| May 11, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Herb Lotman, a food industry entrepreneur who founded Keystone Foods and developed a mass-production system for making McDonald's frozen hamburgers, has died. He was 80.
Lotman died Thursday at a suburban Philadelphia hospital from complications of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Just as consumers make their preferences for cereal flavors or pizzas known with dollars, they can choose to patronize companies that they believe do good in the world. And companies are competing for consumer attention with labels calling out their...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Do you find yourself throwing milk, eggs and meat away because they're past the expiration date? You could be unnecessarily wasting good food.
According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again?
ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Consumers are interested in sustainable, humanely raised meats, but terms like organic, cage-free, and grass-fed can confuse. EN guides you through the meat labeling maze.
Grass-fed, organic, natural, free-range--such meat and poultry labeling terms...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
[This post has been updated, as explained below.]
The restaurant industry's opposition to a higher minimum wage is hardly a secret--it's one of the top issues on the lobbying agenda of the National Restaurant Assn., the chain restaurants' Washington...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:35 PM
In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Consumer goods maker Unilever said Thursday that it was selling its Ragu and Bertolli brands to Japanese sauce company Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion.
The deal includes two production facilities -- a tomato processing plant in Stockton and a sauce...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy Chicago-based packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, the latest shakeup in the food industry.
Hillshire said it will review...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, marking the latest shake-up in the food industry.
Hillshire, based in Chicago, said...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back.
Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue....