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Tyson Selling Mexico, Brazil Poultry Operations

July 28, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.                    

Son Of Salmonella Victim Hopes Trial Sends Message

July 28, 2014 8:32 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

The son of a Minnesota woman who died after eating tainted peanut butter hopes a trial in...

Russia: McDonald's Food Does Not Meet National Regulations

July 28, 2014 8:26 am | News | Comments

The Russian consumer protection agency said it is taking the company to court for selling foods...

Tyson Closing Plants In Iowa, N.Y., N.M.

July 28, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have...

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Governor Wants Feds To Buy $37M Worth Of Surplus Salmon

July 25, 2014 2:27 pm | by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year.                

China’s Meat Scandal And Food Fails

July 25, 2014 1:03 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

To top it off, a video shows employees in the factory dropping the expired meat on the floor, then directly returning it to the production line.                   

Molson Coors Brewing Co. CEO To Retire

July 25, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

The brewing company said Friday that Swinburn will be succeeded in the posts by Mark R. Hunter, who currently serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe.                  

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Layoffs Becoming Rare Across U.S. Job Market

July 25, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raises the hope that workers' pay will finally accelerate after grinding through a sluggish recovery for the past half-decade.                 

Court Tosses Chiquita Terror Payment Claims

July 25, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.          

China Detains Meat Seller's Employees

July 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.    

Judge: State Senator Must Drop Hershey-Bar-Like Signs

July 23, 2014 7:38 am | News | Comments

The judge ruled that Maryland state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. must stop using his dark brown signs with white lettering for now. The company filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in June.            

Chinese Woman In Trade Secrets Case Released On Bond

July 22, 2014 2:11 pm | News | Comments

A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.    

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California Firm Recalls Fruit

July 22, 2014 12:09 pm | News | Comments

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.              

China's Suspect Meat Scandal Spreads

July 22, 2014 9:24 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The scandal surrounding Husi Food, which is owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, has added to a string of safety scares in China over milk, medicines and other goods that have left the public wary of dairies, restaurants and other suppliers.                 

Unilever Closing Ice Cream Factory In Florida

July 22, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying off roughly 210 people.                       

Study: Beef Pollutes More Than Pork, Poultry

July 22, 2014 7:51 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land.         

U.S. Craft Breweries See Growth Overseas

July 22, 2014 7:45 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.                

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Pot Edibles Burgeoning Into An Industry

July 21, 2014 1:09 pm | by Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical marijuana users have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the past year.

Ag-Gag Laws Face Federal Court Challenges

July 21, 2014 9:25 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

McDonald's, KFC Face Food Scandal In China

July 21, 2014 8:10 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.                

FDA Warns Against Caffeine Powder After Death

July 21, 2014 7:59 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick and Ann Sanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.                     

'Frankenfood,' Chlorine Chicken Hurt U.S.-EU Trade Talks

July 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement.       

Edible Marijuana Products Recalled In Colorado

July 18, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

The products were recalled because of the "possible contamination from unsanitary equipment" and "use of equipment not intended for food manufacturing," according to the department's Public Health Inspections Division.             

States Sues 5-Hour Energy Over Ads

July 18, 2014 8:13 am | by Steven Dubois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.                      

Health Officials Say Food Label Changes Aren't Enough

July 17, 2014 8:15 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.                  

Hershey Raising Candy Prices

July 16, 2014 8:32 am | News | Comments

The company said Tuesday that prices for ingredients such as cocoa, dairy and nuts have risen since the beginning of the year, and it expects increases for packaging, fuel and other costs.             

Cappuccino Is Finalist For Lay's Newest Chip Flavor

July 16, 2014 7:57 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S.              

Brewery Boom Is A Bright Spot For New Mexico Economy

July 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development.                   

Sausage Makers Fined $460M For Price-Fixing

July 15, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

Germany's antitrust authority has imposed fines totaling $460 million on 21 sausage manufacturers for colluding on prices.                       

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