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Royal Frozen Food Recalls Frozen Food Products

October 2, 2015 12:15 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 230 pounds of frozen beef and pork products that were not produced under a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points plan.


Chicken Producer Fined Over Accidents

October 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal labor regulators levied fines totaling more than $1.4 million for violations involving a North Carolina chicken producer this year, in part due to accidents that resulted in a teenager losing his leg and another worker losing his fingers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week cited Case Farms Processing Inc. for 16 violations at its plant in Canton, Ohio.


Chick-fil-A Opening NYC Outpost in National Push

October 2, 2015 10:03 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Chick-fil-A will open an outpost in New York City on Saturday, marking a high-profile milestone in its push to become a bigger national player.


Blue Bell Plans to Restart Texas Ice Cream Plant in Months

October 2, 2015 10:00 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell plans to restart its main Texas ice cream-making plant in a few months as sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.


Infographic: Factors That Influence Cold Storage Warehouse Cost Savings

October 2, 2015 9:20 am | by Mike Netting, Divisional Vice President, Stellar

Take a look at this infographic to find out five areas you must consider when building a cold storage warehouse.


In the News: ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

October 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out all the details by taking a look at this compliation of media coverage.


Ready Pac Foods To Provide Job Opportunities For Refugees

October 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

The fresh foods company has committed to train and hire refugees from among the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected from the recent White House announcement.


Wyandot Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Yellow Round Tortillas

October 2, 2015 8:15 am | by FDA

Wyandot Inc. is recalling select packages of Yellow Round Tortillas due to potential milk contamination.


Combustible Gas Leak Detector

October 2, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

Product is ideal for finding leaks in natural gas systems, propane tanks, pipelines, regulators and valves, heat exchangers and much more. The unit detects natural gas, propane, ammonia, methanol, ethanol, ethane, butane and other gases.

Managers of Georgia Peanut Plant Get Prison for Salmonella

October 1, 2015 2:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict.


Nestlé To Sell High-End Swiss Chocolate In U.S., Europe

October 1, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Swiss food giant is now selling its premium Cailler chocolate in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. The brand will expand to China next month.


US Manufacturing Barely Expands as Global Economy Slows

October 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.


Mars Expands Operations, Acquires Mexican Manufacturer Grupo Turin

October 1, 2015 1:20 pm | by Mars, Inc.

Mars announced this week it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grupo Turin, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolates in Mexico since 1928 and owner of iconic brands such as Conejos and Turin.


ALDI Removes Synthetic Colors, PHOs, MSG from Exclusive Brands

October 1, 2015 1:10 pm | by ALDI

ALDI announced that it has removed certified synthetic colors, removed partially hydrogenated oils and removed added MSG from all of its exclusive brand food products. The announcement is part of the company's efforts to expand store offerings and address customers' preferences and needs about particular ingredients in their food.


Coca-Cola to Tweak Vitaminwater Labels to Settle Lawsuit

October 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

Coca-Cola will tweak the labeling for Vitaminwater to settle a lawsuit that it was making misleading health claims about the drinks.  


Food Industry CEOs Call For 'Sound' Deal on Climate Change

October 1, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press

The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation's conference on climate change later this year in Paris. The 10 companies, including cereal maker General Mills and candy maker Mars Inc., will run an open letter as a full-page ad in the Financial Times and Washington Post on Thursday.


Fall Protections, Hazard Communications Top List Of Workplace Safety Violations

October 1, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Failure to implement proper protection against falls topped the latest annual list of workplace safety violations, federal labor officials announced Tuesday.


ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

October 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

ConAgra Foods will eliminate 1,500 jobs — which represents 30 percent of its office-based workforce — and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska, with the goal of creating a more-efficient packaged food company.


Officials: Key Fishing Area for Atlantic Cod in Dire Shape

October 1, 2015 8:45 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.


USDA: Pig Virus that Struck US Similar to China Strain

October 1, 2015 8:30 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

A virus that killed more than 8 million baby pigs in 2013 and 2014 nearly matches the DNA of a virus found in China and was likely carried into the United States on reusable tote bags used in international trade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.



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