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  • Steven Musser, deputy director for scientific operations at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Now, the FDA is building a network of state and federal labs equipped to map out the exact DNA sequence of strains of Listeria, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens found in sick patients. At the same time, the FDA...

  • But the USDA has yet to give the clearance that would allow any chicken sites in Iowa, the top egg-producing state, to bring in replacements. The USDA clears farms on a case by case basis after testing to make sure the virus has been eliminated. Minnesota and Iowa turkey farms, infected before some of the chicken farms, have begun restocking thanks to a faster cleanup...

  • NEW YORK— General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria. The Cascadian Farm recall is for 10- ounce bags of the green beans with "Better If Used By" dates between April 10, 2016 and April 11, 2016. General Mills Inc. says customers should throw out the recalled product and...

  • Aug 26- Tyson Foods Inc, one of the world's largest meat processors, on Wednesday won the reversal of nearly $24 million of damage awards in two class action lawsuits claiming it cheated thousands of hourly workers in two Nebraska plants out of wages. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis overturned an $18.77 million award to workers at a Madison,...

  • Aug 26- Tyson Foods Inc, one of the world's largest meat processors, on Wednesday won the reversal of nearly $24 million of damage awards in two class action lawsuits claiming it cheated thousands of hourly workers in two Nebraska plants out of wages. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis overturned an $18.77 million award to workers at a Madison,...

  • CNBC update: Turkey bacon recall Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    CNBC update: Turkey bacon recall

    Food maker Kraft-Heinz is recalling more than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 26- "Star Wars" producers on Wednesday announced a marathon, worldwide roll-out of toys next week for its upcoming "The Force Awakens" movie in a promotional push that seeks to capture the excitement that once greeted new "Harry Potter" book releases. The toys will be introduced online over an 18- hour period in 15 cities and 12 nations beginning in...

  • Burger King suggests burger truce with MCD Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Burger King suggests burger truce with MCD

    Don't whet your appetite for a McWhopper, this may just be a PR stunt.

  • Spain kicks off 70th annual 'Tomatina' battle Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Spain kicks off 70th annual 'Tomatina' battle

    Spaniards paint their town red in its annual tomato tossing battle.

  • JNJ sheds Splenda in sweet deal Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    JNJ sheds Splenda in sweet deal

    Heartland Food Products Group gets a little sweeter after buying Splenda from Johnson and Johnson.

  • Soaring onion prices in India create headache for Modi Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 24: Delhi Pradesh Congress Women Workers Protest against BJP Government on Onion and others Food Price Hike at BJP office in New Delhi.

    High onion prices are a challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of state elections, the Financial Times reports.

  • Aug 25- A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops. The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Food Safety against the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, claims the regulator has routinely failed to respond as required to...

  • Best Buy and DSW are big market movers Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Best Buy Co., up $3.68 to $32.95. Exelon Corp., down $2.24 to $30.40.

  • TURNER, Maine— An egg producer says it's going to keep the current management in place at Maine's largest egg farm. Pennsylvania- based Hillandale Farms signed a lease to run the farms that were previously operated by a Land O'Lakes subsidiary. Hillandale Farms reached the agreement last month.

  • Aug 25- Privately held Heartland Food Products Group said on Tuesday it would buy Johnson& Johnson's low-calorie artificial sweetener, Splenda. J&J's unit McNeil Nutritionals developed Splenda, an artificial sweetener made from sucralose, jointly with British ingredients firm Tate& Lyle. Tate& Lyle supplies the sucralose and markets the sweetener in Europe.

  • Hampton Creek's Just Mayo isn't mayo: Regulators Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Hampton Creek, citing several alleged violations for its Just Mayo product.

  • Just Mayo maker warned by FDA that 'mayo' needs eggs Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    The FDA notes that mayonnaise must contain eggs, according to its standard of identity— and that Just Mayo does not. Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick said Tuesday he had a "really good conversation" with the agency earlier in the day and that he believes it is open to "sitting down and seeing if there's common ground." The letter comes after Hampton Creek was sued last...

  • Monsanto sweetens offer for Syngenta to $47B Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:28 AM ET

    Monsanto sweetened its offer to buy Syngenta, valuing the Swiss company at around $47 billion.

  • Sanderson Farms posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    LAUREL, Miss. _ Sanderson Farms Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $50.9 million. Sanderson Farms shares have decreased 19 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Sanderson Farms, Earnings Report.

  • China wants a bite of the booming halal market Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    The famous Muslim Snack Street in Xi An, China.

    Muslims will make up more than a quarter of the world's population by 2030, and China wants to play an active role in feeding them.