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Meat Labeling Gets Push Back From WTO

October 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Monday that it has rejected U.S. rules that would require country-of-origin labeling on packaged beef and pork products. While the labeling would have helped U.S. ranchers, the WTO said the requirements would put Canadian and Mexican meats at an unfair disadvantage.

Town Creates 80 Percent Of All Canned Pumpkin Consumed In U.S.

October 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The small central Illinois town of Morton has its hands at a seemingly endless line of pumpkins...

Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds Of Chicken

September 29, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster...

FDA Says Georgia Plant Waited To Disclose Salmonella

August 8, 2014 9:06 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in...

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FDA Rules Ga. Peanut Plant 'Not Fit' To Produce Food

August 7, 2014 9:55 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped food to customers that lab tests confirmed was tainted, failed to clean production equipment of possible contaminants and didn't ensure a peanut roaster was hot enough to kill bacteria, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.

China: No Evidence Spoiled Meat Made It To Japan

August 6, 2014 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An ongoing investigation into the food safety scandal that hit several popular fast food chains last month has uncovered no evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, Chinese food safety regulators told their Japanese counterparts.     

McDonald's: China Meat Scandal Hurting Sales

August 5, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's said Monday that a scandal over a meat supplier in China is hurting sales in the region and its global sales forecast for 2014 is "at risk."                 

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Judge Delays Trial In Salmonella Outbreak

July 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided Friday.                 

California Chicken Tied To Salmonella Strain Recalled

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Dalton, Associated Press | News | Comments

A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said.     

Cheese Makers Upset With FDA Cutting Into Tradition

June 10, 2014 12:56 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it will not permit American cheese makers to age cheese on wooden boards. While this won’t create a huge problem for large cheese manufacturers like Kraft, it will be a problem for small businesses and artisan cheese makers.

New Plea Expected In Salmonella Outbreak Case

May 7, 2014 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine people plans to enter a new plea.                                     

Unique Environment Places Emphasis on Real-time Data, Traceability

March 24, 2014 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.

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3D Printing An Oreo

March 12, 2014 1:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall visits the SXSW festival and takes a bite out of Oreo's latest project, a 3D printed cookie.                                      

California Slaughterhouse Under Criminal Probe

February 25, 2014 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef.                       

Federal Inspectors Shut Down Calif. Meat Producer

February 19, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.                           

Don’t Risk Total Product Recall

February 18, 2014 10:16 am | by Ira Dannenberg, Vice President of R&D – Food Division, VAI | Articles | Comments

In 2013, the FDA introduced new standards to ensure the public health of perishable food products that are being shipped, tracked and delivered. While the end result improves public safety and health, these standards present challenges for food distributors to ensure they have FDA-compliant processes, plans and technologies in place to avoid product recalls and fines.

Q&A: How Manufacturers Can SAVE FOOD

February 14, 2014 4:08 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food waste drains food manufacturers’ resources and profits. Data on the issue is shocking. For example, 40 percent of all food produced in less-developed countries spoils every day before it reaches consumers. Data like this are alerting the food industry to the necessity of preventing food waste.

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Calif. Company Recalls 8.7M Pounds Of Meat

February 10, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds (3.95 million kilograms) of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, U.S. officials said Saturday.     

The Truth Behind McNuggets

February 5, 2014 9:28 am | by McDonald's Canada | Videos | Comments

McDonald's Canada answers the question of what exactly is in McNuggets by taking us behind the scenes at the London, Ontario, Canada factory where they're made.                         

Texas Beef Processor Issues Recall

February 5, 2014 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Fort Worth, Texas beef processor is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of beef products because they may be contaminated by E. coli.                                   

NY State Audit Finds Food Inspections Lagging

January 31, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday.           

Tyson Foods Acquires Michigan Company

January 21, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat-processing companies, says it's acquired the assets of Bosco's Pizza Co. of Warren, Mich.                                 

Horse Slaughter Blocked By Federal Law

January 20, 2014 8:58 am | by Barry Massey, Associated Press | News | Comments

The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.            

Chicken Plant Closes Again After Cockroach Cleanup

January 13, 2014 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it's "voluntarily and temporarily" suspending operations again.                     

Judge To Decide If Horse Slaughter Plant Can Open

January 13, 2014 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge in Santa Fe is expected to decide Monday whether a Roswell company can start slaughtering horses. State District Judge Matthew Wilson is hearing a request from Attorney General Gary King to issue a preliminary injunction against Valley Meat Co.

Roaches Found At California Chicken Plant

January 9, 2014 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Work at a California chicken plant has been halted after federal inspectors found cockroaches.                                             

Kraft Says Velveeta Running Low

January 7, 2014 3:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods says some customers may not be able to find Velveeta products over the next few weeks.                                           

Horse Slaughterhouse To Sue N.M. AG For Slander

January 7, 2014 9:34 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a Roswell company mired in legal disputes over its attempts to resume domestic horse slaughter have notified New Mexico Attorney General Gary King they intend to sue his office for slander, harassment, conspiracy and abuse of process.

Wal-Mart Eyes Legal Action Over Fox In Donkey Meat

January 3, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.                      

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