Log on and you can design your own jeans, shoes, even cars. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that you also can go online for tailor-made treats that let you put your own twist on everything from jerky to gingerbread. Take chocri, a chocolate bar company that lets you pick out different chocolate bases, then choose toppings from dozens of options.
WASHINGTON (AP) — We've always played with our food — even before we knew about genes or how to change them. For thousands of years, humans have practiced selective breeding — pairing the beefiest bull with the healthiest heifers to start a new herd. That concept was refined to develop plant hybridization and artificial insemination.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two Iowa egg farms linked to as many as 1,600 salmonella illnesses this summer gave Congress few answers in testimony about the conditions at their farms Wednesday, as one executive would not testify and the other did not answer many of the lawmakers' questions.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — The Ozark Food Processors Association (OFPA) 105th Annual Convention and Exposition will be held Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale, AR. According to the organization’s website, the OFPA was founded in 1906 and is a nonprofit organization to support food processors, suppliers and associated industries in the Ozark region and surrounding areas.
The National Pork Producers Council and 36 state pork producer organizations are urging President Obama to work with Congress and the Mexican government to resolve as quickly as possible the dispute over allowing Mexican trucks to haul goods into the United States. Mexico last month added pork to the list of U.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer advocates, environmentalists and other opponents of genetically engineered salmon told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday that it would be irresponsible not to label the fish as modified in the grocery store if it is approved for human consumption.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia could lift its ban on grain exports later this year when final harvest figures come in, President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Medvedev's statement carried by Russian newswires contrasted with statements by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who has said earlier that the government might extend the ban until the next harvest to ensure the stability of the domestic market.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other food products reported Wednesday that better cereal and organic and natural product sales drove its fiscal first-quarter net income up 12 percent. General Mills Inc. has been one of the strongest performers in the sector during the recession because of brand loyalty and cost controls.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The owner of an Iowa egg company says in testimony prepared for a House hearing that he was "horrified" to learn that his eggs may have sickened as many as 1,600 people in an outbreak of salmonella poisoning this summer. Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, are scheduled to testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee Wednesday.
TUCKER, GA - Delegates to the 40th Biennial Conference of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) voted to adopt a U.S. Salmonella Enteritidis Monitored Program for multiplier meat-type breeder chickens. The program was developed by a committee organized by Dr. Alling Yancy, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association vice president for food safety and production programs.
DENVER (AP) — Molson Coors Brewing Co. has completed its $40 million agreement to buy a majority, controlling interest in Hebei Si'hai Beer Co. in China. The move announced in May lets Molson expand distribution of its flagship Coors Light brand. The new Molson Coors Si'hai Brewing Co.
BOSTON (AP) — An environmental group says populations of river herring and shad are being decimated by commercial fishing along the Eastern seaboard. Earthjustice demands in a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission develop a plan to protect those species.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Friends and colleagues say Austin "Jack" DeCoster, owner of an Iowa egg farm at the heart of a massive salmonella recall, is at once a stubborn and "ruthless" businessman and a community benefactor who shares his wealth and counsels inmates about Christianity.
Melissa Kushi, owner of Sustainable Sourcing LLC, manufacturer of the premier brand of Himalayan Salt, HimalaSalt ™, has filed a federal lawsuit against the proprietors of WBM International, makers of Salt 84. The suit alleges instances of false advertising, fraud, and unfair competition on the part of WBM.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As fall returns in North America, the lunch boxes and Halloween candy bags of America’s children will be filled with Hershey Bars, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and other confections of the Hershey Company. But what most American parents don’t realize is that “halfway across the globe, there is a dark side to Hershey.
FPSA welcomed its members to Chicago, IL for the 2010 Financial Strategies Seminar developed by members of the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA). Topics included planning and forecasting, foreign capital preservation, leasing and financing, and risk management. Speakers included Patrick McNally and Steven Baer from Blackman Kallick, Lynn Durning from Wells Fargo, and Bob Seeds from the International Financial Services Corporation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that accused Dole Food Co. of making payments to illegal far-right Colombian militias that killed thousands of people in banana-growing regions, the company said. The lawsuit claimed Dole paid some $10 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC, with the intention of "keeping unions out of Dole's banana plantations by murdering effective union leaders and using terror tactics to discourage workers from joining the unions.
TROY, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area company is recalling cookies sold in Michigan and Ohio because they contain undeclared walnuts. Dough Masters Inc. of Troy said Friday it's recalling all lots of its Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies. The company says people who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the cookies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tinker with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a revolutionary new food source that could help the environment and feed the hungry. Or maybe you're creating what some say is an untested "frankenfish" that could cause unknown allergic reactions and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese dairy company executive and six other people were arrested after authorities discovered 26 tons of milk powder tainted with a toxic chemical, the latest incident highlighting the country's enduring struggle with food safety, a report said Monday. The Jinfulai Dairy Company in Yangquan city of Shanxi province traded fresh milk for expired milk powder that contained high levels of the industrial chemical melamine, according to JCRB.