Food safety expert Caroline Smith DeWaal discusses how to protect the nation's food supply.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — H.J. Heinz Co.'s fiscal first-quarter net income jumped 13 percent, largely on stronger sales in Asia. The foodmaker best known for its signature ketchup said Wednesday that it earned $240.4 million, or 75 cents per share, for the quarter that ended in late July. That's up from $212.
ROME (AP) — International food prices have risen to their highest level in two years, fueled in part by a drought in Russia that lifted the cost of wheat, a U.N. agency said Wednesday. The Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said its food price index shot up 5 percent between July and August.
BEIJING (AP) — China has imposed anti-subsidy duties for five years on imports of U.S. chicken products after concluding producers received improper support, the Commerce Ministry said Wednesday amid a string of trade spats with Washington. Importers must pay tariff rates ranging from 4 percent to 30.
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — The family of a woman who died after a pallet of bottled water fell on her at a Kroger store in central Indiana is suing the water bottler, arguing a new eco-friendly bottle design might have contributed to the accident. The lawsuit filed by the husband of 32-year-old Lori Keen is pending in federal court in Indianapolis.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. is seeking a permanent injunction against a western Michigan dairy operation it says sold cows with illegal traces of antibiotics in their bodies. The Justice Department said Tuesday that Scenic View Dairy of Hamilton sold the cows for human consumption.
DENVER (AP) — Federal officials say Muslim Somali workers were denied prayer time and faced harrassment and termination at two JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plants in Colorado and Nebraska. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made the allegations in lawsuits filed late Monday in U.
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High-profile instances of food contamination highlight the need for better food traceability — knowing when and where fruits and vegetables were picked with the ability to trace them from field to packing center to store shelves. The issue is becoming increasingly important following significant recalls involving nuts, milk, romaine lettuce, spinach and other produce.
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Existing measures and solutions may no longer be adequate to meet the increasing standards. Multi-Dimensional Traceability (MDT) is a business process that allows food processors to collect and analyze complete information at every step in the production process chain.
SEATTLE (AP) — About 500 striking western Washington Coca-Cola employees who walked off the job Aug. 23 say they'll return to work Tuesday as a goodwill gesture. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Washington spokesman Bob Phillips said Monday the company has accepted the employees' offer to return.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Paleta California Co. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has recalled its mamey (mah-MAY') frozen fruit bar because of a possible link to a rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever. The company says the "Mamey Supreme Cream Bars" were distributed only in Southern California.
CHICAGO (AP) — Starbucks Corp. is debuting its latest caffeinated concoction — flavored instant coffee. The coffee giant said Monday it is adding four new, slightly sweetened varieties of its successful Via instant brew. The flavored instant coffee is the latest in a series of new products from Starbucks as it tries to find new ways to grow after years of overexpansion of its cafes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration investigators have found rodents, seeping manure and even maggots at the Iowa egg farms believed to be responsible for as many as 1,500 cases of salmonella poisoning. FDA officials released their initial observations of the investigations at Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms on Monday.
The recent Salmonella outbreak in eggs highlights a crucial need for an effective product tracing system. According to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society focusing on the science of food, a product tracing system would make it possible to identify food-borne illness outbreaks earlier as well as contain the outbreak faster.
The American Bakers Association’s (ABA) Executive Leadership Development Committee (ELDC) and the Society of Bakery Women (SBW) today announced that Pat Callaghan, president of Pepperidge Farm Inc., will serve as a panelist at the “ELDC & SBW Baking Industry Leadership Forum,” to be held during the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) on Sept.
The recent nationwide egg recall that pulled more than a half-billion eggs from the shelves has renewed interest in the safety of the U.S. food supply, and it seems to have come at an opportune time for food safety agencies and legislators. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that has been languishing in Congress for a while now seems to have gained the public support it needs and is expected to pass in the Senate as early as September.