Requests from overseas customers started almost immediately after it became known in 1980 that President-elect Ronald Reagan adored the jelly beans made by the Herman Goelitz Candy Company. Jelly Belly® jelly beans were different from the standard penny store jellies, instead manufactured through a meticulous process, with intense and unusual flavors in the candy shell as well as inside of the bean, using natural ingredients for flavoring.
LONDON (AP) — A Kraft Inc. executive apologized on Tuesday for raising — and then dashing — hopes that it would keep open a British factory after its takeover of Cadbury, as the U.S. company's chief executive came under fire from lawmakers and union leaders. Executive Vice President Marc Firestone said he was "truly sorry" for the uncertainty caused by Kraft's back track on the factory in Somerdale, western England, adding that the company did not plan to shut any more British factories or ax further jobs for the next two years.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says Justice Department officials will meet later this month with upstate New York farmers and consumers over claims anticompetitive practices are driving down prices paid to dairies at the same time retail milk prices soar. The meeting with Schumer and the top federal antitrust investigator will be at Genesee Community College in Batavia on March 29.
TORONTO (Canadian Press) — Three years after Menu Foods Income Fund became the centre of a tainted pet food scandal, the company says it is considering whether to sell all or part of its assets. The Toronto-based fund (TSX:MEW.UN), which operates Menu Foods Ltd., said Tuesday the move takes into account changes in federal tax rules for income trusts, which come into effect in 2011.
WASHINGTON (USDA) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday discussed how properly structured climate change and energy legislation will benefit America's farmers and ranchers in a speech at the National Farmers Union 2010 convention in Rapid City, S.D. USDA also released a memo looking at assumptions in the FASOM model—developed by researchers at Texas A & M University that the Environmental Protection Agency—to study the impacts of climate legislation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said farmers can harvest their genetically engineered sugar beets this year, ruling the economic impact too great and that environmental groups waited too long to request that the crop be yanked from the ground and otherwise barred from the market.
WASHINGTON (Kyodo) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit Japan in April to meet with his Japanese counterpart Hirotaka Akamatsu and promote U.S. farm exports to the country, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Tuesday. During his visit from April 5 to 9, Vilsack is expected to call on the Japanese government to fully reopen its beef market amid growing calls in Congress for Tokyo to lift its restrictions on imported American beef products, which were imposed over fears of mad cow disease.
Vitality Foodservice Canada, Inc. is a subsidiary of Vitality Foodservice, an international leader in beverage products and dispensing equipment with additional companies in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. The Canadian arm of the corporation serves, sells and distributes to the hospitality industry from coast to coast throughout that nation.
It should be rather straight forward. Eating better = living healthier. Greater overall health = reduced nation-wide health care costs and less taxpayer burden. Again, this seems like a clear connection to make. The unfortunate truth is that clarity has never been a strength of bureaucratic organizations, and the political pessimist in me says our governments are no different.
Untitled Document EMILY FREDRIX AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo plans to remove full-calorie, sugary drinks from schools around the world in the next two years. The move, aimed at fighting childhood obesity, follows the success of similar changes in the U.
Companies are always striving to make their businesses leaner and more efficient, so the concept of business process improvement (BPI) is nothing new to them. However, many companies default to a third party to help with the process. “There are several reasons why companies use consultants, usually either because they think BPI is more complicated than it is, they don’t feel that their employees have the required skills to do the work, they feel that they need better facilitation skills to lead the work, or they don’t believe that existing employees will eliminate a step in a process if it negatively affects their job,” said Susan Page, Manager, HRIS for a major entertainment company located in Orlando, FL.
Having recently retired, Philip Wilbur-with family in tow-opened the doors to HURRICANE'S Café & Deli in 2005. Among the traditional deli fare, HURRICANE'S offered quality soups and chowders, which were made entirely from all-natural, local ingredients. Soup sales took off, with volume quadrupling in a single year.
Gainco is now representing Fortress Technology in the sale of metal detection equipment to poultry and meat processors in the U.S. The agreement between Gainco and Canadian-based Fortress Technology enables both companies to supply and service the equipment and systems. One of the items being represented, the Fortress Phantom metal detector, is a highly-rated model equipped with the latest-generation digital equipment processing technology, and delivers the processing power needed to ensure superior detection accuracy, along with high-speed productivity and easy operability.
KOLD-DRAFT®, manufacturer of high-performance ice machines, announces their newly revamped web site. The place to learn about “The Best Ice in the World,” the KOLD-DRAFT site not only allows easier browsing but also features a competitive comparison; independent (Penn State University) study results on ice density, hardness and melt rates; and a detailed explanation of KOLD-DRAFT’s exclusive ice-making technology.
The new CNP310 Heavy bag now allows the heat tolerance and merchandising attributes of post-pasteurization bags to be applied to more abusive smoked and processed products without sacrificing merchandising appearance. This includes items with hard, abrasive surfaces such as brisket, fried turkey breast, open-rack cooked beef and products coated with coarse ground spices.
NILAI, Malaysia (AP) — Coca-Cola said Tuesday it will build a new bottling plant in Malaysia and invest 1 billion ringgit ($302 million) over the next five years to boost growth in the Southeast Asian market. The investment comes as the world's largest soft drink maker gets ready to end its franchise with a local bottler after sales remained stagnant over the years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has talked to schools and nutrition groups across the country in her effort to reduce childhood obesity. On Tuesday she will face the food companies that make the snacks and junk food that stuff grocery aisles and school vending machines. Not that the companies mind.
ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The J.M. Smucker Co. on Monday announced that it has sold its Hungry Jack brand potato products business — but not the pancake and syrup business of the same name — to Basic American Foods, a privately held food company based in Walnut Creek, Calif. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BLACKS HARBOUR, N.B. (Canadian Press) — A New Brunswick seafood company is planning to expand its holdings with the purchase of a company in Quebec. Cooke Aquaculture says it has signed a letter of intent to buy Montreal-based Ocean to Ocean and expects the deal to close at the end of the month.