In a memo to employees, CEO Donnie King expressed alarm over the rise of the more contagious delta variant and made clear the vaccine requirement was needed to overcome persistent hesitancy to get the shots.
Splenda maker sues Speedway chain over knockoff sweetener
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Artificial sweetener might make users fatter, sicker, new study says
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall a month after two consumers reported falling ill with listeriosis. Further investigation revealed one death besides the two listeriosis cases traced to pre-cooked chicken.
The Decatur plant produces ice cream products for the Mayfield Dairy, Dean’s Country Fresh and Friendly’s brands.
Five of JBS’ largest beef plants in the United States ceased processing because of the attack, knocking out almost one-fifth of the country’s beef production capacity.
It’s unclear what the announcement means for Greenleaf’s previously announced plans to build a $310 million plant in Shelbyville.
Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak.
The ruling centers on AquaBounty’s salmon, which are genetically modified to grow faster than normal salmon. After clearing other regulatory hurdles. AquaBounty began growing the fish in indoor tanks at an Indiana plant last year.
That enthusiasm is good news for candy companies, which rely on the 10-week Halloween period for nearly 14% of their annual $36 billion in U.S. sales.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States found that nationally, craft distillers will see an estimated 41% of their sales—worth more than $700 million—evaporate because of the pandemic.
Mission Foods said it will launch production at a half-million-square-foot plant that will have the capacity to produce more than 187 million pounds of baked goods annually.
In October 1917, fire destroyed the Acme-Evans two-story, Italianate office building at what was then 702 W. Washington St., an address that is now part of White River State Park.
Compared to this time last year, prices for beef and veal are up 25.1%. Eggs are up 12.1%, and pork is up 11.8% from a year earlier, according to seasonally adjusted data.
Robots that can cook—from flipping burgers to baking bread—are becoming more popular as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers.
Food costs have been rising due to high demand from Americans cooking more at home, but also because of lost production following virus outbreaks at food-processing facilities.
As of Monday, U.S. beef and pork processing capacity was down 40% from last year, according to Jayson Lusk, head of the department of agricultural economics at Purdue University.
The order will use the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure to keep production plants open.
COVID-19 has become a significant problem for the industry. An estimated 25% of U.S. pork processing capacity has closed in recent days.
Governors in the Midwest are hoping to keep large meatpacking plants operating amid coronavirus outbreaks that have sickened hundreds of workers and threaten to disrupt the nation’s supply of pork and beef.
The meat supply chain is especially vulnerable since processing is increasingly done at massive plants that butcher tens of thousands of animals daily, so the closure of even a few big ones can quickly be felt by customers.
The Fresh Cut operation at Caito’s main campus at 3120 N. Post Road cuts and packages fresh produce for distribution to retailers.