Food Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Primus & The Chocolate Factory at Fillmore Miami Beach

    Could Primus & The Chocolate Factory be to Willy Wonka as Dark Side of the Moon is to The Wizard of Oz? Well, Les Claypool hopes so. The Primus frontman admits he "always wanted to be Wonka." And now he's come as close as possible by reuniting with his original bandmates, guitarist Larry Lalonde an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch and Lazy Sunday: Get SNL-Themed Ben & Jerry's Flavors in Coral Gables

    Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice cream company that incorporates pop-culture into its ice cream along with nuts and fudge swirls, is at it again. This time, it's announced four new Saturday Night Live-themed ice cream flavors. Two of the four are now available in Miami, with the second two bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Tweet Ben and Jerry's for Free Ice Cream

    As if we couldn't already thank Ben & Jerry's enough for bringing us Free Cone Day last week, now their tour is back in Miami for its fourth year and feeding the masses. With temperatures already creeping into the 80s, this ice-cream truck for grownups is a welcome visitor. Simply tweet @BenJerrys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Salmonella Outbreak Hits Miami-Dade (as Many CDC Workers Are on Furlough)

    The nationwide salmonella outbreak has hit Miami-Dade County. Three cases were reported here in an outbreak that is believed to have started with a chicken producer all the way in California.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is Today: Here's the Story Behind It

    Today is Free Cone Day, a made-up holiday that's celebrated throughout the land. And why not? It's not every day a company celebrates by giving something away. But then again, Ben & Jerry's is no ordinary company. The ice-cream manufacturer is politically incorrect, satirical, and socially consc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Free Greek FroYo: You Invite the Truck!

    "Free Ben & Jerry's" just might be the happiest phrase in the universe.The Vermont-based ice-cream company that believes treating people well is as important as making a great product, has a long history of giving away its frozen goodies. It began with the first Free Cone Day in 1979 w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Dairy Industry Aims to Use Aspartame Secretly

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation want to be able to use aspartame without having to include it on product labels, as is currently required by law. The FDA has been ignoring the petition, which was filed in 2009. Until now. The agency is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Bill Marler Interview, Part Two: His Most Difficult Cases and Lobbying Congress

    Short Order recently published part one of our interview with Bill Marler, attorney, blogger, and food safety advocate. He discussed food safety concerns and foodborne illness.We wrap up our interview today with Marler discussing his most difficult cases and lobbying Congress to pass the Food Modern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Ben & Jerry's Sues Porn Company Over Dirty Ben & Cherry's Videos

    Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company that likes to push the limits with its own unique sense of edgy humor has finally reached its own limit.The frozen treat manufacturer, known for its pop-culture-inspired ice cream names, is suing the producers of Ben & Cherry's adult DVDs, saying the "har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Kosher Hot Dog Suit: If 'Holy' Food Is Blasphemous, We Can't Trust Anyone

    Something just ain't kosher.As reported by Short Order earlier this week, ConAgra Foods, Inc., the company that produces those delicious Hebrew National hot dogs, is being sued. Well, not only sued, but sued in a class action lawsuit. The law firm of Blackwell Burke filed the suit in Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Hebrew National Not Kosher? Lawsuit Filed

    ConAgra Foods is being sued over claims that their Hebrew National brand of hot dogs and deli meats are not kosher.A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc) alleges that the meat processing plant used by ConAgra, did not adhere to strict Ortho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King to Go Cage-Free by 2017

    Miami-based Burger King Corporation has announced that its eggs and pork products will be cage-free by 2017.The company is catching onto a national trend. Wendy's and McDonald's are making similar plans. Hormel and Smithfield Farms plan to end the use of cages in the same time period as BK. Already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Government Backs Off the Food Industry

    ​Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    One Million Moms Don't Like Schweddy Balls, But I Do

    ​One Million Moms has an issue with Schweddy Balls.Moms, an online branch of  right-wing, conservative, pro-life American Family Association, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, has taken umbrage with Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls Ice Cream. On their website they claim: "Ben & Jerry's ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Truck Hits Miami Streets Today: Tweet for Free Ice Cream

    Ben & Jerry's The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck is in Miami for a six-week tour.​Ben & Jerry's, the Vermont-based ice-cream company that features flavors named for hippies, rock stars, and talk-show hosts, is bringing its ice-cream truck to Miami for a six-week tour. Beginning today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Nanotechnology: "The Next Big Controversy in Food"

    Michael Passoff, activist and one of 2009's "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics."​What is nanotechnology? Michael Passoff, a senior strategist with shareholder activist group As You Sow, recently wrote an article about nanotechnology and its use in food manufacturing. "Nanotech is alre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Man in Freddy Krueger Mask Robs Grocery Stores

    ​Watch out for Freddy Krueger! He'll kill you in your dreams! Or, apparently, rob your grocery store. Police are on the search for a man in a Freddy Krueger Halloween mask who pulled off an armed robbery at a Food Giant grocery store this weekend.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Listeria-Contaminated Cheese: Recall It Now

    via Flickr cwbuecheler​The Estrella Family Creamery, producer of artisanal cheeses, has refused to conduct a broad recall of its cheeses after the FDA has found listeria contamination on multiple occasions. This "stand against big government" has resulted in a feud between foodies and regulators.I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Pizza, Bagel Joints Feud Over Holy H2O

