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  • 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...

  • Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian diners won't be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States — the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West. Although the U.S., Canada and the European Union together will take...

  • Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia. In choosing to make an economic move, President Vladimir Putin signaled he isn't...

  • Wis. dairy farm ordered to pay $300K

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $300,000 judgment on Tuesday against a Clark County dairy producer that allegedly discharged water pollutants in excess of its permit. Grassland Dairy Products Inc. operates its business...

  • Anheuser-Busch to import Montejo from Mexico

    Hoping to tap the fast-growing Hispanic market, Anheuser-Busch is importing its first Mexican lager to the U.S. The subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, said Wednesday that starting next month it will sell Montejo lager in bars, restaurants and...

  • Attorneys to receive $4.75M in Red Bull class action settlement

    FOLEY SQUARE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Red Bull has agreed to a $13 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that came about from its allegedly false advertising of Red Bull having more benefits than coffee. Benjamin Careathers, David Wolf and Miguel Almaraz sued Red Bull North America...

  • Quaker Oats agrees to reformulate products in transfats settlement

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Quaker Oats Co. has agreed to a $1.4 million settlement in a class action lawsuit claiming it mislabeled its products as transfats free when they weren’t. The Quaker Oats Co.’s products were allegedly labeled as having zero transfats,...

  • Class action says Whole Foods falsely marketed sugar content of Greek yogurt

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after class members claim its 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt was falsely marketed at having only two grams of sugar per serving when it actually contained six times the labeled amount. Tracey...

  • 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.



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