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Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm | by Water and Sanitation Health | News | Comments

A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against Chiquita Brands International (CQB), alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices. The lawsuit, filed by Seattle based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are ..."

Microbrewery Chooses High-Content Recycled Cans

August 28, 2014 3:54 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Aluminum giant Novelis has partnered with Red Hare Brewing Company to introduce the first...

Jack Daniel's Drinks Its Way To Higher Results

August 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said...

10 Things To Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 28, 2014 12:10 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country...

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Chicken Cutlets Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

August 28, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on ...         

FDA Investigating Large Maine Lobster Processor

August 28, 2014 9:25 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared ...          

New York Sees Surge In Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In 2011, New York state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boasts 29.The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to ...      

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Beer Puts People To Work

August 27, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

This Labor Day, a new analysis and infographic and from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.  From farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners, beer puts people to work ...

Hard To Swallow? Burger King May Move To Canada

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by Candice Choi & Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that ...         

Feds Seek Comments On 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 27, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes. The company, whose North American headquarters is in Richmond, Virginia, in June requested ...

Kentucky Distillery Part of Bourbon Trend in Louisville

August 26, 2014 11:48 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Corky Taylor, with Kentucky Peerless Distillery Company, talks about the business ...                            

Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears In Scotland

August 26, 2014 9:49 am | by Martin Benedyk & Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly. It's said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey's ...             

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Guilty Plea In California Meat-Recall Case

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge. Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea ...

CA Hot Sauce Plant's Tour Offers Whiff Of Excitement

August 25, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many as 3,000 people are ...

CA Earthquake Shakes Famed Wine Country

August 25, 2014 1:14 pm | by Ken Sweet & Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. The earthquake couldn't have come at a worse time for the region, which has ...      

Pabst To Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 22, 2014 12:07 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878 ...                   

Keurig Strikes Deal With Kraft

August 22, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S. The companies did not ...          

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Nestle Pushes For Humane Treatment Of Animals In Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 11:24 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Nestle has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. The agreement means that ...      

Regulation Uncertainty Kills A Product Line

August 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the cheese industry hasn’t gotten old and moldy just yet. If you recall, in June the FDA announced that it will ...         

Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K For Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 12:44 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law. A provincial court judge has ruled that ...            

Hostess Closing Bakery That Created The Twinkie

August 21, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented. Hostess said ...          

Report Compares Food Traceability Regulations Of 21 Countries

August 21, 2014 12:21 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) just released a new report in the peer-reviewed journal, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, that evaluates and compares the ...        

Pet Food Factory Opens In Joplin

August 21, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 A pet food company has opened its first $90 million factory in Joplin. The Joplin Globe reports the Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing plant opened Wednesday ...              

New Listeria Death Linked To Tainted Meat

August 20, 2014 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Danish health officials say a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated meat may have killed an 11th person. Steen Ethelberg of the state health agency SSI said Thursday the deceased person had bacteria similar to those of people who ...  

Nut Butters Recalled For Salmonella

August 20, 2014 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to ...    

4 At Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

August 20, 2014 9:43 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to ...        

Protesters Target NC Chicken Processing Plant

August 20, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area. The Fayetteville Observer reports that more than ...       

Defense Grills Plant Manager In Salmonella Trial

August 19, 2014 11:31 am | by Kate Brumback - Associated Press | News | Comments

A defense attorney grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak. Attorney Tom Bondurant on Tuesday questioned Samuel Lightsey, the former manager of a Peanut Corporation of America plant in ...

Cianci Sauce Made No Money For Charity In 4 Years

August 18, 2014 1:35 pm | by Michelle R. Smith - Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales has been donated to...

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