Ray Introduces The First Food Truck For Dogs

Okay, so it's a marketing gimmick that probably won't last the year.  But, you have to hand it to savvy-business-person Rachel Ray for using the world's first food truck for dogs to promote her latest pet food offerings

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Monster Energy Drinks Cited In As The Cause In Five Death Cases

Officials with the Food and Drug Administration are looking into the cause of death of five separate cases that come are linking to Monster Energy Drinks.
According to the reports being analyzed, people have had adverse reactions after consuming the popular drink, which contains 240 milligrams of caffeine - seven times the amount of caffeine found in a 12-ounce cola

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Source: Hummanna via flickr
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Restaurant Industry Battles Cell Phone Use by Customers

I think we've all been there.  You go to a nice restaurant for a relaxing meal - and the person at the table next to you is talking on their cell phone.  Or texting.  Or snapping pictures and updating their Facebook account.

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