Food Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Les Claypool Talks Primus & the Chocolate Factory: "Expect Lots of Chocolate"

    Les Claypool has been the driving force behind funk-metal outfit Primus since 1984. In that time, he has also written a book, South of the Pumphouse, directed a film, Electric Apricot, and become synonymous with the sounds of animated TV shows Robot Chicken and South Park. Now he's remade the Willy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Attorney General Chris Koster Sues Tyson Foods for Polluting Water and Killing All the Fish

    Tyson Foods can't just go and kill every single fish in an entire Missouri creek and get away with it -- at least, that's what Attorney General Chris Koster says. Koster has filed a lawsuit against the factory-meat giant for causing a large amount of Alimet -- an ammonia-based chemical -- to get in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Missouri Rep. Wants to Criminalize Finding Out Where Your Diseased Meat Came From

    A bill has been proposed to the Missouri legislature that would make it illegal for anyone to obtain federal records about diseased cows, pigs, and other animals from all farms and factory meat producers in the state. According to HB 2094, which was introduced by Rep. Jay Houghton, a Republican fro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    How Gut Check's Brain Processed News of Doritos Locos Tacos-Flavored Doritos Chips, A Flowchart

    When Gut Check heard Frito-Lay was planning to create a new strain of Doritos tortilla chips to match the taste of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos in Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese flavors, our mind all but caved in on itself from confusion. What's happening? There was only one way to make sense of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    R. Kelly's Chocolate Factory is Ten Years Old: A Look At Its Seminal "Ignition (Remix)"

    Today, R. Kelly's album Chocolate Factory, featuring the seminal song "Ignition (Remix)," turns 10-years-old. Released on February 18, 2003, the album was an immediate commercial success -- and a decade later adoration for it endures. Chocolate Factory marks a transition in Kelly's career, with more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Lay's New, Limited-Time Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips Now Available In Some St. Louis Grocery Stores

    Three new flavors of Lay's potato chips enter grocery stores across the country this week, but only one will earn a permanent place on chip aisle shelves. In late 2012 Frito-Lay launched its "Do Us a Flavor" contest, encouraging potato chip fans to dream-up a new flavor for Lay's chips. The three f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: Nov. 9-11

    Friday (Nov. 9): ARTstravaganza Moonlight Opening Reception @ the St. Louis Artists' Guild Enjoy a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres during the opening evening of this weekend juried art show of fine, folk and fun artwork. Free. 5 p.m. 25th Anniversary @ Hank's Cheesecakes To celebrate Hank's 25th A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    First Look: Midwest Pasta Company

    At the corner of Cherokee Street and Illinois Avenue in a space originally built to be a dairy, a team of thirteen at Midwest Pasta Company rotate to mix, roll out, cut and package 2,600 pounds of fresh pasta per week. Production for local wholesale distribution at the Cherokee Antique Row location ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Put Down That Dried Bream, Friend -- It Wants to Kill You

    Albert Pujols will always play first base for the Cardinals. Today will always defeat Good Morning America in the ratings. Your dried bream will always be properly eviscerated and botulism-free. No, it hasn't been a good year for the eternal verities. Via the FDA comes an announcement from Euphori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    If You Eat Horse Meat, What Are You Really Eating?

    Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, resurfaced in the media recently to hint that her plans for a horse slaughter plant in Missouri continue apace. Wallis claims that the company has designs on a shuttered cattle processing plant in "western Missouri," with the exact location being kept a secret. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Unsanitary Packing Facility Led to Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak. Bagged Salad Recalled.

    Wikimedia CommonsCantaloupe listeria source found.​As the death toll from the Rocky Ford cantaloupe listeria outbreak rises to 25, the Food and Drug Administration has pinpointed the contamination's source. Government inspectors found listeria bacteria in standing water on the floor of Jense ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    We Can't Wait to Get Our Mouth Around Some Schweddy Balls

    Chrissy WilmesThe Ben & Jerry's in the Delmar Loop -- sadly, no Schweddy Balls.​Last week, Ben & Jerry's finally confirmed rumors that have been circulating since June -- it released an ice cream inspired by the beloved "Delicious Dish" Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Pete Schweddy and hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Grape Tomatoes, Canned Seafood Get Nasty

    Gray's Harbor Public Market​ Who doesn't love a good seafood salad with tangy little grape tomatoes? The human gastrointestinal tract, that's who, especially if that salad's made with the canned seafood the FDA's just recalled. Quinault Tribal Enterprise in Washington State has recalled al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Jimmy Fallon vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of Ben & Jerry's Late Night Ice Cream Flavors

    While the last battle of the late-night talk-show hosts has finally fizzled out, a new, tastier competition came to a head late last week on Comedy Central: The battle of the Ben & Jerry's late-night novelty ice cream flavors! On Wednesday night Ben & Jerry's got airtime on Late Night with Jimmy F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Food Safety Law Leads to Food Tracking Frenzy

    Now that the federal food safety law is in effect, the Washington Post looks at what food producers are doing to meet new criteria for food traceability. The law requires all parts of the food distribution chain to be able to quickly trace where food items came from through electronic records to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Helicopters Blow Warm Air on Cold Florida Crops

    For a second year in a row, cold threatens Florida's winter crops. NPR reports that farmers are hiring helicopters to hover low over the crops to push warm air downward. It's a desperate measure that costs around $2500 an hour, and last week three helicopters crashed on crop-warming missions. But if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Child Nutrition Bill Passes House of Reps, Headed to President

