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Jury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Georgia trial of peanut plant owner

...Instead, prosecutors decided they could build a stronger case charging them with defrauding their customers ? food producers including Kellogg's ? and selling them tainted goods, said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, of Georgia's Middle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-18/jury-wont-consider-9-deaths-l
Georgia salmonella trial shows how US food safety relies on honor system

...while many sources are never discovered, dozens of food producers have been identified through the years. Some egregious...the FDA lacks the resources to regularly inspect food producers, and when outbreaks happen, they largely depend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-09/georgia-salmonella-trial-show
Haley touts 40K new jobs that may be years away

...contract deadlines have expired.One of Haley's big announcements early on was Amy's Kitchen, an organic frozen food producer that promised in 2011 to create 700 jobs in Greenville over six years. That project fell through ? and the Commerce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-04/haley-touts-40k-new-jobs-may-
Smithfield CEO defends sale of pork producer to Chinese firm

...commitment to upholding U.S. food safety standards and questioned whether foreign ownership of a major American food producer posed a threat to national security.The sale is already being reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/smithfield-ceo-defends-sale-pork-producer-
Georgia makes agricultural agreement with West Africa's Gabon

...only furthers Gabon's goal of providing more of its own food but also presents export opportunities for Georgia's food producers.Oil-endowed Gabon has to import food for its 1.6 million people ? but President Ali Bongo Ondimba says he wants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-26/georgia-makes-agricultural-ag
USDA expanding program to fight rural poverty to SC

...be available in the Carolinas, the Dakotas, Alabama and Virginia.The goal of StrikeForce is to help farmers, food producers and other businesses get access to money for projects such as new wells, greenhouses, community gardens, kitchen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-26/usda-expanding-program-fight-
Georgia sees salmonella rise

...state and federal health officials to improve food safety following national salmonella outbreaks traced to Georgia food producers.Last month, authorities announced federal charges against officials of a south Georgia peanut processor linked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-08/georgia-sees-salmonella-rise
Haley's job creation numbers inaccurate

...After Wal-Mart and Amazon, her third-biggest job announcement so far was Amy's Kitchen. The organic frozen food producer announced plans in May to create 700 jobs in Greenville over six years. Also in May, CertusBank announced plans to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-07-17/haleys-job-creation-numbers-i
Georgia senator says he's unjammed trade deal

...Black."Typical American snack foods are highly desired in Korea," he said. "Our processed food and specialty food producers will greatly benefit from the lowering of tariffs on these items."Obama has held up sending the agreements to Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-08-30/georgia-senator-says-hes-u
Farmers crack down on pecan thefts

...is expected to harvest about 90 million pounds this year, about a third of the U.S. total. Wholesale prices to food producers were above $3 per pound early in the harvest season, compared with about $2.35 a pound last year."We're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-11-23/farmers-crack-down-pecan-thef