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North Carolina company announces recall of frozen sausage

Jun. 24, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say a North Carolina-based food processor is recalling more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage which may be contaminated with metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that the...

A Minnesota robotic dairy survives amid trade war

Jun. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — On a dairy farm in rural Eyota, Minnesota, a day-old calf wobbled up to a robotic feeding stall. An RFID reader scanned the tag clipped to the calf's ear and measured the amount of milk allotted to the baby as she drank from the feeder. In just a generation or two, farmers have...

Tortilla togetherness: Chef helps dad toward life goal

Jun. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Walk into Mawi Tortilleria and the aroma of corn tortillas still puffy-hot from the oven fills the one-room shop. On Will Avelar's first visit, the smell instantly brought back a piece of his childhood in Costa Rica. For his father, Carlos Avelar, it evoked older memories of El...

Amy's Kitchen breaks ground on East Coast hub in upstate NY

Jun. 22, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — An organic food company says it will create 680 jobs in the Hudson Valley. Amy's Kitchen hosted a ceremony Friday in the Orange County town of Goshen to break ground on a $95 million production facility. The California-based organic and natural food distribution company plans to produce...

Alaska farm produces Grade-A goat dairy products

Jun. 21, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska farm has begun selling what's being touted as the state's first certified goat milk dairy products. Baptist Mission Heritage Farm in Kodiak recently acquired the Grade-A certification necessary to sell products commercially, The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Thursday. The...

Dairy veterinarians appeal trafficking lawsuit dismissal

Jun. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Mexican veterinarians who recently lost a lawsuit they filed against an Idaho dairy under human trafficking laws say they'll appeal the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorneys for the veterinarians filed the notice of appeal in Boise's U.S. District Court on...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

Jun. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop worker, who is...

Delaware court revives Blue Bell Creameries shareholder suit

Jun. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against one the country's largest ice cream makers after a 2015 listeria outbreak that killed three people. The court ruled Tuesday that a judge erred because the plaintiff had not demanded that the board of...

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

Jun. 19, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced in past weeks as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations. South Korean Unification Minister...

5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant

Jun. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Several employees have been sent to a hospital after a cleaning agent was spilled at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in northwest Arkansas. A Tyson spokesman said five employees were sent to the hospital on Tuesday morning after the incident outside its plant in Springdale, about 144...