Food and Beverage Food Products

  • LOS ANGELES— Breitbart is encouraging a boycott of Kellogg's products after the cereal maker said it would no longer advertise on the news and opinion website, formerly run by President-elect Donald Trump aide Steve Bannon. The Kellogg Company cited company "values" in explaining its decision; a spokeswoman said Thursday it has "nothing to do with politics."

  • CINCINNATI— Kroger lowered its profit expectations for the year as it fights with other grocers for more of the customers' dollar even as food prices fall. On Thursday, Kroger lowered its 2016 per-share profit expectations by a nickel on the high and low end, to between $2.10 and $2.15. On a per-share basis, the Cincinnati company's profit was 41 cents, matching Wall...

  • Nestle teases new technology to cut sugar in chocolate

    The company says its researchers found a way to change the structure of sugar particles by using natural ingredients.

  • Dec 1- The man behind one of the most recognisable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald's Big Mac, died this week at age 98.. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac- two beef patties on a hamburger bun- which debuted at a McDonald's restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967.. McDonald's tweeted a message on Wednesday celebrating Delligatti's contribution...

  • Dec 1- The man behind one of the most recognisable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald's Big Mac, died this week at age 98.. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac- two beef patties on a hamburger bun- which debuted at a McDonald's restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967.. McDonald's tweeted a message on Wednesday celebrating Delligatti's contribution...

  • Dec 1- The man behind one of the most recognizable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald's Big Mac, died this week at age 98.. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac- two beef patties on a hamburger bun- which debuted at a McDonald's restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967.. McDonald's tweeted a message on Wednesday celebrating Delligatti's contribution...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second-largest chicken producer, will approach a goal it set to curb antibiotics use ahead of schedule due to its planned acquisition of a smaller rival, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday. CEO Bill Lovette said on a conference call that about 24 percent of the chicken Pilgrim's produces will be...

  • Kellogg to stop advertising on Breitbart

    The food manufacture will discontinue advertising on the far-right news and commentary site that was formerly run by Steve Bannon.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A former executive with a Pennsylvania potato chip and snack food company will spend more than four years in federal prison for defrauding the company out of roughly $1.4 million. Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Myers was sentenced to 51 months in prison Tuesday after acknowledging in July that he received $651,000 in kickbacks while...

  • Pilgrim's Pride Corp., of Greeley, Colorado, says it plans to pay cash for GNP Co., the producer of Gold' n Plump and Just Bare chicken, which is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The acquisition moves Pilgrim's Pride into new geographical territory and expands its natural and organic products. It's the second time Gold' n Plump has been sold in the last three years.

  • *Wilmar acknowledges "labour issues" in Indonesia palm oil sector. JAKARTA, Nov 30- Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter& Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labour abuses were uncovered, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Children as young as eight worked in "hazardous" conditions at palm...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30- Human rights abuses at palm oil plantations are going unpunished by the industry watchdog due to weak rules, critics say, as an Amnesty International report on Wednesday exposed severe violations at Indonesian plantations. "Simply put, the RSPO does not protect workers and is unable to provide truly responsible palm oil," said Emma Lierley,...

  • *Wilmar acknowledges "labour issues" in Indonesia palm oil sector. JAKARTA, Nov 30- Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter& Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labour abuses were uncovered, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Children as young as eight worked in "hazardous" conditions at palm...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30- Human rights abuses at palm oil plantations are going unpunished by the industry watchdog due to weak rules, critics say, as an Amnesty International report on Wednesday exposed severe violations at Indonesian plantations. "Simply put, the RSPO does not protect workers and is unable to provide truly responsible palm oil," said Emma Lierley,...

  • JAKARTA, Nov 30- Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter& Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labour abuses were uncovered, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Children as young as eight worked in "hazardous" conditions at palm plantations run by Singapore- based Wilmar International Ltd and...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 29- Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second-largest chicken producer, will buy smaller rival GNP Company in a $350 million deal that will increase its organic and antibiotic-free product offerings, the companies said on Tuesday. The sale comes after GNP, owned by privately held Maschhoff Family Foods, said in February that it planned to remove all...

  • Mehmet Oz on Tuesday under a largely untested Georgia food libel law, objecting to his claims that much of the imported extra virgin olive oil sold in U.S. supermarkets may be fake. Some members of the trade group conduct business in Georgia. The suit said Oz, host of a popular daytime TV talk show devoted to health issues, violated the Georgia law when he stated that...

  • BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon. The food manufacturer decided to discontinue advertising on the site as soon as it was alerted by consumers to the presence of its ads, Kellogg Co. spokeswoman Kris Charles said...

  • WATERBURY, Conn.— A Connecticut grocery store worker has admitted in federal court that he unlawfully allowed customers to exchange food stamps for cigarettes, bongs, hookahs and glass smoking pipes. Authorities say he and others at WB Trade Fair Grocery in Waterbury let customers redeem food stamps for cash and ineligible items between 2014 and this year.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 29- Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second-largest chicken producer, said on Tuesday it will buy smaller rival GNP Company in a $350 million deal that will increase its organic and antibiotic-free offerings. Pilgrim's shares were up 2.1 percent at $18.35 in afternoon trading, broadly in line with other meat producers such as Tyson Foods Inc..