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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report.

Study Aims To Predict Environmental Impact Of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing...

States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

During the past two years, three New England states enacted labeling requirements for...

Smuggled Meat In China Found Rotting, Dating To 1970s

June 25, 2015 11:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chinese officials seized more than 100,000 tons of smuggled meat in June, including portions...

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Man Sues Heinz Over Trans Fat

June 24, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In the wake of new federal limits on the use of trans fat in foods, a California man filed a federal lawsuit against H.J. Heinz Co. over the use of partially hydrogenated oils in frozen potato products.

Niagara Recalls Bottled Spring Water On E. Coli Concern

June 23, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.

Hershey To Cut Jobs, Lowers Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey is expected to cut about 300 jobs by the end of the year as it looks to simplify its operations. The candy maker also cut its revenue outlook for the year.


Study: Plasticizer Alternative Could Present Similar Health Concerns

June 19, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released study showed that a plastic additive commonly used as an alternative to phthalates could pose health concerns of its own.

CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 16, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell ice cream as the Texas-based company identified the source of the contamination at its Oklahoma plant.

New Polymer Could Bolster Food's Texture, Taste, Health Benefits

June 15, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

More than two decades after its discovery, Oregon State University recently began licensing a patented polymer that could transform production of dairy products and other materials.

Jeni's Halts Production After Listeria Again Found In Plant

June 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Mitch Stacy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production and closed retail shops for the second time since April, the company said Friday.

Track And Trace Technology: One Cure For The Common Recall

June 12, 2015 11:27 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

For the most part companies are stepping up and taking accountability when contamination strikes, but the food and beverage manufacturing industry has much more work to do to prevent the endangerment of lives.


Judge Rejects DOJ Plan To Notify Food Poisoning Victims

June 12, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.

Petition Calls On FDA To Ban Eight Food Additives

June 12, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of environmental and consumer safety groups this week called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of eight food additives over potential cancer risks.

The Recession Created This Burger

June 11, 2015 11:57 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Demand for burgers at high-end restaurants spiked during the financial crisis. So steakhouses started making patties with their best meat. Watch how prime, dry-aged steaks get turned into a humble patty.

Study Shows Decrease In Reporting, Resolving Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

June 11, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new analysis found a decline in the number of reported foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years, and that of those reported to federal health officials, a smaller share was ultimately resolved.

FDA Announces Expedited Food Import Review Process

June 8, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators this week announced a faster screening process for foods imported from countries with proven safety records.


Slow Booze? Not Likely. Making Whiskey At Whip Crack Speed

June 5, 2015 10:43 am | by Michelle Locke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently, some distillers have been taking shortcuts, using technology to mimic the effects of long aging — and prompting spirited debate over the merits of the resulting liquors.

U.S. To Allow Dutch Egg Imports In Wake Of Bird Flu

June 5, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Netherlands will soon become the only European country allowed to export eggs into the U.S. as an avian influenza outbreak hammers the domestic egg industry.

Coke Unveils Bottle Made Entirely From Plant Materials

June 3, 2015 11:42 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

PlantBottle packaging uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic bottles.

Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 2, 2015 11:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.

ADM Moving Away From Ethanol, High Fructose Corn Syrup

May 27, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland is shifting toward new uses for corn in light of lagging demand for two of its most prominent products.

Is This America's Best Butter?

May 22, 2015 11:26 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Diane St. Clair makes butter for some of America's best chefs, including Thomas Keller. Katie Quinn finds out why it tastes so good.

Sanderson Farms Stands Firm On Antibiotic Use

May 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Some of the nation's largest chicken producers plan to curb their use of antibiotics in farm animals amid rising health concerns from consumers.

Fizzics Makes Cheap Beer Taste Expensive

May 21, 2015 11:10 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

The Fizzics uses sound waves to put the perfect head on your brew. It's science.

Hundreds Of Chicago Jobs In Balance As Mondelez Weighs Mexico Upgrades

May 19, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Employees at Mondelez's Chicago bakery are girding for hundreds of job losses as the food and beverage multinational consolidates its operations and upgrades its production lines.

FDA: Listeria Contamination In U.S. Blue Bell Plant Goes Back 2 Years

May 8, 2015 11:08 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA says Blue Bell knew there was listeria in one of its plants as far back as 2013, yet failed to issue a recall until the products were linked to illness and deaths this year.

Sugar Rush: The Story Behind The Syrup Boom

May 7, 2015 11:35 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Maple syrup production in Vermont has more than doubled in the last decade. Katie Quinn talks to two Vermont farmers about what's behind the increase in demand.

Tuna Company, 2 Managers Charged In Death Of Worker In Oven

April 28, 2015 12:04 pm | 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 death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.

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