PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A major cereal recall and soft sales dragged Kellogg Co.'s second-quarter net income down 15 percent and led the food maker to cut its full-year outlook Thursday. The results were below Wall Street's expectations and the company's shares fell sharply in trading.
SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials have shut down a Sullivan County poultry processing plant because of food safety issues. The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn't releasing details about why it ordered Murray's Chicken to stop processing at its South Fallsburg plant.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former chief executive of a New Jersey-based seafood importing business has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for mislabeling fish to avoid paying more than $60 million in federal tariffs. At sentencing Tuesday in Newark, 61-year-old Thomas George of Old Tappan also was ordered to pay more than $64 million in restitution.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's 24,000 restaurants include fast-food outlets selling chicken by the bucket and temples of haute cuisine where multi-course tasting menus can cost hundreds of dollars per person — before the wine. But whether they have three stars from Michelin or three flavors of milkshake, all the restaurants soon will share some common ground — a letter-based A, B or C — grading system aimed at informing diners about cleanliness and food safety.
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) advised the public not to eat a certain batch of "Greatwall Brand Chopped Pork and Ham". On July 17, the CFS received a food complaint, which involved a can of the concerned batch of products found to have some silvery droplets when opened. Test results available today confirmed that the droplets are liquid mercury.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that two Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurants in San Diego have violated a federal law protecting the rights of the disabled. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that customers in wheelchairs are denied the "Chipotle experience" of watching their food being prepared because the restaurants' 45-inch counters are too high.
NORTHBROOK, IL — Informance International, a division of Solarsoft Business Systems, and a leader in manufacturing business intelligence solutions announced today that their experts are exploring an important area in manufacturing benchmark research, to understand the effects of sanitation practices on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and other performance metrics in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.
While it welcomed the extension of the comment period on it, the National Pork Producers Council said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule on the buying and selling of livestock and poultry will be a disaster for producers. USDA today announced a 90-day extension of the public comment period on the regulation that implements sections of the 2008 Farm Bill and amends the Packers and Stockyards Act.
It's enough to turn your stomach. A new study of health violations at the nation's 107 sports venues find some gross oversights, and New York establishments are among the worst offenders. Nearly one-third of all stadiums and arenas have been cited for at least one "major" health violation, the ESPN study found.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ordering wine by the glass used to mean scant choices and bland options. And only your tastebuds would tell you how long the wine had languished in an open bottle. That's changed, with restaurants amping up the volume on what's available by the glass and making sure that the wines poured are at optimal freshness.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has started to pack chicken for export to Russia, the chicken producer said in a news release Monday. The company said it has received formal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resume exports. The second largest importer of U.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. says it will more than double the amount of whole grain in many of its Nabisco crackers, becoming the latest food maker to respond to consumer and health advocates' demands for improved nutrition from packaged foods. Kraft will increase the whole grain in more than 100 products over the next three years, the company announced Monday.
McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association concluded its 3-day trade show, PROCESS EXPO 2010, in Chicago last week (July 18 – 20) with positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors. Traffic was strongest on Monday and continued solid through the final day of the show.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fungus spreading among the nation's basil crop may leave lovers of Italian and Thai food feeling a bit bland. Basil downy mildew first surfaced in the U.S. around 2007 and is slowly but surely ruining the herb at spots across the country.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Locally grown organic foods are increasing in popularity at markets across the state, and now state regulators are stepping in with new requirements that proponents hope will add an element of safety to some of those products. Others, however, worry the new requirements go too far and could stifle a burgeoning industry that encourages locally grown foods.
NEW YORK (AP) — A court case challenging the claims on popular Vitaminwater drinks as misleading will go forward after a judge denied Coca-Cola's attempts to dismiss the lawsuit. Attorneys representing the health advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest and consumers from three states have accused Coca-Cola of using deceptive labeling on its Vitaminwater line of drinks, including claims that they reduce risks of disease.
Distance doesn't seem to matter. No matter how far they are from the Gulf, waiters and waitresses around the nation are getting the same grilling by diners. Is your seafood clean? After months of watching news coverage of tar balls washing up on beaches and oil-soaked wildlife, customers are asking questions about the where their food was fished from, especially items closely associated with the Gulf, like shrimp and oysters.
CHICAGO (AP) — Net income climbed 12 percent at McDonald's Corp. in the second quarter as customers around the globe gobbled up its cheap food and U.S. diners responded to its profitable frappes and other drinks on its hit McCafe menu. The world's largest hamburger chain also got a boost from business in customers in China and Australia.
TOKYO, July 23 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING) Japan and the United States are likely to resume talks as early as in September on relaxing Tokyo's curbs on U.S. beef imports, Japanese farm minister Masahiko Yamada said Friday. Yamada told reporters of the prospect after a meeting with U.S.