SILVER SPRING, Md. (PRNewswire)-- The United States Attorney's Office, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, filed a verified complaint on May 13, 2011, requesting that the U.S. Marshals seize cheese products distributed by Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin Inc., after FDA inspections found evidence of rodent infestation.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two entrepreneurs who relaunched a chocolate-flavored drink called Choc-Ola are hoping baby boomers' taste for nostalgia and consumers' love of anything with chocolate helps make the revived beverage a success. Choc-Ola — a concoction of water, sugar, low-fat milk, cocoa and a handful of other ingredients — debuted in the 1940s and was pitched to a generation of fans in the 1970s by "Cowboy Bob" on Indianapolis television station WTTV-4's children's program.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly came to the defense Monday of endangered sharks targeted by fishermen who amputate their fins then toss the live sharks back into the ocean. The Assembly approved AB376, which bans the sale, trade or possession of shark fins, a delicacy that costs hundreds of dollars a pound and is used to create a soup that is popular among some Asians.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to expedite a federal antitrust lawsuit challenging a poultry producer's purchase of a plant in Harrisonburg. George's Inc. filed a motion last week seeking to expedite the lawsuit filed by the Justice Department.
ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Coffee drinkers will get another jolt at the supermarket: the company that sells Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts brand coffees has announced its second double-digit price increase this year. J.M. Smucker Co. said Tuesday the list price for most of its U.S. coffee products will go up 11 percent, on average, because costs keep rising for unroasted beans.
(AP) — In this March 3, 2011 file photo, meat dept. manager Kevin Morlan prepares to package boneless pork loins at a local Dahl's grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will announce Tuesday, May 23, 2011, that it has lowered its temperature recommendation for cooking pork to 145 degrees.
McLean, VA (FPSA) – The Food Processing Suppliers Association ( FPSA ) announced today that it has reached a milestone of 190,000 square feet for the 2011 PROCESS EXPO trade show. The show will be held November 1 – 4 at McCormick Place (South Hall) in Chicago. “We couldn't be more pleased with the progress of the show,” said Scott Scriven, Chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association and President of Weber, Inc.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. will pay $8.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over pollution at a former factory in Attica, Ind. The lawsuit, filed in 2009 and representing nearly 130 families, claimed pollution from a former Kraft factory contaminated the groundwater beneath their homes and spread cancer-causing vapors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers who don't trust the boss to keep track of their wages can now do it themselves with a new smart phone application from the Department of Labor. But employers worry that the time sheet app, along with other new initiatives, could encourage even more wage and hour lawsuits.
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers said Monday they still have "significant concerns" about the takeover of chocolate maker Cadbury by Kraft Foods Inc. — more than a year after the controversial deal. The Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee also strongly criticized Kraft's chief executive Irene Rosenfeld for refusing to appear before parliamentary hearings into the takeover.
NEW YORK (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. said Monday that its fiscal third quarter earnings rose 11 percent as sales increases in its snack, food service and international businesses offset a decline in its core U.S. soup, sauce and beverage division. Its U.S. soup sales were hurt as it shifted away from heavy discounting in the first half of its fiscal year.
(AP) — In this file product image provided by Campbell's Soup Co., a can of Vegetable Beef soup displaying new labeling, is shown. Campbell Soup said Monday, May 23, 2011, its fiscal third quarter earnings rose 11 percent as sales increases in its snack, food service and international businesses offset a decline in its core U.
(Arlington, VA) – PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and Koelnmesse GmbH, producer of Anuga FoodTec, today announced a strategic partnership to enhance the resources available to attendees at the largest food and beverage processing shows in North America and Europe.
CHICAGO (AP) — A distraught mother who claims in a wrongful death lawsuit that Four Loko alcoholic drinks contributed to her 15-year-old son's death appeared in Chicago on Thursday to publicize the suit and warn others about the dangers the drinks pose. Karla Rupp of Centreville, Va.
McDonald's Corp. CEO Jim Skinner came out swinging Thursday when asked about Ronald McDonald and whether the burger chain hooks children with junk food. Skinner, speaking at the company's annual shareholder meeting at McDonald's headquarters outside Chicago, said that newspapers ads Wednesday calling for Ronald's retirement had prompted an outpouring of support to his office, with parents and customers asking Skinner "to defend their right to choose.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sara Lee Corp. will lay off 62 workers in Chester County starting June 30, and the facility there will close by the fall. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported the coming layoffs this week. The employees are part of Sara Lee's household and body care division.
GARNER, N.C. (AP) — Production of Slim Jim snacks is ending at a plant in Garner where an explosion killed four people in 2009. The closing of the ConAgra plant Friday puts 200 employees out of work. ConAgra announced in February it intended to close the plant. Investigators have said contractors were purging gas lines at the time of the blast, causing the building's roof to collapse.
(AP) — In this Thursday, April 14, 2011, file photo Tom Haas stands in his Cherry Hill Orchards in Lancaster, Pa. Stink bugs wiped out up to 40 percent of Haas’ peaches last season. The peaches looked so bad that he let the fruit fall to the ground, where it rotted away over the winter.
(FDA) —“Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese” is being recalled by Schratter Foods Incorporated, a Fairfield, New Jersey-based food distributor, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — After leading The Hershey Co. to three years of strong performances, CEO David West is leaving to take the top job at the smaller Del Monte Foods Co., a surprise move that sent the candy maker's shares plummeting Wednesday. Del Monte Foods, the San Francisco-based food processor, said that West will become its CEO on Aug.