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FDA expands recall of Midwestern Pet Foods products due to aflatoxins

FDA expands recall of Midwestern Pet Foods products due to aflatoxins

Business
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration expanded a recall of Sportmix pet foods that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins. On Dec. 30, Midwestern Pet Foods announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of Sportmix pet food products after reports of dogs who died or became ill after consuming them. The FDA on Monday expanded the recall to include all pet foods containing corn that were manufactured in the company's Oklahoma plant with an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022. Advertisement The agency said that as of Monday it was aware of more than 70 pets that have died and more than 80 that have become ill after eating certain Sportmix products, although not all of the cases were confirmed as aflatoxin poisoning. Aflatoxins are produced by the mold Aspergillus ...

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Cal-Maine Foods, Myriad Genetics & more

Finance
Cases of eggs from Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., await to be handed out by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce employees to several hundred families along with over 1,400 boxes of meat products from Merchants Foodservice and 2,200 gallons of milk from Borden Dairy, at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 7, 2020.Rogelio V. Solis | APCheck out the companies making headlines after the bell on Tuesday:Cal-Maine Foods — Cal-Maine Foods reported a surprise profit for its fiscal second quarter, sending the stock up more than 2% after-hours trading. The company posted earnings per share of 25 cents on revenue of $ 347.3 million. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 8 cents pre share on revenue of $ 333.5 million. The company's egg-dozen sales grew by 4....
EXPLAINER: China’s claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

EXPLAINER: China’s claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

Technology
China’s has stirred controversy with claims to have detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen foodByThe Associated PressNovember 25, 2020, 4:30 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China has stirred controversy with claims it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food.Frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company was banned for one week on Tuesday in a continuing series of such temporary bans.While experts say the virus can survive for a time on cardboard and plastic containers, it remains unclear how serious a risk that poses. Like so many issues surrounding the pandemic, the matter has swiftly become politicized.China has rejected complaints from the U.S. and others, saying it is putting people’s lives first. ...
Nearly half of consumers don’t understand whole grain labels on foods, study finds

Nearly half of consumers don’t understand whole grain labels on foods, study finds

Health
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Up to half of all U.S. consumers are confused by the labeling on food products such as cereal, bread and crackers, causing them to make fewer healthy choices when shopping, according to a study published Monday by the journal Public Health Nutrition. Consumers asked to identify the healthier options based on whole grain content made the wrong choice 47% of the time for bread, up to 37% for crackers and 31% for cereal, the researchers said. Advertisement The findings suggest that product labels, particularly as they relate to grain content, are confusing to consumers, researchers said. "The general public has heard [that we should] eat more whole grains and, knowing this, food manufacturers sometimes design their packages to make consumers think [their products] have more ...
CES 2020: Pork made from plants launched by Impossible Foods

CES 2020: Pork made from plants launched by Impossible Foods

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device A plant-based pork substitute has been launched in Las Vegas by one of the leading "alternative meat" producers.Impossible Foods, the firm behind the Impossible Burger, says it hopes to appeal to a global audience with its latest vegetarian-friendly meal, which it unveiled at the CES tech show.Pork is currently the most widely consumed meat in the world.The company hopes the product will help it break into China. But one expert said it might find that a challenge.The first product to feature the foodstuff - the Impossible Sausage - will be available next week at 67 Burger King restaurants in the US, in a sandwich-based dish called the Croissan'wich.Rival firm Beyond Meat has offered a lab-produced s...