Chicken Caesar salad kits recalled

August 27, 2014
Chicken Caesar salad kits recalled

WASHINGTON — APPA Fine Foods in Corona, Calif., is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The salad kits were shipped nationwide to one bulk warehouse chain for retail sale in its...

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Blue Rooster to open poultry deboning operation in Arkansas

August 26, 2014

WARREN, Arkansas — Blue Rooster plans to open a poultry deboning operation in Warren, Ark. The facility was formerly home to H&L Poultry. Initial estimates anticipate approximately 100 new jobs with production expected to begin  in October of this year. “Blue Rooster’s decision to locate a poultry facility in Warren is great news for...

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ASA reschedules Columbus planning workshop

August 26, 2014
ASA reschedules Columbus planning workshop

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The American Soybean Association’s Succession Planning Workshop in Columbus, Ohio, planned for the end of August, is now rescheduled for January 2015 to allow farmers to focus on their fields during the busy end of summer. “ASA knows summer can be a busy time for farmers and we want to...

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Chick-fil-A partners with THRIVE Farmers Coffee

August 25, 2014
Chick-fil-A partners with THRIVE Farmers Coffee

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A® is partnering with THRIVE Farmers Coffee to introduce the QSR industry’s first-ever specialty-grade coffee. The coffee was created specifically for the chain and is available in restaurants nationwide. The sale of each cup of coffee provides direct revenue to THRIVE Farmers network of family farmers in Central America, allowing them to...

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World Nutrition Forum exploring sustain:ability

August 25, 2014

HERZOGENBURG, Austria — Professor Jorgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School, will be the keynote speaker at the Biomin World Nutrition Forum 2014 to be held  Oct 15-18 in Munich, Germany. One of the authors of the Club of Rome publication “Limits to Growth” and “2052-A global forecast for the...

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N.C. Cooperative Extension announces strategic plan for future

August 22, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University has announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization by targeting its strengths, improving access to services across the state and refocusing resources to support its refined core areas. “We’re better aligning our resources and refocusing on three core areas:...

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