Latest Meat processing News

Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114

Aug. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people. José Miguel Cisneros, director of the infectious disease department at Seville's Virgen del Rocío...

Tofurky asks court to halt enforcement of meat-labeling law

Aug. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plant-based food producer has asked a federal court to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans labeling vegetarian and vegan products as meat and advertising them as such while litigation is underway. Hood River, Oregon-based Tofurky Co. told courts Wednesday...

The Latest: UN official concerned, hopeful on climate change

Aug. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on a new United Nations report on climate change (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A manager in the U.N. Climate Change secretariat who helped write a new report on the subject, said the grueling work by the volunteer authors was "like a dentist's appointment for six days" and left her...

Ex-owner of plant raided by ICE gets 18 months in prison

Jul. 31, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant where a federal immigration raid took nearly 100 people into custody has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. News outlets report 62-year-old James Brantley, who had owned the slaughterhouse in Bean Station, also was sentenced...

Impossible Foods, others, use partners to expand

Jul. 31, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based startup is partnering with OSI Group, an original supplier to McDonald's and one of the world's largest food producers. OSI, based...

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge lower on Wall Street

Jul. 30, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street as traders didn't find much to like in a mixed batch of corporate earnings. The modest slide Tuesday came after President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as...

Pound slumps as PM Boris Johnson's Brexit rhetoric toughens

Jul. 30, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Wales on Tuesday on a national tour to reassure voters that his push to leave the European Union "come what may" won't hurt the economy and rip apart the U.K. The move failed to persuade currency markets, where the pound slid to a new 28-month low...

Beyond Meat raises 2019 outlook but shares slump on offering

Jul. 29, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Beyond Meat is in for a bumpy ride. The plant-based meat maker reported some good news Monday, raising its full-year revenue guidance after better-than-expected second quarter sales. But its shares slumped as it turned in a bigger loss than Wall Street forecast and announced a...

The Latest: Iran diplomat warns Brazil over 2 stranded ships

Jul. 24, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Iran's ambassador says Tehran will reconsider imports from Brazil if it continues to refuse to refuel two Iranian vessels stranded there. Seyed Ali Saqqayian was quoted by Iran's semi-official Fars...

Tofurky: Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

Jul. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company...