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EPA Agrees to Pesticide Buffers to Protect Salmon

June 9, 2014 8:27 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington. The buffers prohibit farmers from spraying on the ground within 60 feet of a salmon stream.

Tyson Wins Bid for Hillshire With $7.75B Offer

June 9, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

Pilgrim's Pride withdrew its proposal to acquire Hillshire Brands. Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands with a $7.75 billion offer. Tyson said the combination will help it expand its prepared food business.

Powder Against PEDv

June 6, 2014 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

This powder is a disinfectant proven to eliminate PEDv in controlled environments. Product is an EPA registered sanitizer that can either be dissolved in water and applied to the surfaces as a spray/foam, or the product can be used as a dry floor surface disinfectant applied to surfaces as a dry granule for slow release.


Salmonella Detection System

June 6, 2014 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Salmonella express system is for the detection of Salmonella in raw ground beef, cooked breaded chicken nuggets, raw ground chicken, raw ground pork, pasteurized liquid whole egg, fresh shrimp, fresh spinach, dry pet food and stainless steel. 

Teamsters Caution That Sysco, US Foods Merger Could Harm Competition

June 6, 2014 8:20 am | by PRNewswire, USNewswire | News | Comments

The Teamsters Union cautioned the Federal Trade Commission staff investigating Sysco's proposed acquisition of US Foods that a merger of the top two U.S. foodservice providers could limit competition and negatively affect consumers and food suppliers.

VIDEO: This Store Sells Only Expired Food

June 5, 2014 9:11 am | by NBC News | Videos | Comments

Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, will open a new grocery store to this month that sells expired foods. Rauch said The Daily Table will offer fresh produce, perfectly good dairy and most other grocery store products at deep discounts.

Hidden Video Released of Alleged Turkey Abuse at NC Butterball Facility

June 5, 2014 8:00 am | by Mercy For Animals | News | Comments

Butterball's hatchery in Raeford, N.C. processes more than 300,000 turkey poults per week. Mercy For Animals has turned over its underwater camera evidence to local law enforcement, which is currently considering criminal animal cruelty charges.

West Coast Groundfish Get Certified as Sustainable

June 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Marine Stewardship Council announced in Portland, Oregon, it has certified that 13 bottom-dwelling species collectively known as groundfish are harvested in an environmentally sustainable way. That applies to fish sold as red snapper, Dover sole and lingcod.


Metal Detector Software

June 4, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The software analyzes the detection signal and uses an algorithm to calculate the signal strength based on a function of time and amplitude. This can improve performance in certain applications, including large bags, by up to 40 percent. 

Study: Hatcheries Can Disrupt Steelhead Trout Navigation

June 4, 2014 9:41 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists raised two sets of fish: one outside the hatchery with a natural magnetic field, and one inside the hatchery, with a distorted field. Fish raised outside oriented themselves to changes in the magnetic field, but fish raised in the hatcheries did not.

Denver Area Launches Innovation Center to Lead Food Industry Trends

June 4, 2014 9:04 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The founders of the test kitchen from Food and Drink Resources (FDR) built an innovation center in the Denver area to serve a range of food purveyors from fast food, fast casual and fine-dining restaurants to pre-made meals and drinks sold in retail establishments.

Research Shows Beef Remains Top Protein in Food Industry

June 3, 2014 11:45 am | News | Comments

The annual survey of protein purchasing executives showed that beef remains the number one protein in food service – in volume, in market share and in the dollars it brings to operations. Over 97 percent of restaurant operators feature beef on the menu.

The Battle for Hillshire Brands Continues

June 3, 2014 9:33 am | News | Comments

Hillshire Brands plans to talk separately with Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods, two rival meat processing plants engaging in a bid war for Hillshire. The announcement comes a day after Pilgrim's Pride raised its bid to $55 per share from $45 per share. 


Former Soldier's Lawsuit Against Needles in Burger King Sandwich Nears Trial

June 3, 2014 9:00 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clark Bartholomew and his family sued in federal court in Honolulu after he said he was injured in 2010 on the sprawling central Oahu base. The former Army sergeant's lawsuit says one needle pierced his tongue when he bit into his Burger King sandwich.

VIDEO: World Cup Team Hotels Raided Over Food Safety

June 3, 2014 8:30 am | by The Guardian | Videos | Comments

A Brazilian consumer defense agency found past-expiration food in the hotels where national soccer teams from Italy and England are staying during the World Cup. The agency said the inspections were an effort to enforce food safety codes.

Quality Egg Agrees to Pay $6.8M Fine for Selling Tainted Eggs

June 2, 2014 2:18 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A plea agreement by federal prosecutors calls for Quality Egg to plead guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, selling misbranded eggs and introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The tainted eggs caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.

Malaysia: No Pork in Cadbury Chocolates

June 2, 2014 1:22 pm | by EILEEN NG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department said new tests on Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Dairy Milk Roast Almond bars as well as other Cadbury products showed no traces of pork. Under Islamic Shariah law, halal products should not contain pork or alcohol.

Photo: Malaysian Cadbury Chocolates Free from Pork

June 2, 2014 11:24 am | News | Comments

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department said new tests on Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Dairy Milk Roast Almond bars from Cadbury's factory showed no traces of pork. Indonesia is also testing Cadbury chocolates, although the products at issue aren't sold there.

VIDEO: Food Fight! Merger Mania in the Kitchen

June 2, 2014 9:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Many big company food manufacturers are buying and selling their rivals. Pilgrim's Pride wants to buy Hillshire Brands, but the complications begin when Hillshire already has plans to buy rival Pinnacle Foods. So what happens to Pinnacle Foods?

FDA Advises Pregnant Women of Mercury Levels in Seafood, Won't Require Labeling

June 2, 2014 8:30 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

For most people, accumulating mercury from eating seafood isn't a health risk. But the FDA warns that pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, and young children avoid high-mercury fish because of concern that too much could harm a developing brain.

Foster Farms Sues Pest Control Company for Cockroach Infestation

June 2, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

The Livingston, Calif. Foster Farms plant filed a lawsuit last month against Orkin LLC seeking damages for the failure to fulfill a cockroach-control contract. The USDA closed the plant in January after finding cockroaches five seperate times in four months.

VIDEO: Cattle Health and Food Safety

May 30, 2014 8:15 am | by Veterinarians On Call | Videos | Comments

Veterinarian Dr. Tom Noffsinger talks about the interaction between cattle and people. Once the cattle understand and have confidence in their caregivers, they can be honest with us on how they feel. In order to evaluate cattle health, it is important to ask them to play. 

Huron Contractor Seeks $2.1M from Failed Beef Packing Plant

May 29, 2014 1:32 pm | News | Comments

Following the Northern Beef Packers bankruptcy from last summer, a Huron contractor that did dirt work for them seven years ago is now seeking $2.1 million from the failed beef packing plant in South Dakota. Court documents show submitted invoices for more than $5M. 

Consumer Trends: Study Finds Eating Organic Food Will Not Decrease Cancer Rate

May 29, 2014 1:17 pm | News | Comments

Researchers looked at the relationship between the eating organic food and subsequent cancer incidence in a study of middle-aged women in the United Kingdom. The women who ate organic food reported a 1.37 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer. 

Five Things to Know About the Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak

May 29, 2014 12:41 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were 50 new reported illnesses linked to Foster Farms of Livingston, California, in the past two months, bringing the total number of cases to 574. Here are five things you should know about the outbreak.

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