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America's Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals, CDC Says

August 27, 2015 5:04 pm | by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published Thursday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

McDonald's, Tyson Cut Ties With Farmer Tied to Abuse Video

August 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Associated Press

McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm.


Report: California Farmers Post Record Revenue Despite Drought

August 27, 2015 12:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A report from a California think tank says that the state's farmers received record revenues for their crops in recent years despite a historic drought.


Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 12:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said that it remains confident in its long-term prospects after rival Monsanto abandoned months-long takeover efforts on Wednesday.


Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Sold in 11 States

August 27, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory.


Coffee Pods, Pet Food Boost Smucker's 1Q Results

August 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Associated Press

J.M. Smucker Co. posted strong fiscal first-quarter results Thursday, thanks to its new Dunkin' Donuts coffee pods and its recently-acquired pet food business.


Farm Profits to Fall for Second Consecutive Year

August 27, 2015 9:15 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Net farm income is expected to decline 36 percent to $58.3 billion, the USDA said in a report released Tuesday. That's down from last year's $91.1 billion and the lowest in nine years.


Federal Appeals Court: Tyson Foods Doesn't Underpay Workers

August 27, 2015 9:00 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press

Tyson Foods doesn't have to pay workers at two of its Nebraska plants for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear and preparing for work, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.


U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Bottled water is expected overtake soda in the U.S. market for the first time in 2017, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.


Cascadian Farm Frozen Green Beans Recalled Due to Listeria

August 27, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press

General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria. The Minneapolis-based food company said no illnesses have been reported.


Group Sues Over Bottling Plant in Parched California

August 27, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a bottling plant near Mount Shasta in parched Northern California.


Food Groups: White House Budget Shouldn't Include Fee Increases

August 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

More than 60 groups asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to keep food industry registration and inspection fees out of its next annual budget request.


Bulk Bag Filler

August 27, 2015 7:25 am | by Food Manufacturing

Company's bulk bag fillers are designed to fill any size bulk bag with high accuracy, while offering years of trouble-free maintenance.


Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid for Swiss Rival Syngenta

August 26, 2015 1:30 pm | by Associated Press

A combination with Basel-based Syngenta would have made Monsanto the world's largest producer of farming chemicals, on top of its market-leading seed business. But the Swiss company rejected a series of unsolicited offers from the American company.

In the News: Just Mayo Maker Warned by FDA That Mayonnaise Needs Eggs

August 26, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out more about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.


Trump Vows Never to Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move to Mexico

August 26, 2015 1:15 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.


Kraft Heinz Recalls More Than 2M Pounds of Turkey Bacon

August 26, 2015 1:05 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that may be unsafe because they could possibly spoil before the "Best When Used By" date.


Burger King to McDonald's: Let's Make a McWhopper

August 26, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

In full-page newspaper ads Wednesday, Burger King says it's calling for a truce with McDonald's so that they can create a mashup of their most famous burgers — the Big Mac and the Whopper. Burger King says it wants to serve the concoction for a single day at a popup location in Atlanta, a midway point between the headquarters of the two chains.


Jack Daniel's Producer Posts Higher First-Quarter Profit

August 26, 2015 12:55 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Brown-Forman Corp., the producer of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income rose 4 percent, driven by sales growth across much of its spirits lineup to overcome a negative impact from foreign exchange.


Photos of the Day: 70th Annual Tomato Battle Leaves Spanish Town Red

August 26, 2015 12:45 pm | by ALBERTO SAIZ, Associated Press

More than 20,000 people have pelted each other in the street with tomatoes in this year's "Tomatina" as the Spanish event celebrates its 70th birthday. At the annual fiesta in the eastern town of Bunol on Wednesday, 175 tons of ripe tomatoes were offloaded from seven trucks into the crowd packing the streets for an hour-long battle.


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