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Diet Sodas Fall In U.S.; Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot

March 27, 2015 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

HJ Heinz Buying Kraft And Building A $28 Billion Food Giant

March 25, 2015 10:32 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in...

FDA Warns Cosmetics Companies Against Promises That 'Go Too Far'

March 24, 2015 11:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says an increasing number of cosmetics companies are...

Lawsuit Claims High Levels Of Arsenic In Top-Selling Wines

March 20, 2015 11:07 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A proposed class action lawsuit was filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country...

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Food Service Companies Vow To Go Cage-Free For Liquid Eggs

March 20, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Three of the largest food services companies each announced in recent weeks that they would purchase liquid eggs exclusively from cage-free poultry facilities by 2020.

Study: Additives Don't Cause Plastics To Degrade

March 20, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent analysis by Michigan State University researchers cast doubts on the effectiveness of compounds intended to promote biodegradation in plastics.

English Researchers Help To Safeguard Cocoa Crops

March 20, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's multi-billion dollar chocolate market relies on a fragile plant and faces volatile global economic factors. 


U.S. Files Case Against Indonesia For Barriers To Farm Imports

March 19, 2015 10:54 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The United States is escalating a food fight with Indonesia, charging that the Southeast Asian country violates world trade rules by blocking imports of fruit, produce and meat.

Monsanto To Pay $350K To Settle More Wheat-Related Lawsuits

March 19, 2015 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.

Descendant Of Company Founder Put In Charge Of Old Forester

March 18, 2015 10:37 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor producer Brown-Forman Corp. is putting a descendant of its founder in charge of its original whiskey, the latest sign that it intends to rejuvenate the long-struggling Old Forester bourbon brand.

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Mac And Cheese

March 18, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

Italian Companies To Generate Bioplastic From Potatoes

March 18, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two Italian companies recently announced plans to process potato byproducts into plastic materials.


GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA 'Workshop On Coexistence'

March 17, 2015 11:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent "coexistence" workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops.

Meat Industry Fires Back At Federal Dietary Recommendations

March 17, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. meat industry is fighting back against proposed federal dietary guidelines that recommend eating less red and processed meat, which trade groups said go "outside the purview" of nutrition research.

Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Prompts Ice Cream Recall

March 16, 2015 12:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Health officials say three people have died after eating ice cream tainted with Listeria.

Coke A Healthy Snack? How Company Gets Its Message Out

March 16, 2015 10:53 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat.

Dunkin' Donuts To Remove Chemical From Its Powdered Sugar

March 13, 2015 10:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dunkin' Donuts agreed to remove a whitening agent from its powdered sugar formula following an appeal from a California environmental group.


San Francisco Could Require Health Warnings On Soda Ads

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

San Francisco lawmakers hope to add warning labels to advertisements for soft drinks in the city, a move that they believe would "make our communities healthier and better informed."

Coke CEO Gets $18.1M After Company Fails To Meet Targets

March 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent was given a pay package worth $18.1 million last year after the world's biggest beverage company failed to meet its own growth targets.

Report: General Mills To Sell Green Giant

March 12, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Mills plans to sell its Green Giant brand of canned and frozen vegetables line this summer, according to a report from Reuters.

Jelly Belly To Move Distribution Center From Wisconsin To Tennessee

March 12, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Candy company Jelly Belly will leave Wisconsin after 14 years and shift its distribution operation to Tennessee, according to reports.

France Fines Yogurt Makers For Price-Fixing

March 12, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's competition authority handed the country's top yogurt makers 192 million euros ($203 million) in fines Thursday for fixing prices over the course of several years, striking secret deals in hotel rooms and on special phone lines created to avoid detection.

Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 11, 2015 1:19 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The powdered alcohol product, called Palcohol, has received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Intended to be mixed into drinks, the approval is an about-face from the bureau’s previous stance.

Colorado Powdered Alcohol Ban Stalls In Legislature

March 11, 2015 10:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Efforts to add Colorado to the list of states with restrictions on powdered alcohol ran aground in the state Legislature last week.

More Turnover At Coca-Cola

March 11, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Another top executive will depart the Coca-Cola Company later this month amid what the company expects will be a "transition year."

How Robots Are Saving The Dairy Farm

March 10, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe. Cows go to robotic milking stations on their own, where they are identified, milked, and sent back out to the barn until the next milking. Sam Grobart visited Sunny Glade Farm where robots handle most of the work and the cows like it just fine.

States Ask Federal Appeals Court To Toss California Poultry Law

March 10, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six states this month asked a federal appeals court to reject a California law banning eggs that don't conform to its new animal welfare standards.

The Bourbon Master Taster For Brown-Forman

March 6, 2015 11:14 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve. Her job involves making sure the product tastes top notch before it hits shelves. 

Researchers Analyze Beer Lost At Sea for 170 Years

March 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Finnish and German researchers conducted a chemical analysis of beer lost during a 19th century shipwreck, which they believe is the oldest sample ever subjected to testing.

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