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More Than a Dozen Stores Rid of Tainted Beef from Omaha Supplier

November 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Associated Press

More than a dozen Nebraska and Council Bluffs grocery stores have eliminated tainted beef from suppliers that used products from an Omaha meat-processing facility.


Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Pie

November 12, 2015 9:30 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.

Sugar Program Draws Cruz's Ire, Remains Popular in Congress

November 12, 2015 9:20 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry.


Group Unveils Undercover Video from Minnesota Slaughterhouse

November 12, 2015 9:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it saw "completely unacceptable" actions depicted on an animal welfare group's undercover video from a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods.


KFC to Deliver Buckets of Fried Chicken on Demand

November 12, 2015 8:40 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

Colonel Sanders wants to come to your home: KFC says it will start delivering its buckets of fried chicken to customers in two U.S. cities.

Kroger to Buy Roundy's for $178M to Expand in Midwest

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

Kroger said Wednesday that it plans to buy fellow grocer Roundy's for about $178 million to expand in the Midwest.


Eaters Head to Chipotle as it Reopens in Pacific Northwest

November 11, 2015 3:50 pm | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Customers returned to Pacific Northwest Chipotle restaurants on Wednesday as the chain reopened after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people to Washington state and Oregon.


Beer Merger Will Not Bring Budweiser, Miller Under Same Roof

November 11, 2015 9:39 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

The world's two biggest beer makers will join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. But in the U.S., the deal will not bring arch rivals Budweiser and Miller under the same roof.


Budweiser Maker Finalizes $107 Billion Bid for SABMiller

November 11, 2015 9:25 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Wednesday a final agreement to buy SABMiller for 71 billion pounds ($107 billion), in a deal that will combine the world's two biggest brewers and create a company that makes almost a third of the world's beer.


Outside Chipotle Outbreak, Foodborne Illness a Wider Problem

November 11, 2015 9:20 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

As Chipotle prepares to reopen its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest this week after an E. coli outbreak that sickened about 45 people, health experts say foodborne illnesses are more common than the public realizes.


McDonald's Won't Pursue Real Estate Investment Trust

November 11, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

The world's largest hamburger chain, which is in the midst of a turnaround plan, had been considering forming a real estate investment trust partly because of the potential tax advantages it could provide.


Starbucks Touts Christmas Coffee After Flap Over Red Cups

November 11, 2015 8:45 am | by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor on Tuesday touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" — one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores.

USDA Expects Record Soybean Crop, Third-Largest Corn Crop

November 11, 2015 8:05 am | by Associated Press

With most of this year's corn and soybeans harvested, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting its expectations for the size of the crops. An update Tuesday says farmers are expected to produce a record soybean crop totaling 3.98 billion bushels, up 1 percent from last year.

Justices Skeptical of Tyson Foods in Class-Action Case

November 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

The Supreme Court appears likely to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.


Chipotle Reopening Northwest Restaurants After Outbreak

November 10, 2015 8:50 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Chipotle said Tuesday that it is reopening the 43 Pacific Northwest restaurants it closed amid an E. coli outbreak after tests at the Mexican food chain came back negative for the bacteria.


Cloverdale Foods Company Recalls Beef and Pork Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

November 10, 2015 8:00 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Cloverdale Foods Company is recalling approximately 5,208 pounds of beef and pork jalapeño cheddar bratwurst product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.


KIND to Reduce Added Sugar Across Fruit & Nut Line as Part of Ongoing Commitment to Nutrition, Taste

November 10, 2015 7:45 am | by KIND Healthy Snacks

KIND earlier this month announced that it is reducing added sugar across its original Fruit & Nut bar portfolio. This effort, which started in late 2014, is part of KIND's brand promise to offer wholesome and tasty snack choices.


X5C X-Ray Inspection System

November 10, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

The new X5c (Compact) model is aimed at food manufacturers, processors and packers running multi-product, retail ready lines that are keen to make the switch to X-ray technology for the first time or as an end-of-the-line product quality checker.

Popular Noodles Back on Shelves in India After Lead Scare

November 9, 2015 3:30 pm | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Maggi noodles are back on shelves in India five months after the popular snack was found to contain lead above permissible limits.


Boulder Natural Meats Recalls Beef, Pork and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

November 9, 2015 3:15 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Boulder Natural Meats is recalling approximately 3,607 pounds of beef, pork and poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.



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