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MyPlate Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

June 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today joined local officials, parents, children and partners to celebrate the first anniversary of the MyPlate food icon and to highlight MiPlato, USDA's Spanish-language food icon for MyPlate.

Consumer Trends: Personalized Emails Don’t Impress Customers

June 18, 2012 12:41 pm

Personalized email advertisements are far more likely to repel customers than to endear them, according to a study led by a Temple University Fox School of Business professor.


Company Recalls Navy Beans

June 18, 2012 10:01 am

Truitt Bros. of Salem, Ore., is voluntary recalling 15-ounce cans of Premium Navy Beans because they may contain undeclared soy.


Tiny Missouri Town Embraces Horse Slaughterhouse

June 18, 2012 10:00 am

A horse slaughtering plant rejected by one Missouri community has been embraced by another whose economy was devastated when a beef packing plant closed more than a year ago.


Unpaid Bills Piling Up At New Beef-Processing Plant

June 18, 2012 9:55 am

Unpaid bills and contractor complaints are piling up at a $110 million beef-processing plant in northeastern South Dakota that is scheduled to open this year.


Molson Coors Closes $3.54B Buyout of StarBev

June 18, 2012 9:54 am

Molson Coors, whose products include Coors Light and Molson Canadian, said Monday that the company will become one of its divisions and be renamed Molson Coors Central Europe.


FDA Warns Food Industry To Stop Selling Korean Shellfish

June 18, 2012 9:52 am | by MICHELE SALCEDO,Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration is urging food distributors, retailers and food service vendors to remove from the market all shellfish imported from South Korea because of possible contamination with human waste and norovirus.


Photo Of The Day: Chef Partners With Grape Commission

June 18, 2012 9:49 am

Celebrity chef, best-selling author and TV host Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D., and the California Table Grape Commission have teamed up to talk about grapes from California as “The Original Super Snack.”


Study: Pork Production More Sustainable Than 50 Years Ago

June 15, 2012 12:52 pm

A new study finds that while pig farms of the 1950s may be remembered as idyllic, they were not as sustainable as those of today.


Brown-Forman To Build Barrel Plant In Alabama

June 15, 2012 12:43 pm

Brown-Forman Corp. said Thursday that it plans a stock split and intends to double its capacity for making barrels for producing Jack Daniel's whiskey so it can meet projected worldwide demand for the drink.


Government Of Canada Invests In Food & Beverage Exports

June 15, 2012 12:42 pm

Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament Paul Calandra (Oak Ridges-Markham) announced today an investment of $765,000 to the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA) to raise awareness of Canadian products at important international trade shows.


Report: Kan. Harvest Yields Quality Wheat So Far

June 15, 2012 12:36 pm

Industry groups estimate the Kansas winter wheat harvest is about 75 percent complete, with reports indicating a good quality crop so far.


Program Provides $20 In Vouchers For Fresh Produce

June 15, 2012 12:34 pm | by SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Low-income older adults and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program participants can now use vouchers to purchase fresh, local produce at farmers markets and farm stands across Pennsylvania.


Consumer Trends: Cost Affects Organic Purchasing Decisions

June 15, 2012 12:00 pm

A new survey reveals that nearly three in four U.S. adults would be more likely to buy organic food items if they were less expensive than regular grocery items.


Using New Media, Chinese Try Out Food Activism

June 15, 2012 9:50 am | by ALEXA OLESEN,Associated Press

A cheeky and informative food scandal database, 'Throw It Out the Window,' is a homegrown resource that tries to alert the Chinese public to the many dangers lurking at the supermarket and on the restaurant table.


Coke To Enter Myanmar For First Time In 60 Years

June 15, 2012 9:46 am | by CANDICE CHOI & MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

The Coca-Cola Co. plans to start selling its drinks in Myanmar for the first time in 60 years, following the U.S. government's decision to suspend investment sanctions on the country for its democratic reforms.


China Says Tainted Food Found At Wal-Mart

June 15, 2012 9:44 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has removed two food products from shelves in China after regulators found they contained banned chemicals.


NYC Ban On Big Sodas Could Face Legal Test

June 15, 2012 9:42 am | by SAMANTHA GROSS,Associated Press

The city Board of Health, appointed by the mayor, is expected to approve a measure banning sugary drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces after a three-month comment period. It could take effect as early as March, unless the critics who accuse Bloomberg of instituting a "nanny state" can get the courts or state lawmakers to step in. It's not just businesses and industry groups that could sue. In theory, any individual affected by the ban could bring a legal challenge.


Diamond Foods Faces Possible Delisting

June 15, 2012 9:38 am

Snack maker Diamond Foods Inc. is facing possible delisting of its shares from the Nasdaq stock exchange after missing a Monday deadline to file three quarterly reports.


Photo Of The Day: Soda's Slippery Slope

June 15, 2012 9:00 am

If New York City bans big sodas, what's next? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak? Opponents of the proposed ban may use that slippery-slope argument along with other legal strategies to try to block the first-in-the-nation rule.



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