About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday.
Food company Sara Lee Corp., which is splitting into two businesses later this month, says it is naming its North America company Hillshire Brands Co.
Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will become the first major media company in the U.S. to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children.
Consumers can safely enjoy a range of sweeteners, both full-calorie and low-calorie ones, as part of a healthy diet guided by current nutrition recommendations, according to a newly updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).
Starbucks Corp. is looking to offer a more tempting menu, with a $100 million cash deal to buy a small bakery chain.
Lawyers involved in lawsuits against a Colorado farm identified as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak last fall said Monday they were close to a settlement in the case.
The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. Only three states — Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota — chose to order beef that may contain the filler.
A man who was badly burned when an Illinois grain elevator exploded two years ago knows he may ultimately get a big chunk of the $181 million that a federal jury awarded him and two co-workers who were seriously injured in the blast. He just doesn't know how much good it will do him.
The indictment alleges that the president of Spectrum Pet Care, which makes pet food and treats, lied to investors about the company's financial condition and how the funds would be used.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn’t contain the product known as lean finely textured beef.
CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced that Ramona’s Mexican Food Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty Mexican foods, plans to implement Ross Enterprise to manage its growth, while helping to improve efficiency, reduce costs, facilitate compliance and mitigate risk.
Customers lined up Friday at retail stores across Washington to buy spirits for the first time outside state-run stores, and retailers highlighted their liquor deals with full-page newspaper ads, radio spots, banners and special events.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke says the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico.
More consumers report purchasing sandwiches away from home today vs. just two years ago due in large part to operators' innovative responses to consumer demands for lower prices, greater variety, fresher fare, flexible portions and healthier items.
An Iowa State University scientist found evidence that sick hens at farms owned by an Iowa egg producer were "almost certainly" laying eggs contaminated with salmonella months before one of the nation's largest outbreaks of food-borne illness came to light, newly released records show.
Hundreds of farmers are still struggling to remove sand and fill holes gouged by the Missouri River, which swelled with rain and snowmelt, overflowed its banks and damaged thousands of acres along its 2,341-mile route from Montana through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. The worst damage and the largest sand deposits were in Iowa and Nebraska.
A Wyoming company that processes horse meat for human consumption is considering opening a plant in western Missouri after cost considerations and local opposition stalled plans for another location in the state.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising consumers to avoid a specific whipping-cream product after routine sampling found that it hadn't been properly pasteurized.
A federal judge says an HIV discrimination case involving a boy who says he was refused admission to a boarding school connected with the Hershey candy company will stay in Philadelphia.
The effort to increase cage sizes for the 270 million laying hens in the U.S. is a compromise bill working its way through Congress supported by the Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers, the industry's largest advocacy group.