Recent consumer research by food industry consultants Technomic indicates that retailers' prepared food offerings have evolved to the point that they are viable alternatives to all types of restaurants. Forty percent of consumers surveyed in Southern California agreed that "prepared foods from retailers are restaurant-quality foods at better prices." Nearly two-thirds say they've seen significant improvements in the quality and variety of retailer prepared foods over the past five years.
A South Dakota company created to provide a healthy snack for American Indians expects its sales to grow by a third this year after seeing its product picked up by national grocery chain Whole Foods Markets.
A switch to LED lights in refrigeration units could save the retail meat industry millions of dollars each year, according to research from Kansas State University. Kyle Steele, recent master's graduate in animal sciences and industry, Silver Lake, Kan., found that using light-emitting diode, or LED, lights in refrigeration units both saves energy for meat retailers and extends the shelf life of some beef products.
McDonald's Corp. said Monday it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to provide plans by May to phase out crates that tightly confine pregnant sows, a move that one animal rights group predicted would have "a seismic impact" on the industry.
SPX Corporation today announced that its Flow Technology segment has been awarded a contract worth approximately $40 million by Bright Dairy & Food Co., Ltd. to establish a new dairy processing plant in Shanghai, China capable of producing pasteurized fresh milk, ultra-high temperature (UHT) long shelf life milk and yogurt.
Valentine’s Day is one of chocolate’s biggest days of the year, so IFT took the opportunity to reveal seven secrets about how the sweet confection is made.
McDonald's Corp. said Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to provide plans by May to phase out the use of stalls that confine pregnant sows. Smithfield Foods had already announced plans to phase out the stalls.
Flowers Foods Inc.'s shares fell in trading Friday after the bakery company delivered disappointing fourth-quarter results and full-year guidance.
Martin Wiedmann and Rob Ralyea, Cornell University researchers and experts on food safety, comment and the danger presented to farmers and consumers by the raw milk movement.
A new study from Mayo Clinic supports the idea that “what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” The study, released today, suggests that eating too much may double the risk for memory loss in people age 70 and older. This research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28.
There's reason for optimism down on the farm, providing that's a beef cattle operation in Tennessee or Kentucky. The mid-South states are the center of cow-calf beef production east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky ranks eighth nationally and Tennessee is ninth.
After losing their fight against right-to-work legislation, labor organizers are making a desperate bid on shop room floors and at union halls to persuade members to keep paying their union dues and avoid crippling labor's influence in Indiana.
Shoppers ages 50-54 lead the charge when it comes to purchasing health and beauty products online (52 percent), and shoppers ages 45-49 are purchasing more food and beverage products online (29 percent) than any other age group. This was revealed in the latest issue of The Checkout, an ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group® and M/A/R/C Research.
A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that drinking three cups of black tea daily over several months may help lower blood pressure. Research participants—male and female, ages 35 to 75—were split into two groups. One group drank three cups of tea that contained 1,493 milligrams of powdered black tea solids with 429 milligrams of polyphenols and 96 grams of caffeine. The other group drank three cups that contained a placebo with the same taste and caffeine levels but no tea solids.
Feb 4 marked the "one-year-and-one-month" anniversary of the day that President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Rules that would make our food supply significantly safer are apparently stalled at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The administration is now over 30 days late on meeting several deadlines mandated by Congress.
Cargill has unveiled plans to invest close to EUR20 million in its newly acquired cocoa and chocolate facilities in Berlin, Germany. This investment will enable Cargill to upgrade, strengthen and expand its cocoa and chocolate capabilities in Germany in order to offer customers superior choice, quality and market reach.
First Lady Michelle Obama joined students, Top Chef chef'testants and the Dallas Cowboys at the Kleberg-Rylie Recreation Center today to highlight the Dallas Independent School Districts efforts to foster healthy, nutritious school environments as part of her three-day nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let's Move!
Whole Foods is recalling its Pumpkin Bundt Cakes because they contain undeclared milk. No illnesses have been reported. But the Emeryville-based company says people who have milk allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the cake.
Kristpy Kreme is featuring heart-shaped Valentine Doughnuts to celebrate this year's Valentine's Day. Doughnuts are available through Feb. 14 at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canada locations, as well as select grocery stores, mass merchants and convenience stores.
Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York's governor to pull the plug on milk from cows. The hip-hop impresario writes in a letter to Andrew Cuomo that milk should no longer be the state's official beverage.