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Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Nut Butters Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Nut Butters

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond, and other nut butters due to possible salmonella contamination.

USDA Seeks Input on Standard Identity for Honey USDA Seeks Input on Standard Identity for Honey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comments on a proposal for a federal standard of identity for honey as required by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Four Charged in Beef Recall Case Four Charged in Beef Recall Case

Rancho Feeding Corp.'s co-owners and two employees were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.

Specialty Food Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants Specialty Food Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants

The Specialty Food Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from organizations interested in applying for a grant to aid in hunger relief or food recovery efforts. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 29.

Ruth Reichl Critiques FDA for Lax Antibiotic Policy Ruth Reichl Critiques FDA for Lax Antibiotic Policy

Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine and former restaurant critic for The New York Times, published a strong critique of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its handling of food safety issues in an opinion column for The New York Times.

Specialty Food Consultant Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo Dies at 57 Specialty Food Consultant Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo Dies at 57

Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo was an internationally recognized chef, specialty food buyer, and marketing and sales consultant.

Notice: Winter Show Hotel Rates Notice: Winter Show Hotel Rates

The Association has released a notice regarding hotel rates for the Winter Fancy Food Show, taking place January 11–13, 2015, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

CT Lawmaker Proposes National Sugary Beverage Tax CT Lawmaker Proposes National Sugary Beverage Tax

A national effort to tax soda drinks will be launched by a Connecticut lawmaker in hopes to curb the consumption of sugary drinks that impact the rising obesity and diabetes rates.

Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger

Wawona Packing Co. is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in a statement on Monday.

San Diego Increases Minimum Wage, Adds Mandatory Sick Leave San Diego Increases Minimum Wage, Adds Mandatory Sick Leave

San Diego's minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, after a vote of 6-to-3 from the City Council.

Highlights from Largest-Ever Summer Fancy Food Show Highlights from Largest-Ever Summer Fancy Food Show

The recent Summer Fancy Food Show, held from June 29—July 1 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the largest in the show’s 60-year history, filling 361,000-square-feet of exhibit space with more than 1,400 US exhibitors and 1,291 from around the world.

Chicago Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Hike Chicago Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsed a recommendation that the city's minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour within four years.

Minimum Wage Hike Passes in RI, Nov. Ballot Petition in NE Minimum Wage Hike Passes in RI, Nov. Ballot Petition in NE

Updates on the minimum wage movement.

Obama Creates Task Force to Address Honeybee Crisis Obama Creates Task Force to Address Honeybee Crisis

President Obama has established a pollinator health task force and recommended spending $50 million to reverse pollinators' loss in his 2015 budget proposal.

sofi Award Winners Revealed sofi Award Winners Revealed

The winners of the 2014 sofi™ Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were revealed last night in a ceremony on-site at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

Largest Summer Show Opens in NYC Largest Summer Show Opens in NYC

The 60th Summer Fancy Food Show opened yesterday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York with more than 2,730 exhibitors representing 49 countries, marking the largest show to date.

President's Reception Unveils Specialty Food Foundation President's Reception Unveils Specialty Food Foundation

The 60th Summer Fancy Food Show opens today following last night's President's Reception, hosted by Specialty Food Association president Ann Daw and open to Association members.

Summer Fancy Food Show Opens Tomorrow Summer Fancy Food Show Opens Tomorrow

The Summer Fancy Food Show opens tomorrow at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

Last Day for Early-Bird Registration Price Last Day for Early-Bird Registration Price

The Summer Fancy Food Show is just days away. Register now for the pre-show attendee discount of $45 for all three days.

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