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Tuna Company, 2 Managers Charged In Death Of Worker In Oven

April 28, 2015 12:04 pm | by Brian Melley, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.

Diet Pepsi Dropping Aspartame On Customer Concerns

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and...

Chipotle: Transition To Non-GMO Ingredients Complete

April 27, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food.

Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A common food additive may also provide emergency workers with another tool to combat oil spills...

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Another ice cream company is pulling its products from store shelves due to concerns over foodborne illness.

Frito-Lay Helps PepsiCo Crunch Wall St. Expectations

April 23, 2015 10:21 am | News | Comments

PepsiCo's profit in the first quarter topped Wall Street expectations, boosted by the popularity of its Frito-Lay snacks and lower costs.

Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste Into Beer

April 23, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer that utilizes unsold bread from supermarkets.

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Chipotle: Carnitas Shortage To Persist For Months

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry | News | Comments

Bad news for die-hard carnitas fans: Chipotle said it doesn't expect its pork shortage to fully recover until closer to the end of the year.

Coke Profit Tops Expectations, Helped By Price Hikes

April 22, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola reported a quarterly profit Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations as the world's largest beverage maker raised prices to offset slower growth.

Vermont Adopts GMO Labeling Rules

April 22, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Vermont is one step closer to becoming the first state to require companies to clearly label food produced with genetic modification.

Pilgrim’s Pride To Cut Antibiotics From 25 Percent Of Chickens

April 22, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The nation's second-largest poultry producer expects a quarter of its chickens to be completely free of antibiotics by 2019.

The Silicon Valley Superfood That Makes You 'Bulletproof'

April 21, 2015 10:52 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In the late 1990s, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey was overweight and struggling to stay focused. Many adventures and $300,000 later, his "bio- hacking" endeavors eventually led him to create Bulletproof Coffee, a brew he claims gives you steady energy throughout the day and suppresses your appetite for hours. 

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Shedding The Dyes

April 21, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.

Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak.

Some Farmers Look To Capitalize On Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amid record harvests of corn and soybeans last year, some farmers are turning to an unlikely source to increase their bottom lines: non-GMO seeds.

Heinz, French’s Each Target The Other's Condiment Dominance

April 20, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

H. J. Heinz and French’s Food have set their sights on each other's markets. Heinz is rolling out its yellow mustard, French's its ketchup.

Arizona Restricts Local Plastic Bag Bans

April 17, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Arizona no longer allows its local governments to enact taxes or bans on plastic bags after Gov. Doug Ducey signed off on legislation this week.

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Forest Service Examines Long-Expired Nestlé Water Permit

April 16, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating Nestlé over a report that the company drew water from drought-ravaged California using a long-expired permit.

KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 12:37 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA sent a warning letter to the company for labeling several of their fruit and nut bars as “healthy”— because they do not meet federal standards.

Report: Nestlé Expected To Sell Frozen Foods Unit

April 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss multinational Nestlé is reportedly close to an agreement that would sell its Davigel frozen foods unit to Brakes Group.

A Beer That Is Literally Out Of This World

April 14, 2015 10:45 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.

FDA: ‘Medically Important’ Antibiotics Increase in Food Animals

April 14, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators said the use of important antibiotics in poultry, livestock and other farm animals increased sharply in recent years amid rising concerns about drug-resistant bacteria.

Why Everyone In The U.S. Will Feel California's Drought

April 10, 2015 11:32 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket

Oregon Ballot Initiative Could Allow GMO Restrictions

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

Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances.

Bacardi To Lay Off 10 Percent Of North American Workforce

April 10, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The cuts would amount to less than 80 workers out of about 600, Bacardi said.

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Cases Of Hummus Over Listeria Concerns

April 9, 2015 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

Study: Wild Lettuce Could Serve As Rubber Source

April 9, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from Washington State University believe a pesky weed could hold the key to developing a new source of rubber.

USDA Unveils App To Help Prevent Wasted Food

April 8, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The "FoodKeeper" app informs users about properly storing hundreds of food and beverage products to maximize their shelf lives and decrease food waste.

California Water Restrictions Largely Avoid Farms

April 8, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The state's first-ever limits on water use mostly leave the state's massive agricultural sector alone.

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