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Food Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Horse Slaughter: Missouri Slaughterhouse Awaits State's Decision On Permit

    David Rains wants to sell horse meat in Missouri. He says he's ready to start, having already modified his processing plant in Gallatin and consulted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and industry experts from Canada. He'll know by January 27, the deadline for officials to respond to his re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Bissinger's Announces $15 Million Expansion, Chocolate Lovers Rejoice

    No matter what, people will always want more chocolate. Thankfully, local chocolate makers Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier (3983 Gratiot Street; 314-534-2401) has purchased a massive building (220,000-square-foot) at 1600 North Broadway (as first reported by the Business Journal) with plans for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

    With temperatures predicted to crest 80 degrees today in St. Louis, Gut Check could use some ice cream -- but then, couldn't we always? Today is Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day, with area locations slinging free scoops of ice cream from Noon to 8 p.m. Find out where to get your free sugar fix af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Missouri Chocolate Makers Patric and Askinosie Clean Up at Good Food Awards

    The Good Food Awards celebrate food that's good in all senses of the word: tasty and ethical and responsible. That is to say, food that's all natural, made by actual people who respect animals and the environment and the seasons and the culture of the people who produce it. It's food that costs a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Put Down The Night Cheese -- Ben & Jerry's Announces New 30 Rock Ice Cream

    When Gut Check learned that season seven of 30 Rock would be the show's last, we were sad to say the least. This Thursday, January 31, we'll say goodbye to 30 Rock for good when it's season finale airs. Here's an excerpt from a memorial Gut Check penned this past spring when the show's final season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Jan. 4-6

    Friday (Jan. 4): Happy Hour @ Vino Nadoz Treat yourself to half price wines, cocktails and local beer on tap, along with bar plates. 4 to 6 p.m. Murder in Maybury @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Enjoy a comedy-mystery dinner over a multi-course meal that includes soup, salad, chicken entree with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Kermit Mix? Woman Finds Live Frog in Bagged Salad

    Oh, indeed, it ain't easy being green. Yes, that's a frog -- a living, breathing frog, in fact -- inside a package of bagged salad. A Lake County, Florida, woman says she found the frog inside the salad, which she bought from Wal-Mart.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Tour the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory! (Oompa-Loompas Not Included)

    Last week, local confectioner the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company cut the ribbon on its new factory at 5025 Pattison Avenue on the Hill. With visions of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory dancing through our head -- except for the Oompa-Loompas, who still give us the capital-C Creeps -- we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Rockville MO Horse Slaughter Plant Update: Nothing Doing So Far

    In June of this year Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, announced that a shuttered cattle processing plant in Rockville, Missouri, would soon be home to her company's first horse slaughterhouse in America. Work was to begin immediately so that horses could be processed for human consumption as s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Ben & Jerry's "Chocolate Nougat Crunch" Ice Cream Voluntarily Recalled

    The important thing to do as you hear the news in this blog post is to remain calm. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and picture puppies frolicking in a field. Take another deep breath. Do you practice yoga? Go over into the corner and assume whatever position puts you in touch with your inne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Bagged Salad Recall Expands Nationwide

    OK, so maybe you shrugged your shoulders at yesterday's news about the FDA's warning on Korean shellfish. Fair enough. Not exactly an everyday purchase around these parts. Bagged salad, on the other hand... The FDA has announced that River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, California, has expanded its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Stouffer's Lasagna Italiano Accidently Packaged In Stuffed Pepper Container, Obviously Recalled

    Voluntary food product recalls for mislabeled or missing allergens aren't the stuff of scandal, but when a company mass produces a product and labels it with a totally incorrect product name and it's missing allergen information, Gut Check's ears perk up. Yesterday, Nestlé Prepared Foods Company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

    Today marks Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day, with area locations slinging free scoops of ice cream from Noon to 8 p.m. Though many of its St. Louis stores have shuttered in the last few years, three shops still stand, and two are participating in Free Cone Day: Ben & Jerry's U. City (6380 Delmar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    How to Make a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Without a Strawberry

    Rick Jordan has one word of advice for Valentine's Day shoppers: "Stop asking for chocolate covered strawberries when they're out of season!" Jordan proclaims wearily from his west county chocolate store, RJ Chocolatier (14882 Clayton Road, Chesterfield; 636-230-9300). Jordan, in chocolate-making c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Report: Shooting in Wellston Leaves One Dead, Six Injured

    Wellston Food Market in the 6200 block of Page.​KTVI reports that one person is dead and six other people injured this afternoon in a mass shooting, at least part of which occurred at the Wellston Food Market on Page Avenue. Developing...

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Bobby Flay's Spicy Mango Six Other Diet Pepsis No One Wants

    Thanks, Bobby Flay. The Spicy Mango Diet Pepsi and Pineapple Chipotle Diet Pepsi you commissioned for your "Tacos & Tequila" event last weekend most certainly increased the Patron consumption. At least PepsiCo had the good sense to not put these flavors on the mass market. They already have enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Sanctuaria's Joel Clark Creates the Schweddy Ball Fizz Cocktail

    Sarah Baraba​Gut Check tried Schweddy Balls ice cream last week. We found the gimmicky ice cream to be surprisingly tasty! Meanwhile, the name of the flavor alone has left a bad taste in these ladies' mouths: One Million Moms has started a letter writing campaign and boycott to pressure Ben & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's in the Loop Drops Its Schweddy Balls On Saturday -- Gut Check Couldn't Wait

    Chrissy WilmesSchweddy Balls -- more than a gimmick?​As reported yesterday, Gut Check's been on a quest for Schweddy Balls. After hours of phone calls met with laughter, disbelief and rejection after rejection, the Town & Country Whole Foods (1160 Town and Country Crossing Road, Town & Country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Food Bloggers Fooled, Flabbergasted by ConAgra PR Stunt

