| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:34 AM
McDonald's and Yum! Brands, the company behind Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, apologized to customers Monday after footage from a Chinese TV station alleged workers at a Shanghai supplier for some of the two companies' Asian outlets used expired meat and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:08 AM
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
At the center is Aurora-based meat supplier OSI Group, which supplies...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory Inc. said on Tuesday that food industry executive Tim Hassett is set to become the president of its North America business at the end of the month.
Hassett, 50, spent the last decade at Campbell Soup Co., most recently as...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Angelo Pellegrini didn't need to read books or take a class to learn how to make wine or pasta or grow herbs. Without being aware of it, he'd absorbed all that from his family his whole life. Some of us, though, could use some instruction, whether from...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly-line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets.
Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:28 PM
A federal law requiring meatpackers and processors to list where livestock was born, raised and slaughtered survived another legal challenge from the meat industry.
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the labeling law did not...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Patrick Kane is in good company in Gatorade’s new commercial for Gatorade Recover protein bars.
The Blackhawks star is joined by the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and Washington National’s Bryce Harper in...