Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota will vote on minimum wage initiatives in November, with activists on both sides of the issue claiming the proposals have a good chance of passing.
Skyland Foods has partnered with natural foods broker Tozzi & Associates to bring its certified organic Ibex Drinkable Yogurt to East Coast stores.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to expand its reporting on local and organic foods to adhere to a farm bill directive.
A UC Davis researcher wants honey to get the same recognition—and protection—as wine and olive oil.
Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are conducting a two-month test of same-day deliveries of insulated meat, dairy, and produce in the San Francisco area.
Gov. Jerry Brown says he will sign into law a bill imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, which would make California the first state to pass such a measure.
In unanimous agreement, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final order barring anticompetitive conduct among two Internet UPC barcode resellers for repeatedly inviting competitors to collude on raising prices charged for barcodes.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a plan that raises the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over several years with additional annual boosts tied to inflation, according to representatives and City Hall officials.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond, and other nut butters due to possible salmonella contamination.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comments on a proposal for a federal standard of identity for honey as required by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Rancho Feeding Corp.'s co-owners and two employees were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.
The Specialty Food Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from organizations interested in applying for a grant to aid in hunger relief or food recovery efforts. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 29.
Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine and former restaurant critic for The New York Times, published a strong critique of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its handling of food safety issues in an opinion column for The New York Times.
Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo was an internationally recognized chef, specialty food buyer, and marketing and sales consultant.
The Association has released a notice regarding hotel rates for the Winter Fancy Food Show, taking place January 11–13, 2015, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
A national effort to tax soda drinks will be launched by a Connecticut lawmaker in hopes to curb the consumption of sugary drinks that impact the rising obesity and diabetes rates.
Superfoods are not always what they seem.
Wawona Packing Co. is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in a statement on Monday.
San Diego's minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, after a vote of 6-to-3 from the City Council.
The recent Summer Fancy Food Show, held from June 29—July 1 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the largest in the show’s 60-year history, filling 361,000-square-feet of exhibit space with more than 1,400 US exhibitors and 1,291 from around the world.
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