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  • Jan 22- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one person had died and 12 were hospitalized due to a strain of listeria linked to packaged salads produced by Dole Food Co Inc in its facility in Springfield, Ohio. The company notified the CDC on Thursday that it had stopped all production at the processing facility and was withdrawing all packaged...

  • CDC- MULTISTATE OUTBREAK OF LISTERIOSIS LINKED TO PACKAGED SALADS PRODUCED AT SPRINGFIELD, OHIO DOLE PROCESSING FACILITY.

  • New strain of bird flu spreads across Indiana farms Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 8:31 AM ET
    New strain of bird flu spreads across Indiana farms

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on another outbreak of avian influenza prompting the culling of 250,000 turkeys.

  • Singha Asia on Friday signed a $1.1 billion strategic deal with Vietnam's Masan Group to buy stakes in two of the consumer goods firm's units.

  • Are Britons bored of Christmas turkey? Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Turkey is a firm favorite at Christmas, but game meat is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in Britain, according to a new report from Mintel.

  • Nestle to switch to cage-free eggs in U.S. by 2020 Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 22- Nestle SA said on Tuesday it will stop using eggs laid by caged hens in its U.S. products by 2020, making it the largest packaged food company to go cage-free amid pressure from consumers and animal-rights groups. The decision comes at a time when the food industry is under pressure from groups including the Humane Society of the United States,...

  • Does Yum Brands' China spin-off plan make sense? Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 5:21 PM ET
    Does Yum Brands' China spin-off plan make sense?

    Alexia Howard, senior food research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, explains why investors are keen for Yum to split its fast-growing businesses from the more challenging units.

  • A vegetarian diet may be making you loopy: Report Saturday, 5 Dec 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Sweetgreen’s Guacamole Greens salad, left, and custom salad made with sustainable farm-raised Verlasso salmon from Chile.

    Women's Health reports that indulging meatless diets, while having undeniable health virtues, also come with key risks.

  • Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Foods ditch merger

    The two abandon plans to combine after the Department of Justice voiced antitrust concerns.

  • Dec 3- Sandell Asset Management Corp urged Bob Evans Farms Inc to sell its packaged foods business, which the activist investor said could fetch more than $950 million. Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc has expressed interest in the packaged foods business, Sandell said in a letter sent to the Bob Evans board. Post Holdings also has the ability to structure a deal...

  • Dec 3- Sandell Asset Management Corp urged Bob Evans Farms Inc to sell its packaged foods business, which the activist investor said could fetch more than $950 million.

  • What grocery shopping could look like in 2017 Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    The new code will appear on products like shampoos, detergents, crackers and sodas by the end of 2017, reports The New York Times.

  • Dec 1- Mondelez International Inc, the owner of the Cadbury chocolate brand, has hired bankers to explore the sale of a number of confectionery products including Terry's Chocolate Orange and Terry's All Gold, Sky News reported. The portfolio for sale includes products and assets in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and the Netherlands, Sky News reported, citing...

  • Hormel authorizes 2-for-1 stock split Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Hormel authorizes 2-for-1 stock split

    The packaged foods company decides to implement a 2-for-1 stock split.

  • Hormel Foods announces 2-for-1 stock split Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 7:11 AM ET
    Cans of Spam, by Hormel, are displayed on a shelf at Cal Mart grocery store in San Francisco.

    Spam's parent company announces a 2-for-1 stock split.

  • Nov 24- General Mills Inc will use only cage-free eggs in its U.S. operations by 2025, it said on Tuesday, marking the first time the packaged food company has given a timeline for the switch. The move comes at a time when the food industry is under pressure from groups including the Humane Society of the United States, Mercy for Animals and World Animal Protection,...

  • *Boulder Brands shares up 8.5 pct. Nov 24- Pinnacle Foods Inc said it would buy Boulder Brands Inc, the maker of Udi's gluten-free products and Earth Balance vegan packaged foods, for about $710 million to expand its health and wellness offerings. Boulder Brands' shares rose 8.5 percent to $10.93 in morning trading on Tuesday, just below the offer price of $11.

  • Hershey to offer healthier Kisses this holiday season Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Nov 12- Chocolate maker Hershey Co said it would launch Hershey's Kisses and milk chocolate bars made with no artificial flavors for the holiday season, as it looks to cater to a growing demand for less-processed food. Neil Saunders, chief executive of retail research firm Conlumino, said this was a good move ahead of the holiday season as people tend to buy better...

  • Singles' Day, meet US meat providers Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Singles' Day, meet US meat providers

    The sale of meat on platforms such as Tmall is proving popular with Chinese consumers, says Joel Haggard, senior VP for Asia Pacific at U.S. Meat Export Federation.

  • Hershey sees squeeze from growing U.S. income gap Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 28- Chocolate maker Hershey Co, long a staple of middle-class U.S. households, is getting squeezed as consumers either pay up for fancier sweets or seek more savings. Hershey executives said the company is grappling with a growing gap between low and high-income households in the United States, which has changed buying patterns for many consumer...