    Lee KleinOriginaly Brooklyn Water Bagel Company coming to Miami Beach​Water is at the center of a legal food fight between a Delray bagel shop and a Lake Worth pizzeria. But it's not South Florida water that heating up. It's the New York tap H2O that does miracles for pizza and bagel dough. Or so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Key Largo Conch House, Sugarloaf Food Company Are Keys Food Musts

    John ZurCracked Conch Benedict at The Key Largo Conch House​The Key Largo Conch House Located just an hour from Miami, the Key Largo Conch House affords a scenic drive and a delicious, reasonable brunch. This quaint Victorian home, nestled back off the road amid a yard of trees, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Michael's Genuine Food Cart's Menu For Saturday

    Michael's Genuine food cart is hitting the Design District again this weekend. This month the menu has a decidedly Asian flair to it. James Beard Award winner and Michael's Genuine proprietor Michael Schwartz will be serving banh mi with house-cured pork, pickled vegetables, torn herbs and sambal ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Got Milk? Got Ethics? Got A Barf Bag? Then Get Ready For This

    ABC News Nightline aired an exposé on the dairy industry last night that should outrage any human being with feelings. "Got Milk? Got Ethics? Animal Rights v. U.S. Dairy Industry," written by Brian Ross and Anna Schecter, included a video made inside a huge New York farm, Willet Dairy, milk from wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Top 5 New Candies: Chuao's Firecracker, Sour Patch Chillerz and Jitterbeans

    It takes more than just a sugar to hit my sweet spot, so I went in search of five new confections that have that added layer of oomph, coupled with some degree of hmm, and the power to make me cry, "Yowza!" Bye, bye Snickers bars and Sweet Tarts--I'm all about these new sugary sensations.Here's what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    And the winning answer to CIA quiz is...

    The question was this:Only two people currently working in the South Florida food industry graduated The Culinary Institute of America with the highest honor accorded: The Francis B. Roth Award for Outstanding Performance. Can you name them? Most folks guessed Tim Andriola correctly. Neal Cooper eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Behind The Scenes With Ingrid Hoffman for Got Milk Photoshoot

    Watch the above video and you'll notice that Miami based international culinary personality Ingrid Hoffman has something more than milk stuck to her lips. According to a spokesperson for the Got Milk campaign "the milk mustache is a combination of lowfat milk and other lowfat dairy products."Pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Gay Ice Cream

    Fudge covered pretzels, huh?​Beginning this week, gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state of Vermont -- and in recognition and support, Ben & Jerry's has renamed their "Chubby Hubby" flavor "Hubby Hubby".The company states:"Ben & Jerry's has a long history of commitment to social ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    By the Way, Now Might Be a Good Time to Crack Down on the Pork Pirates

    Depending on who you ask, swine flu is either the 12 Monkeys virus come to scour the earth of humanity, or it's an overhyped limited-scope bug that the media has recklessly sensationalized. Though we're inclined to believe it's the latter- - those media sure are scumbags -- we still don't think peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Yogen Früz Slaps Miami In The Face!

    Yogen Früz, the Canada-based international frozen yogurt company, operates over 1,100 venues in 20 countries, but none in South Florida. Yet. The company is getting set to open their first such location in downtown Miami (100 South Biscayne Blvd). Some will be pleased that we'll finally have access ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Chocolate-Dipped Bottle Of Champagne

    Champagne and chocolates constitute the dynamic duo of no-brainers for Valentine's Day. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables has come up with a novel way to team the two: A chocolate-dipped champagne bottle. Now through February 14, customers can bring in their favorite bubbly ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008
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    October 3, 2008
  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Sugar Deal Is Not So Sweet

    Charlie Crist gets a bogus hero medal for bailing out Big Sugar.

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    July 16, 2008
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    July 2, 2008

    Herald Shills For The Dairy Industry

    Did you know that pasteurized milk is “more natural” than raw milk? Or that lactose-sensitive people should not avoid all milk and other dairy foods? Neither did I until partaking of the Dairy Nutrition Quiz in yesterday’s Miami Herald health section (the “wellness” page, to be precise). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    ADM: Supermaggot To The World

    Who ever heard of a vegetable oil-aholic? "We have a saying in our company: "Our competitors are our friends. Our customers are the enemy." -- A comment made in the early 1990s by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)’s then-president James Randall, as quoted in Fast Food Nation The Archer Daniels Midl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007

    Have it Your Way ... or Not

    It is certainly good news that Miami-based Burger King announced this week that the company will begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that don't confine their animals in crates and pens. PETA has declared a victory, as has the Humane Society of the United States. According to the New York Time ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus Anti

  • Shops and Wares

    May 13, 2004
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    August 1, 2002

    Miami Nice

    Tubbs throws off the Vice and makes nice with musical theater for kids

  • Music

    May 16, 2002
  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    New Music Now

    Chocolate Industries is laying down the soundtrack for That Turn-of-the-Century Show

  • Finest Foods

    May 17, 2001

    Best Chocolate

    Le Chocolatier

  • Music

    May 17, 2001
  • Dining

    March 15, 2001

    The Beef on Tainted Bovine

    Mad cow disease, part 3

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2000
  • Shops and Wares

    May 11, 2000

    Best Flea Market

    Opa-locka/Hialeah Flea Market

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    Battle by Proxy

    Environmentalist George Barley's untimely death has impoverished the fight to save the Everglades. But look out, Big Sugar! Here comes Mary!

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