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5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food

Jun. 15, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants "a radical new approach" to the food served in hospitals. Officials have linked the outbreak to...

Not to be outdone, Tyson enters plant-based meat market

Jun. 13, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer. A blended burger made from beef and pea protein will follow this fall. Both will be sold under a...

Is Beyond Meat overcooked?

Jun. 11, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price for a share of Beyond Meat almost tripled on the first day of trading in May and that was just a taste of what was to come. By the end of the day Monday, the stock had gained an additional 30 percent. But on Tuesday, Wall Street got a case of heartburn after two analysts from J.P....

Missouri agency seeks input on rules to combat deer disease

Jun. 9, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing new rules on the handling of deer carcasses in an effort to combat chronic wasting disease. The department's Conservation Commission is seeking public comments through early August on the proposed regulations that would further...

Impoverished French given poor quality meat in fraud scheme

Jun. 7, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have launched an investigation into an alleged fraud scheme involving French and Polish companies suspected of providing minced meat of extremely poor quality to charities. France's anti-fraud agency said Friday that the French company that sold 1,500 tons of frozen steaks...

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat beats forecasts in 1Q

Jun. 6, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

Beyond Meat went beyond expectations in its first earnings report since its stock market debut last month. The plant-based meat maker's shares soared after it beat Wall Street's first quarter earnings and revenue forecasts. Beyond Meat also said it expects full-year revenue to hit $210 million this year, more...

US companies are in line of fire of tariffs aimed at Mexico

May. 31, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican imports jolted industry leaders throughout the U.S. economy Friday, sparked opposition even from usual Trump allies and set the stage for American consumers to face higher prices. It also sent stock markets...

Beyond Meat opens first production plant outside US

May. 28, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Plant-based meat company Beyond Meat is opening its first production facility outside the U.S. The El Segundo, California-based company is partnering with Dutch meat producer Zandbergen World's Finest Meat. Zandbergen will make Beyond Meat products starting next year at a new...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...

The Latest: Tariff agreement hailed by business groups

May. 18, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The chamber...