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  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin meat labeling law Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:56 AM ET

    The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for beef, pork and poultry Wednesday— just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of the law. The labels tell consumers what countries the meat is from: for example, "born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States" or "born, raised and...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Fast-food workers raised their voices across New York on Wednesday to demand a $15- an-hour minimum wage, calling on Gov. On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Seattle and San Francisco have approved a series of increases to take their minimum wages to $15 within a few years.

  • US investigation of 2007 peanut butter recall wraps up Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Georgia, Pam Lightsey, said Tuesday that prosecutors plan to reveal details of the investigation Wednesday. Last year, two Colorado cantaloupe...

  • Millennial menu changes at Carl's Jr.: CKE CEO   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    Millennial menu changes at Carl's Jr.: CKE CEO

    CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder is bucking the health food trend by offering up what's called the "Most American Thickburger." And Puzder explains why he thinks McDonald's needs to "get an identity."

  • Great news about cereal: Kellogg CEO   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    Great news about cereal: Kellogg CEO

    John Bryant, Kellogg CEO, talks about Kellogg's efforts to nab the top spot at the breakfast table, despite headwinds for cereal products.

  • Satisfying consumers' changing tastes: Kellogg CEO   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Satisfying consumers' changing tastes: Kellogg CEO

    John Bryant, Kellogg CEO, discusses Kellogg's huge restructuring plans as the company pushes to provide consumer with healthier products.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading. Iowa, the nation's leading egg producer, has lost about 20 million chickens that lay eggs for food use, more than a third of the total. So far the U. S. Department of Agriculture has...

  • *Canada, Mexico seek permission for trade retaliation. WASHINGTON, May 18- Canada and Mexico are readying trade sanctions against the United States after they won a meat labeling dispute on Monday, increasing pressure on the U.S. Congress to scrap the laws. The World Trade Organization upheld a complaint by Canada and Mexico about U.S. laws requiring retailers to...

  • Dog food company recalls product over salmonella fears Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    The Food& Drug Administration said last week that California- based OC Raw Dog has recalled its Turkey& Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. The products were distributed in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Pennsylvania. The FDA says pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— A new study estimates bird flu has cost Minnesota poultry producers at least $113 million, with losses in related industries pushing the overall toll past $300 million. The University of Minnesota Extension study uses economic modeling to try to get at the ripple effects of the fast-moving virus that has killed some 8 million birds in Minnesota...

  • The Obama administration has already revised the labels once to try to comply with previous WTO rulings in favor of Canada and Mexico. Now that the revised labels have also been struck down, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress will have to change the law to avoid retaliation— such as extra tariffs— from the two neighbor countries.

  • Target to freshen up its grocery aisles   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Target to freshen up its grocery aisles

    Target is going to concentrate more resources on items like granola, yogurt, craft beer, and other items its consumers are increasingly looking for.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus. The development at the south-central Minnesota chicken farm brings the total of affected birds to 35 million in 15 states, with Minnesota and Iowa poultry flocks hit the hardest. The chickens will be destroyed in the...

  • A series of scandals in the last few years from melamine-tainted milk powder in China, horse meat supplied as beef in Europe and growth drugs causing lameness in U.S. cattle has triggered a consumer backlash over food standards and safety. "For meat producers, reputation risks are becoming stronger driving companies to focus on safe ingredients specially in...

  • Bird flu saga to limit chicken, egg supply: Sysco Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Chicken farm

    Sysco said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its chicken and egg supply for nine to 18 months.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Food distributor Sysco Corp said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its chicken and egg supply for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers. Sysco is the biggest U.S. food distributor, whose clients include restaurants, hotels and hospitals. The company is discussing options with its...

  • Bird flu spreads across America's farmland   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Bird flu spreads across America's farmland

    Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have declared a state of emergency regarding bird flu. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on containing the virus.

  • Midwest egg price surge   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Midwest egg price surge

    Discussing rising food costs as the bird flu spreads across the Midwest, with Thomas Elam, FarmEcon President, and Simon Shane, Poultry Industry consultant.

  • Why the FTC is wrong about our merger: Sysco CEO Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

    Sysco's CEO says the FTC, which is suing to block the company's merger with US Foods, has it all wrong.

  • Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids' menu   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids' menu

    Dairy Queen said it will pull sodas from its kids' menu in September.