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  • CHICAGO, Jan 14- A Massachusetts meat company is recalling 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Wednesday. The agency said J&G Foods, Inc, in Sutton, Massachusetts recalled the product that consists of one-pound vacuum sealed...

  • UPDATE 1-Chipotle's pork plight could hurt Q1 results Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:50 PM ET

    Jan 14- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's decision to suspend purchases from a pork producer that ran afoul of its animal welfare requirements could bolster its reputation with diners but threatens sales and profits this quarter, an analyst said on Wednesday. Chipotle shares were down 1.1 percent to $706.54 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Jan 14- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's decision to suspend pork sales at about a third of its U.S. restaurants could hurt the chain's first-quarter results, Miller Tabak+ Co said. However, the potential for short-term impact on 1 Q15 sales and earnings cannot be denied, "analyst Stephen Anderson wrote in a note. He cut his earnings forecast for the quarter ending March...

  • Hampton Creek: 'We want to make food better'   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    Hampton Creek: 'We want to make food better'

    Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of Hampton Creek, outlines plans to venture beyond its first product - an eggless mayonnaise - and launch plant-based pasta and scrambled eggs by end-2015.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 9- One of the world's biggest lentil shippers expects Canadian exports of that crop and other legumes to climb to near record levels this year, as dry conditions in India limit output in that country, the biggest consumer of the protein-rich foods. AGT depends on India, north Africa and the Middle East for 65 percent of its revenue.

  • California's foie gras ban overturned Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:32 PM ET
    Before the ban, a chef prepares a foie gras with shishido peppers dish in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

    A judge overturned California's foie gras ban, but reactions were mixed.

  • Investment firm 3G Capital scouts new targets - WSJ Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:53 AM ET

    Executives at the New York- based Brazilian investment firm are discussing the possibility of buying a food or beverage company such as Campbell Soup Co or even PepsiCo Inc, the newspaper reported. 3 G could collaborate with brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev or end up taking only pieces of PepsiCo, which has a market capitalization of about $140 billion, the...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 7- Food and drug safety in China is "grim" and will get stronger oversight, the food and drug regulator said on Wednesday, after a series of scares last year hit the reputations of global firms such as McDonald's Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.. Safety scares have affected the reputations and China sales of global companies from U.S. fast-food chains...

  • Bluefin tuna nets $37,500   Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Bluefin nets $37,500

    Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura bought a giant Pacific bluefin tuna for $37,500 at an auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

  • Why breakfast may get more expensive in California Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Caged chickens lay eggs in a chicken house built decades ago at an egg farm, on Nov. 6, 2014 in San Diego.

    It's 2015, and that means that eggs sold commercially in California now must come from chickens that have twice as much room to move around.

  • China goes organic amid food scandals Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    An employee works with produce at a farm that practices organic farming techniques in Beijing.

    An organic food craze is emerging among Chinese urbanites as safety woes spur the younger generation toward alternative ways to buy produce and meat.

  • California: Home of 'happy' eggs   Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    California: Home of 'happy' eggs

    America's egg producers will have to give chickens more room if they want to sell their eggs in California starting January 1, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Abraaj pulls out of bidding for Egypt's Bisco Misr Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    DUBAI, Dec 31- Emerging markets private equity firm Abraaj Group will pull out of the bidding process for the acquisition of Egypt's Bisco Misr, Abraaj said on Wednesday. The company had been involved in a bidding war with Kellogg Co, the world's largest breakfast cereal maker, for the purchase of as much as 100 percent of the Egyptian snack maker.

  • Japan to end fry restriction   Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Japan to end fry rescrtiction

    Japan says the french fry shortage in Japan has been alleviated, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • CAIRO, Dec 24- Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, raised its bid for Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr on Wednesday, topping a rival offer from UAE's Abraaj in an intensifying $144 million takeover battle. Kellogg's latest bid, for 89.86 Egyptian pounds per share, came on the heels of an offer earlier in the day by Abraaj Asset Management for...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The proposed merger of Sysco Corp and US Foods Inc hinges on the top two U.S. food companies helping to turn a far smaller rival into a national player to ease antitrust concerns, but the gap may be too big, analysts said. Sysco and US Foods, the only two companies with national distribution to hospitals, restaurants and schools, have been discussing...

  • Future of food   Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Future of food

    What will consumers of the future be like and how will they do everyday things like get groceries? Sara Eisen tells us about future possibilities for food.

  • Chefs Boulud & Ripert talk new cookbook & gluten free

    Four of the world's most celebrated chefs are out with a new series of cookbooks highlighting their best recipes. Daniel chef & owner Daniel Boulud, and Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert, discuss the book, the fine dining space and trends in the restaurant industry.

  • BWLD's 'winging' strategy   Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    BWLD's 'winging' strategy

    Sally Smith, Buffalo Wild Wings CEO, discusses how rising chicken prices and labor costs are impacting the company's bottom line.

  • Festive drinks for your office party!   Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Festive drinks for your office party!

    Tonight is the most popular night for the Christmas office party. Dustin MacMillan, head of creative at Hix Restaurant Group, shows you how to make a straight up martini, made from cow's milk vodka; and a traditional boozy eggnog to get you in the festive mood.