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  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names...

  • Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. County officials issued seven violations to Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan following a January inspection, Salt...

  • New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion. Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile....

  • WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk

    NEW YORK (AP) — WhiteWave Foods says it will remove an ingredient from Horizon milks and Silk beverages in response to customer feedback. Carrageenan, a seaweed extract that is used as a thickener and emulsifier, will be phased out from Horizon and Silk products over time, said Sara Loveday, a...

  • Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame and poke holes in the government's case Tuesday as they grilled a co-defendant, who is a key prosecution witness. The co-defendant, Samuel Lightsey, was a former manager of a...

  • New trail connects visitors to Virginia oysters

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Riding a wave of growth and popularity of the state's aquaculture, Virginia officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail to connect travelers to the state's oyster industry. The industry that dates to the founding of Jamestown in 1607 is enjoying...

  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.

  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday. Prosecutors alleged that the owners...

  • AP PHOTOS: Ecuador picks its best pork roaster

    RIOBAMBA, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of Ecuadoreans crowded into a city park Monday to watch experts decide an issue of overriding national importance — who makes the country's best roasted pork. It's among the Andean nation's most popular dishes, and dozens of cooks were in Riobamba for the...

  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged. No arrests will be made until Salt Lake...

  • Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beers

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Foam shoots from the lip of a freshly filled bottle of lager in the research brewery at John I. Haas. Virgil McDonald likes what he sees, "Ah yeah, look at that foam," says McDonald, the research brewer for the nation's largest hop supplier, which celebrated its 100th...

  • McDonald's confronts its junk food image

    NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley....

  • Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production...

  • Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday. South Jordan Cpl. Sam Winkler said a former employee told authorities the mixing of the...

  • Rival bidders aim to derail Chiquita-Fyffes deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — An investor group representing rival bidders is asking shareholders of Chiquita Brands to vote against the banana company's proposed combination with Irish produce distributor Fyffes. Cavendish Global said Friday it has filed preliminary documents to solicit Chiquita shareholder...



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