C.D.C. links Texas cyclospora outbreak to cilantro

ATLANTA — Public health officials have linked an outbreak of illnesses in the state caused by cyclospora to fresh cilantro harvested in Puebla, Mexico. The C.D.C. indicated the cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 643 people from 25 states may be multiple outbreaks from different sources. Officials in Iowa and Nebraska concluded that the cyclospora illnesses…

Market for flavored, functional waters rises 7.4%

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM — The global market for flavored and functional waters reached $17 billion in sales and 11 billion liters in volume after a 7.4% increase in volume in 2012, according to a report issued in October by Zenith International Ltd., a consulting company for food and drinks based in Bath. Zenith International forecasts…

ConAgra outlines sustainable packaging strategy

OMAHA — The importance of packaging has not gone unnoticed at ConAgra Foods, Inc., where delivering nutrition information, preparation instructions, convenience and portion control are all part of the process. “Packaging shape and design helps identify our brands, making them easier for consumers to find in stores and enhancing the overall experience with our food,”…

Burger King becomes quick-service partner of the NCAA

MIAMI – Burger King Worldwide has entered a three-year partnership with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. making the hamburger chain a corporate partner of the NCAA. “By partnering with the NCAA, we will join in the brand’s commitment to education and college athletics creating a national and local marketing platform that truly connects…