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Burger King Japan's Black Burger is Back

September 19, 2014 10:45 am | by HARUKA NUGA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fast-food chain added black cheese and deepened the color of the other ingredients in the special burger duo added to menus Friday. Marketing Manager Kana Ienega said Burger King Japan wants people to try the burger and find it tasty even though it may look unappetizing at first.

Rooting Out Horse-Meat Fraud in the Wake of Recent Food Scandal

September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The United Kingdom is forming a new crime unit...

North Carolina's Cumberland County Puts Poultry Plant on Hold

September 17, 2014 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County has delayed a decision on a proposed $113 million poultry plant in Cedar Creek...

Hidden Video Exposes Pizza Cheese Supplier Factory Animal Abuse

September 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Mercy For Animals | News | Comments

An undercover video from Mercy For Animals exposes animal cruelty at Winchester Dairy, a...

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Infographic: Around the World in Various Meats

September 16, 2014 1:34 pm | by MeatLust | News | Comments

Call yourself a meat lover? A real meat lover knows all anyone could ever know about meat. Did you know that Australia is the only country that eats its national emblem? This infographic gives you meatlicious facts from around the globe.  

Burger King Wants Hawaii Needle Lawsuit Dismissed

September 16, 2014 1:18 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clark Bartholomew sued after he said he was injured in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker from a Burger King on a Hawaii base. The former Army sergeant's lawsuit said one needle pierced his tongue and another was lodged in his small intestine.

Report: Russian Ban Won't Derail Outlook for Poultry Meat Prices

September 16, 2014 12:55 pm | by Rabobank | News | Comments

Rabobank has issued a new report on the global poultry industry for Q3 2014, saying that the Russian ban on poultry meat imports from the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia and Norway will not derail the bullish outlook for poultry meat prices.   

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Meat-Eaters Commence: National Cheeseburger Day Awaits

September 15, 2014 2:22 pm | by WingHouse | News | Comments

Thursday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and WingHouse restaurant CEO and NFL alumnus, Crawford Ker, is providing the inside scoop on creating a cheeseburger masterpiece.                  

Large Number of Salmon Return to Columbia River

September 15, 2014 10:25 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fish hatcheries have been used to help rebuild fish populations, with mixed results, and millions of dollars have been spent on dam passage improvements. Thirteen species of salmon and steelhead are now listed as endangered or threatened in the Columbia River basin.

USDA: Lower Corn Prices Could Lead to a Decline in Beef, Chicken Costs

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The expectations have driven corn and soybean prices significantly lower. However, since the grains are staples in livestock feed, lower prices could eventually lead to a decline in the cost of beef, pork, chicken and milk.             

Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Food Trends

September 11, 2014 2:45 pm | by Weber-Stephen Products LLC | News | Comments

According to the just-released tailgating statistics from the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, the pre-game fare that takes the top spot on the grill is once again the all-American hamburger.         

Puerto Rican Businessman Pleads Guilty to Selling Putrid Pork

September 11, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Jose Suarez of Joshua Enterprises Inc. could face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to selling meat products unfit for human consumption.                                  

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Dates Extended for Pork Product Recall From Edmonton Retail Store

September 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Vinh Fat Foods originally recalled frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold between July 10 and Sept. 5. On Wednesday, the latter date was extended to Sept. 8. The CFIA has designated the recall a Class 1, or high hazard recall.

Manufacturers Should Prepare for EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance

September 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

Manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.  This includes manufacturers located within and outside of the EU. 

Photo: Illinois Grills Up a 100-Foot-Long Bratwurst

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, Illinois | News | Comments

Silver Creek Saloon in Illinois hosted a practice run for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, by carefully grilling a 100-foot-long bratwurst.            

McDonald's Aug. Sales Continue to Plummet From China Scandal

September 9, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's Corp. said earlier this month that it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt its sales and reputation.                     

Processing Alligators For Food is a Growing Business

September 8, 2014 9:30 am | by CHAD GILLIS, The News-Press | News | Comments

Processing facilities must be certified by the USDA in order to legally sell meat to the public or restaurants. Securing the certification is not the only challenge. The smell produced when skinning and processing alligator meat is somewhat gamey — somewhere between a fish market and a pile of hamburger meat.

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Dietary Recommendations May Be Tied to Increased Gas Emissions

September 5, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Martin Heller and Gregory Keoleian of U-M's Center for Sustainable Systems looked at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of about 100 foods, as well as the potential effects of shifting Americans to a diet recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Raw Pork Recalled in Alberta for Possible E. Coli Outbreak

September 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the two Alberta food companies, V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh Trading in Edmonton, are recalling some of their raw pork products due to possible E. coli contamination.       

Meat, Cheese Maker to Build Indiana Plant

September 5, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand, maker of premium meats and cheeses, announced its plans to build a meat processing plant in central Indiana. The company says the facility will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.        

St. Louis Rams Move the Chains on Responsibly-Sourced Meat

September 5, 2014 8:45 am | by Animal Welfare Approved | News | Comments

This football season, the St. Louis Rams are taking a stand on sustainable food production. Football fans at the Rams' stadium will enjoy the first ever high-welfare, sustainable hot dogs and burgers served by stadium concessions.    

USDA to Buy Up to $13M in Canned Pink Salmon

September 4, 2014 12:25 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The USDA has agreed to buy the canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen. Earlier this year, the agency purchased $20 million worth of canned salmon.                 

Recovery Knocks 21 Fish Species From Seafood Watch List

September 3, 2014 12:20 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Monterey Bay Aquarium upgraded the 21 species of West Coast bottom-dwelling fish known as ground fish from its "avoid" category on the Seafood Watch list, meaning the food industry and consumers now should feel free to sell and eat those fish without guilt.

Consumer Trends: Chicken-Eaters Want More 'Humanely Raised' Meat

September 2, 2014 11:00 am | by ASPCA | News | Comments

In response to National Chicken Month, ASPCA encourages consumers to request more humanely raised chicken options from their grocery stores. The survey shows consumers want more humanely raised chickens because they feel it leads to safer chicken products.

Maine Company Recalls More Than 25K Pounds of Beef

September 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Bubier Meats of Greene, a Maine company, is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease.                      

Vermont Bistro Scolded For Removing its Bacon Sign

August 29, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sneakers Bistro and Cafe in Winooski, Vermont removed its bacon advertisement and was called insensitive to vegans and Muslims for doing so. Comments were posted in an online forum by "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household."    

Are South Korea's Dog-Eating Days Over?

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The long tradition of eating dog meat in South Korea is such that a respected 17th century book on Korean medicine extols its health benefits. But today it is an increasingly tough sell and a less attractive dining option for young South Koreans.

Bait Dumping Offers Invaders Path to Great Lakes

August 28, 2014 11:00 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Researchers with Central Michigan University and the University of Notre Dame tested water samples from tanks containing small fish for sale as bait at more than 500 shops across the eight states on the lakes and found that 27 tested positive for invasive species' DNA.

NJ Company Recalls Chicken Cutlets Over Listeria Concerns

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials announced Tnuva USA, a Fairfield-based company, is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.                      

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