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Bloggers petition Kraft to cut dye from mac & cheese

Two food bloggers petition Kraft to take the yellow dye out of its popular product.


Flowers Foods set to buy Wonder bread: source

Wonder Bread

Flowers Foods Inc (FLO.N) is set to buy Hostess Brands Inc's HTBRS.UL bread brands including Wonder bread for $360 million, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, giving the No. 2 U.S. baking company a bigger slice of the fast-consolidating bread business.


British shoppers may pay high price from horsemeat scandal

For Britons worried last week's beef lasagne was in fact a helping of horse, peace of mind that such a meal will never reach dining tables again may come at a price.


Nestle finds horse meat in beef pasta meals

Nestle SA has withdrawn beef pasta meals from sale in Italy and Spain after tests found horse DNA. Horse meat has found its way into ready-to-eat meals sold across Europe in a meat mislabeling scandal that has shaken the food industry.


Campbell closing plants as soup consumption falls

Campbell Soup Co. is closing two US plants and cutting more than 700 jobs as it looks to trim costs amid declining canned soup consumption. The world's largest soup maker said Thursday that it will close a plant in Sacramento, Calif., that has about 700 full-time workers.

Senh: Oh no. Not Sacramento!


Organic foods fight back against threat from study

Organic Food

Thanks to new research released this week by Stanford University, consumers now know that all of those sweet, red pieces of fruit – no matter how naturally or conventionally they were grown, and no matter how they are labeled – carry the exact same nutritional value. Forget: "Paper or plastic?" The question now: Will this revelation take a bite out of the $31 billion organic food industry?


Jaw-Dropping Corruption: America's 47 Million Hungry Mouths Are Just Another Corporate Cash Cow

A unique, hard-hitting report just completed by a California attorney exposes a largely unknown federal food-stamp racket involving large grocery retailers, food manufacturing giants and other private players, including the Federal Reserve and JPMorganChase, which combine to channel food stamp spending into a gravy train for the heavy hitters in the food industry.


Legal beef: Sara Lee, Kraft escalate wiener war

The nation's two largest hot dog makers are taking their legal beefs Monday to federal court in Chicago, where a judge will determine whether Oscar Mayer or Ball Park franks broke false-advertising laws in their efforts to become top dog.


Subway tops list of best franchises for 2010

Subway grabs the No. 1 spot, but this year's Franchise 500® is a big one for sandwiches across the board.


McDonald's to open 1,000 stores

McDonald's to open 1,000 stores

Fast-food group McDonald's says it is to spend $2.1bn on opening new restaurants and upgrading existing outlets.


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