The Service Employees International Union plans to announce Thursday that it is launching a website in hopes of building a national network of fast-food franchisees who want stronger protections for their businesses. The push has the potential to create more unrest within the ranks for companies like McDonald's, which are already dealing with ongoing demonstrations calling for higher pay and a union for workers.
Food safety is a national concern with nearly 50 million Americans becoming ill from eating foods contaminated with Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus aureus as well as mold, yeast and viruses.
Nevada lawmakers are considering a ban on the sale and possession of powdered alcohol. Powdered alcohol is a beverage mix that can be blended with a liquid to create an alcoholic drink. It's banned in six states and heavily regulated in several others.
CEO John Lowe says in a statement that the product to be destroyed amounts to 15 tractor-trailer loads on more than 300 pallets. It will cost the Columbus, Ohio-based company more than $2.5 million.
Mondelez, the company behind Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies, said its profit in the first quarter nearly doubled as it raised prices for its products and cut costs. The company said it raised prices due to higher costs to make products.
A french fry supplier to the McDonald's restaurant chain in China has been issued Beijing's biggest-ever pollution fine for releasing dirty wastewater, state media reported.
Sliced apples and products containing them produced by Sun Rich Fresh Foods Ltd., of Brampton, Ont., are being recalled because of the possible presence of Listeria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall is based on its test results and there has been one illness linked to the slices.
Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains. They won't be competing in the upcoming Pure Water Brew Challenge, in which an Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water.
The grocer said this week that the company has learned that frozen vegetables in the salad could be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The company sold the salad from April 9 to April 27. Hy-Vee has pulled the salad from stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
In the latest signal that momentum is building behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, 373 organizations from 49 states and representing every link of America’s food chain sent a letter to members of Congress urging swift passage of the critical legislation.
Two weeks after Venezuela's agriculture minister announced that he would make the resumption of cacao exports a priority, piles of beans are still sitting in warehouses.
The eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano threatens to cause widespread and lasting economic damage, turning cattle pastures barren and choking fish with volcanic ash in one of the world's top salmon-producing countries.
The new facility is receiving $82 million in state tax credits to help pay for the company's move from nearby Secaucus.
One half of the duo that created Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is working to pass legislation in New York to require the labeling of foods with ingredients from genetically modified plants. Jerry Greenfield spoke out in favor of GMO labeling Tuesday at a rally at the Capitol.
Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said in a statement Tuesday that the Georgia Department of Public Health is working with schools and school districts to remove Blue Bell products from campuses.
The plant opened in 1998 and has about 200 employees. Kellogg released a statement saying the closure is part of its four-year efficiency effort.
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Del Monte reported a 27 percent drop in its first-quarter profit Tuesday as costs to produce bananas rose and bad weather created quality issues with its tomatoes and grapes.
One-quarter of global respondents say they are already ordering grocery products online for home delivery and more than half (55%) are willing to use it in the future, according to the new Nielsen Global E-commerce and the New Retail Survey released Wednesday.
Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations