USDA Develops Breakthrough Test For S.E.A. Bacteria

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) announced the development of an advanced test to detect a Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A bacteria that is a leading cause of food-poisoning that is cheaper, faster and significantly more sensitive than existing assays.

Meat May Be The Reason Humans Outlive Apes

Biologist Caleb Finch at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has suggested that the reason humans enjoy a longer lifespan may be an evolutionary response to meat-rich diets.

Miller Poultry & Spartan Stores Partner To Donate Chicken To Food Banks

December 15, 2009 Spartan Stores

Spartan Stores and Miller Poultry are partnering again this year to distribute 20,000 pounds of chicken through Spartan Stores’ D&W Fresh Market, VGs, Plumbs, Toms and Olesons locations, destined for Michigan area food banks.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Confirms Pilgrim’s Pride Plan Of Reorganization

December 14, 2009 Pilgrim's Pride Corporation

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the
Northern District of Texas has approved the amended joint plan of reorganization
of the Company and six of its subsidiaries, paving the way for the Debtors to exit bankruptcy later this month.

Kowalski’s Markets Will Sell Rare Type Of Beef

Kowalskis Markets will soon be the exclusive Twin Cities vendor of Akaushi
beef, a choice variety of meat rarely found outside of Japan. The anticipation of which is prompting Kowalski’s to take reservations and has upped spending on print and radio advertising.