The Institute for Supply Management said its national manufacturing index rose to its highest level since last June . . .
With the law set to take effect the July 1, some of the state's top chefs on Monday were attempting to overturn it . . .
For the rest of the year cattle prices should recover as markets shift from the short term supply bulge to materially lower supplies . . .
McDonald's is a sponsor for the London Olympics — and a British doctors' group says that's sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity.
The poultry industry used to have trouble finding a market for dark meat, but changing domestic tastes and growing exports to countries that prefer leg quarters are pushing up prices and helping pull the poultry industry out of a deep slump.
A Northern California supermarket chain has been forced to recall all the ground beef at one of its stores after an employee reported finding bits of chewed up pen in the store's meat grinder.
Thighs and drumsticks are climbing the pecking order as Americans join consumers abroad in seeking out flavor that’s lacking in the boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have long dominated the domestic market. While the poultry industry once had trouble finding markets for dark meat, sales are now growing rapidly.
The Durango-based candy company says it has signed a licensing agreement with a partner based in Hong Kong to add dozens of stores in Japan.
Beer vendors in a tiny Nebraska town would be forced to discriminate against residents of a neighboring South Dakota American Indian reservation if a judge agrees with a lawsuit accusing the retailers and others of knowingly contributing to the reservation's alcohol-related problems, attorneys said in asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
All three products were made at a Gaston, S.C., plant, where production was suspended April 8. The plant is the same one that made mold-contaminated food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide in 2005.
Monster Beverage Corp.'s shares soared on Monday following a report that Coca-Cola Co. was considering buying the energy drink maker, but the world's biggest soft drink maker later denied the discussions are under way.
The Louisiana legislative auditor says the state spent $63.5 million on an ill-fated sugar cane mill at Lacassine. Auditor Darryl Pupera said Monday that the mill, which hasn't been used in about four years, was built for a group of southwestern Louisiana cane farmers that never numbered more than 30.
Sending jobs overseas may not be as damaging to the U.S. economy as commonly believed, according to a study by a University at Buffalo economist.
Although organic techniques may not be able to do the job alone, they do have an important role to play in feeding a growing global population while minimizing environmental damage, according to researchers at McGill University and the University of Minnesota.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released an update on the mad cow detection announced last week.
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.