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  • Smithfield CEO Defends Sale to Chinese Firm     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    CEO Larry Pope told a Senate committee yesterday that his deal to sell his business to a company in China will not hurt the safety or security of the American food supply, reports CNBC's Joe Kernen.

  • Are School Lunches Going Greek?     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani founder & CEO, discusses how he was able to grow his company into a multi-billion dollar business, and his efforts to "double" Greek yogurt sales in the next five years.

  • Senate Holds Hearing on Smithfield Deal     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI) discusses several issues Congress has about the $4.7 billion dollar sale of Smithfield Foods to Chinese meat processor, Shuanghui International, including food safety and business competition.

  • Smithfield CEO Faces Senate Grilling on Pork Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods face scrutiny when U.S. senators question Smithfield's chief executive about food safety and foreign ownership.

  • Is Smithfield Chinese Takeover Risky for US?     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Rick Quinn, partner at FDAimports.com and Patty Lovera, assistant director at Food & Water Watch, argue over whether Smithfield takeover by the Chinese private company Shuanghui presents risks for the U.S.

  • Is Crookie the New Cronut?     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    It is time to move over "Cronut", the "Crookie" is here to give some competition. A french bakery in Toronto has packed the croissant with crushed Oreos inside as well as one on the top.

  • General Mills' New Products Lineup     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    General Mills is launching a couple hundred new items says Kendall Powell, General Mills chairman and CEO, discussing the relaunching of Hamburger Helper and introducing Greek yogurt to school lunches.

  • Hot Dog Eating Contest Kicks Off July 4     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 9:26 PM ET

    The 4th of July doesn't only mean fireworks and patriotism in the U.S. It's also the start of "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest." Six-time winner Joey Chesnut is back to beat his record of 68 hot dogs and buns.

  • The Secret New Drink Starbucks Is Testing Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Never one to rest on its caffeinated laurels, Starbucks is testing out some new drinks. Here's where you can get them.

  • American Made: Taffy - Jersey Strong     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    Meryl Vangelov, Shriver's owner, discusses her company's pursuit to be the taffy shop with the most flavors in the country.

  • Request OK'd for First Horse Slaughterhouse in US Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    Federal officials have granted a New Mexico company's request to open an equine slaughterhouse. Officials say they plan to grant similar permits to operations in Iowa and Missouri.

  • America's Obsession with Fro-Yo     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    A look at the many frozen yogurt spots in New York City. 16 Handles founder and CEO Solomon Choi, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan, discuss the fro-yo craze.

  • USDA: 97.4 Million Acres of Corn Planted     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Farmers are planting more corn than expected -- in fact, they planted more than any year since 1936, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The USDA also expects record Soy crops, she says.

  • Counterfeit Food More Widespread Than Suspected Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Counterfeit Glen’s vodka, which had high levels of methanol and bleach added, at a distillery in England.

    A recent discovery of an English counterfeit scheme has raised wide concerns about food safety.

  • General Mills Profit Meets Street View; Outlook Light Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    General Mills reported fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday that met Wall Street expectations, but it gave a forecast for the new fiscal year that was below.

  • DuPont: Listening to Our Customers First     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman about the company's current efforts in the U.S., its enzyme business and in what ways her company works to help its customers.

  • Lawmakers Eye Pork Safety Issues     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI), discusses increasing Congressional scrutiny of food safety on the heels of Smithfield Foods takeover bid from Chinese meat producer Shuanghui.

  • Taco Bell Uses Protein Menu to Lure Muscleheads Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Taco Bell says it will start testing a protein-packed menu July 25 at about 40 locations in Dayton, Ohio, with burritos and bowls offering double portions of chicken or steak.

  • Cronut Crackdown     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    Chef Dominique Ansel is putting his foot down on cronut scalpers. New Yorkers can order the pastry from a third party for delivery for $100 per cronut, with the "Street Signs" crew.

  • Hummus Is Hot     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Hummus maker Sabra is trying to find more farms to grow chickpeas to meet the demand, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Tobacco fields seem to be an excellent target.