Kuma's Corner Restaurant in Chicago names its hamburgers after heavy metal bands. For October, the restaurant chose to name the burger after the Swedish band Ghost. Members of the band dress in religious robes and wear skeleton face makeup.
Kuma's Corner Restaurant in Chicago has cooked up a controversial burger, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce. Luke Tobias, Kuma's Corner director of operations, said reaction has been a "mixed bag," but more positive than negative.
A U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States over the National Pork Board’s purchase of the “Pork, The Other White Meat” trademark from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). HSUS argued that the sale and payments were unlawful.
The Land O'Frost lunch meat company is starting construction on a new headquarters building in northwestern Indiana. The company's new $6.4 million corporate headquarters in Munster will see it move about 50 employees from its current offices in Lansing, Ill.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to avoid certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli. The burgers were distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The 7,600-square foot facility could handle up to 2,000 chickens or 1,000 turkeys per day. It would employ up to 30 people. Residents attended a Board of Health meeting Tuesday night to voice concerns about the proposal ranging from traffic, to noise and odors, to sinking home values.
A northeast Nebraska man accused of trying to have witnesses against him killed and selling uninspected meat to Omaha schools has made a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The deal ensures Paul Rosberg won't be sentenced to more than 18 months in prison, the Lincoln Journal Star said.
Insults dished out by food critic Anthony Bourdain on an episode of CNN's "Parts Unknown" have stirred up outrage in New Mexico. The sharp-tongued chef and writer lashed into the "World Famous" Frito pies sold at Santa Fe's well-known Five & Dime General Store's snack bar.
Garden Fresh Foods has recalled 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of possible Listeria bacteria contamination. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service says the foods were distributed to retailers and food services nationwide.
Pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. completed its sale to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. The $34 per share deal approved by shareholders earlier this week is the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, valued at about $7.1 billion including debt.
Judge Charles Nail during a hearing in Pierre, S.D., approved Northern Beef Packers' request to borrow money from White Oak Global Advisors so it can hire investment banking firm Lincoln International to market and sell the 420,000-square-foot facility in Aberdeen.
Animal welfare continues to be a key issue for today's consumers, according to a new national survey, yet shoppers say humanely raised food products can be hard to find. Eighty-nine percent of the more than 2,600 consumers surveyed say they are very concerned about animal welfare.
Nine U.S., Canadian and Mexican meat organizations have filed an initial brief arguing that a U.S. District Court incorrectly accepted the Agricultural Marketing Service's argument on the USDA's final rule on country-of-origin labeling (COOL).
Nine meat and livestock organizations filed their initial brief as part of an appeal of a decision by the U.S. District Court denying a motion for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final rule on country-of-origin labeling (COOL).
A U.N. report says improved livestock breeding and feeding practices could trim greenhouse gas emissions in the industry by up to 30 percent. Livestock emissions account for 14.5 percent of all man-made heat-trapping gases, with cattle production for milk and meat as the worst offender.
San Francisco start-up company, Hampton Creek Foods, is taking a crack at egg alternatives. The company focuses on creating egg replacers from plants. John Blackstone reports on these alternatives, which are cholesterol free and less expensive.
Fellsmere, Florida's biggest claim to fame is frog legs. The Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, held each January, started in 1990 serving 400 dinners, using local frogs, a traditional Old Florida specialty. These days, though, the festival serves 5,000 pounds of frog legs in four days.
About 180 workers are looking for new jobs after a beef slaughterhouse and processing plant closed after nearly six decades of business. Martin's Abattoir & Wholesale Meats operations director Jeffrey Martin blamed the closing on increasingly tough economic conditions in the slaughter industry.
On two occasions since last year, state inspectors saw molasses dripping from the same spot where a pipe leaked up to 1,400 tons of the sugary substance into Honolulu Harbor and killed thousands of fish. More than 26,000 fish and other marine species in Honolulu Harbor died as a result of the spill.
Smithfield Foods Inc.'s largest shareholder says it will vote in favor of a proposed takeover by a Chinese meat producer after failing to find an alternative bidder. Starboard Value LP had said earlier that it would vote against the deal because it wanted more time to seek alternatives.
Browsing the meat section at the supermarket, labels abound for organic meat, kosher meat and meat raised without antibiotics or hormones. They're almost guaranteed to carry a higher price tag, but it's not always obvious what the labels even mean.
Poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc. is raising its quarterly dividend by 18 percent to 20 cents per share from 17 cents per share. Sanderson Farms' board also approved the start of construction on a new poultry complex in Palestine, Texas on Oct. 1.
A Central California meat company is recalling more than 58,000 pounds of ground beef that may contain small pieces of plastic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the problem was discovered during an inspection that was prompted by customer complaints.
A CDC report calls for phasing out the routine use of antibiotics in livestock production. According to The Organic Center, if everyone chose one organic product out of every 10 items they purchased, more than 2.5 million pounds of antibiotics used in livestock each year could be eliminated.
Pointing out that every year more than two million people in the U.S. get infections resistant to antibiotics, a new report issued this week by the CDC calls for phasing out the routine use of antibiotics in industrial livestock production that has been linked to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.