Latest Food manufacturing News

Ukraine grain shipments offer hope, not fix to food crisis

Aug. 06, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A ship bringing corn to Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli normally would not cause a stir. But it's getting attention because of where it came from: Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa. The Razoni, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn for chicken feed, is...

Progressive and centrist Dems battle for Vermont House seat

Aug. 06, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist...

Beyond Meat announces layoffs after lower Q2 sales

Aug. 04, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said Thursday it’s laying off 4% of its workforce after a difficult second quarter that saw cost-conscious customers bypass its higher-priced products. El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat said its revenue fell 1.6% to $147 million. That was...

Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' puts Filipinos front and center

Aug. 04, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a comedy, Jo Koy's new movie “Easter Sunday” had a lot of waterworks. The film was no ordinary job for the comedian and the rest of the cast. The magnitude of being on a mostly Filipino set led to happy cry-fests, Koy said. Emotions really hit when...

UN chief criticizes `grotesque greed' of oil companies

Aug. 03, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief sharply criticized the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies on Wednesday for making record profits from the energy crisis on the back of the world’s poorest people, “while destroying our only home.” Secretary-General...

Uber's stock surges on positive trends despite big Q2 loss

Aug. 02, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Uber's effort to meld its pioneering ride-hailing service with food and freight delivery showed progress during the past quarter even though the company sustained a huge loss stemming from a sharp decline in its outside investments. Looking past Uber's second-quarter loss of $2.6...

USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

Aug. 01, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules...

Court upholds Taiwan tycoon's sentence in tainted oil case

Jul. 30, 2022 04:53 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A court has upheld a nine-year prison term for one of Taiwan's richest businesspeople on charges of selling tainted cooking oil. Wei Ying-chung, former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co., will go to prison for a third time in two cases involving...

California aims to make its own insulin brand to lower price

Jul. 29, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A vial of insulin cost $25 in 1995, back when Chris Noble was 5 years old and just learning how to manage his Type 1 diabetes with the help of his parents and his doctors. Nearly three decades later, Noble says that same vial of insulin costs more than...

UN body says violence against Syrians in Lebanon on the rise

Jul. 29, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Discrimination and violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon has soared in recent weeks as the country grapples with high food prices and shortages, the U.N. refugee agency told the Associated Press on Friday. “We have seen tensions between Lebanese and Syrians at...