General Mills' fiscal second-quarter net income rose 2 percent, helped by lower expenses. But the Minneapolis company's performance fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Its stock declined more than 2 percent in Wednesday premarket trading.
Food and beverage companies are under increasing pressure to remove unfamiliar ingredients from their products as consumers go online to criticize the formulations of some products. Here are some recent examples of changes made to satisfy online demands.
A California wine collector has been convicted of fraud at a trial in New York. Rudy Kurniawan was expressionless as the verdict was rendered Wednesday. Prosecutors say Kurniawan put on a "magic show" to fool aficionados into thinking he had access to the world's rarest bottles of wine.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recommended that Tyson Foods pay a $147,000 fine because of several serious workplace violations, including one that led to a worker's hand being severed at the company's Hutchinson plant.
Will Gochujang spiced chicken stuffed with octopus be 2014's breakout "cronut" food mashup? Research marketing consultancy IMX has unveiled the first-ever top food picks of the top food pickers combined to yield the hottest new potential menu of 2014.
Ajinomoto, Japan's leading food additive and seasoning maker, and Toyo Suisan, which markets instant noodles under the "Maruchan" brand, plan to start marketing instant noodles under a new brand in India in fiscal 2016 and in Nigeria in fiscal 2015, they said.
A lawyer for ABC asked a circuit judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." Circuit Judge Cheryle Gering said she'll issue a written ruling at later date.
A federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that a California wine collector put on a "magic show" to fool aficionados into thinking he was selling the world's rarest bottles, but his defense lawyer insisted he never intended to defraud anyone.
A public hearing was scheduled on Tuesday night regarding South Korea-based Harim Group's proposal to convert the old Vlasic Pickle site, located in Dagsboro, Del., into a processing plant that produces both raw and cooked poultry products.
David Rains, of Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin, said Tuesday he has seven horses at its property for slaughter, but is still waiting for an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service before beginning work.
As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, food and beverage companies are learning that unfamiliar ingredients can invite criticism. Some manufacturers have reformulated products to remove mysterious components that could draw suspicion.
Seneca Foods has offered to buy Allens Inc., a vegetable canner that filed for bankruptcy protection in October, for about $148 million. Allens sells vegetables under the Allens, Princella, Freshlike and Royal Prince labels. Seneca processes canned fruits and vegetables.
Many consumers who buy organic products do not want synthetic antimicrobials or antioxidants added to their foods. A study in the Journal of Food Science showed that extracts from pecan shells may be effective at protecting meats, such as chicken from listeria growth.
A judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News' coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime." The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court.
Sanderson Farms said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed more than fourfold, benefiting from higher chicken prices and lower prices for feed ingredients. Its earnings missed Wall Street's view, but revenue beat analysts' expectations.
A California company suing Sunland Inc. for $1 million also is asking for a judgment against one of the top executives of the defunct peanut processor. Chocolate maker Swain Creations Inc. is accusing Sunland and CEO Jimmie Shearer of fraud, concealment and intentional misrepresentation.
Sophisticated sweets, savory yogurt and bolder burgers are just three of the inspirational food trends to watch for in 2014 as identified by Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute, a global network of highly-trained chefs, bakers and culinary professionals at Campbell Soup Company.
U.S. consumer prices stayed flat in November, held down by falling gas prices. Inflation remains low across the broader economy. Excluding volatile energy and food costs, core prices rose 0.2 percent in November from October and just 1.7 percent over the past 12 months.
A group led by Oregon grocery stores filed initial paperwork that could lead to a ballot measure asking voters whether to privatize liquor sales. The organization called Oregonians for Competition said it's filed five proposed initiatives and will select one with which to move forward.
A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the expanded recall Monday. There have no reports of illness from the recalled products.