University of Southampton scientists are trialing a new device designed to sample and detect foodborne bacteria. The sensor is capable of detecting Listeria monocytogens on food industry surfaces, thereby preventing contaminated food from entering the market.
The easy-open bag is designed for small portion deli items, including cheeses and smoked and processed meats. The bag features a tab that opens packages in one quick motion once pulled.
The FDA has deemed the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process unsanitary since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), despite the fact that wooden boards have been used for hundreds of years. This will create problems for artisan cheese makers.
The American Cheese Society is strongly against the FDA's ruling of discontinuing wooden boards in the cheese making process due to unsanitary surfaces. The ACS says no foodborne illness outbreak has been found to be caused by the use of wood as an aging surface.
The Food and Drug Administration says the use of wooden boards in the the aging process of cheese is unsanitary, despite the integral part wooden boards have played in a cheesemakers operations. Will this be the end of artisan cheeses as we know it?
Six in ten American adults say they restrict at least one nutritional component from their diet. Sugar and sodium/salt top the list of ingredients American households have at least one person restricting or monitoring, followed by carbohydrates and dairy.
The Teamsters Union cautioned the Federal Trade Commission staff investigating Sysco's proposed acquisition of US Foods that a merger of the top two U.S. foodservice providers could limit competition and negatively affect consumers and food suppliers.
Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, will open a new grocery store to this month that sells expired foods. Rauch said The Daily Table will offer fresh produce, perfectly good dairy and most other grocery store products at deep discounts.
In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and Department of Agriculture, the National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council said Japan and Canada were dragging their feet and U.S. negotiators must insist on "meaningful" dairy market access.
Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its Idaho plant. Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness says the plant has hit its production target and is making shift changes. The layoffs include temporary workers, as well as regular workers.
Land O'Lakes celebrates June Dairy Month by talking about the importance of using correct practices in milking and making sure the cows are clean and comfortable. Land O'Lakes has been serving dairy products for more than 90 years.
In the last year, the U.S. pork supply has decreased by about 10 percent due to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. The Texas Tech food expert explains that the beef herd is at its lowest levels since the 1940s, thanks, in part, to the California drought.
What is the definition of a snack? The Daily Show's Jon Stewart "takes fun and pokes it" at New York State officials battling over naming a state snack. A bill designating yogurt, specifically, as New York's state snack is the topic of hilarity.
Low-fat products tend to have inferior flavor because the removal of fat makes the structure rubbery. An associate professor of dairy science at South Dakota State University found a strain of bacteria that mimics fat, improving the taste of low-fat products.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage claims grazing improves the health of cows and consumers alike. The American Grassfed Association, which helped Natural Grocers develop its rules, said it is the first retail chain to carry only pastured dairy products.
What happens when fudge bars attack? A South Carolina man was not happy after disputing with an ice-cream truck driver over correct change. Police were called to the scene when the fudge bar became a weapon of choice against the driver.
Rhode Island-based distributor United Natural Foods plans to buy Tony's Fine Foods this July. The CEO of United Natural Foods said the products of Tony's are fast growing, and they will help them further expand their market share to the West Coast.
Overflowing rivers in Serbia and Bosnia are leaving tons of dead cows, pigs, sheep and chickens in their wake. Serbia's senior veterinarian says 140 tons of drowned animals have been destroyed so far, but more work lays ahead to clear areas so residents can return.
WhiteWave's Silk Light Original soymilk is being recalled in at least 17 states. Consumers are being urged to return the product or contact the company. Having an allergy risk to almonds could prove life-threatening to Whitewave soymilk drinkers.
Company’s advanced whey protein Lacprodan® DI-7017 is a 100% whey protein concentrate rich in the essential and branched chain amino acids that are scientifically proven to optimize the body’s muscle-building and satiety response mechanisms.
Kraft, one of North America's largest consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturers, has recalled cottage cheese across several brands due to improper storage temperatures that may lead illnesses. Breakstone's, Simply Kraft and Knudsen were affected.
If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require food manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. The measure would not apply to food served in restaurants.
Nestle's Wonka Confectionary is marketing WONKA™ Peel-a-Pop™ frozen treats. The dessert pops look like and peel like bananas, but the peels are edible. The dessert pops are available in two "scrummdiddlyumptious" flavors, Vanilla Banana and Vanilla Grape.
Members of the U.S. House and Senate issued statements against the European Union's geographical indicator laws for products with names like "parmesan" and "feta." Europeans say these are proprietary products, but U.S. producers claim they're trade barriers.
Americans ate nearly 1.6 billion gallons of ice cream and other frozen dairy desserts in 2012, though ice cream is losing market share to other frozen treats. Manufacturers hope to pique consumer interests with savory flavors like basalmic vinegar ice cream.