Posts Tagged ‘food’

New process from Mississippi company helps remove bacteria from oysters

by Published: January 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, oysters

Crystal Seas Seafood in Pass Christian is processing a small portion of their oysters with irradiation to eliminate health risks posed by the naturally occurring Vibrio bacteria in Gulf waters that is highly concentrated during summer months. The resulting new product, dubbed the Crystal Clear Oyster, is processed live and some still in the shell […] [...]

Wicker wants Obama to strengthen anti-seafood fraud efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have asked President Barack Obama to direct federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts to fight seafood fraud that they say threatens the livelihoods of American fishermen and harms consumers. According to the senators, seafood fraud is a serious problem in the United […] [...]

Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract

HATTIESBURG — The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military. The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million. The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard. Merchants […] [...]

Running with the big dogs — Hollywood Feed taking small-store feel to national level

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, cats, dogs, food, Mississippi

An executive who cut his teeth in corporate America grows disillusioned with big-box stores and buys a local mom-and-pop with the goal of growing it into a large, national concern to compete against the very stores he dislikes. That might sound a little strange, but Shawn McGhee, proprietor of Hollywood Feed, a pet supply retailer […] [...]

Whole Foods sets grand opening; to offer pre-opening tours

JACKSON — Whole Foods Market will open its doors Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at Highland Village in Jackson, according to release from the company. The 34,000-square-foot store will feature an organic salad bar, in-store smoked barbecue, fresh-made gelato, natural body care and nutritional supplements, beer growler filling station and the Yazoo Bend Coffee […] [...]

MSU signs agreement with UN organization while in Rome

STARKVILLE — During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty. MSU president Mark E. Keenum and FAO deputy director general Daniel Gustafson signed a memorandum of understanding that […] [...]

Mars Food to celebrate 35 years in Port City

GREENVILLE — Mars Food North America, maker of Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change products, will mark 35 years in Greenville with an event Friday that will be attended by Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christiansen, Greenville Mayor John Cox and other elected officials. To commemorate the 35th anniversary, dignitaries will make special presentations, […] [...]

Merchants Foodservice joins Independent Marketing Alliance

HATTIESBURG — Merchants Foodservice is now a member company of Independent Marketing Alliance (IMA). Andy Mercier, president/CEO, Merchants Foodservice, stated, “We attribute much of our success to the integrity and hard work of Merchants’ team of professionals. Their ‘whatever it takes’ commitment to finding a way to “make our customers’ lives easier” continues to spur […] [...]

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR: Caterers offer tips for the holidays

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, JACKSON, Mississippi

If you want your holiday party catered, here’s a tip from a pro: Book it with your caterer right after the first of the year. That way you’ll likely get the best possible date for your party or other event before the procrastinators realize the holidays are just around the corner. That’s the word from […] [...]

Cal-Maine sees income fall while costs rise

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. said today that its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 6 percent as feed and production costs climbed. The egg producer earned $8.8 million, or 36 cents per share, for the period ended Aug. 31. That compares with $9.4 million, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue for the […] [...]

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