A woman convicted of fatally shooting two co-workers at a Philadelphia food plant has been formally sentenced to life in prison. Earlier this month, a judge found Yvonne Hiller guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other counts in the deaths of 47-year-old Tanya Wilson and 36-year-old LaTonya Brown.
The maker of Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts and Eggo waffles says that it formed a joint venture to sell its cereals and snacks in the country as early as next year. The breakfast giant says the deal will tap the infrastructure and local expertise of Wilmar International, a Singapore-based agribusiness, to expand its presence in China.
The 28th Natural Products Expo East was held at the Baltimore Convention Center, September 19 - 22, 2012 in Baltimore, Md., where a number of food companies received awards for packaging, food and innovation.
Wal-Mart plans to open retail outlets in India in the next 12 to 18 months, the company said Friday, making it the first multinational to jump on the government's decision to open the country's huge retail market to foreign players. Raj Jain, the managing director of Bharti Wal-Mart confirmed by email that Wal-Mart plans to open stores that serve consumers over the next 18 months, but declined to say how many.
The Hillshire Brands Co. said Friday that it plans to stop buying pork from suppliers that use confining pens for pregnant sows. It joins a growing list of companies that are phasing out their ties to gestation stalls. Critics say are inhumane because they keep sows so tightly confined that they can spend most of their lives and multiple pregnancies with too little space to turn around or even sleep on their sides.
Authorities say a thriving black market in the country's northeastern region is to blame for lacing vodka and rum with methanol to stretch volume and increase profit margins. More than two dozen people have been arrested and police have seized thousands of liters of tainted and suspicious alcohol.
Food manufacturers in Georgia may be dodging a first-of-its-kind law requiring that they inform state food inspectors when their products test positive for contamination, according to an audit of the state's food inspection service. An audit released this summer offers a combination of anecdotal and statistical evidence suggesting the so-called "red flag law" was not strictly followed after it was implemented in 2010.
A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages interacts with genes that affect weight, amplifying a person's risk of obesity beyond what it would be from heredity alone.
Czech people continue their centuries old tradition of home distilled spirits that remains the only option to legally obtain hard liquors after sales and exports were banned following a wave of methanol poisoning that has killed at least 23 people.
Farm Aid is synonymous with star-studded rock concerts, like the one expected to draw 30,000 people to southeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday. But the real work of the organization happens mostly behind the scenes across rural America every day.
"Food Elitist or Food Realist? Consumers are picking sides in the food culture war." That's how Bill Melnick, Director of Strategic Planning for SAI Marketing, Inc. describes how food has become a class marker of the highly-educated, upper-middle class consumer.
So-called soft serve fruit is having a moment, recently becoming a darling of the mommy blog set, showing up on ABC's "Good Morning America," inspiring a new countertop kitchen appliance, even spawning a product line and small chain of shops, the New York City-based Soft Serve Fruit Co.
Two analysts raised their forecasts for ConAgra Foods Inc. on Friday, citing the company's strong fiscal first-quarter performance and easing commodity costs. For the year, ConAgra said it now expects adjusted earnings of $2.03 to $2.06 per share, up from its previous forecast of $1.95 to $1.99 per share.
ConAgra Foods shareholders will gather in Omaha on Friday afternoon to hear an update on the company's performance and ask top executives questions. Investors should be in a good mood after the quarterly earnings report ConAgra released Thursday.
A study by French researchers claiming ill effects on laboratory rats fed genetically modified corn and given water spiked with herbicide has been rejected by American scientists who questioned the motives and methods of the authors. U.S. scientists claim that the intention of the study was to "negatively influence public opinion" regarding GMOs.
This Sept. 18, 2012 photo released by the Family Reach Foundation shows actor Matt Damon, right, and Chef Ming Tsai participating in "Cooking Live With Chef Ming Tsai and Friends" to benefit the Family Reach Foundation and its mission to help families fighting pediatric cancer in New York.
Sanderson Farms Inc. has sued a union, claiming its union representatives filed meritless complaints with federal agencies and made slanderous statements to news organizations. The union filed documents Wednesday to have the case moved to federal court in Mississippi.
Doritos is upping the prize for its annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest, bringing in Michael Bay, a big name movie director who is no stranger to crashes himself. The Frito Lay snack chip brand's seventh annual contest allows viewers to submit their own Doritos commercials. Fans vote on their favorites to appear during the big game.
ConAgra Foods Inc. said Thursday that its profit more than doubled in the fiscal first quarter as it added to its roster of brands and benefited from one-time investment gains. The Omaha, Neb.-based maker of Banquet, Chef Boyardee and Marie Callender's raised its dividend and earnings outlook for the year, sending its shares up more than 6 percent.
The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor update released Thursday showed that recent rainfall benefited parts of the Corn Belt, coming too late to help already damaged corn crops but still likely to plump up maturing soybeans in the fields. The report shows about one-fifth of the contiguous U.S. remains in the two worst categories of drought — extreme and exceptional.