Progresso Pledges To Use Only Antibiotic-Free Chickens For Its Soups

Progresso Pledges To Use Only Antibiotic-Free Chickens For Its Soups

Did you know that there’s a “soup season?” According to canned soup company Progresso, soup season is a thing, and it starts approximately when all of the pumpkin spice foodstuffs hit store shelves. To kick off this year’s soup season, which we’ll pretend is an actual thing, Progresso announced from its agrarian paradise in New Jersey that it has switched to chicken raised without antibiotics. [More]

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Tyson Fires Employees Linked To Graphic Video Of Abused Chickens

Tyson Foods, the largest chicken-processing company in the U.S., fired 10 employees after an animal rights group secretly taped workers at four Virginia processing plants mistreating and abusing chickens. [More]

Bar-S Recalls 186 Tons Of Hot Dogs And Corn Dogs For Possible Listeria Contamination

Bar-S Recalls 186 Tons Of Hot Dogs And Corn Dogs For Possible Listeria Contamination

Time to check the box of hot dogs or corn dogs before your next cookout: if it comes from the brand Bar-S, you’ll have to get some new wieners from the store and either bring the Bar-S ones back to the store where they were purchased, or call the company for a refund. The hot dogs may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a nasty foodborne pathogen. [More]

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More Than 55K Pounds Of Chicken Recalled, Because Soil And Sand Aren’t Tasty

The last thing you want to see when preparing your chicken for the grill is to find it covered in sand or soil, but that has apparently been the case for several chicken products from producer Gold’n Plump, leading the company to recall 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.  [More]

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Tyson Foods Investigating Poultry Farm Accused Of Mistreating Chickens

Nine months after Tyson Foods cut ties with a poultry farm in Tennessee that was accused by an animal rights group of mistreating and abusing chickens, the company is investigating another farm in the same state over similar abuse allegations. [More]

Pilgrim’s Pride Recall: 4.5M Pounds Of Chicken Products May Contain Plastic, Wood, Rubber, Metal

Pilgrim’s Pride Recall: 4.5M Pounds Of Chicken Products May Contain Plastic, Wood, Rubber, Metal

In yet another example of unexpectedly crunchy, contaminated food, Pilgrim’s Pride is busy getting the news out about a recall of more than four million pounds of pre-cooked poultry products that could contain unwanted additions like plastic, wood, rubber, or metal bits. [More]

USDA Investigating Possible Plastic Sabotage At Poultry Processing Plant

USDA Investigating Possible Plastic Sabotage At Poultry Processing Plant

While it’s not uncommon to hear about chicken products that end up containing wayward bits of plastic (like this nugget issue, this sausage situation, and yet another nugget problem), federal officials are on the case of an incident at a poultry processing line in Missouri that might be a case of deliberate sabotage, instead of a run-of-the-mill accident. [More]

Shake Shack Now Selling Fried Chicken Sandwiches Nationwide

Shake Shack Now Selling Fried Chicken Sandwiches Nationwide

Shake Shack is no longer just a burger joint: after playing coy back in May when when it filed a trademark for “Chicken Shack,” and slowly dippings its toes in other sandwich waters with a limited test of chicken sandwiches in New York, the chain is now taking its fried chicken sandwich ambitions nationwide. [More]

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Chick-fil-A Delays Reopening Its Only Standalone NYC Location After Several Health Violations Found

When there’s only one location of a chain restaurant in your city, you’re bound to notice when it abruptly closes its doors. New Yorkers who are usually willing to stand in long, winding lines to get their fill of the only Chick-fil-A in the city will have to wait a bit longer to get their chicken fix after health violations prompted the location to temporarily shut things down last week. [More]

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Is Your Thanksgiving Turkey On Drugs?

We’ve written before about the overuse of antibiotics in turkeys and how it contributes to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, and some companies have pledged to cut down on the amount of unnecessary antibiotics they feed to their birds. But was the turkey you’re planning to carve up next Thursday raised using these and other potentially harmful drugs? [More]

Tyson Recalls 50,000 Pounds Of Chicken Wings Because They Don’t Smell Right, Could Cause Illness

Tyson Recalls 50,000 Pounds Of Chicken Wings Because They Don’t Smell Right, Could Cause Illness

If those Tyson hot wings sitting in the freezer don’t smell quite right, then they might be part of the company’s latest recall of more than 50,000 pounds of cooked chicken wings that could cause people who eat them to become sick.  [More]

KFC Is Getting Into The Delivery Game (But It Won’t Be Cheap)

KFC Is Getting Into The Delivery Game (But It Won’t Be Cheap)

If your dream is to be lying on your couch in your soft pants and eating from a bucket of KFC that you didn’t have to leave the house to get, your deep-fried wishes are about to come true. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, Orange County or near Los Angeles that is, and don’t mind paying a hefty delivery fee.

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Sanderson Farms Recalls 554,090 Pounds Of Chicken That May Be Contaminated With Metal Fragments

Sanderson Farms Recalls 554,090 Pounds Of Chicken That May Be Contaminated With Metal Fragments

Sanderson Farms is recalling more than 554,090 pounds of chicken products because they may have been contaminated with metal shavings, due to a malfunction with an ice-making machine somewhere along the line. [More]

Tampa Bay-area McDonald's restaurants debuted a new chicken burger on Monday.

Florida McDonald’s Franchisees Testing Ground Chicken Burgers

Who needs a regular old hamburger — or a turkey burger, or a chicken filet — when you can get a burger made from ground chicken instead? At least that’s the thought process for the operators of 202 McDonald’s restaurants in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. [More]

Lawmakers Call On USDA To Reduce Farmers’ Reliance On Antibiotics In Chickens

Lawmakers Call On USDA To Reduce Farmers’ Reliance On Antibiotics In Chickens

Following a 17-month outbreak of salmonella poisoning that sickened at least 600 people around the country, a Dept. of Agriculture advisory committee will meet tomorrow discuss strategies for effectively controlling the spread of salmonella in poultry. In advance of that meeting, two members of Congress are calling on the USDA to take a three-pronged approach to fighting drug-resistant bacteria. [More]

Tennessee Authorities Investigating Allegations Of Animal Cruelty At Chicken Farm Dumped By Tyson, McDonald’s

Tennessee Authorities Investigating Allegations Of Animal Cruelty At Chicken Farm Dumped By Tyson, McDonald’s

Last week, Tyson Foods and McDonald’s said they were cutting ties with a poultry farm in Tennessee that was accused by an animal rights group of mistreating and abusing chickens. Authorities in that state now confirm they’re looking into the allegations of criminal animal cruelty by operators of the farm.

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McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens

McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens

McDonald’s and supplier Tyson Foods are promising to stop working with a Tennessee chicken farm after an animal rights group released images from hidden cameras showing alleged mistreatment of the birds.

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Wendy’s Finally Begins Testing Antibiotic-Free Chicken

More than a year after Chick fil-A began its transition away from drugged-up chickens, and months after McDonald’s announced its plans to eventually go the antibiotic-free route, Wendy’s — the one major burger chain with ads that tout its better, more natural ingredients — is finally dipping its toes into the no-antibiotics pool. [More]