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San Francisco Could Require Health Warnings on Soda Ads

March 12, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

San Francisco lawmakers hope to add warning labels to advertisements for soft drinks in the city, a move that they believe would "make our communities healthier and better informed."


Levy to Buy Mexican Dining Chain Del Taco in $500M Deal

March 12, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

The Mexican-American restaurant chain was founded in 1964 in Southern California and has 550 locations in 15 states. It is based in Lake Forest, California, south of Los Angeles. It recorded $656.1 million in sales last year, according to the company.


France Fines Yogurt Makers For Price-Fixing

March 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Associated Press

The decision announced Thursday targets 11 companies — including Yoplait and Lactalis — that represent 90 percent of the French market in yogurt and related products.


Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Agency's Approval

March 12, 2015 8:10 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error. On Wednesday, bureau spokesman Tom Hogue told The Associated Press the issues were resolved and that four varieties of Palcohol were approved.


Report: General Mills to Sell Green Giant

March 12, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

General Mills plans to sell its Green Giant brand of canned and frozen vegetables line this summer, according to a report from Reuters.


Most Wrongful-Death Lawsuits Settled in 2011 Listeria Outbreak

March 12, 2015 7:55 am | by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press

A Denver judge has wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to a cantaloupe farm that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others.


Arkansas Poultry Officials Say Avian Flu Found in Turkeys

March 12, 2015 6:55 am | by Associated Press

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission said Wednesday it was following federal protocols to ensure the affected birds did not enter the food supply. Tests will also be conducted to make sure the disease hasn't spread.


Meat Industry Fights New Dietary Proposal

March 11, 2015 1:25 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Meat companies have tried to rehabilitate an image tarnished in recent years by health and environmental concerns. Now the industry is aggressively working to discredit a proposal for new dietary guidelines that recommends people eat less red and processed meat.


Jelly Belly to Move Distribution Center From Wisconsin to Tennessee

March 11, 2015 12:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Candy company Jelly Belly will leave Wisconsin after 14 years and shift its distribution operation to Tennessee, according to reports.


Study: U.S. Manufacturers Paid More For Pollution Control

March 11, 2015 11:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

American manufacturers faced $24.6 billion in pollution abatement costs last year, a total far higher than the amount in many competing nations, according to a recent analysis.


Good News For Some Of Us: Other People Are Quitting Jobs

March 11, 2015 10:45 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Workers who quit typically do so to take higher-paying jobs. That's why rising numbers of quits typically signal confidence in the economy and the job market. As the trend takes hold, employers are often forced to offer higher pay to hold on to their staffers or attract new ones.


Maui GMO Ban Hearing May Be Delayed

March 11, 2015 9:40 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press

A federal judge on Tuesday said she would consider delaying proceedings for a lawsuit challenging Maui's ban on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms because of legislation that could affect the outcome of the case.


Burger King Pulls Soda From Kids Meal Menu

March 11, 2015 9:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Burger King has decided to silently remove soft drinks from its kids' menu "as part of our ongoing effort to offer our guests options that match their lifestyle needs."


FBI Probes Possible Domestic Terrorism at Reno KFC

March 11, 2015 8:47 am | by Scott Sonner, Ken Ritter, Associated Press

 The FBI is investigating an apparent attempt to firebomb a fast-food restaurant in Reno where authorities reported a window was broken, a flammable liquid found inside and the initials of an animal rights group scrawled on a drive-thru sign.


Alchemy Systems Acquires Chilton Consulting Group

March 11, 2015 8:10 am | by Alchemy Systems

Alchemy Systems, the global leader in food and workplace safety for the food industry, has acquired Chilton Consulting Group. Chilton is an industry-recognized consulting firm that helps food companies navigate complex food safety standards, improve regulatory readiness, and drive frontline employee performance.


Del Monte Foods Purchases Sager Creek to Expand US Business

March 11, 2015 8:05 am | by Del Monte Foods, Inc.

San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods, Inc., producer of branded and private label canned fruit, vegetable, and tomato products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Sager Creek Vegetable Company, a producer of specialty vegetables for the Foodservice and Retail markets headquartered in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.


More Turnover at Coca-Cola

March 11, 2015 8:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Another top executive will depart the Coca-Cola Company later this month amid what the company expects will be a "transition year."


Colorado Powdered Alcohol Ban Stalls in Legislature

March 10, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Efforts to add Colorado to the list of states with restrictions on powdered alcohol ran aground in the state Legislature last week. Six states enacted regulations regarding the product, known as Palcohol, as of late 2014 even though it hasn't yet received approval from the federal government.


Michigan Company Recalls Turkey Lunch Meat For Contamination

March 10, 2015 12:30 pm | by Associated Press

Food safety officials say that a western Michigan company is recalling turkey lunch meat because of bacterial contamination. 


Deadly Bird Flu Confirmed at 2nd Turkey Farm in Missouri

March 10, 2015 11:30 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

The Missouri Department of Agriculture said that avian influenza has been found at a facility in central Missouri's Moniteau County that houses 21,000 turkeys. On Sunday, the state also said bird flu had been confirmed at a turkey farm in Jasper County.



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