The Food and Drug Administration will delay sweeping food safety rules proposed earlier this year and revise them to better accommodate farmers and businesses who would be affected. The FDA says it wants to make sure the rules are practical for farmers.
A Morgan Stanley analyst says growth has solidly resumed among casual restaurants, ending an extended period of contraction. The report says consumer preference is shifting toward casual and quick-service chains as they adjust to modest spending habits.
With just one week to go until Christmas, Americans are already preparing for their holiday meal, according to a recent survey by HoneyBaked. It found that, on average, Americans begin gathering supplies and ingredients seven days in advance of the meal.
It was a year of culinary comebacks. Wonder bread, Twinkies and a host of other Hostess Brands goodies were relaunched by new owners after disappearing in 2012 when the company went out of business. One thing that won't be coming back? Artificial trans fats.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recommended that Tyson Foods pay a $147,000 fine because of several serious workplace violations, including one that led to a worker's hand being severed at the company's Hutchinson plant.
A lawyer for ABC asked a circuit judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Circuit Judge Cheryle Gering said she'll issue a written ruling at later date.
David Rains, of Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin, said Tuesday he has seven horses at its property for slaughter, but is still waiting for an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service before beginning work.
Many consumers who buy organic products do not want synthetic antimicrobials or antioxidants added to their foods. A study in the Journal of Food Science showed that extracts from pecan shells may be effective at protecting meats, such as chicken from listeria growth.
A judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News' coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime." The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court.
Sanderson Farms said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed more than fourfold, benefiting from higher chicken prices and lower prices for feed ingredients. Its earnings missed Wall Street's view, but revenue beat analysts' expectations.
A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the expanded recall Monday. There have no reports of illness from the recalled products.
After months of legal wrangling and false starts, plants in New Mexico and Missouri were working Monday to begin processing equine for human consumption. The efforts come on the heels of an order late Friday by a federal appeals court that lifted an emergency stay on the companies' plans.
The Xsense® automated data collection and analytics system now has expanded capabilities. The system can now provide data collection and analysis for fresh produce, as well as meat and poultry, fish and seafood, dairy, ice cream, chocolate, and snacks.
Companies in New Mexico and Missouri could begin slaughtering horses within a few weeks after a federal appeals court removed a temporary ban that was preventing domestic horse slaughter from resuming for the first time since 2007. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver lifted the emergency injunction Friday.
The House of Representatives has left for its holiday break without a new farm bill in place — and that's frustrating and annoying for lawmakers. But Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp both say they'd rather have no farm bill passed than another short-term extension.
A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the expanded recall Thursday. There have no reports of illness from the recalled products.
Seafood is a valuable source of nutrients that can contribute to a healthy diet, yet consumption is declining in Canada. Rapidly growing global demand — due to the rise of the middle class in Asia, among other factors — offers stronger opportunities for the sector.
The House has passed an extension of farm law until the end of January as lawmakers try to finish work on a new five-year farm bill. Both the Senate and the House have passed farm bills this year, but they differ on how much to cut the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
The second report of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare reveals that despite growing investor interest in the business case for managing farm animal welfare standards, companies are failing to provide reassurance that farm animal welfare-related issues are being effectively managed.
The EPA hosted a public hearing on its proposed rule to reduce the 2014 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) past president, Steve Foglesong, testified at the hearing.
Citing a potential threat to public health, the FDA moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many livestock producers give their animals antibiotics regularly to ensure that the animals are healthy and to facilitate the production process.
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
A newly formed Harrisonburg company is planning to reopen a former Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing facility, creating the equivalent of 102 full-time jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday that Shenandoah Processing will invest more than $2.2 million in the project.
A fishing boat captain told a federal judge he tried to sell shark fins to a Honolulu hotel restaurant so he could earn some extra money for his crew. Matthew Brian Case said he finned dead sharks while at sea off Hawaii and planned to sell them "for a few hundred dollars."
Yauk's Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo., has recalled about 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under unsanitary conditions. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recalls on Monday.