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  • ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A judge has approved a request to evaluate the mental competency of a Michigan man accused of poisoning unpackaged food at grocery stores. The Ann Arbor judge approved the request by defendant Kyle Bessemer's lawyer on Thursday. The FBI says Bessemer admitted to spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer, mouse poison and water on produce and food bars...

  • Poultry farmer

    Workers at some U.S. poultry plants are denied bathroom breaks and often soil themselves while working to avoid being fired, Eater reports.

  • *Ireland has most to lose from any British EU exit. KILMACANOGE, Ireland, May 12- Irish perfumier David Cox is preparing for a sales drive across the sea in Britain, but fears that if the country votes to leave the European Union next month the expansion will be thrown into disarray. Cox, whose Fragrances of Ireland business operates from a bustling warehouse south of...

  • Ground beef

    Is there meat in your veggie burger? It's possible, according to Clear Labs, a company that genetically tests food products.

  • *1st- qtr adj profit 11 cents/ shr vs est. May 11- Burger chain Wendy's Co forecast a slowdown in sales in the current quarter, blaming in part a cool spring in some areas of the United States, sending its shares down sharply despite better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue. Wendy's sales slowed modestly in April compared to the first and fourth...

  • Chipotle hires former critic to improve food safety

    The burrito chain is trying to protect itself against future outbreaks by hiring food experts.

  • *1st- qtr revenue $378.8 mln vs $352.1 mln est. *1st- qtr adj profit 11 cents vs 6 cents est. May 11- Burger chain Wendy's Co raised its full-year profit forecast and reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, as new promotions such as its' 4 for $4 meal' and renovated restaurants attracted more diners.

  • David Acheson, a former official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was brought on as an adviser, Chipotle told Reuters. The company also confirmed it is working with David Theno, a food safety consultant and former Jack in the Box executive who is credited with fixing food safety at the fast-food chain following a...

  • SAO PAULO, May 9- Brazilian markets weakened on Monday after the acting lower house speaker in Brazil's Congress annulled an impeachment vote, though losses were pared as investors bet the move would delay rather than prevent leftist President Dilma Rousseff's removal from office. The country's benchmark Bovespa stock index slid 2 percent while the broader...

  • SAO PAULO, May 9- Brazil's currency weakened as much as 5 percent and stocks tumbled on Monday after the acting Lower House Speaker annulled an impeachment vote, a move seen as decreasing the likelihood of a more market-friendly government taking power. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index slid 3 percent while the broader MSCI Latin American stock index was...

  • Krispy Kreme shares rose nearly 24 percent to $20.88 in premarket trading on Monday, just shy of the offer price of $21 per share in cash. JAB Holding will acquire Krispy Kreme through its unit JAB Beech Inc, in which BDT Capital Partners is a minority investor. JAB Holding, the investment vehicle of the billionaire Reimann family, led a buyout of K-cup coffee pod...

  • McDonald's to test garlic fries.

    All-day breakfast isn't the only popular menu item at McDonald's. The chains limited-time "Gilroy Garlic Fries" have sold out in San Francisco.

  • *Raises FY adj profit range to $4.20- 4.30/ share. *Shares touch record high of $70.44. Shares of the company were up 3 percent at $69.13 on Monday, after touching a record high of $70.44 in early trading.

  • JAB Holding will acquire Krispy Kreme through its unit JAB Beech Inc, in which BDT Capital Partners is a minority investor. JAB Holding, the investment vehicle of Germany's billionaire Reimann family, led a buyout of K-cup coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain Inc in March for $13.9 billion. Simpson Thacher& Bartlett LLP and Womble Carlyle Sandridge& Rice LLP...

  • Net income attributable to Tyson rose to $432 million, or $1.10 per share, in the second quarter ended April 2, from $310 million, or 75 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts on an average had expected earnings of 95 cents per share on revenue of $9.04 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Tyson, whose brands include Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park,...

  • May 9- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, reported a 39 percent rise in quarterly profit as the company benefited from lower feed and livestock costs. Net income attributable to Tyson rose to $432 million, or $1.10 per share, in the second quarter ended April 2, from $310 million, or 75 cents per share, a year earlier. Tyson, whose brands include Jimmy Dean,...

  • KFC selling edible nail polish

    The fried chicken chain is offering fingernail polish in two flavors, Original and Hot and Spicy.

  • May 5- Kellogg Co, the maker of Corn Flakes and Pringles chips, reported a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly sales as demand for its breakfast cereals and snacks remained sluggish in the United States, its biggest market. Total sales fell 4.5 percent to $3.40 billion, declining for the fifth straight quarter. Analysts on an average had expected a drop to...

  • Workers at a food distribution center, rear, react to Venezuelan soldiers, foreground, who took over the warehouse where they were working in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

    A group of Venezuelan soldiers confessed to stealing goats over the weekend, in order to feed themselves since they had no food left in their barracks.

  • May 4- Kraft Heinz Co's quarterly pro forma sales fell 3.8 percent as demand weakened for its beverages in the United States and a strong dollar ate into revenue from other markets. The maker of Kraft cheese, Heinz ketchup and Jell-O said its pro forma net sales fell to $6.57 billion in the first quarter ended April 3 from $6.83 billion, a year earlier.