The 2012 American Frozen Food Institute Convention featured a presentation on just-completed survey data highlighting current consumer preferences, trends, opinions and policymaker views of key food issues.
The bananas, pineapples and bagged salads supplier said late Tuesday that its loss in the October-December quarter narrowed from the same period in 2010. When excluding special items such as the cost of laying off employees as part of its headquarters move to Cincinnati from Charlotte, N.C., Chiquita said it lost 12 cents per share.
President Barack Obama is proposing to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent and wants an even lower effective rate for manufacturers, a senior administration official says, as the White House lays down an election-year marker in the debate over tax policy.
Sam Kass has a to-die-for job as personal chef to the Obama family but whipping up their meals is probably the least important part of his portfolio.
The talk of the day among Ray Stoesser and other rice farmers is Iraq's decision not to buy U.S. rice, a stinging move that adds to a stressful year punctuated by everything from drought to unusual heat.
Neither the federal government nor any state currently has a labeling requirement that applies to all genetically modified foods. Connecticut is among nearly 20 states considering a labeling mandate amid health concerns that supporters of the legislation have raised about such foods.
Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass's job as personal chef to the Obama family is probably the least important part of his portfolio. He also is the White House senior policy adviser for healthy food initiatives.
Five months ago, the failure of a sweetener factory project in a northern Missouri town sent a jolt through the state's small towns about the risk of putting money into startup companies. Now, small cities across the state are trying to learn from Moberly's mess, with some saying they're being more careful about supporting new projects — even as they face pressure to create jobs quickly in the down economy.
A team of researchers has found a way to ensure that your evening glass of wine will continue to be available, despite the potential attack of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), a bacterium that causes Pierce's Disease and poses a significant threat to the California wine industry's valuable grapevines.
Maine's House of Representatives has passed a bill that eliminates the right of workers at the former DeCoster egg farms to unionize.
An Iowa woman sickened by eating tainted sprouts filed a lawsuit Tuesday against sandwich chain Jimmy John's, the first stemming from a recent outbreak of a foodborne illness linked to the restaurant.
Fresno County authorities are offering $100,000 for information leading to an arrest in last month's arson attack on California's biggest beef processor.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has certified almonds with its signature Heart-Check mark to signify that they are a heart-healthy food.(1) This symbol is the most consumer-trusted nutrition icon appearing on packaged foods — in fact, one study found that more than half of shoppers use the mark as a deciding factor when choosing to purchase a new product.(2) Consumers can now easily identify almonds as smart choice for their heart health.
Cargill's cocoa & chocolate business - in close cooperation with the Ghana Cocoa Board - is expanding its Cargill Sustainable Cocoa Program with the launch of an extensive four year commitment to farmer training in Ghana.
Malt-O-Meal said Tuesday that it's changing its corporate name to MOM Brands to reflect a more expansive product lineup. The 93-year-old cereal company sells numerous cold cereals and instant oatmeal. The names of the individual cereals, including its original farina hot cereal, will remain the same.
A mild winter across the Northeast is injecting extra uncertainty into maple syrup season, but many producers say they'll just go with the flow, whenever it starts. Temperatures have been up and snowfall totals have been down throughout the region this winter, raising some concern for the maple syrup crop. But syrup producers say the weather during the six-week season when sap flows matters more than the weather leading up to it.
Thousands of farmers in Texas' rice-producing region are likely to be affected by action taken in response to one of the most severe droughts in state history. With water management agencies implementing emergency plans never used before, the Lower Colorado River Authority is widely expected to announce March 1 that it will not release water to rice farmers in three counties.
Federal labor officials announced Tuesday they found nine workplace violations at a candy repackaging and distribution facility owned by The Hershey Co. and operated by Exel Inc., the site of protests last summer by foreign student workers.
An unusually mild winter across much of the Northeast has raised some concerns about whether the maple syrup crop is in danger.
A winter of well-spaced rains has provided a measure of drought relief for Louisiana farmers who wondered last fall whether their parched fields would fail during the planting season.