FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery , Beverage , Dairy , Prepared Foods and Meat sectors. Mars Chocolate Breaks Ground On Topeka Plant Guinness Debuts New Lager Kraft Cutting U.
(AP) — In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, a man looks at a motorcycle figure made of lobsters' shells created by Taiwanese food carving artist Huang Mingbo during his lecture in Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian province. (AP Photo) Mars Chocolate Breaks Ground On Topeka Plant Guinness Debuts New Lager Kraft Cutting U.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. is lowering coffee prices in the U.S. by about 6 percent, one week after J.M. Smucker Co. announced a similar reduction. Kraft said Tuesday that the price reduction covers its Maxwell House and Yuban brands and excludes Gevalia, Tassimo and the Maxwell House International line of specialty soluble beverages.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Guinness is about to dip its dark hued brew into the cold end of the booze pool. In fact, listening to the brew master for Dublin's most famous export (sorry, Bono) describe how to best taste the company's latest line goes down as smooth as shooting a pint of whiskey.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mars Chocolate North America formally broke ground Tuesday on a new candy factory south of Topeka, the first phase of a $250 million project expected to create about 200 permanent full-time jobs in northeast Kansas. The plant, which will produce M&Ms and Snickers candies, is the first new chocolate factory Mars has built in 35 years.
H.J. Heinz Co.'s profit for the fiscal first quarter fell 6 percent as the world's largest ketchup maker shuttered plants and slashed jobs. But, excluding these cost-cutting measures, results beat Wall Street estimates because of sales growth in emerging markets. Officials said the company's performance exceeded their expectations despite the fact that it faced tough economies in developed markets like the U.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shares in Heineken NV, the largest seller of beer in Europe, fell sharply on Wednesday after it warned of weak demand in developed markets and predicted full year earnings would be flat from a year ago after a drop in the first half. Heineken shares were down 12 percent at euro31.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Companies involved in employing foreign students who walked off their jobs in protest at a facility that serves the Hershey chocolate manufacturer on Friday developed a plan to send the students on a trip to see some of the United States' cultural and historical landmarks, but leaders of the protesting students rejected the idea flatly.
DENVER (AP) — An energy company executive's sip of fracking fluid at an industry conference this month has been called a demonstration by some and a stunt by others, but it's bringing attention to new recipes for hydraulic fracturing fluids that in the past have contained chemicals commonly used for antifreeze or bleaching hair.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia brewer Foster's Group Ltd., which is the target of a hostile takeover bid by SABMiller, on Tuesday posted an annual loss of 89 million Australian dollars ($93 million) as beer sales fell. The brewer also announced it would return AU$500 million to investors through a share buyback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kellogg Co. is asking a group working to defend Mayan culture to reconsider its logo, saying consumers can confuse it with Toucan Sam, the mascot of its Froot Loops cereal. An attorney for the world's largest cereal maker has sent a letter to the nonprofit Maya Archaeology Initiative saying Kellogg opposes the group's bid to trademark its logo.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York vintner has produced a 9/11 memorial wine that's been approved by the Sept. 11 memorial board. But critics say the wine's in poor taste. The Daily News ( http://nydn.us/oDikzt ) says Lieb Family Cellars of Mattituck will donate up to 10 percent from each sale to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
(AP) — A June 25, 2010 file photo shows boxes of Kellogg's Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, and Honey Smacks on the shelf of a Mt. Lebanon, Pa., grocery store. Kellogg Co. is asking Maya Archeology Initiative to reconsider its logo, saying consumers can confuse it with Toucan Sam, the mascot of its Froot Loops cereal.
VICTOR, N.Y. (AP) — Richard and Rob Sands took their father's little wine company on a two-decade buying binge, turning a regional purveyor of low-pedigree plonk into an alcoholic-drinks powerhouse with moderately priced wines, spirits and imported beers like Robert Mondavi, Svedka and Corona Extra.
BEIJING (AP) — Vinegar tainted with antifreeze is suspected of killing 11 people and sickening 120 after a communal Ramadan meal in China's far western region of Xinjiang. Investigators suspect the victims consumed vinegar that was put in two plastic barrels that had previously been used to store toxic antifreeze, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Beloit fire officials say an air compressor exploded at a Hormel Foods Corp. production facility, leading to a fire that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage. No injuries were reported. The fire department says the incident was reported Thursday about 3 p.m. Firefighters arrived to see smoke coming from the rear of the building and the food-processing plant being evacuated.
NEW YORK (AP) — A plan by New York City to combat obesity by restricting the purchase of sugary drinks with foods stamps would be too large and complex, federal officials said Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture rejected a waiver request that would have allowed the city to implement the plan, which would have barred food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy sodas, teas, sports drinks and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of papaya trees were chopped down on 10 acres of Big Island farmland under the cover of night last month. Hawaii County police said the destruction appeared to be done with a machete, but there are no leads and few clues beyond the tree stumps and all the fruit left to rot.
(AP) — In this May 18, 2006 photo, Burger King CEO John W. Chidsey, background center, watches as"The King" mascot of Burger King Corp., arrives at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Burger King's spooky "The King" mascot is retiring so the struggling burger chain can refocus its marketing to reach new customers.