Scientists have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel, and chemical analysis shows this is where they kept the good stuff. Samples from the ceramic jars suggest they held a luxurious beverage reserved for banquets.
While turkey remains the most popular Thanksgiving entrée, a new survey found that a few surprising dishes will round out menus this year. Specifically, lasagna will be served as a main course in 12 percent of households, while 10 percent will also serve a vegetarian entrée.
The wine world's best-known party is beginning — the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau each November. That's a curse and a blessing for the famed French region and its lesser-known yet finer wines. This vintage is everything a fine wine is not.
It's the last day to submit comments to the Food and Drug Administration on food safety rules for farmers. Earlier this year, farmers attended FDA sessions on the rules, which would require them to take several new precautions against contamination.
Oregon workplace safety officials have cited a Springfield meat company for safety violations after a machine fractured an employee's fingers. The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health said on Thursday it fined Bright Oaks Meat Inc. $7,850.
Cattle and hog producers already struggling because of meat labelling rules in the United States are bracing for the prospect of more financial pain. The latest version of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) policy is to come into effect Saturday.
Millsboro residents voiced opposition Thursday to a plan supported by Gov. Jack Markell and state economic development officials to convert a former pickle plant in Sussex County into a poultry processing plant. Pollution is a major concern for residents.
Tennessee health officials said that a strain of E. coli that sickened nine children has been matched to animal waste collected at a dairy farm that sells raw milk. Five of the nine children were hospitalized and three developed a severe kidney problem.
A restaurant barmaid serves Beaujolais Nouveau wine in northern France, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The wine world’s best-known party is beginning, the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every November. That’s both a curse and a blessing for the region.
A new study indicates that regular nut eaters are less likely to die of cancer or heart disease. In fact, consuming nuts makes individuals less likely to die of any cause. A bonus: Nut eaters also stay slimmer. The study suggests that eating nuts can actually help you lose weight.
A state environmental advisory panel is holding a public workshop to address concerns about the proposed redevelopment of a former pickle plant in Sussex County, Del., into a poultry processing plant. The workshop involves environmental issues.
Yum Brands says its president is leaving as part of a reorganization that will bring together U.S. and international divisions for each of its three chains — KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Rick Carucci, who has been with the company since 1984, plans to retire in March.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. shares surged after the company reported a better-than-expected quarter, announced a $1 billion share repurchase program and initiated a regular dividend. The company makes single-serve brewing machines that have gained popularity in recent years.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study. Nuts have long been called heart-healthy.
About three years ago, the CDC picked its battles, and now it's issuing its own report card on reaching these goals. This year's report card notes that there was no improvement in food safety. However, the agency doesn't deserve all the blame, as the FDA and USDA also play key roles in this area.
Mangos are known for their superfruit status and strong nutritional profile — bursting with antioxidants and over 20 different vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, fiber, vitamin B6 and copper. But recent studies indicate that there's more to mangos than just vitamins and minerals.
Wholesale food prices increased last month, primarily because of higher beef and veal costs. Wholesale prices for baked goods like bread rose 4 percent, the biggest month-over-month increase on records dating back to 1980. Overall prices were down.
A food-processing company says it has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana. Sugar Creek Packing Co. officials say the delay comes because of changes in construction plans for a sewage treatment plant near Cambridge City.
Post Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss as it was weighed down by charges tied to a plant closure, but recent acquisitions helped lift the cereal maker's sales. The company was hurt by $4.8 million in depreciation charges.
An animal rights group said Wednesday it videotaped workers at an Oklahoma farm abusing hogs raised for Tyson Foods, and the meat company said it would immediately end its contract with the supplier. On the tape, a worker throws a bowling ball at a pig.