BBQ season might be winding down, but Quaker Maid Meats - the firm behind the top-selling Steak-Umm brand - is on a mission to inject fresh excitement into some mature categories, its new VP of sales Mark Clausen tells Elaine Watson.
Antibiotic use for promoting growth of food producing animals plays a role in drug resistance and should be “phased out”, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
AquaBounty Technologies - which is hoping to become the first company to introduce a genetically engineered (GE) animal to the human food supply - has posted a net loss of $2.05m for the six months to June 30, 2013 - down from $2.4m in the same period last year.
Hillshire Brands has entered the dried meat snacks category after striking a deal to buy California-based premium pork and beef jerky maker Golden Island Jerky for an undisclosed sum.
I think everybody agrees that in vitro production of meat could have big potential in solving world hunger. But the technology will not be to everybody's tastes ... and until the technical challenges of flavour are addressed I imagine it will be to nobody's tastes!
The media frenzy surrounding AquaBounty’s GE salmon and the accompanying ‘Frankenfish’ headlines obscure the fact that it is "just a fast-growing fish”, according to one animal biotechnology specialist.
Wider interest and backing from the food industry could help boost developments in lab grown meat technology, but for now the idea may be 'too revolutionary' for manufacturers to gamble on, said experts at the launch of the world's first in vitro burger.
If you plot them both on a graph, the rise in diagnosed cases of autism correlates closely with the rise in sales of organic foods. So do organic foods cause autism? Of course not.
The world's first in vitro meat - a €250,000 burger made from lab grown beef - will be unveiled and served next week.
If you are interested in how the FDA determines the safety of genetically engineered (GE) animals for human consumption, here's some light reading for you.
The US Department of Agriculture has approved a non GMO label for meat and liquid egg products, demonstrating that the animals’ feed was free of genetically modified corn, soy or other feed.
The acquisition of pork and meat producer Smithfield Foods Inc. for about $4.8 billion by Shuanghui Group can create a global leader in animal protein, say top executives at both companies.
Genetic modification of oil seed crops will form an important part of the future omega-3s supply picture, according to Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is seeking approval from the federal government to use irradiation in processing plants to kill E. coli bacteria.
The stealthy approach to sodium reduction in foods—cutting levels bit by bit so that consumers don’t notice—has evolved to the point that some observers question whether it is necessary at all. Understandably, those in the business of selling sodium reduction solutions disagree, leading to an interesting debate on both sides of the issue.
Ground beef and chicken are the “riskiest” meats and poultry products related to foodborne illness and hospitalization, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
AquaBounty Technologies - which is hoping to become the first company to introduce a genetically engineered (GE) animal to the human food supply - says it has secured the necessary funds to “begin the initial commercialization program” should the FDA give its technology the green light.
At 270.7lbs, Americans eat more meat per capita* than any other nation (with the exception of the carnivorous folk of Luxembourg, who get through a whopping 301.4lbs). But they are eating less than they used to, says market researcher Packaged Facts.
Cargill’s net earnings slumped 42% to $445m in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (ended Feb 28) compared with Q3 2012, as high feed costs hit margins in its North American meat operation.
Cargill is spending $2.3m on installing new production and packaging equipment at its beef processing plant at Wyalusing, PA in a move that will significantly boost ground beef production capacity and create 15-20 new jobs.
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