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Heggies Pizza: A Minnesota Brand That’s On The Rise

Heggies Pizza is one of those brands that is synonymous with the Northland;  Born and bred in Milaca, Minnesota - the company is perhaps one of  the most-popular frozen pizzas in the area.

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What Are The New Standards For Gluten Free Food Labels? Food And Drug Administration’s Rule Changes Go Into Effect Today

With a growing number of people on gluten-free diets for a number of reasons, it was only time before the Food and Drug Administration was forced to standardize the way that foods are labeled as such on grocery store shelves.

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Karin Lau;
Karin Lau;
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Velveeta Recall Affects Minnesota And Wisconsin Shipments

A Midwest recall of the Velveeta product made by Kraft Foods could affect shoppers in the Twin Ports.  14 states are part of the recall and Minnesota and Wisconsin Walmarts are included.

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lsantilli
lsantilli
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Cheese Industry Balks At FDA Ruling; Aging Process Is Under Fire By Bacteria-Conscious Agency

Since the beginning of time, cheese makers have utilized time-tested processes to obtain the flavor they desire for their finished product.  Now those methods are under fire by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Boxed Water Could Replace Bottled Water; New Product Provides Another Portable Option

Bottled water might be convenient - but even if the containers get recycled, they still contribute a large amount of waste to our landfill systems.  A new product might help to alleviate some of the problem with a container made of a material that's more recyclable.

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Jupiterimages
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Do People Cook With Pine Trees? Chef’s Add A New Twist To Haute Cuisine With Conifers

Something about the food world leaves it ripe for the influx of trends.  It seems like there's always the "next best thing" being rolled out for diners to try.  The recent popularity of bacon, free-range, organic, and cultural-foods demonstrate the need for restauranteurs to entice their customers with something different or exotic.

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Do You Have To Refrigerate Eggs? American’s Deviate From The Rest Of The World On Egg-Handling Traits

So where do YOU keep your eggs?  In the refrigerator - with the majority of Americans?  Or, do you keep them on the kitchen counter with the rest of the world?

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(Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
(Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Sriracha Or Tabasco: Which Sauce Is Better? A Foodie’s Take On The Battle Of The Hot Sauces

Sriracha sauce has been in the news a lot lately.  While the community where the red sauce with the green tip bottle is made has tried - unsuccessfully - to get the plant shut down over odor concerns, it seems like the hot sauce has suddenly shown up at just about every restaurant you go to.

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Source:  Agrilifetoday via flickr
Source: Agrilifetoday via flickr
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Food And Drug Administration Clarifies Gluten-Free Label

How gluten-free IS the food you're eating?  It might seem trivial - but not to a person with Celiac disease.  Recent movement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toughens up the labeling standards so that the 3 million people who have Celiac disease can consume their meals without worry.

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Source:  Muy Yum via flickr
Source: Muy Yum via flickr
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Who Is Eli Zabar? New York’s Food Culture Hero Defies Definition

It's a fact worth repeating:  The food world's most-important people are not necessarily its most recognized. Sure there's Bobby Flay and Paula Deen (remember her?);  But for every Emeril Legasse - who touts his pots, pans, and cookbooks on the shopping network, there's two-handfuls of people you may not have ever heard of that truly dictate the trends and create the foods and ingredients that set the culinary world a blaze.

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Source:  I-5 Design & Manufacture via flickr
Source: I-5 Design & Manufacture via flickr
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Banned Foods That Are Common In The United States; The Top Ten List – How Many Do You Eat?

How many of these do YOU eat on a regular basis?

A recent study discovered that ten foods that are common staples in a lot of American's diets are actually banned in other countries.  Relaxed regulations, uninformed consumers, and financial lobbying have played their roles in keeping these foods available on our shelves in the United States.

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Source:  Graibeard via flickr
Source: Graibeard via flickr
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Potato Prices Inflated By Growers For Almost A Decade According To A New Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by the Associated Wholesale Grocers alleges that a major group of U.S. potato growers formed a cartel to inflate the price of their product since 2004.

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