Food manufacturing

In this April 28, 2011 photo, Paula, left, and husband Chris White, standing at right, pose with their children and some of their 600 lb Gorillas frozen ice cream sandwiches and cookies in Duxbury, Mass. The 600 lb Gorillas company, which the couple founded, filed suit against ice cream supplier Mister Cookie Face, claiming millions of dollars in lost profits because the supplier changed the ice cream recipe contrary to the agreement. The case will be heard in Boston federal court in July 2018. (Gary Higgins/The Patriot Ledger via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 10:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — A bitter battle over an ice cream sandwich is heating up in Boston's federal courthouse. Frozen dessert maker 600 lb Gorillas Inc. was started by a Massachusetts husband and wife. They claim another company that supplied the filling for their ice cream sandwiches watered down the...
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FILE -- In this Friday, March 2, 2018 photo Keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu, one of only two female northern white rhinos left in the world, in the pen where she is kept for observation, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Scientist say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method for stopping the extinction of northern white rhinos. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers said Wednesday they’ve succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
July 04, 2018 - 2:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, July 18, 2016, butchers prepare cuts of meat at Smithfield Market, in London. A shortage of carbon dioxide in Europe is hitting food processing companies who rely on the gas to stun animals before slaughter, as it is announced Tuesday June 26, 2018, that some meat processing plants will run out of CO2 within days. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
June 29, 2018 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A shortage of carbon dioxide in Europe could mean emptier supermarket shelves in Britain this weekend. Ian Wright, CEO of the Food and Drink Federation, told the BBC on Friday that the shortage of the gas, which is used in production and storage for many foods, could affect supplies...
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FILE- In this May 19, 2011, file photo Banquet frozen meatballs are displayed in a Little Rock, Ark., food warehouse. ConAgra, which owns Banquet and Healthy Choice, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that it is buying Pinnacle Foods for about $10.9 billion, citing in part the potential to capitalize on the recent resurgence of frozen food sales. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
June 27, 2018 - 1:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Marie Callender's and Hungry-Man are joining together in a deal intended to create a bigger player in the frozen food aisle. Conagra said Wednesday it is buying Pinnacle Foods for about $10.9 billion, citing in part the potential to capitalize on the recent resurgence of frozen food...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, July 18, 2016, butchers prepare cuts of meat at Smithfield Market, in London. A shortage of carbon dioxide in Europe is hitting food processing companies who rely on the gas to stun animals before slaughter, as it is announced Tuesday June 26, 2018, that some meat processing plants will run out of CO2 within days. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
June 26, 2018 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — After beer, the summer barbecue may now be under threat in northern Europe. A shortage of carbon dioxide that has already drawn warnings from beer makers about potential production problems is also hitting food processing companies. Scotland's biggest pork producer said Tuesday it...
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June 20, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested Tuesday at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large-scale raid within the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people...
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FILE- This May 11, 2017, file photo shows an IHOP sign at a restaurant in Hialeah, Fla. IHOP, which teased a name change to IHOb earlier this month, says the “b” is to promote its burger menu. The pancake restaurant has been coy about whether the name change is truly permanent, saying Monday, June 11, 2018, that the change was “for the time being.” (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
June 11, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — IHOP, which teased a name change to IHOb earlier this month, says the "b'' is to promote its burger menu. The pancake chain has been coy about whether the name flip is permanent, saying Monday that it was "for the time being." Pressed for details, the company would not give an end...
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May 27, 2018 - 2:29 pm
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and pork in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, colored "Sweethearts" candy is held in bulk prior to packaging at the New England Confectionery Company in Revere, Mass. Four bidders are vying to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. A bankruptcy auction is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day was up for grabs in bankruptcy court Wednesday. A judge was deciding between two suitors looking to acquire the New England Confectionery Co., or...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, colored "Sweethearts" candy is held in bulk prior to packaging at the New England Confectionery Company in Revere, Mass. Four bidders are vying to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. A bankruptcy auction is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:42 pm
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Three new bidders have stepped in with offers to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. There are now four offers for Massachusetts-based Necco, or New England Confectionery Co., at a bankruptcy auction scheduled for Wednesday in...
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