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  • Aug 22- McDonald's Corp named former executive Mike Andres as president of McDonald's USA replacing Jeff Stratton, as part of efforts to arrest falling sales in its home market.

  • Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 22- A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China.

  • Russian import bans a boon for food tycoons Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Aug 22- In the escalating dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine, a group of businessmen with Kremlin connections are emerging as likely beneficiaries of the tit-for-tat sanctions.

  • Businessman scraps desk job for fiery career  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jim Barbour worked on Wall Street and in sales & marketing for the likes of Sony Music and GlaxoSmithKline before creating and co-founding a BBQ sauce called, FunniBonz.

  • The company, nSpired Natural Foods Inc., a subsidiary of Hain Celestial Group, has received four reports of illness that may be associated with the products, according to a news release dated Tuesday.

  • *Russia says McDonald's branches breached sanitary rules. MOSCOW, Aug 20- Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 20- Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine.

  • Aug 20- A natural food company is voluntarily recalling certain peanut butters and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other major grocery outlets because government testing found they may be contaminated with salmonella.

  • Carlsberg warns on profits over Russia hit Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    Carlsberg, the Danish brewer, became one of the first major European companies to warn over the impact of the Ukrainian crisis.

  • WARSAW, Aug 20- Poland believes Russia may be seeking to extend its ban on imports of food products from the European Union to goods in transit through Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON/ MELBOURNE- The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announces plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities.

  • *Heinz says to tighten supplier controls after China food scare. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess levels of lead.

  • *China watchdog find excessive lead levels in some Heinz products. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.

  • Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit, the company said on Monday. "This relates to an isolated regional withdrawal in eastern China," company spokesman Michael Mullen said in e-mailed comments to Reuters.

  • CKE CEO's beef with Obama  Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurant CEO, discusses business and job growth in the U.S.

  • CKE focused on young hungry guys  Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO, discusses how his burger brands Hardees and Carl's Jr., have distinguished themselves from other brands with premium products and its marketing focus on "young hungry guys and the women that love them."

  • TOKYO, Aug 18- Back in 1960, Japan's Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War Two.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 15- Major world food supplier Argentina will send a trade delegation to Russia next week to try to increase exports to the country, which this month banned many Western products in response to sanctions over its intervention in Ukraine.