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Starbucks Delivers Sales Gains in 4th Quarter

October 30, 2015 9:23 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Business Writer

Starbucks Corp. delivered another quarter of sales gains as more customers visited its stores worldwide. But the coffee giant's shares slipped in extended trading Thursday after it issued a modest profit forecast for the current quarter.


Experts Urge Cautious Approach on Great Lakes Fish Farming

October 30, 2015 9:14 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

If Michigan allows commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes, the industry should begin on a small and experimental scale to enable careful monitoring of the effect on the environment and wild fish populations, scientists said in a report to state officials.

Hormel Foods Recalls Limited Number of Jars of Skippy Peanut Butter Due to Possible Metal Pieces

October 30, 2015 9:09 am | by FDA

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is voluntarily recalling 153 cases, or 1,871 total pounds, of a single code date of SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, due to the possibility that some jars may contain small pieces of metal shavings which were discovered on an in-line magnet check during routine cleaning.


Report: Salmon Frequently Mislabeled On Restaurant Menus, Grocery Counters

October 29, 2015 4:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A conservation group reports that nearly half of the salmon collected from U.S. grocery stores and restaurants during the winter months was mislabeled.

Cargill to Modernize, Centralize its North American Cocoa and Chocolate Business

October 29, 2015 3:00 pm | by Cargill

In early 2016, Cargill will continue to take steps to improve and expand its chocolate, compound and chocolate liquor production offerings and services for North American food and beverage companies.

Some Herr's Potato Chips Recalled for Incorrect Gluten Label

October 29, 2015 9:02 am | by Associated Press

Certain bags of Herr's potato chips incorrectly labeled as gluten-free are being recalled.


Report: Kellogg, PepsiCo Top Food and Beverage in Water Efficiency

October 29, 2015 8:25 am | by Lux Research

Kellogg and PepsiCo led food and beverage makers, respectively, in efficiency of water use, an important metric for the long-term profitability and sustainability of resource-intensive businesses, according to Lux Research.


Report: Websites Lacking Among Top B2B Manufacturers

October 29, 2015 8:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report suggests that the vast majority of top business-to-business manufacturers aren't meeting the online priorities of their customers.


Kar's Nuts Recalling Certain Packages Of Sweet 'N Salty Mix

October 29, 2015 8:05 am | by Kar's Nuts

The recall is being initiated due to consumer reports of hard, clear foreign material being found in several packages.   


Mondelez Profit Jumps on Coffee Business Spinoff

October 28, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

A new joint venture involving Mondelez' coffee business sent profit soaring during the third quarter though even with that effects of that deal stripped away, the packaged-food company topped Wall Street expectations.


EU Lawmakers Block Opt-Out From GMO Rules

October 28, 2015 2:55 pm | by Associated Press

European Union lawmakers have rejected a draft law that would have allowed countries to ban certain genetically modified food and animal feed even if the produce was authorized by EU authorities.


Hershey Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts, But Revenue Falls Short

October 28, 2015 2:45 pm | by Associated Press

Hershey on Wednesday reported better-than-expected third-quarter profit, but its revenue fell short of expectations.


Monsanto To Close Three R&D Plants

October 28, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto will reportedly close three research facilities next year as part of an ongoing restructuring and cost-cutting effort.


Labor Department: Snack Food Company Cheated Workers

October 28, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that J&J Snack Foods Corp. paid more than $2.1 million in back wages and damages to nearly 700 temporary workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Snyder's-Lance Buying Diamond Foods in $1.27B Deal

October 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Associated Press

Snyder's-Lance is buying Diamond Foods in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.27 billion, adding to its roster of healthier snacks. Diamond owns Emerald snack nuts and Diamond of California culinary nuts, as well as Kettle Brand potato chips and Pop Secret popcorn.


AB InBev, SABMiller Extend Talks on Mega-Merger

October 28, 2015 9:35 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Budweiser maker Anheuser Busch InBev's $106 billion bid for SABMiller has been delayed as the world's two biggest brewers iron out details of the complex deal that ultimately needs the approval of regulators stretching from the United States to South Africa.


Report Identifies Labeling, Contamination Problems In Some Hot Dogs

October 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A newly released report from food analysis company Clear Food identified a host of disconcerting issues in a summertime staple: the hot dog.


In the News: UN Agency Links Hot Dogs and Other Processed Meat to Cancer

October 28, 2015 8:35 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out everything you need to know by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.


Mega Beer Merger Bets On the Rise of African Drinkers

October 28, 2015 8:00 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

With beer sales slowing in North America and Europe, Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay more than $100 billion for rival SABMiller, in large part to tap burgeoning growth in Africa, where many people still buy their beer from small neighborhood brewers.


Infographic: The Sweet World of Global Sugar Production

October 28, 2015 7:55 am | by Dow Water & Process Solutions

This infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced processing technology is the binding ingredient to produce consistent, high-quality sugar.


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