The Tropicana Casino and Resort's Bacon Week festival includes unusual offerings like bacon milk shakes, bacon cupcakes, bacon bloody Marys, beer, vodka and bourbon, and even bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm.
Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses. Bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka. They're all on the menu this week as one Atlantic City casino stretches the bounds of good taste and cardiovascular health with Bacon Week.
ConAgra Foods Inc. trimmed its 2014 and 2015 earnings forecasts on Tuesday, pointing to lower volumes for a few key brands, margin pressures and soft sales for its private brands. Shares dropped more than 5 percent in premarket trading.
Changes to the way the U.S. distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad. The changes come in a wide-ranging farm law signed by President Barack Obama last week. A recent bipartisan budget agreement would also help pay for the aid.
Kraft's announcement that it is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular varieties of Singles cheese slices comes as more food companies are tweaking the ingredients they use in their products as consumers pay closer attention to what they eat. Here's a list of some recent changes.
Two chefs have pleaded guilty to serving whale meat at a Southern California restaurant that has since closed. Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda entered pleas Monday to conspiracy and other charges involving meat from endangered sei whales.
A flavoring manufacturer has been cited by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a fire last year severely burned a worker. OSHA cited Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage, for 19 serious violations at the facility.
Valentine’s Day gift-givers, take note: Americans overwhelmingly prefer chocolate instead of flowers on Valentine’s Day, according to a nationwide survey by the National Confectioners Association. Total U.S. confectionary sales for Valentine’s Day 2014 are projected to be $1.057 billion.
McDonald's says bad weather hurt its U.S. sales performance in January, representing another setback as the fast-food chain fights to fend off rivals and get its menu right. The chain says sales fell 3.3 percent at established U.S. locations last month.
California company Ready Roast Nut Co. has made a $18.5 million bid to buy Sunland Inc., which was the nation's largest producer of organic peanut butter. The Sunland plant went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall.
A California slaughterhouse has voluntarily halted operations after recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products. The recall began Jan. 13 and was expanded Saturday to include just over a year's worth of meat products processed by Rancho Feeding Corp.
Yuengling's Ice Cream is back on shelves after an absence of nearly 30 years, available at hundreds of stores in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Additional stores and markets could be added later.
Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular Singles cheese product variety, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny. The change affects the company's Kraft Singles in the full-fat American and White American varieties.
"Dumb Starbucks" is a parody store that resembles a Starbucks with a green awning and mermaid logo, but with the word "Dumb" attached above the Starbucks sign. Starbucks Coffee spokeswoman Laurel Harper says the store is not affiliated with Starbucks and, despite the humor, the store cannot use the Starbucks name.
Just whose idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of a Los Angeles strip mall? After several days of speculation, the big reveal came Monday: The buzz-generating shop was a comedian's publicity stunt.
Nebraska-based ConAgra Foods is recalling soup products because the labels weren't correctly marked. ConAgra Foods said it is recalling Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice soup that was sold in microwave bowls. The labels don't say that the product contains two known allergens, milk and wheat.
Workers at Cargill's Specialty Seeds & Oils division develop and cultivate seeds and crops that can be turned into stable, heart healthy oils for cooking and eating. The 30-acre facility is about to start a $10 million project to grow its footprint, with an expansion of its greenhouses, seed storage and offices.
New Haven, Conn. Mayor Toni Harp wants the state to impose a soda tax to battle obesity. Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue. Soda, candy and alcoholic beverages are subject to a state sales tax.
Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben's rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms linked to the rice.