Jamie Clover Adams notes that ensuring food safety remains at the core of the department's mission. With more funding for the coming budget year approved by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder, she said, the department is stepping up those efforts.
High unemployment isn't going away — not as long as the economy grows as slowly as it did in the April-June quarter.
The House, under pressure to extend relief to drought-hit farmers and ranchers before Congress begins its summer recess, is expected to take up legislation this week to revive several expired disaster assistance programs.
Whole Foods and Trader Joe's have recalled products containing onions from a Southern California grower and food processing firm that has voluntarily recalled packaged onions and celery because they may be contaminated with Listeria.
While fast-food chain Chick-fil-A set off a furor opposing same-sex unions this month, other companies — including big names like General Mills and Nabisco — are brushing off fears that support for gay marriage could hurt their bottom line.
A report showed the drought's intensity is rapidly increasing, with 20 percent of the nation now in the two worst stages of drought.
French food and drink company Danone reported Friday that its revenue grew 7.7 percent in the first half of the year, as it continues to expand in Asia to offset stagnant growth in its core market of Europe.
Starbucks managed to sell pricey lattes and wrangle its way out of the Great Recession stronger than ever. Now the coffee chain is again being pressured by a slowing global economy.
The drought covering two-thirds of the continental U.S. had been considered relatively shallow, the product of months without rain, rather than years. But Thursday's report showed its intensity is rapidly increasing, with 20 percent of the nation now in the two worst stages of drought — up 7 percent from last week.
Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after touching off a furor earlier this month.
A fire has gutted a bakery that pleased New Orleans' tastes for generations with its locally iconic line of fried snack pies.
Look for a blurring of the lines between fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, with operators in each sub-segment tweaking their concepts with new unit designs and convenient service formats in order to remain competitive.
A subsidiary of Warren Buffett's company is buying a national restaurant food distributor.
Japan asked Germany to arrest Paul Watson, the founder of environmental group Sea Shepherd, days before he skipped bail and apparently fled the country.
As counties across the Golden State begin releasing annual reports on crop revenues, they show prices earned for many commodities are setting records, and not just by a little.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. said Thursday that higher prices for its portfolio of sodas, teas and juices helped lift its second-quarter net income by 3 percent.
A new hard red winter wheat variety that was more than a decade in the making has the potential to be a top performer in drier areas of the state, South Dakota State University officials say. That could translate into millions of dollars for farmers.
The Organic Center recently released the first two of six reports, which examine the nutritional superiority of organic grains compared to "natural" and conventional varieties.
Family-owned and Ohio-based White Castle plans to build a new frozen food facility creating 100 permanent jobs in Vandalia.