Food Products


  • Popular hummus hit by recall on Listeria concerns Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    Sabra Classic Hummus

    About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

  • Inspectors had no reason to check for listeria during the routine March 18 review as no problems were detected and the facility didn't have a history of issues linked to the illness, said Stan Stromberg, director of the food safety division for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.. Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products have sickened eight...

  • Forget 'food trucks'—California has water trucks Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Water truck delivery at home just outside Clovis, California.

    Neeley Keeney's water delivery service is struggling to keep up with a booming demand in the drought-parched San Joaquin Valley.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A Dutch court has sentenced a meat processor to 30 months imprisonment for a massive fraud operation in which he illicitly sold horse meat as more expensive beef. The district court in Den Bosch ruled Tuesday that Willy Selten's fraud misled food companies and consumers who unwittingly bought beef mixed with horse meat instead of pure...

  • Starbucks to expand online college tuition program Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers. Among the other major employers that have announced wage hikes recently are Wal-Mart Stores and Gap Inc..

  • District Judge Mark Bennett should consider that Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son Peter ran a massive egg production operation that "routinely disregarded food safety standards and practices," assistant U.S. Jack DeCoster, 80, of Turner, Maine, and 51- year-old Peter DeCoster, of Clarion, Iowa are scheduled to be sentenced April 13 by U.S. District Judge Mark...

  • April 6- U.S. federal law enforcement agencies contacted several top Herbalife Ltd members last week seeking information on their business practices, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Herbalife's shares fell as much as 4.1 percent in early trading on Monday. The inquiries are focused on the activities of about 10 top Herbalife members,...

  • Raw milk does a body good? Depends on who you ask Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    A dairy farmer tends to his cattle while they pump milk.

    Proponents of raw milk argue that pasteurization is actually destroying the vital nutrients a body needs.

  • Here's the $1,000 Easter egg   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Here's the $1,000 Easter egg

    If you like Easter chocolate, why no buy this Godiva egg? Exclusive to Harrods, it costs $1,000. But it's far from the most expensive seasonal treat!

  • Foodies spark pretzel mania   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    Foodies spark pretzel mania

    Gerry Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods Corporation CEO, discusses the growing trend among casual dining restaurants to incorporate pretzels into the menu.

  • Europe shares rise after better-than-expected PMIs Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    *Barry Callebaut up 8 pct after posting strong results. PARIS, April 1- European shares reversed early losses and rose on Wednesday, starting the new quarter on a positive note, helped by data showing manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month. Shares in Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut surged 7.2...

  • CAIRO, March 31- The public tranche of Egyptian foodmaker Edita's secondary share issue on the Cairo bourse was 4.5 times oversubscribed, the company said in a statement on the stock exchange on Tuesday. The company launched a private institutional offering of shares on the Egyptian stock exchange and global depository receipts on the London Stock Exchange...

  • A kernel of an idea turns into a second career Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Jean Tsai left a career in finance to start PopKarma, an organic popcorn company based in New York City.

    A finance power woman strikes it out on her own in the world of popcorn.

  • Tech turns tasty with printed pancakes Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    Meet the PancakeBot: the world’s first pancake printer that allows you to design your own pancakes, print them in different colors and then eat them.

  • March 26- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast. ConAgra raised its adjusted profit forecast for the year ending May to $2.15- $2.19 per share from $2.13- $2.18. ConAgra reported a net loss for the third...

  • *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian share markets were mostly lower on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East and losses on Wall Street soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's...

  • NEW YORK, March 25- When Kraft Foods Group merges with H.J. Heinz Co, they will share a name, a central place in the American kitchen and two headquarters near Chicago and Pittsburgh. Heinz's backer, Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners, has made a name for itself by aggressively trimming the fat from food and beer companies struggling for growth.

  • *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip as soft US data dims mood Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian shares slipped on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and soft U.S. economic data soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • Heinz Co, which is controlled by 3 G Capital and Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. His larder already included everything from Burger King's Triple Whopper burgers, Coca-Cola soft drinks and Tim Horton donuts to See's Candies and Dairy Queen icecream Blizzards, as well as such Heinz brands as Tomato Ketchup, Ore-Ida fries, bagel bites and T.G.I. Friday's...