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  • 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...

  • 2 Va. locations finalists for large craft brewery

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation's top 10 craft breweries is eyeing two Virginia locations for its East Coast operations. Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Co. confirmed Friday that Richmond and Norfolk are finalists for its East Coast facility. The other finalist is Columbus,...

  • Clarksville to vote on wine sales in stores

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voters in Clarksville will decide in November whether to allow wine to be sold in the city's supermarkets. Montgomery County Administrator of Elections Vickie Koelman told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1oAXBdy ) that enough signatures have been gathered and...

  • Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area. Amid roadblocks manned by troops and...

  • Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

    ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world's biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday it will also place two directors on Monster's board as part...

  • Manhattan Moment: A new layer of regulation would boost cost of onions but not safety

    A proposed federal food safety rule would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety.

  • Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

    GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) — When they arrive at the processing plant, the fish that have been cursed as a menace to American lakes and rivers are raked onto a conveyer belt, some of them still flopping. Brought by the boatload to this facility north of St. Louis, the Asian carp quickly meet a gruesome...

  • Study questions need for most people to cut salt

    A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists. Limiting salt is...

  • Joe Biden, President Obama fight over hamburgers

    Vice President Joe Biden reveals that he and the president can't agree on the best way to build a burger.

  • Chiquita gets buyout offer from Safra, Cutrale

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chiquita Brands has received a buyout offer worth about $611 million from investment firm Safra Group and the Brazilian agribusiness and juice company Cutrale Group. Safra and Cutrale are offering $13 per share, a 29 percent premium to Chiquita Brands International Inc.'s...

  • Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Russia was the 14th largest export market for Idaho agriculture as of last year, according to the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The nation retaliated Thursday for...

  • Ohio prisons may invite food service inspections

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is developing plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas, a corrections spokeswoman said Friday. Department of Rehabilitation and...



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