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  • May 27- Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp said it offered to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co in a deal valued at $6.4 billion.

  • Summer costs rising: Food & gas     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Inside the rising cost of food and gas this summer, with CNBC's Jane Wells and Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Two firms recall walnuts, hummus on listeria scare Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    Walnuts by Sherman Produce recalled due to possible health risk.

    Two companies issued voluntary recalls of hummus dips and walnuts sold at major retailers after listeria was detected in samplings of the products.

  • SYDNEY, May 23- Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world's No. 2 wine company, denied it was talks to be acquired by China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd, the latest potential suitor named in a string of media reports that have sent its share price surging.

  • McDonald's demonstrators arrested     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    More than 100 protesters were arrested at McDonald's headquarters. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the highlights from the company's annual shareholder meeting.

  • McDonald's shareholders OK CEO pay amid protests Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    McDonald's employees protesting for a higher minimum wage outside the McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting in Oak Brook, IL.

    McDonald's shareholders approved an advisory measure on exec pay at the chain, where CEO Don Thompson took home compensation of $9.5 million in 2013.

  • *Mizkan Group looks to counter slowing domestic growth. LONDON, May 22- Mizkan Group has agreed to buy Unilever's Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands for $2.15 billion, continuing a trend for Japanese consumer goods companies diversifying through Western assets.

  • *Mizkan Group looks to counter slowing domestic growth. LONDON, May 22- Mizkan Group has agreed to buy Unilever's Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands for $2.15 billion, continuing a trend for Japanese consumer goods companies diversifying through Western assets.

  • SHANGHAI/ TEL AVIV May 22- China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd has struck a deal to buy control of Israel's largest food company, gaining new products and technology as it chases rivals that have overtaken it in China's fast-growing cheese and dairy markets.

  • HONG KONG, May 22- China's No.2 e-commerce company, JD.com Inc., awarded CEO and founder Richard Liu a one-off share-based bonus of $591 million as the company prepared for its U.S.

  • SHANGHAI/ TEL AVIV May 22- China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd has struck a deal to buy control of Israel's largest food company, gaining new products and technology as it chases rivals that have overtaken it in China's fast-growing cheese and dairy markets.

  • JD.com CEO Liu awarded $591 mln share bonus ahead of IPO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    HONG KONG, May 22- China's No.2 e-commerce company, JD.com Inc., awarded CEO and founder Richard Liu a one-off bonus as the company prepared for its U.S. The deal was priced at $19 per share, above the $16 to $18 per share marketing range for the IPO.

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- A Georgia food products firm has recalled 23,250 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast and tender products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Wednesday.

  • May 21- Police on Wednesday arrested more than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.

  • May 21- An Iowa-based egg producer and two of its executives are facing federal criminal charges in connection with a 2010 salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs in the United States, according to federal court documents filed Wednesday.

  • Curtis Stone talks food inflation     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Celebrity chef Curtis Stone provides insight to how food inflation affects restaurants, and what's next in the "food movement."

  • McD's workers protest as investors weigh exec pay Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists protest outside of a McDonald's restaurant on March 18, 2014 in Oakland, California.

    The protest against the world's biggest fast-food company comes a day ahead of an investor vote on executive pay at McDonald's Corp.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Tyson Foods Inc, the United States' largest meat processor, is buying heavier hogs and expects to scale down production more than usual this summer, as it copes with a drop in pig supplies due to a deadly virus.

  • May 21- Fast-food workers from three dozen U.S. cities on Wednesday will protest at the headquarters of McDonald's Corp, calling for a significant wage hike, as company shareholders also prepare to weigh in on the pay of the fast-food giant's top executives.

  • *World's biggest chocolate maker says Indonesia must raise cocoa bean output. SINGAPORE, May 21- World No.3 cocoa bean producer Indonesia should push to more than double output to 1 million tonnes a year to meet Asia's growing appetite for chocolate and demand from local grinders, a senior official at Barry Callebaut said on Wednesday.