ConAgra Foods Inc. says a lawsuit that claims its products aren't really kosher is without merit. The suit claims that ConAgra, based in Omaha, Neb., charges premium prices for Hebrew National meats, which it says aren't really 100 percent kosher.
A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports.
The Dairy Farmers of America said they "are pleased to see the White House use administrative authority to address an important component of the immigration debate. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the agriculture sector continues to face labor shortages and deeper changes are needed."
The Legislature's leading advocate of privatizing liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania gave up the fight Tuesday until lawmakers reconvene after their summer break, acknowledging that he lacks majority support in the House and does not want the issue to be a distraction from passage of a state budget.
The Senate has rejected Senator Dianne Feinstein's "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (S. 3239) to the farm bill. S. 3239 and H.R. 3798 would codify a deal between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States.
The mayor of Cambridge has proposed limiting the size of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages sold in city restaurants, saying she was inspired by a similar measure in New York City.
A Missouri pet food company owner indicted earlier this month in a federal fraud case has been found dead in an "apparent suicide."
The British Columbia Egg Marketing Board is using analytics to capture and analyze production data from 130 egg producers to ensure safety & availability of 816 million eggs produced in the province each year.
Mizkan Euro-Americas, a global condiment manufacturer, today announced the signing of an agreement to purchase a UK-based vinegar and sour pickle business from Premier Foods plc.
Peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies by Texas AgriLife Research.
Fishery managers are considering new regulatory alternatives for Atlantic bluefin tuna — majestic fish that can fetch thousands of dollars each — but New England fishermen fear the rules changes could result in smaller quotas for them.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. says that starting this month, all of the sour cream it serves will be made with dairy products from cows that have daily access to outdoor pastures, haven't been given hormones, and have a vegetarian diet.
Federal regulators have fined National Beef Packing Co. $32,500 as part of a consent agreement stemming from its practices with livestock sellers.
Two new scientific papers recently published in Nutrition Today and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest that Concord grapes may support healthy circulation to promote cardiovascular and cognitive health in certain populations.
The Paris-based maker of Activia yogurt and Evian bottled water blamed the "swift deterioration" in sales across southern Europe for what it expects to be a half-percentage-point drop in its core operating margin this year.
Four of every five dollars in the "farm bill" — roughly $80 billion a year — go for grocery bills for one of every seven Americans through food stamps. Republicans say Congress could cut the cost $2 billion a year by just closing a pair of loopholes that some states use to award benefits to people who otherwise might not qualify.
In villages near farming areas, several thousand paramilitary Civil Guards, regional and local police are even setting up checkpoints to sniff out not drugs or drunken drivers but stolen fruit or farming equipment, like copper wire used in irrigation systems.
Sen. Charles Schumer asked federal officials Monday to make it more affordable for public schools to serve Greek yogurt, saying it would expose more students to the high-protein food and boost an already-booming business in New York.
A spokeswoman for Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc. said Monday that the company "deeply regrets" the December accident where 28-year-old plant worker Daniel Callazo was killed after he was pulled into a machine he was cleaning.