BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the officials said Tuesday. No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products that were made by Tyson Foods unit Zemco Industries in Buffalo and may contain Listeria, said Gary Mickelson, spokesman for Springdale, Ark.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released two documents that outline steps to help chain restaurants comply with new federal nutrition labeling requirements. “One of the most important things we can do when it comes to the nation’s health is to provide simple basic information to the American people so they can make choices that are best for them and their family,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Low-cost vaccines that may help prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that has led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven't been given to nearly half the nation's egg-laying hens. The vaccines aren't required in the U.S., although in Great Britain, officials say vaccinations have given them the safest egg supply in Europe.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday it named Steve Easterbrook, current CEO of its U.K. division and president of Northern Europe operations, to the newly created role of global chief brand officer. The world's largest burger chain said Easterbrook will oversee marketing, menu innovation, consumer insights and other brand assets.
THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — Five people were hospitalized in intensive care Tuesday as federal investigators sought the cause of an ammonia leak a day earlier in a plant that freezes chickens. An attorney for Millard Refrigerated Services, which operates the coastal Alabama plant, said there had been no similar problems at the site before.
Consumers are not only very aware of food safety issues, they have significantly changed their shopping habits because of them. Similar patterns are evident among food industry professionals - manufacturers, distributors, retailers - a majority of whom have, in the past five years, changed their business practices to adapt to concerns about the safety of food products.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A candy distributor based in Philadelphia since the Civil War has moved to New Jersey. Casani Candy Co. Inc. had been located in northeast Philadelphia since 2001, after spending a century in the Old City section. But it will now be located a 15-minute drive away in Pennsauken, N.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Coca-Cola Co. bottling plant in Northampton expects to add about 40 permanent jobs by the time a 16,000-square-foot expansion is completed. The $33 million project announced Monday will allow the plant to produce more bottled and cartoned juices in addition to the Vitamin Water and Powerade it already bottles at the site.
WASHINGTON - Zemco Industries, a Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. These products were distributed to delicatessens where they were further processed into sandwiches.
NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. is hoping to revive its Quaker division with new types of cereal, a reformulation of its instant oatmeal and a new marketing campaign. The brand's trademark hot and cold cereals have been hurting in the down economy as people shift away from name brands to save money.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities say a group of heavily armed men disguised as police officers invaded a slaughterhouse in southeastern Brazil and stole more than 100 tons of meat. Police say about 25 men entered the slaughterhouse on Sunday and forced the workers to load the meat into three trucks, which were used in the escape.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's largest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling about 800,000 dozen eggs related to an expanded recall tied to a salmonella outbreak. Cal-Maine said it was notified by an Iowa egg producer that between April 9 and Aug.
TAIJI, Japan (AP) — As children in inner tubes bob on the calm waters of this small ocean cove, a 550-pound (250-kilogram) dolphin zips through the crowd in pursuit of raw squid tossed out by a trainer. Niru, a Risso's dolphin caught locally, seems unbothered by all the people and the squeals of surprise and delight.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Contractors this week will try to eradicate a smelly problem from an industrial sewage lagoon in west central Mississippi. Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for Tyson Foods, said the Arkansas-based poultry company has hired a contractor to remove solid waste near a Tyson plant at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex outside Vicksburg.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Iowa farms that recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning share suppliers of chickens and feed as well as ties to an Iowa business routinely cited for violating state and federal law, an egg industry spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg said Monday her agency is limited by law to a mostly reactive stance on food safety and argued that it needs a more "preventive approach." Giving a series of network interviews in the wake of the egg and salmonella breakout, Hamburg said the FDA is taking the issue "very, very seriously.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Ranchers from across the country are expected to gather in northern Colorado this week to talk about competition in the cattle industry. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are scheduled to attend the Aug. 27 meeting in Fort Collins.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Predictions of a good Chesapeake Bay crab harvest are coming true, with some watermen saying they are unable to sell all of the crabs they are catching and prices are dropping. Watermen who go out without a dedicated buyer are having trouble at times selling their catch, said Larry Simns, president of the Maryland Watermen's Association.
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Biologist John Supan thinks he has developed what may be the holy grail for oyster lovers: a hardy breed of the delectable shellfish that stays fat enough for consumers to eat throughout the year. And unlike many oysters across the Gulf Coast, ruined by BP's massive oil spill and the fresh water poured in to fight it, Supan's oysters are all alive.
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities seized nearly $1 million worth of cookies, crackers and other packaged food that was bound for jails and prisons throughout the Southeast after rodents were found at an unlicensed Georgia warehouse, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said Thursday. The Mid-States Services Inc.