GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Del Bueno of Grandview, Wash., says it's recalling 16 oz. packages of its Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
ATLANTA ( poultryegg.org ) — Poultry processing managers will learn about the latest equipment and cutting-edge technology for today's poultry processing operations at the 2010 Poultry Processor Workshop. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Poultry & Egg Institute, this year's conference will be held May 12-13, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta.
WASHINGTON (NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased with the news of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s trade mission to Japan. “We appreciate Secretary Vilsack’s efforts to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Japan when it comes to trade in agricultural products between our two countries,” said Steve Foglesong, NCBA president.
LONDON (AP) — A cross-party committee of British lawmakers has accused Kraft Foods Inc. of acting "irresponsibly and unwisely" during its 11.5 billion pound ($17.5 billion) takeover of Cadbury. In a highly critical report Tuesday, the Business Select Committee said that the controversy surrounding the deal would have long-term implications for Britain's takeover laws.
WINNIPEG (Canadian Press) — Manitoba escape artist Dean Gunnarson says his next stunt will see him trying to avoid tasting death in a beer tank. Gunnarson says he plans to be handcuffed and locked inside a 240-litre vat full of the fermented malt beverage on Saturday at the Off-Campus Social Club in Winnipeg.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. said Monday that it will reduce its packaging, waste, greenhouse gas and water use by 2015. The food maker said it would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and water use by 15 percent as compared to its 2008 levels. ConAgra said it would reduce its packaging by 10 percent as compared to 2008 levels and increase the amount of packaging made of renewable resources from 45 percent to more than 50 percent.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State utility regulators say they have approved a long term contract between Idaho Power Co. and a company generating power from cow manure. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the deal between the state's biggest utility and Cargill, Inc., which operates an anaerobic digester near the southern Idaho town of Hansen.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's a good spring for strawberry lovers: Prices are unusually low in many places because cold weather delayed Florida's harvest to coincide with California's, and the two states are flooding the market with cheap berries. A record number of strawberries for this time of the year were picked in the U.
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — A McCurtain County jury has returned a $7.3 million verdict against Tyson Foods Inc., finding the company defrauded a group of 10 McCurtain County chicken growers through a series of deceptive and coercive business practices. Idabel attorney Tony Benson, who helped represent the suing chicken growers, said his clients are excited about the verdict.
DENVER (AP) — Late-night brainstorming. Kitchen tinkering. Reams of research or an offhand joke. There's no telling where the next big thing in food will come from. Thousands of new products get introduced each year, but what doesn't show up in grocery aisles or restaurants is who cooked up the idea to begin with, and how long it took.
WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The International Dairy Foods Association applauds Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chair of the U.S. House Dairy Caucus, for introducing last week the Healthy Milk and Dairy Choices in Schools Act of 2010. The bill would require milk served in school lunches to be consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommends lowfat and nonfat varieties.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — State regulators have fined Bimbo Bakeries more than $230,000 for violations of health and safety laws at three of its California plants. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday that citations were issued at Bimbo Bakeries in Montebello, Escondido and South San Francisco.
TOKYO, April 2 (Kyodo) — Farm minister Hirotaka Akamatsu on Friday said Japan intends to continue talks with the United States on the beef trade, even though restrictions on U.S. beef imports were likely to remain. The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister made the remarks at a press conference ahead of U.
ATLANTA (AP) — Small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity, but larger levies probably would, according to new research. The study is being released as a recent wave of proposals would raise soda taxes or create new ones on sugared beverages.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a California law against slaughtering livestock that is unable to walk can be applied to pigs. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski found that federal meat inspection rules did not pre-empt California's ban on slaughtering the animals.
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — Sometime in the next couple of weeks, someone will buy the first lawful beer in New Albany in the memory of most people living here. Sales of beer and light wine were approved by city voters Jan. 12, and on March 2 aldermen finalized the ordinance regulating those sales.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with state health officials from Mississippi and Louisiana to notify consumers, food service operators and retailers nationwide about an outbreak of norovirus associated with oysters recently harvested from an area near Port Sulphur, La.