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Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by 1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight […]


Simply Cheetos are displayed in New York on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Candice Choi)

PepsiCo rebrands ‘Natural’ products with ‘Simply’

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word “Natural” in some of its products and instead is going with “Simply.” The company changed its “Simply Natural” line of Frito-Lay chips to […]


First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Subway joins first lady’s healthy eating effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has a new partner in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage them […]


A bottle of soda with caramel coloring.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

FDA says it is studying caramel coloring in soda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health […]


The nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read. The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the last 20 years, and […]


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Chicken plant reopens after cockroach cleanup

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Central California chicken processing plant has resumed operations after shutting down for two weeks to combat an infestation of cockroaches. Foster Farms in Livingston said Wednesday it had called its […]


Customers shop for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

States weighing labels on genetically altered food

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering requiring labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients, which account for two-thirds of the processed foods on American grocery shelves. Currently, only […]


Like Krispy Kreme? More stores coming to SoCal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Doughnut lovers rejoice. Krispy Kreme announced today that it will open 20 more shops across Southern California over the next seven years. “We are thrilled to be growing our business in […]


Super Bowl

Go For the Food: NJ options for Super Bowl foodies

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, take a breather. Crab dip and curly fries, sit this one out. For Super Bowl foodies, New Jersey offers a mash-up of delicacies representing just […]


This handout photo provided by Pizza Hut,  shows a hand-tossed pizza. (AP Photo/Pizza Hut-HO)

Pizza Hut to offer ‘by the slice’ amid competition

NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two test locations this week, as the chain looks to keep pace with trendy competitors offering […]


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Calif. chicken plant voluntarily closes after cleanup

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — A California chicken farm that was shut because of a cockroach infestation Wednesday says it’s “voluntarily and temporarily” suspending operations a day after calling employees back to work. Foster Farms said […]