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  • The BLT economy  Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Hog farmers in the U.S. and China are grappling with an intestinal virus that is almost 100 percent fatal in young pigs. CNBC's Jane Wells reports that the bug has spread to hog farms in 16 states. (Also, what Jane thinks about TripAdvisor's pizza survey.)

  • This start-up is making office coffee cool again Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Some of the most innovative companies in New York are taking notice of a new start-up that looks to redefine the way we drink coffee in the office.

  • Supersize this: McD's alums go big on healthy food Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

    No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

  • Smithfield Foods Answers Questions from Senate  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has all the details from the Smithfield Foods hearing.

  • 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.

  • Jodi Berg, CEO of VitaMix, discusses how her high-performance blending machines are stirring up the food industries and growing sales.

  • Be Your Own Brewmaster, One Drop at a Time Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    Colorado-based company OnTap says its flavor enhancer provides craft-beer taste without the extra cost.

  • Dole's 90-Year-Old CEO Offers to Take It Private Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Fruit and fresh vegetable distributor Dole Food said it received an unsolicited offer from Chief Executive David Murdock, who put an enterprise value of $1.5 billion on the bid.

  • The Beer Revolution Will Not Be Bottled Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    BudLite introducing a new vented can.

    Canned beer was once frowned upon, now it's here to stay as consumers and brewers alike become more comfortable with the idea of beer in a can.

  • What Gives? Retailers Go Gaga for Groceries Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite the high revenue, the profit margins in the grocery business traditionally have been low, but that hasn't stopped retail giants Amazon and Wal-Mart from escalating the national food fight. What gives?

  • That Taco Bell Shell Licker? Yep, Getting Fired Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    A Taco Bell employee photographed licking taco shells.

    A Taco Bell employee shown on Facebook licking a stack of taco shells will no longer work for the franchise, according to a company statement. His photographer is also gone.

  • Taco Bell Reacts to Employee’s Disgusting Photo Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 6:28 PM ET
    A Taco Bell employee photographed licking taco shells.

    Taco Bell on Monday reacted to a picture posted on Facebook that appears to show a company employee licking a stack of taco shells.

  • Savvy Firms Reap Benefits From Olive Oil Shortage Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    Can an olive oil shortage present a glut of opportunity? It depends on how you manage your business.

  • Hershey's Bites Into China, Without the Chocolate Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 10:22 PM ET

    North America's largest chocolate manufacturer Hershey's is veering away from tradition to bite into the world's fastest growing candy market with the launch of a new milk candy made especially for China.

  • Beer Me Up Scottie: Star Trek Brew To Be Released Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

  • Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.

  • Tyson Profit Misses Estimates on Switch to Chicken Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    Tyson Foods reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as shoppers and restaurants switched to cheaper chicken from beef, and the company cut its full-year sales forecast.

  • Yum? China Probes Mutton Supplier in New Food Scare Monday, 6 May 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Chinese lamb stew hot pot

    Shanghai authorities are testing mislabeled mutton from a wholesaler that supplies a chain of hot pot restaurants run by U.S. fast food firm Yum Brands.

  • Business Opportunities in the Big Easy  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    Wendell Pierce, Sterling Farms co-owner; and Troy Henry, Henry Consulting, discuss how their full-service grocery service found fertile ground in an emerging market in New Orleans.

  • 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.