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Louisiana Lawmakers Push Food Label Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s lawmakers are on a labeling binge this year, pushing ahead with food classification restrictions on milk, rice, meat, sugar, shrimp, and crawfish as they try to assist the state’s agricultural industries. The protectionist measures are …

The Other Fake Meat: Beyond Burger Clashes With Former Partner

Danny Goodman hasn’t eaten a Beyond Burger in three years. And he’s staying away from Beyond Meat Inc. stock despite the meatless mania that’s flowering on Wall Street. It doesn’t matter that Goodman’s company used to make the vegan burgers …

Food Firms Globally Whip Up Wacky Ways to Battle Bad Diets

Indian health worker Chhaya Sunil Jadhav banned snack food at home after her daughter, 11, fell sick from eating cheap, salty chips after school every day. “She howled in pain and clutched her stomach. So we rushed her to the …

Listeria Scare Prompts Houston Company to Recall Products

HOUSTON — A Texas company has recalled more than 3,300 pounds (1496.87 kilograms) of ready-to-eat meat, poultry and salad products amid concerns about possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced the recall by Great American Marketing …

Tyson Ventures Invests in Food Safety Testing Firm Clear Labs

Tyson Ventures has already made splashes buying stakes in alternative protein companies. Now, the venture capital arm of giant Tyson Foods Inc. is betting the meat industry will beef up its food-safety platforms. The unit is investing in Clear Labs …

New Report Highlights Increase in Food Recalls

If it feels like you’re reading about a new food recall practically everyday, it’s not all in your head – or stomach. A report released Thursday by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that recalls of food have increased 10 …

Concerns Remain for Yuma-Area Agriculture Industry After E. Coli Outbreak

The calendar has turned over to a new year, but the agriculture industry in southwestern Arizona’s Yuma area isn’t forgetting an E. coli outbreak last April that dealt financial setbacks to growers and distributors of romaine lettuce and other leafy …

Computer Model Identifies Unsafe Restaurants in Near Real Time

A new computer model is proving significantly more accurate in identifying potentially unsafe restaurants when compared with existing methods of consumer complaints and routine inspections. The model uses machine learning and de-identified and aggregated search and location data from logged-in …

Produce Industry Pressured to Step up Safety After Repeat Outbreaks

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli outbreak announced just before Thanksgiving follows one in the spring that sickened more …

FDA Bans Some Artificial Flavors Due to Safety

Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they’re in. The dispute highlights the complex rules that …