    ​The New York Times today has a story that's riling the food blogosphere: A group of food (and mommy) bloggers say food behemoth ConAgra and the PR agency Ketchum concocted a fake underground restaurant from celebrity chef George Duran to trick them into sampling new Marie Callender's-brand items. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    James Brown Is a Sex Noodle Machine

    From the Department of Awesome Stuff People Send Me Apropos of Nothing, here are two ads for a Japanese noodle company featuring James Brown:

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Food Revolutionaries Murray Handwerker and Wallace McCain Die

    Wikimedia CommonsFamous Nathan's, which Murray Handwerker made really famous.​Over the weekend two people who played major roles in the modernization of the food industry died. Murry Handwerker, 89, of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs passed away on Saturday. Canadian potato entrepreneur Wallace McCai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Gluten-Free Summit Planned, and Not a Moment Too Soon

    freakingfitness.com​One person in 133 is gluten intolerant, and they're joining forces to hold the first Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit. The group 1in133.org will host the May 4 event in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to get legislators and food producers to follow the 2007 Food Allergen La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Circuit Court Ruling Puts Raw Milk Cheesemaker Out of Business

    image viaThe Cheese House at Morningland of the Ozarks is no more.​The battle over raw-milk cheese has come home to Missouri. On Tuesday the Howell County Circuit Court upheld a ruling by the Missouri State Milk Board that Morningland of the Ozarks, a dairy in Mountain View, would have to dest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    The Compostable Sun Chips Bag Is Back! And Still Kinda Loud!

    Last year, Frito-Lay pulled its new compostable bag for Sun Chips from the shelves because the bag was too gosh-darn loud. (Except in Canada, where the company instead offered a jovial eff-you to the haters.)Now the compostable Sun Chips bag is back in new, supposedly-not-as-loud form. As this video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Tyson Foods Visionary Dies.

    Donald J. Tyson, who turned his father's Arkansas chicken business into one of the largest meat producers in the world, died yesterday. He was 80 years old. The New York Times has his obituary, featuring the story of Tyson Foods' massive growth under Mr. Tyson. He retired in 1994, but not before fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Smithfield Pork Exposed by Humane Society, Boycotted by Bittman

    Paula Deen may love Smithfield Foods pork products, but Mark Bittman's not a fan. Neither is the Humane Society of America, who released a report on inhumane conditions at Smithfield's large pig farms. Bittman took to his website yesterday to call for a boycott, and issued a plea to stop supporting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Frito-Lay Canada Responds to Noisy Sun Chips Bag with Reason, Humor, Ear Plugs

    A few weeks ago, Gut Check reported that Frito-Lay was pulling its new, EXTREMELY LOUD compostable Sun Chips bag from the market. In Canada, however, the bag will remain.Why?Because, as Frito-Lay Canada sustainability leader Helmi Ansari makes clear in this charming video (via Gizmodo), Canadians ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.30

    As the oil from last week's rig explosion creeps closer to the Louisiana coast, New Orleans restaurants are becoming concerned about the fate of their local seafood, especially on the verge of oyster reproduction season. The Chicago Tribune interviewed people whose livelihoods rely on Gulf oysters t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Top Five Music Festival-Inspired Flavors for Ben & Jerry's Consideration.

    Every spring, when the music festivals are unveiling their line-ups, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream also reveals their new flavors. This year, the two have collided with Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo BUZZ. Ian McCulloch: You know what would go great with that wine? Ice cream.​ The company's website descri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2009

    Peanut Corp. of America Files for Bankruptcy

    In a move that surprises exactly no one, Peanut Corp. of America has filed for bankruptcy. (CNN)Peanut Corp. of America is the source of the current salmonella outbreak in peanut-butter products. Earlier this week, the state of Texas ordered a recall of everything ever shipped from the company's pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.16

    In today's news: food makers ask Obama for help, Kenya asks for help and genetically engineered animals.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.30

    In today's news: More on Mexico and U.S. meat, prosecco and Burger King's meat cologne sells out.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.29

    In today's news: Mexico bans U.S. meat, Diet Coke Plus shouldn't be "Plus," and France isn't happy about its wine.

  • Dining

    May 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.2

    A potential upside to rising food costs: Will it force us to eat better? (New York Times) California legislators are working on a law to punish slaughterhouses for processing "downer" cattle, the meat at the heart of the Westland/Hallmark recall. (San Jose Mercury News) Japan will study whether cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.28

    www.dpi.vic.gov.au Mark Bittman offers a concise overview of the consequences of industrial meat production and why we should all try to eat less meat. (New York Times) Speaking of the consequences of industrial meat production: Tyson has seen a dramatic decrease in earnings. The producer blames ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Heath Ledger Tribute Watch

    Too soon? Nah. Spotted yesterday outside the Ben & Jerry's in the Delmar Loop (about a hundred steps from the RFT's offices). -Unreal

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    The Economist on Food Costs

    The current issue of the Economist has a lengthy article on the global rise in food prices. It's well worth your time. www.economist.com Though the article ranges over a number of topics related to food costs, I'd like to focus on one particular issue: The cause. In today's Morning Brew, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Salmonella! Pot Pies! The Year of Eating Dangerously Continues...

    Frozen turkey and chicken pot pies from Banquet (owned by ConAgra) are the likely culprits of a salmonella outbreak. (CNN) -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007
  • Dining

    July 4, 2007

    Feel Good Chocolate Diet

    $24.99
    Golden Grocer Natural Foods
    335 North Euclid Avenue

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Bagels

    Bagel Factory

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Bagels

    St. Louis Bread Company

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Bagels

    St Louis Bread Co.

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Value

    Pho Grand

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