WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is planning to inspect all of the country's largest egg farms before the end of next year following the massive recall of tainted eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 1,500 people. An Obama administration official says inspectors will visit about 600 large egg farms that produce 80 percent of the nation's eggs.
OZREM, Serbia (AP) — In a remote Serbian mountain village, they're cooking up delicacies to make your mouth water — or your stomach churn. At the seventh annual World Testicle Cooking Championship, visitors watch — and sometimes taste — as teams of chefs cook up bull, boar, camel, ostrich and even kangaroo testicles.
Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., a Wyalusing, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product subject to recall includes: [ View Label ] 42-pound cases of "GROUND BEEF FINE 90/10," containing three (3) - approximately 14 pound chubs each.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shawn Mattiuz, manager of the Hapuku Fish Shop in Market Hall, a collection of upscale food purveyors in Oakland's bustling Rockridge district, has been watching the Gulf seafood saga play out in the ice-cooled trays of his display cases. For a few days after the oil spill turned into a crisis this spring, demand stalled as "everybody freaked out," he said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials are warning consumers to avoid an imported grape candy because it contains high lead levels. The Department of Public Health says Cocon Grape Gummy 100 percent candy was found to contain up to 0.19 parts per million of lead — nearly twice the state limit.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Meatpackers, feeders and hundreds of ranchers from around the country packed a workshop Friday to voice concerns about a proposed federal rule that aims to preserve competition in an industry increasingly dominated by a handful of corporate giants. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack opened the daylong workshop at Colorado State University, one of five the administration set this year to hear about competition in a consolidating agriculture industry.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Umpqua Dairy says it has traced the source of salmonella that triggered a voluntary recall following reports of illnesses. Umpqua President Doug Feldkamp said the salmonella was found in equipment that washes and sanitizes crates receiving packaged milk and juice.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Western Canadian beef producers have found a novel way of putting the "bar" in barbecue. Angus cattle in British Columbia's Okanagan wine and cattle region are being fed red wine with their grain. Chefs in this Canadian Pacific Coast province said it makes for a unique beef taste, but Canadian food inspectors appear to have doubts.
LONDON (AP) — British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat — one of the world's oldest and most important crops — a development they hope could help breed better strains of the global food staple. Wheat is grown across more of the world's farmland than any other cereal, and researchers said Friday they're posting its genetic code on the Internet in the hope that farmers can use it as a tool to help improve their crops.
THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — A coastal Alabama company was ordered to destroy some of the frozen chicken at its refrigeration plant after the ammonia leak that sent about 130 people to hospitals, but other meat was safe to eat, government regulators said Thursday. Brian Mabry, a spokesman with the U.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration officials say they have found positive samples of salmonella that link two Iowa farms to a massive egg recall. Investigators found salmonella in chicken feed at Wright County Egg that was used by that farm and also Hillandale Farms, the FDA said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg issued his recommendation late Wednesday to pay more than 120 personal injury claims related to the outbreak, including the families of nine people who died and 45 children who were sickened.
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.