VERNON, Calif. (AP) — A California company is recalling 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products that may be contaminated with Listeria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday. Vernon-based Rose & Shore Meat Co.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Hormel Foods has announced plans to expand its Spam plant in Fremont. Spokeswoman Julie Craven told the Fremont Tribune that Hormel will begin construction of a plant addition this summer. It will take about a year to complete. "The project is designed to increase production capacity for the Spam family of products," Craven said.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A stone embedded in the sidewalk outside City Hall commemorates the good will and generosity of Ocean Spray Cranberries, a major economic force since the farmer-owned cooperative opened a 60-acre juice-manufacturing plant here almost 70 years ago. The company is known for the truckloads of juice it donates to local fundraisers, and this city overlooking the Delaware River even hosts a cranberry festival each October.
BEIJING (AP) — Toxic bean sprouts, filthy cooking oil, drug-tainted pork: The relentless headlines in Chinese media have churned up queasy feelings for months about the dangers lurking in the nation's dinner bowls. The stories are grim reading but show China's usually strict censors are allowing the press more latitude to help it monitor a food industry long riddled with problems.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Wearing a grey-felt cowboy hat, long-sleeve ivory-colored shirt and freshly laundered jeans, Dr. Arnoldo Gutierrez begins his daily rounds by walking into a dusty pen baking in the South Texas heat. "Hey, hey! Let's go!" he hollers. "C'mon, Whitey. Come here, Red." Gutierrez's "patients," addressed by their color, are more than 100 head of nervous cattle freed from a truck that just arrived from Mexico, crossing the international bridge over the Rio Grande at Laredo.
(AP) — Chinese residents try to tell counterfeit cooking oil products from the real products during an event to promote awareness of economic crimes in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 15, 2011. The headlines are unrelenting: toxic bean sprouts, filthy oil, drug-tainted pork. For months, Chinese media have been churning out a queasy-making multitude of stories about the dangers lurking in the nation's dinner bowls.
A Dairy Queen in Toronto has just broken the world record for the world’s largest ice cream cake, according to the NY Daily News. The dessert weighs in at 10.13 tons and is comprised of 20,000 pounds of ice cream, …
As consumers continue to look for a wider variety of food items with varrying health benefits and unique tastes, food manufacturers must seek out a growing number of ingredients and food additives to meet these demands. Innovadex has developed a comprehensive, searchable database of ingredients, simplifying the product development process.
Zip-Pak's Robert Hogan addresses changing packaging trends in the food industry as well as his company's new initiative to support food manufacturers during the packaging improvement and design processes.
Portable drum discharging system safely and efficiently empties drums of various dry materials into your process. A hydraulic Lift & Seal System™ docks drums to a gasketed pour cone for dust-tight and contaminant-free product discharge. Portable design allows you to implement this machine into your process when and where it is necessary.
The Bingo Bagger XL can handle bags with widths of 16 to 20 in. and bag lengths of 14 to 24 in., operating at speeds up to 25 cpm. The product is the only one of its kind on the market that offers vacuum and gas flush options at the sealing station. Designed with a mobile, compact footprint and built using 304 S/S standard food grade for all contact parts, the unit uses pre-made wicketed bags, both laminated and polyethylene materials.
Dr. Ronald L. Hollis, Founder, President & CEO, Quickparts.com What an interesting question to ask in a capitalistic market where, theoretically, there are many companies competing to serve customers with their products. Why wouldn’t the obvious answer be that the customer should expect the ultimate experience in service, quality, and even price? Serving the customer is a standard requirement across most capitalistic market companies.
Famous chefs and hungry college students participate in Good Morning America's blind taste test of packaged diet meals. Which slim-down diet plan will come out on top?
NEW HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Federal food safety authorities say chives distributed in nine states by an upstate New York company are being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. The Food and Drug Administration says the chives from Goodness Gardens Inc. of New Hampton were sold primarily through retailers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois and Virginia.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Records disclosed in a lawsuit claim that top executives at the Sikh-controlled Oregon food company Golden Temple in Eugene drew excessive compensation in recent years while the company slashed its donations to Sikh religious and educational nonprofit groups. The Register-Guard reports the rapidly rising paychecks came after a group of Golden Temple executives largely gained control of the company through a reorganization in 2007.
HAWARDEN, Iowa (AP) — Forty-nine workers have been laid off at a lamb slaughter plant in northwest Iowa. KTIV reports that workers at the Superior Farms plant in Hawarden were let go on Wednesday. Company spokeswoman Angela Gentry says the cuts target the harvesting portion of the operation.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has passed a ban on making and selling malt liquor containing stimulants, including caffeine and ginseng. Approved Thursday, the measure won't apply to malt liquor where stimulates occur naturally. Supporters say beverages that mix alcohol and certain stimulants have led to heart attacks and deadly car crashes.
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. The rising Mississippi River and its swelling tributaries threaten to inundate an economic mainstay that generates $200 million in annual sales. These new woes follow struggles in recent years against competition from Asian imports and high feed prices.
(AP) — Farm lands along Wolf Lake flood from the Mississippi River backflow Wednesday, May 11, 2011 near the Yazoo City, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour and other officials took an aerial trip along the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries to view the spreading damage from the flood waters.
According to Good, the FAO has released a report weighing the amount of food losses (due to failing infrastructure, harvesting technology or faulty packaging) and food waste (food thrown away by restaurants and households). As you can see, food losses …