Latest Meat processing News

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Oct. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back...

Taco Bell pulls beef from some stores on quality concerns

Oct. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell restaurants in some states are asking customers to try chicken or steak in their burritos after quality concerns pushed it to stop serving seasoned beef temporarily. The company said Saturday that it told affected restaurants to stop serving seasoned beef it as it replenishes...

Judge declines to block fake-meat law; appeal is filed

Oct. 4, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has declined to block a Missouri law that bans companies from labeling plant-based meat products or meat substitutes as meat. U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. said last week that he wouldn't issue a preliminary injunction to stop Missouri agriculture...

Iowa meat plant defends how its workers are treated

Oct. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa pork processing plant is working to address Micronesia’s concerns about the treatment of some of its citizens who work at the plant. Seaboard Triumph Foods said Thursday that it follows all employment laws and it is working with its local union and officials to...

German sausage plant production halted over listeria deaths

Oct. 2, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have halted production at a meat processing plant after two deaths that were linked to listeria in sausage products. News agency dpa quoted local authorities as saying Wednesday that the veterinary office in Waldeck-Frankenberg county shut the Wilke Wurstwaren plant in the...

Micronesian workers complain about meat plant mistreatment

Oct. 1, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The island nation of Micronesia is raising concerns about how some of its citizens working at an Iowa pork processing plant are being treated. Micronesia sent a formal letter to the U.S. State Department Friday asking U.S. officials to investigate possible misconduct at the Seaboard...

Critics uneasy as federal meat inspectors face work overload

Sep. 29, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At eight months pregnant, government food inspector Rosalie Arriaga was scheduled in March 2018 to handle twice her normal workload at the meat processing plants she was assigned to cover. It was her third straight week of double coverage, according to agency schedules given to the...

McDonald's takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

Sep. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

McDonald's is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonald's said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month. McDonald's says it developed a special recipe using burgers from Beyond Meat, a...

The Latest: US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Sep. 21, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Pentagon says the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security, as President Donald Trump has at least for...

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two...