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Dean Foods Hurt By High Costs, Weather

July 17, 2012 9:54 am

Shares of Dean Foods Co. tumbled on Monday as an analyst lowered his rating for the country's largest dairy company partly because it is being hurt by rising feed costs and hot weather.


Coca-Cola Breaks Ground On Joplin Plant

July 17, 2012 9:52 am

The Coca-Cola Co. has broken ground on a new distribution facility in Joplin, more than a year after a deadly tornado delayed its original expansion plans.


Calif. Restaurants Get Around Foie Gras Ban

July 17, 2012 9:50 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL,Associated Press

California's new ban on the production and sale of foie gras took eight years to go into effect, but restaurants have wasted little time in finding creative ways to duck the law.


NYC Trans Fat Ban Made Fast Food Healthier

July 17, 2012 9:48 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD,AP Medical Writer

New York City now has hard evidence that its ban on trans fat in restaurant food made a meaningful dent in people's consumption of the artery clogger and wasn't just replaced with another bad fat.


Needles Found In Sandwiches On 4 Delta Flights

July 17, 2012 9:44 am | by JOSHUA FREED,AP Airlines Writer

Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from Amsterdam. One passenger was injured.


Photo Of The Day: Ducking The Foie Gras Ban

July 17, 2012 9:37 am

California’s ban on foie gras could be a boon for at least one San Francisco restaurant. The Presidio Social Club is on federal land, so it’s exempt from the restriction. And it’s flaunting the exemption, advertising its foie gras options.


Poultry Groups Respond To Organic Chicken Study

July 16, 2012 1:03 pm

In a letter to the editor of Men’s Journal, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council this week wrote to share viewpoints about the magazine’s reporting in its July 2012 edition about its preference for organic over conventionally raised chicken that alluded to a recent feather meal study and claims of nutritional superiority.


Assessment Clears Shop Towels of Toxicity Claims

July 16, 2012 12:58 pm

An initial health risk assessment of laundered reusable shop towels by the international environmental engineering firm ARCADIS indicates that using laundered reusable shop towels creates no health hazard.


Opening Of New S.D. Beef Plant Put On Hold

July 16, 2012 12:57 pm

The long-awaited opening of a $110 million beef processing plant in northeastern South Dakota has been delayed.


Farmers Eager To Hear Ill. Governor’s Drought Plan

July 16, 2012 12:54 pm | by JIM SUHR,Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to spell out whatever government relief may be available to drought-affected growers and ranchers, his office having said last week that "everything is on the table."


Listeria Found In Mexicali Cheese Products

July 16, 2012 12:52 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or consume any products from the Mexicali Cheese Corp. of Woodhaven, N.Y., after the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes was found in the company’s finished product.


Consumer Trends: Millennials Most Influential Adult Beverage Consumers

July 16, 2012 12:50 pm

Diverse, highly educated, open to new experiences and eager to explore, the Millennial demographic group is already having a significant impact on the adult beverage industry.


Farmers, Ranchers Unsure Of House Farm Bill

July 16, 2012 9:52 am | by KEN MILLER,Associated Press

Farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and Arkansas said they support some parts of the farm bill that the U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed, but all expressed a general uncertainty about the measure.


Asian Carp DNA Found In Year-Old Lake Eerie Samples

July 16, 2012 9:50 am | by JOHN FLESHER,AP Environmental Writer

Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday. It's the first time DNA from bighead and silver carp has turned up in Lake Erie, although three bighead were caught there between 1995 and 2000.


The History Of Lunch

July 16, 2012 9:48 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY,Associated Press

"Lunch Hour NYC" transports visitors back in time with sections and artifacts from the library's vast collection on street foods, home lunches, school lunches and the once popular Horn & Hardart Automats.

More Latinos Among Strawberry Growers

July 16, 2012 9:47 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA,Associated Press

Strawberries have given Latinos more ownership opportunities than any other major crop. Latinos now comprise two-thirds of strawberry growers in California, where 90 percent of the nation's strawberries are grown.


Pepsi Bottling Expanding In N.C.

July 16, 2012 9:44 am

Pepsi Bottling Ventures says it will invest more than $81 million over seven years in its new, larger plant in Winston-Salem.


Photo Of The Day: A 10-Cent Lunch

July 16, 2012 9:41 am

Visitors put together 10-cent lunches as part of an exhibit called "Lunch Hour NYC" at the New York Public Library in New York.


San Fran Considering Ways To Curb Plastic Bottles

July 13, 2012 12:48 pm | by FENIT NIRAPPIL,Associated Press

San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.


Trouble Brewing For Green Mountain

July 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters tumbled to three-year lows Friday with the loss of patent protection looming for its single-serving coffee packaging.



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