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  • Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' Creep Into Food Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Ground beef exits a grinder.

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria—often called "superbugs"—are entering the nation's food system and endangering consumers at an alarming rate, according to an analysis of government data.

  • Nestle Sales Growth Hit by Middle East Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 1:57 AM ET

    Sales growth at food group Nestle slowed to 4.3 percent in the first quarter, as demand in emerging markets slowed further and cold spring weather hit bottled water and ice-cream sales.

  • Grocery Aisle Wars Heat Up With Fairway IPO Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Fairway hopes the investing public will aid in its expansion after its stock starts trading for the first time. The New York Times reports.

  • France Finds Most Horsemeat in EU DNA Tests Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, early results of DNA tests ordered in the wake of the scandal showed.

  • Angry Farmers, Unsold Rice: Thailand Near Crisis? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:23 PM ET

    Thailand is set to sell half-a-million tons of rice on world markets at a loss, as it scrambles to offload a record stockpile deteriorating in quality in warehouses filled with grain.

  • Hungry-Man Investors: Pinnacle Foods IPO Prices at $20 Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    The IPO of Pinnacle Foods priced at $20 a share, at the high end of the range. One trader said the stock could pop on its debut Thursday amid expectations of a "hefty dividend."

  • Belgian Chocolate Seeks Protection From Copycats Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    Belgian chocolate

    Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham.

  • Horse Meat Free and Back on the Menu: Ikea Meatballs Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Ikea says its meatballs are now free of horse meat.

    Furniture retailer IKEA's Swedish meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horse meat scare, with new supply chain controls "from farm to fork," the company's head of foods said.

  • Grain Prices, Ronald Reagan & FDR     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells explain why some people are optimistic about the return of "normal" crop prices this year.

  • Hot Wings + March Madness = Big Business     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Sally Smith, President and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, explains how her company plans to cash in on the NCAA playoffs.

  • McDonald's Adds Chicken McWrap to Core Menu Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    McDonald's is adding a permanent new offering to its menu: Chicken McWraps. And yes, there's bacon.

  • Horse Meat Applicant’s Food Safety Is Questioned Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    The New Mexico company, Valley Meat, drew complaints over a two-year period from federal inspectors and state regulators over its disposal of remains when it processed cattle for beef. The New York Times reports.

  • Goodbye, Drought; Hello, Bumper Crops Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.

  • Your Company's Next Health Plan: Drop the Doughnut Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    A new survey on corporate health benefits draws a picture of a world where companies go beyond building gyms and banning smoking, to rewarding employees for lowering their cholesterol and being monitored by a "primary nurse case manager."

  • Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.

  • Horse Meat Plant May Be Coming to America—Soon Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    The USDA is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007. The NY Times reports.

  • Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, says to win back consumer confidence after the horse meat scandal, common standards have to be set for the food supply chain.

  • A new report sheds light on this dirty secret of the food industry: Cheap fish is widely passed off as more expensive varieties.

  • ConAgra Boosts Earnings Forecast Post-Deal Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    ConAgra Foods products

    ConAgra Foods is raising its earnings forecast to account for its $5 billion acquisition of food maker Ralcorp and better-than-expected results from its consumer foods and commercial foods segments.

  • US Plains Farmland Up More Than Record Setting 20% Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Farmland values in the U.S. Plains states jumped more than 20 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier.