Purdue University Extension fruit specialists say ongoing mild temperatures may make some plants blossom the next time the state sees a stretch of temperatures above 50 degrees. The warm weather tricks the plant into thinking it's spring. If there's a frost afterwards that kills flower buds, the plants can't recover. Farmers can't do anything to protect the plants if this happens.
H.J. Heinz Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 4 percent as the company sold more ketchup and sales in emerging markets shot up 40 percent.
Judge Richard Jones said he would issue a written ruling later, but that he's inclined to deny a request for a preliminary injunction made by Japanese whalers against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
The European Parliament approved on Thursday a new fishing and farming accord with Morocco designed to reduce customs costs and boost trade across the Mediterranean.
The Chili Station, a Ludlow, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,800 pounds of chili products because they may have been produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University will host the sixth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 8 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A venue for food industry CEOs, presidents and executives to present their insights on major issues and trends, this year’s event will focus on how companies can best use technology to improve their customers' shopping experience.
Molson Coors Brewing Co. said Thursday that its net income rose 58 percent because it maintained and raised prices and cut costs and because the period had one more week this year than last.
Nestle SA, the world's biggest food and drinks maker, managed to brush aside the impact of a soaring domestic currency to post a solid increase in profits in 2011 as sales rose strongly, particularly in developing countries. However, the maker of Nescafe, Perrier, Jenny Craig and Haagen Dazs accompanied its full-year statement on Thursday with a warning that tough times lie ahead.
Hidden-camera video secretly shot at a North Carolina Butterball factory farm by an undercover investigator with the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals (MFA) has led to felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges of five Butterball employees by state authorities.
Officials at a northern Ohio vocational school say a steer attacked a veteran instructor during a meat processing class, and students reacted quickly by closing a gate to block the animal and calling 911.
Mars Inc., the makers of popular candy brands including M&M's and Twix, will stop making chocolate products that exceed 250 calories by the end of next year.
FDAImports.com designed this infographic as a commentary on the FDA's handling of a fungicide scare in orange juice imports.
The United States and China have agreed to sign a five-year agreement that will guide discussions on food security, food safety and sustainable agriculture.
Over the objections of fishermen and shrimp processors, regulators on Wednesday voted to shut down the New England shrimp fishery after Friday because fishermen have reached their catch limit for the season.
Shares of Dean Foods soared Wednesday, after the dairy distributor announced an adjusted fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street predictions and issued a healthy outlook for the current quarter and full year.
The food giant is best known for its lineup of sweet breakfast items, including Frosted Flakes and Eggo frozen waffles. But on Wednesday, it became the world's second-biggest savory snack maker behind PepsiCo Inc.'s Frito-Lay with a $2.7 billion deal to buy the potato snack brand from Procter & Gamble.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 12 cases of E. coli poisoning in five states are linked to raw clover sprouts eaten at Jimmy John's restaurants. The outbreak comes a year after raw alfalfa sprouts from one of the chain's suppliers were linked to 140 salmonella illnesses.
For the first time in four years since undertaking its Annual Organic Product Survey, TABS Group found a significant increase in American consumers reporting they purchased organic products and a jump in overall sales. Specifically, the percentage of all consumers stating they purchased organics rose from 39.8 percent in January 2011 to 41.8 percent in January 2012, a 5 percent increase, according to Dr. Kurt Jetta, TABS Group CEO.
A government report says U.S. beef and pork exports hit record highs last year because of stronger demand, particularly in Asian countries.
There are super-hot chile varieties. And then there's the sweat-inducing, tear-generating, mouth-on-fire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. With a name like that, it's not surprising that months of research by the experts at New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute have identified the variety as the new hottest pepper on the planet.