ConAgra Foods says it plans to expand its Waterloo, Iowa plant and add 55 jobs to the local payroll. Officials say Omaha, Nebraska-based ConAgra expects to break ground next month on the 99,000-square-foot expansion, pending approval of state and local incentives.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans are expected to eat seven billion hot dogs, or 818 per second, during that period. Hot dog manufacturers estimate that nearly 40 percent of hot dogs are sold during the summer grilling season.
For dog lovers whose hard-to-please pets cause them stress because they simply refuse to eat their daily fare, one innovative company appears to have found a unique answer: the first ever microwavable dog food, said to bring out the aroma dogs cherish.
Water Resources Control Board Director Tom Howard said that whatever he decides will apply to the entire basin of the Sacramento River, which supplies most of the surface water in the food-producing Central Valley.
The Coca-Cola Company recently announced plans to sell territories to two U.S. bottlers, the latest step in an overhaul of its bottling operations.
The Hershey Company will showcase the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in the world at a confectioners' conference in Chicago this week.
McDonald's shut down a restaurant near its headquarters Wednesday after the area was swamped by hundreds of protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union.
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Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite the impacts of bird flu that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.
ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million to settle a federal criminal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia more than eight years ago, triggering a massive recall and food-safety investigation after more than 600 people got sick.
With a continued interest in food that offers targeted nutrition and keeps the environment in mind, consumers will discover new products that meet their dietary needs and also taste great and promote overall wellness. Look for these trends in the coming months.
A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company in 2013.
Beech-Nut Nutrition Company today announced that it has listed the percentage of each ingredient for all of its jars and pouches on its website. Beech-Nut is the first U.S. baby food company to provide this information to parents.
Honeybees have felt the sting of an environment working against them in recent years. Habitat loss, fungal diseases, mite infestations and — most controversially — pesticide use have all been cited as the biggest factors causing massive declines in the U.S.’s honey bee population.
The Midwest price of a dozen large eggs rose to $1.88. That's 58 percent higher than they were a month ago when the bird flu first hit Iowa chicken farms.
The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for meat on Wednesday — just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of it. The labels tell consumers what countries the meat is from: for example, "born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States," or "born, raised and slaughtered in the United States."
The alleged head of a bourbon theft ring recruited a security guard and paid her $800 to look the other way as thieves spirited away thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey from a Kentucky distillery, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Georgia, Pam Lightsey, said Tuesday that prosecutors plan to reveal details of the investigation Wednesday.
Data compiled by the Hershey Company suggests Utah residents indulge in candy at a rate nearly twice the national average. And a Bloomberg review of the chocolate producer's numbers suggest religion and demographics have a lot to do with it.