Foodmaker Hormel Foods Corp. reported a fiscal first-quarter profit on Thursday that fell 14 percent as it was squeezed by high pork prices and sales volumes fell 2 percent.
A group of Mexican farm workers and several dairy farmers have testified in support of a guest worker program for the estimated 1,500 to 2,000 immigrants who work on Vermont's dairy farms.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based organization runs a range of programs for wounded veterans at locations ranging from college campuses to ski slopes. The group brought its first batch of veterans into the kitchen last week in partnership with the culinary institute.
Ben & Jerry's is stirring the Greek yogurt craze with a new line of frozen treats. Greek yogurt has been gaining followers in recent years in large part because of its nutritional benefits. Fans also say they like the creamier texture, achieved when whey is strained from the yogurt.
A food safety expert told Colorado farmers Thursday that last year's deadly listeria outbreak traced to Colorado cantaloupe proved that they cannot rely on third-party inspections to guarantee their produce is safe.
Members of the Wounded Warrior Project prepare dishes during culinary bootcamp at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. The veterans learned some kitchen tips, but seemed to enjoy even more the chance to spend four intense days with people who have faced similar hurdles.
A Kuwaiti military food supplier is asking a judge to dismiss charges that it defrauded the U.S. government on a multibillion-dollar contract to feed soldiers in the Middle East.
A 22-year-old Oklahoma woman who says she contracted Salmonella after eating at Taco Bell has sued the fast-food company, seeking more than $75,000 in damages.
Leaders of a South Dakota American Indian tribe who are suing beer makers, distributors and retailers are now asking a judge to restrict alcohol sales in a tiny Nebraska town that borders their reservation.
Campbell Soup Co. is hoping to draw in younger consumers and meet the needs of those looking for fast, inexpensive meals, with plans to roll out a variety of soups in pouches and sauces that can be used to create dinners quickly.
Pepsi hopes to win back soda drinkers with a compromise. Some people don't like the calories in regular soda, but loathe the taste of diet. So the nation's No. 2 cola company is rolling out "Pepsi Next," a mid-calorie drink that has about half the calories of regular Pepsi at 60 calories per can.
The 2012 American Frozen Food Institute Convention featured a presentation on just-completed survey data highlighting current consumer preferences, trends, opinions and policymaker views of key food issues.
The bananas, pineapples and bagged salads supplier said late Tuesday that its loss in the October-December quarter narrowed from the same period in 2010. When excluding special items such as the cost of laying off employees as part of its headquarters move to Cincinnati from Charlotte, N.C., Chiquita said it lost 12 cents per share.
President Barack Obama is proposing to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent and wants an even lower effective rate for manufacturers, a senior administration official says, as the White House lays down an election-year marker in the debate over tax policy.
Sam Kass has a to-die-for job as personal chef to the Obama family but whipping up their meals is probably the least important part of his portfolio.
The talk of the day among Ray Stoesser and other rice farmers is Iraq's decision not to buy U.S. rice, a stinging move that adds to a stressful year punctuated by everything from drought to unusual heat.
Neither the federal government nor any state currently has a labeling requirement that applies to all genetically modified foods. Connecticut is among nearly 20 states considering a labeling mandate amid health concerns that supporters of the legislation have raised about such foods.
Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass's job as personal chef to the Obama family is probably the least important part of his portfolio. He also is the White House senior policy adviser for healthy food initiatives.
Five months ago, the failure of a sweetener factory project in a northern Missouri town sent a jolt through the state's small towns about the risk of putting money into startup companies. Now, small cities across the state are trying to learn from Moberly's mess, with some saying they're being more careful about supporting new projects — even as they face pressure to create jobs quickly in the down economy.
A team of researchers has found a way to ensure that your evening glass of wine will continue to be available, despite the potential attack of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), a bacterium that causes Pierce's Disease and poses a significant threat to the California wine industry's valuable grapevines.