William Beach loved cantaloupe -- so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor mechanic from Mustang, Oklahoma, was complaining to his family that he was fatigued, with pain everywhere in his body.
Raul Rivera took his family to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Houston to celebrate a new lease on life. His oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center had just told him he’d probably survive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The auditing firms that the food industry hires to ensure the safety of its products sometimes have close ties to their clients. At monitoring firm AIB International, two top decision makers are executives at companies that use AIB for audits.
A three-month slump in hog prices in China, the world’s biggest consumer of pork, is poised to end as the government stockpiles frozen meat and shoppers look past a safety scare, the country’s top pig processor said.
Danone, owner of Activia yogurt and Evian water, will spend about 325 million euros ($417 million) to form a joint venture and invest in China’s biggest dairy producer to expand its brands in the most populous nation.
Alfalfa genetically modified to withstand Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer was correctly deemed by U.S. agriculture officials not to be a plant pest that needs to be regulated, a federal appeals court ruled.
Mironovskiy Hleboproduct SA, Ukraine’s biggest poultry producer, expects this year’s Ebitda to be unchanged from 2012, after a first-quarter decline, by boosting chicken production and planting more grain.
China ordered local authorities to tighten scrutiny of the production and sale of fake meat products, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the State Council’s Food Safety Commission Office.