In a victory for a growing animal rights movement, activists succeeded in getting a ban on religious slaughter. But with economic decline deepening and exports seen as a possible salvation, the government faces pressure to get the practice reinstated legally — and is scrambling to do so.
Virginia farmers produce enough eggs to make more than 1 billion deviled eggs annually. The...
A beef processing plant in the South Dakota city of Yankton is recruiting dozens of workers laid...
Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the country's food watchdog is planning to impose tougher rules to deal with the threat of E. coli in slaughterhouses. The agency will soon begin a two-year review of the country's food regulations to ensure they are in line with the Safe Food for Canadians Act passed last year.
beef processing plant in the South Dakota city of Yankton is recruiting dozens of workers laid off from their jobs at the Northern Beef Packers plant. Representatives from the Cimpl's beef plant in Yankton conducted job interviews in Aberdeen on Tuesday and had more scheduled Wednesday.
After Polish animal rights activists succeeded in banning "barbaric" religious slaughter methods used in kosher and halal production — the process involves slashing the throats of conscious animals and letting them bleed out — religious and industry supporters are coming together to fight the changes.
State officials say up to 2,500 animal carcasses are buried in a trench near a closed cattle rendering plant in southwest Missouri. The owner of the former Halfway Packing Company in Polk County has signed an agreement to clean up environmental hazards on the property.
In this photo taken Monday May 13, 2013, Bosnian workers package chicken in the "Ovako" chicken factory that produces halal food products, near Bosnian town of Visoko, 35 kms north of Sarajevo. Bosnia is working hard to position itself as an exporter of halal products. The country opened its first halal fair Wednesday May 15 in Sarajevo, welcoming representatives of the Islamic world to take a look at Bosnian products.
There's no smoke and mirrors about it — Americans are eating a lot more smoked seafood than they used to. And that demand — part of a larger trend of infusing everything from salts and cocktails to fruit and teas with a kiss of smoky flavor — has smoked seafood producers like Maine's Ducktrap River moving fast to expand production.
The Sira-Cook™ Supreme™ bag can be used in a conventional oven or on a griddle, hot-plate or barbecue.
Trial is set to begin the case of a Canadian food company that says it's owed more than $600,000 from a North Dakota hog farming operation. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against North Dakota Sow Center, which operates facilities near Bottineau and Edmore. Maple Leaf claims the hog farming company failed to pay for the sale of young pigs.
McDonald's is adding three new Quarter Pounders to its menu as the fast-food chain looks to offer cheaper premium burgers while capitalizing on one of its most popular brands. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says the new burgers will replace its meatier Angus Third Pounders, which were among the most expensive items on its menu at around $4 to $5.
A Utah man recently found a burger he had misplaced... 14 years ago. The burger looks great for its age, having been mummified since it's birthday in 1999. It hasn't molded or decayed at all in the decade and a half since it was first served.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Henry's Turkey Service agreed in legal briefs filed late Friday that under federal law, each plaintiff can only recover $50,000 apiece — a far cry from the $7.5 million a jury awarded each worker earlier this month. On Monday, one advocate for the men called the cap "grossly unfair."
Three major British grocery chains have ended their bans on providing genetically modified feed to chickens. Sainsbury's, the Co-operative Group and Marks & Spencer cited short supplies of non-GM feed as the reason for the change. A Co-operative Group statement released Monday said it is no longer "feasible" to insist on non-GM feed.
A landmark $240 million verdict awarded to 32 mentally disabled Iowa plant workers who were subjected to years of abuse by their handlers will be reduced to just $1.6 million because of a federal cap, attorneys in the case agree. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Henry's Turkey Service agreed in legal briefs filed late Friday that under federal law, each plaintiff can only recover $50,000 apiece.
In honor of National Egg Month this May, Safest Choice™ Eggs is partnering with popular cookbook author and founder of Weelicious.com, Catherine McCord, to encourage families to cook wholesome, healthy meals together and ‘Make the Safest Choice’ while doing so.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says it is appalled to learn that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to illegally release information on cattle operations to the activist groups Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The changes come as McDonald's looks to keep up with shifting tastes, even as it underscores the affordability of its food. The website BurgerBusiness.com, which reported that the burgers were being dropped earlier Thursday, also said that it learned from McDonald's franchisees that the company intends to expand its line of lower-cost Quarter Pounders in coming months, including an option with bacon.
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, McDonald’s said it is cutting the Angus burger from its menu. McDonald's had said earlier this year that it was evaluating whether to continue selling the Angus Third Pounders, which were introduced in 2009 and among the chain’s priciest. The company also said at the time that it was it was cutting Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad.
Efficient operations at processing facilities are more critical than ever if meat product manufacturers are to remain profitable. Fortunately, advancements in packaging machinery and the potential for automation resulting from these innovations can play a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency for meat processing operations.
Ohio egg farmers are donating close to 767,000 eggs to food banks and other hunger relief organizations throughout the state in celebration of National Egg Month. The Ohio Poultry Association said Wednesday that eight farmers will provide the 766,800 eggs, which will be delivered the over the next couple weeks.
Belcampo is a new food start-up that has a laser focus on burgers. The food company is so serious about its beef that it has chosen a unique supply chain strategy — total domination. The company owns its entire supply chain, from farm to butcher to table.
The 330 case erector is designed for meat and poultry plants requiring sanitary, stainless steel construction and NEMA 4X electrical panel to fulfill industry standards.
Company has introduced a new line of South American-inspired flavor bases.
Company has dramatically improved the analysis of nitrofurans in feed, fish, shrimp, meat, honey and milk with its line of MaxSignal® ELISAs.
Tucked away in Pascoag, R.I., Daniele, Inc. is using innovative technology to extend shelf-life, ensure food safety and expand the reach of its sausage and cured meat products to a growing base of consumers. The company has been making sausages in the region for nearly 40 years. But its roots stretch much farther.
FDA is announcing the availability of an updated guide designed to help ensure that raw oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops offered in the U.S. market are safe to eat. The guide, entitled the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish: 2011 Revision, was developed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference with FDA concurrence.