The second report of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare reveals that despite growing investor interest in the business case for managing farm animal welfare standards, companies are failing to provide reassurance that farm animal welfare-related issues are being effectively managed.
The EPA hosted a public hearing on its proposed rule to reduce the 2014 renewable volume...
Citing a potential threat to public health, the FDA moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use...
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy...
A newly formed Harrisonburg company is planning to reopen a former Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing facility, creating the equivalent of 102 full-time jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday that Shenandoah Processing will invest more than $2.2 million in the project.
A fishing boat captain told a federal judge he tried to sell shark fins to a Honolulu hotel restaurant so he could earn some extra money for his crew. Matthew Brian Case said he finned dead sharks while at sea off Hawaii and planned to sell them "for a few hundred dollars."
Yauk's Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo., has recalled about 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under unsanitary conditions. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recalls on Monday.
Hampton Creek Foods is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
Health officials confirmed four cases tied to E. coli and 13 likely cases in people who last holiday season ate "cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer with raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread that is popular in Wisconsin. The dish has become less common recently as food-safety awareness has increased.
Kentucky's farm economy shifted into over-drive as a money maker this year, backed by robust equine, poultry and cattle markets and predictions of record grain yields that are putting total cash receipts on a rapid trajectory toward $6 billion, agricultural economists said Thursday.
"Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
San Francisco-based White Oak Global Advisors submitted the winning $44.3 million credit-and-cash bid for an idled South Dakota plant during a bankruptcy court auction in Sioux Falls. Northern Beef Packers filed for bankruptcy in July because it lacked money to buy cattle for slaughter.
Company has released the first commercial kit designed for the detection of benzalkonium chloride (BKC) in shrimp.
Missouri agriculture officials say about 1,450 pounds of possibly contaminated beef and pork products have been returned to a southwest Missouri processor. Cloud's Meats Inc. of Carthage voluntarily recalled the meat after routine testing detected E. coli in samples last month.
A Green Bay, Wis.-based beef processing company has submitted the minimum $12.75 million bid for an idled South Dakota plant. American Foods Group's bid for Northern Beef Packers allows it to become a qualified bidder in an auction scheduled for Thursday.
New owners are opening a new slaughterhouse operation inside a former kosher beef slaughterhouse in northwest Nebraska. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald says Open Range Beef is launching its operation at the former Local Pride plant in Gordon.
A new $75 million turkey processing plant in southwestern Indiana is set to start operations next week. State and local officials joined Farbest Foods president Ted Seger for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours Monday of the new factory.
Yum Brands Inc. said November sales at restaurants in China rose on a half-price bucket promotion at KFC and gains at Pizza Hut locations. Yum said that its China division recorded a 1 percent gain at restaurants open at least one year, including a rise of 7 percent at Pizza Hut.
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation. But a professor argues that those fears are overstated and the U.S. likely will have little problem replacing aging farmers.
In 2008, the Humane Society of the United States released grainy video taken by an undercover investigator posing as an employee that showed crippled and sick cows being kicked, shocked and shoved with forklifts at the Chino-based Westland Meat Co. and Hallmark Meat Packing Co.
Hollifield Ranches is appealing a ruling in bankruptcy court saying it must pay nearly $1 million after breaching a cattle-feeding contract. The company filed the appeal last week in U.S. District Court in Boise after a judge ordered it to pay Tyson Fresh Meats $958,442.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sent a letter dated Nov. 11 to chef Dan Fox ordering his Fox Heritage Farms to stop selling "misbranded multiple ingredient meat products, specifically pork."
A California slaughterhouse, a meat-packing facility and two companies that provided loans to the operations have agreed to settlements after allegations of inhumane treatment led to a massive recall that included beef sold to the National School Lunch Program.
The FDA is warning consumers that some cooking preparation methods may cause cancer. Dr. Richard Besser discusses the details from the warning, which cautions that breakfast foods like burnt toast and dark hash browns have been linked to cancer.
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Nearly three out of 10 Americans plan to sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner this year that includes at least one prepared ready-to-eat dish from a retailer, restaurant or caterer. Over the past three years, more and more consumers are saying they would turn to a foodservice source for part of their Thanksgiving dinner.
Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a 24-ounce dry aged Porterhouse steak goes for $48. But he gave it all up to cook at a Salvation Army soup kitchen.
McDonald's Le Royal Cheese in France will soon be facing more competition with Burger King signing a deal to expand in the country. The deal with restaurant operator Groupe Olivier Bertrand is the latest push by Burger King to rake in more revenue.
Bison meat is lower in cholesterol than beef, hormone-free, steroid-free and antibiotic-free. A corporate chef at Ted's Montana Grill explains why consumers should eat more bison meat, and demonstrates how to prepare a tasty bison burger.
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