Restaurant owners say eating dog meat is traditional during the summer, while animal rights activists say the festival has no cultural value and was merely invented to drum up business. As many as 10,000 dogs, many of them stolen pets, are slaughtered for the festival.
Whataburger has resumed serving its overnight full breakfast menu after resolving egg shortages linked to the Midwest bird flu crisis. Whataburger began limiting its breakfast-serving hours on June 1 to 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends.
Washington State University scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning "beige" fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.
Selling fresh fish to the highest bidders based on market value and quality, the United Fishing Agency holds this large fish auction every year. Most of the buyers are wholesalers, but there are some local restaurants and markets who purchase the fish, too.
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The Severn, Maryland operations would be shifted to other US Foods plants; the company employs about 25,000 people throughout the country. US Foods previously announced plans to close a facility in Florida and cut more than 200 jobs.
For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling ritually approved halal meat, it's a time to pay close attention to ensure the food the observant are eating is exactly that.
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The U.S. Agriculture Department this week announced that it will expand a federal loan guarantee program to manufacturers of plant-based plastics, fibers and other materials.
The chocolate and candy maker — whose brands include Reese's, Twizzlers and its namesake — said that it will face an estimated $100 million to $120 million in pretax charges related to the job cuts. It anticipates $65 million to $75 million in savings, mostly in 2016, and plans to reinvest part of the funds back into the business.
Warren Buffett's company has invested another $462,000 in ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co. before Heinz' planned acquisition of Kraft Foods.
Activist investor firm Jana Partners said Thursday it took a 7.2 percent stake in packaged-foods maker ConAgra and said it may start a proxy battle by nominating three candidates to the company's board of directors.
It's about freedom, not the fries. So says new Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who announced that the state is repealing a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public schools.
In only a few short years, digital amenities like online ordering and mobile payment have gone from futuristic novelties to modern necessities for restaurant consumers, and new research confirms that people expect more from a brand's technology offerings than ever before.
The U.S. distributor of Corona and other prominent Mexican beer brands is investing $2 billion in its brewery near the Texas border as a deadline looms for the company to produce all of its own beer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance to help food manufacturers provide adequate data to support exemptions from the labeling requirements for ingredients derived from major food allergens.
Approximately 1 in 6 Americans will get sick this year from eating contaminated foods, according to the CDC. These food outbreaks, like Listeria and Salmonella, can produce a domino effect on business, communities and the U.S. economy.
The industry group suing to block Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms says the law could cost the nation's grocers fines of up to $10 million a day.
Maine lobstermen and retailers say the summer staple is selling in the $6 or $8 per pound range to consumers. That is an average increase of about $1 to $2 over last year. Lobstermen are also getting about a dollar more per pound for lobster at the dock.
The Competition Bureau has given its OK to the proposed merger of H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group.