HEINEKEN USA today announced a voluntary recall of several products and packages in specific states due to a defect in the 12-ounce brown bottles used for certain batches of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar, which are available in 6-packs and 12-packs as well as “Beers of Mexico” and “Best of Mexico” pack varieties. Indio 12-ounce bottles, which are only featured in the “Best of Mexico” pack (available only in Texas), are also affected.
A 24-pound Dutch cheese named the best in the world last month has been auctioned off for $8,400, or $350 per pound, in Wisconsin.
Beef cattle from Virginia are headed to Canada under a new export deal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the first direct shipments of cattle from the state to Canada on Thursday while traveling on a trade and marketing mission in Quebec.
The Humane Society of the United States said Thursday that an undercover operation by the group at a central Pennsylvania egg farm found hens suffering in severely overcrowded cages, along with mummified bird carcasses, thick layers of dead flies and other "deplorable" conditions.
Robert Aschenbrock of Stratford, Wis., shows off a low-fat gouda from the Netherlands, that won the 2012 World Champion Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The 24-pound wheel of cheese brought in $8,400, or $350 per pound, when it was auctioned off Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping convert old coal-mining land in western Maryland into greenhouses to grow food for Frostburg State University students.
A California seafood importer and processor has agreed to a consent decree with the FDA that prevents the company from manufacturing or distributing fish or fish products until it has corrected conditions in its seafood processing facility alleged to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) bacteria.
Lakeland Fine Foods filed the complaint after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the company should not be allowed to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Fine wine is said to improve with barrel aging. So why not fine beer? That's the thinking behind the emerging craft beer trend of aging brews in the barrel to give them more complexity.
A Maine meat distributor has announced that it is recalling more than a ton of beef products that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria.
New research published in the American Marketing Association's Journal of Marketing backs this decision, finding that when consumers have to do more to make a product ready for consumption, they give the end-product better reviews and think more highly of the product they use as input.
Animal control officer John De Cando tells The Record newspaper it was like "Dodge City" with police cars trying to corral the 750-pound animal. But the cow managed to break loose.
Reddy Ice Holdings Inc., which makes packaged ice, said Thursday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it reported a bigger fourth quarter loss than a year ago.
Scientists are blaming slightly higher levels of carbon dioxide in Pacific Ocean waters linked to global warming for the failure of oyster larvae to survive in an Oregon hatchery. They say higher acidity of the water that comes with more carbon dioxide makes it harder for young oysters to form their shells, dooming them in a matter of days, even if they are moved to more favorable environments.
Total shipments of beer and beer-like drinks in Japan increased 0.8 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier to 86.22 million cases, the first rise in five years for the three-month period, an industry group said Wednesday.
Scotland has called in taste testers to sample the fish found near the site of Total's North Sea gas leak, an unusual gastronomic exercise intended to provide reassurance to Scottish seafood lovers.
Scientists blame higher levels of carbon dioxide in Pacific Ocean waters caused by man-made global warming for the failure of oysters to produce young at an Oregon hatchery.
In a heist that could fill the mother of all bottomless cups, thieves in Austria have made off with 2 tons of coffee.
A Hispanic advocacy group is suing a grape grower in California's Central Valley to recover wages for Latino employees it claims were forced to work extra hours without pay.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University should move forward and not be considered a "parochial" issue relevant only to Kansas. After a Landon Lecture Tuesday, Vilsack said having the proposed $650 million research facility was important to ensure the United States would continue to have a safe and adequate supply for its citizens and the world.