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  • *B&G to also buy General Mills' Le Sueur canned vegetables unit. Sept 3- Snack food company B&G Foods Inc said it would buy General Mills Inc's Green Giant frozen foods and Le Sueur canned vegetables brands for about $765 million to expand its distribution network and enter the frozen foods market. B&G plans to double the amount General Mills has been spending on...

  • Digital ordering startup Olo launches 'Dispatch' Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Chipotle, Cold Stone delivery from your phone

    Noah Glass, Olo CEO and founder, discusses the launch of new food delivery service "Dispatch."

  • Sept 3- Snack food company B&G Foods Inc said it will buy General Mills Inc's Green Giant frozen food and Le Sueur canned vegetable businesses for about $765 million in cash. General Mills said in July that it recorded a $260 million charge in the fourth quarter to write down the value of Green Giant after an assessment showed the business's market value was lower...

  • CAMDEN, N.J.— Campbell Soup Co.' s fiscal fourth-quarter results were mixed, as the soup maker dealt with restructuring charges and a stronger dollar. Campbell has also said that it will take high fructose corn syrup out of all of its Pepperidge Farm breads by the end of fiscal 2017 and will stop using artificial colors and flavors in most of its products in North...

  • CNBC update: Blue Bell is back Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Blue Bell is back

    A murder suspect is ejected from his own trial; Blue Bell Creameries resumes sales of ice cream; and U2 is now the richest pop star, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • GENEVA— Nestle says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food company knowingly supported a system of slave labor and human trafficking to make its Fancy Feast cat food. Nestle didn't deny the allegations in an email Sunday to The Associated Press but said its guidelines require suppliers to...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together or risk violating U.S. labor law. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at franchisees of McDonald's Corp and...

  • Russia destroys 1.6 tons of German food Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

    Russia's fight with the West continued when Rosselkhoznadzor destroyed 1.6 metric tons of German food intended for BMW's motor racing team.

  • Cream of Wheat owner to buy Green Giant: Sources Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:27 PM ET
    General Mills' Green Giant brand frozen vegetables for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    The company behind Pirate's Booty popcorn and Cream of Wheat wants to buy the veggie vendor from General Mills, reports say.

  • *Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts coffee prices cut 6 pct. Aug 27- Sales at J.M. Smucker Co's U.S. coffee business rose 12 percent in the first quarter, increasing for the first time in 11 quarters, helped by higher realized prices of its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee and strong sales of Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup pods. Smucker, the biggest U.S. roaster, cut prices for Folgers and...

  • *Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts coffee prices cut 6 pct. Aug 27- Sales at J.M. Smucker Co's U.S. coffee business rose 12 percent in the first quarter, increasing for the first time in 11 quarters, helped by price cuts of its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee and strong sales of Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup pods. Smucker, the biggest U.S. roaster, cut prices for Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts...

  • 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.