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Turkey Warning Labels: ‘Alcohol Is Not Your Friend’

August 13, 2013 9:35 am

Bottles and cans of alcohol sold in Turkey must soon bear warnings similar to those on cigarette packages, including the phrase "Alcohol is not your friend." The new regulations about the labels result from a law passed in May that restricts the sale and advertising of alcohol.


Company Halts Salad Mix Production After Cyclospora Outbreak

August 13, 2013 9:33 am

Salinas, California-based Taylor Farms said its Mexican branch voluntarily suspended production of salad mix that's been linked to the outbreak of a stomach bug in Iowa and Nebraska. It will not resume production without approval from the FDA.


Last Dry SD Reservation Voting on Alcohol Sales

August 13, 2013 9:26 am | by CARSON WALKER,Associated Press

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are voting all day Tuesday on whether to give up the fight against bootlegging by allowing alcohol to be sold on the reservation — the last place in the South Dakota's American Indian territory where it's not allowed.


Photo of the Day: Reservation Debates Alcohol Sales

August 13, 2013 9:22 am

Besides agreement on the scourge of alcohol on the Lakota people, opponents and supporters of the legalization would like to put out of business the current main suppliers of booze, four stores two miles south of Pine Ridge in Whiteclay, Neb., that sell millions of cans of beer a year.

Consumer Trends: Consumers Confused About Sugar Facts

August 12, 2013 1:00 pm

Americans' consumption of sugar has decreased by 35 percent in the past 42 years, according to the USDA, but the results of a recent poll show that most parents believe just the opposite. According to a poll, 75 percent of parents said they believe sugar consumption has increased in some way.


CEO to Take Dole Food Private

August 12, 2013 12:33 pm

Dole Food said its CEO will take it private, in a deal that values the company at approximately $1.21 billion. Dole shareholders will receive $13.50 per share, a sweetened bid for the fresh fruits and vegetable business, up from the $12 per share Chairman and CEO David Murdock offered in June.


Fallout Follows Rejection of Herring Protection

August 12, 2013 12:31 pm | by JAY LINDSAY,Associated Press

Last month, federal regulators at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rejected a measure that would have required independent catch observers aboard every trip taken by mid-water trawlers, which can scoop herring out of sea hundreds of thousands of pounds at a time.


Judge Rejects Suit Against Milk-Freshness Rule

August 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Montana District Judge Mike Menahan has rejected a lawsuit filed by California food distributor Core-Mark International that tried again to abolish the rule requiring that milk sold in Montana to be stamped with a "sell-by" date of 12 days after pasteurization.


NY Company Recalls 12K Pounds of Veal

August 12, 2013 12:26 pm

More than 12,000 pounds of boneless veal products distributed to wholesalers in New York and California have been recalled. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that United Processing LLC recalled the 12,600 pounds of veal products Friday.


Campbell Negotiating to Sell European Business

August 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Campbell Soup says it is in final negotiations to sell its European business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. The proposed sale includes the company's soups, sauces and other products sold under a variety of names in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Sweden.


Daily Sound Bite: Tyson Shuns Growth Drug Zilmax

August 12, 2013 11:38 am

In a letter sent to producers on Wednesday, cattle giant Tyson Foods announced it will no longer buy cattle that have been fed the growth-inducing drug Zilmax, produced by Merck. Industry experts fear the decision will cause the availability of beef to dwindle and inflate beef prices.


WhiteWave Foods Lifts Profit Forecast

August 12, 2013 10:01 am

WhiteWave Foods Co., which makes Horizon Organic milk and Silk beverages, slightly raised its earnings per share guidance for the year on Friday. The company, which was spun off by Dean Foods last year, expects to earn between 69 cents per share to 72 cents per share.


Tyson to Stop Buying Cattle Fed Merck Supplement

August 12, 2013 9:59 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN,Associated Press

Tyson Foods Inc. will no longer buy animals fed a supplement designed to bulk them up before slaughter, saying the drug may be causing cattle to become lame. The decision has raised concerns from industry experts that less beef will be available, which would drive up consumer prices.


Monster Stock Hits 52-Week High After 2Q Results

August 12, 2013 9:56 am

Monster stock on Friday rose $1.49, or 2 percent, to $64.96 after hitting a 52-week high of $66.12. Monster earlier this year hit back at a lawsuit by the family of a teenage girl who died after drinking two large cans of the company's drinks.


Judge Denies Credit Request for SD Beef Plant

August 12, 2013 9:52 am

A bankruptcy judge has denied a South Dakota beef packing plant's request to obtain secured credit and has scheduled a final hearing in two weeks. The judge also will wait to rule on whether Northern Beef can hire an investment banking firm to pursue a sale of the Aberdeen plant.


Pinnacle Foods Buying Wish-Bone for $580M

August 12, 2013 9:50 am

Pinnacle Foods, based in Parsippany, N.J., is buying Wish-Bone salad dressings from Unilever for $580 million. Combined annual sales, which include the liquid and dry-mix salad dressings under the Wish-Bone and Western brands, total about $190 million.


Photo of the Day: An Apple Stack a Day

August 12, 2013 9:47 am

The apple stack cake is a favorite Appalachian recipe and is served at Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, N.C. The Asheville area has been named a top food destination and is home to many Blue Ridge Mountain traditions and regional food adventures.

Consumer Trends: U.S Wine Industry Growth is Sparkling

August 9, 2013 1:00 pm

Imported sparkling wines continued to gain momentum in 2012 and ongoing growth is expected in 2013. With a 6.4 percent volume increase in 2012, imported sparkling wines outpaced domestic sparkler growth (3.7 percent), according to a new report.


N.D. Gov.: New Food Processing Plant Completed

August 9, 2013 12:37 pm

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says work has been completed on a $30 million food processing plant in Minot. Dalrymple says the United Pulse Trading facility is expected to hire 45 people, bringing the company's total North Dakota employment to 100 workers.


French Farmers Smash Eggs to Protest Animal Welfare Rules

August 9, 2013 12:35 pm

French farmers are threatening to amplify a protest over low egg prices by smashing thousands of eggs on the streets and squares of France's main poultry producing region of Brittany after new hen house regulations have eaten into farm profits.



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