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.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A proposal to ban lobster fishing over a vast stretch of the East Coast was killed Thursday after lobstermen said it would do "almost biblical" damage to the industry. The board that advises the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on lobster rules voted instead to consider lesser reductions in the catch — or no new restrictions at all.
WASHINGTON (July 20, 2010) The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will be hosting its Summer Conference July 28 through Aug. 1, 2010, in Denver, Colo. According to NCBA President and Illinois cattle producer Steve Foglesong, cattle producers attending the event will receive firsthand information pertaining to issues affecting the beef industry.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sandwich cracker maker Lance Inc. and privately held pretzel maker Snyder's of Hanover said Thursday they plan to combine into the country's No. 2 producer of salty snacks after Frito-Lay. Details of the deal were not disclosed. The all-stock transaction would leave Snyder's shareholders with 50.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dairy farmers are faced with a regulation that unintentionally holds them to the same standard for cleaning up spilled milk that a petroleum producer faces to clean up an oil spill, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday. The Democrat from New York, where agriculture is the state's No.
FENNVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Birds Eye Foods Inc. will install a new treatment system and take other steps to deal with groundwater contamination caused by its spraying of wastewater on farm fields in southwestern Michigan, state officials said Wednesday. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment said it had reached an agreement with the company over pollution from its Fennville cannery, which produces fruit fillings, sauces and glazes made from cherries, blueberries and apples.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey Co.'s second-quarter net income fell 35 percent because of charges for restructuring and to write down the value of a joint venture in India. But backed by a massive advertising push, revenue rose as the company sold more chocolate. The maker of Hershey's Kisses and Reese's peanut butter cups earned $46.