The tiny California olive industry says European olive oil filling U.S. shelves often is mislabeled and lower grade. They're pushing the federal government to give more scrutiny to imported varieties. Stricter standards might help American producers grab more market share from the dominant Europeans.
The tiny California olive industry is pushing the federal government to give more scrutiny to imported varieties. One congressman-farmer even goes so far as suggesting labels on imported oil say "extra rancid" rather than "extra virgin."
A new report defines and segments the processed seafood and seafood processing equipment market with analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for the market with an analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges.
OSHA has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $86,900. "This company consistently failed to protect its workers and implement basic safety requirements," said Bill Wilkerson, OSHA's area director in Cincinnati.
Roth Farms Inc. is recalling its bunched curly parsley products that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of salmonella in some product samples.
KIND has filed a lawsuit against Clif Bar in federal court seeking to prevent Clif from releasing its Clif MOJO snack bars in packaging that KIND says mimics the distinctive packaging of KIND bars. KIND says the new MOJO packaging copies several key elements of KIND’s trade dress.
Happy or sad, up or down, there’s a plethora of media in the world that tells us our moods often dictate the foods we choose to eat. More recent studies, though, have shown that negative and positive moods may actually lead to preferences for different kinds of foods.
J.M. Smucker is facing intensify peanut butter competition and that consumers are starting to shy away from artificially sweetened fruit spreads. The Orrville, Ohio company cut its outlook for fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings per share to a range of $5.55 to $5.60.
Many businesses survive longer under female ownership, according to research by Michele Williams, assistant professor of organizational behavior in the ILR School, and Arturs Kalnins, associate professor of strategy at the School of Hotel Administration.
California is in the midst of its worst drought in more than 100 years. Obama will meet with farmers in the Fresno area, where he'll announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid, including $100 million in the farm bill he signed into law last week for programs that cover the loss of livestock.
Campbell Soup reported that its second-quarter profit and revenue came in above Wall Street expectations, helped by the later Thanksgiving. The company said sales for its U.S. Simple Meals division rose 7 percent, lifted by higher volumes and prices and the acquisition of Plum Organics.
Kraft Foods said cost cutting and one-time gains helped boost its quarterly profit, but its sales just missed Wall Street expectations. The maker of Oscar Mayer meats and Jell-O pudding said its core revenue rose 3.2 percent, as higher volumes offset reduced prices.
Military scientists are developing pizza to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas.
They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat. Researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are closing in on a recipe that doesn't require any refrigeration or freezing.
Breakfast might be the most versatile meal, according to the information from the American Egg Board. The first Incredible Breakfast Trend of 2014 is Breakfast Influencers, which keys in on three influences inspiring culinary excellence in the morning meal.
Scientists say using foods as medicine in large-scale clinical trials is very challenging. Food scientist Yael Vodovotz has developed novel black raspberry-based functional foods that can withstand the rigors of a large-scale cancer prevention trial.
California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a new proposal. SB1000 would require the warning on the front of all beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces.
Weeks after learning he was going to lose his job as South Dakota's Tourism and State Development secretary, Richard Benda was using his state position to help secure his future in the private sector, according to a state audit released Thursday.
A lower tax expense helped Molson Coors Brewing Co.'s fourth-quarter net income more than double, but earnings fell short of Wall Street's expectations. The beer maker also said Thursday that it is raising its dividend 16 percent, or 5 cents, to 37 cents.
To abide by Russian law, beer is not sold inside any venue at the Sochi Games. It's readily available at concession stands in Olympic Park, at restaurants and bars and at various national team houses in the area — just not to the general public where the games and races take place.