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  • Not enough preservatives?! Velveeta recalled Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Velveeta, a processed cheese, is getting yanked off the shelves in 12 states for not having enough preservatives.

  • US confident new vaccine will help fight pig virus Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    US Agriculture Secretary is confident an approved vaccine would help fight a deadly virus that has killed millions of pigs.

  • Hillshire drops bid for Pinnacle after Tyson deal Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Tyson Food and Hillshire Brands food products

    Hillshire Brands said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.

  • Pig virus boosts bacon prices     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Pork prices continue to climb in part due to a deadly pig virus, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Bacon news: The pig show must go on!     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Despite a deadly pig virus, the World Pork Expo is underway in Iowa, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Meat brawl over Hillshire Brands heats up again Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    Packages of Sara Lee Corp. Hillshire Farm deli meat are displayed for sale in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Pilgrim's Pride is planning to raise its offer for Hillshire a week after it first offered to buy it in a $6.4 billion deal.

  • Deadly pig virus strikes again Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    The farm acknowledged a reemergence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, which has killed up to 7 million pigs since it was first identified.

  • May 27- Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second largest chicken producer, said it offered to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co in a $6.4 billion deal as it looks to add pork and beef products to its portfolio.

  • May 27- Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp said it offered to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co in a deal valued at $6.4 billion.

  • Pilgrim's Pride offers to buy Hillshire Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Packages of Sara Lee Corp. Hillshire Farm deli meat are displayed for sale in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Pilgrim's Pride is offering to acquire meat producer Hillshire Brands in a deal worth about $5.52 billion.

  • Gardein's taste for fake meat     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Gardein offers meatless, vegan, & vegetarian foods and recipes. Yves Potvin, Gardein founder & president, discusses the demand for meatless alternatives and the healthy choices Gardein offers.

  • *World's biggest chocolate maker says Indonesia must raise cocoa bean output. SINGAPORE, May 21- World No.3 cocoa bean producer Indonesia should push to more than double output to 1 million tonnes a year to meet Asia's growing appetite for chocolate and demand from local grinders, a senior official at Barry Callebaut said on Wednesday.

  • 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled for E. coli Monday, 19 May 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Ground beef in a meat department of a supermarket.

    At least 11 people are sick in four unnamed states with E. coli infections, Food Safety and Inspection Service officials said.

  • Texas delegation woos Sriracha plant Monday, 12 May 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce.

    As the makers of Sriracha battle to stay open in California, legislators from Texas are wooing them to move to the Lone Star State—USAT.

  • Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion Monday, 12 May 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    May 12- Packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co said it would acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc for about $6.6 billion, including debt, in a cash and stock deal.

  • Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.

  • May 7- When the steel industry goes to Washington, it usually talks about trade, tariffs and taxes. "One of the biggest obstacles has been the belief that canned food is not nutritious," said Rich Tavoletti, executive director of the Canned Food Alliance. "

  • Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.

  • ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra Foods' cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.

  • ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.