Food manufacturing

May 23, 2017 - 1:21 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said Monday. The San Francisco County coroner's office identified the dead man as...
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May 16, 2017 - 4:32 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Major retailers are taking aim at the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. — Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist — saying they conspired to keep prices high for consumers. Criminal and civil court records updated this week show dozens of tuna executives are alleged to have...
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May 15, 2017 - 2:44 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Cabot cheese employee suspected of stealing machine parts from the company and using them in his side business selling maple syrup production equipment is being investigated by federal authorities. Randall Swartz is accused of buying parts for Cabot Creamery with...
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May 14, 2017 - 5:37 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico company that recalled more than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos because of possible listeria contamination says it's relocating. Green Chile Concepts LLC said it will start making food products at its new manufacturing plant starting Monday in a long-planned...
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May 13, 2017 - 5:53 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — More than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday announced the Green Chile Food Company recall for various frozen burritos containing meat and poultry, after a routine...
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Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum is reassuring Iowans fearful of losing health coverage that the House GOP bill is just a “tweak of Obamacare,” after campaigning on repealing the health care law _ and voting last week to gut it. The second-term Blum says “only about 10 percent of Obamacare was changed with this bill,” referring to the measure narrowly passed in the GOP-controlled House last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 12, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and narrow...
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May 09, 2017 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying a rule that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards. Former President Barack Obama's Agriculture Department announced the rule two days before he left office. The regulations are designed to...
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May 08, 2017 - 4:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tuna-canning company Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiring with competitors to fix prices, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The San Diego-based company will also cooperate with an ongoing antitrust investigation...
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May 05, 2017 - 11:20 pm
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based food company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast because they might be contaminated with Listeria. Pinnacle Foods Inc. said Friday the safety of its customers is its top priority and no illnesses have been reported. It says...
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In this Monday, May 1, 2017 photo, Ali Raad, a taxi driver who workes for the ride-hailing app Ujra, receives a call from a customer, in Baghdad, Iraq. Tech-savvy Iraqi entrepreneurs are finding success in creating companies that use smartphone apps inspired by such foreign businesses as food ordering and ride sharing. This comes at a time when the government is looking to the private sector to create more jobs. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
May 05, 2017 - 2:14 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — It didn't take long for Ahmed Subhi and his friends to figure out the best project to launch amid Iraq's acute economic crisis. They just looked at their phones. Subhi became the co-founder of Baghdad's popular food ordering and delivery app called Wajbety, or My Meal. "When we were...
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