A deadly Listeria outbreak linked to cheese manufactured by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese and sold in Whole Foods stores has swept through Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. At least one person has died as a result of the outbreak, and five reportedly have been sickened.
David Freedman's article "The Cure for Obesity: How Science Is Engineering Healthy Junk Food" will be published in The Ideas Issue of the Atlantic. On CBS This Morning, Freedman discusses the role of food giants in the obesity epidemic and how engineering healthy junk food may be a key component in curbing U.S. eating habits.
A new study from Boston's Children's Hospital suggests that foods with highly processed carbohydrates — foods like cookies, cakes and chips — can trigger strong cravings that can drive consumers to overeat. Researchers also noticed changes in the brain among subjects eating these foods, suggesting a response very similar to addiction.
Bolthouse Farms has long been known for its baby carrots and other bagged produce items, but at its new Innovation Center in Bakersfield, Calif., the company is ramping up its efforts to develop other fresh, nutritious products that will appeal to a growing consumer interest in healthy eating.
Despite consumer and industry trends indicating a renewed interest in healthy foods, some fast food restaurants are still helping consumers pack on the pounds. Good Morning America takes a bite into some of the unhealthiest items on fast food menus.
Stella & Chewy's began in an apartment kitchen on the Upper West Side of New York City and has now expanded to a large processing facility in Milwaukee, Wis. The company touts the pet food as being 95 percent meat, with added probiotics and vitamins. FOX Business takes viewers on a tour of this remarkable factory.
Walmart becomes the latest company to sever ties with celebrity chef and television host Paula Deen amid a racial controversy that has some consumers fuming. The controversy is just the latest setback for Deen, who was under fire last year after she revealed her diabetes diagnosis along with a lucrative contract with drug maker Novo Nordisk.
Though consumers may be unaware, much of the beef purchased in grocery stores has been mechanically tenderized — punctured with needles or blades. The USDA is proposing new labeling rules for mechanically tenderized meat after several recent food safety outbreaks have been associated with these products.
U.S. and Canadian authorities are working together on a project straight from a sci-fi novel. The sea lamprey are an invasive species capable of decimating native species from the Great Lakes. The international effort to kill off the lamprey has reduced the population by 90 percent, but officials are hoping to drive down the species' number even further.
This new robot by Lands Work demonstrates its ability to pick up and move very soft foods such as tofu. The robots use cameras to determine the orientation of tofu bricks on a conveyor and use the information to pick up and place the bricks into packaging.
The Wall Street Journal's Lunch Break covers the lucrative "just enough" food market. Food manufacturers are giving "from scratch" a little help as they manufacture products to compete for a lucrative market segment that is looking for home cooking but doesn't want all the work.
Consumer interest is growing for state-level bills requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While none of these bills has yet passed, a spate of new labeling initiatives has sprung up in states across the U.S. and could have an enormous impact on the food manufacturing industry.
Salma al Hajri and her aunt Aisha had a love of choclate, $13 and a dream. The duo paired up in 2009 to start Salma's Chocolates, the first chocolate business in Oman and have been making sweets — and steadily rising profits — ever since.
The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council discusses Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus, which it calls a "production-related disease," which does not present a threat to food safety. Karen Richter of the National Pork Board says the virus is new to the U.S., which is why vaccines aren't yet available.
The American Sugar Alliance is pushing back against food processors who lay the blame of rising food prices on U.S. sugar policy. The group claims food prices are rising while sugar prices remain relatively stable, suggesting that the real blame for price hikes should be placed elsewhere.
Wall Street Journal contributor and writer of "The Business" column, John Bussey, takes a look at the recent acquisition of Smithfield Foods by Chinese company Shuanghui International Holdings and suggests the deal should be viewed as an opportunity to expand U.S. holdings in China.
A woman in Willits, Calif., reportedly found a razor blade in her Burger King hamburger. The woman says she bit into her burger and discovered the blade, which she and authorities believe accidentally made its way into her sandwich at the Willits restaurant.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on both the public sector and private industry to reduce food waste. Vilsack discussed the USDA's efforts to reduce food waste through public education on industry labeling practices and food storage options.
In the midst of ever-growing concerns about food safety many of China's uppercrust are going to extremes to ensure the safety of the food products they buy as the government and food industry continue to fail in their efforts to secure a safe food supply for the country and its citizens.
The U.S. Treasury Department, which regulates beer, wine and spirits, has released a new statement saying alcohol makers may include serving size, calories, carbohydrates and other nutritional data traditionally reserved for other food and beverage items. For now, this information will be voluntary.