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Securing the Supply of Sea Scallops For Today, Tomorrow

May 6, 2015 2:50 pm | by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | News | Comments

Good management has brought the $559 million U.S. sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. However, its current fishery management plan does not account for longer-term environmental change like ocean warming and acidification.

Turkey Farmer Hit By Bird Flu Sees Emotional, Financial Toll

May 6, 2015 8:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around...

Jennie-O Lays Off 233 Workers in Minnesota Due to Bird Flu

May 6, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The country's second-largest turkey processor said the Faribault, Minn., plant will switch to a...

USDA Report: Labeling Costs Producers Without Benefits to Consumers

May 5, 2015 11:50 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials reported that country-of-origin-labeling requirements cost the agricultural...

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Honolulu Food Festival Explores the Wonders of Canned Meat

May 4, 2015 11:50 am | by CALEB JONES, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don't eat, as it may be for many mainlanders. To honor Spam lovers in Hawaii, Hormel Foods released a new flavor — Portuguese sausage Spam.

Fishermen Say They Can't Afford to Pay Monitors

May 4, 2015 9:45 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year.

Washington State Officials Withdraw Shellfish Spray Permit

May 4, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington's Department of Ecology has canceled a permit to spray pesticides over shellfish beds in two areas, officials said Sunday. The decision to halt the practice in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor is part of an agreement between the local oyster growers association and the state. 

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

May 1, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed content of the past week from the Food Manufacturing website.  

New England's Cod Fishing Cutbacks Take Effect

May 1, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators reduced the Gulf of Maine cod catch limit from 1,550 to 386 metric tons for the fishing year that started Friday. The quota cutback is needed because the level of cod spawning in the Gulf of Maine is a fraction of target levels, regulators have said. The cut means fishermen will also be restricted in how much they can catch of other popular food species like haddock and hake.

KFC, Taco Bell Parent Jumps After Third Point Buys In

May 1, 2015 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut soared Friday after a prominent investor said he's taken a stake in the company thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

Cheese, Poultry Facilities to Open in Virginia

May 1, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kelly Turkeys USA LLC will invest $1.4 million in its first U.S. poultry processing facility, creating 33 jobs and Ewes Guys LLC will do business as Twenty Paces and invest $321,000 in a cheese facility at Bellair Farms.

Years-Old Pork Served for Lunch at Schools in East Tennessee

April 30, 2015 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An East Tennessee school district served years-old pork to students for lunch and is now implementing new food-handling procedures. Local media outlets report that the frozen meat had dates of 2009 to 2011 and was served to students in the Hawkins County district on April 22. No sicknesses have been reported.

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Record Pollution Fine for McDonald's Supplier in China

April 30, 2015 7:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A french fry supplier to the McDonald's restaurant chain in China has been issued Beijing's biggest-ever pollution fine for releasing dirty wastewater, state media reported.

Chileans Brace for Volcano's Impact on Livestock, Farming

April 29, 2015 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano threatens to cause widespread and lasting economic damage, turning cattle pastures barren and choking fish with volcanic ash in one of the world's top salmon-producing countries.

In The News: Tyson Foods Hopes to Rid US Chicken of Antibiotics by 2017

April 29, 2015 6:40 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know about this story by taking a look at a compilation of media coverage.

Tyson Foods Hopes to Rid US Chicken of Antibiotics by 2017

April 28, 2015 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations

Entrepreneurs Hatch Hen-Rental Idea for Fans of Fresh Eggs

April 28, 2015 10:45 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Poultry leasing has turned out to be a serious investment as more people want fresh eggs from humanely raised hens, without the responsibilities of ownership. In two years, Pennsylvania-based Rent The Chicken has expanded to three other states, plus Toronto.

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Bird Flu Found in 5 More Northwest Iowa Poultry Farms

April 28, 2015 10:25 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deadly bird flu virus was found in an egg-laying flock with 3.7 million chickens in northwest Iowa in addition to four more poultry farms, state agriculture officials said. The virus will now cost Iowa egg producers about a sixth of the state's 60 million hens, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said.

Tuna Company, 2 Managers Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

April 28, 2015 9:45 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the 2012 death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.

Q&A with J.P. Bachman, VP, Lone Star Western Beef Inc.

April 28, 2015 7:15 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A with Lone Star Western Beef Vice President J.P. Bachman via email regarding the company's move from West Virginia to Pennsylvania, the company's history and more.  

In the News: Chipotle Finishes Removing GMO Ingredients From its Food

April 28, 2015 6:35 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Find out everything you need to know by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

Burger King Sales Jump, Boosted by a Spicy Whopper

April 27, 2015 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade during the first quarter, boosted by a new flavor of its signature burger and a popular 2 for $5 promotion.

Wisconsin Egg Company Vows to be Productive After Bird Flu

April 27, 2015 8:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Wisconsin facility hit by a highly contagious bird flu virus will become productive again after they euthanize all 800,000 chickens, the company president says.

Recall Review: April 20-24

April 27, 2015 7:30 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Here is a recap of the food industry recalls that were in the news last week.

What Could McDonald's Do To Fix Its Business?

April 27, 2015 7:05 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4. Among the challenges it is facing are intensifying competition and an image for serving junk food that it just can't seem to shake.

Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

April 24, 2015 3:16 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed content of the past week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Bird Flu Cuts Into Egg, Poultry Exports in Iowa, Midwest

April 24, 2015 11:45 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from Midwestern states that have been affected by a deadly strain of bird flu, while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced.

Fishing Regulators Approve Some New England Habitat Changes

April 24, 2015 11:40 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal fishery regulators say they will keep much-debated protections for Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine in place as part of a broad effort to alter the scope of New England's fishing grounds.

This is How Deli Meat Gets Made in Mass Quantities

April 24, 2015 10:00 am | by How It's Made | Videos | Comments

Have you ever wondered how the products you use and eat every day are made? How It's Made leads you through the process of how deli meats are manufactured.

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