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Q4 Food and Beverage Recalls Hit Highest Level Since 2010

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According to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Recall Index, there were 246 FDA food recalls in the fourth quarter of last year. That’s an increase of 12% over the previous quarter and the highest number we’ve seen since at least Q1 2010. At the same time, USDA recalls fell 16% to 32. For FDA recalls, the top 3 food categories were: Supplements (28.2%) Baked …

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Nestle, Tyson Earn Top Spots on Fortune’s Most Admired Lists for Food

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Nestle is the world’s most admired consumer food products company, while Tyson is the top food production company, according to Fortune Magazine’s new analysis. Every year, Fortune surveys executives at the highest-revenue companies in the Fortune 500 database to determine who has the best reputation based on nine ranking criteria: Innovation People management Use of corporate assets Social responsibility Quality of management Financial …

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Cheese Woes Continue as Recall Expands

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According to Food Safety News, another 130 products have now been recalled in an incident that started earlier this month after Listeria was found in cheese sold at a Tennessee retail outlet. No illnesses have been reported. However, it can take up to 70 days for symptoms to appear. The ripple effect is being felt across the industry, as many secondary products (like RTE sandwiches and …

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Sargento Terminates Relationship with Supplier Over Listeria Problems

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Sargento announced in a press release today that not only is the company expanding its recall of cheese products due to Listeria, but it’s also terminating its relationship with the supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus. The recall started on February 11 and has been expanding ever since, impacting a wide variety of cheese products as well as secondary products containing cheese from Deutsch Kase Haus. Sargento CEO Louie …

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Kraft Heinz Unilever Won’t Be a Thing, For Now

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Update: Kraft Heinz officially withdrew its offer on Sunday, February 19. Kraft Heinz today announced a proposed a massive $143 billion merger with Unilever. The deal between the food and beverage industry’s 11th and 12th biggest companies would have produced a new #3. But Unilever declined, saying in a statement that the company “sees no merit, either financial or strategic, for …

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GMA, FMI Streamline Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are leading a new initiative to streamline the date labeling on food products, according to a press release. The initiative aims to reduce customer confusion about when foods expire and, by extension, cut food waste. The release notes that there “currently, more than 10 different date labels on packages,” …

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Listeria-Related Cheese Recall Continues to Expand

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UPDATED February 15 and 16 with new product recalls. The bad news for cheese lovers continued this week as several more brands were recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes, including these five by MDS, these by Choice Farms, and these by Saputo. The recall started last week with Colby cheese after Listeria was found in a random sample of products taken from retail shelves. The incident …

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Unitherm Pioneers E-Commerce for Food Processing Equipment with New Online Store for Sanitary Control Products

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While the food industry is adopting e-commerce at an accelerating pace, the same cannot be said for the food processing equipment industry. Even as B2B e-commerce grows, food processing equipment is still by and large purchased the old-fashioned way. You talk to a sales rep, perhaps at a trade show, tell them your specifications, and then receive a quote for …

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New Nutrition Facts Label Rolled Out Today

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Change is coming to grocery store shelves in the form of a new Nutrition Label on food products. The new design, rolled out today by RL Food Testing Laboratory, represents the most extensive revamp of the Nutrition Label since it was introduced in 1990. Here’s are the highlights of the changes: The entire label is now bigger, requiring more space on packaging. …

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Taylor Farms Recalls Chicken and Pork Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

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Class I Recall 012-2017 Health Risk: High Feb 11, 2017 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Felicia Thompson (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2017 – Two Taylor Farms establishments, located in Dallas, Texas and in Tracy, California, and headquartered in Salinas, California, are recalling approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria …