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3 Food Companies Make DiversityInc’s Top 50

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Kellogg Company, Monsanto, and McCormick & Co. all made this year’s list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity according to DiversityInc. DiversityInc, which has been publishing this list since 2001, uses several ranking factors to assess how proactive companies are about hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT, and veterans. Their survey includes more than 200 questions, …

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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Pork and Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

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WASHINGTON, May 9, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that frozen ready-to-eat fried chicken and pork sausage products produced by Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a Jackson, Tenn. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Pinnacle Foods, Inc. has already recalled these products in its recall …

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FPSA Young Professionals Group Interview Series: Patrick McGady

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Food Industry Executive spoke with members of the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Young Professionals Group about the challenges and opportunities they see in the food industry today and in the future. This interview is with Patrick McGady, national sales manager for Handtmann, a food processing equipment company that specializes in solutions for the meat and bakery industries. How did …

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Online Grocery Shopping is a Booming Business

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More than 50 million people are purchasing their groceries online, says a new study from the NPD group. The customers most likely to shop for groceries online are men, particularly those between 18 and 44.    Other key points from the study: Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to engage in online grocery shopping than other groups. More than …

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Ag Producer Sentiment Grew in April Following Two-Month Decline

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Agricultural producer sentiment inched up in April following a two-month decline, as reported in the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The boost in optimism came despite the fact that producers and agricultural thought leaders expect the price of corn and soybeans to weaken. Survey results continue to show that sentiment is not determined solely by profitability. The year …

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Engaging Tomorrow’s Food Industry Workers

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An estimated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will open by 2025 as older workers retire. Unless the new generation of workers see food manufacturing as an opportunity and are properly trained for the role, 2 million jobs will remain unfilled. So what does it take to engage and inspire the emerging workforce? And how can companies show up-and-coming workers there’s a …

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Oscar Mayer Cleans Up Hot Dog Labels

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Oscar Mayer announced today that they’re cleaning up the label of their iconic hot dog by removing added nitrates and nitrites, artificial preservatives, and by-products. The mere idea of a clean label hot dog might seem like an oxymoron — they’ve long been of those you’ll-only-eat-it-if-you-don’t-know-what’s-in-it kinds of foods. The company’s head of marketing Greg Guidotti admits that “it wasn’t …

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Foster Poultry Farms Recalls 132,000 Pounds of RTE Chicken Due to Plastic Contamination

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Foster Poultry Farms today recalled approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, RTE breaded chicken patties because of plastic contamination. The products had been shipped to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington. The problem came to light after three consumers complained about pieces of clear, soft plastic that, according to FSIS, “originated from the establishment’s packaging materials.” This recall comes almost exactly a …

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FPSA Young Professionals Group Interview Series: Jacob Yates

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Food Industry Executive spoke with members of the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Young Professionals Group about the challenges and opportunities they see in the food industry today and in the future. This interview is with Jacob Yates, a national sales manager for Poly-clip System, a company that makes clip closure packaging systems for the meat industry. How did you …

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Fore! Watch Out for Golf Balls in Your Hash Browns

In Food Safety, News by Krista Garver0 Comments

McCain Foods today announced an expansion of its recall of frozen hash browns that may contain golf ball materials, which could pose injury or choking hazards. The initial recall, issued last Friday, was for 2-pound bags of Roundy’s Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns and Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns distributed in nine states. The new recall …