Extending its push for stricter naming conventions on American-made foods, the European Union is now aiming for the meat market.
Following approval of the Farm Bill in February, members of the specialty food trade shared their reactions and thoughts on what the new law, expected to save about $16.6 billion over the next 10 years, means for the industry.
The specialty food trade again reports healthy sales growth, according to the “State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014” report, compiled by the Specialty Food Association and Mintel International. Dollar sales for retail and foodservice grew 18.4 percent, our annual report reveals.
Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation that would increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
A new program, N.C. Growing Together, will allow Lowes Foods to but fresh produce and meat directly from more than 100 small farms in North Carolina.
Supporters argue it's good for the industry and the consumer, but the EU’s proposal on restricting naming conventions for cheeses could result in consumer confusion and hardship among American cheesemakers.
Why to do it, and what it takes to be successful in the club markets.
The Specialty Food Association has announced acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel will host this year's sofi Awards, taking place during the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
If you are a producer of specialty foods or beverages, chances are you have faced product diversion, or will at some point.
Diversion—the practice in which merchandise intended for a particular distribution channel is shifted to be sold in another without the knowledge or permission of the primary vendor—is a growing concern for the specialty food trade. Diverting fosters financial unpredictability and potential brand-value erosion for manufacturers. ...
President Obama will direct the U.S. Labor Department to review overtime regulations that exempt many salaried workers from earning overtime wages.
USDA's AMS will hold a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board on April 29 - May 2.
The plastic additive has had a bad rap for years, but a new study shows Bisephenol A, or BPA, may not be as bad as previously believed.
Illinois soda drinkers may soon have to pay more for drinks if a bill for tax on sugary beverages makes it through the Legislature.
Changes proposed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act could have wide-ranging negative effects on the small businesses that drive the specialty food industry.
Recordings of the education sessions from the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show are now available for purchase through the Live Learning Center on specialtyfood.com.
Following last week’s approval of the farm bill, members of the specialty food trade shared their reactions and thoughts on what the new law, expected to save about $16.6 billion over the next 10 years, means for the industry.
If immigration reform focuses solely on enforcement, agriculture production would decrease, causing a sharp rise in food prices.
The White House is giving small businesses an extra year to comply with an Affordable Care Act rule requiring that they provide their workers with health coverage or pay a fine.
Scientists are reporting a precise new way for wineries, and their customers, to predict how long their sparkling wines will last.
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