Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell has been on trial since Aug. 1, accused of shipping tainted peanuts and peanut butter to customers. This is the first time a U.S. food producer has been tried in U.S. District Court in a food poisoning case.
A fifth of today's consumers say that beverages play an important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals. This increase is primarily driven by consumers who tend to use beverages for a wide variety of occasions, including snacks and social visits.
A recent survey on behalf of Nestle Waters Canada reveals that, on average, mothers are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week.
Fish hatcheries have been used to help rebuild fish populations, with mixed results, and millions of dollars have been spent on dam passage improvements. Thirteen species of salmon and steelhead are now listed as endangered or threatened in the Columbia River basin.
A national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers, is allowing consumers to make direct investments big or small into local food businesses.
Craft brewers increasingly are turning to employees of much larger shops like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to tap their experience in creating beer with a consistent flavor and quality time after time on a large scale.
Taylor Farms of Tracy issued a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
Dutch brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by its rival SABMiller. The Heineken family informed SABMiller it intends to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board oversees the regulation of more than 18,000 liquor licenses and permits statewide, including clubs and beer distributors. As part of the annual license renewal or validation process, licensees pay a fee ranging from $125 to $700.
Smithfield Specialty Foods Group has signed a two-year agreement with A&E for a line of snacks from Duck Dynasty, the hit TV show that follows the Robertson family and their duck-call business, to produce a line of nut-based snacks.
A recent survey by Canadean shows that out of 2,000 adults, only one in ten consumers, or 7 percent, have purchased coconut water in the last twelve months.
QTrade Teas & Herbs, the largest supplier of organic and fair trade tea in North America, says the most significant reform of U.S. food supply in 70 years is underway — and it will affect tea importers, too.
For those who are looking to embark on a healthier, cleaner lifestyle, Farmbox Direct offers seasonally selected produce perfect for those who don’t have enough time to shop for food that’s good for their mind, body and soul.
Fatal strains of E. coli have killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life. Investigators say they don't expect to find the specific sources of the outbreak, which might be tainted food or contact with livestock.
Leatherhead will now be offering Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturers with HABC, as well as Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing.
Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. However, with the enactment of the FSMA and continuing recalls, the intensity has been turned up even higher. Here are the top five trends we see in the packaged product inspection industry.
Hershey’s heritage of engaging with consumers and communities began with the company’s founding more than 120 years ago and is rooted in a tradition of ethical business practices, remarkable employees and giving back to its communities.
The expectations have driven corn and soybean prices significantly lower. However, since the grains are staples in livestock feed, lower prices could eventually lead to a decline in the cost of beef, pork, chicken and milk.
The campaign supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day on October 16, which inspires millions of Americans to wear purple to take a united stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
According to the just-released tailgating statistics from the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, the pre-game fare that takes the top spot on the grill is once again the all-American hamburger.