Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts-and-bolts functions such as food inspection, border security and education.
Swiss food and drink giant Nestle SA announced a deal Monday to acquire Pfizer Inc.'s infant-nutrition business for $11.85 billion in a bid to boost sales in emerging markets.
Albie's Foods of Gaylord says about 310 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat pizza calzone products were produced on April 10 and shipped to customers in Michigan and Indiana. The recall covers packages containing 48 4.5-ounce pieces of Albie's Pizza Calzone.
Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging may have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.
Beaverton Foods, Inc. won six total awards and two Gold Medals at the 18th annual “World-Wide Mustard Competition” held at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis., in April. Nearly 300 mustard entries entered the competition, which honors mustards from all around the globe in 18 categories.
Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle SA forecast Friday that 2012 will be a challenging year but reported that first-quarter sales rose a healthy 5.6 percent from a year earlier, fueled by strong growth in emerging markets and higher retail prices.
Kraft Foods Inc. said Friday that it signed a deal that will allow Costa Coffee stores to sell its Tassimo single-cup coffee machines in the United Kingdom and make Costa beverages available using the machines.
Purgatory, a hemp seed vodka, is the newest flavor from the Alaska Distillery, the Wasilla-based company which made a mark two years ago with the introduction of its smoked salmon-flavored vodka.
The bacon you had for breakfast is at the center of a 35-year debate over antibiotics. That's because the same life-saving drugs that are prescribed to treat everything from ear infections to tuberculosis in humans also are used to fatten the animals that supply the chicken, beef and pork we eat every day.
Teamsters members are going back to work after a brief walkout against two Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated operations in West Virginia. The union says 86 members of Teamsters Local 175 went on strike Thursday morning at the company's facilities in Charleston and Logan. Another 67 union workers honored picket lines at facilities in Bluefield, Clarksburg and Parkersburg.
Four people are accused of ignoring U.S. Food and Drug Administration orders and distributing more than 110,000 pounds of contaminated cheese. Some of it contained salmonella, E. coli and other potentially harmful bacteria.
An increasing number of clinical studies confirming the health benefits of nutraceuticals and their broad applications in food, beverages, dietary supplements, and pediatric and adult nutritional preparations has provided support for the growing use of nutraceutical ingredients.
Gov. Mike Beebe celebrated the return of Yarnell's Ice Cream Thursday morning and got to take the ceremonial first bite of the Arkansas treat. The governor joined Yarnell's officials, who announced the return of ice creams, frozen yogurts and ice cream sandwiches. The Searcy-based ice cream producer laid off 200 workers and halted production in June after nearly 80 years of business, citing of declining sales and rising food and fuel prices. It had borrowed $7 million from state agencies in the years leading up to the closure.
Blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are at record numbers, although there has also been a mysterious drop in adult females, according to an annual winter survey released Thursday. The survey found an estimated 764 million crabs in the bay, nearly two-thirds more than last year. The increase was highest among juvenile crabs, which totaled 587 million, nearly triple last year's total.
You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama, but you'll have to go elsewhere for Dirty Bastard beer. The state alcoholic beverage control agency said Thursday it has banned the sale of that brand of beer in the state because of the profanity on its label.
Photos of fish with sores may raise concern about long-term environmental effects of the massive BP oil spill — but federal health officials say the Gulf seafood that's on the market is safe to eat.
Experts say a New Zealand woman's 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.
The state alcoholic beverage control agency said Thursday it has banned the sale of Dirty Bastard beer in the state because of the profanity on its label. Beer and wine are commonly sold in grocery and convenience stores and anyone can see the labels, so staff members rejected the brand because parents may not want young people to see rough language on the shelves, said Bob Martin, an attorney with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is planning to join with other mayors to discuss ways to make it easier for those in urban neighborhoods to get access to fresh, healthy food.
Strong performances from DuPont's agricultural and performance chemicals units, combined with its acquisition of Danish food maker Danisco last year, contributed to an increase in first-quarter earnings, the company said Thursday.