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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.         

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...

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...

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...

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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.     

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.

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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.       

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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.     

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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.                            

Texas Company Recalls 91K Pounds of Beef Products

October 6, 2014 8:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Corpus Christi-based company, Sam Kane Beef Processors, is recalling nearly 91,000 pounds of beef products after four consumers complained of metal pieces being found in their meat.                   

Report: Russian Food Bans Won't Slow Runaway Markets

October 3, 2014 2:39 pm | by Rabobank | News | Comments

In the report, published by Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, bank analysts say that global beef supply is in a tightening phase, with most key producing and export regions already experiencing record tight supplies.  

Calif. Teens Arrested in Foster Farms Chicken Massacre

October 3, 2014 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Fresno County sheriff's officials have arrested four young men suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.                   

VIDEO: Intruders Kill Hundreds of Chickens With Golf Club

October 2, 2014 2:07 pm | by CNN | News | Comments

Suspects in a bizarre burglary beat to death 920 chickens at a Foster Farms facility in central California earlier this month, authorities say. The suspects pulled back a portion of the fence and used a golf club to maliciously kill several hundred chickens.

Burger King, Ex-Soldier At Odds Over Needle Claim

October 2, 2014 9:19 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's the latest in a squabble between the parties about who is to blame for failed attempts to settle the lawsuit by Clark Bartholomew, who said he was injured when he bit into a Triple Stacker purchased from a Burger King on a Hawaii base in 2010. 

VIDEO: Hundreds of Tapeworms Infest Man Who Ate Sushi

October 1, 2014 9:59 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

A Chinese man who went to a doctor complaining of stomach aches and itchy skin was horrified to learn his body had become riddled with tapeworms. He reportedly told doctors he had recently eaten sushi.              

'Convenient,' 'Healthy' and 'Creative/New' the Trends in Refrigerated Meals and Meat Market

September 30, 2014 11:15 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Major trends in the category of branded refrigerated meals and meats products are centered on making products more convenient, healthier and more creative or original in their approach to flavors and ingredients, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts.

HoneyBaked Ham to Hire 10K Employees

September 30, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

HoneyBaked is already gearing up for the holiday season. The company is preparing for the annual rush on its signature Honey Baked Hams, Turkey Breasts and other products by providing part-time jobs for more than 10,000 people.     

Advanced Slicing System

September 30, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new PowerMax®3500 is the ideal solution for slicing a variety of innovative products. This mid-sized slicer’s upper and lower infeed drives provide complete control over the product while offering up to three AccuPower™ Independent Drives for the highest possible yields.

Man Accused of Abandoning 37K Pounds of Rotten Chicken Found

September 29, 2014 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Idaho officials have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned the trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop. Police say the trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop for nearly a month before it was discovered. 

Texas Beef Packer Recalls 12 Tons of Meat

September 26, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall involving Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas. The meat packer has recalled nearly 12 tons of beef trimmings products due to possible E. coli contamination.             

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