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

    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's taste for fake meat

    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
    Hillshire Brands CEO banking on bacon

    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.

  • A hungry world: Lots of food, in too few places Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

    An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.

  • Here's why the shelf life of Twinkies increased Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Although many consumers may be under the false impression that Twinkies last forever, they do in fact have a shelf life, and that's about to increase.