Posts Tagged ‘food’

Man gets probation, fine for role in frozen chicken case

OCEAN SPRINGS — A man charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia has been sentenced to three years on probation and a $2,000 fine. Terry White of Ocean Springs was indicted in the case along with two others, Gerald Miller of Gautier and Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. White pleaded guilty in […] [...]

Hearing set for this month in poultry export conspiracy case

GULFPORT — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19 for a man who pleaded guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. An April 2012 indictment says Terry White and two others arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade […] [...]

Grocer recalls ground beef; could contain E. coli

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winn-Dixie has issued an immediate voluntary recall of Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef with UPCs #20167100000 and #24370700000. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the reason for the recall is the potential that the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall is part of a larger […] [...]

Water hemlock could be behind buffalo fish sickness

by Associated Press Published: August 4,2013

Tags: buffalo fish, disease, fish, food, Haff disease, health, health care, illness, medical, medicine, sick, water hmelock

NEW ORLEANS — Doctors don’t know why eating crawfish or buffalo fish sometimes causes the rare muscle-destroying illness that recently sickened three members of one Mississippi family. But they believe Haff disease is caused by eating bottom-feeders that have eaten the roots of a wetland plant called water hemlock. The three people who became ill […] [...]

Distributor recalls frozen chicken due to misbranding, allergen

PEARL — A Mississippi distributor of frozen chicken has recalled nearly 2,500 pounds of meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department Agriculture. Traditions Meal Solutions, located in Pearl said in a news release yesterday that the 2,486 pounds of recalled frozen chicken meals contain milk but that it is […] [...]

Belle Foods bankruptcy leaves Golden Triangle store in limbo

STARKVILLE — Belle Foods officials describe the company’s grocery in Starkville as one of the strongest in the company’s chain, thanks to its proximity to Mississippi State University. Birmingham, Ala.-based Belle Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month that will affect its 57 stores in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, including Starkville’s Piggly […] [...]

Cal-Maine’s bottom line impacted by antitrust settlement

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, saw net sales of $325.9 million compared with net sales of $275.2 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. The egg company reported a net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.16 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 compared […] [...]

Cal-Maine settles anti-trust lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania

by Associated Press Published: July 23,2013

Tags: agriculture, antitrust, Cal-Maine Foods Inc., Chicken, court, egg, food, law, legal, settlement

JACKSON — Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods Inc. said today that it agreed to settle egg antitrust class action claims for $28 million pretax. The claims were filed in Pennsylvania federal court. Class members can opt in or out of the settlement. The class-action lawsuit alleges that Cal-Maine and some producers of shell eggs and egg […] [...]

Rebound in red snapper numbers could mean second season

GULF OF MEXICO — Scientists say one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico has rebounded enough to allow a second season for red snapper this year. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets in New Orleans tomorrow to consider increased fishing quotas and a supplemental 2013 season for red snapper, […] [...]

Report: Numerous meat-processing plants unsanitary

by Associated Press Published: July 14,2013

Tags: agriculture, beef, Chicken, Curtis Stell, farm, farmer, farming, food, food safety, meat, meat processing, pig, poultry, sanitation, slaughterhouse, USDA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that more than two dozen Mississippi slaughterhouses and poultry meat processing plants have violated sanitation or food safety guidelines over the past decade — and most did both. The newspaper analyzed records from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service database of enforcement action against federally inspected facilities. It […] [...]

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