Food Processing

Pilgrim’s Pride Cooked Chicken Products Recalled over Possibility of Contamination with ‘Extraneous’ Materials

In an announcement on Tuesday, April 26, the U. S. Department of Agriculture said that more products of Pilgrim's Pride Corp are being recalled which will be an addition to the earlier recall of April 7.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that 4.5 million pounds or more of cooked chicken products are included in the list. The added number of recalls was initiated after authorities discovered that those night be tainted with plastic, rubber, metal, wood and other 'extraneous' material.

Chipotle First Quarter Revenue Drop; Company Struggling with Sales Growth

Denver, Colorado based fast food restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's first-quarter sales failed to keep up with the analysts' expectations. The company and reported its first loss after it went public.

In recent times, the food chain has been plagued by food- safety issues that scared away customers and it seems the company has a long way to go before it recovers fully.

Aramark will Keep its Global Head Quarter in Philadelphia; Its Home Since 1961

Philadelphia will continue to be Aramark's home base.

The food and facilities services company has decided to keep its headquarters in the city which has been its home for fifty five years, since 1961. Earlier speculations said that the company might shift its base to another city which would move out jobs and of course the prestige along with it.

McDonald’s New Trademark Focuses on Simplicity

McDonald's once the most popular fast food giant is making great efforts to win back its reputation by making constant changes. The company is trying to adapt to different markets to win hearts of the consumers who had left for other food chains or were worried by several food safety related issued which surfaced last year.

McDonald's in recent months introduced its all-day breakfast and a loyalty program. They are even trying to bring in the traditional French pastries.

ConAgra Joins Other Food Companies to Label Its Products for GMOs in the U.S.

More number of food companies is deciding to go in for GMO labeling as Vermont gears up to bring a law into effect from July. Many big names including Campbell Soup Co, General Mills Inc and Kellogg Co have already announced their decision and on Tuesday ConAgra Foods joined the band.

Starbucks will Donate All of Its Unsold Food Items to Feed Hungry Americans

Reducing food wastage and feeding the Americans in need, is the latest focus of Starbucks.

The Seattle, Washington based coffee giant announced that it will donate its entire unsold perishable ready to eat meals to the hungry Americans partnering with food bank networks like Feeding America and Food Donation Connection.

It goes for a better cause and precious food is not tossed into the bins. The perishable food items that will go towards donation include pastries, sandwiches and salads.