Food manufacturing

April 12, 2017 - 5:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors has been delayed by at least six months, halting an initiative rolled out in the final days of Barack Obama's administration. The rule was first...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:09 pm
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years. The Norco Fire Company in North Coventry Township says on its Facebook page the annual children's event won't be held this year...
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April 09, 2017 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oreo cookie maker Mondelez is thinking about replacing longtime CEO Irene Rosenfeld, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report says Mondelez's board has discussed possible replacements for Rosenfeld, who is also chair of the company, and hired a recruiting firm to...
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Tom Cat Bakery employees and their supporters rally against President Donald Trump's immigration policies outside Trump Tower in New York Saturday, April 8, 2017. Thirty-one of the bakery's employees will be fired and could be deported if they cannot prove by April 21, 2017 that they're working in the country legally. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)
April 08, 2017 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Workers at a famed New York bakery who face a deadline to produce immigration papers are instead defying the government in public — at President Donald Trump's Manhattan home. The 31 employees of the Tom Cat Bakery will be fired and could be deported if they cannot prove by April 21...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2010, file photo, an employee passes an order to a customer at a Panera Bread store in Brookline, Mass. Panera is being acquired by Europe’s JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion. JAB is better known for the growing stable of brands it owns, including a controlling stake in Peet’s Coffee & Tea, most of Caribou Coffee Co., Stumptown Coffee and Keurig Green Mountain. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 05, 2017 - 6:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Panera is being acquired by Europe's JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal made in North America in at least decades. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet'...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2010, file photo, an employee passes an order to a customer at a Panera Bread store in Brookline, Mass. Panera is being acquired by Europe’s JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion. JAB is better known for the growing stable of brands it owns, including a controlling stake in Peet’s Coffee & Tea, most of Caribou Coffee Co., Stumptown Coffee and Keurig Green Mountain. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 05, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Panera is being acquired by Europe's JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal made in North America in at least decades. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet'...
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April 05, 2017 - 4:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to head the powerful Food and Drug Administration is set to appear before a Senate committee to answer questions about his extensive financial ties to medical companies he could wind up regulating. Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a physician-turned-health...
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April 05, 2017 - 4:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration goes before a Senate committee to answer questions about his extensive financial ties to medical companies he could wind up regulating. Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a physician-turned-health consultant who's...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 17, 2017, a vendor takes stock of imported food at a mall in Beijing, China. China's trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports - including such low-risk items as wine and chocolate - that Washington and Europe say could disrupt billions of dollars in commerce. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 20, 2017 - 2:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items as wine and chocolate — that Washington and Europe...
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March 19, 2017 - 7:57 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers are thinking about a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most valuable spice. University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to...
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