Blue Bell Creameries signed agreements with health officials in Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday requiring the company to inform the states whenever there is a positive test result for listeria in its products or ingredients. The requirement comes after the Brenham, Texas-based company failed to tell federal or state health officials of repeated findings of listeria at its Oklahoma plant that date back to 2013.
Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints. The company traced the source to a machine in its Columbus kitchen. It decided to destroy $2.5 million worth of ice cream, then cleaned and reworked production to prevent future contamination.
Study: California Dairy Industry Contributes $21 Billion To State's Economy, Stimulates Ripple Effect Of $65 BillionMay 15, 2015 8:20 am | by California Milk Advisory Board
California farms sold about $9.4 billion worth of milk while the dairy industry contributed approximately $21 billion in value added to the gross state product in 2014, according to a California Milk Advisory Board study conducted by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.
Chili's says it's spending about $750,000 a year for an egg wash that gives its burger buns a photogenic glaze. It's part of an effort by the chain to get you to take pictures of its food and post them online.
The recall covers roughly 2,191 pounds of whole and cut chicken and 21 pounds of turkey pieces produced by Ridgeland-based AA Poultry Processing LLC between May 4 and May 11. The company's recall was announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) was pleased at the release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s FoodNet data showing significant declines in Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157 and Salmonella Typhimurium, while also noting that there is more work to do to decrease foodborne illness rates from all foods.
Spring heat poses a greater danger to winter wheat crops than early freezes in the fall, according to a new Kansas State University study that highlights the need to develop more heat-tolerant varieties as climate change increases global temperatures.
Officials with Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods said Thursday that construction of the pork processing plant is slated to begin in late fall north of Sioux Gateway Airport, with an anticipated mid-2017 opening.
The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation reduced its economic projections for 2015 in light of low oil prices and a strong dollar.
Bourbon is the big driver in demand because by law it must be aged in new, American oak barrels.
South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds. Dakota Layers says it was told by the state veterinarian Wednesday that one of its nine barns tested positive for avian influenza.
The Western Sugar Cooperative intends to expand the production capacity at plants in Nebraska and Colorado while reducing its Torrington, Wyoming, operation to sugar storage and shipping.
While some diseases decreased, overall infections from foodborne illness remain the same, according to the CDC.
USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Certification would be voluntary — and companies would have to pay for it. If approved, the foods would be able to carry a "USDA Process Verified" label along with a claim that they are free of GMOs.
Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. says the Midwest's deadly bird flu outbreak is affecting more of its egg supply. Post estimates that roughly 20 percent of its egg supply is impacted by the outbreak, up from 14 percent just days ago.
The Agriculture Department said Wednesday the labels will be required starting in May 2016. Mechanically tenderized meat is poked with needles or blades to make it tender, a process that can transfer bacteria from the outside of the cut of beef to the inside. Since many people eat cuts of meat that aren't fully cooked in the center, that bacteria can pose a safety hazard.
Last year, the U.S. exported $74 million, or about 11 million pounds, worth of live wild and farmed geoduck, mostly to China and Hong Kong. That's double the volume and value exported in 2008. An average clam weighs about 2 pounds and can fetch up to $100 per pound overseas.
The upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that is topped with a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay's potato chips between hamburger buns. Ketchup, mustard, tomato, red onion, pickles and American cheese will be thrown in, too
A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and food pushed down overall U.S. producer prices in April. The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index fell 0.4 percent last month after rising 0.2 percent in March.
The Food Safety Summit Resource Center, a regular PACK EXPO feature since 2010, brings together experts in food production and food safety for a series of educational opportunities.