SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago manufacturer of bakery products has been fined for failing to train workers and protect them from safety hazards. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Schiller Park-based Interstate Brands Corp. with 20 alleged safety violations.
REMBERT, S.C. (AP) — A state prison will soon be home to South Carolina's largest dairy under one roof, as a $7 million expansion quadruples the herd at a prison farm and allows the state to sell millions of gallons of excess milk. South Carolina's three prison farms save taxpayers more than $600,000 annually, as inmates work to produce all of the milk, eggs and grits — and some vegetables — served to 24,000 prisoners statewide.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has requested the recall of a batch of smoked salmon from a Fairbanks producer after it found a shipment contaminated with a pathogen. The department has targeted half-pound bags of Santa<s Smokehouse Cajun-Style Smoked Keta Salmon sold between Aug.
BEIJING (AP) — A father who organized a support group for other parents whose children were sickened in one of China's worst food safety scandals was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder, his lawyer said. Zhao Lianhai had pushed for greater official accountability and compensation for victims and their families after the 2008 scandal that shocked China.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's biggest egg seller and distributor, is adding another 120 dozen shell eggs to a voluntary recall announced on Friday. The company said Tuesday that the eggs may possibly be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis. The recall announcement comes four days after Cal-Maine said it found out one of its suppliers had a sample test positive for salmonella enteritidis.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it supports a ban on arsenic in chicken feed. The foundation issued a statement Tuesday in response to a new report by Food & Water Watch on arsenic in chicken feed that cites an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won't come in time for next year's crop. A federal judge in California issued an order last summer halting the planting of genetically modified sugar beets until the U.
EL SEGUNDO, CA (FDA) – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is voluntarily recalling some fresh&easy™ "Ginger Spice Cookie Dough" (16 oz.) because they may contain undeclared peanuts. Individuals who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency documents often painted an inaccurate picture of the conditions at some of Canada's meat and poultry plants where sanitation problems persisted, an American audit has found. A recently released audit by the United States Department of Agriculture's inspection service revealed several areas of "systemic concern," though the report notes the Canadian agency has taken significant steps to correct problems.
GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Chicken fat, beef tallow, pork lard and other animal oils are becoming diesel fuel at a new biofuels plant in Geismar. Dynamic Fuels LLC is up and running, producing 2,500 barrels of diesel a day and growing, company officials reported Monday. The plant — a $160 million joint venture by Tyson Foods, of Springdale, Ark.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Lee Corp. is selling its North American Fresh Bakery unit to baking company Grupo Bimbo for $959 million as it looks to concentrate more on its coffee and meat businesses. The maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Sara Lee breads said Tuesday that the sale will allow it to aggressively expand other businesses through acquisitions and other means.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A Monopoly promotion and strong sales of basic menu items such as the Big Mac helped push a key sales figure up 5.6 percent in the U.S. for McDonald's Corp. during October. Its increase in sales at stores open at least 13 months was a marked improvement from the same month last year, when the metric dipped 0.
DELHI, La. ( BUSINESS WIRE )--ConAgra Foods CEO Gary Rodkin joined Lamb Weston President Jeff DeLapp, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and others today to commemorate the grand opening of ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston’s new state-of-the art, environmentally friendly sweet potato processing plant in Delhi, La.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that's received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year. Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's biggest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling 288,000 eggs the company had purchased from supplier Ohio Fresh Eggs after a test showed salmonella at the Ohio farm.
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Corona company is recalling more than 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken pasta salad products because the cilantro in the salad may be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service says APPA Fine Foods is recalling its spicy Thai style pasta salad produced from October 25 through 29 and sold in California.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. say the company is shutting down its fresh-sausage production line in Bidwell, Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports 57 employees will lose their jobs at the plant 100 miles southeast of Columbus. They'll receive severance benefits and a chance to transfer within the company.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills, Inc. said Friday that it settled a federal tax case and that a California judge has issued a ruling in a separate state tax case. The cereal and snack maker said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it expects to pay about $425 million in fiscal 2011 in the settlement with the Internal Revenue Service, which covers fiscal years 2002 through 2008.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov.-elect Mary Fallin plans to review a pending environmental lawsuit filed against several Arkansas poultry companies, but she hadn't made a decision about the case's merits, her spokesman said Saturday. Outgoing Attorney General Drew Edmondson sued 11 companies, including Tyson Foods and Cargill Inc.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled out of court. So far, attorneys in Seattle, Houston, Chicago and Minneapolis have filed at least 10 cases related to recalls by Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms of Iowa.
CAMDEN, N.J. ( BUSINESS WIRE )--Now moms have a new reason to love Campbell's ® SpaghettiOs ® canned pastas. Campbell Soup Company has brought the classic childhood favorite to market with recipes that meet the FDA and USDA criteria for healthy entrées, which means they are controlled for fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and contain a significant level of at least two positive nutrients, and they also provide a full serving of vegetables (1/2 cup) in every serving.