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  • SCANDINAVIA

    A new index lists the countries with the most punitive rules and taxes in Europe on cigarettes, alcohol and unhealthy foods.

  • North Korea warns citizens of famine

    A state-controlled newspaper tells North Koreans to prepare for economic hardships ahead.

  • *China expected to import more than 1 mln T pork in 2016. BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, March 31- An exodus of small pig farmers in China is prolonging an industry downturn that will see the world's biggest pork producer and consumer challenge Japan as the top importer in 2016 for the first time. Their exit has reduced the number of breeding sows and curbed China's ability to...

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, March 30- Pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil SA has hired the investment-banking units of three international banks and a Brazilian lender to manage a debut global bond offering of up to $500 million, four sources with direct knowledge of the decision said on Wednesday. Eldorado is part of J&F Investimentos SA, a holding company that groups the...

  • Red Robin unveils the Red Ramen Burger

    The burger chain is hopping on the ramen burger trend with its newest offering.

  • Burger King debuts the Angriest Burger

    The burger giant creates the sequel to its Angry Whopper, featuring a red hot sauce bun.

  • SAO PAULO, March 28- Brazil's Banco Original SA expects returns on a newly launched, online-only retail banking unit to match those at the bank's corporate and agribusiness segments in four years, a bold bet on the growing appeal of digital lending in Latin America's largest economy, a senior executive said on Monday. Henrique Meirelles, a former Brazil central...

  • March 28- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, said it would completely switch to cans that do not use the chemical bisphenol A for their linings in North America by the middle of 2017.. The company said it began using cans with linings made from acrylic or polyester materials in March and will continue to introduce the new linings across the United...

  • Vanilla Ice Cream

    Following a poor harvest in Madagascar last year, the cost of vanilla beans has surged, threatening ice cream manufacturers, according to The Guardian.

  • Calorie labels law delayed again

    The Food and Drug Administration postpones the 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus until 2017.

  • *Jan-Feb profits +4.8 pct y/y, totalling 780.7 bln yuan. BEIJING, March 27- China's industrial profits returned to growth in the first two months of 2016, despite weakening business conditions and slowing economic growth in the world's second-largest economy. Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in January and February combined rose 4.8 percent from a...

  • Easter basket candy

    Still need to fill your kid's Easter basket or want to treat yourself over the holiday weekend? Click ahead for some sweet suggestions.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 24- Even as General Mills Inc and other companies vow to keep fighting mandatory labeling of genetically modified food ingredients, they have begun rolling out these disclosures across the United States to comply a new Vermont law. The moves come as U.S. lawmakers are unlikely to derail Vermont's law requiring labels on foods made with...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- In the midst of Brazil's worst recession in decades, lawyer Thiago Jabor Pinheiro switched firms to focus full-time on one of the only booming fields in the scandal-plagued country: compliance and corporate ethics. The scandal broke just as a tough new anti-corruption law went into effect in Brazil, raising the risk of prosecution for scores...

  • Interstate 95

    The crash between the semi-tractor trailer transporting beer and the truck filled with chips happened on I-95. NBC News reports.

  • March 23- TreeHouse Foods Inc said it would introduce more premium, healthy snacks and popular drinks to revitalize the struggling private-label business it bought from ConAgra Foods Inc last month. TreeHouse's $2.7 billion acquisition of ConAgra's business- its biggest ever- makes it the largest private-label food company in the United States, with 2015...

  • The new Midnight Moonshine Burger on the menu at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's

    Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have partnered with a hall-of-fame NASCAR driver to create the Midnight Moonshine Burger.

  • Carl's Jr. and Hardee's debuts Midnight Moonshine Burger

    The two chains, owned by CKE Restaurants, will release the Midnight Moonshine Burger on March 23.

  • *Herd clawing back from 63- year low. CHICAGO, March 22- Cheaper feed and more cattle should help stem losses for U.S. feedlots this year, livestock analysts say, keeping beef supplies flowing just as demand starts to pick up. In February, feedlots on average reduced losses to $218 per head- a sharp improvement from the $500 losses in December, as estimated by Colorado-...

  • March 18- General Mills Inc said on Friday it would begin putting labels on U.S. products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, a move it said was forced by a Vermont law that will require food packages in that state to include such information on July 1. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that would nullify state and local efforts...