Food manufacturing

FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2009, file photo, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Indra Nooyi speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the S&P 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and held the top job for 12. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 4:44 pm
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi, who was born in India, is a rarity on Wall Street as a woman and a minority leading a Fortune 500 company. She oversaw...
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This undated photo provided by the J.R. Simplot Company shows a sign outside the J.R. Simplot Company in Boise. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. The company on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, announced the agreement with DowDuPont Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology. (J.R. Simplot Company via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 1:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. Simplot Company on...
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FILE - This Dec. 29, 2009 file photo shows a Big Mac hamburger at a McDonald's restaurant in North Huntingdon, Pa. The fast food restaurant is celebrating the sandwich's 50th anniversary in 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it isn't changing the makings of its most famous burger. The company is celebrating the 1968 national launch of the double-decker sandwich whose ingredients of "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce,...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:29 am
United Natural Foods is buying Supervalu for $1.26 billion, creating a grocery food wholesaler with a diverse customer base. United Natural Foods of Providence, Rhode Island, said Thursday it's paying $32.50 per share in cash, or a premium of 67 percent, for each share of Supervalu Inc. Including...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that food produced by a series of new biotechnology breeding techniques should be considered genetically modified organisms, thus falling under the EU's strict regulations of the products. The ruling, which will see the foods face...
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A Kitkat chocolate snack is photographed Wednesday July 25, 2018, in Rugby, England, after the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that the four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar is not distinctive enough to be trademarked. KitKat maker Nestle, has been trying since 2002 to establish a European trademark for the snack. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
July 25, 2018 - 11:46 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — KitKat is not getting its break. The maker of the chocolate bar has for 16 years tried to trademark its four-finger shape in the European Union, arguing it is a distinctive feature that deserves protection. Like Toblerone's pyramid blocks, which are trademarked. But a...
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July 25, 2018 - 5:34 am
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a company that makes candies such as Necco wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands to another confection manufacturer...
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Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar crackers are on display at a supermarket in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar is one of four varieties of Goldfish Crackers Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 24, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. The company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers notified it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be...
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July 22, 2018 - 5:39 pm
Mondelez Global says it's voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The Hanover, New Jersey-based company says it's recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its...
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In this July 18, 2018 photo, soybean farmer Michael Petefish poses in his soybean field at his farm near Claremont in southern Minnesota. American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war escalates, hoping the two countries work out their differences before the full impact of China's retaliatory tariffs hits American soybean and pork producers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. The longer the Trump administration's tariffs remain in place, the more China's retaliatory...
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