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Government Says Tyson Foods Must Sell Sow-Buying Business

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice said Tyson Foods must sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.                 

Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 27, 2014 2:02 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA in February sent a letter to Rockland-based Linda Bean's citing the firm for "significant violations" in the way it processed seafood. As one of Maine's largest lobster processors, the company is now under investigation by the federal agency.

Urban Tours Offer Fun for Foodies

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by The GO Group, LLC | News | Comments

From the LA Cycle Taco Tour to the Yummy Walks Seafood and Chowda Tour in Boston, foodies of varying preferences can enjoy a new way to explore the city. Take one of these tours selected by the travel experts at The GO Group and eat your way through town.

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Seafood of the Future May Come From Unexpected Sources

August 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists FutureFood 2050 initiative talks with an oceanographer, a chef, a biochemist, an advocate and an entrepreneur about new and innovative ways to address the global challenge of feeding the world healthfully with limited resources.

The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 26, 2014 12:30 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) | News | Comments

With tailgating season not far ahead, many people are firing up the grill to make some barbecued food. With only one goal in mind, most consumers aren't thinking about the science behind the barbecue. An IFT spokesperson provides some insight.

Where the Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Got its Start

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visitors often flock to Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York for some homemade chicken wings. But, these aren't just any wings. This is the home of the original Buffalo chicken wings. The dish was developed in 1964, and 50 years later the Main Street eatery remains a must-see.

Hard to Swallow? Burger King May Move to Canada

August 26, 2014 9:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers are voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its headquarters from Miami to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes. Burger King's Facebook page was littered with negative comments about the potential deal.

Calif. Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Processing Cows With Cancer

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Co-owner of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California slaughterhouse, has pleaded guilty to the criminal charges accusing him of processing cows with cancer. Operations were halted in February after a series of recalls.   

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The First Offshore Shellfish Ranch to Decrease Trade Deficit

August 22, 2014 8:40 am | by The Lempert Report | News | Comments

This week, The Lempert Report Innovation Series featured Catalina Sea Ranch, the first to develop an open ocean shellfish ranch in the United States that will create jobs and help reduce America's $10 billion seafood deficit.    

Nestle Pushes For Humane Treatment of Animals in Supply Chain

August 21, 2014 1:30 pm | by Nestle USA | News | Comments

Thousands of farms that supply Nestle with their dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will now have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Nestle has signed an agreement pledging to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain.

Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K For Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 9:00 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined Cargill, the largest beef processing plant in Canada, $80,000 for failing to immediately report intentionally diluted wastewater samples from the company's High River plant.             

Seafood Substitutions Expose Consumers to Dangerously High Levels of Mercury

August 21, 2014 8:45 am | by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | News | Comments

Fishery "substitutions"— which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin — are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to University of Hawai‘i at Manoa scientists. Mislabeling can expose consumers to high levels of mercury.

Eggland's Best Drops Calorie Count for its Eggs

August 20, 2014 1:30 pm | by Eggland's Best | News | Comments

Eggland's Best has reduced the calorie count for its large eggs from 70 to 60 calories. Three different outside labs were used to confirm the lower calorie content. In addition to 10 fewer calories, compared to ordinary eggs Eggland's Best has 25 percent less saturated fat.

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Salmonella Strikes Again, This Time From NY Facility

August 20, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York company is recalling some of its peanut and almond butters for possible salmonella contamination after it learned of the risk from a routine FDA testing. Among the brand names being recalled are Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha almond and peanut butters.

Vacuum Tumbler

August 20, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vacuum Tumbler increases yield, tenderizes product, reduces cook time and evenly distributes flavor throughout the product whether it is meat, fish or poultry.

New Trail Connects Visitors to Virginia Oysters

August 19, 2014 2:45 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Virginia's seven different oyster regions produce the largest amount of wild-caught and farm-raised oysters in the U.S. Last year, the state's harvest increased 25 percent to more than 500,000 bushels and a dockside value of more than $22 million.

Protesters Gather Against Proposed NC Chicken Processing Plant

August 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area.                     

Analysis Highlights Differences in College Eating Habits

August 19, 2014 2:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Drastic differences in eating habits exist between college students and the general population, especially when it comes to caffeine and ordering hours.               

Oscar Mayer Ventures Into 'Old World' Product Line

August 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Oscar Mayer is introducing a line of deli meats that add spice and flavor to everyday lunches for the entire family. The brand is launching the Old World Style line with four distinct flavors, including Classic Salami, Cracked Black Pepper Salami, Classic Pepperoni and Turkey Pepperoni.

Denmark Links New Listeria Death to Tainted Meat

August 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A representative of the state health agency SSI said the deceased person had bacteria similar to those of people who have died since June. Since September, at least 24 cases of listeriosis have been traced to a small meat producer in suburban Copenhagen that was ordered closed Aug. 11.

Four at Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

August 19, 2014 10:00 am | by SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors allege the owners of Rancho Feeding Corp. schemed with employees to slaughter about 79 cows with skin cancer of the eye rather than stopping plant operations during inspector lunch breaks.        

McDonald's Confronts its Junk Food Image

August 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

At a time when Americans are paying closer attention to what they eat, the fast food giant is trying to sway public opinion by first reaching out to the reporters, bloggers and other so-called "influencers" who write and speak about McDonald's.

New CEO of Idled SD Beef Plant Optimistic About Future

August 18, 2014 10:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant filed for bankruptcy last summer because it lacked money to buy cattle for slaughter. The new CEO of the renamed New Angus plant said he is working on a five-year plan for the facility with a goal of eventually employing nearly 600 people and handling up to 1,000 head of cattle per day.

Slicing System

August 18, 2014 9:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Slicing system increases yields while reducing valuable giveaway. All this adds up to consistent slice thickness, accurate portion weights and faster payback.

Infographic: Improving the Seafood Aisle

August 18, 2014 8:00 am | by Greenpeace USA | News | Comments

In the eighth annual Greenpeace USA report Carting Away the Oceans, supermarkets and their seafood departments were under the microscope. Take a look at how these top retailers compete when it comes to policy, initiative and red listers.  

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