Meat processing

March 20, 2018 - 4:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald's on Tuesday announced a number of steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits into the air, including changing the way the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders is produced. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company...
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A McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder is shown with the new fresh beef Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Atlanta. McDonald's is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
March 06, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Quarter Pounder is getting a fresh makeover. McDonald's said Tuesday that it is serving Quarter Pounders with fresh beef rather than frozen patties at about a quarter of its U.S. restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has invested in a food-tech startup that's developing methods to produce meat directly from animal cells. The Arkansas-based company announced Monday that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, now has a minority stake in Memphis Meats. The terms of the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin appears at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2017, commuted the prison sentence of Rubashkin, a Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin,...
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President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the St. Charles Convention Center, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 01, 2017 - 11:56 am
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: President Trump Just Saved Christmas For 13 Million...
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A man slices cuts of meat from a rotisserie Doner spit inside a Doner restaurant cafe in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The European Union’s legislature seems to be moving toward a ban on the doner kebab as millions know and love it, for health reasons. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 01, 2017 - 4:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — The doner kebab, that grilled fast-food sandwich which is the gastronomic equivalent of an American hamburger in many European cities, is under fire. The European Union's legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the processed meat that is the heart of the popular street...
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November 08, 2017 - 6:15 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — China's largest online retailer has agreed to buy $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years — representing as many as 90,000 head of cattle — and potentially invest $100 million more in a new slaughterhouse in the state under the terms of a trade deal...
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October 24, 2017 - 7:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging it was unconstitutional for funds that North Carolina government receives annually from pork producers through an agreement to get distributed as environmental grants. The head of the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute and the...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 5,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with plastic foam. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release Tuesday that JBS USA Inc. of Lenoir reports the ground beef was...
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FILE - This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product that critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Beef Products Inc. says the settlement reached with ABC in a $1.9 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on its lean, finely textured beef product provides a strong foundation on which to grow the business. The terms of the settlement announced Wednesday, June 28, 2017 are confidential. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:56 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." The terms of the settlement including its amount are confidential. Dakota Dunes-based...
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