Azodicarbonamide, a bleaching agent used to make plastic products, is in hundreds of foods, a health advocacy group says.» Read More
A shipment the Russian government refused to allow Chobani to send to American athletes in Sochi will be donated to food banks. NYT reports.
Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
DUBAI, Feb 6- Iran's parliament has approved politically sensitive plans to slash subsidies on fuel and food, but delayed implementation for several months while authorities try to soften the blow to consumers by handing out food packages.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
LONDON, Jan 22- Nestle, the world's biggest packaged food company, said on Wednesday it was teaming up with the government of Singapore to research food science and technology. The three-year agreement, whose financial terms were undisclosed, provides the framework for collaboration between Nestle and Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research.
The USDA shut down Foster Farms poultry plant in Calif. due to cockroach infestations. The plant was previously closed due to salmonella outbreaks.
This manipulative practice allowed the company to report higher net income and beat analysts' expectations for fiscal quarters in 2010 and 2011, the SEC said.
Jan 9- San Francisco- based snack food company Diamond Foods Inc will pay $5 million to settle civil charges that the company and two former top executives misled investors by lying about walnut costs to boost earnings, U.S. regulators said Thursday.
Dec 30- Packaged foods company Mondelez International Inc has sold its SnackWell's cookies and snacks business to its joint venture with Brynwood Partners VI LP, the private equity firm said on Monday.
Dec 27- Private equity firm Brynwood Partners said it will sell its stake in DeMet's Candy Company, the U.S. maker of Flipz chocolate pretzels and Turtles covered nut clusters, to Turkey's Yildiz Holdings for $221 million.
A recent outbreak of food poisoning has led to calls for tougher inspection measures even as the government begins reforming food safety rules.
Dec 9- Dairy products producer WhiteWave Foods Co said it would buy organic food brand Earthbound Farm from investors including private equity firm Kainos Capital for about $600 million to expand its offerings of organic products. Earthbound Farm produces packaged salads and organic fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as dried fruits and snacks.
Sales of Hormel's signature meat-in-a-can Spam rose around the globe, said CEO Jeffrey Ettinger. And a new teriyaki SPAM was just rolled out in Hawaii, he added.
A bacterial strain of E. coli linked to a California catering company has forced a recall of more than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwiches.
*Net profit falls to 229 mln Sfr, beats poll. ZURICH, Nov 7- Barry Callebaut, the world's No. 1 chocolate and cocoa maker, beat analysts' forecasts on Thursday as big food groups, such as Nestle and Mondelez, outsource more chocolate making and as confectionery sales rise worldwide.
-Hershey Co reported higher quarterly earnings on Thursday because of strong candy sales across the United States. The chocolate company said net income was $233.0 million, or $1.03 per share, compared with $176.3 million, or 77 cents per share, a year earlier. Its sales rose 6.1 percent to $1.85 billion, from $1.75 billion in the third quarter of 2012..
TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said on Monday it may sell its controlling stake in Canada Bread Company as it determines whether to exit the bakery business and focus on meat products.
Oct 21- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods said it is looking to sell its interest in Canada Bread Co as it explores options for its bakery business.
Oct 4- Hershey Co, North America's biggest chocolate maker, said it would invest $250 million to build a manufacturing plant in Malaysia, its biggest investment in Asia.
Sean Connolly, Hillshire Brands CEO, discusses how commodity prices are impacting the company's growth prospects, competing for consumers and why M&A is part of their game plan.