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  • Plan to Pay More for Your Fourth of July Barbecue Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Some of the favorite foods for your Fourth of July barbecue—burgers, steaks, chicken and fresh fruit—will cost you more than last year. Blame last summer’s drought.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Frozen Meals in France Draw Flak From Unions Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:25 PM ET

    French restaurants are increasingly serving diners frozen meals or ready-to-eat plastic sealed meals, attracted by its economic advantage. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Sweet Comeback: Twinkies Return to Shelves in July Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Hostess Twinkies

    Hostess plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15.

  • Move Over Peanut Butter! Hummus Is Spreading Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Hummus sales are booming, and Sabra is on a quest to convince Americans to eat even more. Is it the next peanut butter?

  • Whole Foods Changes English-Only Store Policy Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:03 PM ET

    Faced with a boycott, Whole Foods has revised its English-only language policy for employees, after two of its workers in New Mexico were reportedly suspended for speaking Spanish.

  • $100 for a Cronut? Chef to Crack Down on Scalpers Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 4:15 PM ET
    The Cronut.

    A new delivery service is cashing in on the latest food craze by bringing the trendy Cronut to people's doors, NBCNews.com reports.

  • T-Rex Burger Now Extinct From Canadian Wendy's Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    A Wendy's restaurant in Brandon, Manitoba, was told by the chain's headquarters to stop selling the T-Rex burger, a nine-patty monster that was served up for nearly a decade.

  • Bon Appetit! Start-Ups for Time-Pressed Chefs Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    As online grocery shopping gains traction, several new start-ups are betting that consumers will be willing to shell out for dinner kits delivered straight to their doors.

  • 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.

  • Hold the Pickles: Woman Says Razor in Her Burger Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:59 PM ET

    A California woman said she found a razor blade between the meat and cheese in her cheeseburger. Burger King said this appears to be an isolated incident.

  • Summer Fair Food: Sloppy Joe on a Doughnut Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    As fair season kicks into high gear, doughnut burgers and sandwiches are hot. The latest is the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, which made its debut at the San Diego County Fair.

  • Something Borrowed, Something Brew: Wedding Beer Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale

    More marrying couples are also choosing to say "I Brew," carefully choosing the beer offered at their wedding reception and in many cases brewing it themselves.

  • Maxim's China Footprint  Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    Michael Wu, Chairman & MD of Maxim's Group says he's not worried about a slowdown in China and sees huge demand for Maxim's food products. He expects huge opportunities especially with new malls coming up every year.

  • National Doughnut Day: Freebies and Big Business Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    Workers at doughnut shops are gearing up for giveaways Friday, while their parent companies are rolling out big expansion plans.

  • McDonald's Puts Breakfast on 'After Midnight' Menu Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 3:21 PM ET
    Nutritional information is printed on the wrapper of a McDonald's Egg McMuffin in San Rafael, California

    McDonald's wants its customers to eat more—day or night, home or abroad. If you're a night owl, you can now get pancakes or hash browns to go with your Big Mac.

  • 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.