Articles by Shane O'Halloran

At least 2 dead, 10 injured in Nebraska feed plant accident

Omaha's fire chief says the cause of the disaster remains unclear, but OSHA will investigate.
January 21, 2014
Omaha's fire chief says the cause of the disaster remains unclear, but OSHA will investigate.
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Listeria scare spurs ham recall

Gusto Packing is recalling around 67 thousand pounds of spiral-sliced ham due to potential contamination.
January 20, 2014
Gusto Packing is recalling around 67 thousand pounds of spiral-sliced ham due to potential contamination.
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Walmart joins Florida tomato grower fair pay initiative

The company will join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, which will require Florida suppliers to pay higher wages and provide other worker protections.
January 17, 2014

American adults eating healthier, says Economic Research Service

Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
January 16, 2014
Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
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European Commission study urges reduction of food waste for economic improvement

The study concludes that reducing EU food waste by 40% in 2020 will result in annual savings of € 123 per person.
January 16, 2014
The study concludes that reducing EU food waste by 40% in 2020 will result in annual savings of € 123 per person.
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As agriculture booms in Oregon, farmers fear food safety regulations

According to comments made at the Northwest Food Processors Association expo, many farmers are worried about new irrigation water rules.
January 15, 2014
According to comments made at the Northwest Food Processors Association expo, many farmers are worried about new irrigation water rules.
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Yum Brands sales on the rebound in China

The company says a key sales figure was up two percent in December.
January 14, 2014
The company says a key sales figure was up two percent in December.
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FDA releases proposed FSMA rule on intentional adulteration of food

The proposed rule would require the largest food businesses to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of products.
January 14, 2014

A public meeting will be held on February 20 to receive input on the rule.


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TECH FLASH

Smithfield to suppliers: Ditch gestational crates

The pork processor is encouraging suppliers to switch to group houses by 2022.
January 14, 2014

The company says while the change is not required, suppliers that do not comply will be much less likely to have their contract renewed.


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McDonald's announces sustainable beef initiative

No standards for sustainable beef have been defined, but an organization has been established to do so.
January 14, 2014

The fast food giant will begin to source sustainable beef in 2016.


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