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  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics. The subpoenas were...

  • Slow start for open-market liquor license law

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The open market for Utah liquor licenses has been quiet since bars were allowed to start selling them directly to would-be business owners this month, the state liquor commission said Tuesday. Only one bar has announced its intention to sell a license since the law went...

  • McDonald's could be liable for labor practices

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at...

  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year,...

  • Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Dean is coming to dinner — and lunch, too. The sausage brand started by the late country singer of the same name has become a breakfast staple, with product offerings even including a pancake-and-sausage on a stick. Now the brand is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches...

  • Craft beer brewing grows in Livingston County

    HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Livingston County is becoming a hotbed for craft beer. The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1rgPlAx ) that Brewery Becker has opened in Brighton, Eternity Brewing Co. is under construction in Genoa Township and the Shark Club in Howell plans to...

  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, also said Monday that it's changing its corporate policies to...

  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have...

  • Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

    NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a...

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket...

  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less...

  • McNuggets pulled from sale in HK after meat scare

    HONG KONG (AP) — McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at...

  • Food fight: Cafeteria workers say kids don't want Michelle Obama's lunches, sales down in 49 states

    School cafeteria workers slapped as "offensive" the first lady's latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food.

  • Thank Prohibition for the craft beer boom

    Led by brewpubs and microbreweries, the number of U.S. breweries has doubled since 2007 to roughly 3,000, according to the Brewers Association, with hundreds more under construction.

  • Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

    NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis says the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort...



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