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General Mills To Remove Gluten From Lucky Charms

July 2, 2015 4:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company will be able to meet gluten-free guidelines while keeping the same recipe.

Kraft Shareholders Approve Sale Of Company To Heinz

July 1, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The merger will create one of the world's largest food companies.

Federal Judge Rules Maui County Ban On GMO Crops Invalid

June 30, 2015 10:06 pm | by Audrey Mcavoy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The county is a major center for research on genetically engineered crops.

ConAgra To Sell Store-Brand Food Business

June 30, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said that it wants to concentrate on improving business for its name brands.

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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 29, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Authorities largely accepted the procedures since no links to illnesses were established until later.

Study Aims To Predict Environmental Impact Of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Commercializing the altered fish could pose some risk to the environment.

Food Industry Hails Passage Of Trade Authority Legislation

June 26, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

They predict the bill will help the industry develop new markets around the globe.

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General Mills To Slash Up To 725 Jobs

June 25, 2015 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.

States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 25, 2015 12:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

States have enacted labeling requirements amid increasing concerns from consumers.

Groups Call On Subway To Phase Out Antibiotics

June 24, 2015 5:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The groups said Subway is testing a chicken sandwich free from antibiotic use.

Kraft Sued Over All-Natural Label For Capri Sun

June 23, 2015 5:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Kraft previously faced a lawsuit over its "all-natural" Capri Sun in 2007.

Italian Candy Maker Ferrero To Acquire British Rival

June 23, 2015 1:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Italian chocolate giant Ferrero SpA will acquire Thorntons PLC for $177.7 million.

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Sioux City Approves Land Sale For $264M Pork Plant

June 23, 2015 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It is expected to employ around 1,100 people after its anticipated 2017 opening.

Man Sues Heinz Over Trans Fat

June 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A man filed a federal lawsuit over the use of partially hydrogenated oils in frozen potato products.

Niagara Bottling Recalls Bottled Spring Water Over E.Coli Concern

June 23, 2015 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Niagara has recalled 14 brands produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants.

California: Many Farmers Miss Deadline To Report Water Cuts

June 22, 2015 2:46 pm | by Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Several irrigation districts serving farmers are challenging the board's order in court.

General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

June 22, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals.

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Jeni's Ice Cream Shops Reopen

June 20, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's closed its shops and halted production after listeria was found in the plant.

Hershey To Cut About 300 Jobs, Lowers 2015 Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey maintains that a slowdown in China's economy is a contributing factor.

Corona Brewer Spending Billions To Meet Growing Demand, Regulatory Deadline

June 18, 2015 11:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. distributor of Corona and other prominent Mexican beer brands is investing $2 billion in its brewery.

Grocers: Vermont GMO Law Could Lead To Fines Of $10M A Day

June 18, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The association is leading a federal lawsuit to block the law, which is due to take effect next year.

Report Questions Nutrition Group's Ties To Food Companies

June 18, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

ASN officials defended the group's research efforts and disclosure practices.

Health Groups Laud Trans Fat Ban As Potential Litigation Looms

June 17, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The FDA's move generated strong reactions on both sides of the political aisle.

Coke Acquires Stake In Monster Beverage Corp.

June 17, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The deal shifts a dozen energy drink brands originally owned by Coke to Monster.

Legislation Would Curb Beer, Wine Taxes

June 16, 2015 12:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Democratic senator hopes to curb the taxes levied on small brewers, vintners, distillers and cider makers.

After Lead Scare, Nestle India To Destroy $50M Of Noodles

June 16, 2015 11:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle insists the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban in a Mumbai court.

FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

June 16, 2015 9:57 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration calls trans fats a threat to public health.

Kashi Agrees To Pay $4M Settlement Over All-Natural Label

June 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The money would largely go toward fully refunding Kashi customers.

Jeni's Halts Production After Listeria Again Found In Plant

June 12, 2015 2:51 pm | by Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's is temporarily closing its 21 retail shops.

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