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Over 100 food safety conference attendees left with possible food poisoning

Over 100 people have fallen ill from suspected food poisoning at a food safety conference in Baltimore, according to reports.

Yum! Brands 1Q Earnings Rise 18% On Increased Sales in China

Yum Brands posted a higher-than-expected profit on Tuesday for its first quarter earnings on the back of higher sales in China.

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White House threatens veto of farm bill that drops food stamps

The White House has threatened to veto a Republican-drafted farm bill, scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday, that expands the taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance program but omits food stamps for the poor.

Smithfield Pork

Smithfield sale won't harm U.S. food safety or security

The head of Smithfield Foods sought to reassure U.S. legislators on Wednesday that the deal to sell the Virginia ham maker to China's largest pork producer would not jeopardize the safety or security of the American food supply.

Yelp

Yelp Adds Food-Delivery Service Through its Platform

Popular review site Yelp is changing course a little bit and will be giving food-delivery giants Grubhub and Seamless a bit of extra competition.

Del Monte Foods attracts interest from Fresh Del Monte, Pinnacle

Pinnacle Foods and Fresh Del Monte are among the companies considering offers for Del Monte Foods' canned foods business, a deal that could be worth more than $1.5 billion, four people familiar with the process said on Tuesday.

M&S pins hopes on new ranges as sales keep falling

British retailer Marks & Spencer posted an eighth consecutive quarterly fall in underlying sales of clothing, piling pressure on management to deliver a swift turnaround when new ranges start hitting the shops later this month.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen Splits From Longtime Agent

Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has severed business relations with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launched her to celebrity chef stardom.

Sugar

India sugar imports set to stop after import duty hike

India, the world's top sugar consumer, is raising the import duty on the sweetener to 15 percent from 10 percent currently to discourage overseas buying amid a drop in local prices due to ample supplies, two government sources said.

Syrian crop risks threaten to worsen food shortages -UN

Four million Syrians, a fifth of the population, are unable to produce or buy enough food, and farmers are short of the seed and fertilisers they need to plant their next crop, the United Nations said on Friday.

Fluc: New Food Delivery Service in Menlo Park and Palo Alto

If you live or work in the Menlo Park and Palo Alto area then here's a heads up for you. There's a new food delivery service called Fluc in town that allows customers to pick and choose all their favorite foods and have them delivered for a small fee.

Long John Silver's Big Catch

Long John Silver Responds to CSPI 'Worst Meal in America' Report

Following reports by Center for Science in Public Interest's (CSPI) which labeled Long John Silver's Big Catch meal the "Worse Restaurant Meal in America," the company responded to the claim.

Pepsi can

Pepsi: Carcinogen Found in Popular Soda After Company Vowed to Remove it

The caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a significant amount of a carcinogen, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula, an environmental group said Wednesday according to a report.

Drop in natural food colouring price hits Chr. Hansen

Danish food ingredient maker Chr. Hansen missed third-quarter profit expectations and cut its sales forecast as volatile prices of a food colouring made from insects led customers to switch to synthetic alternatives made by rivals.

With eye on elections, India launches giant cheap food program

The Indian government launched a $22 billion welfare scheme on Wednesday to give cheap food to hundreds of millions of people, a centre-piece of the ruling Congress party's plan to win a third term in office in elections due by May 2014.

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