This week, Rethink Robotics launched Sawyer, a new one-armed robot designed for high-precision tasks requiring agility and flexibility. “Sawyer significantly expands the range of tasks that our type of robots can do for manufacturers,” Eckert says.
ConAgra Foods Inc. moved to a loss in its fiscal third quarter because of a hefty impairment charge, but its adjusted profit beat analysts' expectations. The maker of Chef Boyardee and other packaged foods also boosted its full-year profit outlook.
The plan has sent waves through Maine's scallop industry, where harvesters wonder what the proposed restrictions would mean for catch and dealers speculate what impact they would have on the price for consumers. Recently, prices at some Maine markets have surged close to $20 per pound, while other scallops are closer to $12.
The combination of H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. will bring many of America's oldest and best-known brands under the same corporate roof. Here's a look at the history behind some of those products.
The training features a detailed cutting demonstration of all the major center of the plate protein items, including beef, veal, lamb and pork, as well as sessions highlighting poultry, processed meats and seafood.
The idea is part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The certification would be voluntary, says Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican who is including the idea in legislation he plans to introduce Wednesday.
The International Dairy Foods Association applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms. IDFA has joined with others to urge Congress to quickly pass the bill.
The family of an 11-year-old boy is suing the Publix grocery chain, saying the child was allergic to nuts and died from a severe reaction after eating a cookie despite a worker's assurance it was safe.
Taiwanese health authorities have ordered a recall of all food products illegally imported from five Japanese prefectures affected by the 2011 earthquake and consequent nuclear disaster.
The Kraft Heinz Co. will own Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida and a large stable of other brands. Eight of those brands have annual sales of $1 billion or more and five others log sales between $500 million and $1 billon every year.
According to a recent article published online by JAMA Pediatrics, it was only after schools began hiring chefs to enhance meals that fruit and vegetable consumption began to increase in school aged children.
A 3-ounce cup of ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was traced to a plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Blue Bell spokesman Gene Grabowski said. He said the cups with pull tab lids are not sold in retail locations and instead are shipped in bulk to "institutional accounts" in 23 states that comprise less than 5 percent of the company's sales.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials are aware of the recall. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Alabama agriculture officials said in a statement Tuesday that single-serving cups of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla have been recalled across 23 states after a cup in Kansas tested positive for Listeria. Officials say they're checking whether any of the recalled products are being served in Alabama.
Prosecutors are seeking a five-year prison sentence for the owner of a Dutch meat processing plant who is accused of selling horse meat as beef.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesman said a pesticide was used to destroy the birds to prevent the spread of disease to dairy cows.
A Los Angeles ordinance designed to curb obesity in low-income areas by restricting the opening of new fast-food restaurants has failed to reduce fast-food consumption or reduce obesity rates in the targeted neighborhoods.
Blue Bell is recalling 3-ounce cups of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream that have tab lids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the cups could be contaminated with the bacteria, which can cause fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.
Just as chocolate connoisseurs thought it couldn't get any better, there's this tasty new tidbit: researchers have found a way to make the treat even more nutritious — and sweeter.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the product was mistakenly labeled as corned beef on the label.