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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Chobani will donate yogurt intended for Olympians Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Chobani Inc. greek yogurt at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    A shipment the Russian government refused to allow Chobani to send to American athletes in Sochi will be donated to food banks. NYT reports.

  • How the farm bill will impact what's for dinner Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.

  • Swine virus could shrink pork supply: Tyson Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.

  • Calif. chicken plant shut down due to cockroaches Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Foster Farms chicken is seen for sale in a grocery store in Los Angeles.

    The USDA shut down Foster Farms poultry plant in Calif. due to cockroach infestations. The plant was previously closed due to salmonella outbreaks.

  • Eat, drink and be merry—but is the food safe? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    A recent outbreak of food poisoning has led to calls for tougher inspection measures even as the government begins reforming food safety rules.

  • Would you believe teriyaki Spam? Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Stock photograph of a chicken wrap sandwich.

    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.

  • Hillshire Brands CEO banking on bacon  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Food stocks at record highs, can still go up: Pros Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Although shares of many packaged food companies are hitting all-time highs, there is still room at the table for new investors to join the food stock feast.

  • Cupcake rip-off! Mixes shrink while prices don't Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Consumer packaged-goods makers have gotten creative with how they pass on rising costs and maintain bottom lines. Prices stay the same, but it contains less product.