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Outside Chipotle Outbreak, Foodborne Illness a Wider Problem

November 11, 2015 9:20 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

As Chipotle prepares to reopen its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest this week after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people, health experts say foodborne illnesses are more common than the public realizes.


McDonald's Won't Pursue Real Estate Investment Trust

November 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

The world's largest hamburger chain, which is in the midst of a turnaround plan, had been considering forming a real estate investment trust partly because of the potential tax advantages it could provide.


Starbucks Touts Christmas Coffee After Flap Over Red Cups

November 11, 2015 8:45 am | by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor on Tuesday touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" — one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores.


USDA Expects Record Soybean Crop, Third-Largest Corn Crop

November 11, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press

With most of this year's corn and soybeans harvested, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting its expectations for the size of the crops. An update Tuesday says farmers are expected to produce a record soybean crop totaling 3.98 billion bushels, up 1 percent from last year.

Justices Skeptical of Tyson Foods in Class-Action Case

November 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

The Supreme Court appears likely to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.


Chipotle Reopening Northwest Restaurants After Outbreak

November 10, 2015 8:50 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Chipotle said Tuesday that it is reopening the 43 Pacific Northwest restaurants it closed amid an E. coli outbreak after tests at the Mexican food chain came back negative for the bacteria.


Cloverdale Foods Company Recalls Beef and Pork Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

November 10, 2015 8:00 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Cloverdale Foods Company is recalling approximately 5,208 pounds of beef and pork jalapeño cheddar bratwurst product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.


KIND to Reduce Added Sugar Across Fruit & Nut Line as Part of Ongoing Commitment to Nutrition, Taste

November 10, 2015 7:45 am | by KIND Healthy Snacks

KIND earlier this month announced that it is reducing added sugar across its original Fruit & Nut bar portfolio. This effort, which started in late 2014, is part of KIND's brand promise to offer wholesome and tasty snack choices.


X5C X-Ray Inspection System

November 10, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new X5c (Compact) model is aimed at food manufacturers, processors and packers running multi-product, retail ready lines that are keen to make the switch to X-ray technology for the first time or as an end-of-the-line product quality checker.

Popular Noodles Back on Shelves in India After Lead Scare

November 9, 2015 3:30 pm | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Maggi noodles are back on shelves in India five months after the popular snack was found to contain lead above permissible limits.


Boulder Natural Meats Recalls Beef, Pork and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

November 9, 2015 3:15 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Boulder Natural Meats is recalling approximately 3,607 pounds of beef, pork and poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.


Maine Farm Market Recalls Milk Over Pasteurization Issue

November 9, 2015 2:30 pm | by Associated Press

Maine agricultural officials say a Farmington farm market is recalling whole milk after testing uncovered a problem with pasteurization.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Chipotle in E. coli Outbreak

November 9, 2015 9:15 am | by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press

A second Washington woman and an Oregon man who contracted E. coli after eating at a Chipotle franchise are suing the Mexican restaurant chain.

University Returning $1M Coke Contribution for Health Group

November 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is returning a $1 million contribution from Coca-Cola to start a group that says it's dedicated to ending obesity.


Young, Idealistic Farmers Help Keep Land in Production

November 9, 2015 8:55 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

The average age of U.S. farmers has been climbing for decades and is now 58. A large concern is that the number of farmers past typical retirement age is growing faster than those under age 35, meaning the pipeline could be emptying faster than it's filling up.


Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Recalls Boneless Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

November 9, 2015 8:50 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Maple Leaf Food Inc. is recalling approximately 4,030 pounds of boneless pork shoulders products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.


Metal Pan Depositing Line

November 9, 2015 7:15 am | by Food Manufacturing

The company's industrial metal pan lines are highly efficient, requiring a minimum amount of labor and designed and manufactured for maximum up time.

Food Manufacturing: Last Week in Review

November 6, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at last week's most-viewed content from the Food Manufacturing website.


USDA: Chicken, Turkey Farms Affected by Bird Flu Can Restock

November 6, 2015 3:35 pm | by Associated Press

Federal agricultural officials say commercial chicken and turkey farms that were infected by the bird flu have been cleared to restock.


Questions, Answers About Toxic West Coast Crabs

November 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Here are some questions and answers about the issue.



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