Wholesale food prices increased last month, primarily because of higher beef and veal costs. Wholesale prices for baked goods like bread rose 4 percent, the biggest month-over-month increase on records dating back to 1980. Overall prices were down.
A food-processing company says it has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana. Sugar Creek Packing Co. officials say the delay comes because of changes in construction plans for a sewage treatment plant near Cambridge City.
Post Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss as it was weighed down by charges tied to a plant closure, but recent acquisitions helped lift the cereal maker's sales. The company was hurt by $4.8 million in depreciation charges.
An animal rights group said Wednesday it videotaped workers at an Oklahoma farm abusing hogs raised for Tyson Foods, and the meat company said it would immediately end its contract with the supplier. On the tape, a worker throws a bowling ball at a pig.
U.S. wholesale prices fell in October for the second straight month, due to cheaper gasoline costs. Wholesale prices for bread rolls, muffins, bagels and croissants rose 4 percent, the biggest month-over-month increase on records dating back to 1980.
A drought in West Africa is impacting the price of cocoa, while wine production has dropped 5 percent. These factors mean that wine and chocolate lovers may be forced to open their pocket books a bit wider for their favorite desserts and drinks.
Over the centuries, brewing has been considered an art form, but today's brewers are also concerned about consistent quality and maximizing shelf life. Modern brewers use a scientific approach to brewing through on-line liquid analytical and measurement devices, resulting in better process control.
The Model CF Metal Separator is designed for detecting and removing the smallest metal particles from regrind and virgin material.
A new family of replaceable tips is designed to maximize the amount of usable material on each cleaner blade.
Macrowave™ Post-Baking Dryers are custom engineered for cookie, cracker and snack-food production to increase oven band speed by eliminating the final drying requirement from the last third of an oven line.
Interstate raw milk sales are illegal, but an Oregon raw milk producer is claiming free speech rights are being hampered amid a ban on in-state advertising. Oregon farmers who sell milk on the farm directly to consumers are prohibited from advertising.
J.M. Smucker said Wednesday that its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 3 percent, but the results fell short of analysts' expectations and the company cut its revenue forecast for the full year. Its shares fell more than 5 percent in morning trading.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved grants to 71 organizations in 42 states working on getting locally grown farm products into school cafeterias. In Iowa, Decorah-based Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative will get $95,600.
Activists are planning a rally at Kellogg Co. headquarters in Battle Creek to urge the cereal giant to stop using palm oil in its products. Much of the world's palm oil comes from Indonesia, where rain forests are being destroyed for new plantations.
McDonald's, which has been struggling to juggle a variety of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year.The fast-food chain says it's leaving it up to local franchise groups to decide whether to offer the pork sandwich.
Food Manufacturing reviews the top five innovative food manufacturers we’ve covered in our print issues this year, highlighting each company’s unique innovative efforts, including process improvement, food safety, R&D and sustainability.
Tradition holds true across the country when it comes to preparing a Thanksgiving meal; however, according to a new survey conducted by Pillsbury, today's holiday table may have a new look as families seek to modernize classic recipes.
Cheaper gasoline lowered overall U.S. consumer prices slightly in October. Outside the steep drop at the pump, inflation stayed mild. The consumer price index fell 0.1 percent last month, down from a 0.2 percent increase in September, the Labor Department said.
An Oregon milk producer filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the state's ban on advertising raw, unpasteurized milk for sale at the farm. The suit says the ban violates free speech rights. Federal law prohibits the sale of raw milk from state to state.
Recent research shows that spicy food is a scorching hot trend these days. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) discusses the following unique, spicy ingredients being used by food processors to turn up the heat in today's food products.