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California pork processor and meat distributor Yosemite Meat Co. will relocate and expand its operations in Stockton in 2019. The company, which will change its name to Yosemite Foods Inc., supplies pork, beef, poultry and lamb to supermarkets, restaurants and meat processors, with most of its business in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, reported The Modesto Bee. Full Story
Government officials and food industry groups attribute the increase in foodborne illness outbreak investigations to new tools that make it easier to link individual illnesses to their source. Some food manufacturers are increasing microbiological testing of their products and plants, while others are changing the way they use the resulting data to identify problems early, like plotting positive samples on factory maps to determine regular hot spots of contamination, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJ Subscription Required)
Dairy Farmers of America agreed to buy Agropur Inc.'s processing plant in St. Paul, MN. The plant will expand the cooperative's extended shelf-life capabilities and introduce aseptic processing to its portfolio. Full Story
Nutrisystem unveiled free-from commitments for South Beach Diet products. Items will not contain artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors, and they will be free-from high fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats. Full Story
Sims Foods Inc. will move its production of Wickles Pickles to Alabama. The company expects to finish moving to a Magnolia Vegetable Processors site by the end of 2018, reported The Washington Times. Full Storyread more
The Food Institute and OFW Law are announcing a new food labeling review service, including a Class Action Risk Analysis. In addition to reviewing compliance with basic FDA requirements, OFW Law will review the risk posed by claims not defined by FDA such as “Natural,” “Handcrafted,” “Made with Whole Wheat,” “Contains Real Fruit,” “Wholesome,” etc. and...
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