MONTREAL (AP) — A member of the Canadian founding family of Molson Coors Brewing Co. wants to see the company become a top global beer producer but won't say if it is interested in making a bid for Australia's Foster's. "Our appetite as Molson Coors Brewing Co. is to be one of the best and biggest brewing companies in the world and we're always looking for opportunities to grow," Geoff Molson told reporters Wednesday after speaking to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is looking to battle the bulging waistlines of its children by banning the sale of junk food in its schools, including many of the traditional treats generations of kids have grown up with. Getting the ax along with modern soft drinks and sweets will be salted tamarind candy, pork rinds and atole, the thick and sweet cornstarch-based beverage served piping hot in the morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holy fish sticks! Scientists finally have some good news about fat in our foods. Contrary to fears, most food manufacturers and restaurants did not just swap one bad ingredient for another when they trimmed artery-clogging trans fats from products and menus, an analysis finds.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials are warning consumers about potential E. coli contamination in raw milk sold by the Hartmann Dairy Farm near the south-central Minnesota town of Gibbon. The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday it has linked three cases of E. coli to unpasteurized milk from the dairy.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio dairy farm has asked veterinarians to independently review an animal rights group's video of cows being punched, kicked and poked with pitchforks. Conklin Dairy Farms Inc. said in a statement Thursday that the undercover video shot by Mercy For Animals is missing context of how the farm is operated responsibly.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will gather information about factory farms to determine whether more should be regulated as part of a settlement with environmental groups concerned about water pollution. The EPA reached the settlement Tuesday with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Waterkeeper Alliance.
Food fraud. It is a subject that many of us in the food industry have been aware of for quite a while. But only recently has this threat reached the mainstream of public discourse. Food fraud is the intentional adulteration of food with less-expensive ingredients for economic gain—and it has been observed in the marketplace for at least the last century—and other times in history.
A wide array of value-added products—from ingredients such as soy and high fiber inclusions, encapsulated flavors, textured proteins and precooked flours, to finished products including high fiber snack chips, crackers and bars, multigrain breakfast cereals, and filled nutrition bars and snacks, are possible using Clextral twin screw extrusion technology.
The Weber Slicer 905 has a wide cutting throat and blade speeds of up to 2000 rpm. Delicate and odd shaped products are easily loaded and sliced. Open frame architecture is user-friendly, providing easy access for operation, maintenance and cleaning function. Weber’s product control system has been upgraded to maximize hygienic operation and provide fast disassembly for cleaning.
The shrimp industry and fishermen in the Gulf area are angry at BP and worried that their family-run businesses and way of life may be gone for good as they face the fallout of a massive oil spill.
Study says ADHD may be linked to pesticides on fruits and vegetables, and notes that even small amounts of pesticides may affect brain chemistry in children.
Love bacon? Try eating one full pound of it in under four minutes.
South African brewery sees success in Namibia and looks toward expanding into a number of markets, beginning with Britain.
Before a potato hits the dinner plate, it may have taken six to eight years of development to get there. Among the thousands of varieties of potatoes, characteristics like size, color, solid-matter content and starch type can all vary, and they are appealing to producers and consumers for their respective characteristics.
The purpose of tuning loops is to reduce errors and thus provide more efficient operation that returns quickly to steady-state efficiency after upsets, errors, or changes in load. State-of-the-art manufacturers in process and discrete industries have invested in advanced control software, manufacturing execution software, and modeling software to “tune” everything from control loops to supply chains, thus driving higher quality and productivity.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has declared a Gulf of Mexico fishery disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The declaration would authorize emergency unemployment pay for commercial and charter fishermen if Congress approves President Barack Obama's proposal for such payments.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (AP) — Snack dip company Sabra is cutting the ribbon on its new Virginia manufacturing plant as it goes after a growing American appetite for hummus. New York-based Sabra Dipping Company makes a range of refrigerated dips and spreads that are all certified kosher and vegetarian.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An animal welfare group said Tuesday that a graphic video it secretly recorded shows workers at a dairy farm beating cows with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks and punching them in their heads. The video was recorded in an undercover investigation at Conklin Dairy Farms Inc.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has delayed a decision on whether to allow China's Bright Food Group to proceed with a 1.75 billion Australian dollar ($1.4 billion) offer to buy the sugar division of building materials producer CSR Ltd. The Foreign Investment Review Board filed an order on May 19 to delay the decision for 90 days while it considers the Chinese food and retail conglomerate's offer for CSR's Sucrogen division, which includes its sugar and renewable energy business.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Foster's Group Ltd. said Wednesday it will split its global beer and troubled wine businesses into separate listed companies, as the Australian brewer and winemaker warned of a $1.1 billion write-down in the value of the wine operations. Foster's said in a statement that earnings for the fiscal year ending June 30 were expected between 1.