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Smithfield CEO: Is your chicken safe to eat?
Consumers Union Food & Product Safety Campaign Director Jean Halloran and Smithfield Foods President & CEO Larry Pope discuss food safety and why chicken has the most disease-causing bacteria of all the foods we eat.
Leveraging early case assessment for food industry litigation
Food Product Design
Many food and beverage manufacturers are facing threats from governmental agencies and consumer fraud class-action suits for the alleged ill effects of their products on health, obesity or for questionable labeling claims. With foresight, companies can help control and reduce their costs stemming from the ever-increasing tide of litigation.
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Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year: OSI Group
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
OSI Group — named the 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods — is a customer-centric organization that brings scale, flexibility and brand integrity to the table.
UK frozen food sales up 2.5 percent in 2013
The U.K. frozen food market has again shown positive value growth — 2.5 percent year-on-year — during a time when the retail industry is struggling to achieve any growth.
Scientists unveil 'comprehensive' test to detect genetic modification in foods
A new comprehensive test that combines two well-known genetic analysis methods into a single test could help enforce stricter regulation of genetically modified foods in the future, say researchers.
Food industry coming up with salt(less) solutions
In the January issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists, David Despain writes about the new low sodium solutions that are entering the food market.
Bynum joins Schwan's as president
Trevor Bynum will join The Schwan Food Company on Jan. 27 as president of Schwan's Food Service Inc., bringing proven leadership, general management and marketing experience from the food industry.
Apollo Global to buy Chuck E Cheese parent for about $1 billion
Apollo Global Management LLC will buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $1 billion, the Financial Times reported.
Food processing firm fined $19,000 for ammonia release
Food Production Daily
SunOpta Foods, a producer that specializes in organic packaged foods and ingredients, will pay $19,000 for failure to properly report an ammonia release at its processing facility in Allentown, Pa.
Pennsylvania loses 650 jobs as poultry processor closes plant
Lebanon Daily News
A Fredericksburg, Pa., chicken processing plant that employs more than 600 people will close in March. BC Natural Chickens will close on or shortly after March 14, according to a news release from Maryland-based Perdue Farms, BC's parent company.
Misbranding forces recall of beef franks
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
North Dakota-based Cloverdale Foods Co. is recalling approximately 2,664 pounds of beef franks whose newly designed labels failed to declare the presence of milk, a known allergen.
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Friends of the Earth: Meat industry needs radical rethink
Diet is a political choice and the way we produce and consume meat and dairy needs a radical rethink, according to a new Friends of the Earth report.
Salmonella biofilms incredibly resistant to powerful disinfectants
Food Ingredients First
Once Salmonella bacteria get into a food processing facility and have an opportunity to form a biofilm on surfaces, it is likely to be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to kill it, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Technology improves meat and poultry processing
Meat and poultry processors have new equipment options to bolster productivity, including chilling systems that introduce liquid nitrogen from the bottom, a heat exchanger system redesigned for higher efficiency, and coding/labeling equipment robust enough for washdown without removal from the line.
Combatting Listeria positive in finished product
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
There are five words no one in the food industry ever wants to hear: "Listeria positive in finished product."
US cost of living increases by most in 6 months
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in December by the most in six months, led by gains in fuel and rents that indicate inflation is making progress in moving toward the Federal Reserve's goal.
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