The Missouri House endorsed legislation Tuesday that would make it a crime for undercover activists to produce videos portraying poor conditions at livestock farms or other agricultural facilities.
A federal court on Tuesday ordered an Iowa warehouse operator to pay Hormel Foods Corp. more than $4 million to cover losses to its products caused by flooding in 2008, one day after a jury ruled in favor of the food processing company.
Consumers are interested in healthy eating more than ever, and Mintel's research reveals that approximately half (52%) of American adults are currently "watching" their diet. And while 60% report dieting because they want to lose weight, some 15% of dieters claim to be doing so at least in part because of concerns about "salt intake."
Ocean Spray broke ground Tuesday on a new $110 million juice bottling plant outside Allentown, which will replace its aging plant in Bordentown, N.J. Officials from Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. and Pennsylvania's economic development agency participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the 315,000-square-foot plant in Upper Macungie Township.
French dairy company Danone says its revenue grew 7.6 percent in the first quarter of the year, driven by strong sales in Asia.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the National Labor Relations Board from making millions of businesses put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.
Widespread mislabeling of fish in the Los Angeles area may mean sushi lovers aren't biting into a piece of snapper when they order it at restaurants, according to a report released Monday by an environmental advocacy group.
Nestle Prepared Foods Co. is voluntarily recalling some of its Stouffer's brand lasagna because of an allergy risk. The company launched the recall after two customers reported finding stuffed peppers in lasagna product packaging. The recipe for the peppers includes Worcestershire sauce, which has anchovies in it. People with an allergy to fish could get sick if they eat it.
Blue Diamond Growers, a cooperative owned by more than half of California’s almond growers, officially launched Phase 1 of its new manufacturing plant in Turlock at an onsite groundbreaking ceremony. The 88-acre property is located at N. Washington and Fulkerth Roads.
The emergence of women as both beer-lovers and brewers happened as the craft beer scene grew overall by leaps and bounds, and that's no coincidence, says Lisa Morrison, Oregon-based writer, blogger and author of "Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest."
McDonald's Corp. said Monday that Tim Fenton will take over as chief operating officer of the world's largest restaurant chain this summer.
Mexico wanted a traditional early release from reservoirs so spring planting wouldn't be delayed. Texas farmers, fearing a historic drought could tighten its grip again this summer, wanted to delay the release for a couple of months to ensure enough water was left to help crops survive the hottest, driest part of the year.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday that he's settled the state's 2007 lawsuit against the firms that built a financially disastrous beef plant in the Yalobusha County town of Oakland.
The former chief executive of Scottsdale-based NutraCea has been criminal charged with orchestrating a scheme meant to inflate the firm's stock price and defraud investors, auditors and regulators.
For many moms, a key ingredient on the new school lunch menus is choice. Four out of five moms (79%) believe kids need healthy choices at school including chocolate milk, according to a recent survey,while three in four (77%) say they think their children should be able to choose which beverage to drink at school.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. said Monday it agreed to a multiyear partnership with PepsiCo Inc. to sell its beverages effective immediately.
Meat consumption in the developed world needs to be cut by 50 percent per person by 2050, and emissions in all sectors – industrial and agricultural – need to be reduced by 50 percent if we are to meet the most aggressive strategy, set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to reduce the most potent of greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide (N2O).
Although growth came from all regions, the increases were far greater in emerging markets such as China, India and Russia. Overall, international volumes grew 6 percent, compared with 2 percent in North America. Expansion overseas has become an increasing focus for the company as sales have slowed in the U.S.
According to USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator Alfred Almanza, there has been a lot of misinformation in the media about a proposal by USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to modernize inspection at poultry slaughter plants.