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Heinz, French’s Each Target the Other's Condiment Dominance

April 20, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although ketchup and mustard often accompany one another on hot dogs and hamburgers, Americans for decades have largely bought different brands of each condiment. 

Health Advocates, Agribusiness Spar Over Weed Killer

April 17, 2015 9:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The decades-long debate over the health risks of a popular weed killer took another turn last...

KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 16, 2015 9:33 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA...

FDA: ‘Medically Important’ Antibiotics Increase in Food Animals

April 13, 2015 2:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators said the use of important antibiotics in poultry, livestock and other farm...

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Why Everyone in the U.S. Will Feel California's Drought

April 10, 2015 1:49 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket.

Oregon Ballot Initiative Could Allow GMO Restrictions

April 10, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances. 

Number of People Sickened by Listeria Outbreak Grows

April 9, 2015 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three people in Texas who became ill, according to federal health authorities. 

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Photo of the Day: Bad News for Sabra

April 9, 2015 10:17 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

By all accounts Sabra Dipping Co., the leading hummus manufacturer in the United States, has been having a good year. However, today marks some bad news for the successful food manufacturer. 

Commodity Supplies Send Food Prices Sliding

April 7, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

United Nations officials estimated that global food prices are at their lowest levels in nearly five years, and commodities traders believe that trend isn't likely to wane anytime soon. 

Sam's Club Pulls all Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

April 6, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the country's largest retailers has decided to pull Blue Bell Ice Cream from its shelves as a precautionary measure after Blue Bell announced it was temporarily closing an Oklahoma production plant.

Blue Bell Recalls More Ice Cream Over Listeria

March 26, 2015 1:35 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

For the second time in a month, Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream has recalled products over concerns of listeria contamination.

USDA Develops New Poultry Vaccine, Incorporates New Testing Standard

March 25, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. Agriculture Department scientists recently announced a new vaccine to protect chickens against a pair of potentially fatal diseases. 

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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples as Safe

March 20, 2015 1:59 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Keith Ridler, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are "as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts."

Lawsuit Claims High Levels of Arsenic in Top-Selling Wines

March 20, 2015 1:13 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A proposed class action lawsuit was filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of arsenic. 

Whiskey Sales Soar, Lead Spirits Industry

March 18, 2015 3:02 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The founder and CEO of 2 Gingers, Kieran Folliard, discusses rising U.S. whiskey sales.

General Mills Completes Plan To Cut About 800 Jobs

March 18, 2015 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills said that the previously announced job cuts, which were mostly in the U.S., were part of a restructuring plan called Project Catalyst that was approved during its fiscal second quarter.

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Mac and Cheese

March 18, 2015 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

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Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Prompts Ice Cream Recall

March 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Health officials say three people have died after eating ice cream tainted with Listeria. Mark Albert explains the victims all ate the ice cream while they were patients at a Kansas hospital.

Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 11, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The powdered alcohol product, called Palcohol, has received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Intended to be mixed into drinks, the approval is an about-face from the bureau’s previous stance.

Dunkin' Donuts Dropping Chemical in Powdered Sugar

March 11, 2015 1:03 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Dunkin' Donuts is removing titanium dioxide from its dougnuts after being pressured by an activist group.

Colorado Powdered Alcohol Ban Stalls in Legislature

March 10, 2015 3:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Efforts to add Colorado to the list of states with restrictions on powdered alcohol ran aground in the state Legislature last week. 

Food Groups Call on Congress to Reject Fees in Obama Budget

March 9, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nearly 60 food production groups called on Congress to reject millions in proposed registration and inspection fees included in President Obama's latest budget.

Federal Report Identifies Sources of Recent Foodborne Illnesses

March 3, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators recently announced improved practices for identifying sources of foodborne illness. 

Water Plant Shut Down After Fuel Spill in Appomattox River

March 3, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Virginia American Water has shut down a treatment plant serving about 9,400 customers following a fuel spill in the Appomattox River.

California Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

Owner Behind Beef Recall Pleads Guilty to Processing Cancerous Cattle

February 19, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the centre of a massive recall has pleaded guilty to processing cattle with cancer for consumption.

4,300 Pounds of Pork Sausage Products Recalled

February 18, 2015 3:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say a business is recalling about 4,300 pounds of pork sausage products in Michigan due to mislabeling and an undeclared allergen.

Apples Modified to Resist Browning Receive Federal Approval

February 17, 2015 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Don't expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced.

Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ for Food

February 17, 2015 2:24 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.

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