The supermarket chain says its "responsibly grown" labeling system for produce will prohibit the use of several common pesticides. The rankings will also take into account factors such as water and energy use.
The U.S. will show itself off as "Food Truck Nation" in Milan, Italy by bringing six authentic food trucks to the Expo as part of its participation in the event opening in May for six months. The Expo theme is food and nutrition.
The Denver-based burrito giant endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests.
In an effort to combat the obesity epidemic in the U.S., the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established the requirement for restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus boards.
As San Francisco and Berkeley citizens prepare to vote on a soda tax, two Cornell experts weigh in on the debate.
California Olive and Vine, LLC of Sutter, California is taking precautionary measures and recalling Pumpkin Seed Pesto because of its irregular lab results. The pesto may be contaminated with a botulism toxin that can lead to serious illness or death.
The majority of women in the U.S. are of legal drinking age — and they're increasingly engaged, experimental and educated consumers of spirits, wine and beer. Young and ethnic women, in particular, will shape the future of the adult beverage industry, according to Technomic.
Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, fresh grapes, grape-seed extract and oil, vinegar and wine.
The USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant will give Maine $602,679 to invest in ten specialty crop initiatives. The initiatives will help strengthen food products such as potatoes, wild blueberries and maple syrup.
The plant joins Sakuma Bros. Farms as the only Skagit County-based crop processors and will help salvage valuable rotation crops of cucumbers and cabbage. The facility currently produces pickle chips, spears, whole pickles, sauerkraut and pickled cauliflower.
Real Foods of Seattle, Washington is recalling 96 units of its Mexican Cheddar Dip product due to an undeclared allergen. The product was distributed and sold throughout the state.
SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products which are currently in the market because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Leading food ingredient company, Chr. Hansen, Natural Colors Division, commissioned the "Thought for Food" survey to learn what U.S. moms look for in food labels and gauge their perceptions of natural ingredients.
Salt reduction has been one of the most prevalent topics in the food industry for many years, with a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health regarding salt intake as one of the major health issues of today's population.
One example of how the health care crisis more than 5,000 miles away could affect food production in the United States is the potential impact on the production and distribution of cocoa beans used in making chocolate.
With ballots going out to Oregon voters this week, the two opposing camps combined have reported contributions of more than $12 million and expenditures of more than $11 million. Labeling opponents have reported cash and in-kind contributions of $7.3 million thus far.
Entrants in the prettiest pumpkin category were lifted into the air for the crowd at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. A 2,058 lb. pumpkin grown by John Hawkley took first place and set a new North American record.
When the recession took hold six years ago and consumers stopped eating high on the hog, the giant meatpacker Hormel Foods began ratcheting up production to meet a surge in demand for Spam, its low-cost processed pork product in the familiar blue tins.
CannaBadge has introduced an all-natural frosting label that goes directly on a cannabis infused product, such as cakes, cookies, brownies and cupcakes.
Mars Chocolate, known for its Snickers bars, M&M's candies and Twix candy bars, is celebrating 50 years at its Albany, Georgia-based facility. Today, the facility employs approximately 175 associates who roast high-quality peanuts for a variety of Mars' iconic brands.