| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites, following a request from Shanghai authorities after the latest food safety scare. Shanghai's Municipal Food and Drug...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages.
The tit for tat trade restrictions - a response to U.S. and EU...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:19 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...
| 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 5, 2014
Amid the economic doldrums of recent times, the fast-food industry has been one of the biggest job creators. So far this year, it has added employment at a 4 percent rate, which stands to make this the third straight year at that pace. If only the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins.
Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
| 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 11, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Jelly Belly brand jelly beans will soon no longer be made at the North Chicago factory where they've been produced since 1978.
The company said Monday that 70 jobs will be eliminated as it moves production of all Jelly Belly brand candy products to its...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:30 PM
When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label.
But what about those "natural"...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Laura asks the same question I've been wondering myself: Which companies are using pink slime again?
For the uninitiated, pink slime, a.k.a. "lean, finely textured beef," is a mixture of the parts of the cow that everyone else doesn't want and chemicals...