Potatoes are harvested at farm west of Idaho Falls , Idaho, in this September 2010 file photo. A U.S. wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers are running an illegal price-fixing scheme, driving up spud prices while spying on farmers with satellites to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.
A proposal to eliminate plastic foam takeout containers in New York City was met with criticism Wednesday by restaurateurs who said a ban on the ubiquitous containers would drive up costs and potentially put them out of business. Around 40 opponents bearing signs reading "Put a lid on it NYC" rallied on the steps of City Hall before a City Council meeting in which the ban on polystyrene foam containers was introduced.
Pork producer Smithfield Foods says its net income fell nearly 63 percent in the fourth quarter as it experienced lower hog prices, higher feed costs and a decline in exports to China and Russia. The results come amid the company's pending $4.72 billion takeover by the majority shareholder in China's largest meat processor.
Most people have only ever seen a scorpion fish in an aquarium. Unless they dine at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., where they'll find the spiny, venomous creature on the menu. It's called trash fish dining, and it's catching on with chefs around the country searching for fresh ways to fill their menus with sustainable — and delicious — seafood.
A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.
Four U.S. senators are calling on children's cable network Nickelodeon to ban ads targeted at children that promote and sell junk food and sugar. A letter was sent this week to Nickelodeon and its parent company, Viacom Inc., by Democratic Sens. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Tom Harkin of Iowa.
The Silverson Ultramix is designed for mixing in problematic environments, such as the difficult vessel geometry of IBCs and tote bins.
Company's jumbo Shaka® retorts allow food manufacturers to improve taste, texture and appearance of their products across a wide array of containers and formulations.
The Petrifilm Salmonella Express System is a new pathogen detection technology that focuses on detecting salmonella, which comprises nearly half of all pathogen testing.
Although the company operates a diverse collection of business units in 190 countries, German-based Siemens also employs more than 60,000 people in 130 U.S. manufacturing facilities. So with this in mind, we recently sat down with Helmuth Ludwig, the CEO of Siemens’ Industry Sector in North America.
Wall Street Journal contributor and writer of "The Business" column, John Bussey, takes a look at the recent acquisition of Smithfield Foods by Chinese company Shuanghui International Holdings and suggests the deal should be viewed as an opportunity to expand U.S. holdings in China.
There’s a kernel of wisdom in that old parental admonition: clean your dinner plate because there are children starving in Africa. By 2050, we’ll need to increase world food production by about 70 percent to feed an estimated 9 billion people, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
After the purchase of Hostess Brands' assets by Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., the company's Dolly Madison plant in Columbus, Ga., is preparing to again begin production. The company plans to begin production by July, but it is unknown how many jobs the relaunch will create.
eCommerce is driving new opportunities in manufacturing and other B2B industries. With the right technology, a manufacturing brand can dramatically improve its online presence, from a basic website to a sophisticated digital resource capable of promoting products, completing orders and performing other functions.
Coffee Holding's second-quarter loss widened, stung by lower coffee prices. President and CEO Andrew Gordon said in a statement that Coffee Holding was more promotional in the period in order to stay competitive at supermarkets. He added that coffee prices may rise during the year's second half, with the company well-positioned to take advantage of the potential opportunity.
A bill that would require Maine food retailers to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients is moving forward in the Legislature. The Democratic-led state Senate gave initial approval to the bill. It faces further votes in the House and Senate.
Tracy-based Taylor Farms Pacific said Wednesday it's recalling approximately 678 pounds of its 12.25-oz. Signature Cafe BBQ Flavored Ranch Salad with Chicken, because the dressing packaged with it contains egg, a product that's not declared on the label and can be harmful to some people with allergies.
Corn farmers are feeling the impact of a cool, wet spring but are still expected to bring in a record crop this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its monthly report released Wednesday that farmers are expected to bring in 14 billion bushels of corn this year. That's 135 million bushels less than last month's estimate, reflecting the impact of the cooler spring.
The smell of snack cakes could soon return to the Dolly Madison plant in Columbus as Hostess Brands LLC prepares to relaunch production. Hostess Brands LLC spokesman Michael Cramer said workers will be resuming production by July. He said crews are now getting the facility ready to bake goods again, including testing equipment that's been idle since November.
Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top ten natural and organic food trends that will influence mainstream grocery shelves soon. With a breadth and depth of culinary experience, the brand strategy, innovation, and communications firm has counseled and created foods for several of the largest food companies in the world.