The Navajo Nation president has vetoed a proposal to impose an additional tax on junk food on the country's largest reservation. President Ben Shelly said the legislation isn't clear on how the tax on snacks high in fat, sugar and salt would be enforced and regulated.
Nestle, the world's biggest food and drinks maker, expects 2014 to be just as challenging as last year amid falling growth in emerging markets and weaker prices in Europe. The company's results are a good indicator of the strength of consumer demand around the world.
The California Cling Peach Board commissioned a new survey that has uncovered some serious misconceptions about canned peaches. The survey reveals that almost two-thirds of respondents think that the canning process adversely affects the nutritional content of peaches.
Paula Deen has found a key ingredient to bring some sizzle back to her career — a cash infusion worth at least $75 million from a private investment firm. The celebrity cook has launched an umbrella company that will oversee the remaining slices of her media empire.
The Animal Welfare Institute sent a letter to Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council, condemning the trade association's new guidelines for the humane treatment of the 9 billion chickens raised for meat each year in the United States.
Chobani's quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end. The company said it plans to donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt it had hoped to send to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games to food banks in New York and New Jersey.
Mondelez reported a fourth-quarter profit Wednesday that fell short of Wall Street expectations as the Oreo maker struggled with cookie sales in China. The company said its core revenue for the final three months of the year rose 2.5 percent.
Americans are cutting back on both regular soda and diet soda. So Dr Pepper Snapple Group said it plans to test versions of its Dr Pepper, 7Up and Canada Dry sodas this year that have about 60 calories a can with only naturally derived sweeteners.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to begin the process of granting urban bees legal residency in residential areas. The vote comes against the backdrop of colony collapse disorder, a worrisome die-off of honeybees that has captured the attention of environmentalists and farmers worldwide.
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to begin the process of granting bees legal status and also supported a motion to relocate wild hives when possible instead of destroying them. The votes bolstered beekeepers who have tended bees in the shadows.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported a decline in fourth-quarter sales volume as the company struggles to get Americans to drink more of its soda. The company nevertheless saw its core income from operations improve, however, in part because of higher prices.
Heineken NV says it expects higher sales volumes in 2014 as growth in emerging markets outweighs falling consumption in Europe. It also plans "modest" price hikes. The Dutch brewer, however, stopped short of forecasting higher revenues for the year.
Cargill announced it is acquiring Sanger, Calif.-based Pet Carousel, a private company formed in 2003 that produces branded and private label pet treats and chews. Pet Carousel is part of the pet treat and chew category that generates approximately $1.4 billion in annual U.S. sales.
A large distributor of natural and specialty foods in North America plans to build a $38 million plant in northwestern Wisconsin. United Natural Foods Inc. is expected to begin construction of a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Prescott in May.
Salt Lake City-based Prime Snax Inc. is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and did not include on the label the ingredient soy lecithin, an allergen. The recalled products were shipped around the country.
Food recalls have become something of a news cycle staple in the past few years, and strong majorities of U.S. adults say food recalls have them at least somewhat concerned and believe there should be more government oversight in regards to food safety.
Shares for a trio of food makers declined Tuesday as ConAgra Foods and Annie's lowered some outlooks and Dean Foods provided a 2014 earnings guidance below analysts' estimates. The companies are dealing with factors from rising commodity prices to fewer sales.
Chick-fil-A said Tuesday that it plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five years. The Atlanta-based chain said it's working with suppliers to build up an adequate supply for its nearly 1,800 restaurants.
A family-owned food company in Albuquerque has announced a voluntarily recall of its frozen non-ready-to-eat green chile products. Bueno Foods says the products have the potential to contain low levels of listeria in its uncooked state.
TreeHouse Foods Inc. is suing Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., claiming the maker of the Keurig brewer has a monopoly on the cups used in single-serve brewing systems. Green Mountain spokeswoman Suzanne DuLong said the company believes the lawsuit is without merit.