A plant run by The Coca-Cola Co. in China has been shut down by regulators because of chlorine levels found in the drinks it produces. A statement on the website of the Shanxi Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision announcing the production suspension was posted this weekend. An earlier post on the regulator's site said that Coca-Cola products had been seized and that Fanta soda was involved.
The American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark* will now appear on select pistachio nuts grown and marketed by members of the American Pistachio Growers (APG).
Japanese officials signed an agreement to provide Nepal with 250 million yen ($3 million) that will be used to buy fertilizers to boost food production and computer equipment for the country's election commission.
Beef producer JBS suspended production at its Grand Island plant this week to clean up the facility after E. coli bacteria was found in some of the meat.
The world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV said Monday its first-quarter net profit jumped 75 percent thanks to lower financing costs and taxes as well as bigger beer sales.
Federal agricultural officials who said a California cow died of an atypical form of mad cow disease now are investigating whether feed sources might have played a role in the animal contracting the fatal illness.
Overall organic product sales growth of 9.5 percent continued to outpace total sales of comparable conventionally produced food and non-food items, which experienced 4.7 percent growth.
Producing U.S. foods organically creates thousands more jobs than if that food were produced using conventional agricultural methods, according to a new economic study released today here at the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) Policy Conference.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. returned to profitability in its fiscal first quarter as it lowered expenses. Last year's quarter was weighed down by restructuring charges and other factors.
A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory.
For the quarter, Starbucks said Thursday that global revenue at cafes open at least a year increased by 7 percent, as a result of more customers and higher spending per visit. The figure is a key metric because it excludes the impact of newly opened or closed stores.
The cow that was recently discovered with mad cow disease through routine testing in California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy, federal officials revealed Thursday.
Salmonella concerns prompted Missouri-based Diamond Pet Foods to recall a second batch of dry dog food produced at a South Carolina plant where production has been suspended, the company announced Thursday.
Dairy bottlers are turning to nutritionally fortified and flavor intensive dairy products to combat a declining milk demand.
The country's largest family-owned distilled spirits company hopes to draw thousands of tourists to a small distillery it's opening in a stretch of downtown Louisville once known as "Whiskey Row," close to the site where the namesake of its popular Evan Williams bourbon once set up a whiskey still nearly 230 years ago.
The five-year bill, which would supplant the current farm act set to expire in September, also shifts the agricultural safety net to crop insurance, consolidates conservation programs and takes aim at abuses in the federal food stamp program.
The conflict over the beasts has created odd alliances among foodies, environmentalists, agribusiness, hunters, and regulators in a state that normally tries to nurture businesses but in this case wants to exterminate one.
"What we know is that 3,000 Americans die every year from preventable food-borne illnesses that are not linked" to mad cow disease, said Sarah Klein of the consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Things like E. coli, salmonella — that's where we should be focusing our attention, outrage and policy."
An Australian judge has ordered KFC to pay 8 million Australian dollars ($8.3 million) to the family of a Sydney girl left brain damaged after eating one of the fast food giant's chicken wraps.