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Salmonella infections are one of the top causes of gastrointestinal disease in the U.S., and while regulatory agencies have made progress in reducing foodborne transmission of the pathogen, other infection sources, including exposure to water, have not been as thoroughly examined.
The growing consumer demand for protein -- and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock -- could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium at IFT15.
The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.
The USDA said that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent proposal for fighting any future outbreaks of bird flu.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Aspen Foods of Illinois is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The news comes days after Maine-based Barber Foods announced a recall of 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken over similar concerns.
A deal has been worked out in a class-action lawsuit filed over an E. coli outbreak and the largest meat recall in Canadian history. The lawsuit is against XL Foods Inc., which operated a meat-packing plant in southern Alberta during a tainted beef recall in 2012.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the change into law on Wednesday, legalizing happy hour in Illinois for the first time since it was banned in 1989 over concerns about excessive drinking and drunken driving. Proponents of the shift said it would boost alcohol sales — and in the process, tax revenues.
Fast-changing consumer preferences require a rapid response from manufacturers, driving demands for processing and packaging technologies that yield greater flexibility, sustainability and efficiency. This fall, the destination for solutions is PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28-30, 2015).
Where Have All the Bakers Gone? is just one of the sessions of this year's PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY program. This year’s program includes 35+ hours of education addressing a wide variety of important topics that cover all major segments of the food and beverage industry.
The company credited with inventing the paper coffee filter is producing the first single-serve coffee pod that's completely recyclable.
Kraft Heinz says it is relocating the headquarters of the Kraft business from Northfield, Illinois, to downtown Chicago early next year.
Monsanto plans to fund a panel of scientists to review a study that linked its popular agricultural weed killer to an increased risk of cancer.
General Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the union that represents the facility. The food maker is looking to get rid of excess cereal and dry dinner capacity as part of its ongoing effort to meet consumers' changing tastes.
The new 272,000 square foot facility will service more than 4,000 chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice operators throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. It is also the company’s 6th LEED-certified facility, featuring an environmentally conscious design maximized for energy efficiency.
Officials are looking into revising a decades-old ordinance that requires restaurants-on-wheels to abide by the same rules as hawkers or peddlers, including the two-hour limit in parking spaces around the capital city. This is just one of the restrictions that local food truck vendors have said is killing their business.
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company's first new plant in 35 years.
What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented.
Brad Pitt and Bill Maher say Costco contributes to animal cruelty by selling eggs from caged hens.
In advance of PROCESS EXPO 2015, here are nine advancements in the processing and packaging side of aseptic processing.