    Despite being blocked by an unrelated amendment on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday. The AP gives the details of the final bill, and explains that the added amendment, pertaining to background checks for child care workers, was passed in a separate bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Food and Fashion Get Friendly

    First Gwyneth went to Spain with Mario. Then Barney's New York unveiled their chef-filled holiday window display. What's up with the marriage of fashion and food? The Wall Street Journal explores the connection that's leading to Momofuku's David Chang attending Fashion Week parties, designers like R ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Barenaked Ladies

    8 p.m. Sunday, November 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Frito-Lay Sacks Absurdly Loud "Green" Sun Chips Bag

    Over the past year or so, anyone who has tried Frito-Lay's Sun Chips in the snack's new compostable bag has had the same two thoughts.1) Upon seeing the bag: "It's so great a major food company is doing something to help the planet. And Sun Chips are pretty tasty. I'll buy some."2) Upon opening the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.27

    Sold! Pabst Brewing Company, the maker of PBR and Schlitz, is finally sold. The Wall Street Journal reports that food investor C. Dean Metropoulos has purchased to company for $250 million. Metropoulos has built his fortune on buying small food companies, like Vlasic Pickles and Bumble Bee Tuna, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.27

    Sold! Pabst Brewing Company, the maker of PBR and Schlitz, is finally sold. The Wall Street Journal reports that food investor C. Dean Metropoulos has purchased to company for $250 million. Metropoulos has built his fortune on buying small food companies, like Vlasic Pickles and Bumble Bee Tuna, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.19

    Shocking! Chefs sometimes smoke pot. The New York Times examines the marijuana culture that often goes side by side with professional kitchens. While cocaine was the kitchen drug of choice in the nouvelle cuisine 1980s, today's heavier rustic foods favor something a bit more mellow. "'There has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.11

    A rise in food prices could be on the way, thanks to shortages of corn and soybeans. (AP)The growing trend of foraging and exchanging fruit within neighborhoods and communities. (New York Times)A new test to identify food tainted with melamine more quickly. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.1

    Experts say you won't get the H1N1 virus from handling raw pork. (AP)Smithfield Foods is still running tests on the Mexican farm some claim played a role in the H1N1 outbreak. (AP)Look for Starbucks to start cutting some prices. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.29

    The U.S. pork industry really wishes we'd call it something other than swine flu. (New York Times)Canada readies a protest of the new country-of-origin labeling (or COOL) law. (AP)The big business of inventing "new" cuts of beef. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.27

    Pork producers want you to know that you can't catch swine flu by eating pig. (AP)Food firms are concentrating ad dollars on cheaper products. (AP)A restaurant tries to pass pork as veal and gets busted. (KVOA)

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2009

    FDA: Don't Eat That Peanut Butter!

    The FDA today advised consumers not to eat peanut butter or products containing peanut butter unless they are certain that it did not come from the Peanut Corp. of America, which has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 400 and may be responsible for six deaths. (CNN)

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.23

    The effort to create drought-resistant crops, starring Monsanto. (New York Times) Doctors want the FDA to do more to regulate caffeine levels in energy drinks. (USA Today) The rare story about food prices going down: The cost of Maine lobster has plummeted. (AP) - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.3

    A new informal survey finds that U.S. food prices rose 4% in the third quarter. (Reuters) The demand for hormone-free beef has U.S. meatpackers eyeing the European market. (Guardian) And because it's Friday: Why you shouldn't eat your passport. (AFP) - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.29

    China's tainted-milk scandal spreads to British candy giant Cadbury. (AP) InBev shareholders approve the company's takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) As you probably know, Paul Newman passed away this weekend. Here a look back at the iconic actor's many food endeavors. (Hartford Courant) - Ian Froe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.25

    China tries to improve the safety of its food products as more countries ban Chinese milk products. (AFP) The devastating impact of Hurricane Ike on the Gulf's seafood industry. (AP) Grape juice provides the same health benefits as red wine. (New York Times) - Ian Froeb

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2008

    Ah, the Sweet Nectar

    Wine is served!

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.9

    Bottled water is out at City Hall and a handful of local residents. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) A USDA audit finds violations at more slaughterhouses. (AP) A major collapse of the California and Oregon salmon stocks. (AP) -Ian Froeb

  • Dining

    April 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Review Preview: Gioia's Deli & Shapiro's Market

    When I die, an autopsy will find two pounds of bacon where my heart should be, so I was taken aback by a recent report from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Buried within the report's sensible tips for improving your diet -- eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables; eat less red meat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Bush Creates Food-Safety Panel

    Well, I'll be gosh-durned. Our favorite story has gotten W's attention. President Bush today issued an executive order creating a "high-level government panel" to examine how to improve oversight of food imports. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt will head the panel. (CNN) May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007
  • Calendar

    March 28, 2007
  • Dining

    March 7, 2007

    Hornby Confectionery Traditional Sugar Mice

    Global Foods Market
    421 N. Kirkwood Road

  • Music

    February 14, 2007

    Carbon Leaf

    9 p.m. Friday, February 16. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).

  • Music

    August 2, 2006

    The Smittens

    10 p.m. Monday, August 7. CBGB (3163 South Grand Boulevard).

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2006
  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

    Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti/Epitaph)

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002


    St. Louis Bread Co.

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