Smithfield Foods Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Angry Paula Deen Fans Mistake Missouri-Based Food Channel for Food Network

    Springfield-based media company Food Channel is not the Food Network. It is in no way affiliated with the Food Network, nor has it ever been the host network for recently-disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen. However, you wouldn't know that from looking at the Food Channel's Facebook page which lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Swine Before Pearls? Pig Wings (Finally) Gain National Attention

    ​Gut Check knows the joke well. Gut Check has made the joke. The Manhattan tastemakers fall in love with some seemingly random food object, celebrate it in countless breathless blog posts and articles and then mock those late to the party for their interest in something so last season.Later -- lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    McRib Targeted by the Humane Society

    Wikimedia CommonsMcRib judgement got you down? Disguise it! ​It's the most wonderful time of the year - McRib season! But not everyone's thrilled with the pressed pork patty's annual appearance. The Humane Society of the United States has filed a complaint against pork giant Smithfield Foods, ... 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 >>

  • News

    June 16, 2010
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    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 28, 2009

    The Morning Flu: Tuesday, 4.28

    News of the swine flu -- or, as last night's Daily Show brilliantly dubbed it, Snoutbreak -- is coming fast and furious:Neighbors of a Smithfield Foods factory hog farm in Mexico think it could be the swine flu's ground zero. (AP)Smithfield strongly denies any connection. (Daily Press)The United Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.19

    Pork mega-producer Smithfield Foods is cutting jobs, closing factories and losing stock value. (AP)Guilty pleas in a big food-safety and graft case involving California's tomato-processing industry. (San Francisco Chronicle)A new study suggests eating apples might fight breast cancer. (Daily Telegra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.15

    In today's news: Smithfield meatpackers unionize, Egyptian food rioters go to jail, and Tom Colicchio is accused of tip no-nos.

  • Dining

    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.22 The meat industry might be trying to reduce the scope of the recent 143 million-pound meat recall. (Wall Street Journal) Smithfield Foods will reduce its hog herd by 4 to 5%, due to rising feed prices. Wait -- this is good news, right? (Reuters) The story that keeps on giving: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12/11 The U.S. and China reach an accord on food safety. Now -- about all those bootleg DVDs.... (New York Times) Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union protest outside celebrity chef -- and Smithfield Foods promoter -- Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, to d ... More >>