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US Halal Food Supplier Indicted Over Beef Exports

October 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' import requirements.             

FDA Develops Online Module to Help Ensure Proper Seafood Labeling

October 24, 2014 9:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Proper identification of seafood is important...

Infographic: What Drives Late-Night Restaurant Visits

October 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Consumers consider dinner their main meal of the...

As Food Prices Climb, Social Security Benefits Go Up 1.7 Percent

October 22, 2014 9:57 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of meat, fish and eggs is up by nearly...

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Food Costs Up 3 Percent Over the Past Year

October 22, 2014 9:50 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Food costs rose 0.3 percent in September and are up 3 percent over the past 12 months, exacerbated by drought conditions in parts of the country. Beef and veal prices jumped 2 percent in September and are up 16.7 percent since January.  

Trying Out the Kansas City Barbecue Scene

October 21, 2014 3:52 pm | by BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor | News | Comments

When I mentioned on Facebook that I was heading to Kansas City, one friend sent me to Arthur Bryant's barbecue restaurant, quoting Calvin Trillin's famous line that Bryant's was possibly "the single best restaurant in the world."     

2nd Guilty Plea in Calif. Tainted Beef Case

October 21, 2014 2:28 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Eugene Corda, an employee of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered the plea to one count of aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat earlier this month.           

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WTO Rejects US Country-of-Origin Labels for Meat

October 20, 2014 2:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage.

Maryland Firm Recalls Nearly 28K Pounds of Lamb Products

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by FDA | News | Comments

E.&B.’s Natural Way is recalling approximately 27,948 pounds of raw lamb products because they were not presented at the border for USDA-FSIS Import Inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.  

Nebraska Turkey Producer Branches Out to Raising Chickens

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by NICHOLAS BERGIN, Lincoln Journal Star | News | Comments

Bill Bevans, one of only three large-scale turkey producers in Nebraska, produces hundreds of thousands of turkeys on two properties, but the market for the birds has reached a limit. So recently, Bevans has decided to expand his operations to include chickens.

Idle Iowa Beef Plant Prepares to Reopen This Month

October 20, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Iowa Premium Beef, a long-idle beef processing plant in Tama, Iowa, is getting ready to reopen later this month. The plant has undergone a $46.8 million renovation to prepare to process about 1,100 cattle a day.         

Judge: Ex-Soldier Should Pay Fees to Burger King

October 17, 2014 1:32 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.         

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VIDEO: Flying Fish? Cannon Helps Move Salmon Upriver to Spawn

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

In the Pacific Northwest, the salmon are running. They migrate from the ocean into rivers where they eventually spawn on gravel beds. But on the Washougal River near the border of Washington State and Oregon, Ben Tracy found the Salmon are hitching a ride.

Mass. Firm Recalls 115K Pounds of Chicken Products

October 17, 2014 9:43 am | by USDA | News | Comments

Shop Packaging LLC, a New Bedford, Massachusetts establishment, is recalling chicken wing products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.                             

Once-Shuttered Pork Plant Ready to Expand Again

October 17, 2014 9:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Rantoul Foods, an eastern Illinois pork processing plant, plans to build a 48,000 square-foot expansion. The facility closed in 2009 amid financial troubles and reponed in 2011 with 150 employees.               

Global Pork Industry: Heated Markets Cooling Down

October 15, 2014 2:54 pm | by Rabobank | News | Comments

Although the peak of the 2014 porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outbreak is past, the global pork industry faces another challenge from the Russian import ban affecting EU, U.S., and Canadian markets, which is resulting in a rapidly changing trade landscape.

VIDEO: What's in McDonald's Food?

October 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by McDonald's | Videos | Comments

You have questions about our food so we’ve asked Grant Imahara to get you the answers. We’ve been serving our food for decades and now we’re giving everyone a behind-the-scenes look at our beef, Chicken McNuggets, McRib, and more.     

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Book Looks at Costs of Pork Production

October 13, 2014 3:33 pm | by JERRY HARKAVY, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the recession took hold six years ago and consumers stopped eating high on the hog, the giant meatpacker Hormel Foods began ratcheting up production to meet a surge in demand for Spam, its low-cost processed pork product in the familiar blue tins.

McDonald's Invites Unappetizing Questions About its Food

October 13, 2014 2:31 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's biggest hamburger chain is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.S. campaign to beat back perceptions that it serves Frankenfood. The push comes as McDonald's fights to boost its performance in the U.S.     

Researchers: Large Number of Fish Will Disappear From Tropics by 2050

October 13, 2014 9:55 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

A study by the University of British Columbia examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. Researchers say the tropics, among other areas, will see a loss of fish populations that are important to fisheries and communities.    

Hog Farms Rebound From Virus That Killed Millions of Piglets

October 13, 2014 9:17 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations, the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has waned. As pig numbers increase, steep prices on things like bacon should ease.            

October 2014: Oregon Trail Leads to Success

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.  

VIDEO: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

October 9, 2014 2:55 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

What is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so good? The Reactions team puts its nose into everyone's favorite breakfast food. We teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell.       

Getting the Most Out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom

October 8, 2014 2:48 pm | by American Physiological Society (APS) | News | Comments

As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developing nations, fish and seafood often comprise a large portion of the diet. Aquaculture is a booming business and the fastest growing form of global food production.     

Minn. Firm Recalls 62K Pounds of Meat Products For Possible Listeria

October 8, 2014 1:55 pm | by Food Safety | News | Comments

A Burnsville, Minnesota establishment is recalling approximately 62,488 pounds of meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria. The products were produced on various dates between July and September, and then shipped nationwide.

Regulators Consider Options For Maine's Elver Fishing

October 8, 2014 9:29 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Elvers, also called glass eels, are sold overseas as seed stock for Asian aquaculture companies that raise them to maturity and sell them as food. Prices topped $1,800 per pound in 2012 and 2013, and the fishery is Maine's second most valuable, behind only lobsters.

Nestle's Animal-Welfare Move in Line With Consumer Concerns

October 7, 2014 2:26 pm | by Hartman Group | Blogs | Comments

In a recent study by The Hartman Group, 76 percent of consumers said they prefer companies that avoid inhumane treatment of animals. Many people believe that content animals who lived good lives will provide more nutritious meat.     

Cargill's Illinois Pork Plant Reaches 6 Million Work Hours With No Injuries

October 7, 2014 1:50 pm | by Cargill | News | Comments

Cargill's pork processing facility in Beardstown, Illinois employs more than 2,000 workers and produces more than 1 billion pounds of pork annually. It was April 2013 when the most recent lost-time injury took place at the plant.     

Sausage Company Issues Recall of Raw, Frozen Chicken Products

October 6, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products. E-coli concerns have lead to the Alberta-based company's recall.                            

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