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General Mills Canada's Cheerios And Honey Nut Cheerios Not Included In US Recall

October 8, 2015 8:09 am | by General Mills Canada

General Mills Canada confirmed this week that the Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals it sells in Canada are not included in the recall announced recently by General Mills in the United States.


Lawmakers Question Effectiveness of Dietary Guidelines

October 7, 2015 2:30 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.


Coffee Combo: Peet's Buying Stumptown Coffee Roasters

October 7, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press

Peet's Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into the mainstream.


Maple Leaf Foods Announces New Food Safety Commitment at Annual Symposium

October 7, 2015 1:55 pm | by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Company to require all suppliers to become certified to GFSI-recognized standards.


Meat Institute Applauds HHS and USDA Move to Focus Dietary Guidelines on Nutrition

October 7, 2015 1:45 pm | by North American Meat Institute

North American Meat Institute President and CEO Barry Carpenter expressed appreciation Tuesday at the announcement by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans “will remain within the scope of our mandate in the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act (NNMRRA), which is to provide “nutritional and dietary information and guidelines."


UL Consumer Products Approved by Non-GMO Project as Third-Party Provider

October 7, 2015 1:15 pm | by UL

UL, a leading global safety science organization, has received approval from the Non-GMO Project to perform the Polymerase Chain Reaction testing as set forth in the Non-GMO Project Standard. 


Renewed AB InBev Bid for SABMiller Ups Stake in Beer Battle

October 7, 2015 10:10 am | by RAF CASERT and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller — in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter — should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.


Yum's Stock Plunges After KFC Parent's Slow China Recovery

October 7, 2015 9:55 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Yum Brand plunged in late trading Tuesday after the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell cut its profit outlook for the year, citing a slower-than-expected comeback for its key China division.


Wal-Mart Expands Protein Bars to Main Grocery Aisles

October 7, 2015 9:30 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Wal-Mart is expanding its offering of protein bars like Special K and Clif beyond the health food areas to the main grocery aisles of some of its stores, starting in January.


Kansas Cropland Values Down This Year Amid Low Grain Prices

October 7, 2015 9:10 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Low grain prices are driving down Kansas cropland values this year, while high prices for cattle are pushing up the value of pastures.


City to Eateries: Use Paper Plates in California Drought

October 7, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

A California city has ordered restaurants to cut back on dishwashing by using disposable plates, cutlery and cups as a way to save water during the fourth year of drought in the state.

Sugar Buns Being Recalled Over Milk Powder

October 7, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press

A Brooklyn bakery is recalling about 100 sugar buns after realizing the baked treats contained milk.


Bulk Bag Conditioning System

October 7, 2015 7:45 am | by Food Manufacturing

Conditioning and emptying bulk bags with agglomerated material can be dangerous if the proper equipment is not utilized. Unit addresses concerns related to the commonly practiced "forklift conditioning method" such as bag breakage, plant structural damage, forklift damage, or injury to plant personnel.

Obama Begins Selling Trade Agreement to Congress, Public

October 6, 2015 4:23 pm | by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Obama met with business and agricultural leaders at the Department of Agriculture. The site of the meeting reflects the urgency that farm groups have attached to the deal to remove tariffs and other trade barriers that would increase exports ranging from meat and poultry to grains and cotton.


Report: SABMiller Rejects AB InBev Takeover Offer

October 6, 2015 2:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A proposed merger between the world's two leading beer companies appears to be dead — for the time being.


Pumpkins Available for Halloween but Maybe Not Thanksgiving

October 6, 2015 1:58 pm | by Associated Press

There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.


PepsiCo Boosted by Smaller Chip Bags, Non-Soda Drinks

October 6, 2015 1:50 pm | by Associated Press

PepsiCo Inc. said Tuesday that snack volume in North America rose by 0.5 percent for the third quarter, while pricing pushed up sales for the division by 2 percent. The maker of Frito-Lay chips has been increasing options on sizes, offering Lay's potato chips in a bag that is two ounces smaller than the traditional 10-ounce bag.


Maryland Cheese Plant Set to Reopen

October 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Associated Press

The Herald-Mail reports that Hagerstown-based Lanco Dairy Farms has taken over the plant outside Hancock and will reopen it. The plant closed in June 2014.


New 'Natural' Definition Will Go Beyond Organic Standards

October 6, 2015 1:15 pm | by Organic and Natural Health Association

Organic & Natural Health Association has released results of a consumer research study conducted as a first step in their initiative to set the standard for the term “natural.” The online research study was conducted by Natural Marketing Institute and found that 1 in 3 consumers do not make a quality distinction between the terms “natural” and “organic” and/or government regulation for products with such labels.

General Mills Recalling 1.8M Cheerios Boxes on Allergy Risk

October 6, 2015 10:00 am | by Associated Press

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.



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