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ABC strikes back by churning up BPI’s earlier history

Meat packer has heavy burden of proof in $1.9 billion defamation case against network

ELK POINT, SD — It would probably not be accurate to say Professor Mindy Brashears speaks with a Texas twang or that ABC’s attorney Dane Butswinkas has a Richmond dialect, but the difficulty the two have understanding each other slowed proceedings on the fourth day of the $1.9 billion civil defamation trial against the network…. Continue Reading

OSI’s Shanghai unit on blacklist for 2014 Dragon TV scandal

The last word in the 2014 scandal involving the sale of expired and substandard meat by Husi Food Co. has come down from the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration. Shanghai’s local regulator Sunday imposed fines totaling 24 million yuan — about $3.6 million — on Husi and its parent company, OSI Group LLC. Both… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Sending condolences to Chipotle’s PR guy

Opinion

What a drag it must be to wake up every day as the public relations guy for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Seriously, consumers to the left of you, media to the right, and there you are — stuck in the middle with Steve Ells and the burrito bunch. For almost a year now the Denver-based fast… Continue Reading

UK Stepping Up Hunt for Horse and Pig DNA in Beef

Polish horsemeat mislabeled as beef is the likely source of the equine DNA found in Irish beef products, but the Food Safety Agency in the United Kingdom is still going ahead with tests on more meat samples collected from retail outlets throughout the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Environmental officers for local health… Continue Reading

Washington Warns Burger King of Undercooked Beef

Some Burger King restaurants in seven Washington state counties were found to be serving dangerously undercooked hamburger patties in what health authorities call a “disturbing trend” they want corrected. In a letter sent September 1 to Burger King’s corporate offices, the Washington State Health Department said, “As we discussed, we are deeply concerned about reports… Continue Reading

Restaurant Chains Promise Healthier Kid Meals

Nineteen restaurant chains, including Burger King, Denny’s, IHOP and Outback Steakhouse, have signed on to a National Restaurant Association initiative to offer children healthy menu items. Called “Kids LiveWell,” the program promises to offer and promote a selection of foods based on recommendations from a number of nutrition studies, including the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. … Continue Reading