| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Great, more label reading, just what I wanted!
My dad was a big believer in the clean plate club. When I was little, my mom would make us a balanced meal, generally consisting of some meat, a veggie and a carb. My siblings and I were expected to eat...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies.
In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Back in 1960, Japan's Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War Two.
Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.
The epidemic of the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.
| Aug 4, 2014
A global food company headquartered in suburban Aurora is in trouble in China. Workers at OSI Group's Shanghai plant, which supplies McDonald's and other chains there, forged production dates in order to sell expired meat. A surprising element of the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Steven LaVoie had a vision for transforming freight traffic across the country and called it ArrowStream. Within months of forming the company, he hired technology expert Tony DeFrances to help him build his dream.
Fourteen years later, former...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten free" take effect on Friday — a "major milestone," says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders.
"The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease is...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
What a way to start the day!
My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Innâ€™s expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Scene: Monday afternoon, Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. A girl at a kiosk sells smartphone cases to no one in particular. A man sells plush dolls at a free-standing cart to no one in particular. Two teens walk out of Spencer Gifts, giggling. The food...
| Aug 1, 2014
By Erinn Hutkin
For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...